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Meeting Minutes: November 9th 2010 CCDL
Meeting opened by Lenny with the Pledge of Allegiance:
Missing: President, Secretary, Membership Coordinator, Treasurer
President (by Lenny)
Attended Foley Malloy debate (no 2A questions or comments made)
SE CT forum for candidates attended
Due Process Violations brought up
Delays brought up
Public Access TV Show appearance
Introductions: New plus existing
Working 17 hour days for Martha Dean campaign
Worked with Judy Aron on questions to DEP regarding carry in state parks
Made changes to bylaws
Sold 6 Tee shirts and 1 hat
No new inventory ordered
Worked tirelessly on the Jerry LaBriola campaign
Feb 19 anniversary dinner at WLOPA details to follow
$200 transferred from Paypal to the bank account
Updates to the website
Changed featured sponsor ad, social networking information, email updates
With money in the kitty some thoughts for action:
Fight AWB in court
Flush out non-2A friendly folks get them on record
Talk to Legal Coordinator about this
Rich Burgess addressed the meeting:
Wallingford and Old Saybrook illegal detentions
Suggested a legal fund to fight cases and use judgements as seed money for
more lawsuits going forward.
Sue PD's that illegally detain carriers
Death by 1000 cuts, keep on fighting small battles (Ed Peruta's suggestion)
Martha's plans against Jepsens's eligibility ongoing
Joe Markley elected
Oathkeepers meeting in Southington on Wednesday Nov 17th 7-9pm at the
Southington police department auditorium, discussing precious metals,
CERT Training, SPD have been very supportive of the oathkeepers.
NH Child kidnapping by CFS in hospital of 16 hour old child due to fathers
membership in the oathkeepers (called them a militia) dismissed
CFS Suit to force a correction of their processes.
Alex Sanchez from Newington addressed the meeting:
OC and accosted by PD and State Police, confrontation in Stop and Shop
Cooperative and issued CCDL is it legal pamphlet, left to go on his way.
Judy Aron mentioned that there's a way to get documents to every library in the
state. Suggested we send some of our "Is that legal?" docs to all libraries as a
Hunting and Fishing expo in Hartford:
Jeff Tang Coordinationg
Shirt sales, information etc.
Cheryl said we need to change the date of the annual dinner so it won't conflict
with this weekend show.
John Beidler told us about a real life potential threat to his wife on a walking
trail, accosted by person asking why she was walking alone and asking if she was scared.
The mention of a loaded pistol was all it took to persuade individual to leave hastily.
Members suggested we remain on the legal offensive instead of reacting to things
No give backs. Lenny discussed at length the need for more volunteerism from the rank and file
Accept offers of help from the crowd
Rich B - His efforts help our cause a lot.
Andrew - Difficulty communicating to membership. Encourage membership to ask what needs doing
and to ask often.
Judy - Encouraged membership to write letters to local newspapers about CCDL and CT firearms
Phil - Volunteers when testimony is needed at the state house.
The more people that show up ready and prepared to testify the more of an impact we make
Andrew - Summer Libertarian false arrest
Discussed the Grand Jury System for redress of wrongs
File complaint against judges
File complaint against Police Officers for failing to arrest instigators of problems
Grand Jury presented with evidence and law - they can indict themselves (without prosecutor)
Keep public servants honest and accountable
Info on ctpatriotalliance.com
Meeting Adjourned 20:07
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7:02 Meeting opens with pledge and Introduction
7:03 Special Guest Len Suzio
CCDL endorsed candidate for State Senate 13th District
District covers Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield & Middletown
7:10 Executive Report – President
Attended & facilitated executive meeting
Held special election for Treasurer as our current Treasurer is being deployed
Worked with other exec members to publish list of endorsed candidates; E-mails have gone out and list is posted on our website
Invited Len Suzio and Janet Peckinpaugh to speak at our meeting this month
7:12 Executive Report – VP
Attended 2 Attorney General debates.
Working part time for Martha Dean
Attended Executive member meeting Oct. 4th
Took trip to DPS to straighten out their SNAFU over the DPS-3-C form for the Kimber we raffled off at the fundraiser
As acting LAC, I fished the compilation of our endorsement list with help from other Exec. Members
7:14 Executive Report – Secretary
Received nothing from DEP regarding State Park Carry. Will work to get answers to questions through legislators and OLR.
Attended executive meeting
7:14 Coordinator Report - Membership
34 new members since last meeting.
949 total members.
Signed up for Appleseed shoot.
Will be stepping down as coordinator, but will stay on uptil
7:15 Coordinator Report - Events
Attended executive meeting.
7:15 Coordinator Report - LAC
Position is open.
The entire body of executive members is filling position until a candidate for this position is found.
Coordinator Report – Tech
Transferred money from Paypal to bank.
Updated website with meeting minutes, announcements, answered questions from
7:17 Coordinator Report - PR
Attended exec. meeting.
Drafted press release for remaining endorsements. And e-mailed it out.
Updated PR e-mail list.
Been in contact with Appleseed. 30th and 31st of October still have slots available at Blue Trail.
Potential to have a CCDL shoot at some point in the future.
7:18 Coordinator Report – Merch
Attended exec meeting.
At last meeting. Sold 1 hat, 2 shirts, 4 magnets.
2 internet sales
To be taking over as Treasurer.
Signed up for Appleseed event. Women and children are free to attend, please take advantage of that.
7:20 Special Guest: Andrew Lockwood
CCDL endorsed candidate for State Representative District 39
District covers New London
7:26 Open Forum
Man from Southington having trouble getting permit. Called Ed Peruta who had the problem solved by 4pm the next day. Joined as a member of CCDL and offered a donation.
7:28 Special Guest: James Keyser
CCDL endorsed candidate for State Representative 126th District
District covers Northern Bridgeport
7:52 Return from break
7:53 Re-opening Open Forum
Member suggested putting a classified ad section on the website for members who may have something for trade/sale.
Hans Justice President of Wolcott Land Owners Protective Assoc. is in attendance. Small club of about 300 members. Located at 920 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT. Good supporters of CCDL.
Atty. Rachel Baird also in attendance
8:05 Old Business
8:06 2nd Anniversary Event
WLOPA is reserved Saturday, Feb. 19th 2011
Will need help organizing.
Inhouse raffle, 50/50, food committee, donated items for the raffle.
8:08 Appleseed event
http://Appleseedinfo.org for more information
Will show you how to shoot long guns, use sites, etc.
Blue Trail event is 22lr only.
Looking to have 20 appleseed events next year.
Appleseed events are a good way to get new shooters involved
No skill or experience required.
Learn about history and marksmenship
8:13 Feedback on Legislative Agenda for 2011
What mandates are we going to want to focus on for next year?
2 week waiting period for dealer sales to those without permit or hunting license
“Have you ever been arrested?” question on permit application is prejudicial
Reciprocity with other states
Assault weapons ban done away with
Making CT a Shall Issue state.
Doing away with Local Issuing authority
8:25 Special Guest Janet Peckinpaugh
CCDL endorsed candidate for the 2nd US Congressional District
District covers most of eastern CT.
8:51 Close of meeting