Meeting Minutes Jun 2014

7:07 Open Meeting and moment of silence

7:13 Executive Report – President
Communicated with Attorneys and reviewed Appellate Brief
Communicated with pro-2A candidates.
Fielded emails
Conducted executive member meeting in New Britain
Met with Senator Markley and several other about State Senate campaigns
7:19 Executive Report – Vice President
Delivered food to Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Worked with e-members to get new trifold brochures printed.
Arnie from CT Sporting Arms again donates money collected from his customers for litigation fund – $400
7:20 Executive Report – Treasurer
Income this month – $15,245.16
Expenses – $13,815.21
7:22 Coordinator Report – Membership
787 new this month
14,169 total
7:23 Coordinator Report – Events
Annual Family Picnic – 10-4 August 16th at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. Dog and OC friendly. Free to the public
7:24 Coordinator Report – Permit Issues
If you know anyone with an appeal coming up, contact jonathan. He’s hosting a training session to learn the process.
Appeals are out to 2016 with some towns reverting to old behavior. Generally, we’re seeing the same issues from the same towns as repeat offenders.
PSA: Always be completely honest on your permit application, because you can’t resubmit until 12 months after you’ve originally filed.
Hartford’s permit detective was denying applications and pocketing the money. We need to make sure he doesn’t get his pension.
If you ever had a restraining order, you MUST list it on the application, EVEN IF the arrest was erased from your record.
7:39 Coordinator Report – Merchandise
Cadillac Ranch was very profitable for merch sales.
7:40 Coordinator Report – Fundraising
John Bolton Fundraising Event
– Targeting high-end donors
– To be held at Patterson Club in Fairfield, $1,000/person $9.000/table
Poker Run
– September 27th (Saturday)
– Opening it up to more people by having it end at Cadillac Ranch. Show up for a good time even if you don’t ride.
– Still starting at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post
7:45 Special Guest – Matthew Corey, Candidate US Congress, 1st District
7:50 Special Guest – James Brown, Candidate US Congress, 3rd District
7:54 Special Guest – Theresa Tillett, Candidate CT State Senate, 2nd District
7:56 Special Guest – James McGovern, Candidate CT State House, 15th District
7:58 Special Guest – Rusty Meek, Candidate CT State House, 12th District
8:01 Special Guest – Doug Dubitsky, Candidate CT State House, 47th District
8:05 New Haven Sportsmen Club donation for $1,000
8:05 Break
8:27 Presentation: Campaign Support for State Senate Candidates
8:56 Close of meeting

Exclusive Dinner with John Bolton

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) has secured Ambassador John Bolton as a speaker for a small, private dinner that we are hosting at the Patterson Club in Fairfield on July 20th, 2014. This fundraising dinner is specifically designed to appeal to gun owners that are also business owners, gun manufacturers and other high-profile individuals. The event will be by invitation only and will be closed to the press. 100% of net proceeds go to the CCDL Litigation fund to fight further infringement on our Second Amendment rights.

Tickets are available for a donation of $1000 per person or $9000 for a table to ten for gun clubs and various manufacturers. There will be a cocktail hour in which people can speak with Ambassador Bolton personally and get a photograph. We also plan to have a live auction for a couple of highly collectible firearms from Colt’s Manufacturing Company and Ruger Firearms. Colt’s has generously donated a unique Colt 1911 Marine Pistol from the Colt’s Custom Shop for which they have a 5-year wait list.

Connecticut is on the front lines for gun control. If last year’s laws are allowed to stand, they will be a blueprint for further infringements on our gun rights for ALL states to follow. If you are not interested in attending, I would appreciate it if you could circulate this to some of your friends and associates that might be interested.

Please help support CCDL in fighting for YOUR Second Amendment rights!

Contact Bob Ferguson with interest.