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CSSA BOARD MEETING
November 2, 2020
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held 11-02-2020, at GameDay, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:45 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Dewy Hom, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, John Humeston, Brad Tafoya, Randy Bergman, Robbie Crider & Leland Brown
Absent: Donny Adams
A. Minutes were read, and approved.
B. Golf tournament was discussed and remind everyone that it begins at 12:00PM on 11-11-2020.
C. Discussed the idea of opening a second account to be separate from the main account. This would be used to hold money that will mainly be used for charity expenses. After some discussion a vote was take. The vote did not pass.
D. After vote totals were given for the Arnold Fowler Award, it was announced that this year’s recipient of the award is: Mike Parson
E. A new award was discussed & instituted called the Founders Award. The winner(s) of the 1st Founders Award: Jerry King & Bill King. They have been with the CSSA since the beginning, 25 years ago. Congratulations!!!
F. At this time the Lowell Lawson Award has not been decided. It will be reviewed and discussed by the BOD over the next few weeks.
G. The Arnold Fowler, Lowell Lawson and Founders Awards will be presented to the winners at the beginning of the 2021 season.
H. Championship shirts for the fall season need to be ordered. Winning coaches need to have sizes turned into Norm by Monday 11-9-2020. Shirts will be given to the coaches as soon as they are received from the printer for distribution.
I. Champion managers must also select the MVP from their team, and return the results into Norm by 11-9-2020. These awards will be presented at the beginning of the 2021 season.
J. Discussed the possibility of having a winter league. The BOD feel it is necessary to conduct more study before a decision is made. Games would take place in the afternoon. There would be NO morning or evening games.
K. The CRPA has set the season for the CSSA to begin on March 8, 2021. League games will actually begin on March 15, 2021 and be over by the end of June.
L. Evaluations for the Spring Season will be conducted on:
1. February 20 & 21
2. February 27 & 28
M. 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. A final vote was conducted on the issue and passed.
N. The board discussed the issue of picking up a pitcher if a team is short players, and the normal pitcher and/or his backup is not available. This will be discussed and finalized at the next meeting
O. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on 12-7-2020, at Gameday Grill.
Meeting ended at 8:30 PM.
Everyone….I have been notified that due to the time changes of early November, the Check in time and Registration will begin at 10:30 with Tee off at 12:00 Noon. Sorry for the late notice of changes.
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.