CSSA Board of Directors September Meeting
August 31, 2015
Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Bruce Stokes, Interim Lowell Lawson League Director; Jerry Bohacek, Interim Legends League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative
Dewey Hom called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm
Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed, voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $5,638.47. Ending balance $18,188.10
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.
Dewey Hom recognized and thanked the statistician on getting the stats posted in a timely manner.
Motion was made to increase statistician pay to $7.00. This motion was discussed and passed unanimously.
CRPA has an open date the week of September 21st. Directors can use this date to schedule make up games. Directors are to notify Dewey Hom of any games scheduled for this date.
Umpires: Grievances (protesting games) can only be filed on rule interpretations. Paul Knotts is rotating umpires schedules in hopes of controlling the speed of games.
Players cannot discuss any plays. Only the manager or designated manager can discuss a play. This is a reminder of an existing rule.
Board of Directors and League Directors elections:
Any CSSA members wishing to be a candidate for the 2015-2016 season as a Board member or League Director should submit their names to any board member by the end of September 2015. Elections will be held in October 2015.
Banquet: November 14th. The committee is still getting bids from sponsors on food. A proposal of $15.00 per player and $10.00 per guest is being considered.
Also discussion took place on the possibility of having wine and beer available.
Ron O’Donnell was given permission to secure entertainment for the banquet.
Motion was made, discussed and approved to allocate $250.00 for entertainment.
League updates: All leagues have been very competitive.
Arnold Fowler and Lowell Lawson nominations are also being accepted. All nominations must be accompanied with a paragraph, stating nominees qualifications. Send Arnold Fowler nominations to Glenn Peacock firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted up to 30 September, 2015
Future Topics: Because of the increase in softballs, uniforms and other costs it is proposed that the CSSA consider raising player fees and sponsor fees for the upcoming Spring 2016 season and beyond. $55.00 for a 12 game season and $50.00 for a ten game season was discussed. This topic will be addressed at future meetings.
Other Topics: An email from Austin Fowler, the grandson of Arnold Fowler thanking the organization on continuing the Award honoring his grandfather and all that he stood for, was read.
Next meeting September 28, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 7:53pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock