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CEDA Business - December 2011

A few items to report:

Several officers and two amendments are up for a vote. All ballots are due by midnight (central), Tuesday, January 10. Schools must be current CEDA members in order to vote. A current membership list is provided. The ballot is available at

2011 - 2012 Resolution

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its democracy assistance for one or more of the following: Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.


2011-2012 Resolution Ballot Now Available

The ballot is now available. It can be accessed online at:

All ballots are due by midnight (Central), Wednesday, July 13. The winning resolution will be announced on Friday, July 15.

2010-2011 membership is required to vote. You must have an account on the main CEDA site that is authorized to vote in order to access the ballot.

Email me if you have trouble with the site or need assistance with the ballot.

2011 Spring Ballot Results

2011-2012 Ballot Results

66 schools voted. Democracy assistance was selected as the controversy. Dan Bagwell was selected as the student representative. A complete breakdown of voting follows.

First-place votes, initial count:

Infrastructure: 11
Treaties: 12
Taxes: 6
Financial Institutions: 2
Prisons: 4
India: 10
Education: 5
Democracy Assistance: 16

Financial institutions was eliminated and the first-place votes were transferred.

Infrastructure: 11
Treaties: 12
Taxes: 6
Prisons: 4
India: 11
Education: 5
Democracy Assistance: 17

CEDA Ballot Now Available

The ballot for the current controversy and student representative to the topic committee is now available. The ballot is online at:

Current CEDA members are eligible to vote. If you didn't pay your dues, we can help. You can pay by check or online with a credit card. But, you'll need to be a 2010-2011 member in order to vote.

Ballots are due no later than midnight, May 15 (central). Results will be announced on May 16.

A few reminders:

End of season information


We are now accepting nominations for the student representative to the topic committee. The student should be available to attend the topic meeting at the University of Michigan June 11-13 as well as participate in the committee's research and discussions leading up to the meeting. Nominations will be open until midnight, April 14th and may be sent directly to me at Once the slate of nominees is set the executive secretary will hold the election in accordance with Ceda rules.


2010 - 2011 CEDA Memberships

The following is a list of paid members for 2010 - 2011. The list is current as of today and does include two payments made online with CEDA Nationals registration.

If you need to pay, you can pay with cash/check at registration or you can pay online with a credit card at

Membership must be paid by the start of the tournament in order to compete and earn awards (sweeps or individual). In addition, 2010-2011 membership is required to vote for next year's resolution.

If there is a mistake, please let me know.


Allen County CC

CEDA Deadlines

Two important deadlines:

(1) ENTRIES: The CEDA Executive Committee is extending the regular entry deadline until this Sunday (March 6th) after that (until March 11th) there will be a late fee accessed to each entry. Eligibility documents will also be accepted until the 6th (if you are at Towson this weekend you can just hand them to Mike there).

(2) AWARDS: All award nominations are due Thursday, March 3 by midnight. Entries can be submitted online at Login and avoid the CAPTCHA.


Journals and Development Conference Proceedings -- now shipping

The published proceedings of the 2009 Summer Developmental Conference are available.
Copies of the last three volumes of Contemporary Argumentation and Debate also are available.
Special thanks to Al Louden for editing all of this work.

CEDA December News & Ballot Info

The new CEDA ballot is available at

Each member school may vote. Ballots are due by midnight, Friday, December 30.

The ballot includes elections for 2nd VP, topic committee, Treasurer, Executive Secretary and four regional representatives.

There are nine amendments for consideration.

Two amendments were tabled at the NCA meeting (number of awards & student reps). Two were withdrawn as unnecessary.

Sarah Partlow-Lefevre will handle the final voting. Any question regarding your ballot should be directed to her.


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