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CSSA Board of Directors Meeting

Posted by Yvonne Cartledge at Jun 18, 2015 4:48PM PDT

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; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Conference Call: Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director;

Absent: Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Interim Legends League Director;

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 $22,487.00. Ending balance $16,445.39
Revenue: $2,266.29
Expenditures: $8,308.00
Treasurers Report was discussed and voted on unanimously to accept as presented.

Topics discussed:

Bats being on the ground and leading to potential interference calls was discussed. The board discussed the use of bat racks that can be attached to the fences so that softball bats won’t be on the ground leading to potential interference plays. The National League will begin using the portable bat racks.

Sliding/peeling off into second base is still a work in progress. The umpires will continue to use their own discretion on making the call and the timing of the play as it develops. The runner should either slide or peel off to the outfield side on any force close plays at second base. The concern for the safety of the players is our utmost priority.

Speed of Play. All teams should continue to play the games in a most deliberate manner. On deck batters should be ready to bat and/or pick up bats used by the previous batter. Also, pinch runners should be inserted into the game as soon as possible so not to delay the playing of the game.

Sub Committee Report: Ray DeLuca will continue as Interim Legends Director.

Discussion on the elections of League Directors and Board of Director members. It is the goal of the Board to have elections take place before the yearly Fall Banquet while assuring that all members have the opportunity to vote.

Creating a new Lowell Lawson award was discussed. Paul Knotts will provide to the board a description and criteria that a recipient would have to meet in order to receive said award. Once submitted, the board will vote on acceptance.

League updates:

National League:
Pete Fowler informed the board that we only have enough softballs to support a ten game Fall season.

American League:
Made up rain out games. Having a tight race for first place.

Master League:
Any ties that result after the end of the scheduled season play, will lead to games being played immediately after last scheduled game. (i.e. approximately 9:30 pm and/or 10:30 pm) that night.

Senior League:
No issues

Legends League:
No issues

Legacy League:
No issues
Lowell Lawson League:
No issues

Other Topics:
Discussion to expand the age groups for players to 48-49 years of age. No decision has been made as of this report. To be discussed further.

20th anniversary CSSA shirts are on sale at Hobgood Park on game days. $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two. Members are encouraged to purchase shirts to help defray the cost of shirts.

A proposal for setup of the banquet by Paul Knotts was made. He proposed that a banquet fee credit be issued for those who are involved in the setup and/or take down. This would further enable those who have a problem affording the banquet be able to enjoy the festivities. This would include wives/partners. To be discussed at future meeting.

Next meeting July 13, 2015. All are welcome to attend.
Adjourned at 8:35pm
Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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***Fall Evaluations***

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Jun 4, 2015 2:14PM PDT

July 14 & 21 at 6pm, Hobgood Park, Field 4

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May Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at May 12, 2015 9:38AM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
May 4, 2015

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner and Acting Legends League Director , Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner, Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director

Absent: Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative Glenn Peacock, Secretary, Peter Fowler, National League Director, Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director

Dewey Hom called meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Secretary Minutes: Discussed from e-mail sent by Glenn Peacock last month, and approved.

Treasurers Report: A printed version was handed out to those present. Starting balance was $10,189.82. With the input of sponsor & player fees, and payouts for umpires, scorekeepers and various other expenses the current balance is $22,487.10. The budget was discussed and approved.

Topics Discussed:
1) Anniversary Shirts: As of today there has been a total of $385.00, collected in sales for the shirts (money has not yet been deposited into account). Contact Warren with questions or orders.
2) Rain-Outs & Updates:
A) American League: Will play a 12 game season. One (1) game was made up last week. Warren will speak to players and managers about the Code of Conduct concerning arguing and language at tomorrow night’s games.
B) Masters League: Playing one (1) week behind, but trying to make up one (1) rain-out to complete a 12 game season. Ron will also speak to players and coaches at tomorrow night’s games concerning Code of Conduct.
C) Legacy League: Will make up rain-out game at the end of the season
D) Gold Senior League: Will begin playing two (2) double headers starting on May 11, and June 1. This will allow league to have a 12 game season. Ray will speak to players and coaches next Monday about Code of Conduct, and remind them that only the coach should discuss issues concerning the game with umpires.
E) Legends League: Everything seems to be OK, and some bad situations from the past have been corrected and worked out.
F) Lowell Lawson League: No report given

