News and Announcements
Tomorrow will be the Fall Charity Golf Tournament to be held at Towne Lake Hill Golf with Tee Off at 12:00pm and Registration starting at 10:30am. There are no storms in the forecast this week so all should go as planned. If there is anyone who wishes to play – even at this late date – please contact Tom Cameron at 404-918-0500 or Norm Thiem at 770-757-8467. Ray DeLuca will be collecting unwrapped toys for donations to Toys for Tots also. Please help to make a child’s Christmas a bit happier with your donations. Thank you.
Due to thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon (Wed Nov 11), we are postponing the Tournament until Wednesday November 18, 2020. More details to follow as soon as available.
Thank you to all participants signed up for today and hope to see all – plus any others who want to join in – next Wednesday the 18th.
ARNOLD FOWLER AWARD NOMINEES
The Arnold Fowler Award is based on the player that best exemplifies the qualities of: Sportsmanship, Integrity, Dedication and Teamwork
Only 1 vote per player per team
Mark with an X for only 1 person
_____ 1. Tom Ballard – Nominated for all his years of playing & coaching in the CSSA. He’s always willing to share his time & extensive knowledge with anyone whether it is before, during or after a game, or during the Tuesday open practice which he attends on a regular basis. He also participates a great deal during open evaluations. From what I have seen, Tom gives his all in everything he does. He is a true leader on the ball field and is willing to play any position that is requested of him. Plays: Monday Gold / Tuesday Masters
______ 2. Bill King – Bill is both a player & sponsor. He is one of the original CSSA players and has been in the league for 25 years. Bill is a person with outstanding sportsmanship. Since day one he has showed everything deserving of this award. Good attitude in all aspects of the game and an excellent teammate. Plays: Tuesday Masters / Wednesday Legacy
______ 3. John Moreland – He has been a member of CSSA for over 15 years as a player & manager. John has been a great example of sportsmanship & leadership in the NL, AL and recently the Monday Gold league. He is extremely competitive and a skilled player. As a coach he has been a great leader & motivator. Plays: Monday Gold / Tuesday American League
______ 4. Mike Parson – He is a great team player with an awesome attitude. He is always willing to help out with any team that is short of a player. He plays by the rules at all times, and encourages each player to do the same. He fits the profile for: Integrity, sportsmanship, dedication and teamwork. Plays: Monday Gold / Tuesday National League / Skip Wells
______ 5. Darvin Poole – Veteran player & sponsor. Unsurpassed integrity, southern gentleman, plays in 2 leagues, tremendous sportsmanship, family man & teammate. Priorities are in order: Faith, family, business & softball. He is a perfect example & representative of a senior softball player for the CSSA. Plays: Monday Gold / Tuesday American League
______ 6. John Schwartz – John is a long-time member of the CSSA. He always has a positive attitude and makes his teams better just by being there. He will play any position that you need from pitcher to SS and do it well. When we needed a sponsor, John steeped up and became a sponsor (Marietta Drywall). When told he was exempt from player fees, John declined & told us to give the money to a player that was struggling. We used the money to pay for a player who John probably never knew. He exemplifies the best in what we hope for in a CSSA member. Plays: Monday Gold / Tuesday National League / Wednesday Legacy
Ballots available starting tomorrow morning throughout the next 2 weeks.
CSSA BOARD MEETING
September 28, 2020
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held 09-28-2020, at GameDay, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 12:20 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Dewy Hom, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, John Humeston, Brad Tafoya & Leland Brown
Absent: Randy Bergman, Donny Adams & Robbie Crider
A. Minutes were read, a couple spelling corrections made and then approved.
B. Discussed sponsorships, and found that a few have not paid for the 2020 season. The following have not paid, but will be contacted by one of the board members: D-Bats, All Weather, Farmers Ins., El Ranchero, Gameday and Donovan’s.
C. The ejection rule was discussed, and passed as written in the August minutes. The rule reads as follows, and will be incorporated into the by-laws:
All ejections will be reviewed by the executive committee, after the first game suspension, provided there is no conflict of interest. Also, the BOD may add additional penalties if needed.
D. The Arnold Fowler Award was discussed, and a form will be posted on the web-site to be completed by any member of the league. Nominations will be accepted and placed on a ballot to be voted on by the players over the next few weeks. The award is NOT a popularity contest, but based on the accomplishments of the person with regard to: sportsmanship, integrity, dedication and teamwork. John Humeston, Bob Werner, Mike Parson, Andy Tubbs & Ray DeLuca will serve as the vetting committee for nominations and acquire pictures of said nominees.
E. As we complete the end of our 25th Anniversary of the CSSA, we would like to recognize Jerry King and Bill King as the only original players from the beginning 25 years ago. Thank you for starting & remaining a part of this organization.
F. Veterans Day Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, 11-11-20. The entrance fee will be $65 per person, and it will begin at 12:00 PM. Tom Cameron is the tournament head. Sign-up cards will be handled by the scorekeepers and will be available beginning next week. You do not need a team to enter. Individuals may sign up and will be placed on a team upon arrival.
G. In discussion about various organizations and their rules concerning bat warmers, it has been determined by the BOD that bat warmers will NOT be considered illegal. Due to natural temperature changes, during the season from cold to hot and hot to cold, no one should be penalized for protecting their equipment.
H. Awards Banquet scheduled for November has been officially cancelled, due to the COVID virus. However, the awards will be presented to the winners at the beginning of the spring season 2021.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:35 PM
CSSA BOARD MEETING
August 31, 2020
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held 08-31-2020, at Sidelines Grille, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:35 PM.
Members present: Ray, Dewy, Andy, Dick, Bob W, Norm, Robbie, Mike, John and Leland
Absent: Randy, Donny
A. Mike Parson is now the Asst. Commissioner. Mike takes the place of Bob Hammond who resigned on 7-15-2020, due to moving out of state.
B. Dewy Hom is now the Gold League director, taking the place of Jack Dulaney who also resigned 7-15-2020.
C. Brad Tafoya has been appointed as the new treasurer taking the open position that was being handled by Norm.
We thank all of the above for their past service, and welcome the new members taking over these positions in the middle of their term.
D. Minutes for July were read and passed
E. Financial report: after expenses for supplies, rental, scorekeepers, umpires, etc, the balance is currently $3308.43. We are still waiting on approx. $5100 to enter our account when all the player fees are received. This money should be deposited within the next 7-10 days.
F. There are a few sponsors that have not paid for the 2020 season. Members of the BOD will contact these sponsors in order to increase our balance for this and next year.
G. Labor Day Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, 11-11-20. The entrance fee will be $65 per person, and it will begin at 11:00 AM. Tom Cameron is the tournament head, and will provide additional information as the day nears.
H. Awards Banquet scheduled for November has been officially cancelled, due to the COVID virus. Plans may be to reschedule for February or March. A final decision for the banquet will be addressed at a later date. However, the awards will be presented to the winners at the beginning of the spring season 2021.
I. Discussion was conducted concerning the ejections, Rule #11. The rule needs to be looked at and further discussed with concern to emotional vs. intentional response/reaction.
The board would also like to adopt an amendment, to the rule, that we should add a statement to the current rule that would read: All ejections will be reviewed by the executive committee, after the first game suspension, provided there is no conflict of interest. Also, the BOD may add additional penalties if needed.
We also discussed that Rule #11 needs to be incorporated into the by-laws.
The BOD will further address these issues at the next meeting.
J. Substitution Policy was the next topic of discussion, but due to time restraints, and the season half over, the policy will be further discussed at a later date.
H. Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM