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Monthly Member Meeting – Tuesday, July 9, 2019

General Meeting of Connecticut Citizens Defense League was held on July 9, 2019 at Elks Lodge 44 Maynard Street, Middletown CT.  The meeting began at 7:00 PM and was presided over by Scott Wilson, with Cheryl Lemos as secretary.

The meeting opened with the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance

ATTENDEES

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Ray Bevis, Chris Lemos, Cheryl Lemos, Bob Starr, John Beidler, Kris Witherill, Robert Chambers, Scott Wilson, Holly Sullivan, Michelle McBrien, Keith Cagle,

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT: Walt Kupson, Dominick Basile, Frank Russello, Kevin Holian-Borgnis, Jonathan Hardy,

GUESTS: Laren Pizzitola

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

AGENDA

  • Executive and committee reports
  • Legislative Update (Status of current bills for this session)
  • Update and Volunteers for Outreach plan
  • Family Picnic
  • Black Guns Matter Event
  • Amicus Brief Update – Robert Chambers
  • Open forum

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report – Scott Wilson
-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19
-Communicated with legislators
-Media and press statements
-Responded to numerous emails and communications

-Numerous other tasks

Vice-President’s Report – Chris Lemos

-Worked on the website, blog, social media post, and membership emails.  

-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19

Treasurer’s Report – Robert Starr

-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19
-Available Funds:

  • People’s Bank Balance (Litigation) = $ 76,317
  • People’s Bank Balance (Operations) = $ 111,468
  • Paypal Balance = $2,081

Secretary’s Report – Cheryl Lemos  
-Created minutes for the previous monthly meeting and provided to the Technology Coordinator to post to the website.

COORDINATOR REPORTS

Membership Coordinator – Kris Witherill

-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19

-Community Outreach  discussion / sigh-up 
-Membership report

     -Member Total –     33865

     -New Members –    179

 

Events Coordinator – Holly Sullivan

-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19

– Family Picnic is Saturday August 24, volunteers and raffle items needed

– Friday, Sept 6 is Black Guns Matter speaking event at UNH

– 11th Anniversary Dinner is booked for Saturday February 22 at La Bella Vista

-Working on possibly hosting a shoot for college kids. No date scheduled yet.

 

Legislative Coordinator – Ray Bevis

-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19

– Manned the CCDL table at The Gun Store in Waterbury for their “Meet & Greet” event with Gavin and Dom on June 15th

-Attended an Outreach Committee Meeting on June 19th

-Met with Blue Trail Range to discuss them hosting this year’s Legislative Shoot. We will be having the legislative shoot there in October. This will be the 5th year in a row CCDL has held a legislative shoot. We invite ALL legislators, their staff, and their families. We have had about 100 attendees over the last 4 years. And we have had few that attended go and get their permits because of this event.

-Worked on Legislative shoot Save the Date email, Thanks to Lukasz for designing the flyer.

-CCDL presentation at the Quiet Corner Tea Party Meeting with Scott 

-Additional correspondence:

-Answered a few emails and phone calls

Merchandise Coordinator – Michelle McBrien

-Attended the Executive Board meeting on 06/25/19

-delivered decals to various stores

-picked up decals from our vendor

 

Permit Issues Coordinator – Jonathan Hardy

-Discussed current cases at the Board of Pistol Permit

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • July Food Drive – for nearly eight years, CCDL has collected and distributed food for those in need at our monthly meetings. Thank you to all of our members who generously donated canned goods and other non-perishable items to our January meeting.
  • Letter Writing Campaign – all CCDL members are encouraged to write pro-gun letters to the editors of news organizations.  

MEETING AGENDA DETAILS

  • Executive and committee reports
  • Legislative Update (Status of current bills for this session)
  • Update and Volunteers for Outreach plan
  • Family Picnic
  • Black Guns Matter Event
  • Amicus Brief Update – Robert Chambers
  • Open forum

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING

The next General Meeting of Connecticut Citizens Defense League will held on August 13, 2019 at Elks Lodge 44 Maynard Street, Middletown CT.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

 ADJOURNMENT

Scott Wilson called the meeting be adjourned at 8:30 pm

MINUTES PREPARED BY

Cheryl Lemos – Secretary CCDL

July 9 , 2019

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Events

11th Annual CCDL Family Picnic

On Saturday, August 24th CCDL will once again host our Annual Family Picnic at Boothe Memorial Park – 5800 Main Street on Putney, Stratford, CT from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

We’ll supply the burgers, hotdogs, soft drinks (no alcohol allowed in the park) and condiments. You can bring the family, the chips, dip, or whatever side dish (and a utensil to serve it) you’re most famous for making, and some lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. (Helpful hint: write your name on a piece of masking tape and attach it to your bowls/spoons/etc so you are sure to get them back)

This is a FREE event for CCDL members and their families.

 

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)

 

DIRECTIONS FROM RT. 15N (MERRITT PARKWAY) 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 left.

FROM RT. 15S (MERRITT PARKWAY) 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.

FROM I-95N 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.

FROM I-95S Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT 15S.