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Final Stats

Posted by Yvonne Cartledge at Oct 23, 2014 2:23PM PDT

Final Stats for Fall 2014 have been posted for American, National, Gold Senior, Gold Legends, and Legacy Leagues!!!! Masters and Lowell Lawson Leagues will be posted as they are completed.

Present: George Stroh, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Dewey Hom, Treasurer; Terry Cartledge, American League Director; Bill Corridori, Legends League Director (Interim); Peter Fowler, National League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director; Director Ken Taylor; Player Representative

Absent: Ray DeLuca, Senior League

George Stroh called the meeting to order at 6:39 p.m.

Secretary: Minutes read and discussed. Minutes passed unanimous.

Treasurers Report: Beginning amount $22,127.14 Ending amount $24,407.99. Since last meeting the Association have received income from sponsors and players fees. Discussed and passed unanimously.

Topics Discussed:

Commissioner George Stroh introduced and welcomed Bill Corridori as the Interim Director of the Legends League. He will fill this position until an election in the fall is held.

 Web site: Yvonne Cartledge discussed with the board on the progress of the web site: www.cssa.teampages.com. The site can be accessed by all association players. Players are encouraged to complete a player profile on themselves. Players should access web site and explore the features of the website. If they have any questions or problems they should contact either a board member or Yvonne Cartledge and or Anne Ryan. It is the goal to have all stats entered by Thursday of that weeks game pending any unforeseen problems. The board thanked Yvonne Cartledge for all her work on getting site on line and working properly.

 Banquet: Banquet is scheduled for November 8th, 2014. All tickets are $10.00 per person. $15.00 at the door. Bedoe’s BBQ is catering the banquet. League Directors through their managers will need a count of members planning to attend along with spouses as soon as possible. October 13th is the tentative date for such count.

 Fall elections:

The following members having been nominated and having no opposition will be voted on by the members by November 8, 2014.

National League: Pete Fowler (incumbent)
American League: Warren Butler
Senior League: Ray DeLuca (incumbent)
Master League: Ron O’Donnell (incumbent)
Legacy League: Randy Bergman
Lowell Lawson: Mike Ryan (incumbent)
Legends League: Bill Corridori

 Voting for the Arnold Fowler Award will be taken as soon as possible. League Directors will distribute ballots through their managers to have players vote. Players who are on multiple teams are only allowed to vote but once.

Awards: Names of players from the Spring season were distributed to the Directors to verify the different awards to be handed out at the banquet. Names from the Fall season need to be given to Pete Fowler as soon as the season ends so that awards can be properly presented.

 Make up Games: Monday games have been made up. All Tuesday games that were rained out need to be rescheduled. Only one Wednesday nights game needs to be rescheduled.

 Grace periods for teams that are short of players: 15 minute grace period to start the first scheduled game of the night per league. Once a team has a legal lineup, even though they may still be short of a full complement the game will start immediately.

Other business: These items were discussed and were tabled for further discussion.

 Softballs: Need to decide on type of softballs and bats that will be allowed for the 2015 Spring and Fall season. The board discussed the pros and cons of using 52/300, 44/375, 40/375 ASA softballs. Also the pro and cons of switching to a yellow softball rather than a white softball.

 Pitching Cylinders: Whether to follow the following CPRA rule: If a pitcher gets hit from a line drive within the confines of the pitching cylinder, the batter is out. The bat is checked for compression range. If the bat is found to be illegal the batter is suspended for one year. This may be a league specific decision whether to adhere to said rule.

Next meeting November 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Glenn H. Peacock
CSSA Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com

Present: George Stroh, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Dewey Hom, Treasurer; Terry Cartledge, American League Director; Lee Molway, Legends League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Randy Bergman, Legacy League Director;

Absent: Peter Fowler, National League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League; Director Ken Taylor; Player Representative

George Stroh called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Secretary: Minutes read and discussed. Minutes passed unanimous.

Treasurers Report: Beginning amount 10,127.57. Ending amount 21,597.07. Discussed and passed unanimously.

Topics Discussed:

Commissioner George Stroh introduced and welcomed Randy Bergman as the Interim Director of the Legacy League. He will fill this position until an election in the fall is held.

 Web site: Still in the process of coming online.

 League Updates: Donavan’s Restaurant will be sponsoring a team in the Master League and Tarkenton Financial will be moving to the Senior League.

