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ORGANIZATIONAL DISCUSSIONS => CEDA News => Topic started by: Amber Kelsie on November 05, 2017, 12:50:01 PM



Title: CEDA Nominations
Post by: Amber Kelsie on November 05, 2017, 12:50:01 PM
Hello Friends!

Itís that time of year again, time to nominate your favorite people for positions in CEDA! Nominations are made during the CEDA business meeting at NCA (Sat 11/18 from 3:30-4:30pm CST), so make sure to contact your regional rep or me if youíre interested in being nominated. If youíve already contacted me about being nominated please send a me a quick reminder before NCA. Also feel free to contact me or your regional rep if you have any questions about the positions. The following positions are up for election, 2nd Vice President, Recording Secretary, Topic Committee Representative, and several regional reps (North Central, South Central, Northeast, & Mid Atlantic). Here is a list of duties for each position:

===2nd VP===


The 2nd VP is a three year term (1 year 2nd VP, 1 year 1st VP and 1 year President) and is one of the Executive Officers. You also maintain your vote on the executive committee as a past president for 2 years after being president.

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.

The First Vice President's duties are to:
A. Assist the President by assuming such duties as chairing an annual business meeting if the President so requests;
B. Replace the President in case of the latter's death, resignation or severance of connection with forensics;
C. Serve as a voting member of the Executive Council;
D. Serve as voting member of the Topic Selection Committee;
E. Serve as member of the National Tournament Committee; and
F: Serve as Chair of the Annual Awards Committee.

The President's duties are to:
A. Be responsible for upholding this Constitution and its Bylaws and all other decisions made at the annual business meetings of the Association;
B. Chair the National Tournament Committee until the July 1 immediately following the conclusion of the National Tournament of his or her Presidential term;
C. Chair and be a voting member of the Executive Council;
D. Serve as a voting member of the Topic Selection Committee until the submission of the resolution ballot for the topic commencing after the completion of his or her Presidential term;
E. Serve as representative of the Association to other organizational meetings (if he/she is unable to attend, the First Vice President, the Second Vice President or the Executive Secretary, in that order, shall fulfill that obligation, or if none of them can attend, then the President shall appoint a member of the Association as his/her representative);
F. Appoint members and chairs of standing committees and, from time to time, of such committees as he/she deems suitable or are requested by the membership at the annual business meetings;
G. Fill, by appointment or special election, as indicated in Article V, vacancies among officers or regional representatives;
H. Fill by appointment a vacancy in the position of Editor of the Association's journal, such appointment to be for the unexpired term of the individual who has been replaced;
I. Following his/her term as President to serve for two years as a voting member of the Executive Council.

===Recording Secretary===

The Recording Secretaryís duties are to:
A. Record the minutes of each of the Associationís 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 Representative===


The CEDA Topic Committee representative is a three year term. Their duties including serving on the topic committee.



===Regional Representatives===

Regional reps serve a two year term. Regional reps are voting members of the Executive Committee. The following regional reps are up for election:
North Central--Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Illinois.
South Central--Louisiana and Texas
Northeast - Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey Vermont, West Virginia, New York, and Connecticut.
Mid-Atlantic - Pennsylvania, Delaware, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia


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 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.

Thanks!
Amber

akelsie[at]gmail[dot]com