December Meeting Minutes
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