Banquet: Ray DeLuca (on conference call) up dated the board on catering bids. Ray DeLuca presented the different catering proposals for our November banquet. After discussion a proposal by Paul Knotts to accept Bedoe’s Bar and Grill bid and to charge $10.00 per person. Voted on and passed unanimous.

 Fall elections: It was proposed that League Directors can be voted by only respected League Members (i.e. Master players only vote on Master Directors, Senior players only vote on Senior Director, etc.) Vote to be taken before the end of the Fall season if there is more than one person nominated. Discussed and approved unanimously 8-0.

 Nominations are now being accepted for League Directors. Please forward names to the CSSA Secretary Glenn Peacock at peacock7850@yahoo.com . Please confirm that the person nominated is willing to serve on the CSSA Board for the upcoming year. Deadline for nominations is September 17th, 2014.

Nominations for the Arnold Fowler Award are still being accepted. Any nominations must be accompanied by a short description of the nominees qualities. They can be sent to the CSSA Secretary Glenn Peacock at peacock7850@yahoo.com Deadline for nominations is September 17th, 2014.

Other business:

Rules: Lee Molway is working on past and current Rules and Bylaws changes, that have not been posted on the website. These changes will be posted on the CSSA website as soon as possible.

Randy Bergman express concern over the use of and wording of using the double bases at first base. This will be discussed further at next Board Meeting.

Tie Breaking Language: The following criteria for teams finishing in a tie at the end of a season was clarified. The following applies:

1. Head to Head record

2. Net Run differential between tying teams

3. Coin Toss.

Closing Remarks: Commissioner George Stroh discussed the growth of the CSSA and the potential need to standardize the rules, so that we don’t end up with Seven different set(s) of rules. This is an issue that the Association needs to keep in mind when we make decisions in the future.

Next meeting September 29th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Adjourned at 8:30p.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Glenn H. Peacock
CSSA Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com

Present: George Stroh, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Dewey Hom, Treasurer; Terry Cartledge, American League Director; Lee Molway, Legends League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Ken Taylor; Player Representative

Absent: Anthony Roberts, Legacy League Director; Peter Fowler, National League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director

George Stroh called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.

Secretary: Minutes read and discussed. Minutes passed unanimous. Thank you to Ray DeLuca for taking the minutes for the July meeting.

Treasurers Report: Beginning amount $15,236.73. Ending amount $10,127.57. Discussed and passed unanimously

Topics Discussed:

 Fall Season: Schedule practices are being given on a availability basis. Season is scheduled to end the last week of October. All award winners will need to get the names in as soon as possible so awards can be presented at the Fall Banquet in November. Rosters need to be given to Yvonne Cartledge as soon a possible so that the data can be entered.

Fall Drafts: To be completed this week.

Schedules: Will be distributed and posted as soon as they are completed.

Web site: Yvonne Cartledge presented an update of the new CSSA website. Security levels are being addressed. Dewey Hom will have full access along the Yvonne and Anne Ryan. All others will be able to see but won’t be able to make any changes. Personal information (telephone numbers, addresses, etc.) will not be able to be accessed.

The new web site can be accessed at: www.cssa.teampages.com It is currently available and is still be updated. Plans are for registration to be possible for the spring season.

A motion was made discussed and pass unanimously to compensate Yvonne Cartledge approximately $300.00 for her work on our new web site. Terry Cartledge abstained.

League Specific By Laws and rule changes: Discussion on rules for the Lowell Lawson League. Topics discussed were courtesy runners, length of games, gentleman rule: no throwing out a runner at first from the outfield.

Senior League: to use the flip flop rule in the last inning: home team if behind by 5 or more runs will bat after there at bats in the sixth inning.

National League will use the flip flop rule if down by 10 or more runs.

Other topics discussed and clarified:

Pool player do not have their stats tabulated.
Pool players can only play on one team once per season.
Senior, American, National pool players can play any position.

Proposal American League to adopt rules of the National League. 5 runs max per inning, 3 homeruns per person, 55 minute games. Last inning is an open inning.

Discussed and passed unanimously.

What criteria should we use to determine tie breakers. Head to Head, run differential against opponent, run differential overall. Will be revisited at next meeting.

Other business:

A discussion on voting for League Directors was initiated. Should only players in a specific league be allowed to vote for that director and how would we implement such a vote. This will be revisited next meeting.

Ken Taylor will present a letter for nominating League directors.

Glenn Peacock will work with Ray DeLuca on giving an opportunity for our food sponsors to submit a bid on our November banquet.

