7:02 Meeting opens with pledge and Introduction

 

7:03 Special Guest Len Suzio

CCDL endorsed candidate for State Senate 13th District

District covers Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield & Middletown

 

7:10 Executive Report – President

Attended & facilitated executive meeting

Held special election for Treasurer as our current Treasurer is being deployed

Worked with other exec members to publish list of endorsed candidates; E-mails have gone out and list is posted on our website

Invited Len Suzio and Janet Peckinpaugh to speak at our meeting this month

 

7:12 Executive Report – VP

Attended 2 Attorney General debates.

Working part time for Martha Dean

Attended Executive member meeting Oct. 4th

Took trip to DPS to straighten out their SNAFU over the DPS-3-C form for the Kimber we raffled off at the fundraiser

As acting LAC, I fished the compilation of our endorsement list with help from other Exec. Members

 

7:14 Executive Report – Secretary

Received nothing from DEP regarding State Park Carry. Will work to get answers to questions through legislators and OLR.

Attended executive meeting

 

7:14 Coordinator Report - Membership

34 new members since last meeting.

949 total members.

Signed up for Appleseed shoot.

Will be stepping down as coordinator, but will stay on uptil

 

 

7:15 Coordinator Report - Events

Attended executive meeting.

 

7:15 Coordinator Report - LAC

No report.

Scott’s comments:

Position is open.

The entire body of executive members is filling position until a candidate for this position is found.

 

Coordinator Report – Tech

Transferred money from Paypal to bank.
Updated website with meeting minutes, announcements, answered questions from

 

7:17 Coordinator Report - PR

Attended exec. meeting.

Drafted press release for remaining endorsements. And e-mailed it out.

Updated PR e-mail list.

Been in contact with Appleseed. 30th and 31st of October still have slots available at Blue Trail.

Potential to have a CCDL shoot at some point in the future.

 

7:18 Coordinator Report – Merch

Attended exec meeting.

At last meeting. Sold 1 hat, 2 shirts, 4 magnets.

2 internet sales

To be taking over as Treasurer.

Signed up for Appleseed event. Women and children are free to attend, please take advantage of that.

 

7:20 Special Guest: Andrew Lockwood

CCDL endorsed candidate for State Representative District 39

District covers New London

 

7:26 Open Forum

Man from Southington having trouble getting permit. Called Ed Peruta who had the problem solved by 4pm the next day. Joined as a member of CCDL and offered a donation.

 

7:28 Special Guest: James Keyser

CCDL endorsed candidate for State Representative 126th District

District covers Northern Bridgeport

 

7:32 Break

 

7:52 Return from break

 

7:53 Re-opening Open Forum

Member suggested putting a classified ad section on the website for members who may have something for trade/sale.

Hans Justice President of Wolcott Land Owners Protective Assoc. is in attendance. Small club of about 300 members. Located at 920 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT. Good supporters of CCDL.

Atty. Rachel Baird also in attendance

 

8:05 Old Business

 

8:06 2nd Anniversary Event

WLOPA is reserved Saturday, Feb. 19th 2011

Will need help organizing.

Inhouse raffle, 50/50, food committee, donated items for the raffle.

 

8:08 Appleseed event

http://Appleseedinfo.org for more information

October 30/31.

Will show you how to shoot long guns, use sites, etc.

Blue Trail event is 22lr only.

Looking to have 20 appleseed events next year.

Appleseed events are a good way to get new shooters involved

No skill or experience required.

Learn about history and marksmenship

 

8:13 Feedback on Legislative Agenda for 2011

What mandates are we going to want to focus on for next year?

2 week waiting period for dealer sales to those without permit or hunting license

“Have you ever been arrested?” question on permit application is prejudicial

Reciprocity with other states

Assault weapons ban done away with

Making CT a Shall Issue state.

Doing away with Local Issuing authority

 

8:25 Special Guest Janet Peckinpaugh

CCDL endorsed candidate for the 2nd US Congressional District

District covers most of eastern CT.

 

8:51 Close of meeting

CCDL General Meeting 9/14/10
 
7:11 Called to order
Light agenda, many officers not present.
Pledge of Allegiance
Call by President for pro-gun, pro-2A candidates in CT
Len Suzio mentioned, for 13th district State Senate
 
President’s Report:
Attended 2nd annual family picnic in Stratford.
Attended CCDL fundraiser at WLOPA with pistol and trap shooting contests
Facilitated Emember meeting in Wallingford, where new Emember Jeff Tang voted in
Drafted an action to all CCDL members to contact Kayla Berube from CTGOP to endorse and
 
support candidates
Presented CCDL plaque at WLOPA at annual voting meeting
Went public with endorsements for Jerry Labriola and Tom Foley
 
VP report: not here, no report
 
Secretary’s Report (not present)
Waiting for reply from CT DEP on letter he sent regarding carry in State parks
 
Membership coordinator report
949 members on website, 62 new since last month
Attended picnic, fundraiser, and Kathy Brown’s fundraiser at Shooters in Southington,
 
Martha Dean event
Martha Dean still looking for any help she can get right now
 
Events coordinator
Aug 14, 2nd annual family picnic at Boothe Memorial.  Great turnout.
Fundraiser Aug 21, awarded prizes to top shooters and did the raffle.  Scott’s niece won
 
the shotgun tournament, her first time shooting a shotgun.  Raffle brought approximately
 
$6000 profit to CCDL.
Attended Emember meeting
Attended Sept. 10th presented WLOPA with plaque
Videos for picnic, fundraiser, and presentation up on CCDLInc’s Youtube page.
Thanks to everyone who participated, gave to, worked the events.
 
 
Technology Coordinator:  report to follow (not present)
 
Legislative Advocacy Coordinator Steve Loban has stepped down.  Position is open,
 
interested Emembers and General Members are encouraged to look into this position.
 
 
Public Relations Coordinator: nothing to report (not present)
 
Merchandise Coordinator:
Represented CCDL at all events in August and monthly meeting.
At WPLR fundraiser at Blue  Trails, sold 20 shirts, 4 hats, several pins, donated a shirt to Charter Arms, net $360, turned over to Treasurer at last Emember meeting.
Net income from last general meeting $90
CCDL picnic net income $281
WLOPA fundraiser  sales: 6 magnets, 2 hats, and 7 shirts, net income $150
Total sales from all events in August $881, turned over to Treasurer for net balance of
 
$521.
Net income from Website sales 5 shirts and 1 hat, $120
Net income total $1001.
If any color of T-shirt desired, it can be special ordered.
 
Open Forum:
Henry Zembko introduced himself running for 6th senate district (New Britain,
Berlin, Farmington)
Republicans appreciate CCDL’s support, is easy for members to give support.
We need to go back to protecting our values so we don’t have to go and restore our
 
liberties later.
Henry is against the EPA lead ammo ban
Candidates are happy to talk to anyone in general.
 
Question from E Jonathan Hardy:
A list of pro 2nd Amendment candidates is slow in coming.  Should we put together a
 
committee to find these candidates in a more organized way?  Jonathan Hardy volunteers to
 
be a part of this.
 
President says we have an internal forum we use with many names, but we’re missing names, and in a bit of a disarray right now.  Steve tried to put together the District Coordinator system but it didn’t happen and it wasn’t enough.
 
7:30 Break, resume 7:44
Old Business
discussion on picnic, fundraiser, these done
Gun Shop "Assault" Teams
Endorsements of candidates
Police chiefs and state carry project
Future involvement of general members
Legal defense fund, not sure what to do, still doing research
 
New Business
 
LAC position open, seeking inquiries.  If someone has skills or confidence they can do
 
it, interested in talking to you
 
Gun shop "assault" teams
Jonathan Maxson: Has website with all FFLs listed in the country.  This is storefront and
 
kitchen table dealers both.  We need to contact both, can reach more people through
 
storefront but also some through kitchen table types.  Distribute wall placards,
 
pamphlets, cards.  Many kitchen table dealers know lots of gun owners.  Not good response
 
thus far, only about 20% answer the phone or call back, mostly leaving voice messages.
 
Trying to organize the teams by town or area.  Jonathan bought card holders from Staples
 
for $1, tapes the last card to them.  See Jonathan if you want to get involved.
 
Phil Cypher–if you just call, it’s in one ear and out the other many times.  You have to
 
visit to make it work.
 
