Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Aug 04 2023 at 09:50AM PDT in Fall 2023

The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held July 3rd, 2023, at Wicked Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:40 P.M.

Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Dick O’Connor, Robbie Crider, Dewey Hom, Maria Burden, Mike Parson, Marty Aftewicz, John Humeston and Mike Maguire. Craig Pearson was a visitor.

Board Members James Bauch, Ray DeLuca, Bob Werner, Dan Bonham, Leland Brown, Steve Fleming and Randy Bergman were absent. Jerome Willingham was a guest.
A. Minutes of the June 5, 2023 meeting, having been emailed to all, were Board approved.
B. Financial Statement: Treasurer Mike Maguire presented financials and the report was Board approved.
C. League Headcounts: League directors reported their current headcounts and roster needs for the upcoming Fall season.
D. CSSA Golf Tournament: This year’s summer tournament (having been rescheduled due to thunderstorms) will be held on July 24th, 2023 at the Fairways of Canton Golf Club 400 Laurel Canyon Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
More foursomes are still needed.
Fees: $90/single – $360 /foursome. Also available for purchase….Strings, Red Bombs and Mulligans for $5.00 each! Package Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls,Tax & Gratuity, and a buffet lunch including hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and coleslaw. Register and pay at : Hole Sponsors: Hole sponsors are also still needed.
E. Evaluations: Fall Evaluations will be held Saturday, July 22nd from 12-2 p.m., Sunday July 23rd from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, July 29th from 12-2 p.m. and Sunday, July 30th from 12-2 p.m. The Board again discussed evaluations and how to better screen new players trying out to determine when they are not available to play and make the tryout/draft process even more seamless. New players will be assigned a league or leagues based on the results, and can only be drafted to teams within that league (or leagues). It was decided that an additional “interview station” will be set up at check-in manned by Norman Thiem to be sure that the right questions are asked of new players so they are not drafted to a league that plays when they might not be available for scheduling reasons. There will be an all-managers meeting prior to the beginning of the draft to review the rules and ensure a smoother draft process. Yard signs promoting evaluations were picked up for posting by board members.
F. Hall of Fame Committee: A list of the first four inductee candidates will be brought to the August board of directors meeting.
G. Double Elimination Tournaments: The possibility of establishing double elimination tournaments for the Patriots and Masters leagues was discussed.
H. Fall Player Fees to be Payable at TeamPages: Pending a few adjustments to the menus and wording in the League Fees section of TeamPages, players will be able to pay their fall fees at this link: :
I. Championship Shirts: Spring 2023 Championship shirts are now ready and available to the winning teams.

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. The August B.O.D. meeting date and location will be determined later.


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