Next meeting August 25th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Adjourned at 8:20p.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Glenn H. Peacock
CSSA Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com

Present: George Stroh, Commissioner; Paul Knotts, Vice Commissioner; Glenn Peacock, Secretary; Dewey Hom, Treasurer; Terry Cartledge, American League Director; Ron O’Donnell, Master League Director; Ray DeLuca, Senior League Director; Anthony Roberts, Legacy League Director; Mike Ryan, Lowell Lawson League Director; Lee Molway, Legends League Director; Ken Taylor; Player Representative

Absent: Peter Fowler, National League Director

George Stroh called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

This months meeting were suspended so that Sarah Stetson, web designer could give a presentation on the need to update our CSSA Softball website. Also in attendance were Yvonne Cartledge, Anne Ryan and Katherine Stickels. Ms. Stetson after reviewing our present web site suggested that we update our site so that information could be entered in a more timely and user friendly manner. A need for multiple users to input data independent of each other needs to be implemented. A software system needs to be either purchased or created to be compatible with our present out-dated system. Several suggested were discussed and types of payments were explained. (monthly vs. yearly) Whether pop up ads would be tolerated or could be eliminated. Excellent input by Anne Ryan and Yvonne Cartledge was consider as they will become the principle webmasters who will become responsible for inputting the players stats in a more timely manner. Research had been done comparing our website to others throughout the country. We are 1 of 2 that input players statistics into the website.

It was decided that Sarah Stetson working with Anne Ryan, Yvonne Cartledge and Katherine Stickels would investigate and report back to the Board at next month meeting on what would be the best system to purchase. Sarah Stetson would also present what cost would be involved in purchasing said system.
Sarah Stetson stated her cost to research and implement the new system would be under $1000.00.

It was the hope of the Board to have the system (including training of personnel) ready for the fall softball season. This portion of the meeting ended at 7:25 p.m.

The regular meeting began at 7:30 p.m.

Secretary Minutes read and discussed. Correction to last months minutes: Under training: should read stats not states.
Minutes discussed and passed unanimous.
Treasurers Report: Beginning amount $11,154.71. Ending amount $11,048.95.

Softball and scorebooks and schedules have been purchased.

Dewey Hom thanked the Directors for the way the managers and players adhered to the guidelines in paying their dues and completing the registration and waiver forms.

An Audit of the treasurers records are to be done next month.

Dewey Hom reported that we are incorporated as CSSA Inc.

Motion was made to change our name from CSSA to CSSA, Inc. Passed unanimously.

Treasurer Report discussed and passed unanimous.

Topics discussed:

Liability Insurance: Ron O’Donnell is gathering information on cost for Liability Insurance.

Start of Spring Season: Reported that no problems have been encountered. Each league can establish their own rain make ups schedule.

Some new and replacement jersey’s are on back order.

Sponsors: A discussion on getting sponsors to commit in a more timely manner was initiated. This was done so scheduling and ordering of jersey can be done so not to create confusion at the beginning of the season. It was proposed that when sponsors are given tickets to our end of the season banquet they would be asked to sponsor and commit at that time rather than after the first of the year.

Chick-fil-A, Custom Graphics, Delta Credit Community and El Ranchero have still not paid

Compensation: Payment to Katherine Stickels for her work operating our webstite of $595.00 was discussed and voted. Passed unanimously.

Payment to Anne Ryan for her work of inputting stats, working on the softball schedules and designing the pamphlets, in the amount of $300.00 was discussed and voted. Passed unanimously. Mike Ryan abstained.

Other Items: Use of pitching nets. The use of pitching nets were discussed. It was stated that many if not most senior softball leagues are incorporating the use of a pitching net to protect pitchers from balls hit at them. Presently the CSSA has one net in their possession. Several CSSA leagues have already incorporated the use of the pitching net in this years games.

Ray DeLuca stated he would start using the pitching net in the Monday morning Senior league this year.

A motion was made and discussed to purchase another pitching net. It was passed 7-1.

A motion was made for all leagues to start using the pitching net as soon as possible. This motion was discussed and voted on. It passed 6-2.

The use of the pitching nets would be implemented as soon as an additional pitching net could be purchased. Ray DeLuca would do the purchasing.

Lee Molway handed out a set of bylaws to be reviewed by the board for discussion at next month meeting.

A date for the CSSA Fall Banquet was set for November 1, 2014.

Next meeting May 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by
Glenn H. Peacock
CSSA Secretary
peacock7850@yahoo.com