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CSSA Board of Directors October Meeting

Posted by Yvonne Cartledge at Oct 5, 2015 8:06AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
September 28, 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; 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
Absent: Peter Fowler, National League Director
Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm
Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $18,188.10. Ending balance $20,509.98
Because the monthly meeting is being held before the end of the month, all revenues and expenditures are not up to date. The budget was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Topics discussed:
Dewey Hom lead a moment of silence for Jim Curtis who died on September 27th, 2015. “Jim was a true gentleman and teammate.
• Motion was made to increase sponsors fees for the upcoming 2016 season and. Fees will be increased from $300.00 to $350.00 per year.
• Permission given to Pete Fowler to purchase softballs for the upcoming seasons.
Banquet:
• Bedoes was selected to cater this years banquet, subject to price quote.
• No alcoholic beverages will be sold.
• Program: Design of the banquet program was discussed.
• The Board is looking for sponsors/players to donate items to be auctioned at the banquet. Contact any board member if interested in donating.
Board of Directors elections and other awards
Election for Vice Commissioner, Treasurer and Player Representatives will held within the next two weeks. Voting for the Arnold Fowler Award will also take place on the same ballot.
Voting for the Lowell Lawson Award will be held by the Board of Directors, and team managers at a date and time to be determined.

League Updates:
American League: Two rainouts so far this season. Considering adding a 9:30 game.
Senior League: On schedule.
Master League: Any player ejected, will miss the next game in the league he was ejected from. Written warnings should come from the Board.
Legacy League: Very competitive. Thank you to Ray DeLuca for filling in for Jerry Bohacek in his absence.
Lowell Lawson: Still adding players to equalize teams.
Other Topics: Congratulations to Scott Douglas, an athlete that the CSSA help sponsor for the Special Olympics in Wichita, Kansas. Scott won the Gold medal in the softball competition.

Next meeting October 26, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 7:55pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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