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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
No games tonite (Tues Aug 27) at Hobgood Park – Rained out – per CRPA at 2:57pm. National, American and Masters games will be rescheduled by your Directors and posted on TeamPages League Site. Managers, for those without emails, please call your players and advise ASAP.
The week of Sept 23, 2019, CSSA will have no games at HOBGOOD PARK due to CRPA doing maintenance on all the fields. The THURSDAY games at Skip Wells will be not be affected.
This is the same week that Cherokee County Schools will be out on their fall break. AGAIN, no games week of Sept 23. This will push the schedules to LAST games of season Week of October 28, 2019.
Any questions, conflicts, etc., please contact your team manager.
Skip Wells Park
2334 Bells Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
Sat/Sun July 20th/21st
Sat/Sun July 27th/28th
All tryouts 12:00- 2:00
Please Get there early to fill out paper work.
Link below copy of Schedule PDF download.
Thanks from playing CSSA.
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
June 10, 2019
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 6-10-2019, at Game Day, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, John Humeston, Don DiSalvo, Bob Hammond, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Robbie Crider & Andy Tubbs.
Absent Members: Darrell Moreland, Randy Bergman
A. Andy Tubbs has been named the new director of American League, since Ricky Shoop resigned his position in March. Andy will remain director until the fall elections.
B. Minutes from the 3-25-2019, meeting were discussed & the BOD approved the minutes.
C. Financial report was read & discussed. The report includes income, expenses, player fees and sponsor fees. Current balance is $18,202, with approx. $5300, in expenses that are due within the next few weeks. BOD approved financial report.
D. The BOD is still looking for someone to step up and take over as Treasurer for the remainder of 2019 and into the 2020 season. Anyone interested… please contact any board member ASAP.
E. There are still a few sponsors who have not paid for the 2019 season. Ray will follow-up on the outstanding fees. Currently the CSSA has an outstanding sponsor balance of $3450.
F. The Facebook page for the CSSA is up and running. The donation page to benefit those members of the CSSA that are in some type of financial need has been added. Please be supportive of this page and ‘LIKE’ so it may be passed on to others.
G. A BIG 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.
H. All bats were compression tested for the National League, UNANNOUNCED. New approval stickers were placed on each bat, and they must be present on the bat when entering the batter’s box. Every bat that was tested was in compliance with manufacturer and the CSSA guidelines. 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.
I. Game time rules were discussed on how to manage the time so games will start on time and alleviate games beginning late which keeps players up to 11:00 PM.
Some of the ideas are:
1. Bat 2 times before changing positions;
2. Mercy rule;
3. Omit open inning;
5. Allow a total of 3 HR per game, per team;
6. After 3 HR it will become an out;
7. After 3 HR it will become an ‘inning ending out’;
8. Speed up players between innings (time clock);
9. Change first game to begin at 6:30 PM instead of 6:45 PM:
10. Courtesy runners from 2nd base, except for 1 designated batter.
These ideas are just some of the options, and will be discussed further at our next BOD meeting. The CSSA has a couple of months to discuss these options before any decisions are made.
J. The CSSA Golf Tournament was a huge success. The tournament raised $2695, and cleared approx. $1600 after expenses. Funds will be used as needed for our special needs project.
K. The Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019. A banquet location and/or catering business has not yet been determined. Ray has contacted 4 different venues to hold and cater the banquet, and is awaiting responses (bids).
L. Summer League is scheduled to begin on June 20, and run through August 8, 2019. This will be a 6 game schedule with a season ending tournament. The cost is $25 per player. Contact Robbie Crieder for information and/or sign-up.
M. Fall season is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 12, 2019.
N. Evaluations are scheduled for the fall season:
1. July 20 & 21 Skip Wells (12:00 – 2:00)
2. July 23 Hobgood Park
3. July 27 & 28 Skip Wells (12:00 – 2:00)
4. August 3 & 4 Hobgood Park (if needed)
O. Discussed umpire evaluations. Darrell is working on an evaluation form prior to fall season.
K. Next scheduled meeting for the CSSA, BOD is 6:30 PM, July 9, 2019, at Gameday Grill in Woodstock.
Meeting was adjourned 9:00 PM.