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April Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Apr 27, 2015 9:22PM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
April 6, 2015

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner, Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director

Absent: Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

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

Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed. Voted on unanimously to accept.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $9,523.56. Ending balance $10,195.92
Revenue: 5,683.11
Expenditures: 5010.75
Discussed and approved unanimously.
Topics Discussed:
League updates:
National League:
• Voted on National League Rule changes as per March minutes.
Passed unanimously.
Pete Fowler discussed a player conduct situation, Pete Fowler along with player rep. Terry Cartledge worked out a solution.
American League:
• There was a misinterpretation of the AL stats. We are in the process of correcting the problem. Everything should be fixed and posted no later than 18th of April.
Senior League:
• No issues.
Legends League:
• In the process of equalizing roster sizes.
Legacy League:
• No issues.
Other topics:
• Scorekeepers: A need for scorekeepers for Monday. Contact any board member if interested.
• The discussion of the use of masks for catchers. Masked could be supplied by the CSSA.
CPR and AED training for scorekeepers and directors. Peter Fowler is scheduling times for approximately 6 members who have expressed an interest to be trained.
• 20th anniversary CSSA shirts are on sale at Hopgood Park on game days. $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two.
• Lowell Lawson Award. A discussion on creating an award to be presented to anyone who has made significant contribution(s) to the betterment of the CSSA. Details on qualification(s) and criteria to be discussed further at future board meetings.
• Putting up another Banner to commemorate our 20th anniversary of the CSSA.
• Need to remind players of the importance of following a code of conduct. Umpires have the authority to expel a player from the game who don’t meet our guidelines.

Next meeting: May 4th, 2015 6:30 pm

Meeting adjourned at 7.25 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Glenn H. Peacock, Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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March Meeting Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Mar 11, 2015 1:47AM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
March 2, 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; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Absent: Bill Corridori, Legends League Director

Dewey Hom called meeting to order at 6:31pm.

Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed. Voted on unanimously to accept.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $8,853.79. Ending balance $9,223.56
Revenue: $2750.
Expenditures: $2380.23 (softballs)
Discussed and approved unanimously.

Topics Discussed:
• Insurance: $1520.00 spent on General Liability and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance.
• Softballs: Pete Fowler will distribute softballs to League Directors. Discussion on whether to give softball to umpires or managers who will give to umpires. Decision left to League Directors.
• Sponsors: Ron O’Donnell gave to Ken Taylor two checks for Super Sod and Able John Tree Services 2015 entry fees for $300 each.
Ray DeLuca presented a list of 23 sponsors who have paid their entry fees.
All Directors will verify the names for spelling so that schedules can be made.
• Uniforms: National League will order the dri-fit shirts. National League will cover additional cost.
Ron O’Donnell requested that League Directors get size and numbers to him instead of managers.
Discussion on need to order new uniforms for new teams along with teams that warrant replacement.
• Spring Schedule: All games are to be completed the week of June 22, 2015.
Pete Fowler will finalize playing schedule and will get information to Anne Ryan to print.

• Team Fees: Tuesday night directors will collect all monies and waivers for their respective leagues and present check(s) and waivers to the League Treasurer. Monday and Wednesday directors will also collect all monies and waivers and present check(s) and waivers to the commissioner.
• Scorekeepers: A need for scorekeepers for Monday and Wednesday mornings. Contact any board member if interested.
• Draft: League Directors need to get all names of players to Ken Taylor so the names can be entered onto the CSSA website. Managers must make every effort to have correct spelling verified before given to Ken Taylor.
• League Rule changes:
• National League:
• Going from 3 to 5 homeruns per game.
• 70 ft. bases between bases.
• 50 minute plus one inning time limit.
• Pitchers must stay in designated area after releasing pitched ball.
• American League: No flip flop rule.
• Senior League: No changes.
• Master League: 11 players in the field.
• Legacy League: Teams short a master player, can replace with a master player. Teams short of a “legacy” player can only replace with a “legacy” player.
• Lowell Lawson League: No changes.
• Other Topics:
WEBSITE: Make sure players names are clearly written and spelled correctly.
• Delay of starting first game of the day. If both teams have 8 roster players, game must begin. Otherwise 15 minute grace period begins at scheduled start. (i.e. 9:30 am or 6:30 pm.) All other games will start immediately after preceeding game. National League can start with 7 roster players.
• Ron O’Donnell congratulated Warren Butler on his handling the American League draft.
• Ken Taylor was nominated to have access to the CSSA website. Discussed and passed unanimously.
• Anniversary shirts will be available March 13, 2015. 120 shirts will be printed at. Motion made to sell at $15.00 per or 2 for $25.00. Discussed and passed unanimously.
CPR-AED training: Pete Fowler is coordinating a training session on a Saturday, date to be determined for anyone interested. Dewey Hom, Paul Knotts, Ray DeLuca and Warren Butler expressed an interest in attending.
• Practice Times; Contact your manager(s) for practice times. Times and dates are subject to change.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.
Next meeting: April 6, 2015 6:30 pm

