MAR 2018 BOD MEETING
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
March 5, 2018
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held at Gameday Restaurant and called to order by Norm Theim at 6:40 PM;
Present members: Ray DeLuca, Bob Hammond, Darrell Moreland, Norm Thiem, John Humeston, Dan Flemming, Scott Parrish & Robbie Crieder;
Also attending: Lee Molway & John Moreland;
Absent Members: Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, Bob Werner
A. Minutes for February were read, discussed & approved for February;
B. Spring evaluations were held on Saturday & Sunday, February 17th & 18th, as well as Tuesday, February 20th at Skip Wells Park. Previous evaluations were cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Even with the bad weather the CSSA was able to attract 38 new players.
C. Board also discussed the situation of players who are released from a team to be notified prior to an upcoming draft. This is to give that person the opportunity to make arrangements to be reevaluated and to be considered for another team. The board discussed various options, and this issue will be addressed in the upcoming meetings to have a plan in place for the fall evaluations & draft.
D. Treasurer’s report was reviewed and approved by the board.
1. Beginning balance $10, 266.96, and ending balance of $8625.90. This balance reflects expenses for bank fees, general liability premium, Skip Wells rental, D & O Policy, etc, and an income of $1641.06.
E. Sponsorship list was discussed and updated as to who and who has not paid for the upcoming season. Fees need to be paid prior to placing orders for new uniforms. Ray will contact remaining sponsors, who have not paid, tomorrow in order to complete update.
F. Darrell Moreland has set up meetings and trainings with his umpire crew that will go over new rules, rules of play, use of language, etc.
G. Lowell Lawson League (LLL) asked for a variance on the amount of players that are to be designated for each league. Currently those teams have 14 players (enough to field a team +3). They requested to have 16 players on each LLL team instead of 14, because they don’t have enough people to make 5 teams. This will give everyone a chance to play, and cover player loss due to illness, vacations, etc. The board accepted this request for the Spring Season.
H. The BOD discussed the delay of the Spring Season by 1 week due to the past weeks of bad weather and not allowing practices, as well as the upcoming forecast of potential rain storms coming into N. Georgia beginning Sunday. Since we are playing a 10 game season we will have plenty of time to complete the season prior to the end of June. The board also discussed playing games the week of April 2nd, which is scheduled for Spring Break for local schools, to make up for this delay. Both issues were voted on and passed. Therefore, the CSSA will begin its Spring Season on Monday, March 19, 2018.
I. We discussed the purchase of an additional pitching screen, as to be made available during scheduled practices, and to replace 1 current screen that is beginning to deteriorate. The measure was voted on and passed. Ray will make arrangements to purchase a new screen this week.
J. A new wavier form has been designed to include the entire team instead of individual forms for each player. A correction will need to be made on the form, but they will be corrected, completed and passed out to all coaches and teams prior to the first game.
K. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018, at 6:30 PM at Gameday.
J. Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.
Daylight savings time begins 3-11-18 (set clocks ahead 1 hour, spring forward); Spring Equinox 3-20-18 (stand an egg on end);
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Happy Passover & Happy Easter