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The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held Monday, June 10th, 2024, at Wicked
Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:35 P.M.

Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Maria Burden, Mike Maguire, Paul Markley, Dick
O’Connor, Mike Parson, Marty Aftewicz, John Humeston, Robbie Crider, Dan Bonham, and Ray
DeLuca.

Board Members Dewey Hom, Steve Fleming, Randy Bergman, and James Bauch were absent.
Thomas White and Mike Wootton were visitors.

A. Guests Introduced
B. Minutes of the May 6, 2024 Meeting were Board approved.
C. Treasurer Report: Mike Maguire presented a report with details of balances,
outstanding sponsor fees (three still unpaid), request for total number of 80 Up CSSA
players so he can move player fee funds into operations account from charity account,
golf tournament fees received to-date, status of the Hobgood storage shed (now
complete), tax status, supplies needed. The board voted to purchase a post office box to
receive all correspondence and any checks. He also presented a profit and loss
statement with comparison to the previous year. The statement was Board approved.
D. Sponsor Update: Ray DeLuca discussed current sponsors and those returning for the
fall season. Donovans wants to return as a sponsor.
E. Banquet: Ray DeLuca had no new updates for the November 19th, 2024 banquet at this
time.
F. June Charity Golf Tournament Reminder: There are 16 foursomes for the tournament.
It takes place Monday, June 17th, 2024 is this year’s CSSA Summer Charity Fundraising
Golf Tournament at Fairways of Canton Golf Course, 400 Laurel Canyon Parkway,
Canton. REGISTRATION CUTOFF DATE was extended so fees could continue to be
collected online. Register and pay fees at http://www.cssasoftball.us/
Prizes will be awarded for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams,Closest to Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One, and
Putting Contest. Available for purchase per player will be 1 Red Bomb for $10.00, 2
Mulligans for $5.00 each and 2 Strings for $5.00 each.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. and Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.
Fees: $90.00/person and $360.00 /foursome BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED
CONTACT TOM CAMERON FOR MORE INFORMATION: (404) 918-0500
CSSA Visors will be for sale at the tournament as well.
G. Board Member Search Committee: Ray DeLuca, Dewey Hom, Mike Maguire and Paul
Markley have been working on new board members to fill Board of Director positions that
will be opening up soon. Paul Markley will take over as CSSA Secretary as Maria
Burden will be leaving that position after the June meeting. Paul Markley requested
descriptions of all Board position duties as soon as possible.
H. League Director Position: Paul Markley presented a detailed description of the League
Director duties and responsibilities, guidelines, and time requirements.
I. Dreamer League Expo Game and 80s Up Inductions: Marty Aftewicz gave a report on
the Dreamer League event which was a huge success. He invited a group of seniors
from local senior living communities to attend a game and see the induction ceremony
for four new honored 80s Up members of the CSSA organization: Mr. Perkins, Mr.
Stewart, Mr. Newman and Mr. Knotts. A cookout was held with sponsors pitching in with
food donations to celebrate the occasion. There were raffles, an emcee and guests were
invited to throw out the first pitch in each inning. The event was a great showcase for
CSSA and its role in our community.
J. Fall Thursday Night League at Hobgood Park: Without a commitment from CRPA of
diamond availability for the fall season, the decision whether to go forward with a new
league has been delayed. However, Marty Aftewicz suggested that starting with
Thursday evening pickup games might be a good way to start and gauge the
participation and skill levels of players that come out, as it worked well for establishing
the Dreamers League.
K. Rule Change Requests: Dick O’Connor presented two requests made by individual
players for rule changes, and both were discussed by the Board, but it was decided that
the rules would remain as currently written.
L. Double Elimination Tournament Rules: As no rules currently exist in the CSSA Bylaws
for Double Elimination Tournaments, the Board voted to form a committee to establish
rules for Double Elimination Tournaments. The committee members will be: John
Humeston, Mike Parson, Robbie Crider and Dan Bonham. They will meet and present
proposed rules/guidelines at a future meeting.
M. New Plates: The Board voted to purchase 6 new home plates for the fall season.
N. Fall Evaluations: Fall Evaluations are now scheduled for the last two weekends in July.
To avoid the hottest hours of the day and avoid church hours, the following hours and
dates were suggested: Saturday, July 20th 9-11 a.m., Sunday July 21st 5-7 p.m.,
Saturday, July 27th 9-11 a.m., Sunday, July 28th 5-7 p.m.
O. New League Directors: Thomas White will be the League Director of the Lowell Lawson
League, and Mike Wootton will be the League Director of the Gold Senior League.
P. Summer Pickup Games are Back
Q. Championship Jerseys: League Directors need to turn in orders for these jerseys
ASAP.
The meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m. The next meeting date and location TBD.

