CCDL Inc Meeting minutes September 9, 2009
19:08 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance
Introductions – New members, existing members.
Descriptions of placards and cards for distribution
Executive membership forms
Voting (those present can vote)
Bylaws (not posted online)
19:13 Reading of the presidents report (Scott)
Placards distributed to various places (Hoffmans, Outpost, etc)
Radio interview on the web-site
New Haven register interview (Sunday 13th paper)
Working with individuals to extend reach to legislators (S Loban)
19:15 MTA Susan/Nick
19:16 VP – no VP currently
19:17 Secretary (Robert) reading of last months minutes
19:26 MTA Susan/Justin – Unanimous
19:27 Registered Agent (Susan)
Logo registration in the works.
19:28 Treasurers report (Jay)
Spreadsheet is available from Jay
Spent $500 on Tee shirts, sold 10
Spent $244 (including $80 for deposit)
Incoming $369 ($145 raffle, $124 donation)
$550 at the end of the night (rent/reimbursements) plus any donations.
Shirts, Hats, and embroidered polo shirts in the works.
19:31 MTA Nick/Susan Unanimous
Marketing report Scott on behalf of Lenny
2nd order for business cards placed
Contacts need to be relayed to Lenny Who/where/when
Wear CCDL tees shirts. Engage the owner and sales staff.
Receipt to Jay for cards ordered
19:34 MTA Justin/Susan
Judy discussed perhaps some sort of discount arrangements at gun shops.
Hoffmans, Newington Gun Exchange, Steve Hoffman now a member.
S. Loban discussed the adding of reciprocal links on the web page to supporting companies (manufacturers, National shooting sports federation and others)
Post picnic – great day for all
Open carry position
Gun related matters discussion (10 mins or less)
Susan - look into cards @ shops/ranges/clubs legal clinic
Get a list of 2A supportive lawyers (in case of emergency)
Atty Fishbein (represented Blue Trail)
Serge Mihaly (Valley/Seymour)
Martha Dean (represented Metacon club in US 2nd circuit court of appeals, ran as A/G)
Rachel Baird (Goldberg)
Write some laws, (age from 21 to 18, no permit required for O/C)
Pro-gun proposals Dan
Tea parties, Town halls
Bob Crook – Most experienced lobbyist, hook and bullet magazine, recognizable, credible lobbyist in Hartford. Bob is in his 70’s was in the army, lobbyist for 30 years.
Neil @ Brooklyn Trading Post (Dan to leave a placard and cards next visit)
19:58 10 minute break called.
20:20 Back to order
Scott mentioned that the cake was great (of special notice to Lenny)
Next month nominations for board of directors
Distribute placards and cards to various companies
Mail to Lenny for each placement to go into the spreadsheet (receptivity, etc)
Libertystickers.com for bumper stickers if needed.
PDF documents on the website for self-printing.
New Business suspended for webmaster report
Virginia Webmaster report (Scott)
Mid August was active on the site
Radio interview posting
17 new joins
536 unique visits 94% from favorites
Links from other pages (opencarry, bersatalk, etc)
Article not related to CCDL needs a home (other reading, drop-down menus)
Selling articles on the web site
Group email distro list.
20:29 MTA Susan/Andy Unanimous
New Business continued.
Voting in of the bylaws
MTA Accept absentee Ballots Susan/Nick
Cheryl from Stratford will bring goodies next meeting in Susan’s absence
Jay proposed Open carry support clause
20:35 MT Support Jay/Justin
20:40 Reworded Jay/Justin
20:41 Reworded Jay/Justin
20:42 MTTable Dan/Kevin for discussion on CT section of OCDO, Susan, Jay, Scott, Lenny, Robert, Nick etc all to participate.
20:45 Susan – Radio first interview, job well done, applause
Scott keeping in touch with the interviewer in case the opportunity arises again, the interviewer is anti-hunting.
20:47 Justin discussed the bylaws
Based on U. Kansas College Republicans (7 months of debate)
Ready to go, vehicle to put us out there
Engage people and take on legislature
Justin commended for all his work
Lenny commended for his work on the picnic
20:49 Motion to vote to accept the bylaws as written Justin/Susan - UNANIMOUS!!!
CCDL Fundraiser idea for members, spaghetti dinner during meeting
Decembers meeting 3rd hour paid for by Scott for dinner portion
20:53 Scott CCDL application form for executive membership (modeled on VCDL)
Ken – Spaghetti dinner Gun shops raffle donated items as fundraiser.
20:56 MT Close, Scott/Ken Done. (call for donations)