CSSA Board of Directors MeetingJanuary 11, 2016Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner; Warren Butler, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Mike Parson, American League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Jerry Bohacek, Legends League Director; Bruce Stokes, Lowell Lawson League Director; Scott Parrish, Player RepresentativeAbsent: Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director
Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Commissioner Dewey Hom began the meeting with addressing the decision that was made in a special meeting held 12-30-15 with a vote of 8-1-2 abstentions, to eliminate senior bats and have the National League use bats approved by the ASA. This decision was precipitated by the concern for walkers outside of the ballpark and players safety. CSSA was formed to provide men, 50 and older, a place to play recreational softball. The Board of Directors is following CSSA’s original intent, charter and guidelines. We believe there is a place for Senior tournament play, it’s simply not at CSSA.
The National League director and managers expressed there displeasure with this decision and stated they will be looking at the possibility of leaving the CSSA so that they can continue using senior bats. Various board members expressed a desire to come to some kind of agreement so that the players in the National League can continue playing in the CSSA. This portion of the Board meeting ended with no definite resolution from the National League Director and managers.
The general Board meeting continued. Pete Fowler, National League Director excused himself from the meeting.
Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $7260.99. Ending balance $5391.82The budget was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Topics discussed:Tryout/Evaluation DatesFebruary 6th (Saturday) and 7th (Sunday)February 13th (Saturday and 14th (Sunday)All tryouts will be held at Hobgood Park between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pmStart of the Spring 2016 season
March 14, 2016 will be the start of the upcoming season.
SponsorsLetters have been mailed out to the sponsors indicating increase in sponsorship fees. The new cost is $350.00 per year (spring and fall season).
The Board also voted to increase players fees $5.00 to a total of $50.00 per player. Passed unanimous.
Next meeting 6:30 pm February 1th , 2016. Adjourned at 8:45 pm
Respectfully submitted byGlenn H. Peacockpeacock7850@yahoo.com