Is That Legal pamphlets updated, soon to be posted on website
 
Len Suzio: invites anyone who wants to come to Meriden to his headquarters opening to talk
 
to him, this Thursday the 16th.
 
Wednesday at 6 there’s a meet and greet for Martha Dean, Jerry Labriola, and Linda
 
McMahon.
Thursday, 3:30-6:30 in Stamford is the protest against Obama’s endorsement outside the
 
Stamford Marriott on Tresser Blvd.    Big grassroots protest.
 
Endorsement of candidates
How to get membership involved has been a disputed matter
Decided to leave it up to the choice of the members of CCDL.  Kayla Berube, representing
 
the GOP, is the contact.  Phone banking, folding, pass out lawn signs, stuff envelopes.
 
www.ctgop.org or Scott W has her phone number and e-mail, too.
Also Kathy Brown looking for help putting up lawn signs, etc in Bethany, Cheshire, etc.
 
Apology for light agenda.  Donations accepted.
Future events:
 
Feb 19th the 2nd Annual dinner at WLOPA.  Date tenative
April, Nutmeg Friends of the NRA dinner, probably going to purchase a table or two there.
 
Next legislative session after new candidates are seated will be a look at what’s coming
 
down the pipe in legislation.

CCDL General Meeting 9/14/10

 

7:11 Called to order

Light agenda, many officers not present.

Pledge of Allegiance

Call by President for pro-gun, pro-2A candidates in CT

Len Suzio mentioned, for 13th district State Senate

 

President’s Report:

Attended 2nd annual family picnic in Stratford.

Attended CCDL fundraiser at WLOPA with pistol and trap shooting contests

Facilitated Emember meeting in Wallingford, where new Emember Jeff Tang voted in

Drafted an action to all CCDL members to contact Kayla Berube from CTGOP to endorse and support candidates

Presented CCDL plaque at WLOPA at annual voting meeting

Went public with endorsements for Jerry Labriola and Tom Foley

 

VP report: not here, no report

 

Secretary’s Report (not present)

Waiting for reply from CT DEP on letter he sent regarding carry in State parks

 

Membership coordinator report

949 members on website, 62 new since last month

Attended picnic, fundraiser, and Kathy Brown’s fundraiser at Shooters in Southington,

 

Martha Dean event

Martha Dean still looking for any help she can get right now

 

Events coordinator

Aug 14, 2nd annual family picnic at Boothe Memorial. Great turnout.

Fundraiser Aug 21, awarded prizes to top shooters and did the raffle. Scott’s niece won the shotgun tournament, her first time shooting a shotgun. Raffle brought approximately $6000 profit to CCDL.

Attended Emember meeting

Attended Sept. 10th presented WLOPA with plaque

Videos for picnic, fundraiser, and presentation up on CCDLInc’s Youtube page.

Thanks to everyone who participated, gave to, worked the events.

 

Technology Coordinator: report to follow (not present)

 

Legislative Advocacy Coordinator Steve Loban has stepped down. Position is open,

interested Emembers and General Members are encouraged to look into this position.

 

Public Relations Coordinator: nothing to report (not present)

 

Merchandise Coordinator:

Represented CCDL at all events in August and monthly meeting.

At WPLR fundraiser at Blue Trails, sold 20 shirts, 4 hats, several pins, donated a shirt to Charter Arms, net $360, turned over to Treasurer at last Emember meeting.

Net income from last general meeting $90

CCDL picnic net income $281

WLOPA fundraiser sales: 6 magnets, 2 hats, and 7 shirts, net income $150

Total sales from all events in August $881, turned over to Treasurer for net balance of $521.

Net income from Website sales 5 shirts and 1 hat, $120

Net income total $1001.

If any color of T-shirt desired, it can be special ordered.

 

Open Forum:

Henry Zembko introduced himself running for 6th senate district (New Britain, Berlin, Farmington)

Republicans appreciate CCDL’s support, is easy for members to give support.

We need to go back to protecting our values so we don’t have to go and restore our liberties later.

Henry is against the EPA lead ammo ban

Candidates are happy to talk to anyone in general.

 

Question from E Jonathan Hardy:

A list of pro 2nd Amendment candidates is slow in coming. Should we put together a committee to find these candidates in a more organized way? Jonathan Hardy volunteers to be a part of this.

