News and Announcements

August 31, 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; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Bruce Stokes, Interim Lowell Lawson League Director; Jerry Bohacek, Interim Legends 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 $5,638.47. Ending balance $18,188.10
Revenue: $12,960
Expenditures: $410.37
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.

Topics discussed:
Dewey Hom recognized and thanked the statistician on getting the stats posted in a timely manner.
Motion was made to increase statistician pay to $7.00. This motion was discussed and passed unanimously.

CRPA has an open date the week of September 21st. Directors can use this date to schedule make up games. Directors are to notify Dewey Hom of any games scheduled for this date.

Umpires: Grievances (protesting games) can only be filed on rule interpretations. Paul Knotts is rotating umpires schedules in hopes of controlling the speed of games.
Players cannot discuss any plays. Only the manager or designated manager can discuss a play. This is a reminder of an existing rule.

Board of Directors and League Directors elections:
Any CSSA members wishing to be a candidate for the 2015-2016 season as a Board member or League Director should submit their names to any board member by the end of September 2015. Elections will be held in October 2015.

Banquet: November 14th. The committee is still getting bids from sponsors on food. A proposal of $15.00 per player and $10.00 per guest is being considered.
Also discussion took place on the possibility of having wine and beer available.
Ron O’Donnell was given permission to secure entertainment for the banquet.
Motion was made, discussed and approved to allocate $250.00 for entertainment.

League updates: All leagues have been very competitive.

Arnold Fowler and Lowell Lawson nominations are also being accepted. All nominations must be accompanied with a paragraph, stating nominees qualifications. Send Arnold Fowler nominations to Glenn Peacock peacock7850@yahoo.com. Nominations will be accepted up to 30 September, 2015

Future Topics: Because of the increase in softballs, uniforms and other costs it is proposed that the CSSA consider raising player fees and sponsor fees for the upcoming Spring 2016 season and beyond. $55.00 for a 12 game season and $50.00 for a ten game season was discussed. This topic will be addressed at future meetings.

Other Topics: An email from Austin Fowler, the grandson of Arnold Fowler thanking the organization on continuing the Award honoring his grandfather and all that he stood for, was read.
Next meeting September 28, 2015. All are welcome to attend.

Adjourned at 7:53pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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Sep 8

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Sep 8, 2015 2:17PM PDT

NO GAMES TONIGHT.

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18 August 2015

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Aug 18, 2015 12:11PM PDT

All games cancelled tonight.

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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