7:05 Open meeting with the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

7:07        Executive Report- President

Thank you to everybody for staying in the fight

Held Executive meeting

Attended Patchaug Pig Roast

Attended CCS Banquet

Maintained communication about lawsuit

Possibly more legislation coming next session

"About us" pamphlet is being created

Interviews w/ press (Anniversary of Sandyhook)

State Park and Forest regulations

 

7:11        Executive Report- Vice President

Attended CCS dinner

Executive member meeting

Training docs for legislation

Hearst interview about NRA-ILA involvement with Governor's Race

 

7:13        Executive Report- Treasurer

Donations/Merch- $3730.00

Expenses- $6,939.70

 

Executive Report- Secretary

Kevin is absent

 

7:15        Coordinator Report- Membership

Cheryl is absent

9,709 members

391 new members this month

 

7:16        Coordinator Report- Events

Attended Bob Crook dinner

Executive member meeting

Anniversary dinner is being set up

Hunting and Fishing show- volunteers starting next month

Helped with merchandise

 

7:17        Coordinator Report- Permit Issues

Attended 1 hearing

Board positions are filling up

2 meetings this week

Hearings are pushed out until 2015

Presentation for legislative training

 

7:20        Coordinator Report- Technology

Executive member meeting

CCS dinner

Answered emails

Web updates

 

7:22        Coordinator Report

Robert received mail from DRS- amnesty period

 

7:23        Coordinator Report- Fundraising

Executive member meeting       

No major event over the holidays           

Major push in the spring

Another poker run, open to suggestions

Womens Firearms and Fashion with Jerri MacMillan

Private Dinner w/ Special Speaker $1000/ plate

 

7:28        Jerri MacMillan

Womens Firearms and Fashion show

Possibly at King 33

Needs volunteers

Fashion for concealment, some training, exploring different holster options, etc

 

7:31        Special Guest- Joe Visconti

Malloy is out!

January 1st goal to gather 7500 signatures for post-convention primary

Register for the primaries

100,000 bumper stickers

 

7:39        Jenn Ezzel

Will help people with the process of joining town committees

Start in January

Many towns with empty seats on town committees, try to turn them 2A

Delegates are chosen in April    

Be proactive

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7:53        Jason Marshall from Northwest Sportsman's Council donation

Bruce from Silver City Gun Club donation

 

7:57        Special Guest- Martha Dean with litigation update

Legal team asked for an extension until January

Oral argument scheduled for 3rd week of January

 

8:20        Break

 

8:36        Event Coordinator

Hunting and Fishing show on Feb 14,15,16.

Volunteers go for free, pay for parking

Annual dinner mid-late March

Rally on April 5, 2014

 

8:42        President

Legislation Presentation for next month's meeting

 

8:45        Close of meeting

7:06 Open with National Anthem and Pledge

 
7:07 Introduction
 
7:09 Executive Reports - President
Communicated with Attorneys and Media about lawsuit
Booked speakers for general meeting
 
7:10 Executive Reports - Vice President
Contacted Mark Lauretti to speak at general meeting
Interviewed about Stag Arms new .22
Helped events coordinator in printing flyers
Delivered food to the food pantry from last month's meeting
There's going to be a CCDL Trap Shoot. Flyers are available at th meeting. Put on by the Guilford Sportsmens Association
CT Sporting Arms is continuing to raise money for the CCDL by selling spare ammo people leave at the shop.
 
7:13 Executive Reports - Secretary
A number of members asked about geting CCDL to accept Bitcoin donations. I convinced the executive board to do it by volunteering to field all questions/comments/complaints about it: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
7:14 Executive Reports - Treasurer
We can now accept credit card payments for merchandise at meetings and events using our PayPal swipers.
 
