Introduction of members


Opening comments


19:13 President’s Report

Presentation at Metacon for March/CCDL

Testified along with on Senate Bill 28.

Contacted New London police to update info on Pistol Permit process

Radio interview on WXLM FM

Attended 2nd Amendment March


19:15 VP

Attended 2nd Amendment March in Hartford


19:16 Secretary

Prepared a FOIA Request for access to Derby permit records. Derby is allegedly not issuing permits and/or complying with the time mandates.

Put on 2nd Amendment March


19:16 Treasurer

Most expensive and most revenue increasing

Took in 2763

Spent 3174

Taxes were a lot and we donated $1000 to SAM.

Have $782 as of report


19:19 Membership

703 members signed up

135 new since last meeting

Anyone who’s been going to gun shops and leaving cards let Nick know.


19:21 Events

2nd annual CCDL picnic – Aug 14th at Booth Memorial Park, Maybe 11-4 plus hour before and after for setup/cleanup. Looking for volunteers to help.

WLOPA Board of Directors contact about putting on charity event to promote CCDL; need ideas

Scott will be speaking at Tax Day Tea Party on behalf of CCDL.


19:26 Technology

Transferred paypal donations and orders

Mailchimp charged us today

Created a featured sponsor section on website currently linked to CTSAS.INFO; can see number of hits/impressions/etc

Tshirts and hats are available on website and integrated with paypal.

Stephanie has e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Needs help with graphic design, HTML, or video editing


19:28 PR read by VP

2nd Amendment March notification e-mails and press releases

Attended executive meeting

Contacted senators about Sen. Bill 28, meaningful contact with McGlaughlin

Provided written testimony on Sen. 28

Attended 2nd Amendment March


19:31 Merchandise

Elected as coordinator

Took possession of shirts/cash/etc

Assisted in website sales

Will need to place shirt order soon.

Navy seems to be most popular color

Gave testimony in opposition to Sen. Bill 28


19:32 Legislative

Setting up legislative shoots to get candidates and legislators out and involved

Wants to start discussion in forming team of district coordinators for pro-2A candidates statewide. Similar to NRA program.


19:35 Open forum

Need a lot of help to cover all the districts. Hopefully our growing numbers will help show candidate our support.

Do we have a liason with each gun club? Right now just executive members that shoot at various clubs. Scott has contacted a lot of clubs and spoken there about CCDL and 2nd Amendment March.

Rob Sampson posted SAM march pictures to his campaign page and thanked CCDL.

Saying “We doubled our membership since X date” works well to get people interested about CCDL.


19:59 Back in Session – Guest Speaker – Jerry Labriola

Jerry Labriola, Candidate for US Congress in 3rd District spoke to group

Need to get out the vote and would like to work with CCDL to get a clean sweep of all incumbents.

Labriolaforcongress.com feel free to contact Jerry directly at the website or make a donation.


20:04 Old business

Discussion on Merchandise

FNRA banquet

Proposal for future events

Wrapped up SAM loose ends

Discussed grading system for legislators

Promotional teams

Input from general member and voluntary contributions


20:05 New Business – Annual picnic

Looking for food/cooking/cleanup/setup committees.

Looking for donations for raffles.

Need a giant grill for the picnic. Anyone who can let us borrow one would be appreciated. One member may be able to make one out of a 50-gallon drum; Will keep up posted.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in helping

Open carry welcome, there will be no alcohol


20:09 National 2nd Amendment March Seats / Hartford March Wrapup

Seats available


Bob Crook – CT Coalition of Sportsmen

Sara Adler – CCSU Riflery and Marksmenship Club

Atty. Craig Fishbein – representing Blue Trail Range

Heidi Voight – Miss CT 2006

Scott Wilson – CCDL


Duffy Acevedo – Governor

Martha Dean – Attorney General

Rob Simmons – US Senate

Rob Merkle – US Congress – 4th District

Jerry Labriola – US Congrss – 3rd District

Joe Markley – CT Senate – 16th District

Kathy Brown – CT General Assembly - 89th District

Rob Sampson – CT General Assembly – 80th District


20:12 Gun shop teams

We’ve been hitting a lot of gun shops but it’s been fairly haphazard.

One person can probably reasonably do 5 shops every 3 weeks.

Need people to take maybe 3 shops

Possibility of having a gun shop coordinator who can coordinate people and train them on how to interact with people at the shops.


