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August Meeting

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Aug 8, 2015 6:15AM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
August 3, 2015

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Bruce Stokes, Interim Lowell Lawson League Director; Jerry Bohacek, Interim Legends League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Absent: Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm
Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $10,396.45. Ending balance $5,638.47
Revenue: $450.02
Expenditures: $2268.00
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Topics discussed:
Fall Season: August 11. Tuesday night.
August 17 and 19. Monday morning and Wednesday morning and evening.
October 26 is designated as the last possible week to complete the Fall 2015 season.
If rainouts occur, the schedule will be followed as printed. Make ups will be rescheduled.
League updates: No issues presented by those in attendance.
All teams managers need to accurately submit their rosters to the League Director as soon as possible.
Lowell Lawson League: Needs someone to become a manager. Anyone interested should contact Bruce Stokes.
Board Elections: Nominations are being accepted. Submit any nominations to a member of the Board of Director. Each nomination will go through a review process by the Board of Directors.
Arnold Fowler and Lowell Lawson nominations are also being accepted. All nominations must be accompanied by a paragraph, stating nominees qualifications. Send Arnold Fowler nominations to Glenn Peacock peacock7850@yahoo.com. Nominations will be accepted up to 30 September, 2015

Other Topics:
AED/CPR Training: Training will take place between the Fall and Spring season.
Future Topics: The potential of raising the sponsor and player fees.
Next meeting August 31, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 7:40pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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July Meeting

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Jul 24, 2015 5:42AM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
July 13, 2015

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Bruce Stokes, Interim Lowell Lawson League Director; Jerry Bohacek, Interim Legends League Director
Absent: Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative
Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm
Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $16,445.39. Ending balance $10,396.45
Revenue: $804.00
Expenditures: $6,852.95
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Topics discussed:
Welcomed new members to the Board: Bruce Stokes, Interim Lowell Lawson League Director
Jerry Bohacek, Interim Legends League Director
Voted to accept members as Interim for remainder of the fall season.
Spring Results: Season was competitive in all Leagues.
Fall Season: August 11 and 12. Tuesday and Wednesday night.
August 17 and 19. Monday and Wednesday morning.
Lowering Age requirements (National League Only)
Discussion on lowering the age requirements to 48 years of age for National League members only. If not drafted, player cannot play in an other leagues until they qualify at age 50.
A poll was taken by the members present on whether to implement such a rule change. 5-2 with one absentia not to implement such a rule. Further discussion will be at next meeting when all members are present.
Anniversary Shirts: A motion was made to use any profits from the sale of shirts to make a donation of $100 to the Special Olympics. Passed unanimously.
Board Elections: Discussion on how the elections will be held before the Fall Banquet took place. It was discussed whether to create a nomination form so that members nominated have the necessary skills (i.e. Treasurer position, person has financial background) before being placed on the ballot. It is the goal of the board to have as many members possible to vote in the elections.
A motion was made to have the elections including Board of Directors and League Directors to be held before the Fall Banquet. Logistics to be worked out, with the intent to have a vetted process for the nominees by the Board of Directors in place. Pass 6-2
League updates: No issues presented by those in attendance.
Other Topics:
The Lowell Lawson award to be voted on by the Board of Directors and League Managers. To be discussed further.
Next meeting August 3, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 7:55pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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CSSA Board of Directors Meeting

Posted by Yvonne Cartledge at Jun 18, 2015 4:48PM PDT

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Conference Call: Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director;

Absent: Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Interim Legends League Director;

Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm

Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, voted on unanimously to accept as presented.

Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $22,487.00. Ending balance $16,445.39
Revenue: $2,266.29
Expenditures: $8,308.00
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.

Topics discussed:

Bats being on the ground and leading to potential interference calls was discussed. The board discussed the use of bat racks that can be attached to the fences so that softball bats won’t be on the ground leading to potential interference plays. The National League will begin using the portable bat racks.

Sliding/peeling off into second base is still a work in progress. The umpires will continue to use their own discretion on making the call and the timing of the play as it develops. The runner should either slide or peel off to the outfield side on any force close plays at second base. The concern for the safety of the players is our utmost priority.

Speed of Play. All teams should continue to play the games in a most deliberate manner. On deck batters should be ready to bat and/or pick up bats used by the previous batter. Also, pinch runners should be inserted into the game as soon as possible so not to delay the playing of the game.

Sub Committee Report: Ray DeLuca will continue as Interim Legends Director.

Discussion on the elections of League Directors and Board of Director members. It is the goal of the Board to have elections take place before the yearly Fall Banquet while assuring that all members have the opportunity to vote.

Creating a new Lowell Lawson award was discussed. Paul Knotts will provide to the board a description and criteria that a recipient would have to meet in order to receive said award. Once submitted, the board will vote on acceptance.

