General Meeting - 2015-09-08


7:09 Open meeting
Pledge, moment of silence, words from the President
Need to get out there, get involved to elect people who are pro-2a.

7:16 Executive Report - President
Conducted executive meeting
Communicated with candidates
working on endorsements
Communicated with attorneys on Shew v. Malloy
Interviews with the media

7:17 Executive Report - Vice President
Exec board meeting
Working on formatting endorsments
social media and blog

7:18 Executive Report - Acting Treasurer
Total Expenses: $2,481
Total Income: $2,006
Lit total: $94k
Total lit don: $646k
Total lit exp: $537k

7:22 Coordinator Report - Membership
23135 total
337 new

7:22 Coordinator Report - Events
Exec meeting
Final work on next year's anniversary dinner
Picnic - August 27th at Booth Memorial 11-4
Free, carry and pet friendly
Hunting and Fishing show moved to March. We'll be there again.

7:25 Coordinator Report - Legislative
Not in session, so not a lot going on
Working on another Legislative Shoot. Might be a joint effort with other organizations. Details are just beginning to be worked out
We need people to volunteer on compaigns and donate money. Getting pro-2A candidates elected will make our lives easier next session.
Contact Ray if you don't know who to volunteer for. Ray will find you someone in or near your district.
A lot of volunteering is stuff you can do at home. Sometimes it just stuffing envelopes or making calls. Sometimes it's door knocking. If you can volunteer 12 hours over the next 3 months, that would be a phenominal help. For every strong volunteer that works, it's worth 100 votes.
Endorsements should be coming out soon.
2700 votes would have flipped a house in our favor

7:35 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues
State rakes in 0.25 mil per year in permit fees. Cutting budget for board. 2 meetings are being cancelled per year.
If you filed an appeal and you get your permit (and it's in your hand) call the board and cancel your hearing. Free up the spot for someone else.
Almost a 3 year wait now.
Temporary Restraining orders are going to be a big problem.
Working with a couple of towns to try and fix their constructive denial issues
Likely to have an appeals workshop soon. Information will be posted to our blog.
Social Media, vote on any polls you see on social media

7:41 Poker Run
Starting at Meridan Boat Club, ending Doogies Inn in North Branford.
Party with band and food.
September 24th. Will be looking for volunteers and sponsorships.
We'll have a booth at the Biker Bash July 9th and 10th. Looking for volunteers

7:44 Dan Carter - Candidate US Senate
Challenging Richard Blumenthal

8:00 State Sen. Joe Markley and State Rep. Rob Sampson
Take election day off. Help at the polls.

8:07 Steve Giacomi - Candidate 73rd State House District

8:12 Chris Morelli - Candidate 30th State House District (Aresimowicz's seat)

8:15 Charles Paonessa - Candidate 6th State Senate District

8:18 Teresa Tillett - Candidate 2nd State Senate District

8:21 Linda Szynkowicz - Candidate 33rd District

8:24 Mentions
Letters to the editor workshop on our website under 'Resources'
- Tips for writing.
- Proof reading service is available free of charge for CCDL members

8:26 DC Project
Delegation of group of 50 women's shooters going to Washington to interface with Federal legislators
Show a different face of gun owners in America and trying to establish a relationship with them
CCDL is partially sponsoring the trip.

8:37 Political Action Committee
We've been debating for a couple years starting a PAC.

8:40 Lawsuit update
SCOTUS has picked up case and we wait for a decision on cert.
With Scalia gone, we likely have a 4:4 split, meaning the State of CT wins. Important to protect Heller and McDonald decisions.

8:50 Close of Meeting