3) Rules Sub Committee Meeting: Will be conducted next Monday evening 7:00 PM, at Sidelines Grill, 5343 Old Hwy 5, Suite 301, Woodstock, GA 30188 (located in the Toonigh Kroger Shopping Center). Subcommittee will consist of: Dewey, Ray, Warren, Ken & Ron. If anyone else from the board wishes to attend, please let Ray (770-355-3911) know ASAP in order to have adequate room for seating.
The topics to be discussed:
a) Voting on awards
b) Rain-out standard
c) Runs for and/or against
d) Tie breakers
e) Etc.

4) Evaluations – Fall League: Evaluations will be conducted on Tuesdays – July 14 and 21, beginning at 6:00 PM

5) Fall Draft:
a) National League – Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (Pete)
b) American League – Saturday, July 25, 2015 (Warren)
c) Masters League – Tuesday, July 28, 2015 (Ron)
d) Legacy League – Saturday, August 1, 2015 (Randy)

6) Fall Season Begins: Monday, August 10, 2015 (voted on and passed)

7) Scorekeepers: We now have 3 working, and a 4th will be added beginning June 1, 2015.

8) Pay Raise: A motion was given to have a $3.00, pay raise to scorekeepers on Tuesday and Wednesday night games to be comparable with other games. The motion increases the pay from $17.00 per game to $20.00 per game. A second motion was given to have a $5.00 pay raise for Monday morning games. The increase goes from $20.00 to $25.00 per game. Both motions were discussed and passed.

9) Family Loss: It was brought to our attention tonight that the brother of Patrick Leonard (3rd baseman for Peachtree Wealth Services) passed away last week. He died from a freak accident in his home. Since we were not made aware of his loss, we did not send any flowers to his funeral as we customarily do. We will discuss an alternative after more information of his passing is obtained.

Next meeting will be on the second Monday, June 8, 2015, due to time and day conflicts with several board members.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ray DeLuca
Gold Senior League Director
djray351@aol.com
770-355-3911 C
770-479-4217 H

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April Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Apr 27, 2015 9:22PM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
April 6, 2015

Present: Dewey Hom, Commissioner, Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Ken Taylor, Treasurer; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Warren Butler, American League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director

Absent: Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Dewey Hom called meeting to order at 6:33pm.

Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed. Voted on unanimously to accept.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $9,523.56. Ending balance $10,195.92
Revenue: 5,683.11
Expenditures: 5010.75
Discussed and approved unanimously.
Topics Discussed:
League updates:
National League:
• Voted on National League Rule changes as per March minutes.
Passed unanimously.
Pete Fowler discussed a player conduct situation, Pete Fowler along with player rep. Terry Cartledge worked out a solution.
American League:
• There was a misinterpretation of the AL stats. We are in the process of correcting the problem. Everything should be fixed and posted no later than 18th of April.
Senior League:
• No issues.
Legends League:
• In the process of equalizing roster sizes.
Legacy League:
• No issues.
Other topics:
• Scorekeepers: A need for scorekeepers for Monday. Contact any board member if interested.
• The discussion of the use of masks for catchers. Masked could be supplied by the CSSA.
CPR and AED training for scorekeepers and directors. Peter Fowler is scheduling times for approximately 6 members who have expressed an interest to be trained.
• 20th anniversary CSSA shirts are on sale at Hopgood Park on game days. $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two.
• Lowell Lawson Award. A discussion on creating an award to be presented to anyone who has made significant contribution(s) to the betterment of the CSSA. Details on qualification(s) and criteria to be discussed further at future board meetings.
• Putting up another Banner to commemorate our 20th anniversary of the CSSA.
• Need to remind players of the importance of following a code of conduct. Umpires have the authority to expel a player from the game who don’t meet our guidelines.

