Giving Thanks

Note: This is a guest post by CCDL Membership Coordinator Cheryl Lemos

Since Thanksgiving will be here in a couple of days, I would like to say what I’m thankful for.

I am thankful for the founding members of CCDL who planted the seeds for a great organization.

I am thankful for all our volunteers, especially the executive board, who work so hard to make this organization so amazing.

I am especially thankful for 10,000+ members!!!!! That’s right, CCDL now has OVER 10,000 members.

I couldn’t be prouder.

Every gun owner in the state should be a member! It’s their rights we’re fighting for.

When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, be thankful that there’s an outstanding organization that is fighting SO hard for your rights as gun owners and American citizens. I know I am!

Another Home Defense Class to Benefit CCDL Litigation Fund

An evening program at Mystic Rod and Gun Club
44 Gun Club Rd, Stonington, CT 06378
phone (860) 536-6324

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

$20 Admission to benefit the CCDL Litigation Fund

The Program
• Led by instructors certified in personal protection training and two attorneys
• Topics include:
—Awareness; Avoidance
—“Harden” your home
—Preparing yourself and family
—Emergency equipment
—Scenario discussions
—Legal aspects, including new legislation
• DVD, equipment exhibit, interactive discussion

Sign-Up Contact
Warren Speh

Questions? Contact
Jack Caldwell

Member Meeting – 11/12/2013

CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Meeting Agenda
• Come hear the latest information about the CCDL’s Lawsuit (Shew v. Malloy).

• We will also be discussing preparations for the 2014 legislative session, legislators that voted for and against SB1160 and more.

• Plans are underway to renew fundraising efforts in early 2014. Come find out how you can volunteer to help.

• Last chance to order CCDL embroidered logo hoodie (payment required with order).

We sell CCDL merchandise at the meeting, buy it there and save on shipping.
We have decided to extend special orders for CCDL hoodies for one last meeting.
They will be available in zip-up or pull-over. Light grey or black with an embroidered CCDL logo on the front. Cash or check only, must be paid when ordering so be prepared. Orders will not be ready until the December 10th meeting. Shipping will be available at an additional charge.
Sizes Small thru XL are $50 and 2XL-4XL are $60. Shipping is $15/hoodie.
Again: THESE CAN ONLY BE ORDERED AT THE MEETING!!! We apologize if you cannot get to the meeting to get one, please try to find someone who can order them for you, remember to send them with enough money.

Also, there may be a few of the special shirts made for the Poker Run Fundraiser left over. If you forgot to buy one at the event, this might be your last chance to buy one. They cost $20 and supply is limited to whatever is on hand at the meeting.

Food Drive
We collect canned goods/non-perishables at all our meetings to be donated to local charities.
The holiday season is here, please bring a can of food for those that need our help.

Middletown Elks
44 Maynard St
Middletown, CT 06457
October 8, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Please park in the event lot to the left of the building (looking at it from Maynard St) and enter the upstairs banquet hall at the front of the building.

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November 5th – Vote Today!

Municipal elections are taking place today across CT. Make sure you take time to go vote.
Many gun owners (and people in general) think these elections are unimportant.
They’re wrong.
Remember, if you have a mayor, he/she determines their membership in Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In some towns your first selectman or mayor is the one who signs off on firearm permits. The Board of Selectmen or Town Council also decide if your town supports antigun orgs like the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Some towns are electing people to the Board of Education. Think about the antigun curriculum being taught in some schools. Some towns are electing people to the Zoning Board. Remember the problems Woodbridge Firearms went through last year before they could open?

Local elections DO matter to gun owners.
Go vote!
If you are not sure where to vote, you can find that info on the CT Secretary Of State’s website.