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News from the 2008 CEDA Nationals Business Meetings at NCA

We have attached the minutes for both the executive committee and the general CEDA business meeting. Many thanks to Heather Walters for agreeing to record the proceedings.

Please review the minutes for a more extensive review of these items, but some of the highlights include:

- Update on the 2009 CEDA Nats at Idaho State University.

- Approval of the bid by Cal Berkeley to host CEDA Nats in 2010.

- Discussion of the 2009 Summer meetings hosted by Wake Forest University. From June 2-7, WFU will host the CEDA summer business meetings, the topic selection meetings and the Debate Summit.

Two sets of items were approved and will go a mail ballot of the entire community.

- Approval of a slate of officers (attached to this post).

- Approval of the professional code of conduct amendment (text od the amendment linked on the right side of this page.

Many items require community input for our spring business meetings, including:

- A proposed amendment to revise requirements for preference based judging in Novice and JV divisions. This amendment will be voted on during the spring meetings and, if passed, would take effect for the 2009-2010 season.

- Proposal to merge two sets of CEDA regions:

A) West and Southern California

B) Southeast and Southeast Central

Thanks to everyone who attended. Please let us know if you have any questions.