Next meeting: May 4th, 2015 6:30 pm

Meeting adjourned at 7.25 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Glenn H. Peacock, Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com

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March Meeting Minutes

Posted by Cherokee Senior Softball Association at Mar 11, 2015 1:47AM PDT

CSSA Board of Directors Meeting
March 2, 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; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Terry Cartledge, Player Representative

Absent: Bill Corridori, Legends League Director

Dewey Hom called meeting to order at 6:31pm.

Secretary Minutes: Read and discussed. Voted on unanimously to accept.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance $8,853.79. Ending balance $9,223.56
Revenue: $2750.
Expenditures: $2380.23 (softballs)
Discussed and approved unanimously.

Topics Discussed:
• Insurance: $1520.00 spent on General Liability and Directors and Officers Liability Insurance.
• Softballs: Pete Fowler will distribute softballs to League Directors. Discussion on whether to give softball to umpires or managers who will give to umpires. Decision left to League Directors.
• Sponsors: Ron O’Donnell gave to Ken Taylor two checks for Super Sod and Able John Tree Services 2015 entry fees for $300 each.
Ray DeLuca presented a list of 23 sponsors who have paid their entry fees.
All Directors will verify the names for spelling so that schedules can be made.
• Uniforms: National League will order the dri-fit shirts. National League will cover additional cost.
Ron O’Donnell requested that League Directors get size and numbers to him instead of managers.
Discussion on need to order new uniforms for new teams along with teams that warrant replacement.
• Spring Schedule: All games are to be completed the week of June 22, 2015.
Pete Fowler will finalize playing schedule and will get information to Anne Ryan to print.

• Team Fees: Tuesday night directors will collect all monies and waivers for their respective leagues and present check(s) and waivers to the League Treasurer. Monday and Wednesday directors will also collect all monies and waivers and present check(s) and waivers to the commissioner.
• Scorekeepers: A need for scorekeepers for Monday and Wednesday mornings. Contact any board member if interested.
• Draft: League Directors need to get all names of players to Ken Taylor so the names can be entered onto the CSSA website. Managers must make every effort to have correct spelling verified before given to Ken Taylor.
• League Rule changes:
• National League:
• Going from 3 to 5 homeruns per game.
• 70 ft. bases between bases.
• 50 minute plus one inning time limit.
• Pitchers must stay in designated area after releasing pitched ball.
• American League: No flip flop rule.
• Senior League: No changes.
• Master League: 11 players in the field.
• Legacy League: Teams short a master player, can replace with a master player. Teams short of a “legacy” player can only replace with a “legacy” player.
• Lowell Lawson League: No changes.
• Other Topics:
WEBSITE: Make sure players names are clearly written and spelled correctly.
• Delay of starting first game of the day. If both teams have 8 roster players, game must begin. Otherwise 15 minute grace period begins at scheduled start. (i.e. 9:30 am or 6:30 pm.) All other games will start immediately after preceeding game. National League can start with 7 roster players.
• Ron O’Donnell congratulated Warren Butler on his handling the American League draft.
• Ken Taylor was nominated to have access to the CSSA website. Discussed and passed unanimously.
• Anniversary shirts will be available March 13, 2015. 120 shirts will be printed at. Motion made to sell at $15.00 per or 2 for $25.00. Discussed and passed unanimously.
CPR-AED training: Pete Fowler is coordinating a training session on a Saturday, date to be determined for anyone interested. Dewey Hom, Paul Knotts, Ray DeLuca and Warren Butler expressed an interest in attending.
• Practice Times; Contact your manager(s) for practice times. Times and dates are subject to change.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.
Next meeting: April 6, 2015 6:30 pm

Respectfully submitted

Glenn H. Peacock, Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com