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Call for Nominees

It’s time for the CEDA winter election call for nominees. I’ve included the constitutional responsibilities along with the open positions below.

Please send nominations to Patrick Waldinger (dinger@gmail.com) by December 1st.

Call for nominations for the following positions:

2nd Vice President:
Section 4. The Second Vice President's duties are to: A. Replace the First Vice President in case of the latter's death, resignation, severance of connection with forensics, or assumption of the position of President; B. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Council; C. Serve as a voting member of the Topic Selection Committee commencing upon the submission of the resolution ballot for the topic commencing during his or her Second Vice Presidential term; and D. Chair the Research Committee.

Recording Secretary:
Section 7. The Recording Secretary’s duties are to: A. Record the minutes of each of the Association’s Annual Business Meetings. B. Record the minutes of each of the Associations Executive Council Meetings. C. Keep a record of all online meetings of the Association that are not subject to privacy concerns D. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Council

Topic committee-at-large
Section 1: The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will be responsible for choosing problem areas and writing debate topics. The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will consist of nine members: Two of the following (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President) three at-large members, one undergraduate student representative, one graduate student representative, one representative appointed by the National Debate Tournament, and one representative appointed by the American Debate Association. Open nominations for the at-large members will be solicited at the Fall business meeting. The term of office of the three at-large representatives will be three years, and to provide for overlap one will be elected each year.

CEDA at-large:
Section 1: The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will be responsible for choosing problem areas and writing debate topics. The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will consist of nine members: Two of the following (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President) three at-large members, one undergraduate student representative, one graduate student representative, one representative appointed by the National Debate Tournament, and one representative appointed by the American Debate Association. Open nominations for the at-large members will be solicited at the Fall business meeting. The term of office of the three at-large representatives will be three years, and to provide for overlap one will be elected each year.

Graduate Topic Representative:
Section 1: The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will be responsible for choosing problem areas and writing debate topics. The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will consist of nine members: Two of the following (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President) three at-large members, one undergraduate student representative, one graduate student representative, one representative appointed by the National Debate Tournament, and one representative appointed by the American Debate Association. Open nominations for the at-large members will be solicited at the Fall business meeting. The term of office of the three at-large representatives will be three years, and to provide for overlap one will be elected each year.

Under graduate topic representative:
Section 1: The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will be responsible for choosing problem areas and writing debate topics. The CEDA Topic Selection Committee will consist of nine members: Two of the following (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President) three at-large members, one undergraduate student representative, one graduate student representative, one representative appointed by the National Debate Tournament, and one representative appointed by the American Debate Association. Open nominations for the at-large members will be solicited at the Fall business meeting. The term of office of the three at-large representatives will be three years, and to provide for overlap one will be elected each year.

Regional Representative (North East, Mid-Atlantic, North Central, South Central):
Section 8. Each of the Regional Representatives' duties are to: A. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Council; B. Represent his or her region at the meetings of the Executive Council; C. Serve as liaison between the region and the Executive Council, including providing the Executive Council with an annual report at the CEDA Summer Meeting regarding the state Current as of November 8, 2018 (questions, contact saherndon@gmail.com) 8 of the region; D. Hold regional meetings at appropriate tournaments during the year; and E. Coordinate scheduling of regional tournaments. F. Facilitate the election for student representative to the Executive Council. The election should be completed by October 1. G. If a regional representative is unable to attend an Executive Council meeting, she or he may appoint a substitute with voting privileges from the region. If no substitute is appointed by the regional representative, the President may appoint a substitute with voting privileges from the region. H. Regional representatives may establish criteria for regional awards to be presented at the National Tournament and may request funding from the Treasurer to pay for those awards.