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The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. (CCDL) is a not for profit organization registered with the state of Connecticut. Our web hosting HAD been donated; however there were some issues with our emails being tagged as spam. We have fixed this problem by using a PAID web host. We are also now using a PAID host for our mass emails. The website itself and all of the hours that went into the design and development was and continues to be a donation to the cause from a founding member.
For an organization like ours to survive and continue to work for the people of our great state, we will need money. Donations, we feel, have been and still are best way for us to proceed. We hope everyone that visits our website, will sign up to be a member, attend our monthly meetings, become involved in the CCDL and please do not forget to hit the Donate button.
Every bit helps!
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When myself and other individuals met in person for the first time in February this year (2009) for dinner, some camaraderie and hopefully to see where we could take the foundation from that evening , I had no idea by June (5 months), we would have secured a central meeting location, formed an interim standing committee, elected interim officers, coordinated a number of organizational meetings, opened a Facebook page, built a web-site, created membership forms, written numerous drafts of by-laws, become incorporated, opened a PO Box, open a bank account, and started to look towards long term goals of this organization.
(Which to me means tormenting our legislators to write favorable pro-firearm legislation)
So far it seems like a blurr the way the time so far has blown by. But then looking back on this past months report that I had written for our Committee Meeting, And on what was accomplished to move the CCDL Organization forward towards our next phase, and knowning how hard other members and myself have worked, and their many contributions, I cannot help but smile with satisfaction on our achievements thus far.
Many thanks are owed to the VCDL for being a source of inspiration and some guidance. Thanks are also certainly in order to be given to OPENCARRY.ORG for facilitating our meeting up with each other online in the first place. "OC" also allowed us to utilize their CT forum as a mechanism to meet and debate many aspects of the Organization.
Many, many thanks are also owed to the hard work and dedication from all CCDL members that continue to believe in our cause and the ability for us to effect "real change" in not only our rights with respect to firearms, but to how gun owners and gun ownership in general may be viewed in the future by citizens of this beautiful State Of Connecticut.
Carry On Everybody!
Scott Wilson Sr.
President CCDL, Inc.