News and Announcements

PRESENT: Norm Thiem, Andy Tubbs, Leland Brown, Darrell Moreland, Dick O’Connor, John Humeston, Bob Werner, Bob Hammond, Robbie Crider, Don DiSalvo, Randy Bergman, Ray Bryant, Jack Delaney
ABSENT: Dewey Hom, Ray Deluca

Meeting called to order at 6:35pm
Minutes from last meeting were reviewed and approved
Financial report was reviewed and discussed and approved

Banquet update – approximately 120 tickets sold at this time.
National League director – because of voting irregularities, there will be a re-vote. Managers will be asked to have their players send their votes by email to Norm Thiem.

Proposal to create a second player rep was discussed. It was tabled and be discussed further at next board meeting.
League Specific Rules – All rules must be submitted in writing before the season to the Board of Directors where they will need to be approved.
All rules in new rules book will be discussed and will need approval. To be done at December meeting.
Proposal for a competitive balance change for all leagues. Proposed to go to a similar system used by Bob Werner and Randy Bergman in their leagues. Tabled until next meeting when options will be discussed.
Darrell Moreland resigned as Director of the Monday Morning Cornerstone League. The Board would like to thank Darrell for volunteering his time to serve in this capacity. Jack Delaney will be the new League Director. We would like to welcome Jack to the board.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05pm

Thursday November 14, 2019, the annual CSSA awards banquet will be held at Fendley Farmstead, 1287 Sardis Road, Canton, GA 30114 starting at 6:30 pm with Spring and Fall awards presentations after dinner. Prestige Catering will be doing the meal; menu choices are Chicken CorDon Bleu or Beef Fillet Medallions, salad, vegetables, rolls, drink and desert.

Prices for the banquet are $25 for player and/or $15 for spouse, friend. Included with player price is a free 25th Anniversary CSSA hat.

We need to have a count of how many are attending ASAP so if you have not bought your ticket(s) and wish to attend, please contact Anne Ryan at asap. We can list you as a Pay-Pick up your ticket at the door that night.

We also ask that you please bring an unwrapped child’s gift in order to support our local Toys for Tots Christmas programs; while not mandatory, any toy would be appreciated in making a child’s Christmas more enjoyable.
Hope to see you there…

The 2nd annual fall charity tournament will once again be held at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club, 1003 Town Lake Hills E, Woodstock, GA on Monday November 11, 2019. You do not have to be a CSSA member to participate – the more the merrier.
We are 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.
TIME – Check In and Practice at 11am – Shotgun Start at 12:00 Noon.
COST – $60.00 Advance and $65.00 day of event. This includes green fees, cart rental, range balls and tons of fun. Mulligans and Putt Strings will be available – 1 each at $5.00 each.
FORMAT – 4 person team, Scramble.
PRIZES – Lowest Gross and Net Scores, Longest Drive – under 64 yrs and over 65 yrs, Closest to Pin
Standard Course Rules Apply – NO metal spikes; Slacks, collared shirts, shorts fine but NO Jeans; each player required to have own clubs but if need, rental clubs are available.
CONTACT – Tom Cameron for more information, register to play either by email: or 404-918-0500. Please list your name, email address, if you have a team together or want to be placed on a team. Again, you do not have to be a CSSA member to participate.

Howard passed away Tues October 15, 2019 after an illustrious career as a Firefighter beginning in 1973 as not only a volunteer but eventually help organize into a paid department retiring as Captain in 1995. In same year, 1995, he helped form Cherokee Senior Softball Assoc with Lowell Lawson, along with a few others who remain players in 25 years of our organization. Up until the 2019 Season, Howard could always be found at every player evaluation and Managed the Custom Graphics team for many years. In 2011, he was presented the Arnold Fowler Award for many years and hours put forth with CSSA.

Service will be tomorrow October 18th at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw. Visitation is from 12:00 to 2:00 pm with Funeral Service at 2:00 pm. Address is 2950 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw 30152

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October 7, 2019

The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 10-07-2019, at Gameday Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:35 PM;

Present members: Ray DeLuca, Norm Thiem, Dewey Hom, Bob Hammond, Dick O’Conner, Robbie Crider, Mike Parson, Andy Tubbs, John Humeston, Bob Werner & Leland Brown.

Absent Members: Don DiSalvo, Randy Bergman & Darrell Moreland.

A. Minutes from the 9-02-2019, meeting was discussed & approved.

B. Financial report was read & discussed.

C. Discussed different avenues for 2020 season concerning sponsors, umpires and players fees. These items will be tabled until next meeting, and a sub-committee will be established to discuss and bring ideas for a plan for the future.
The sub-committee will consist of:
1. Mike Parson 2. Bob Hammond
3. Leland Brown 4. Ray DeLuca

D. Arnold Fowler nominations received:
1. Wes LeCroy 2. Gary Bedoe
3. Mike Fortenberry 4. Jerry King

E. Lowell Lawson nominations:
1. Jerry King 2. Norm Theim

F. Banquet Update:
Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Fendley Farmstead in Canton, GA. The banquet is limited to 200 people so please purchase tickets ASAP to guarantee a seat. No ticket sales at door. Start time is 6:30 PM, and should be over around 9:30 PM. It will be catered by Prestige Catering and the menu consists of two main entrees; Chicken Cordon Blue & Beef Filet Medallions, as well as salad, vegetables, rolls, drinks and dessert. Price is $25 per player and $15 for spouse. Each player will receive a free 25th Anniversary CSSA hat with their paid ticket. Additional hats may be purchased at $10 each. Tickets may be purchased from any league director. We also ask that you please bring an unwrapped child’s gift in order to support our local Toys for Tots Christmas programs.

  • In order to have an accurate head count, ALL ticket sales MUST be completed by 10-31-19.

G. Golf Tournament:
The CSSA Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019, at the Towne Lake Hills Country Club. Check-in and practice begins at 11:00 AM, and Shotgun start is at 12:00 PM (High Noon). Price is $60 per player in advance, and $65 on day of event. Contact Tom Cameron 404-918-0500, or Norm Thiem 770-757-8467, for entry forms or further details. We also ask for unwrapped child’s toys for our Toys for Tots Christmas programs.

H. BOD Positions:
There will be 2 BOD positions open for the upcoming 2020 season. If anyone is interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact anyone on the BOD ASAP. Nominations MUST be received by October 11, 2019. The 2 positions that will be available are:
1. National League Director
2. Treasurer
Currently there is 1 position that has two people in contention… Monday morning Gold Senior League has incumbent Darrell Moreland against Jack Dulaney.
Voting will take place beginning October 14, 2019, and extend through the end of fall season.

I. Reminder… GameDay, one of our CSSA sponsors, 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.

J. Next BOD meeting will be Monday, November 4, 2019, GameDay Grill, 6:30 PM.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

The purpose of the CSSA is to promote sportsmanship,
NOT gamesmanship.