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Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Apr 5, 2019 2:44PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

March 28, 2019

The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 3-25-2019, at Game Day, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;

Present members: Ray DeLuca, Darrell Moreland, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, John Humeston, Don DiSalvo, Bob Hammond, Randy Bergman and Dick O’Conner;

Absent Members: Bob Werner & Robbie Crider

A. Ricky Shoop, director of American League, has resigned his position. Dewey Hom has taken over the position and will remain director until the fall elections.

B. Minutes from the 3-4-2019, meeting were discussed. There were a few minor corrections to be made. After corrections were made the BOD approved the minutes for publication.

C. With today (3-25-19) being the start of the 2019 season, we begin our 25th year as the CSSA. The first season began in 1994 with just a handful of people, and has grown significantly over the years. Congratulations to EVERONE, past and present, for being a part of this organization.

D. Financial Plan and Options were read by the BOD & discussed. The plans include current fees being paid by sponsors and players, a golf tournament and various other means of obtaining funds. It also pointed out expenses to be made throughout the year. It was agreed upon by the BOD that the plans and future options appear to be greater than the normal intake of fees and some less expenses. If everything goes according to plan, there may be a surplus at the end of the year that may go back to the players in some manner.

E. The Facebook page for the CSSA is up and running. It was agreed that we will try to add a donation page to benefit those members of the CSSA that are in some type of financial need. Please be supportive of this page and ‘LIKE’ so it may be passed on to others.

F. Sidelines Grill has set up a program that will give back to the CSSA 20% of their proceeds, of gross sales, on Tuesday nights for all players that visit and purchase food & beverages. Players will just need to notify their server that they play for a team in the CSSA. This is a program that is greatly appreciated by the BOD, and benefits the players and the league.

G. The Legends League has been renamed Hathaway League. The change is being made because Hathaway Insurance has stepped up and become one of our 2 major sponsors along with Cornerstone Financial Planners. A BIG Thank You goes to Hathaway Ins. for this sponsorship.

H. Bats will be tested on Tuesday, 3-26-19 and again on 4-2-19 for the National League. New approval stickers will be placed on each bat, and they must be present on the bat when entering the batter’s box. The BOD will continue to have bats checked after a home run has been hit, or a player was injured from a hard hit ball. Under the umpire(s) discretion, for the American, Masters and Cornerstone Leagues, bats will be tested. We remind ALL players… If a bat has been altered in ANY way, then that player will be removed from the game and may face up to a 1 year suspension.

I. The league is still looking for someone to step forward and take over as Treasurer for the CSSA. Anyone wishing to do so may contact any board member to volunteer for this position.

J. The Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019. A banquet location and/or catering business has not yet been determined. Ray DeLuca has been placed in charge of getting bids for the event. Remember, this will be the 25th Anniversary of the CSSA, and we encourage all players along with their significant other to attend.

K. Next scheduled meeting for the CSSA, BOD is 6:30 PM, April 29, 2019, at Gameday Grill in Woodstock. Please note, monthly BOD meetings have been changed to the 4th Monday of each month instead of the 1st Monday. This is in order to accommodate the entire BOD, and to lock in a location (Gameday) without interference.

Meeting was adjourned 8:40 PM.

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Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Mar 27, 2019 2:01AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

March 4, 2019

The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 3-4-2019, at R & M Hoagie Shop in Canton, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;

A. Minutes: February 18, 2019, was reviewed, and some changes were made and/or corrected.

B. Changes and/or corrections made:
1. Time limits for games will be 65 minutes for morning leagues and 60 minutes for evening leagues;
2. Skip Wells, Cornerstone, Masters, American & National leagues will begin open inning(s) after the 5th inning
3. Legacy, Legends & Lowell Lawson leagues will begin open inning(s) after the 4th inning;
After corrections were made the BOD voted and passed minutes.

C. Financial Report: Current Balance (after expenses) $6,048.39. Expenses were paid for:
Skip Wells, softballs, insurance and umpire shirts.
We still need to order some replacement shirts, as well as complete team shirts for new sponsors. Also need to pay fees for Hobgood Field rentals.
***It is VERY IMPORTANT that managers collect player fees at their FIRST game, and turn fees into their league director ASAP.

D. Rosters: Teams/Leagues with 10 or 11 positions will have 3 players over for maximum and 2 players over for minimum (personnel permitting). This measure was discussed, voted & passed.

E. Substitute players: will be league specific. Each league director will meet with managers prior to the beginning of the season, and place specifics in writing;

F. Treasure: We are still looking for someone to step forward and take over the office of Treasurer for CSSA in 2019. Currently Dewey Hom & Norm Theim are sharing responsibilities, but we need someone to take this position over in full capacity. Please contact one of the board members to apply for this position.

