7:11 opened with pledge
Opening comments and introduction of new and old members
7:18 President's report
Presentation at Niantic Sportsmen’s Club
Testified at Public Safety and Security hearing in Hartford
Got Putnam Police to update website regarding pistol permit process
Attended CCDL 1yr anniversary
Covered a shift at Hunting and Fishing Expo. Encouraged high school student to start school rifle team.
7:20 VP's report
Testified in Hartford against H.B. 5158.
Commissioner Danaher was unprepared for opposition to Section 10 (long gun registration and private sale ban) and withdrew that section.
Covered Friday at the Hunting and Fishing Expo.
Presented at Niantic Sportmen’s Club
Presented at CCSU Riflery and Marksmanship Club
Covered shift at hunting and fishing Expo
Wrote document explaining time mandates for pistol permit process
Designed a prototype newsletter
7:24 Treasurers report
Jan 1 1200 since then brought in 2400, spent 2400.
Looking to give up merchandise
568 members, 124 since last meeting
Hunting fishing show 28th.
Dinner was success. approx 70 people. Raised $1000 to SAM.
All tables but 1 have been sold.
Many events to discuss at Executive meeting.
Planning stages of summer picnic.
Testified against 5158 in Hartford . Focused on Long gun registration and private transfer ban. Section 8 also removed no message on Section 10.
WLOPA has been first club to sign up and back CCDL. Rosa and David. Working on swaying TR Rowe and Sen. Piscapo to reinvigorate Sportsmen Caucus to influence those on the fence.
Broke ice with Sen. Stillman who's traditionally been F rated by the NRA.
Need more events with local reps at various gun clubs to get congressmen involved and foster good relationship with them.
Handled PayPal donations for FNRA and CCDL
Created membership report that can be run by President and Membership Coordinator
Updated mass e-mail format and member e-mails
Installed a forum on CCDL website for executive member discussion
Need to pay $25.50/month to send out e-mails through Mailchimp
Researched free VOIP and teleconferencing technologies
Worked on getting ads on development site to be incorporated into CCDL website
Donated condiments for anniversary dinner
Printed and folded large number of flyers and applications for Hunting & Fishing Expo
Staffed table at Expo
Called Cabela’s to inquire about getting CCDL logo on wall behind registers
Refilled cards at JoJo’s
Replied to e-mail from Mission City Production about their 2nd Amendment Project
7:39 Ad-hoc report (Phil)
10 volunteers for the weekend. All showed up
Miscellaneous items sold at event. Need a better way of managing inventory
54 members signed up
7:42 Open forum
The Village at East End ? in Waterbury offers free meeting spaces. Have space for up to 50 people. Same gun policy as where we are. Meeting already booked every Tuesday. Facility suggested Thursdays.
PR wise might be good idea to offer services to boy scouts for riflery merit badges, for example.
IDPA has a lot of matches throughout CT 3 matches a month at S&W. downzero.com has links to clubs and match schedule for S&W. Encourage new shooters and they will get walked through course of fire.
Merchandise, future events, summer picnic, Second Amendment March, legislative advocacy, gun shop visits, suggestions, taxes
20:18 Old business
Discussion of Hunting and Fishing Expo, more Second Amendment March planning, discussed gun shop letters, discussion of sending shirt to Scott Hoffman, discussion of Sunday Hunting, discussion of campaign support for pro-gun candidates
2 people offered to help with Merchandise during the break.
To work on distribution beyond meeting.
Jay can continue delivering merchandise to meetings without issue.
Need someone to handle logistics of sales and inventory.
Integration to website ready
Stephanie and Greg offered to help.
20:24 Future events
Picnic tabled to next meeting.
Idea’s for future events:
Women’s only shoot
Sponsor a women’s self-defense class
Trap shoot/food drive for charity
Child firearms safety seminar
Permit class with portion of class profit donated to CCDL
NSSF has “First Shots” classes to give ‘taste’ of firearms and mini-instruction for introduction to shooting.
Bus still has seats.
Capitol now requiring approval for the march because there are so many people attending.
Approval paperwork in.
NRA and CT Coalition of Sportsmen already do questionnaire. Would be redundant and counter productive.
Can create own rating system based on others’ questionnaires.
20:45 Sunday Hunting
Current plan for archery on private land.
Ray Hanley is pushing for it. Bob Crook has historically used full Sunday Hunting as bill killer.
20:47 Promotional cards
Some where dropped at Brown’s Shooting 3wks ago. They were receptive to us.
K5 has cards and were stocked as of a week ago
Sportsmen Outpost and Meriden Rod and Gun club to be visited
20:49 closing remarks
General members are encouraged to return. Share experience in meeting with others.
Lots of opportunities to get involved in if interested.
New people found us through:
Opencarry.org, our cards being at shops everywhere, Hunting and Fishing Expo