Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Feb 01 2019 at 02:22AM PST in Spring 2019

January 28, 2019

The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 1-14-2019, at Game Day, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:15 PM;

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

Absent Members: 0

A. Treasures Report: Ending Balance for 2017 was $10,927.34, and ending balance for 2018 was $10,637.87. With some new added expenses, the CSSA is maintaining a balance within $300 of last year. The report was voted on and approved. We will also have Anne Ryan to publish financial statement to our website.

B. Sponsorships for the teams were discussed to see who’s in and who’s out. Currently there are only 3 paid sponsors for 2019. We need everyone on board AS WELL AS PLAYERS to work on existing and new sponsorships. Darrell agreed to sponsor a team for the upcoming year.

C. Since Ray arrived late the minutes for December had to wait to be discussed. Minutes were discussed, and only 1 correction needed to be made: Bob Hammond was present at the December meeting.

D. The recipients who received the donations, presented by the CSSA in December, were very grateful and express their sincere appreciation to the entire CSSA.

E. CPRA will be hosting an awards banquet on Thursday, 1-24-19, at the Bluffs in Canton, GA at 6:00 PM. Members of the BOD will attend and support the CPRA for all they do for our community.

F. We are still looking for someone to step forward and take over the office of Treasurer for CSSA in 2019. Please contact one of the board members to apply for this position.

G. Spring Evaluations will be conducted on the following dates and times:
1. Saturday – February 9, 2019 from 1-4 PM… Hobgood Park
2. Sunday – February 10, 2019 from 1-4 PM… Hobgood Park
3. Sunday – February 24, 2019 from 1-4 PM… Bascomb Carmel Elementary
4. Sunday – March 3, 2019 from 1-4 PM… Bascomb Carmel Elementary

H. Practices will begin on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Hobgood Park.

I. Spring season will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019.

J. The BOD discussed, voted and passed the measure to continue to allow 49 year old players to join the CSSA.

K. Discussed Programs for 2019:
1. New Tuesday Morning League
a. 2 teams for players that want to play an additional day, but are too high a level to play on Wednesday morning;
*Until we can determine how many people sign up for spring and wish to participate in this league it will be PLACED ON HOLD.

2. Revenue
a. Players fees will remain at $45;
b. One FREE ticket to banquet per sponsorship; this will save CSSA approx $250

3. Discretionary Expenses
a. Reduce insurance coverage from $2MM to $1MM for D&O… save $468
b. Increase the number & types of awards… cost $240
c. Increase end of season cook-out fund; $200/league… cost $900
d. Fewer Championship Shirts. No co-champs… save $450
e. Set banquet budget at $1000 over ticket sales… save $500
f. No capital expenditures… save $1,675
g. Increase recruitment budget… cost $750
h. No softball sales… cost $665
i. Team-pages fees… cost $695

4. Net change in income… saves $325

L. Add 2 new awards for end of year. This will be discussed & voted at next meeting;
1. Sportsman of the Year
2. Manager of the Year

M. Next meeting will take place 6:30PM, February 4, 2019, R & M Hoagie Shop, 117 E. Main St, Canton, GA

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.


2019-02-01T07:52:45.000-08:00February 01 2019, at 07:52 AM PST, James Ledoux said:

I just wanted to say that I appreciate the work that the CSSA Board does in promoting Senior Softball. As with many volunteer Board positions, this is pretty much a thankless job. Your diligence/ hard work has paid off and made this League outstanding and one that we all can be proud of.
Thanks again and Blessings,
Jim Ledoux
Manager, Sidelines Grill