20:22 Tax Day Tea Party in Hartford

Scott to be a speaker there

Do we want/can we staff a table? Might not be value in having a table. Probably value in handing out flyers at the rally.


20:25 New promo cards

Need new promo cards. Lenny to send out breakdown of cost/box in morning to discuss after meeting.


20:26 Brief discussion on Merchandise

Different shirt colors, or other merchandise.

Bumper stickers, mugs, magnets, flag for rallies all suggested. Ideas to be taken back to executive meeting.

Lenny been to shirt guy for another price on shirts and other merchandise. No response yet, but waiting for it.


Nick from WLOPA attended to show his support.


20:32 Closing words


20:33 Adjournment

7:11 opened with pledge


Opening comments and introduction of new and old members


7:18 President's report

Presentation at Niantic Sportsmen’s Club

Testified at Public Safety and Security hearing in Hartford

Got Putnam Police to update website regarding pistol permit process

Attended CCDL 1yr anniversary

Covered a shift at Hunting and Fishing Expo. Encouraged high school student to start school rifle team.


7:20 VP's report

Testified in Hartford against H.B. 5158.

Commissioner Danaher was unprepared for opposition to Section 10 (long gun registration and private sale ban) and withdrew that section.

Covered Friday at the Hunting and Fishing Expo.


7:21 Secretary

Presented at Niantic Sportmen’s Club

Presented at CCSU Riflery and Marksmanship Club

Covered shift at hunting and fishing Expo

Wrote document explaining time mandates for pistol permit process

Designed a prototype newsletter


7:24 Treasurers report

Jan 1 1200 since then brought in 2400, spent 2400.

Looking to give up merchandise


7:26 Membership

568 members, 124 since last meeting

Hunting fishing show 28th.


7:27 Events

Dinner was success. approx 70 people. Raised $1000 to SAM.

All tables but 1 have been sold.

Many events to discuss at Executive meeting.

Planning stages of summer picnic.


7:28 LAC

Testified against 5158 in Hartford . Focused on Long gun registration and private transfer ban. Section 8 also removed no message on Section 10.

WLOPA has been first club to sign up and back CCDL. Rosa and David. Working on swaying TR Rowe and Sen. Piscapo to reinvigorate Sportsmen Caucus to influence those on the fence.

Broke ice with Sen. Stillman who's traditionally been F rated by the NRA.

Need more events with local reps at various gun clubs to get congressmen involved and foster good relationship with them.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in getting involved with legislators


7:33 Technology

Handled PayPal donations for FNRA and CCDL

Created membership report that can be run by President and Membership Coordinator

Updated mass e-mail format and member e-mails

Installed a forum on CCDL website for executive member discussion

Need to pay $25.50/month to send out e-mails through Mailchimp

Researched free VOIP and teleconferencing technologies

Worked on getting ads on development site to be incorporated into CCDL website


7:35 PR

Donated condiments for anniversary dinner

Printed and folded large number of flyers and applications for Hunting & Fishing Expo

Staffed table at Expo

Called Cabela’s to inquire about getting CCDL logo on wall behind registers

Refilled cards at JoJo’s

Replied to e-mail from Mission City Production about their 2nd Amendment Project


7:39 Ad-hoc report (Phil)

10 volunteers for the weekend. All showed up

Miscellaneous items sold at event. Need a better way of managing inventory

54 members signed up


7:42 Open forum

The Village at East End ? in Waterbury offers free meeting spaces. Have space for up to 50 people. Same gun policy as where we are. Meeting already booked every Tuesday. Facility suggested Thursdays.

PR wise might be good idea to offer services to boy scouts for riflery merit badges, for example.

IDPA has a lot of matches throughout CT 3 matches a month at S&W. downzero.com has links to clubs and match schedule for S&W. Encourage new shooters and they will get walked through course of fire.


19:58 Agenda

Merchandise, future events, summer picnic, Second Amendment March, legislative advocacy, gun shop visits, suggestions, taxes


20:02 Break


20:18 Old business

Discussion of Hunting and Fishing Expo, more Second Amendment March planning, discussed gun shop letters, discussion of sending shirt to Scott Hoffman, discussion of Sunday Hunting, discussion of campaign support for pro-gun candidates


20:19 Merchandise

2 people offered to help with Merchandise during the break.

To work on distribution beyond meeting.

Jay can continue delivering merchandise to meetings without issue.

Need someone to handle logistics of sales and inventory.

