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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
Time to swap out those Softball Shoes and Bags for Golf Shoes and Bags everyone!!
The 3rd Annual CSSA Fall Charity Golf Tournament will once again be held at Town Lake Hills Golf Club, 1003 Towne Lake Hills E, Woodstock GA on Wednesday November 11, 2020. You do not have to be a CSSA member to participate either – the more, the merrier!! Friends, Family, Spouses, Business associates, Sponsors and anyone who wants to spend a fabulous day on the golf course knowing it is a worthwhile cause plus have a great time!!
We will be collecting new, unwrapped toy(s) to be donated to Toys for Tots – while not mandatory, any toy would be appreciated in making a child’s Christmas more enjoyable this year especially with so many families being affected with lost income due to COVID-19. Contributions-donations are accepted also. All proceeds will be donated to a Charity.
TIME: Check In and Practice at 11:30am SHOTGUN START at 1:00pm
Standard Course Rules Apply – NO metal spikes, slacks, collared shirts, shorts fine but NO jeans. Each player is required to have their own clubs but if need, rentals are available.
COST: $65.00 per person – Includes Green fees, Cart rental, Range balls – Mulligan and Putt Strings will be available at $5.00 each at check in.
FORMAT: Scramble – 4-person team but do not have to have a full team to play, pairings will be done day of play. With COVID-19 issues, there will be 2 people per cart.
PRIZES for: Longest Drive – player over 65 yrs. old Longest Drive – player under 65 yrs. old. Closest to the Pin Lowest Gross Score Lowest Net Score
Those aged 75+ may hit from red tees if they like.
Registration forms can be obtained from any Scorekeeper, your League Director, or Tom Cameron starting Tuesday night, September 29. Fill out completely and return card to your Scorekeeper. You do not have to have a team to play, pairings can be done as registrations come in, or if there is someone you wish to be placed on a team with, please note.
If have any questions or wish to register other times, please contact Tom Cameron at 404-918-0500 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org Confirmations will be sent afterwards.
As with any gatherings, CDC mandates regarding will be followed for this event.
Week of Sept 21 thru 23, 2020, CSSA WILL HAVE NO GAMES AT HOBGOOD PARK as CRPA has set aside the week for Field Maintenance. Some Leagues will have their games at SKIP WELLS PARK located at 2334 Bells Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30066 – which many of you are familiar with.
The Leagues that will be playing at Skip Wells Park are:
CORNERSTONE Monday morning the 21st starting at 9:30am – 2 Games
LOWELL LAWSON Wednesday morning the 23rd starting at 9:30am – 2 games
LEGACY Wednesday evening the 23rd starting at 6:45pm – 2 games
All Leagues will play at Hobgood Park the following week – Sept 28, 2020. Any questions, please contact your manager or Norm Thiem 770-757-8467