2014 Family Picnic

Join us, August 16th, 2014 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford for our annual family picnic. This makes the 6th year for this picnic, and it’s always a great time for those that can make it. Bring your children, there is plenty of room to run and play, and this year will have a few more things for the little ones! Print the flyer, share with your friends. If you have any questions about what you can bring, please contact our Events Coordinator, Chris Duffy –

See you there!


Where: Boothe Memorial Park
5774 Main St. Putney
Stratford, CT 06614

Note: Please do not park on the grass. If the parking lot is full (it’s a little small), you can park nearby on Putney Chapel Way (see the map below), and walk into the park from there. It’s actually almost as close as the parking lot, and you wont have to walk up and down the hill.

(Click map for larger version)

(Click map for larger version)

Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a right; bear right (almost immediately) at next
intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your

Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a left; bear right at next intersection onto Main
St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.

Take exit 33 and follow signs to RT 110; stay on RT 110 (East Main St.) one mile
to traffic light at intersection of East Main St. and Main St.; take right onto Main
St. (still RT 110); take 3rd left by bearing onto Main St. Putney (pond on left);
follow for approx. ½ mile and Boothe Park will be on your right.

Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT


Meeting Minutes Jul 2014

CCDL General Meeting Minutes July 8th 2014
19:11 Meeting began with the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Welcomed first time members
Quick info on raffle, John Bolton Dinner – 3 seats up for raffle at meeting only.
Presidents Report: Busy with 2A candidate contacts, Exec meeting.
VP Report: Exec meeting, Bridgeport Rescue Mission broken into food and coats stolen – donations really needed to fill the gap.
Treasurers Report: Peoples Balance $8575, PayPal $2557, Sales $2827, Bolton Tickets $2000, Merchandise Expense $333, Web $122, Hall rental $200, Brochures $1010, Picnic $160, some other stuff I couldn’t copy fast enough, Total net expenses $3031
Dave Bicknell: Branford Gun club has raffle tickets in the back
Membership Report: Members 14424 of which 255 are new.
Events Report:  Picnic Aug 16th Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford, bring a dish, sign up for grill duty (2 grills 30 min stretch), cleanup, balloons, face painting, dog friendly, kid friendly, O/C friendly, no alcohol.
Fundraising Report: Ray in place of Bob – Bob doing a great job, Bolton Dinner July 20th $1000/seat
Raffle to win a pair and a single seat tonight. Tickets in the back.
Patterson Club in Fairfield.
Colt donates a 1911, Ruger something special, S&W a revolver from their performance center and there will be a nice gift for the attendees.
Sept 27th is the Poker Run, Flyers coming soon, Bikes AND cars are welcomed.  End at the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, Ranch only $15.
Permit Issues Report:
Hoffman’s class to be announced
Legislative update –
Need to help out the pro 2A candidates, volunteer, donate, place signs, call your friends, get them e
Commission (Sandy Hook) report suggests Man of magazines over 10 rounds, limit ammo purchases, rules against the capacity of loading firearms (anything that *can* take more than a 10 round magazine), Trigger locks, mandated storage in homes, shell casings serial numbered for tracking, mental health screening for anyone who owns a gun, micro stamping of shells as they are fired which would stop manufacturers from shipping to CT like CA did, smart gun technology.
Merchandise Report:
Selling water, pamphlets, shot glasses, last few poker run shirts, credit cards accepted.
New Business:
Matabasset Rifle and Pistol club Brian Kowalcik donation of $1500 check for litigation fund.
Rebecca – Meet and greet Tuesday 15th 5-7 at McBride’s Pizza in Wolcott. Senator Joe Markley, Rep Rob Sampson and other good folks.
New Haven Sportsman’s Club sent monthly $1000 litigation donation.
Candidates Open Mic:
Linda Szenkowicz running for state rep in 33rd district (Middletown) running against a 22 year incumbent.
Fundraiser at the Italian Center in Middletown July 23rd 5-8 featuring the Chubby Checker suggested donation $25
Angel Fernandez running for state rep in the 100th district against Matt Lesser
Kathy Pugliese – running in district 22 (Plainville, New Britain) against her cousin 20+ year incumbent. Has been on town council in Plainville in various roles.
Mark Greenberg running against Esty in the 5th Congressional district.
Penny Bacchiocci running for Lt. Governor, currently the representative for the 12th district (Stafford and Somers), voted against SB 1160, has 200 yard signs to give out.
Pablo Soto running in the 83rd district (Meriden and Berlin), electpablosoto on Facebook.
Quick notice from Jeri McMillan – volunteers needed focus on senate and house races where 2A friendlies are under attack and those where anti 2A are vulnerable.
Brian Saucier mentioned that we need to organize gun owners, all of them and get everyone ready for the elections.  Don’t go to the polls on your own, fill your car with gun guys and have the plan for who you are going to elect before you walk in.
20:30 short break
Steven on behalf of Phil Tripp running in the 17th District.
Kie Westby running for Attorney General, July 30th (Wed night) Middletown Elks fundraiser 5:30-8:30, catered dinner $40/pp suggested.
Closing notes:
Family Picnic needs volunteers to grill, and bring a dish to share.
Picnic is free
Ray Bevis – Raffle for Bolton dinner
Blue ticket 143, Red Ticket 425 congratulations.
Close of meeting.