League updates:

National League:
Pete Fowler informed the board that we only have enough softballs to support a ten game Fall season.

American League:
Made up rain out games. Having a tight race for first place.

Master League:
Any ties that result after the end of the scheduled season play, will lead to games being played immediately after last scheduled game. (i.e. approximately 9:30 pm and/or 10:30 pm) that night.

Senior League:
No issues

Legends League:
No issues

Legacy League:
No issues
Lowell Lawson League:
No issues

Other Topics:
Discussion to expand the age groups for players to 48-49 years of age. No decision has been made as of this report. To be discussed further.

20th anniversary CSSA shirts are on sale at Hobgood Park on game days. $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two. Members are encouraged to purchase shirts to help defray the cost of shirts.

A proposal for setup of the banquet by Paul Knotts was made. He proposed that a banquet fee credit be issued for those who are involved in the setup and/or take down. This would further enable those who have a problem affording the banquet be able to enjoy the festivities. This would include wives/partners. To be discussed at future meeting.

Next meeting July 13, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 8:35pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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***Fall Evaluations***

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Jun 4, 2015 2:14PM PDT

July 14 & 21 at 6pm, Hobgood Park, Field 4

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May Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at May 12, 2015 9:38AM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
May 4, 2015

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner and Acting Legends League Director , Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner, Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director

Absent: Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative Glenn Peacock, Secretary, Peter Fowler, National League Director, Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director

Dewey Hom called meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Secretary Minutes: Discussed from e-mail sent by Glenn Peacock last month, and approved.

Treasurers Report: A printed version was handed out to those present. Starting balance was $10,189.82. With the input of sponsor & player fees, and payouts for umpires, scorekeepers and various other expenses the current balance is $22,487.10. The budget was discussed and approved.

Topics Discussed:
1) Anniversary Shirts: As of today there has been a total of $385.00, collected in sales for the shirts (money has not yet been deposited into account). Contact Warren with questions or orders.
2) Rain-Outs & Updates:
A) American League: Will play a 12 game season. One (1) game was made up last week. Warren will speak to players and managers about the Code of Conduct concerning arguing and language at tomorrow night’s games.
B) Masters League: Playing one (1) week behind, but trying to make up one (1) rain-out to complete a 12 game season. Ron will also speak to players and coaches at tomorrow night’s games concerning Code of Conduct.
C) Legacy League: Will make up rain-out game at the end of the season
D) Gold Senior League: Will begin playing two (2) double headers starting on May 11, and June 1. This will allow league to have a 12 game season. Ray will speak to players and coaches next Monday about Code of Conduct, and remind them that only the coach should discuss issues concerning the game with umpires.
E) Legends League: Everything seems to be OK, and some bad situations from the past have been corrected and worked out.
F) Lowell Lawson League: No report given

3) Rules Sub Committee Meeting: Will be conducted next Monday evening 7:00 PM, at Sidelines Grill, 5343 Old Hwy 5, Suite 301, Woodstock, GA 30188 (located in the Toonigh Kroger Shopping Center). Subcommittee will consist of: Dewey, Ray, Warren, Ken & Ron. If anyone else from the board wishes to attend, please let Ray (770-355-3911) know ASAP in order to have adequate room for seating.
The topics to be discussed:
a) Voting on awards
b) Rain-out standard
c) Runs for and/or against
d) Tie breakers
e) Etc.

4) Evaluations – Fall League: Evaluations will be conducted on Tuesdays – July 14 and 21, beginning at 6:00 PM

5) Fall Draft:
a) National League – Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (Pete)
b) American League – Saturday, July 25, 2015 (Warren)
c) Masters League – Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (Ron)
d) Legacy League – Saturday, August 1, 2015 (Randy)

6) Fall Season Begins: Monday, August 10, 2015 (voted on and passed)

7) Scorekeepers: We now have 3 working, and a 4th will be added beginning June 1, 2015.

8) Pay Raise: A motion was given to have a $3.00, pay raise to scorekeepers on Tuesday and Wednesday night games to be comparable with other games. The motion increases the pay from $17.00 per game to $20.00 per game. A second motion was given to have a $5.00 pay raise for Monday morning games. The increase goes from $20.00 to $25.00 per game. Both motions were discussed and passed.

9) Family Loss: It was brought to our attention tonight that the brother of Patrick Leonard (3rd baseman for Peachtree Wealth Services) passed away last week. He died from a freak accident in his home. Since we were not made aware of his loss, we did not send any flowers to his funeral as we customarily do. We will discuss an alternative after more information of his passing is obtained.

Next meeting will be on the second Monday, June 8, 2015, due to time and day conflicts with several board members.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ray DeLuca
Gold Senior League Director
djray351@aol.com
770-355-3911 C
770-479-4217 H