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Proposed Amendment

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Amendment to Sanctioning/Calendar procedure (By Law V)

Amendment to the CEDA Constitutional By-Laws: V. Tournament Sanctioning, Section 1
(to begin with 2010-2011 Tournament Calendar process)

Current Wording:
Section 1: For a CEDA tournament to carry sweepstakes points, it must be sanctioned by the Executive Secretary and listed in the official Calendar of CEDA Tournaments. To apply for official sanctioning, the college or organization must request the CEDA Executive Secretary for approval to hold a CEDA tournament at least 60 days in advance of the scheduled tournament.

Proposed Wording:

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Waiver

Add Bylaw XX. “A waiver process for the preceding bylaws may be initiated by any member and established by the Executive Council for extraordinary situations.”

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Recording Secretary

Article IV Section 1. First sentence after the word “Treasurer” insert “and Recording Secretary”.

Article IV Section 7. Add “The Recording Secretary’s duties are to:

A. Record the minutes of each of the Association’s 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.”

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Redistricting - Western Regions

Amendment to the By-Laws

Currently II. CURRENT REGIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION

1. Northwest--Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Helena, Mt.

2. The West--zip codes 93000-97000 and Reno, Nevada.

3. Southern California--zip codes 90000-92999, Las Vegas, NV, Hawaii, Arizona.

4. Rocky Mountain--Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Montana and El Paso, Texas.

Amend to:

1. Pacific – Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada

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Redistricting - Merging Southeast Central and Southeast Regions

Amendment to the By-Laws

Currently

9. Southeast Central--Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

10. Southeast--North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Amend to:

9. Southeast--Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

(Re-number all remaining districts after deleting the old #10)

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Institute a Direct Election for Student Representative to the Topic Selection Committee

Currently:

IV, Section 11: Student Representatives.

A. Each region will select a student representative who will serve as a member of the
Student Representatives Committee. Student Representatives must be officially enrolled, undergraduate students in good standing at the college or university they attend.

B. The duties of the Student Representatives Committee are to:

1. Report the concerns of debaters to the Executive Council.

2. Select one debater to serve on the Topic Selection Committee

Amend to:

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Revisions to Process and Adjustment of Critera for CEDA Annual Awards

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Allowing 4th year students to debate with an undergraduate degree

Currently

 

X, Section 1: National CEDA Tournament contestants are to be officially enrolled undergraduate students in good standing at the college or university they represent in competition, although students who have bachelor's degree may compete at the National CEDA Tournament only if they receive their degrees in the time block during which the National Tournament occurs.

 

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Adding Events to CEDA Nationals

Add to IX, Section 6

 

“The President may, with approval by the Executive Council, add divisions or events to the invitation of the national tournament. All new events must be approved prior to the release of the tournament invitation.”

 

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Number of debates at CEDA Nationals

Currently:

IX, Section 7: This tournament will have eight preliminary rounds and offer the appropriate number of elimination rounds to insure that all teams with five or more wins in preliminary competition compete in elimination rounds.

Amend to:

“This tournament will have at least six preliminary rounds and offer an appropriate number of elimination rounds to ensure substantial elimination round participation.”

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