Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Apr 05 2019 at 02:44PM PDT in Spring 2019

March 28, 2019

The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 3-25-2019, at Game Day, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM;

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

Absent Members: Bob Werner & Robbie Crider

A. Ricky Shoop, director of American League, has resigned his position. Dewey Hom has taken over the position and will remain director until the fall elections.

B. Minutes from the 3-4-2019, meeting were discussed. There were a few minor corrections to be made. After corrections were made the BOD approved the minutes for publication.

C. With today (3-25-19) being the start of the 2019 season, we begin our 25th year as the CSSA. The first season began in 1994 with just a handful of people, and has grown significantly over the years. Congratulations to EVERONE, past and present, for being a part of this organization.

D. Financial Plan and Options were read by the BOD & discussed. The plans include current fees being paid by sponsors and players, a golf tournament and various other means of obtaining funds. It also pointed out expenses to be made throughout the year. It was agreed upon by the BOD that the plans and future options appear to be greater than the normal intake of fees and some less expenses. If everything goes according to plan, there may be a surplus at the end of the year that may go back to the players in some manner.

E. The Facebook page for the CSSA is up and running. It was agreed that we will try to add a donation page to benefit those members of the CSSA that are in some type of financial need. Please be supportive of this page and ‘LIKE’ so it may be passed on to others.

F. Sidelines Grill 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. This is a program that is greatly appreciated by the BOD, and benefits the players and the league.

G. The Legends League has been renamed Hathaway League. The change is being made because Hathaway Insurance has stepped up and become one of our 2 major sponsors along with Cornerstone Financial Planners. A BIG Thank You goes to Hathaway Ins. for this sponsorship.

H. Bats will be tested on Tuesday, 3-26-19 and again on 4-2-19 for the National League. New approval stickers will be placed on each bat, and they must be present on the bat when entering the batter’s box. The BOD will continue to have bats checked after a home run has been hit, or a player was injured from a hard hit ball. Under the umpire(s) discretion, for the American, Masters and Cornerstone Leagues, bats will be tested. We remind ALL players… If a bat has been altered in ANY way, then that player will be removed from the game and may face up to a 1 year suspension.

I. The league is still looking for someone to step forward and take over as Treasurer for the CSSA. Anyone wishing to do so may contact any board member to volunteer for this position.

J. The Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019. A banquet location and/or catering business has not yet been determined. Ray DeLuca has been placed in charge of getting bids for the event. Remember, this will be the 25th Anniversary of the CSSA, and we encourage all players along with their significant other to attend.

K. Next scheduled meeting for the CSSA, BOD is 6:30 PM, April 29, 2019, at Gameday Grill in Woodstock. Please note, monthly BOD meetings have been changed to the 4th Monday of each month instead of the 1st Monday. This is in order to accommodate the entire BOD, and to lock in a location (Gameday) without interference.

Meeting was adjourned 8:40 PM.


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