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Calling all Players, Team Managers and fans! CSSA really needs your support and participation in our November 14th Annual Awards Banquet at Fendley Farmstead! Deadline to purchase tickets is TOMORROW—Friday November 3rd at NOON! No ticket sales at the door.
Buy your tickets here and now:
This event is so important to our association. In one amazing evening filled with great food, laughter, and friendship, we honor our standout players, and of course celebrate this year’s winners of the prestigious Arnold Fowler, Lowell Lawson and Jeff Nichols Civic Awards. Also, we will induct the first honorees into the CSSA Hall of Fame!
Bring your appetite and some cash for the 50/50 raffle. It’s always a special evening at the awards banquet.
Attention players, managers and sponsors, don’t miss your chance to attend this year’s awards banquet, which will take place on Tuesday, November 14th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Fendley Farmstead, 1287 Sardis Road in Canton, Georgia. Ray DeLuca, CSSAs special projects director and banquet coordinator, has a very special event planned for us this year. Not only does he make all arrangements for this annual event down to every detail, he serves as Master of Ceremonies and always does a fantastic job. Come join the fun as we award batting titles, MVPs and more plus the worthy recipients of the 2023 Arnold Fowler Award, Lowell Lawson Award and the Jeff Nichols Civic Award.
This year’s menu will feature delicious pulled pork and pulled chicken with sauce served on the side, green beans with small potatoes, baked mac and cheese, dessert and drinks.
Tickets are only $25.00 per player and just $20.00 per spouse, family member or guest…a great deal for a wonderful evening of delicious food, celebration and fellowship. Tickets MUST be purchased by NOVEMBER 3RD at the CSSA payment portal:
No paper tickets will be issued, and tickets will not be sold at the door.
All those attending are requested to bring at least one new unwrapped toy for our holiday toy drive, “Every Child Deserves a Christmas.” And be sure to have some cash on hand for the 50/50 raffle/fundraiser too!
As always, player-sponsors receive free tickets–just be sure to contact Ray DeLuca ASAP (by November 6th) at (770) 355-3911 to secure your reservation. Sponsors who are not players will receive their ticket information by mail.
You don’t want to miss this year’s awards banquet. Only 200 tickets are available, so get them early!
BUY TICKETS NOW!
We can always use a few volunteers to check people in at the door and assist with the toy drive, 50/50 raffle, etc. so please reach out to Ray DeLuca (770) 355-3911 if you can help out!
The document Awards_Banquet_2023_Flyer__8.5___11_in_.pdf was attached to this post.
Hey golfers, it’s about time to put on those fall golf duds, tee off for a good cause and be part of this awesome golf outing benefiting the CSSA and its outreach programs! We’ll be teeing off in this 4-person scramble format on Monday, November 13th, 2023 at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club, 1003 Towne Lake Hills East in Woodstock, Georgia. The deadline to sign up is November 8th.
The event begins with registration and range time at 8:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $90 per person/ $360 per foursome, and includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch,and all contests, so take your best shot at the putting contest, long drives, and closest to the pin competitions as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes!
Be sure to get your:
Mulligans: $5 each, maximum 2 per player
Strings: $5 each, maximum 2 per player
Red Bombs: $10 each, maximum 1 per player
Don’t delay! Register and Pay today!
Here are the TWO STEPS you need to take to insure your spot now:
Note: If you want to purchase the maximum amount of Strings, Red bombs and Mulligans while paying online, just scroll down to the bottom of the form and click the green button marked “SUBMIT AND COMPLETE ANOTHER FORM” and you can click the boxes to add the specific extras you want, then complete your credit card info and you’re done!
If you can’t participate, but want to help make this event a huge success, please make a donation at the bottom of the page here: Make a Donation
Our summer 2023 tournament raised $5,500 for CSSA’s outreach programs, so please spread the word, bring a foursome to have a great time and raise money for a deserving cause! And of course, veterans participating will be honored.
Hole sponsors ($100 per hole) are also needed, so please help us get as many sponsors as possible! Contact Norman Thiem (770) 757-8467 for hole sponsorship. Deadline for sponsors is November 3rd.
For further information, contact: Tom Cameron (404) 918 0500 or Norman Thiem (770) 757-8467
The document F23_Golf_Tournament.pdf was attached to this post.
CSSA BOARD MEETING MINUTES
September 18, 2023
The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held September 18th, 2023, at Wicked Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:45 P.M.
Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Dick O’Connor, Robbie Crider, Dewey Hom, Maria Burden, Bob Werner, Marty Aftewicz, Dan Bonham, John Humeston, Leland Brown and Mike Maguire.
Board Members James Bauch, Ray DeLuca, Mike Parson, Steve Fleming and Randy Bergman were absent.
A. Minutes of the August 8th, 2023 meeting were reviewed, revised and Board approved.
B. Financial Statement: Treasurer Mike Maguire presented financials with a comparison 2022-2023 profit and loss statement and the report was Board approved. Overall the CSSA is in excellent financial shape and significant savings has been realized by the direct-from-manufacturer purchase of 80 dozen high-quality balls facilitated by DeWayne Logan.