Integration to website ready

Stephanie and Greg offered to help.


20:24 Future events

Picnic tabled to next meeting.

Idea’s for future events:

Women’s only shoot

Sponsor a women’s self-defense class

Trap shoot/food drive for charity

Child firearms safety seminar

Legislative shoots

Permit class with portion of class profit donated to CCDL

NSSF has “First Shots” classes to give ‘taste’ of firearms and mini-instruction for introduction to shooting.



Bus still has seats.

Capitol now requiring approval for the march because there are so many people attending.

Approval paperwork in.



NRA and CT Coalition of Sportsmen already do questionnaire. Would be redundant and counter productive.

Can create own rating system based on others’ questionnaires.


20:45 Sunday Hunting

Current plan for archery on private land.

Ray Hanley is pushing for it. Bob Crook has historically used full Sunday Hunting as bill killer.


20:47 Promotional cards

Some where dropped at Brown’s Shooting 3wks ago. They were receptive to us.

K5 has cards and were stocked as of a week ago

Sportsmen Outpost and Meriden Rod and Gun club to be visited


20:49 closing remarks

General members are encouraged to return. Share experience in meeting with others.

Lots of opportunities to get involved in if interested.

New people found us through:

Opencarry.org, our cards being at shops everywhere, Hunting and Fishing Expo


20:53 Adjourned

CCDL Inc Meeting minutes February 9, 2010

19:04 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance

19:05 Introduction of new and existing members

19:07 Scott Wilson – Welcome to everyone


19:09 Executive Reports - President

Coordinated two executive meetings in Newington.

Chris Lemos, Cheryl Lemos, Bennett Prescott and Phil Cypher nominated and voted in as executive members.

Pres. VP., and LA met with Representatives Dave Labriola and Rosa Rebimbas to discuss increase validity of permits and/or reduce fees.

Also discussed passing Castle Doctrine-like legislation through the legislature.

Attended legislative breakfast and submitted informational packets to legislators.

Joint presentation with Kevin for CCDL/SAM to CT Patriot Alliance

Another joint presentation at Niantic Sportsmen Club on Friday 12th


19:10 Executive Reports – Vice Pres

Put packets on legislator’s chairs so they had to move them before sitting.

Rosa Rebimbas suggested getting together sooner than CCDL dinner

Dave and Rosa are both good allies.

We should get behind Rosa Rebimbas and help her win re-election.

Last week became member of Seymour Fish and Game. Attended meeting as new member. Steve Loban introduced Lenny as new member and Lenny was able to speak to members about CCDL. CCDL got a round of applause.


19:15 Executive Reports - Secretary

Submitted meeting minutes to Registered Agent and Technology Coordinator for posting to website.

Requested and received electronic copies of the CCDL by-laws and all resolutions passed to date by the CCDL from the previous CCDL secretary.

Reformatted CCDL Constitution so it was in editable format.

Reviewed the CCDL by-laws and submitted a report to the executive board with suggested changes and areas for improvement.


19:18 Executive Reports – Treasurer

Started year at approx $1200. Dipped down to $876.

Spent money on hats, shirts, card, signs, meeting. Since Jan 1. Spent $834

Took in more than $500.


19:19 Committee Reports – Membership

444 members. 84 new since last meeting.

Received questions about advertising on website.

Received questions about adding gun shops and clubs without websites.

See Nick for more cards and posters.

Nick to forward information to Virginia for inclusion on website.


19:21 Committee Reports – Events

20 Feb. 1st anniversary dinner/SAM fundraiser. Dinner at WLOPA (gun club in Wolcott) $10 suggested donation. With $10 you get a special raffle ticket for items donated by Hoffman’s (certificates for range time).

19 March, Friends of NRA dinner at Aquaturf. CCDL sponsoring 4 tables. 3 completely booked. 10 seats available. $50/ticket


19:24 Committee Reports – Legislative

Not in attendance, read by Lenny.

Established relationships in two committees.

Next action is more acceptance with Sportsmen Caucus headed by Sen. Piscopo.

We’ve seen no bills yet.


19:25 Committee Reports – Technology

$141 donated through paypal. Some of that is payment for Friends of NRA dinner.

Monitoring e-mails because we were having problems with new member notifications not going to Membership. No issues seen since.

Created folders for legislative breakfast.

Received 1 spam complaint which was an accident. 1 member unsubscribed from mailing list.

