CCDL Inc Meeting minutes November 10, 2009
19:02 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance
(Removed from the minutes for online publishing)
19:03 Introductions – New member Chris from Wethersfield, Existing members.
19:04 Elections for officer positions, speeches (officiated by Justin O’Neal)
Scott President Voting Elected
Lenny Vice President Voting Elected
Jay Treasurer Voting Elected
Justin Secretary Voting Elected
19:11 Reading of the presidents report (Scott)
Cards distributed to several gun shops
Spoke at network for change meeting Rocky Hill
Ye Connecticut Gun Guild show for National 2nd amendment march information
Updated webmaster with info
Declaratory ruling sent to DPS regarding fees on applications and extra info
Treasurers report $783, in>$1,000, spent less than that, Balance $1090
No Registered Agent report
19:13 Webmasters report (Virginia)
Articles, Emails, $236.09 - fees transferred to Checking acct via Paypal – donations
212 members on web site
47 new members
No spam or email delivery (issues) so far
New menus for suggestions and discussion
Picnic video posted to CCDLINC’s youtube page.
19:15 Twitter update – emails get twittered.
Email accounts for officers and committee chairs to be created etc.
19:16 Marketing – Lenny attended meetings, deployed cards, created exec member cards paid for by individual not organization
19:18 Open forum – Agenda
Discussed Tee Shirts online availability
Upcoming proposed DPS legislation
Legislators come to talk to CCDL organization
Question regarding permit applications (and extra content)
Cheryl – Presence at Friends of the NRA dinners in 2010
Donate tee shirt to the raffles
Table at the dinners for Nutmeg and Danbury
Adam – talk to dinner arranger regarding CCDL banner, rotate banner to state functions
Steve said Friends of NRA is not the NRA and contributions are tax deductible
19:26 Judy discussed 1oz silver rounds with CCDL imprints
Car magnets discussion, large cash outlay hard to recoup
Brochures to be printed up and given out regarding gun laws and CCDL
19:28 Heli – Focus on things to bring us exposure, radio, interviews, tv, etc.
19:41 New business
Online sales – shipping (3rd party Tee-shirt printer could do it for a price)
Café Press – quality issues (full bleed screen printing, not as nice)
Polo Shirts CCDL logo embroidery?
Paypal versus Gunpal (Paypal/Ebay is not gun friendly)
19:46 Gunshop teams – place cards/placards, card-holders – tell Lenny
Protocol to meet store owners, CCDL Teeshirt, encourage membership, staff etc.
Links to gunshops that support us we will link to as a friend of CCDL
Adam wants email of placard so he can print and laminate himself
10:52 Corporate sponsorship? Gun manufacturers suggested by Judy
19:54 Kevin coordinating 2A march in Hartford on Saturday April 10, 2010 1-3pm
empty holster carry? No guns on capitol grounds (North)
Saturday Nov 21-22 YCGG Show. Flyers to hand out and information
Elks lodge in Windsor
Sell CCDL Shirts
Washington 2A march on April 19th 2010.
19:58 Steve L. Offered up help with gun clubs he is familiar with in Route 8 valley area.
Public Relations coordinator to push march and CCDL
Kevins email on CCDL page for PDF of 2A flyer
Charles G offered to help on Sunday 22nd.
20:05 Rally at the Capitol – Empty Holster statement, CCDL cards available etc.
20:06 discussion on upcoming proposed DPS Legislation
Ed Peruta did an FOIA request for DPS proposed legislation
Intention to introduce legislation which:
Mandates concealed carry fine plus jail time for printing or exposure
Long gun registration
Bills are raised in 3 committees to know:
1 – Public Safety and Security where the state police bills go
Office of policy management to Legislative Commissioners Office to the floor of the committees if favorable then to floor of general assembly for voting and gov signature.
2 – Judiciary – Michael Lawler and Andrew Mcdonald.
3 – Environment – hunting and fishing, noise, lead pollution
Check out CTSAS.info
Reported legislation to NRA
Bob Crook – lead lobbyist for sports clubs, knows legislators and their leanings
In 2008 they tried to get micro-stamping on the books and this was squashed as needs to be the current batch of crazy proposed legislation.
20:15 Steve to create a flowchart for how to approach these things.
NRA Frontline? Any use to us on this issue? RSS feeds? Adam asked.
72 hours notice before hearings (dirty tricks regarding timing and announcements)
20:20 How do we monitor the legislation? Lenny asked.
Bob Crook is a good resource he finds things out pretty well.
20:22 Judy – Best defense to know who is on the committee
Need to find a 2A-friendly person to alert us
Need inside information
Committee clerk good for notifications
Breakfast with legislators with paper about CCDL etc
To educate them about our cause
Don’t read the bills in front of them.
20:25 Discussion on legislators talking to us? Us to them?
Steve will call legislators and find out, he is arranging a trap shoot.
Minutes of committee meetings may not be kept or available
CCDL introduce good legislation perhaps? Uphill battle with anti’s
20:29 Judy – need to get more women involved in favor of 2A rights
20:31 Request discussion – Ed Peruta mentioned problems with applications via email
Towns requiring more information than DPS allows
Towns wanting a signed very broad release for personal information, letters of recommendation, etc.
Extra fees in Bridgeport (not credible)
New Haven, Shelton, Hamden, issues mentioned by Adam. Bethel, Waterbury also
20:38 Judy wants a map of the “problem” town in the state
Discussion of Friends of NRA dinners, Cheryl, Chris, Adam main activists.
20:42 Events coordinator and their duties discussed
20:44 Gun Ride for money raising (poker runs etc)
20:46 Call for donations in the box