 

President says we have an internal forum we use with many names, but we’re missing names, and in a bit of a disarray right now. Steve tried to put together the District Coordinator system but it didn’t happen and it wasn’t enough.

 

7:30 Break, resume 7:44

Old Business

discussion on picnic, fundraiser, these done

Gun Shop "Assault" Teams

Endorsements of candidates

Police chiefs and state carry project

Future involvement of general members

Legal defense fund, not sure what to do, still doing research

 

New Business

 

LAC position open, seeking inquiries. If someone has skills or confidence they can do it, interested in talking to you

 

Gun shop "assault" teams

Jonathan Maxson: Has website with all FFLs listed in the country. This is storefront and kitchen table dealers both. We need to contact both, can reach more people through storefront but also some through kitchen table types. Distribute wall placards,

pamphlets, cards. Many kitchen table dealers know lots of gun owners. Not good response thus far, only about 20% answer the phone or call back, mostly leaving voice messages.

 

Trying to organize the teams by town or area. Jonathan bought card holders from Staples for $1, tapes the last card to them. See Jonathan if you want to get involved.

 

Phil Cypher–if you just call, it’s in one ear and out the other many times. You have to visit to make it work.

 

Is That Legal pamphlets updated, soon to be posted on website

 

Len Suzio: invites anyone who wants to come to Meriden to his headquarters opening to talk to him, this Thursday the 16th.

 

Wednesday at 6 there’s a meet and greet for Martha Dean, Jerry Labriola, and Linda McMahon.

Thursday, 3:30-6:30 in Stamford is the protest against Obama’s endorsement outside the Stamford Marriott on Tresser Blvd. Big grassroots protest.

 

Endorsement of candidates

How to get membership involved has been a disputed matter

Decided to leave it up to the choice of the members of CCDL. Kayla Berube, representing the GOP, is the contact. Phone banking, folding, pass out lawn signs, stuff envelopes.

 

www.ctgop.org or Scott W has her phone number and e-mail, too.

Also Kathy Brown looking for help putting up lawn signs, etc in Bethany, Cheshire, etc.

 

Apology for light agenda. Donations accepted.

Future events:

 

Feb 19th the 2nd Annual dinner at WLOPA. Date tentative April, Nutmeg Friends of the NRA dinner, probably going to purchase a table or two there.

 

Next legislative session after new candidates are seated will be a look at what’s coming down the pipe in legislation.

 

7:06 Opening of meeting.

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

If you know of pro-2A candidates, please let an executive member know.

 

7:08 Executive Reports – President

Attended the 2nd congressional district event and met the candidates.

Facilitate executive CCDL meeting last Monday to discuss upcoming CCDL business.

Contacted numerous political candidates around the state

Led a vote on Craig Fishbein becoming an executive member. He was approved.

Took part in a debate on the Tom Foley endorsement.

Attended WPLR to support CCDL. Only able to attend Saturday.

Ready for a picnic this weekend.

 

7:10 Executive Reports – Vice President

Received and folded many “Is that legal?” pamphlets.

Attended grand opening of “The Arms Exchange” in Naugatuck. Supplied them with CCDL cards and pamphlets. Promoted CCDL to all customers. PTR-91 wants to donate a rifle to our next raffle.

Delivered “Henry Golden Boy” raffle prize and delivered it to CT Firearms & Tactical in Orange. It has been added to the display of Gun prizes there.

Purchased an Ez-Up so that CCDL would have use of one for the BT Sports Fair and other events.

I personally Sold 10 books of Raffle Tickets so far.

Picked up 40 more books so that we would have enough for the BT event.

Prepared our tent at BT and spent the weekend promoting CCDL and selling t-shirts/hats/raffle tickets.

Put together a test order for CCDL magnets. The Executive Members liked them enough that I ordered 100 more. They are for sale at our events and meetings only! $3 each or 2 for $5.

 

7:13 Executive Reports – Secretary

Worked with Rich B. on the State Parks Carry Project and mailed a letter to the DEP Commissioner. More later in meeting.

Went to Blue Trail on Saturday Aug. 7th to check out the event and promote CCDL.