Few outstanding items to coordinate with Membership as far as getting access to member database.


19:27 Committee Reports – Public Relations

Printed and folded 100 “Is that legal?” for

Drafted letter for packet to legislators.

Contacted NRA news and NRA-ILA to inform them of our available to interviews on gun issues in CT.

Sent letter about BPFE decision.

Updated Press Release e-mail list.

Picked up Scott Hoffman’s donations.


19:28 Registered Agent Report

Turned books to Scott for taxes.


19:29 Open forum for gun related matters

Member Jeff T. attended Stratford Gun Collectors meeting. They’ve held elections and have all officers they need for this year. They do need new members to increase their rolls and increase interest in the organization. Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of every month at Boothe Memorial Park gazebo.

VP Lenny – anyone who lives near a club that may be in danger of closing should get involved. Each club that closes causes us to lose strength.

New Haven test case fell through for testing additional requirements ruling. New Haven is ignoring the ruling. If anyone knows of someone getting their Pistol Permit in a town that requires additional information, let CCDL know.

East Haven is asking a list of all firearms you own with serial numbers as of last week.

Putnam website still asking for two letters of reference as of 2010-02-08.

Gail from PropositionUSA.com – Group of teacher wanting to take back the country and make CT safest state. Donated $100 of bumper stickers to CCDL.


19:47 Break


20:03 Return and Old business

Discussed NH test case.

Continued discussion on anniv. Dinner

Tech Coord.


Distribution of

Stuff for march and speakers

Lenny appearing before BFPE


20:04 New Business

Phil Cypher:

Sent information needed to Hunting and Fishing Expo to administrator.

Has copies of schedule for everyone involved.

We can leave everything at table, no pass, but need copy of paper to get stamp as Authorized Staff.

Phil to find out if firearms are allowed. Expo is Feb. 26th-28th.


20:09 1st Anniversary

Cheryl has signup sheet. Can e-mail or signup during meeting to tell if you coming and what you are going to bring.

Being held at the WLOPA (gun club). No firearms allowed because of bar.

Suggested donation of $10. Raffles galore.

DJ, Mike Butler will be providing sound.


20:11 Friends of NRA

Seats available. March 19th at 6pm at Aquaturf. Tickets for $50 will include seat at CCDL sponsored table.


20:13 Second Amendment March

Bus scheduled for DC. $40 per seat. Leaving at 3:30AM on April 19th. Should return around 11PM April 19th. Contact Kevin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to sign up.

Three speakers confirmed: Scott Wilson, Bob Crook (CT Coalition of Sportsmen), Atty. Craig Fishbein (Blue Trail Range attorney).

Soft confirm from Sam Caligiuri. Have to wait until closer for final confirmation.


20:17 CCDL gun shop letters

These letters would be put into every gun sale bag. Further discussion tabled until letter written.


20:19 Donating shirt to Scott Hoffman.

Scott Hoffman has done a lot to support CCDL and promote gun rights. Plan to give Scott Hoffman a CCDL t-shirt for free.

No objections. Medium, dark color to be given.

James Goldberg brought up as another possible donation. Someone will discuss with Ed Peruta about approaching James.


20:21 T-Shirt, Hats, Promo items

Need lots more of everything for Hunting and Fishing Expo. Not enough money to print “Is that legal?” for Hunting and Fishing Expo.


20:24 Sunday Hunting

Pushing Sunday hunting, bow-only, private land only.

Need more hunters to get involved.

Sunday gun hunting used as “bill killer.”


20:26 Future projects

Getting more involved with other legislators. Shoots, dinners, etc.

Firearms education.


20:27 Proposal to discuss campaign backings

Need to start collecting names that we can make a decision on regarding backing as a candidate.

Come up with a questionnaire to send to legislators and candidates.

Help from John at getting questionnaire to candidates.


20:32 Closing remarks.

See Nick if you went to Gun Shops

See Cheryl if you have not paid for the dinner.