Respectfully submitted

Glenn H. Peacock, Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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February Meeting

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Feb 7, 2015 4:52PM PST

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
February 2, 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; Bill Corridori, Legends League Director;Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:36 pm

Dewey Hom emphasize the need to follow Roberts Rule during the board meeting.

Quorum: 7 or more board members.

If we have a quorum and the time required to wait has been met, 2/3 of the votes are needed to pass any amendments. Abstentions or absent board members do not count in the total.

Majority votes carries on all other topics.

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

Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $8,353.79 Ending balance $8,853.79
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.

Topics discussed:
Insurance: Ken Taylor presented prices on General Liability Insurance for CSSA. Gives the association legal protection and gives the organization legal representation. The CSSA can only be sued the amount of monies in the treasury.

Directors and Officers are protected $1,000,000 at a cost of $400.00 per year.

Pete Fowler made a motion to increase the Directors and Officers (D&O) to $2,000,000 at approximately $800.00 yearly and to implement General Liability Insurance at approximately $640.00 yearly.
Passed unanimously.

Ron O’Donnell spoke to Attorney Andrew Jones a personnel injury attorney.
Attorney Jones said there is an “inherit risk waiver form is the first line of defense. Recommended having a pitcher liability waiver clause”

Motion made for remittance to Ron O’Donnell $100.00 for the cost of Andrew Jones information. Passed.

Ken Taylor presented a revised liability waiver form including pitcher recommendation to wear protective gear when playing.

Motion by Pete Fowler to repeal the rule using the pitching net in the American League.
Voted on motion from last meeting that American League remove pitching nets as per Warren Butler requested.
Passed 9-1.

Other Topics:

Ray DeLuca still collecting sponsors and sponsors entry fee for this upcoming season.

Pete Fowler designing 20th anniversary shirt. Prices range from $3.75 to $6.75.
Motion made to allow Pete Fowler authorization to order shirts. Passed unanimously.
Pete Fowler will provide a proof for next board meeting.

Purchase of a Banner to be displayed at Hopgood Park commemorating the CSSA 20th anniversary.

Ron O’Donnell brought to the attention of the board the misspelling of Sosebee on trophy presented to them. Corrections will be made.
Motion made and passed unanimously to reimburse Ron O’Donnell for the correction.

Practice Fields:
Week of February 16th National League teams will have full access to field #4
Week of February 23rd American League teams will have full access to field #4
Week of March 2nd Master League and Legacy teams will have full access to field #4
Check with your Director to schedule date and time for your team to practice.

Draft Dates:
National League Wednesday after the final tryout.
American League February 21st.
Master League February 24th
Legacy League February 27th or 28th.
All dates are subject to change.

Schedules: Pete Fowler will make every effort to have available upcoming season schedule.
Season is scheduled to start the week of March 23rd, 2015.

Future Topics:
CPR and Defibrillator training to be offered to all scorekeepers and any other CSSA members.
Collection of team entry fees.

Next meeting March 2, 2015. All are welcome to attend.

Adjourned at 8:08pm

Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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January Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Jan 12, 2015 12:01PM PST

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
January 5, 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; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Absent: Bill Corridori, 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 $8,403.79 Ending balance $8,353.79

Ken Taylor presented a financial statement showing last year’s expenses and revenues.
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.

Topics discussed:
Sponsors: Ray Deluca has received 7 paid sponsors’ entry fees for this upcoming season. All directors are asked to verify sponsors for their said league. Warren Butler has recruited two additional companies to sponsor teams for this upcoming season.

Softballs: Pete Fowler presented cost on different styles of softball that needed to be purchased for the upcoming season. Only yellow softball are being manufactured. The association still has white softballs remaining from the previous season. They will be phased out this upcoming season.

