Saturday, October 15, 2016

12:30-2:00 pm

Walter Murray Collegiate Institute

1905 Preston Ave. South, Saskatoon, SK



In addition to routine matters that we have to make decisions on as an organization, there will be an election for Board members and there is an important motion for the membership to consider regarding Board composition.

See attached sheet.

If you have any questions or concerns, please

contact Melissa Ong, SEDA Executive Director at





Motion for item E.1.g to read:  "Where possible and practical, six of the eight elected members of the Board of Directors shall be elected from among the member clubs (coach or teacher) of the Association."



SEDA CONSTITUTION currently reads:


E.       The Board of Directors


1)       Composition and Elections


a.       The Board of Directors shall consist of up to 11 individuals: The Past President o ignored(ex-officio member), and up to ten directors, eight of whom shall be elected with the remaining two individuals being appointed alumni representatives.


b.       The Board's term of office will be from the Annual General Meeting of a given year to the Annual General Meeting of the following year.


c.        The President and the Vice-President shall be selected annually by the Board at its first meeting.


d.       Where possible and practical, the Board shall be regionally representative.


e.        One-half of the elected members of the Board of Directors shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting for a two-year term.


f.        Individuals running for elected office of the Association shall be nominated by

at least one member of the Association.


g.        Six of the eight elected members of the Board of Directors shall be elected from  among the member clubs (coach or teacher) of the Association.


h.       The Board of Directors may appoint an individual to any vacant position.


i.         Individuals are not limited to serving one term on the Board.

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News & Upcoming Events

  • Changes to the Board


    The October AGM saw a number of changes to the board we'd like to acknowledge. We are pleased with the strong turn-out this year. We had a number of parents and coaches present as well as most clubs represented. With the regular turn-over in board member terms, we would like to welcome Melissa Gerlach and Paula Dvernichuk as new members to the board. Of course these psotions mark the end of terms of other members. So, we'd also like to acknowledge the following retiring board members:


    Kara Helmes - Kara has been a long history with SEDA. A member of the board for over 10 years, she has committed to coaching and supporting SEDA. A former debater, president and past president (two terms), she helped SEDA navigate some turbulent waters in recent years. We thank Kara for her commitment and leadership.


    Sarah Myers - Sarah, a recent addition to the board, has spent her free time supporting elementary debate and coaching. As a highly respected member of the board, her contributions are valued. We are grateful to Sarah for her contributions to SEDA.


    Dylan Hardy - A former debater, Dylan is passionate about debate. He has committed his time to the advancement of debate and debaters in the province as a coach, mentor, judge and board member. Although his long commitment to the board is coming to an end, Dylan's impact on the debate community will remain.


    Matt Schmeisser - Also a former debater, Matt has dedicated hours debating, coaching and actively participating on the board. Matt has volunteered his time and energy and influence many young debaters and many have noted the feedback he provides. Wherever his career takes him, debate will remain an important part of Matt's life. SEDA is grateful to Matt and wishes him the best in his endeavors.

  • Your Canada - Your Constitution

    Thank you YCYC for sponsoring 2016 National Debate!