20:33 Adjourned

CCDL Inc Meeting minutes January 12, 2010
19:04 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance
Attendees: (Removed from the minutes for online publishing)

19:05 Introduction of new and existing members
19:07 Scott Wilson - Welcome to everyone

19:09 Executive Reports - President
Dec. 18th appeared on WXLM Radio show to promote CCDL and 2nd Amendment March
Booked booth and signed contracts for Hunting and Fishing Expo.
No executive meeting due to holidays. Stayed in contact through e-mail with executive members.
Bennett Prescott to PR.
Joint presentation to NL/Windham Country Sportsmen League
Scott and Lenny made contact with NW CT Sportsmen Association to promote CCDL and 2nd Amendment March
Facilitated special election to replace Secretary due to move. Appointed new Events Coordinator
Feb. 12th another joint presentation to Niantic
Legislative breakfast with Lenny

19:12 Reading of previous Secretary's resignation letter. No Secretary report

19:15 Executive Reports - Treasurers
$1192 in bank at beginning of year
$734 before meeting

19:16 Committee Reports - Membership
360 members. 79 new since last meeting
Created map with gun shops, trying to organize teams to consistently go to gun shops to put our flyers out

19:17 Committee Reports - Events

19:18 Committee Reports - Legislative
Not in attendance

19:18 Committee Reports - Technology
2 donations through PayPal totaling $47.94.
Website membership form integrated to Mailchimp. Automatic insertion to mailing list
We qualify for 15% discount to Mailchimp being a non-profit
Gunpal and other sites suggested for donations/merch. Ease of use and wide confidence in paypal prompted us staying with them despite anti-gun stance.
Problems with e-mail. We're not receiving all memberships so not all getting out.
Working on adding t-shirts to the website.

19:21 Registered Agent Report
SOTS messages about changes in leadership and some tax info coming in mail. Sending out important info to

19:22 Phil Cypher
All the time slots are full for the Hunting and Fishing Expo.
Need to work out logistics for handing off "Master Pass" for those working the show.
Anyone who can attend the show to visit should. Petitions need to be available.

19:24 PR report
E-mail Brian Lockehardt for comment on his blog.
Sent letter availability to newspapers, radio, TV
To meet with Steve Loban to develop informational handouts for legislators for Legislative breakfast.

19:25 break

19:40 return from break
Open forum:
Wounded Warriors motorcycle ride for veterans [Missed date]
National Center for Constitutional Studies to host a seminar about the founding of the United States and the Constitution Jan 23rd in E. Windsor. $17 includes lunch and coffee for breaks. 8:30a-5p

19:43 Old business
Dicussion on Friends of NRA banquet. Cheryl/Chris to oversee dinner.
Discussion for Fishing and Hunting Expo
Ken Baylor stepped down from PR
Discussion of Anniversery Dinner.
Discussion on Pro-gun people becoming legislators.

19:44 New Business
Request for New Haven resident to apply for Permit to Carry.
Looking for test case to refuse to submit to additional information request.
Jeff T. may know someone who will be willing to do this.
Permit application is written in statute and cannot be amended by towns. Jeff to get back to Scott and Lenny.

Webmaster position has become the Technology Coordinator

19:49 Lenny to appear before BPFE
Lenny and Jack Goldberg filed declaratory ruling asking if towns can ask for additional information from permit applicants.
Lenny to hear results, but towns will be told they cannot  require more information. BPFE willing to

19:51 Discussion on 1st Anniversary Dinner
Location, Date and Place.
Looking for help. Kevin to work with Cheryl.
Room for free with cash bar.
WLPA has asked no firearms at event.

20:01 Discussion on Friends of NRA
3 tables reserved in our name. 20 people on sign-up list.
Not sure cost yet, but in the past $500/table.
March 19th at Aquaturf.
Attending members to bring $50 to next meeting or pay $52 on paypal with comments mention that it's for NRA dinner.
We're to be seated near legislators.
Open Carry at the Aquaturf is allowed.
Largest NRA dinner in country and Wayne LaPierre may be speaking there.
Contact Cheryl to sign up or contact her if you have to back out.
Checks to CCDL with memo saying "Friends of NRA dinner"

20:07 Proposal to discuss teams of people for information regarding 2nd Amendment March
3 months away. 10 CCDL Placards hundreds of 2nd Amendment March flyer need to be distributed.
Communicate with Nick H. to get organized on that.

20:11 Help for 2nd Amendment March
Need help setting up for the march on the day of the event

20:15 Stratford Gun Collector's Association
Need members. Meeting at house in Boothe Memorial Park.
Membership is getting older and no longer being active.
To join the club contact Lenny who will get you information.

20:18 WHCTV
Scott has copies of the shows filmed last month.
$20 to purchase a DVD of the episode. CCDL to buy two copies.
Show available on CCDL website.
Next month to air 2nd Amendment March.

20:21 close of meeting