Posted by Robbie Crider on Feb 05 2019 at 06:57AM PST in Spring 2019

February 4, 2019

The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 2-4-2019, at R & M Hoagie Shop in Canton, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;

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

Absent Members: Bob Hammond & Randy Bergman

A. Minutes for January were reviewed, discussed and approved

B. Financial Report: Net income for January $6906.69, and bank savings total of $8044.46. Currently the CSSA has a total liability and equity of $17,544.46. This was discussed & approved.

C. Evaluations for Spring Leagues begin this Saturday with the following dates & times:
1. February 9 & 10, from 1PM – 4PM at Hobgood Park
2. February 16 & 17 from 1PM – 4PM at Hobgood Park
3. February 24 from 1PM – 4PM at Bascomb Carmel Elementary * If necessary *
4. March 3 from 1PM – 4PM at Bascomb Carmel Elementary * If necessary *
Each participant must register upon arrival, and receive a vest and ID number before taking the field. Players will get 10 swings from live pitching, infield and/or outfield evaluations and asked to run from home to first. During evaluations the evaluators will notify managers and team representatives of players: Name, ID number, age, position and their desire to play day, night or both.

D. Signs for evaluations will be available on Wednesday, February 6, for any and all BOD members to post for advertising evaluations in various areas of the county.

E. Insurance for 2019 was re-purchased in the event of an accident or other type issue on the playing field. This includes: $2,000,000 for general aggregate, $1,000,000 for personal and advertising injury. The policy also contains various particulars for players and BOD members. The total for this policy is: $725 per year ($700 policy fee & $25 broker fee).

F. We are still looking for someone to step forward and take over the office of Treasurer for CSSA in 2019. Currently Dewey Hom & Norm Theim are sharing responsibilities, but we need someone to take this position over in full capacity. Please contact one of the board members to apply for this position.

G. Plaques have been ordered and will arrive this week to present to the 2018 sponsors. They will be hand delivered to those sponsors in order to show appreciation as well as to check on their status for renewing the 2019 season.

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

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

J. Ray McClure presented the CSSA Rule Book and Constitution that the newly formed Rules Committee has been working on over the past few months. They have recommended some changes, clarifications and additions to the CSSA BOD. These issues were seen and heard, and a follow-up meeting concerning these issues will be conducted on Monday, February 18, 2019. At that time the BOD will discuss and vote if what changes and/or additions will or will not be accepted.

K. Bats will be inspected for 2019. They will be inspected 1 team at a time in accordance to their practice times. All bats passing inspection will have a non removable label attached, that must be present whenever the bat is used.

L. Due to time restraints, the adding of 2 new awards for end of year beginning in 2019 was not discussed or voted. This will be held over to our next meeting;
1. Sportsman of the Year
2. Manager of the Year

M. Next meeting will take place 6:30PM, February 18, 2019, Gameday in Woodstock. This will mainly be used to discuss the Rule Book & Constitution changes presented by the Rules Committee.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.


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