News and Announcements
Get Your Tickets Now for the 2022 Awards Banquet!
Hey CSSA friends, don’t miss your chance to attend the 2022 Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 15th! Tickets are just $25 per person and on sale now. The November 6th ticket sales deadline is fast approaching! This years’ event promises to be fun, delicious, festive and full of good fellowship. Relive the season highlights with your teammates, help out Toys for Tots, and maybe even win a door prize! Get your tickets now at:
Orb Design Has Part Time Opportunities!
Michael Fortenberry of Orb Design and Manufacturing, Inc. would like you all to know that they have some great opportunities for part time work! They would like to hire some retired folks—players, wives, etc. for some interesting jobs. Here are their requirements:
1. Wanted, a retired machinist who could do assembly of mechanical items and would be willing to learn to operate and maintain a water jet. Would like someone willing to work a couple of days a week, occasionally more. Woodstock area.
2 Wanted, someone to do bench type electrical assembly work, building cable assemblies and wire harnesses. Prefer someone with wire crimping experience and soldering would be a plus. Requirement is for part to full time with flexible work hours. Some experience required. Woodstock area.
Please contact Michael Fortenberry at 770 926 9991 for more information.
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.
CSSA Annual Awards Banquet Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
Attention players, spouses, fans, managers and sponsors, don’t miss your chance to attend this year’s awards banquet, which will take place on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-9:30 p.m. at Fendley Farmstead, 1287 Sardis Road in Canton, Georgia. Ray DeLuca, CSSAs special projects director and banquet coordinator has a very special event planned for us this year. Not only does he make all arrangements for this annual event down to every detail, he serves as Master of Ceremonies and always does a fantastic job.
This year’s menu will feature delicious Southern classics like chicken fried steak and fried chicken, as well as vegetables, dessert and drinks.
Tickets are only $25.00 per person for an evening of great food, celebration and fellowship. Tickets MUST be purchased by November 6th at the CSSA payment portal: https://cssasoftball.org/product-category/events/ .
No paper tickets will be issued, and tickets will not be sold at the door.
All those attending are requested to bring at least one new unwrapped toy for our holiday toy drive, “Every Child Deserves a Christmas.” And be sure to have some cash on hand for the 50/50 raffle/fundraiser too!
As always, player-sponsors receive free tickets–just be sure to contact Ray DeLuca ASAP (by November 6th) at (770) 355-3911 to secure your reservation. Sponsors who are not players will receive their ticket information by mail.
You don’t want to miss this year’s awards banquet. Only 200 tickets are available, so get them early!
p=. Buy yours now at https://cssasoftball.org/product-category/events/
We can always use a few volunteers to check people in at the door and assist with the toy drive, 50/50 raffle, etc. so please reach out to Ray DeLuca (770) 355-3911 if you can help out!
The document Awards_Banquet_2022_Flyer.pdf was attached to this post.
CSSA Fall Charity Golf Outing November 2nd, 2022
Hey golfers, it’s almost time to put on those fall golf duds and tee off for a good cause! Sign up and pay your fees now at https://cssasoftball.org/product-category/events/ and be part of this awesome golf outing benefiting Cherokee County Homeless Veterans Program, and Women Veteran Social Justice Network
on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at Towne Lake Hills Golf Club, 1003 Towne Lake Hills East in Woodstock, Georgia.
The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The fee is $90 per person, and includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, one raffle ticket, and all contests, so take your best shot at the putting contest, long drives (3), and closest to the pin competitions. Six prizes will be awarded for lowest scores.
Our spring 2022 tournament raised $5,200 for the Cherokee Family Violence Center, so please spread the word, bring a foursome to have a great time and raise money for a deserving cause! Veterans participating will receive a small token of our appreciation, too.
The deadline to sign up is October 26th, so click below to secure your spot and pay your fees online here: https://cssasoftball.org/product-category/events/
For further information, contact: Tom Cameron (404) 918 0500 or Norm Thiem (770) 757-8467
The document Fall_Golf_Tournament_Flyer_USE.pdf was attached to this post.