While at BT, had a conversation with a gentleman who took issue with a portion of the “Is that legal?” document relating to transporting handguns. Asked an attorney (and CCDL member/NRA instructor) for his opinion.

 

7:14 Executive Reports – Treasurer

$923.24 in the Bank

$50.00 cash with Merchandise Coordinator

$432.15 cash with Treasurer.

$1,405.39 Total Funds Available / $721.52 Ready in Bank Account

 

7:15 Committee Report – Events

2nd Annual Picnic - August 14, 2010

David confirmed the grill is ready he will be providing two bags of briquettes

Jeff T. reported people have volunteered to bring mostly dessert items. He will be providing the tomatoes/lettuce/onion.

Will pick up other necessary supplies and food items and bringing potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw.

Open carry is permitted – no alcohol will be permitted at this event.

Games will be available

Set up is from 9:30 to 11 AM. Clean up is from 4 to 5 PM

Anyone volunteering food or manpower should notify me or Jeff Tang with details. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CCDL Fundraiser at WLOPA on August 21, 2010

Reserved the patio area, located at the back, of the clubhouse for food, merchandise and raffle

Raffle drawing is at 1 PM and Heidi Voight will be doing the drawing.

Trap and pistol shooting games with awards presented to the top scoring shooters.

WLOPA clubhouse is open to participants – the bar is available to people are not shooting or have completed shooting events. No firearms are permitted in the clubhouse for insurance purposes.

Finalized the permit for the raffle and distributed to executive members to sell. Raffle tickets are still available.

Preliminary inquiries to plan an anniversary dinner for mid-February.

CCDL will be honoring WLOPA for all their support to our organization with a plaque and check presented by the executive members at their annual meeting in September

Met with Hans and Nick at WLOPA on a number of occasions to discuss the fundraiser.

August 2, 2010 Attended an Executive Board Meeting

August 7, 2010 Attended Blue Trail Sport event in support of CCDL and also took photos for CCDL.

August 1, 2010 Attended a shooting event in New Hampshire and sold raffle tickets – sold 5 books there

August 8, 2010 attended a shooting event at WLOPA to sell raffle tickets – sold 7 books there alone.

Created videos from the last CCDL general meeting when the candidates spoke. Available on CCDL youtube.com page and on CCDL webpage.

 

Committee Report –LAC

Vetted gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley for potential endorsement. Secured correspondence from Tom Foley indicating support for the 2A and commitment to protect right to legally: purchase, carry and use firearms. Second commitment to seek no new gun laws. Observered remarks Tom Foley made on a tele-town hall further supporting his letter and additional remarks to a caller that he understands CT gun law issues, is a gun owner himself and that if elected Governor, he will work to resolve discrepancies in CT laws and how they are applied. (i.e., permit issues in various CT municpalities)

Supports Tom Foley for Gov. as the only pro-2A candidate. CCDL exec. committee voted and agreed to endorse Foley for Governor. Official announcement of endorsement held until a later date due to tragedy in Manchester.

Communicated with the campaigns for Martha Dean for Atty General and Jerry Labriola for Congress - 3rd District, against incumbent Rosa DeLauro ( rated F  by NRA).

Attended the Blue Trail Range Outdoor Sports Festival and Pig Roast, was interviewed by Chaz and AJ of WPLR Walked the entire vendor line and firing line with: Martha Dean, Jerry Labriola and Tom Foley in an effort for them to meet gun owners and emphasize the importance of Tuesday's primary.

Volunteered time outside of CCDL with Foley's campaign making "get out the vote" calls to support Tuesday's primary and build rapport with Tom Foley's campaign tied to CCDL.

Jerry Labriola has contacted LAC to appeal to CCDL members to raise funds for his campaign to run TV ads for the general election campaign against Rosa DeLauro.

Tom Foley's campaign and Martha Dean's campaign have asked for CCDL volunteer support during their campaigns.

Will attend the WLOPA fund raiser on Saturday August 21st to assist with running the trap shooting portion of the events.

 

Committee Report – Technology

Transferred $100 to bank account from PayPal. $40 dollars left in account for outstanding orders.

Updated website with YouTube videos created by Cheryl from our July meeting with the candidates speaking.

