CSSA BOARD MEETING MINUTES October 3, 2022
CSSA BOARD MEETING MINUTES
October 3, 2022
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board of Directors was held October 3, 2022, at Wicked Wings, Kennesaw, and called to order by Norman Thiem at 6:40 P.M.
Members Present: Norman Thiem, Maria Burden, Dan Bonham, Mike Maguire, Mike Parson, Bob Werner, John Humeston, Dick O’Connor, Dewey Hom, Robbie Crider, Ray DeLuca, Leland Brown and Randy Bergman.
Board Members James Bauch and Steve Fleming were absent.
A. Minutes of the September 12, 2022 meeting, having been emailed to all, were Board approved.
B. 2022 Sponsors: Norman Thiem proposed that sponsors be encouraged to pay their 2023 sponsor fees by December 31st, 2022 because fees may have to increase from $350 to $400 beginning in January due to inflationary factors (increased cost of balls, etc.) There are several new sponsors interested in joining the CSSA sponsor roster including Mellow Mushroom, Renasant Bank and a player who would like to remain anonymous.
C. Treasurer/Financial Report: Norman Thiem presented a complete profit/loss report. After paying final expenses, there will be approximately $6,000 in the bank at the end of the year. CSSA has 50 logo hats for sale for $10 each. Contact Norman Thiem or Randy Bergman to purchase one or more.
D. 2022 Awards Banquet: Ray DeLuca discussed finalized plans for this year’s banquet, which will take place November 15th at Fendley Farmstead in Canton. The event will be catered by Sidelines Prestige Catering and ticket cost will be $25.00. The menu will include southern favorites plus dessert. Player-sponsors will receive 2 free tickets as usual. Tickets must be purchased in advance no later than November 6th on the payment portal at https://cssasoftball.org/product-category/events/ . Paper tickets will not be issued. There will be no ticket sales at the door. All those attending are requested to bring a new unwrapped toy for the holiday toy drive, “Every Child Deserves a Christmas,” and there will be a 50/50 fundraiser at the event as well. An announcement will be posted on TeamPages with all details. Volunteers are needed for the check-in table and 50/50 ticket sales at the event.
E. Arnold Fowler Award: All are encouraged to participate in nominations for this award, and the cutoff for nominations will be October 7th. If you would like to nominate someone for the 2022 Arnold Fowler award, please do so by submitting a written detailed reason as to why you think this person deserves this prestigious award. Please include your name and phone number.
Address your nominations to Ray DeLuca via email Djray351@aol.com or postal service: 105 Rock Creek Drive, Canton, GA 30114 (770) 355-3911
Nominations must be received NO LATER than October 7, 2022. Past winners of this award are not eligible. To view the list of previous recipients, click here: https://www.teampages.com/organizations/2042/pages/85742
F. Fall Charity Golf Tournament: This popular fundraiser will take place on November 2nd, benefiting two veterans organizations. Fees will be $90 per player and participants should bring a new unwrapped toy for the kickoff of our annual toy drive. Fees should be paid as soon as possible at: https://cssasoftball.org/product-category/events/ as the cutoff date for registration is October 26th. Stacie Pittman has created a flyer for the event which all managers should share with their players to get people signed up for this important fundraiser. See the flyer by clicking on the link at the end of the article here: https://www.teampages.com/organizations/2042/announcements/2330041-CSSA-Fall-Charity-Golf-Outing-November-2nd-2022-
G. Lowell Lawson and Jeff Nichols Award nominees were discussed and vetted by the Board, and the board voted to confirm the recipient of the Jeff Nichols award for 2022.
H. TeamPages Website Replacement: Dan Bonham announced that we are seeking a person with the technical ability to create and populate the statistics module for the new website.
I. Halloween Softball Tournament – Birmingham: Norman Thiem announced that Mike Jackson will be raising money for homeless children at this annual tournament October 31st in Birmingham.Contact Norman Thiem (770) 757-8467 for more information.
J. Returning Jerseys at End of Season: All managers are responsible for collecting jerseys from their teams and getting them turned in to their league directors or Norman Thiem as soon as the season is over. The new jerseys are costly and the league cannot afford to replace jerseys.
K. Motorcycle Ride: Randy Bergman announced that a group of people will be riding on Friday, October 7th to Dahlonega and then to Dawsonville for lunch at the Dawsonville Pool Room http://www.dawsonvillepoolroom.com/ and if anyone is interested in joining, to contact him or Jerry King.
The meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m. The next BOD meeting will be Monday, November 3rd, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., location to be determined.