Meeting Minutes Aug 2011

7:09 PM 8/9/2011
Open meeting and introduction, and moment of silence

7:13 PM 8/9/20115
Executive Report – President
Called exec meeting and discussed picnic, purchasing tables/canopy/etc, WPLR pig roast, leasing a storage area, candidates to come speak, new “Is That Legal” brochure printing, putting on a new 2A rally, Setting up a PAC (which isn’t likely to happen)
Met with Attorney to discuss possibility of some time in the future setting up a legal defense fund, but a lot of work needed before that
Wrote update for our e-mails – Contact your US Senators and Representative on Project Gunwalker
Attended Sunday meeting, but had to leave early due to weather.
Invited Justin Bernier to speak at our meeting
Started outline for true ‘Shall Issue’ reform in Connecticut

7:15 PM 8/9/2011
Executive Report – Vice President
Attended exec member meeting.
Attended meeting with attorney
Organized, set up and staffed booth on Saturday at WPLR event.
Entered new members into database

7:16 PM 8/9/2011
Executive Report – Secretary
Attended executive member meeting

7:16 PM 8/9/2011
Coordinator Report – Membership
Printed/Folded brochures

7:17 PM 8/9/2011
Coordinator Report – Events
Picnic coming up August 27th. Please contact if you plan on bringing side dishes or want to help setup/cleanup. RSVP if you can.

7:18 PM 8/9/2011
Coordinator Report – Technology
Updated user database per Membership coordinator’s
Send e-mail and facebook updates
Attended Blue Trail WPLR event.

7:19 PM 8/9/2011
Ken’s incident OCing around Police Officer
July 22nd, 2011 was approached by a Trooper from Troop E and asked what his business was. Trooper requested ID and pistol permit. Bank where he was located was not posted. Trooper took ID and Permit to car. Short while later Trooper returned into bank and handed back ID and
Permit. Trooper questioned Ken about reasons for Open Carrying even though he understood the laws. Trooper said if someone made a complaint, he would have to arrest Ken for Breach of Peace. Ken finished business at bank and Trooper agreed to meet after bank business was finished. Ken approached the Trooper and continued the conversation. Ken felt the Trooper was unprofessional in his speech during this manner. Complaint was filed through their website for complaints/compliments. No profane language was used, but Ken feels the Trooper’s overall demeanor was unprofessional. Got some response from a Lt. from DPS who after some further questions said there was no reason to continue the investigation and no further action needed to be taken, but would file the complaint permanently in the Trooper’s file in case a future event occurs.

7:26 PM 8/9/2011
Executive Report – Treasurer
Getting introduced into protocols and procedures.
Completed necessary steps to manage financial resources
Transferred all accounting information into Quickbooks.
Received $254 sold in product and $50 in donations at WPLR.
Attended Exec. board meeting
Attended meeting with Attorney
Attended Sunday WPLR/Blue Trail event, but had to leave early due to weather.
Ongoing financial activities:
– CCDL will have to replace the pop-up canopy on loan to us by VP and Tech. Coordinator that was damaged by severe weather on Sundary morning
– Preparations are ongoing for the August Family picnic.

7:31 PM 8/9/2011
Special Guest – Justin Bernier – Candidate for US Congress, 5th District

7:47 PM 8/9/2011

8:01 PM 8/9/2011
Old business

8:02 PM 8/9/2011
Family Picnic
August 27th at Booth Memorial Park in Stratford, CT
Setup starts at 9:30, event starts at 11.
No Alcohol because all lawful forms of carry are allowed.
Looking for other raffle donations

8:04 PM 8/9/2011
Rich B’s new website
Rich’s case is still sitting in the process. Any updates will be posted on the above site and

8:04 PM 8/9/2011
Open Forum
Utah had a reciprocity agreement with many states. Last year they had cancelled 200+ permits. In the first half of this year they had to cancel almost 300 permits due to the Utah permit being cheaper than the other state’s permit and the other state cancelled reciprocity with Utah.

8:07 PM 8/9/2011
Shall issue reform in CT
Scott started and outline for the campaign.
When it’s done, we’re going to need volunteers to go to their reps and senators to get this passed. We’re going to need enough backing in the legislature to get it passed.

8:10 PM 8/9/2011
Project Gunwalker
Read our last members update.
Contact your US Representatives and Senators and get them to take action.
Brief Summary: ATF was going to border town gun dealers and getting them to notify the ATF when known gun smugglers came into the store. The ATF told the gun dealers to sell them the firearms and those firearms made it across the Mexican border and end up being used by the drug dealers in Mexico where some Border Potrol Agents where killed by them.

8:12 PM 8/9/2011
Close of meeting.