Created sponsor ad for CT Firearms & Tactical

Updated website and mass emails with featured sponsor graphic for CT Firearms & Tactical.

Added Social Share links to campaign email template (Facebook/Twitter, etc.).

Edited, formatted, and sent email campaigns.

Created fliers announcing our events for August to be handed out at the Blue Trail Sports Fair.

Helped create fliers to display raffle prizes on table at Blue Trail.

Spent weekend at Blue Trail Sports Fair promoting CCDL and selling raffle tickets and merchandise.

Started work on google site for Gun Shop Assault team.

 

7:27 Committee Report – PR

Sent Martha Dean press release re: our support to press email list.

 

7:27 Committee Report - Registered Agent

Some documents to file away.

Received proof of certified mail being sent to DEP Commissioner

 

7:28 Committee Report – Membership

887 total members signed up

63 New members since the last meeting

Attended grand opening of Arms Exchange and spent the day promoting CCDL

 

7:29 Committee Report – Merchandise

Attended The Blue Trails/WPLR event this past weekend. Sold four hats and 20 shirts. Represented CCDL on Sunday 08-08-10.

Internet sales for August totaled two orders for three shirts.

I missed the last general meeting due to a back injury, so no sales were made at the meeting.

Will have merchandise available at the annual picnic on Sat 08-14-10 and also at the shooting event 08-21-10.

 

7:30 Open Forum

Kathy Brown Assem. District 89 (CCDL member) having meet and greet at Nothing But Ammo in Prospect Aug 15th 9a-noon. Then moving event to Senior Ponchos in Prospect from 3p-5p.

Addy Nesbit suing state for seizing her weapons under authority of an “At-Risk” warrant before they applied for one. Probate Judge had released her from state custody for not being a risk to herself or others. Appeal brief filed within last 2 weeks.

Ed Peruta had asked several questions in a declaratory ruling which was denied. Submitting new issues directly to Appellate court now that McDonald had been decided. Every firearms issue we’ve been dealing with lately has to due with “suitability.” Ed’s attorney is arguing that suitability is unconstitutional under the McDonald ruling.

Kuck v. frmr. Commissioner of DPS Danaher, Goldberg v. Danaher also being litigated.

887 members in a membership free organization. Ed Peruta has committed to donating $10/month for express purpose of CCDL donating it to an attorney of CCDL executive board litigating firearms issues. To be discussed at next executive meeting.

We can change existing climate in judicial branch of the state.

Internet says CT has 3rd most restrictive gun laws in the country.

Candidates will say anything before the election and will change their mind after being elected. Need to work on candidates before election to make sure they will keep their word.

 

 

8:00 Break

 

8:22 Picnic

Can use help cleaning up, probably OK on setup.

If you want to volunteer to bring food (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to cook let Cheryl cook.

 

8:22 Fundraiser

WLOPA is providing range officers for shooting games.

 

8:25 Gun Shop Assault Teams (Task force?)

Jeff C. has taken a promotion at work and doesn’t have as much time to devote to running assault team.

Suggested Jonathan M. as his replacement.

Assault teams go to gun shops and establish relationships with them. Meeting owners/workers and getting our cards/placards in shops to promote CCDL.

Nick will send map to Jonathan where known gun shops are.

Can get FFLs from ATF website. Might be able to get list of shops from DPS through FOIA.

 

8:34 Looking for pro-2A candidates

Have to move quick to vet them all.

We’ve been holding off from endorsing anyone until after primary.

 

 

8:35 State Park Carry Project

The following questions were asked of DEP Commissioner Marrella and we are awaiting a response:

1.How are permitted individuals notified that they are entering a CT state park or forest and thus are not allowed to carry a firearm on their person in that location?

2.Are individuals notified at all entrances to all state parks or forests that the carrying of firearms within said park or forest is prohibited?

3.Are there signs along roads entering state parks or forests notifying drivers who may be in lawful possession of firearms that they must seek an alternate route around the forest or risk breaking the law?

4.What are the penalties for violating section 23-4-1(c) of the DEP regulations?

5.Does the CT DEP own or exercise control over units of the National Park Service or National Wildlife Refuge System within the state?

6.Can individuals in possession of a valid permit carry a handgun on their person while on the Appalachian Trail and carrying a handgun on their person?

