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February Update

Hello everyone: Several important items to report at this time.

1. The ballot for CEDA officers is now available. The ballot can be accessed online at: http://cedadebate.org/2016-february-ballot. You must be logged in to view/vote. One vote per school. Ballots are due by midnight on Monday, March 7. The results will be announced shortly after the deadline. The positions up for election include CEDA 2nd VP, topic committee, recording secretary, and regional representatives for Northeast, Mid Atlantic, North Central, South Central, and West.

2. Membership. The 2015-2016 list of CEDA members is available online at: http://cedadebate.org/1516members. CEDA membership is required to attend CEDA Nationals, receive school/student awards, and vote in elections, including next year's topic process. Membership is required by the start of CEDA Nationals to attend or receive awards.

3. Amendments to the CEDA constitution. To be considered at the business meeting at CEDA Nationals, amendments must be submitted by February 27 (this Saturday). You can submit an amendment online at: http://cedadebate.org/node/add/amendment. I will distribute an announcement about all amendments early in March.

4. Awards. Just a quick reminder that nominations for CEDA awards are made online and due by Friday, March 4. The links to submit nominations are available on the main ceda page: http://cedadebate.org. A complete description of awards is available at: http://www.cedadebate.org/forum/index.php/topic,6788.msg14770.html#msg14770.

5. Fee Payment. CEDA's online store is available at: http://cedadebate.org/ceda_store. You can pay membership fees and entry fees for CEDA Nationals using the online store.