[eDebate] Thanks Kelly, ASU, and Shawn
Mon Mar 31 19:34:18 CST 2003
Kelly McDonald and Shawn Whalen deserve a great thanks from the community.
CEDA Nationals at ASU was one of the finest I have attended. Everything
seemed to run smoothly and things on campus were especially well-run.
Kelly and his ASU staff accomplished all that could be asked of a host and
more. Not to mention Tempe was beautiful and the weather was perfect.
I think we should nominate Kelly to host again as soon as possible! I know
he would love to. Honestly he was one of the best hosts I have ever
encountered. He is also a better coach at ASU than their basketball coach
from what I can tell! ;)
Shawn also did a fine job running the tournament, looking stylish, and
making sure things were in order. Special props to the Awards Ceremony
speech. Funny thing is many in attendance thought it was a joke--how
little they know the ways of the Whalen! : )
Gary, Glenda, Kristina, Wayne, ML, Jeff, Will, and Ede also were invaluable
in making sure rounds got off on time, ballots were run efficiently and the
tournament stayed on track. Thank you to all of you as well. I cannot
imagine what it takes to run a National tournament but from the outside you
all seemed to have it under control and those of us in attendance certainly
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