7.If not, under what authority does CT DEP claim to prohibit individuals from carrying handguns on their person?

8.If individuals on the Appalachian Trail and in possession of a valid permit can carry handguns upon their persons while traveling through a CT state park or forest on the AT, what provisions have been made to allow those individuals to use camp sites or rest rooms located off the trail but nearby?

9.Expanding on question 8, what provisions have been made to clearly identify the boundaries of the AT so that hikers lawfully carrying handguns can remain in compliance with DEP regulations?

Ed Peruta suggested asking a Legislator to ask the questions of OLR and have them answer the questions only using the laws and/or regulations, not opinions as a second step.

 

8:43 Volunteerism

There are projects coming up that we will need help with. If you are interested, contact the executive members.

If you know of pro-2A candidates let us know. We’ll take lists of anti-2A candidates as well.

Fundraiser should be fun. Bring your pistol or shotgun if you want to participate in one of the games.

We will likely be fighting for our rights in Hartford next year.

 

8:46 close of meeting

 

7:06 Opening of meeting.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Introductions

 

 

 

7:08 Executive Reports – President
Attended 2nd US Congressional District debate in Norwich, CT on June 18th. Spoke with Daria Novak and Doug Dubinsky who are running for that seat.
Attended the Kathy Brown meet and greet at “Nothing But Ammo” on June 20th.

 

Attended meeting at WLOPA with CCDL Vice President, LAC and Attorney Craig Fishbein on best way for CCDL to help promote “pro 2A” candidates.

 

Facilitated a CCDL executive meeting June 28th for conducting regular CCDL business.

 

Attended a meet and greet of candidates at the Sail Fest in New London and met several candidates for 2nd US Congressional District and Tom Foley candidate for Governor

 

 

 

Executive Reports – Vice President
Ordered and received another 10 boxes of CCDL promo cards.
Attended the Kathy Brown meet and greet at “Nothing But Ammo” on June 20th.
Attended meeting at WLOPA with CCDL President & LAC and Attorney Craig Fishbein on best way for CCDL to help promote “pro 2A” candidates.
Paid for CCDL first prize raffle item(Kimber Ultra Carry II) with CCDL funds.
Looked at second prize raffle item Charter Arms “Pink Lady” S/N CCDL2010 at CT Firearms & Tactical donated by Charter Arms.
Attended CCDL Executive Member meeting
Attended CT State Trap Shoot at Hartford Gun Club. Participated and promoted CCDL to every vendor at the shoot.
Still waiting for information on CCDL participating in the Blue Trail/WPLR “Outdoor Sports Fair”

 

 

 

 

Executive Reports – Treasurer
$961.86 in the Bank ($721.52 plus pending $240.34 deposit from PayPal)
$50.00 cash with Merchandise Coordinator
$205.15 cash with Treasurer.
$1217.01 Total Funds Available / $721.52 Ready in Bank Account

 

 

 

 

7:11 Special Guests

 

Daniel Docker – Candidate for CT State Senate district 20

 

Daria Novak – Candidate for US Congress 2nd district

 

Craig Fishbein – On behalf of Martha Dean Candidate for CT Attorney General

 

Tim Plungis – Candidate for CT State Assembly District 41

 

William Nash – Candidate for CT State Assembly District 46

 

Jerry Labriola – Candidate for US Congress 3rd District

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:51 Break

 

 

 

 

8:12 Old business

 

WPLR

 

Fundraiser

 

2nd annual picnic

 

Gun shop assault teams

 

Legislative shooting events

 

State park carry project

 

Police chief letters

 

 

 

 

8:14 Committee Report – Membership

 

824 members

 

57 new since last month

 

Contact Nick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’ve dropped cards at a gun shop

 

 

 

 

8:15 Committee Report – Events

 

Submitted application for raffle and awaiting authorization from CT Dept. of Special Revenue.

 

Raffle tickets received

 

Need volunteers to contributed covered dishes/snack foods/desserts for picnic.

 

Working out details for fundraiser

 

Sent information to Lenny for flyer creation

 

Requested information from e-members regarding left over supplies from last year’s picnic.

