Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association on Jan 17 2024 at 09:05AM PST in Fall 2023

The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held October 23rd, 2023, at Ralph’s Tavern, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:45 P.M.

Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Mike Parson, Robbie Crider, Ray DeLuca, Maria Burden, Bob Werner, Dan Bonham, John Humeston, and Mike Maguire.

Board Members Dick O’Connor, Marty Aftewicz, Randy Bergman, Dewey Hom, Leland Brown, Steve Fleming and James Bauch were absent.

A. Minutes of the September 18th, 2023 meeting were reviewed and Board approved.
B. Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Mike Maguire presented financials and the report was Board approved.
C. Hall of Fame Committee: Ray Deluca, on behalf of the nomination committee presented the list of veteran and current player nominees for the 2023 inaugural class who will be inducted into the HOF at the annual awards banquet.
D. Charity Funds: $500 was given to a CSSA member who was injured on the field, requiring surgery and loss of work.
E. 2023 Annual CSSA Awards Banquet Tuesday, November 14th: Ray DeLuca, special events coordinator, reminded the board to promote ticket sales for the annual awards banquet. He also called upon league directors to reach out to all team managers to promote the event among all players.
Tickets will be available for purchase on CSSA’s TeamPages website until noon on November 3rd with a tab on the main banner.
F. Lowell Lawson and Jeff Nichols Civic Award: The Board of Directors voted on the 2023 winners of these two awards, which will be announced at the November 14th banquet along with the winner of the Arnold Fowler award.
G. End of Season Awards: Norman Thiem reminded everyone that names for MVPs and batting champs, etc. need to be submitted to Randy Bergman as soon as the last games are completed so he can order the trophies in time for the banquet.
H. CSSA Fall Charity Golf Tournament: Norman Thiem reminded the board that 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. The deadline for registration is November 8th, and the deadline for hole sponsors is November 3rd.

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. The date and location of the next meeting will be announced later.


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