7:00 Open meeting and Introduction
 
7:03 Executive Reports - President
Attended executive member meeting where the following was discussed: Appreciation plaque for Metacon, Family picnic, campaign endorsements, elections, Hunting and Fishing show, CCDL blog, permit issues, and the 'Is That Legal' brochure.
Worked on New Britain ordinance 16-80
Communicated with New Britain City Counselors
 
7:05 Executive Reports - Vice President
Attended executive member meeting
Got new banners for the organization hung in CT Firearm and Tactical and Woodbridge Firearm Trading Post.
Put together a contract for both stores to sell CCDL shirts.
 
 
7:07 Executive Reports - Secretary
Attended executive member meeting.
Made another change to 'Is that Legal' brochure, but to hopefully put to rest confusion surrounding the 'transporting' section. Need to confer with E-board and wait for New Britain to resolve before it can be posted.
 
7:07 Executive Reports - Treasurer
149 total in donations and merchandise
390 in expenses
 
7:08 Coordinator Reports - Membership
31 new members this month
2240 total members
 
7:08 Coordinator Reports - Events
Executive meeting.
 
7:09 Coordinator Reports - Technology
Maintained website.
Emails to members.
Still owe a link to the CCDL Blog on the homepage. (http://ccdl.us/blog)
 
7:10 - Coordinator Reports - Public Relations
Bennett will be moving to Massachusetts and there will be an opening in this position.
If you're interested, please contact Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Necessary materials will be provided to you.
 
7:11 Coordinator Reports - Merchandise
Filled outstanding orders.
Attended Executive Meeting
 
7:12 Family Picnic
Sunday, August 19th in Stratford at Boothe Memorial Park.
Official time is 11-4.
Setup will start at 10 and cleanup will go on until 5 if you're interested in helping out.
If you want to bring chips/desert/salad/etc. please contact Cheryl at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We're looking for volunteers to flip burgers.
This is a Family Friendly event. The park is pet friendly and has a playground for kids. We will have some 'lawn games' to play as well.
No alcohol is allowed because people will be carrying firearms. Open carry is allowed.
Bring Family and friends. If you can, RSVP on Facebook.
 
7:17 New Britain Ordinance
We've been trying to get the language changed to allow for concealed carry.
Another gun organization in the state submited a Freedom of Information Act Request looking for all communications regarding the ordinance change. This, coupled with one city counselor leaking information about the change to the media, has scared some of the city counselors and the ordinance change is now on hold.
Scott has sent an e-mail to the Counselors letting them know that CCDL has read and supports the new language.
 
7:22 Legislative Update
Jonathan and Amy have worked our a list of topics to go after next legislative session. These still need to be discussed by the executive members.
Might be setting up an information session on how to testify in Hartford. Session will cover how to write testimony and how to present it at the Capitol.
Still need to figure out how to do endorsements. Amy is lookin into the best way to do it.
If you live in a district with pro-, or anti-, gun legislators, please let us know. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) We're a volunteer organization and can't have eyes everywhere all at once. We need your help.
 
7:29 Board of Firearms Permit Examiners
They're having an incredible 3 sessions this month. By statute only required to meet once every 90 days.
The board didn't want the calendar to extend, so they're adding another two days this month to make up for losing a meeting last month.
The queue for appeals is still pushing January, but much better than the 14 month backlog they had last year.
Jonathan to work on a course (to be held at Hoffman's) to walk people through the appeal process.
Next meeting for the BFPE:
Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 12 noon
Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT 06457
 
7:40 Merchandise
Current Merchandise Coordinator has conflict with increased activity at work. May not be able to reliably make the monthly general meetings.
We may be looking for an assistant to help at general meetings, but need to discuss further within the executive board.
 
7:47 UN Small Arms Ban Treaty (candid discussion)
Note: An open discussion was held during this time and many good points were brought up by the general members in attendance. They will not be transcribed here, but watch out for e-mails from CCDL with updates as we get into action.
 
8:12 Rob Sampson - CCDL Legislator of the Year
The CCDL Executive Board has chosen Representative Rob Sampson as the Legislator of the Year.
Rob couldn't be here tonight, but an official award ceremony will take place at the August 14th meeting. Please show up and bring your friends!
 
8:18 Another brief open discussion
 
8:28 Close of meeting
 

Monthly Meeting Minutes for May, 8th 2012
 
7:05 Pledge and Introductions
 
7:08 President's Report
Held Executive Meeting on 04/24/12
Discussed detail of the Rally
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
Worked with Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post for support
Attended Hearing in Woodbridge with many CCDL members
Communicated with State Senator on gun Bill HB5245
Contacted NBC 30 to ask them to update their news report indicating support for Woodbridge
 
7:10 Vice President's Report
Attended Executive Meeting on 04/24/12
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
Attended Woodbridge zoning meeting to Support Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post
Put a few people in contact with Jonathan H for help with revoked permit issues
 
7:11 Secretary's Report (not present)
 
7:11 Treasure's Report
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
Donations $186.00
Merchandising $209.00
Expenses $395.55
Discussed seminar on US Constitution
 
7:16 Membership Coordinator's Report
Preparations for 2A Rally
Manned Table at Hoffman's Gun Center on 04/22/12
Attended Executive Meeting on 04/24/12
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
85 New Members
2165 Total Members
 
7:18 Events Coordinator's Report
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
Attended meeting to Support Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post
 
7:20 Legislative Report
Explained misunderstandings about HB5245
Contacted Senators to push HB5245 forward
 
7:27 Technology Coordinator's Report
Added Pictures from Anniversary Dinner to website
Sent out campaign emails
Facebook updates
Website updates
Attended Executive Meeting on 04/24/12
Posted all available meeting minutes to website
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
Transferred Paypal funds to bank account
General member database and Website maintenance
 
7:29 Registered Agent
Attended Executive Meeting on 04/24/12
Attended and Video Taped 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
 
7:30 Merchandise Coordinator's Report (not present - read by Membership Coordinator)
Took T-shirt inventory and placed replenishment order
Manned Table at Hoffman's Gun Center on 04/22/12
Attended Executive Meeting on 04/24/12
Attended 2A Rally at the State Capitol on 04/28/12
Filled online orders
Attended Woodbridge meeting to Support Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post
Emailed State Senators on gun Bill HB5245
 
7:33 Mike Majewski Co-owner of the Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post thanked CCDL for the hard work
 
7:40 Kevin F pistol permit denial issues (much discussion)
 
8:10 Donations and short break
 
8:25 Polo shirt for Mike B in thanks for his DJ work at the Anniversary Dinner and the 2A Rally
 
8:27 John B on Agenda 21 (much discussion)
 
8:35 Scott W on Not endorsing candidates, instead maybe a list of approved Pro 2A candidates
 
8:38 Kurt on Questionnaire for candidates
 
8:41 Jonathan BOFE discussion
 
8:49 Cheryl on Family Picnic this summer, looking for new volunteer to help with Picnic coordination
 
8:52 Jonathan is looking for volunteers from all four corners of the State to help him dealing with the Pistol Permit issues.
 
8:57 Meeting closes