 

 

 

 

8:16 Committee Report –LAC

 

Attended meeting at WLOP with CCDL President, VP and Attorney Craig Fishbein on best way for CCDL to help promote “pro 2A” candidates.
Shot with Martha Dean. Discussed campaign strategy

 

Attended the Kathy Brown meet and greet at “Nothing But Ammo” on June 20th.

 

Met with Jerry Labriola at private party and Peggy Rogers (Candidate for CT State Assembly in Milford, District 137).

 

Legislative Shooting events. Ran one 8 months ago. Going to have more.

 

CCDL should do a presentation at Guilford Sportsmen’s Assoc. in Oct.

 

Post labor day should have a shooting event. Hard to get other clubs to work a schedule with us.

 

Need to get legislators and candidates who want to be seen at these shoots.

 

Won a Henry Golden Boy which is being donated to CCDL for fundraising. Being engraved with CCDL logo for free by Baron’s Engraving.

 

 

 

 

8:21 Committee Report – Technology

 

Linked bank debit card to PayPal account to resolve issues with PayPal transfer limits

 

Transferred money to bank account

 

Added black t-shirts to website

 

Updated website and sent mass emails with Charter Arms as featured sponsor

 

Edited/formatted/sent email campaigns

 

Created This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Jeff T.

 

Updated member details on website and Mail Chimp per Membership Coordinator.

 

Updated declaratory ruling article to include link to ct.gov website per Membership Coordinator

 

Updated carry documents article to include DPS memo to State Police.

 

Attended NSSF First Shots program at Seymour Fish and Game and handed out CCDL cards to new shooters.

 

Donated a Facebook ad worth $12 to CCDL, running from 7/1 to 7/12 and received 21 clicks.

 

 

 

 

8:23 Committee Report – PR
Attended Executive meeting 6/28/2010.
Restocked CCDL cards at Newington Gun Exchange, JoJo’s Gun Works
Responded to several emails from website PR link.

 

Sent no emails to press contacts list.

 

 

 

 

8:24 Committee Report – Merchandise

 

At last meeting: 15 shirts, 3 hats and 8 pins sold for a total of $290. 2 shirts were donated to Martha Dean and her husband.

 

CCDL website has generated $140 in orders(4).

 

Total merchandise revenue this month is $430.

 

 

 

 

8:26 Picnic

 

Saturday, August 14th from 11-4 at Booth Memorial Park. Open Carry welcomed. No alcohol is being served.

 

Need volunteers for snacks/salads/desserts. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’d like to bring something.

 

_THE_ lemon cake will be there.

 

Free to attend.

 

 

 

 

8:26 Fundraiser

 

Will be raffling off Kimber .45 Ultimate Carry II, Charter Pink Lady S/N CCDL2010, Henry Golden Boy(engraved with CCDL logo), Nintendo Wii w/ Cabela’s Big Game Hunter, massage services, personalized hypnotherapy CD.

 

Can start selling tickets as soon as approval come from the state. Only 1000 tickets to be sold for $10 each.

 

Drawing to be held at WLOPA with shooting games and food. August 21st from 10-2.

 

Drawing will be at 1. You don’t have to be there to win any of the prizes in the raffle.

 

Tickets will definitely be available next month and sometime before that.

 

Fundraiser is free to attend, charge for shooting events. Food will be charged.

 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for updates on when tickets are available for sale.

 

 

 

 

8:31 WPLR

 

Event being run by WPLR and Cox Communications.

 

CCDL is getting a booth. Should be about 2500 people between two days.

 

Pig roast only Saturday. Pre-sale tickets for pig roast are available. $25 for pre-sale, $35 at the door.

 

 

 

 

8:33 Gun Shop Assault Teams

 

Nick sent info to Jeff C. Working out the details on how to post info on website where people can get involved in interacting with gun shops.

 

Working on some sort of training program and record keeping/scheduling.

 

Need to find out where all gun shops in CT are. Have a good list, but there are likely more available.

 

No one’s name will be posted to web.

 

 

 

 

8:38 Gun shops in attendance

 

Arnie from CT Sporting Arms in North Branford (http://www.connecticutsportingarms.com)

 

Paul from Arms Exchange in Naugatuck. Grand opening July 23rd (http://www.thearmsexchange.com)

 

 

 

 

8:41 Close of meeting