Meeting Minutes Jul 2010

7:06 Opening of meeting.


Pledge of Allegiance






7:08 Executive Reports – President
Attended 2nd US Congressional District debate in Norwich, CT on June 18th. Spoke with Daria Novak and Doug Dubinsky who are running for that seat.
Attended the Kathy Brown meet and greet at “Nothing But Ammo” on June 20th.


Attended meeting at WLOPA with CCDL Vice President, LAC and Attorney Craig Fishbein on best way for CCDL to help promote “pro 2A” candidates.


Facilitated a CCDL executive meeting June 28th for conducting regular CCDL business.


Attended a meet and greet of candidates at the Sail Fest in New London and met several candidates for 2nd US Congressional District and Tom Foley candidate for Governor




Executive Reports – Vice President
Ordered and received another 10 boxes of CCDL promo cards.
Attended the Kathy Brown meet and greet at “Nothing But Ammo” on June 20th.
Attended meeting at WLOPA with CCDL President & LAC and Attorney Craig Fishbein on best way for CCDL to help promote “pro 2A” candidates.
Paid for CCDL first prize raffle item(Kimber Ultra Carry II) with CCDL funds.
Looked at second prize raffle item Charter Arms “Pink Lady” S/N CCDL2010 at CT Firearms & Tactical donated by Charter Arms.
Attended CCDL Executive Member meeting
Attended CT State Trap Shoot at Hartford Gun Club. Participated and promoted CCDL to every vendor at the shoot.
Still waiting for information on CCDL participating in the Blue Trail/WPLR “Outdoor Sports Fair”





Executive Reports – Treasurer
$961.86 in the Bank ($721.52 plus pending $240.34 deposit from PayPal)
$50.00 cash with Merchandise Coordinator
$205.15 cash with Treasurer.
$1217.01 Total Funds Available / $721.52 Ready in Bank Account





7:11 Special Guests


Daniel Docker – Candidate for CT State Senate district 20


Daria Novak – Candidate for US Congress 2nd district


Craig Fishbein – On behalf of Martha Dean Candidate for CT Attorney General


Tim Plungis – Candidate for CT State Assembly District 41


William Nash – Candidate for CT State Assembly District 46


Jerry Labriola – Candidate for US Congress 3rd District







7:51 Break





8:12 Old business






2nd annual picnic


Gun shop assault teams


Legislative shooting events


State park carry project


Police chief letters





8:14 Committee Report – Membership


824 members


57 new since last month


Contact Nick at if you’ve dropped cards at a gun shop





8:15 Committee Report – Events


Submitted application for raffle and awaiting authorization from CT Dept. of Special Revenue.


Raffle tickets received


Need volunteers to contributed covered dishes/snack foods/desserts for picnic.


Working out details for fundraiser


Sent information to Lenny for flyer creation


Requested information from e-members regarding left over supplies from last year’s picnic.





8:16 Committee Report –LAC


Attended meeting at WLOP with CCDL President, VP and Attorney Craig Fishbein on best way for CCDL to help promote “pro 2A” candidates.
Shot with Martha Dean. Discussed campaign strategy


Attended the Kathy Brown meet and greet at “Nothing But Ammo” on June 20th.


Met with Jerry Labriola at private party and Peggy Rogers (Candidate for CT State Assembly in Milford, District 137).


Legislative Shooting events. Ran one 8 months ago. Going to have more.


CCDL should do a presentation at Guilford Sportsmen’s Assoc. in Oct.


Post labor day should have a shooting event. Hard to get other clubs to work a schedule with us.


Need to get legislators and candidates who want to be seen at these shoots.


Won a Henry Golden Boy which is being donated to CCDL for fundraising. Being engraved with CCDL logo for free by Baron’s Engraving.





8:21 Committee Report – Technology


Linked bank debit card to PayPal account to resolve issues with PayPal transfer limits


Transferred money to bank account


Added black t-shirts to website


Updated website and sent mass emails with Charter Arms as featured sponsor


Edited/formatted/sent email campaigns


Created for Jeff T.


Updated member details on website and Mail Chimp per Membership Coordinator.


Updated declaratory ruling article to include link to website per Membership Coordinator


Updated carry documents article to include DPS memo to State Police.


Attended NSSF First Shots program at Seymour Fish and Game and handed out CCDL cards to new shooters.


Donated a Facebook ad worth $12 to CCDL, running from 7/1 to 7/12 and received 21 clicks.





8:23 Committee Report – PR
Attended Executive meeting 6/28/2010.
Restocked CCDL cards at Newington Gun Exchange, JoJo’s Gun Works
Responded to several emails from website PR link.


Sent no emails to press contacts list.





8:24 Committee Report – Merchandise


At last meeting: 15 shirts, 3 hats and 8 pins sold for a total of $290. 2 shirts were donated to Martha Dean and her husband.


CCDL website has generated $140 in orders(4).


Total merchandise revenue this month is $430.





8:26 Picnic


Saturday, August 14th from 11-4 at Booth Memorial Park. Open Carry welcomed. No alcohol is being served.


Need volunteers for snacks/salads/desserts. Email or if you’d like to bring something.


_THE_ lemon cake will be there.


Free to attend.





8:26 Fundraiser


Will be raffling off Kimber .45 Ultimate Carry II, Charter Pink Lady S/N CCDL2010, Henry Golden Boy(engraved with CCDL logo), Nintendo Wii w/ Cabela’s Big Game Hunter, massage services, personalized hypnotherapy CD.


Can start selling tickets as soon as approval come from the state. Only 1000 tickets to be sold for $10 each.


Drawing to be held at WLOPA with shooting games and food. August 21st from 10-2.


Drawing will be at 1. You don’t have to be there to win any of the prizes in the raffle.


Tickets will definitely be available next month and sometime before that.


Fundraiser is free to attend, charge for shooting events. Food will be charged.


Contact for updates on when tickets are available for sale.





8:31 WPLR


Event being run by WPLR and Cox Communications.


CCDL is getting a booth. Should be about 2500 people between two days.


Pig roast only Saturday. Pre-sale tickets for pig roast are available. $25 for pre-sale, $35 at the door.





8:33 Gun Shop Assault Teams


Nick sent info to Jeff C. Working out the details on how to post info on website where people can get involved in interacting with gun shops.


Working on some sort of training program and record keeping/scheduling.


Need to find out where all gun shops in CT are. Have a good list, but there are likely more available.


No one’s name will be posted to web.





8:38 Gun shops in attendance


Arnie from CT Sporting Arms in North Branford (


Paul from Arms Exchange in Naugatuck. Grand opening July 23rd (





8:41 Close of meeting




A message from CCDL President Scott Wilson

An interview with current president of CCDL, Scott Wilson, discussing what CCDL is all about.