Meeting Minutes Aug. 2013


7:10 Opened with the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.

7:14 Executive Report- President

Starbucks damage control

Individual members of CCDL do not speak for the group’s standings.

Members should take care with their words and actions, as they can be misconstrued by the media.

Press release was put out that John McKinney will not get support from CT gun owners.

Contact Jerry Labriola and let him know how you feel.

7:28 Executive Report- Vice President



7:29 Executive Report- Secretary



7:30 Executive Report- Treasurer

People’s Bank Acct- $11,746

Paypal acct- $2,223

Merchandise sales $4,861

Total net expenses $6,075

Applied for 501C4 status- nonprofit/nontaxable and retroactive


7:35 Coordinator Report- Membership

8,619 total members

309 new members this month


7:37 Coordinator Report- Events

Executive meeting was conducted.

Upcoming picnic on Aug. 24 is being organized by Chris and Cheryl Lemos.

Booth has been reserved at the Hunting and Fishing Show in February 2014.

Hat City Friends of the NRA Dinner will be attended by CCDL.



7:41 Coordinator Report- Legislative/Permit Issues

CTN has been attending some BFPE meetings.

Malloy is trying to change the Board.

People are starting to stand up to the towns in regards to 8 week deadline.

Farmington was ordered to issue a permit within 30 days and is not complying;

They will be going to court.

Fingerprinting issues are becoming suspicious, especially for women.

Veterans are getting the run-around.

Firearms inventory lists- 75% are incorrect.

If you no longer own a firearm and it’s used in a crime, they aren’t returning assault weapons that were confiscated.

Podcast includes Blaine as cohost and engineer.


Attended Starbuck’s in Newtown with fellow members for Starbuck’s Appreciation Day. NBC30 reported that it was a CCDL sponsored event despite being told specifically that it was not by multiple Executive Members.


Attended Toad’s Place in New Haven with Ted Nugent. Anti-gun protestors were upset/got physical. Protestors were obviously backed by professional groups.


New Movie- Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.


7:46 Coordinator Report- Merchandise

New shotgun shell shot glasses

Hoodies coming in both pullover and zip-front, order forms will be available for

next 2 or 3 meetings.

Merchandise sales are designated to keep CCDL running.

Business cards are available with a donation.


7:49 Coordinator Report- Fundraising

Bob Ferguson is absent.

Ray Bevis reported on the upcoming Poker Run.

60 volunteers are needed, sign-up sheets with designated jobs.

5 prizes for the Poker run in addition to the raffle prizes which includes a ’99

Springer Softail custom with custom paint.

Poker run starts at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post and ends at King 33 in

Southington, registration is at Woodbridge from 9:30 to 10:30 and is $20 per

vehicle. Raffle drawing is at 2:00. Volunteers are needed for raffle ticket distribution and they are also available at the family picnic. You must be 18 to sell the tickets and 21 to buy them.


7:52 Guest Speaker- Martha Dean

Litigation update

The law passed in April, lawsuit was filed in May, Injunction was filed in June, and

Amicus Briefs were filed in July. August 9 the State responded “no”.

The judge is moving things along expeditiously.


7:55 Introduced clubs actively hosting fundraisers for the litigation

Mike D’Angelo and Dom Basile from Metacon donated.

Carlos and Tom from Hahlawah Rifle and Pistol Association donated.

Keith Cagle from Fairfield County Fish and Game donated.

David Hyatt from Torrington Gun Club donated.

Northwest Sportsman’s Club is hosting a dinner in September with 6 tables

bought for CCDL.

Bruce Hilliard from Silver City Gun Club donated.


8:03 Open Forum

Tom Pietrini is supporting John Monteleone and hosting a Game Dinner w/500

Attendees at $50 a ticket.

Peter Kuck from BFPE- Jonathan Hardy has attended every meeting for the last 2

years. Go to your town meetings, get involved locally as soon as possible. Many

empty seats on Republican Town Committees.

Bill Stevens- CCDL is welcome in Newtown.

Jerri MacMillian- District 29 needs a candidate to go against Don Williams.

Angel Fernandez is running for office in Middletown.


8:17 Break


8:42 Events Update

5th annual CCDL Family Picnic is Aug.24 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in

Stratford. Bring blankets, chairs, side dishes, raffle items. Volunteers are needed

to do ½ hour grill shifts.


The Hunting and Fishing Show is Feb. 13-15 at the Convention Center in

Hartford. New volunteers are wanted to help with the booth.



8:47 Open last comments

New York Pickle Deli is a Pro-2A business for people in the Rocky Hill/Cromwell


John Beidler-Donations collected at the meeting.

Newtown Labor Day Parade- Oath Keepers is marching. The theme is “Sunshine and



9:01 End of Meeting