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10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30th at Hobgood Park, join your CSSA community to enjoy a Dreamers League game and honor our intrepid 2024 80s Up Inductees, who are still playing strong! This year’s group includes Mr. Perkins, Mr. Newman, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Knotts, who will be awarded CSSA official 80s Up equipment bags. Also joining us will be a group of seniors invited from our local community to enjoy some fun, raffles, and fellowship with our CSSA players and fans. Senior guests will be tossing out the first pitch of each inning. Hope to see you there!
Pictured here are previous 80s up honorees.

Interested in Playing Thursday Nights?

Posted by Maria Burden at May 14, 2024 7:35AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Hey CSSA Members and Softball Fanatics,
We are surveying our CSSA player community to study the possibility of a NEW league for Thursday nights at Hobgood this fall. Anyone who might be interested in playing Thursdays at Hobgood, please contact Board of Directors member Paul Markley at pjmarkley20@outlook.com or by text at (770) 337-7858

CSSA BOARD MEETING MINUTES-MAY 6, 2024
The meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held Monday, May 6th, 2024, at Wicked
Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:33 P.M.

Board Members Present: Norman Thiem, Maria Burden, Steve Fleming, Mike Maguire, Paul
Markley, Dick O’Connor, Mike Parson, Marty Aftewicz, Randy Bergman, John Humeston,
Robbie Crider, Dan Bonham, and Ray DeLuca.

Board Members Dewey Hom and James Bauch were absent. Jim Croft was a visitor.

A. Minutes of the April 8, 2024 meeting were Board approved.
B. Treasurer Report: Mike Maguire presented a profit and loss statement with comparison
to the previous year. The statement was Board approved.
C. Sponsor Update: Ray DeLuca brought the board up to date on sponsor fees still
outstanding. Only a few sponsors remain unpaid, and Ray and Randy will be following
up with those sponsors to bring in payment this week.
D. June Charity Golf Tournament: Monday, June 17th, 2024 will be the date for this
year’s CSSA Summer Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament at Fairways of Canton Golf
Course, 400 Laurel Canyon Parkway, Canton. REGISTRATION CUTOFF DATE IS
JUNE 10TH. Register and pay fees at http://www.cssasoftball.us/
Prizes will be awarded for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams, Closest to Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One, and
Putting Contest. Available for purchase per player will be 1 Red Bomb for $10.00, 2
Mulligans for $5.00 each and 2 Strings for $5.00 each.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. and Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.
Fees: $90.00/person and $360.00 /foursome BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED
CONTACT TOM CAMERON FOR MORE INFORMATION: (404) 918-0500
E. Hole Sponsors Are Needed for Golf Tournament: $100 per hole, please contact
Norman Thiem at (770) 757-8467
F. Golf Tournament Proceeds: The Board voted to donate 50% of proceeds to outreach
charities and 50% to CSSA’s Charity Fund.
G. Hall of Fame Committee: Members of the HOF committee Ray DeLuca, Mike Parson
and Dick O’Connor are at work assembling this year’s nominees for the voting and
induction process before the banquet at the end of the year.
H. Banquet Date Established: Ray DeLuca announced that this year’s Annual Awards
Banquet will take place on November 19th, 2024
I. Excess Balls for Sale: CSSA has batting practice balls for sale:
New CSSA logo balls are $25.00 per dozen
Used Trump rock game balls are $30.00 per dozen
J. Board Member Search Committee: Ray DeLuca, Dewey Hom, Mike Maguire and Paul
Markley have begun to seek out new board members to fill Board of Director positions
that will be opening up soon.
K. Dreamer League Expo Game and 80s Up Inductions: Marty Aftewicz announced that
on a date to be announced, the Dreamer League will invite a group of seniors from local
senior living communities to attend a game and see the induction ceremony for four new
honored 80s Up members of the CSSA organization: Mr. Perkins, Mr. Stewart, Mr.
Newman and Mr. Knotts. A cookout will be held to celebrate the occasion.
L. Fall Evaluations: Fall Evaluations are tentatively scheduled for the middle two
weekends in July.
The meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m. The next meeting date and location TBD

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Monday, June 17th, 2024 will be the date for this year’s CSSA Summer Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament at Fairways of Canton Golf Course, 400 Laurel Canyon Parkway, Canton. (770) 720-1808

Prizes will be awarded for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams,Closest to Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One, and Putting Contest. Available for purchase per player will be 1 Red Bomb for $10.00, 2 Mulligans for $5.00 each and 2 Strings for $5.00 each.

Check-in: 8:00 a.m. and Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.

Fees: $90.00/person and $360.00 /foursome BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED

CONTACT TOM CAMERON FOR MORE INFORMATION: (404) 918-0500

REGISTRATION CUTOFF DATE IS JUNE 10TH. Register and pay fees at http://www.cssasoftball.us/

The document S24_Golf_Tournament_Flyer.pdf was attached to this post.

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