Meeting Minutes Jun 2010

7:11 Opening of meeting.

Pledge of Allegiance



7:13 Opening words from Scott Wilson, President


7:16 Executive Reports – President

Picked up hats and shirts from 2 different vendors

Contacted Niantic Sportsmen’s Club and given OK for legislative shoot.

Working to secure 2nd District Election Coordinator


7:17 Executive Reports – VP

Provided support for member Rich B who was arrested while open carrying.

Kept in contact with Rich B during his ordeal after being arrested while OCing. Discussed this with other executive members as to what we can do to assist others who find themselves in this situation.

Participate as part of 3 clay teams that Blue Trail Range sponsored for the annual “Hunting Heritage Foundation” charity sporting clays shoot at “Ten Mile River Club” in NY. Provided an opportunity to network with many big players in gun industry. Martha Dean (running for CT Attorney General) and her husband also participated.

Spoke with Craig about CCDL’s participation at the “2010 Blue Trail Range/WPLR Outdoor Sports Fair and Pig Roast” Aug. 7th and 8th.

Working on setting up a meeting with Jason Marshall, President of the NW CT Sportsmen’s Assoc. to discuss CCDL’s 2010 Election Cycle Plan


7:17 Executive Reports – Secretary

Received a response from Derby Police Department regarding FOIA request:

  • 64 applications for permits received from 3/31/2009 through 3/31/2010.

  • 9 of those applications were denied

    • 3 for “Failure to disclose prior arrest

    • 5 for “Prior disqualifying arrest

    • 1 for “Discrepancy/no proof of actual residence”

  • Additional information requested of applicant

    • Operator’s license (drivers license)

    • Birth certificate

    • Citizenship papers (if not born in the US)

    • Military discharge paperwork

Will be working on Carry in State Parks.


7:24 Committee Report – Membership

767 members

41 new since last month.

See Nick if you’ve dropped off cards or you noticed any shops need more cards.


7:24 Committee Report – Events

Fundraiser: August 21, at Wolcott Land Owners Protective Assoc. (WLOPA), Prizes for fundraiser: Kimber (Hoffman’s), Pink Lady (donated by Charter Arms, serial number CCDL2010), Henry Golden Boy (with a gun case donated by Nothing But Ammo), Nintendo Wii with Cabela’s Big Game Hunter bundle, massage services by Becky, Custom hypnotherapy cd/mp3 by Stephanie Cypher, $25 Stop and Ship gift card, Applebee’s gift card.


7:30 Committee Report – Technology

Not able to transfer money from PayPal. About $300 to transfer. Contacted PayPal support.

CTSAS has been given the “Sponsor of the Month” spot on website. Changing to WLOPA. Ads now an e-mail as well. List of shops to offer free advertising for the work they’ve done for us. After free sponsor ads, pricing plan will be included with website featured sponsor pricing.

General user maintenance on website and mail system.


7:30 Committee Report – Legislative

Recommends Jerry Labriola as an endorsed candidate.

Suggesting soft recommendation for Peggy Rogers.

Aug. 21st for legislative shoot at WLOPA and June 19th at Seymour Fish and Game for an informal event for Dave Labriola, Rosa Rebimbas and hopefully Lenny Greene (state rep candidate from beacon falls). State Reps Themis Klarides from Woodbridge and TR Rowe from Trumbull contacted Steve and are interested in participating.

Shot with Lenny, Craig, and Martha Dean at the NSSF sporting clays shoot supporting the Heritage Fund. Won a Henry Rifle which is being donated to CCDL fundraiser and being engraved by Baron Engraving, free of charge.

DEC 3,4,5 are filled. 1 and 2 are vacant thus far.

Working with Niantic Sportsmen Club to see if they’ll host a future legislative shoot


7:35 Committee Report – PR

Responded to e-mails and dropped of cards to shops.


7:30 Committee Report – Merchandise

At last meeting sold 8 shirts, 6 hats, 9 pins for total of $285.

Procured new merchandise vendor. Logo issues prevented ordering from new vendor this time.

New order of hats within the last month.

Can move forward with either vendor now that logo issues have been worked out. To discuss at future e-member meeting.


7:39 Special Guest – Katheryn Brown

Running in District 89 for CT General Assembly.


7:44 Open forum

Rich B. arrested for open carry


8:05 Break


8:19 Old business


8:20 New Business


8:20 WPLR/Blue Trail

Phil C. coordinating volunteers for our tent.

Blue Trail is a cold range. Lenny will ask Mr. Lyman about this before event.


WLOPA is having a breast cancer shoot July 17th.


8:25 Fundraiser

Anyone who wants to donate prizes for the raffle, contact any executive member. Only 1000 tickets will be sold so you have a good chance at winning the Kimber.

Games at fundraiser, pistol/trap shooting events. Food served. Heidi Voight will be our celebrity guest. Legislative shoot suggested to be held shortly after

Volunteers not needed for Fundraiser


2nd Annual Dick Heller BBQ, June 26th, 2010 in Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria, VA (add details)


8:30 Annual Picnic

Picnic need a volunteer to coordinate the food. CCDL Providing Hamburgers/Hot dogs and buns, drinks, etc. Need people to bring salads, desserts, etc.

Booth Memorial Park in Stratford, CT on August 14th from 11 to 4. All are welcome. Family friendly, no alcohol allowed. Open carry friendly.

Contact if you want to


8:34 Governor’s First Company Horse Guard horse show

(details from Cheryl)

$50 for 10×10 ft booth. We can sell merchandise/take donations

$25 business card size ad in their pamphlet. –

$100 get organization listed on board.

$200 full poster board with organization’s name on it.


8:37 DEC Positions

Scott may have someone for 2nd District.


8:37 Proposal for formulating a CT State Park Carry Project

Currently State Parks/Forests prohibit carrying (open or concealed) through DEP policy. Since it’s in targeting poachers, can’t something be done to allow permit holders to carry for protection?


8:40 Letters to Police Chiefs regarding Open Carry

Rich B. to draft letter to be discussed at a future meeting. CCDL may send letter out to Police Chiefs.


8:43 Close of meeting.