News and Announcements
Hey players, your CSSA Board of Directors and volunteers are busy getting ready for CSSA’s fall softball season, which starts in early August. It’s time to pay your fees right here on the TeamPages website. You must have your fees paid prior to the first game of the season, so let’s get it done! Fees are $55.00 per league you play in, plus a $1.10 web processing fee. Still a bargain for 10 weeks of fun, friendship and great sportsmanship.
Click here to pay your fees: https://www.teampages.com/forms/25010-League-Fees
And please help us spread the word to men and women age 49+ that evaluations continue Saturday, July 29th and Sunday July 30th from 12-2 p.m. at Hobgood Park, Field #4 for the fall season. We would like to see a great turnout and bring in more new players this fall.
PLEASE NOTE: CORRECTION TO LOCATION—HOBGOOD PARK FIELD 4
Cherokee Senior Softball’s 2023 Fall season starts in mid August! With 500 members ranging in age from 49-90, and with eight leagues and about 38 teams, we have a league that fits every ability level. Many of our new members haven’t played softball for thirty years until joining our organization. All new player evaluations are based on abilities, and not ages. CSSA softball is more fun than you can imagine, with a ten week spring season and a ten week fall season, weekly stats and standings posted here on our website, awesome new jerseys, and a year-end awards banquet. So come on out to evaluations and get ready for some great recreation and camaraderie. Fees for the 10-week Fall season are only $55.00
New player evaluations will be held:
Saturday, July 22nd 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (please arrive at 11:30 a.m. for registration and check-in)
Sunday, July 23rd 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (please arrive at 11:30 a.m. for registration and check-in)
Saturday, July 29th 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (please arrive at 11:30 a.m. for registration and check-in)
Sunday, July 30th 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (please arrive at 11:30 a.m. for registration and check-in)
Location: Field 4, Hobgood Park, at the corner of Towne Lake Parkway and Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock Georgia. Bring I.D. and a credit or debit card to pay fees on evaluation day.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in playing, please put the word out regarding new player evaluations. All men and women who will be age 49 by December 31st, 2023 are welcome to join in. There are leagues playing at Hobgood Park (corner of Bells Ferry and Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock, Georgia) on Monday and Wednesday mornings as well as Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Thursday nights at Skip Wells Park off Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, Georgia. Players can be in several leagues if schedules/abilities permit.
Fall season starts mid-August – weather permitting. For more information, please call 770-400-9121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of inclement weather a notice will be posted here on TeamPages
Hey CSSA members, friends and fans! It’s finally time to tee up for charity at the 2023 CSSA Summer Golf Tournament Fundraiser, benefitting CSSA’s charity fund supporting current and former CSSA members on a need basis. Here are the details:
JULY 24, 2023 Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Shotgun –Check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.
Fairways of Canton Golf Club
400 Laurel Canyon Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
Fees: $90/single – $360 /foursome. Also available for purchase….Strings, Red Bombs and Mulligans for $5.00 each! Package Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls, Tax & Gratuity, and a buffet lunch including hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and coleslaw.
Secure your single spot or foursome now and please pay in advance at: https://www.teampages.com/forms/25013-Charity-Events and be sure to register and pay right away if you haven’t already done so! Last year was an amazing success and a lot of fun, so let’s get together and break some records for a great cause, everyone. Questions? Contact – Tom Cameron email@example.com (404) 918-0520
We need Hole Sponsors for the 2023 CSSA Charity Golf Tournament July 24th at Fairways of Canton! This is your chance to show off your business for only $100 and make a big difference in our community. Only 18 sponsorships are available. Contact Tom Cameron or Norman Thiem today to secure your sponsorship of a hole in this prestigious event. Proceeds will benefit CSSA’s charity fund supporting current and former CSSA members on a need basis. Time is running out! Please contact Tom Cameron: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Norman Thiem :email@example.com
CSSA BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 5, 2023
The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held June 5th, 2023, at Wicked Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:40 P.M.
Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Dick O’Connor, Ray DeLuca, Dewey Hom, Maria Burden, Bob Werner, Mike Parson, Leland Brown, Marty Aftewicz, John Humeston, Randy Bergman, Dan Bonham, Mike Maguire and Steve Fleming
Board Members James Bauch, and Robbie Crider were absent. Jerome Willingham was a guest.
A. Minutes of the April 4, 2023 meeting, having been emailed to all, were Board approved.
B. Financial Statement: Norman Thiem presented a mid-year financial statement and balance sheet, and aside from the slightly higher cost of credit card processing with the TeamPages site for events and registration fees, expenses are in line with expectations and CSSA is in good shape financially. Sam Clemons was presented with a check from the CSSA benefit fund and an additional $1,000 was collected from CSSA members on the TeamPages site which has been delivered to Sam as well, to assist with recovery from the loss of his residence in a recent fire.
C. 2023 Fall Sponsors: Even with our newest Dreamers league, we have enough sponsors for the Fall season and beyond, however, we are always actively seeking interested sponsors to join us in the event that an existing sponsor drops out.
D. CSSA Golf Tournament: This year’s summer tournament will be held on June 19th, 2023 at the Fairways of Canton Golf Club 400 Laurel Canyon Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
More foursomes are needed!
Fees: $90/single – $360 /foursome. Also available for purchase….Strings, Red Bombs and Mulligans for $5.00 each! Package Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls,Tax & Gratuity, and a buffet lunch including hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and coleslaw. Register and pay at : https://www.teampages.com/forms/25013-Charity-Events
Hole Sponsors: Hole sponsors are needed for the June 19th golf tournament–only $100 and sponsors will have a big presence at the event with custom signs. Please contact Norman Thiem (770) 757-8467 to sponsor a hole.
E. Evaluations: Fall Evaluations will be held Saturday, July 22nd from 12-2 p.m., Sunday July 23rd from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, July 29th from 12-2 p.m. and Sunday, July 30th from 12-2 p.m. The Board again discussed evaluations and how to better screen new players trying out to determine when they are not available to play and make the tryout/draft process even more seamless. As a reminder, for the Fall evaluation days every league director will be present and will evaluate players to provide more information for the draft. New players will be assigned a league or leagues based on the results, and can only be drafted to teams within that league (or leagues). It was decided that an additional “interview station” will be set up at check-in manned by Norman Thiem to be sure that the right questions are asked of new players so they are not drafted to a league that plays when they might not be available for scheduling reasons. There will be an all-managers meeting prior to the beginning of the draft to review the rules and ensure a smoother draft process.
F. Proposal for CSSA Hall of Fame (HOF): The Board voted to form a study committee with Ray DeLuca at the head, to create a proposal for a CSSA Hall of Fame to honor exemplary members. The committee will propose criteria for qualification as a HOF inductee, recommendations for a selection/induction committee and how to recognize and document inductees in the HOF.
G. Run Differential Calculation: There was a discussion of whether to change to a run differential rule calculation, and the Board decided to make no changes to the current rule.
H. Proposal for MSA Softballs instead of Trump Rocks: CSSA has the opportunity to acquire CSSA branded MSA balls for a significantly lower price than the Trump rocks currently in use. Trump rocks, and all softballs in general have gone up greatly in price and it was decided to try some of the MSA balls in next week’s games to see how they perform, and revisit the subject at the next meeting.
I. New First Aid Kits: Norman Thiem will order two new First Aid Kits, one for Hobgood Park and one for Skip Wells. The kit at Hobgood Park has been depleted. The new kits will be kept in a more secure, but accessible location.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next BOD meeting will be Monday, July 5th at 6:30 p.m. at a location to be determined.