Inventory: The association has a sufficient amount of scorebooks for upcoming spring season.
Scorebooks will be ordered for the fall season.

Schedule for the Spring Season: March 23rd, 2015. This date is still waiting for confirmation from the Cherokee Recreation Department.

Practice dates will be given to League Director as soon as they can be confirmed.

Tryouts: February 7th (Saturday) and February 8th (Sunday) at 2:00 pm at Hobgood Park.
February 14th (Saturday) and February 15th (Sunday) at 2:00 pm at Hobgood Park.
Tryout flyers will be distributed throughout the community.

Terry Cartledge presented a revised Tryout Evaluations sheet.

Draft will take place as soon as possible. Every attempt will be made to have draft completed by end of February so players can be notified and practices can be scheduled.

Player Assignments: Every effort will be made to assign players to the appropriate league based on their skill level. This will be applied to this upcoming new tryout players. Current players who qualify to move up will be encouraged to do so. This is done so that this Association can maintain competitiveness and to ensure safety of other players.

Warren Butler has discussed with his managers that some players may need to move up to the National League.

A discussion ensued on how to best prevent players from moving up and down from league to league while maintaining continuity. No player(s) who are trying out can request what league they would like to play in. Placement will be based on abilities and availability. Player(s) trying out can only select what day(s) they are available.

Insurance: The purchase of liability insurance was discussed for this upcoming season. Several quotes were presented. The Board will be finalized quotes and what they cover before the start of the spring 2015 season.

Pitching nets: The Board discussed the pros and cons on implementing pitching screens throughout the association. Currently only National League and American League use said screens. The Board membership is split on this topic. Warren Butler polled his managers who unanimously opposed the use of nets. One reason being the inconsistency of umpires in administering the rules of use of pitching nets.

The Rules Committee will meet 11 January 2015 to finalize a proposal to the Board on whether to implement pitching nets. They will present their recommendations at the February board meeting for a vote.

Future topics: Increasing sponsor entry fees.
How to celebrate the Associations 20th year Anniversary? (patches, shirts, outings, etc.)

Next meeting February 2, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 8:22 pm

Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

CSSA Board of Directors MeetingDecember 1, 2014

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

Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm

Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, Voted on unanimously to accept.

Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $17,808.34. Ending balance $8,403.79

Meeting started with Dewey Hom reading a passage from Lowell Lawson philosophy on creating the Cherokee Senior Softball Association from 20 years ago.

Topics discussed:Softballs: Pete Fowler presented cost on different styles of softball that needed to be purchased for the upcoming season. Only yellow softball are being manufactured. The association still has white softballs remaining from the previous season. They will be phased out this upcoming season.Pete Fowler recommended purchasing the 44/375 SBA approved (yellow) at $40.00 a dozen.A motion was made to purchase 8 cases of the 44/375 SBA approved softballs. It was discussed and passed unanimously.

Inventory: 80 softball caps, miscellaneous uniforms, and scorebooks.Schedule for the Spring Season: It was voted on to started the season the week of March 23rd, 2015

Tryouts: February 7th (Saturday) and February 8th (Sunday) at 2:00 pm at Hobgood Park.February 14th (Saturday) and February 15th (Sunday) at 2:00 pm at Hobgood Park.

Evaluations will be given to League Directors as soon as possible.Draft will take place as soon as possible. Every attempt will be made to have draft completed by end of February so players can be notified and practices can be scheduled.

Sponsors: Warren Butler has commitment on a new sponsor. It is the mission of the CSSA to create a waiting list of possible future sponsors. Ray DeLuca will facilitate this endeavor.

Banquet critique: This years banquet was very successful. Approximately 126 people attended. 21 who paid but did not attend. Next years banquet will be celebrating our 20 years of existence. Tentative date will be 14, November 2015. Also, will look into having beer and/or wine available.Items for next meeting:

Ken Taylor will report on the cost of liability insurance for the entire league and fans.

Use of pitching nets by the American League..

Rules need to be discussed (i.e. grace period, 2 bases, etc.) Paul Knotts will chair a meeting with several directors.

Next meeting January 5, 2015. All are welcome to attend.Adjourned at 8:05 pmRespectfully submitted byGlenn H. Peacockpeacock7850@yahoo.com