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 – 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