C. of Fame Committee: Ray Deluca’s revised guidelines for the CSSA Hall of Fame (HOF) were presented and discussed. The official establishment of the CSSA HOF was voted upon and passed unanimously by the Board of Directors. There will be a nominating committee, picked by the Commissioner and Vice-Commissioner. The first group of inductees at the 2023 annual awards banquet will likely be larger than subsequent years, in which a limit of 4 nominees will be inducted into the HOF. Full details will be posted on Team Pages soon.
D. End of Year Field Requirements: Norman Thiem polled league directors on how many weeks each league will require to complete their seasons, including double-elimination tournaments where applicable so he can work out field availability with CRPA.
E. Charity Funds: $1,000 was given to a CSSA member whose child has sudden medical needs requiring extensive travel to increase her chances of a cure. Other CSSA members have volunteered to donate their airline miles to the family to ease their burden.
F. Flip-Flop Rule: The Board of Directors voted to make the flip-flop rule a league-specific rule that can be put in place at the league director’s discretion.
G. 2023 Annual CSSA Awards Banquet: Ray DeLuca, special events coordinator, announced that he has the details of the annual banquet confirmed:
-Tuesday, November 14th, at Fendley Farmstead (same as last year) at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
-Owner of Fendley Farmstead, Dena Milner, has given CSSA a generous deal again this year.
-Tickets will be $25 per player, with spouse tickets only $20 instead of last year’s price of $25. We look forward to more spouses attending this year. The capacity is 200 people, so members are encouraged to get their tickets NOW.
-Currently the menu will consist of Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken (sauce will be served on the side). Included is green beans with small potatoes as well as baked mac & cheese. Dessert and drinks are also included. By the way, this also includes pay for the 3 servers which we had to pay out of our CSSA funds last year.
-Final cost of the banquet is for everyone who attends to bring at least 1 unwrapped toy for the ‘Every Kid Deserves a Christmas’ charity.
-Tickets are available for purchase on CSSA’s TeamPages website with a tab on the main banner, or by clicking this link: https://www.teampages.com/forms/25278-CSSA-Awards-Banquet
-Arnold Fowler and Jeff Nichols Civic Award Nominations: CSSA members are encouraged to submit nominations in writing to Ray DeLuca for these two annual awards. Below are links to read candidate eligibility guidelines:
Arnold Fowler Award: https://www.teampages.com/organizations/2042/pages/85741
Jeff Nichols Civic Award: https://www.teampages.com/organizations/2042/pages/188400
-The deadline for nominations is October 13th. Send nominations to: email@example.com
Here’s a list of past award recipients: https://www.teampages.com/organizations/2042/pages/85742
H. CSSA Fall Charity Golf Tournament: This year’s fall charity golf tournament will be held Monday, November 13th at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club with tournament fees to be $90/single – $360 /foursome. Also available for purchase….Strings, Red Bombs and Mulligans. Package Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls, Tax & Gratuity, and lunch. Hole sponsors are needed! Volunteers are needed!
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. The October B.O.D. meeting will be held on Monday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. Location to be confirmed.
The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held August 8th, 2023, at Hobgood Park, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:30 P.M.
Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Randy Bergman, James Bauch, Dan Bonham, Dick O’Connor, Robbie Crider, Dewey Hom, Ray DeLuca, Maria Burden, Marty Aftewicz, Leland Brown, John Humeston and Steve Fleming.
Board Members Bob Werner, Mike Maguire, Mike Parson were absent.
A. Minutes of the July 3rd, 2023 meeting, having been emailed to all, were Board approved.
B. Treasurer’s Report: An updated report will be emailed later for approval.
C. Hall of Fame: Ray DeLuca, representing the Hall of Fame (HOF) committee presented a first draft of requirements and guidelines for the CSSA HOF. The draft was discussed, revisions proposed, and it was agreed that at the next B.O.D. meeting, the details and procedures would be confirmed and voted upon so that the first inductees could be nominated and voted in before the 2023 banquet where HOF inductions will take place.
D. Fee Waiver for 80-UP Club Members: It was discussed and approved by the B.O.D. that members of the 80-UP club will each be granted a waiver of fees for one league per season. The waivers became effective for the fall 2023 season. Funding comes from the CSSA charity fund.
E. Rule Update: Pitching Around the Screen: This proposal is to make the rule consistent with the “Pitcher must remain behind the screen” rule to help ensure player safety, and not allow an unfair advantage to the pitcher. Several proposals were presented and discussed at length, with the following rule update agreed upon:
First violation (pitching around the screen) in game:
Penalty: Dead ball, ball on batter, warning to pitcher.
Penalty: Dead ball, ball on batter, all runners advance ONE base. Pitcher removed from pitching position for remainder of game.
The rule update was voted upon and was approved by the Board of Directors.
The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. The September B.O.D. meeting date and location will be determined later.