7:17 Coordinator Reports - Membership
11,709
637 new since last month
 
7:18 Coordinator Reports - Events
Attended the Executive Member meeting
Worked on the Dinner, Rally, and Hunting and Fishing Show.
Hunting and Fishing show is this weekend at the CT Convention Center.
Our Anniversary Dinner is March 1st at the Aquaturf. Tickets and info available at our website and at meetings.
Our Rally at the capitol is April 5th 12-3. Full list of speakers to be announced, but key note speaker will be David Codrea (National Gun Rights Examiner -http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/david-codrea / War on Guns Blog - http://waronguns.blogspot.com/)
 
7:20 Coordinator Reports - Permit Issues
Lots of changes after the new members joined the board. Seems a bit disjointed at the moment as procedures are rapidly changing from meeting to meeting.
Backlog is growing.
We need help from our members: Go to your town and get a new pistol permit application with any additional attachments and requirements. Send them to Jonathan atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
7:24 Coordinator Reprots - Merchandise
Regular merchandise and assortment of sticker colors available. Color decals available at meeting only.
Lapel pins and patches have been ordered and will be available at meetings when they arrive.
 
7:25 Local Counsel Martha Dean - Lawsuit Update
CT District Court and 2nd Circuit have bad 2A precedent.
Several cases limited Judge Covello's choices in our case.
Our case had some good factual findings, however at the appellate level, fact finding starts over again with a new court.
Since the 2nd Circuit court is generally more restrictive on the 2nd Amendment than other Circuits, we are primed for a SCOTUS showdown.
Our appeal must b efiled no later than May, State must respond by June, we can reply again in August.
We knew a loss at the Federal District was possible due to past history, but from the beginning we've planned to keep fighting this all the way to the end.
 
7:40 Brief Open Forum
 
7:46 Special Guest - Ron Wilcox
Congressional Coordinator for Republican Party
 
7:52 Special Guest - Peter Lumaj
Candidate for Secretary of State
 
8:00 Special Guest - Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti
Candidate for CT Governor
 
8:25 Break
 
8:40 Special Guest - State Rep. Penny Bachiocci
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
 
8:45 Special Guest - Noah Enslow
Running for 42nd State Congressional District
 
8:49 Special Guest - State Senator Joe Markley
 
9:06 Closing words

Meeting Canceled due to weather

[Secretary's Note: Meeting minutes don't generally provide the details of speeches or presentations given by special guests. This month, we have a great summary from Bob Ferguson, our Fundraising Coordinator, posted to our blog. I suggest you read his recap, plus watch the video of Tom Foley's speech. - Kevin

 
7:08 Start of Meeting
 
7:10 Announcements
We're having a presentation on testifying at the legislature
Oral arguments in our lawsuit are January 30th [Secretary: now cancelled]
 
7:14 Coordinator Report - Membership
11,072 Members currently!
 
7:15 Coordinator Report - Events
Hunting and Fishing Show in February. Need more volunteers.
CCDL 5th Anniversary Dinner - March 1st at the Aquaturf. $55 each. 300 ticket limit
April 5th we're holding a rally at the Capitol. North side (Bushnell Park side). No firearms allowed in Bushnell Park, but they are allowed on the capitol grounds if lawfully carried.
 
7:17 Coordinator Report - Fundraising
We're sure to get more publicity with the upcoming hearing.
Regardless of who wins in the Federal Court, the loser will appeal. Getting to the Supreme Court is the target.
Spring and Summer fundraising events are being planned.
 
7:21 Coordinator Report - Merchandise
All regular merchandise for sale at the meeting, but due to demand we're already out of some sizes. We have decals.
Poker Run shirts are still available if you didn't get a chance to pick one up already. Sizes XL and above. Price is only $10.
Hoodies are in and available at the meeting if you pre-ordered one.
 
7:22 Donations
We received some sizeable donations from Branford Gun club and the Enfield Hunters Club.
Connecticut Sporting Arms has a donation jar on their counter and their customers have been good to us.
We also received a donation from Woodbridge Trading Post who collected donations from customers.
 
7:24 Special Guest - Tom Foley (http://www.tomfoleyct.com/)
 
7:50 Presentation on Testifying at the Capitol
"Firearms Rights Legislative Training"
 
8:42 Litigation Update
Oral arguments on our and sates Motions for Summary Judgement are January 30th at 1:30pm [Secretary's Note: They've since been cancelled. Do not attend]
The case is fully briefed and all relevant documentation has been submitted by both sides.
There is no agreement on any of the facts between our side and the state except that the law was indeed passed.
The decision in New York can be an important indicator of how our case will go, but it doesn't have to be.
There will be a significant amount of work to do at the 2nd Circuit when a decision has been reached in Federal District Court.
 
9:10 Introduction of Plaintiffs in Shew v. Malloy
 
9:14 Close of meeting