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

CCDL Inc Meeting minutes December 8, 2009

19:05 Meeting called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance

Attendees: (Removed from the minutes for online publishing)

 

19:03 Introductions –New members and existing members.

19:07 Scott Welcome to everyone, thanks for the support

19:09 Executive Reports – President

Distributed cards and placards to multiple gun shops and clubs

Change of officers work done with the bank

Attended YCGG gun show and supported 2A march

Web update

Change of registered agent

Change of officers

Executive Meeting at Hoffman’s on Dec 1.

Webmaster position to technical coordinator posting for 30 days

Procedure for coordinators

Reports from Kevin (2A etc)

Radio Interview coming up

Attended Trap shooting with the legislators at Wolcott Land Owners (LOPA)

Filmed a segment “What you should know” with Hartford Public Access channel (Judy)

Will be on later

Registered trademark with secretary of state

19:13 Secretary Report for Justin by Lenny

Pistol permit issues for various towns/cities collecting forms

Thank Tim Smith and John Kumiega

Resolution to address inadequacies in bylaws

Ready for January Meeting

 

Permit issues discussion and local issuing authority to determine suitability.

 

19:21 Committee reports

Membership – Nick

281 members now

Gun stores without cards let him know

 

Events coordinator – Kevin

YCGG turnout volunteers good

2A march – big interest

Folks without computers are not interested in learning about web-based content

Call in number?

TV show thanks to Judy Aron

Events 1st annual CCDL dinner in February

Mid spring – free food snack at a rest area?

Firearms safety rules – policy when meeting

Needs help in very near future due to impending birth of a son (congrats)

CCDL “Is that Legal?” tri-fold brochure, well received.

Packet of info for non-computer people (as mentioned above)

 

Virginia asked if there were plans for busses for April 19th DC march

Tax/Tea party march April 15th in DC

CT 2A march in Hartford 10th April

Google phone voice mailbox free

Fund raisers – benefit 2A national march?

Hats for sale $15.00 each

 

19:30 Volunteers – Steve L, Chris, Cheryl, to get with Kevin.

Petition for State Legislators to support 2A

 

19:31 Legislative Advocacy Coordinator – Steve

 

Dec 5th Saturday – Trap shoot at Wolcott Land Owners Protection Association

www.wlopa.com

Hans Justus – President of WLOPA

Agenda

  1. Experience shooting sports in a safe environment
  2. Meet club officers and members
  3. Meet CCDL and learn the organizations mission
  4. Pave the way for more community awareness

It was a snowy day

Representatives Rosa Rebimbas and

Dave Labriola attended, as did Jake McGuigan from the National Shooting Sports Foundation

www.nssf.org

With our own Steve, Scott, Lenny and Justin

Check out CTSAS.info for more information

Will invite Corky Mazurik – pro-gun Democrat

Hopefully WLOPA will hold more of these type events in the year

Breast Cancer benefit shoot

Marshall Robinson, noted State Police ballistics expert and WLOPA Vice President, testifies for DPS etc.

Was welcomed as a new member and we should find a position that could use his expertise.

Question: How many legislators are on our side? Against? On the fence?

Majority on the fence.

Mary Fritz from Cheshire was proudly gun control – after hearing testimony said at a hearing “we are going down the wrong road” a good outcome.

Do more awareness things in the 4 corners of the state.

Smaller events

Contact local people to go shoot

 

19:44 Webmaster report – Virginia

Pay pal donations $197.55 deposited to the bank account

Menu changes in proper places

Newsletters under “About” menu

Tee shirts – In limbo, part of Jay’s basement for shipping area?

Q – How many members donated?? Not tracking that information

 

19:48 Lenny passed around the hat for donations.

19:50 Open forum-

Thanks to Aron family for TV show exposure

Sweatshirts? Prices to come as well as for embroidered polo shirts

Collection of Statutes in state to combine in one place

CTGuntalk.com – Legislative area posting local ordinances.

Lenny said we have lots of work to do and need involvement.

Gaye – Legislators, need to educate them to become an expert authority and able to get information quickly, suggest to them to contact CCDL for help.

20:00 Steve – This has been tried before but died out. Needs to be revived.

20:04 break

20:26 Scott – Old business

Tee-shirts online sales

Teams of people to visit gun shops

2A march

Proposed legislation from DPS

Legislative shooting event

Town permit issues, collect all non-standard procedures/forms

Tables for Friends of the NRA banquet

 

20:29 Proposed new business

NRA Banquet $50/head Nutmeg is the biggest in the country

Lenny – Purchase table(s) for CCDL

Pledge type deal, counts of people, sheet sent around

Usually held on Friday at the end of March or early April

Held in Southington at Aquaturf

Cheryl and Chris will oversee getting info and such on that.

 

20:36 Fishing and hunting expo at Hartford February 26th-28th

Table? $150 for non-profit

Jeff – print out bills to show hunters the laws are going after them now

Staffing for show – not Kevin

Volunteers – consensus we should get a table

20:45 Scott – show of hands to go to show

 

20:46 Ken Baylor – Public Relations Coordinator stepped down

Job description

Send press releases to media

Send press releases to firearms organizations

Field CCDL Questions from media

Contact Scott or Lenny about interest in this position

 

20:51 Kevin – talking about first annual dinner

Elks Lodge in Rocky Hill 95 people capacity $300

Middletown $500 food extra, must use their caterer

New Britain 270 people $500

American Legion in Thomaston? $300 or so?

 

20:58 Legislators – Need Gun people to become legislators

Connecticut Patriot Alliance, invite to speak to them

John Election matching funds from state

Scott read political section of CCDL bylaws

21:03 meeting closed