AUG BOD Meeting 2019
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
August 6, 2019
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 8-06-2019, at Hobgood Park, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:25 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Norm Thiem, Dewey Hom, Don DiSalvo, Bob Hammond, Dick O’Conner, Robbie Crider, Randy Bergman, Mike Parson, Andy Tubbs, John Humeston & Darrell Moreland
Absent Members: Bob Werner.
A. Minutes from the 7-09-2019, meeting were discussed & the BOD approved the minutes.
B. Financial report was read & discussed. The report will be passed onto the BOD via e-mail to read over and respond with and accept, deny and/or change by 8-8-19
C. There are only 2 sponsors who have not paid for the 2019 season. We will contact these sponsors to receive remaining balance.
D. Summer league is showing to be a big success with a total of 5 teams, and the 5th team has been named the Red Sox.
E. Discussed wasted times during games & how to improve:
1. Evening games will start at 6:45 PM, due to traffic coming in from interstates;
2. Each league will decide to play 55 minutes and 1 more inning, or 65 minutes and no more at bats;
3. Using the 1 pitch rule or regular pitching in the open inning will be decided by each league;
4. Courtesy runners will be league specific, i.e. unlimited or only 1 designated runner from 1st base, or insert runners when player reaches 2nd base.
5. Mercy rule enforced at 15 runs after 5 innings, or 4 ½ if home team is ahead;
G. Players MUST pay league fees by the second game of the season, and have a current waiver form. Remember, no pay, no play.
H. Umpires WILL ENFORCE the code of conduct. Only the manager/coach can question a call and/or discuss issues with the umpire. Infractions will go under executive review, along with the player representative and league director if a player is thrown out of a game
I. Our 25th Anniversary will be delivered at the beginning of the fall season. The cost will be $10 each. A hat will be FREE GIFT to all those players that buy a banquet ticket (spouse ticket is not included in this offer), prior to the banquet date of November 14, 2019.
J. The Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The banquet location will be Fendley Farmstead in Canton. The catering company will be Prestige Catering from Canton. Tickets for players are $25 each, and the spouse/guest is $15. Menu for banquet will be posted after next BOD meeting. No alcohol will be served at the banquet.
K. Reminder… GameDay, one of our CSSA sponsors, has set up a program that will give back to the CSSA, 20% of their proceeds, of gross sales, on Tuesday nights for all players that visit and purchase food & beverages. Players will just need to notify their server that they play for a team in the CSSA.
L. Uniforms and/or replacements need to be ordered ASAP. There is a 2 week turn around when placing orders.
M. We remind ALL players… If a bat has been altered in ANY way, then that player will be removed from the game and may face up to a 1 year suspension.
N. Next BOD meeting will be Monday, September 2, 2019, GameDay Grill, 6:30 PM.
Starting the last week of September, meetings will be conducted on the last Monday of each month.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM.
The purpose of the CSSA is to promote sportsmanship,
HAVE FUN & ENJOY