G. Spring season: will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019.

H. Sponsorships: Some changes to team sponsors are as follows:
1. Precision Door will replace Aable Johns;
2. Centennial Chiropractic will replace Precision Door;
3. Premier Collision replaces Cruise Planners
* Still need 1 sponsor for Wednesday morning*

I. Sponsor Plaques & Fees: Plaques for appreciation along with a bill for the upcoming 2019 season were received at the February 18th meeting. These should have been presented to the 2018 sponsors by the league director and/or team manager. It is imperative that sponsor fees be collected ASAP.

J. Hitting Pitching Screen: Clarification to hitting the pitching screen at a single time at bat:
1. Maximum number the screen can be hit by a batted ball is 3 times per at bat;
2. Hitting the pitching screen only counts as a strike when it is second strike.

K. Bats will be inspected for 2019. Bats will be inspected 1 team at a time in accordance to their practice times. If practice times are not available due to weather, then bats will be inspected prior to first games and/or ASAP. All bats passing inspection will have a non removable label attached, and labels must be present whenever the bat is used.

L. Player Eligibility:
1. All players must be 49 years of age or older;
2. Players will be placed into the best league that is in accordance with their skill level to protect them both offensively & defensively;
3. Players should be placed on teams to help maintain a competitive balance of adjustment.

M. Pat Hill: It was discussed and agreed upon that Pat Hill may return to the league to play ball w/o sitting out a year due to leaving a team in the prior season.

N. Proposal was made to change the draft process. Due to the length that this discussion will take, it was decided to table the discussion until our next BOD meeting. This may include tweaking the rules, players, leagues, teams, etc.

O. Next meeting will take place 6:30PM, March 25, 2019, Gameday in Woodstock.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.


We would like to Welcome Mike Moribaldi to CSSA’s list of Sponsors for the Spring 2019 Season. Information for his practice is shown below….glad we have him available in the event one of us needs an adjustment or can utilize his other services…
Dr Moribaldi, known as Dr Mike to all, opened Centennial Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression Center during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and located at 4343 Shallowford Road Suite B6, Marietta, GA. For nearly 23 years, he has been serving the East Cobb and Woodstock area. As a graduate of Life College, he maintains a practice philosophy of being family owned and strives to maintain a family friendly atmosphere to this day. As he says, “Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear, it is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.”
Dr Mike’s goal is to do more than just adjust your spinal issues, he looks at the total overall health of his patients, specializing not only with back, neck, shoulder, hip adjustments, shoulder injuries and elbow pain, but also addressing health/nutrition, pediatric adjustments, carpal tunnel syndrome and even sinus conditions. Other services offered are therapeutic exercise, injury treatment, X-rays and Standard Process Whole Food Supplements sold only through medical professionals.
He enjoys working with athletes of all ages and has been team chiropractor for both of Pope High School’s football and wrestling teams. Now, he is playing on Hobgood fields with CSSA.
To find out more regarding Dr Mike, see his website and/or Facebook page, stop by the office or give his office a call at 770-649-1730. He is ready to help you and your family with health, wellness needs and concerns. His website is: and can be reached at: Cell number 770-331-0952.
All forms of payments are accepted and accepts most major insurance plans including Medicare.

Tryouts at Hobgood Park today have been cancelled due to inclement weather. Someone will be at the park for those who don’t see this note to take their information and will be advised of next week’s time and place.
Thank you..

Evaluations for Spring 2019 Leagues began this past Sat and Sun (9th & 10th) of which we had 19 those two days. We need more players for the coming season so everyone, get out there and promote CSSA organization please. All evaluations are based on abilities and not age so even if you haven’t played in several years, there is a team for you!
Yesterday (16th), even tho weather was not that conducive for playing, we had approximately 20 more prospective players tryout. Today Sun Feb 17, we will continue evaluations at Hobgood Park, Field #4 beginning at 1:00pm until weather or field conditions deteriorate.
Should today be cancelled, please check back here for notification – we will get it posted as soon as can.
NOTE – If needed due to weather etc., last evaluation date is Sun Feb 24, beginning 1:00pm at Carmel Elementary School, 2456 Bascomb Carmel Rd, Woodstock (approx 3mi south of Hobgood Park).
FYI Spring 2019 Season begins play the *WEEK of MARCH 25, 2019* and finishing mid June – as always, depending on how many rain-out dates experienced.
Each participant must register upon arrival, and receive a vest and ID number before taking the field. Players will get 10 swings from live pitching, infield and/or outfield evaluations and asked to run from home to first. During evaluations the evaluators will notify managers and team representatives of players: Name, ID number, age, position and their desire to play day, night or both.