CSSA Board Meeting Minutes September 18, 2023

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Oct 10 2023 at 05:23AM PDT in Fall 2023

September 18, 2023

The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held September 18th, 2023, at Wicked Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:45 P.M.

Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Dick O’Connor, Robbie Crider, Dewey Hom, Maria Burden, Bob Werner, Marty Aftewicz, Dan Bonham, John Humeston, Leland Brown and Mike Maguire.

Board Members James Bauch, Ray DeLuca, Mike Parson, Steve Fleming and Randy Bergman were absent.
A. Minutes of the August 8th, 2023 meeting were reviewed, revised and Board approved.
B. Financial Statement: Treasurer Mike Maguire presented financials with a comparison 2022-2023 profit and loss statement and the report was Board approved. Overall the CSSA is in excellent financial shape and significant savings has been realized by the direct-from-manufacturer purchase of 80 dozen high-quality balls facilitated by DeWayne Logan.
C. of Fame Committee: Ray Deluca’s revised guidelines for the CSSA Hall of Fame (HOF) were presented and discussed. The official establishment of the CSSA HOF was voted upon and passed unanimously by the Board of Directors. There will be a nominating committee, picked by the Commissioner and Vice-Commissioner. The first group of inductees at the 2023 annual awards banquet will likely be larger than subsequent years, in which a limit of 4 nominees will be inducted into the HOF. Full details will be posted on Team Pages soon.
D. End of Year Field Requirements: Norman Thiem polled league directors on how many weeks each league will require to complete their seasons, including double-elimination tournaments where applicable so he can work out field availability with CRPA.
E. Charity Funds: $1,000 was given to a CSSA member whose child has sudden medical needs requiring extensive travel to increase her chances of a cure. Other CSSA members have volunteered to donate their airline miles to the family to ease their burden.
F. Flip-Flop Rule: The Board of Directors voted to make the flip-flop rule a league-specific rule that can be put in place at the league director’s discretion.
G. 2023 Annual CSSA Awards Banquet: Ray DeLuca, special events coordinator, announced that he has the details of the annual banquet confirmed:
-Tuesday, November 14th, at Fendley Farmstead (same as last year) at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
-Owner of Fendley Farmstead, Dena Milner, has given CSSA a generous deal again this year.
-Tickets will be $25 per player, with spouse tickets only $20 instead of last year’s price of $25. We look forward to more spouses attending this year. The capacity is 200 people, so members are encouraged to get their tickets NOW.
-Currently the menu will consist of Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken (sauce will be served on the side). Included is green beans with small potatoes as well as baked mac & cheese. Dessert and drinks are also included. By the way, this also includes pay for the 3 servers which we had to pay out of our CSSA funds last year.
-Final cost of the banquet is for everyone who attends to bring at least 1 unwrapped toy for the ‘Every Kid Deserves a Christmas’ charity.
-Tickets are available for purchase on CSSA’s TeamPages website with a tab on the main banner, or by clicking this link:
-Arnold Fowler and Jeff Nichols Civic Award Nominations: CSSA members are encouraged to submit nominations in writing to Ray DeLuca for these two annual awards. Below are links to read candidate eligibility guidelines:
Arnold Fowler Award:
Jeff Nichols Civic Award:
-The deadline for nominations is October 13th. Send nominations to:
Here’s a list of past award recipients:
H. CSSA Fall Charity Golf Tournament: This year’s fall charity golf tournament will be held Monday, November 13th at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club with tournament fees to be $90/single – $360 /foursome. Also available for purchase….Strings, Red Bombs and Mulligans. Package Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls, Tax & Gratuity, and lunch. Hole sponsors are needed! Volunteers are needed!

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. The October B.O.D. meeting will be held on Monday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. Location to be confirmed.


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