News and Announcements
CSSA BOARD MEETING
May 24, 2021
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held May 24, 2021, at GameDay Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 12:50 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, Dewey Hom, Leland Brown.
Absent: John Humeston, Brad Tafoya, Robbie Crider, Randy Bergman
A. Minutes from 4-13-21 meeting were read, and approved.
B. Sponsor updates were given, and currently there are only 4 who have not responded or paid. These sponsors will be contacted by the end of the week in order to close out sponsorship for 2021.
C. Treasures Report: Beginning balance $23,150. Sponsor check of $350 received today which brings current balance to $25,000. Payout coming up this week for expenses such as field rental, umpires & scorekeepers will be approx. $12,000, which will leave the league with approx. $13,000 balance. The financial report was approved.
D. Fall evaluations will be conducted at: Skip Wells Park, July 24 & 25, 2021
Hobgood Park, July 20 & 27, 2021
Fall Season begins August 9th or 16th, according to field availability.
E. Due to some circumstances beyond our control the CSSA Awards banquet has changed dates. The banquet will now be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
(9 days prior to Thanksgiving).
F. Bat inspections for compression/pressure as well as labels have worked well. Some bats were found to be illegal and removed from play. Testing/inspections will continue into the fall season. Rattling of bats will not be disqualified from use if the other tests pass.
G. Uniforms are being designed for the 2022 season so most players will have new shirts. The shirts will be supplied by the CSSA using player fees. They will be of better quality, colors, numbers, sponsor names, etc. If a player wishes to have their name printed on the back they will need to pay an additional $20 on their league fee. However, that player will be able to keep their shirt when they leave the league..
H. Rule book completion, originally worked on by Ray McClure, will be conducted over the next few months and ready for the 2022 season. The BOD members working on the completion will be Mike Parson, John Humeston & Ray DeLuca.
I. Next BOD meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 28, 2021, at 6:30 PM at Gameday Grill.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM
Time to pre-register for the June 16, 2021 CSSA Spring Golf Outing is running out. For those wanting to join in, we will be accepting pre-registrations and payments at the games next week until Wednesday June 9th. If we miss you after the 9th, one can still register day of the tournament but the cost will increase to $70 per person. You don’t have to have a full team to enter, we have singles, doubles even triples and will attempt to have complete teams of four (4) the day of play – but not imperative to be four. You don’t have to be a CSSA member to play either.
Cost – $65.00 pre-register and $70 day of play – fee includes green fees, cart and driving range.
Strings, Mulligans, and fabulous Red Bomb will be available for purchase at check in.
Play will be at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club, 1003 Towne Lake Hills E, Woodstock, GA 30189.
Check In begins at 12:30 pm, Tee off will be at 2:00pm with Shotgun start.
Standard Course Rules Apply – NO metal spikes, jeans, suitable attire is required. Each player to have their own club but if need, rentals are available.
Prizes will be awarded for: Low Gross, 2nd Low Gross, Low Net, 2nd Low Gross, lots of Door Prizes also.
For further information or to register, please see Tom Cameron or call: 404-918-0500, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Scorekeepers on Monday and Wednesday morning will have registration forms, Tom will be at the park Tuesday evening and on Wednesday evening at Skip Wells Park for the Legacy games this week. Hope to see you there for a wonderful day.
In event of rain that day, games will be played the following Wednesday June 23 at same time.
CSSA is back hosting The Spring 2021 Golf outing after taking last spring off due to the pandemic. Participants need not be members of CSSA. Invite your friends, neighbors and family to enjoy a fun filled day.
Date: Wednesday June 16th (rain date, June 23th)
Time: Check-In and Practice at 12:30 with Shotgun start at 2:00 PM
Format: Four-person team scramble
Cost: $65 advance; $70 day of outing
Tom Cameron will be at the park starting Monday May 17 with pre-registration cards and answer any questions you may have. You can contact him at 404-918-0500 or via email Tom.email@example.com
More detailed information will be coming in the near future.
As with any gatherings, CDC mandates regarding will be followed for this event.*
CSSA BOARD MEETING
March 8, 2021
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held March 8, 2021, at GameDay Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, John Humeston, Robbie Crieder, Dewey Hom, Leland Brown
Absent: Randy Bergman & Brad Tafoya
A. Minutes from 2-08-21 meeting were read, and approved.
B. Sponsors updates were given, and 16 have been paid. Follow-up letters for renewals will be sent out this week.
C. Saturday & Sunday evaluations went well over the past two weekends. Approx. 48-50 new players coming into the CSSA.
D. Credit card process for the new players worked well. It took about 1 minute per transaction. Every returning player must pay before they can play, and it should ALL be done via the new credit card system. The cost to the CSSA for each transaction will be 1 ½% per transaction.
E. National League will consist of 5 teams (13 players); American League will consist of 6 teams (13 players); Masters League will consist of 6 teams (14 players). Other leagues will have at least 13 – 14 players according to player evaluations.
F. The BOD will address fees for players coming into the league after the start of the season at the next BOD meeting in April.
G. In order to accommodate the amount of players and for safety issues, players that are 69+ years old this year, playing on Tuesday nights, will move down to the Masters League for 2021 only.
H. Code of Conduct Rules and Liability Waver MUST be signed prior to playing in 1st game.
I. Tuesday night, March 16th, is scheduled for the testing of national League bats. No bats will be allowed to be on the field unless they have been labeled with player & serial number.
J. In the event of an injury, caused by a batted ball, the bat should be tested in ALL leagues.
K. Rosters need to be sent to the Commissioner the day after the draft.
L. Next BOD meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 5, 2021, at 6:30 PM at Gameday Grill.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM
CSSA BOARD MEETING
February 8, 2021
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held February 8, 2021, at GameDay Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, John Humeston, Robbie Crider, Dewey Hom, Leland Brown & Brad Tafoya
Absent: Randy Bergman
A. Minutes from 1-11-21 meeting were read, and approved.
B. Sponsor letters for renewals and new sponsors will be sent out this week. Same fee as last year ($350) and looking for corporate sponsors of the $1000 tier to name a league after their sponsorship name.
C. Head counts for teams and leagues need to be sent to Norm by Monday, February 15th. All league directors are responsible for getting in touch with team managers to receive correct information & forward to Norm.
D. Continued discussion to handle all player fees to be paid via an on-line system. Further investigation needs to be done to look at more options with respect to fees and quality of service. Plans are to have a system up and running prior to the start of the 2021 season.
E. Umpire in Chief, Darrell Moreland, is designated to be the umpire for all National League games. The National League will meet February 15, 2021, to discuss rules and additional matters that affect the league directly.
F. Dates for evaluations:
1. February 27 & 28 Hobgood Park
2. March 6 & 7 Skip Wells
G. Ads will be placed, over the next 2 weeks, in newspapers, yard signs, web page & Facebook to announce evaluations and information on the CSSA. Registration will need volunteers from the BOD and the league to assist with paperwork, pictures, screens & pitchers.
H. The BOD discussed and voted to keep the minimum age of players at 49 years old. Those players MUST turn 49 by December 31, 2021.
I. The BOD also discussed to purchase a new ‘Infield Drag’ for Skip Wells Park. In order to provide safety to the players, the motion was passed and the drag will be purchased at a cost of $117.98 + tax.
J. Draft order for the spring season will be as follows:
1. National League Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2. American League Wednesday, March 10, 2021
3. Masters League Thursday, March 11, 2021
4. Monday Gold Sr. TBD
5. Legends League TBD
6. Legacy League TBD
7. Lowell Lawson TBD
K. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2021, at Gameday Grill.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.