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April 3, 2018 | A weekly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association

Dear Coach, 

Time to hit the polls! Voting opens today for two prestigious NSDA elections. Catch those details below and don't miss your chance to gain fundraising insight and support! 

Cast Your Vote

Board of Directors » Voting is now open for the Board of Directors election, which will select four directors to serve a four-year term and establish an order for alternates. Each school shall vote for up to four candidates. Please note that each active school chapter will count as one vote. This is a change from the strength-based voting system of the past.
Learn more about the 13 candidates seeking election in the latest issue of Rostrum magazine. When you're ready to vote, log in to your Account page and select 'NSDA Voting' from the left side menu.
Hall of Fame » Current Hall of Fame members and active coaches with three or more diamonds may vote online to select this year's inductees to the Hall of Fame. To vote, log in to your Account page and select 'NSDA Voting' from the left side menu.

Help Yourself, Help the Community

Don't forget! Complete this short survey to receive $25* toward your next team fundraiser on Edco
The survey won't be up for much longer and every bit helps when you're fundraising for Nationals, summer camps, or trying to get a head start on next year's expenses. Every speech and debate team will be able to use the results to make the job of gaining support easier and more effective.
Take the Survey

Last Chance to Honor a Coach or Principal

Please consider nominating an outspoken advocate for your program or a deserving peer for one of the national awards below. The deadline is this Friday, April 6Be sure to review the criteria online and gather both letters of recommendation. 

Middle School Nationals Registration

Entries for the 2018 Middle School National Tournament are due April 24. Remember, teams are permitted to enter four entries per event and list additional students for consideration on the wait list. Visit to register! 

Fundraising Webinars

Looking for fundraising tips? Look no further! Our partners at Edco are offering two exclusive trainings for NSDA member coaches. Hop on here during one of the times below and learn how to get a jump on next year's fundraising goals or hit your National Tournament target.  
  • Tuesday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. CT
Plus, don't forget to take our fundraising survey to earn a $25 Edco credit* toward your next fundraiser! 
*Anyone who fills out the survey and creates (or already has) an Edco account before June 30, 2018, will earn a $25 credit on the first $500 they raise. Not sure how to set up an account? Click here
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