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2018 BOD Election Update

The time period for nomination and platform statements has elapsed. The only two nominations that were received with platform statements, indicating a desire to run, is Jason Black and Forrest Wilson. This leaves one board seat that is not filled, and the CDS will have to decide how to fill that vacated seat in May.…
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BOD Meeting February 1st, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

The NSS-CDS Board of Directors will be meeting Thursday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm. To join the meeting, on your phone or Skype app, call (515) 739-1030. When you are prompted for a meeting ID, enter 823 965 540. The system will then ask you to announce yourself and you will be in the meeting.…
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2018 NSS-CDS BOD Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations NSS-CDS Board of Directors, 2018 The Cave Diving Section of the NSS (NSS-CDS) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors election.  Qualifications: The Nomination Committee is seeking individuals with ambitions to lead the CDS into the future by actively working to advocate for the community and the caves in our…
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BOD Meeting 10/25/17 @ 7:00PM

The NSS-CDS Board of Directors will be meeting Wednesday, October 25th, at 7:00 pm. To join the meeting, on your phone or Skype app, call (515) 739-1030.  When you are prompted for a meeting ID, enter 823 965 540.  The system will then ask you to announce yourself and you will be in the meeting.…
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NSS-CDS 2017 “Underworlds” Photograph Contest

The NSS-CDS 2017 "Underworlds" Photograph Contest has started!   Twelve winners will be featured and published in the 2018 NSS-CDS "Underworlds" wall calendar.  The overall winner will be recognized at the 2018 NSS-CDS annual workshop as "Photographer of the Year 2017."  Runners up will be features on the NSS-CDS website. To particpate, please send an e-mail to…
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BOD Meeting 6/27/17 @ 6:30PM

The NSS-CDS Board of Directors will be meeting Tuesday, June 27, at 6:30 pm. To join the meeting, on your phone or Skype app, call (515) 739-1030.  When you are prompted for a meeting ID, enter 823 965 540 Meeting minutes will be posted after the call on the nsscds.org under About Us -> Meeting…
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2017 NSS-CDS BOD Election Results

2017 NSS-CDS Board of Directors election results are now available.  A big THANK YOU goes out to the election Administrator, Nomination Committee, candidates and voting membership for participating in this election.
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Volunteers Needed for the 2017 NSS-CDS International Cave Diving Conference

Volunteers are still needed for the 2017 NSS-CDS International Cave Diving Conference!  Those who sign up and pay before May 1 will receive their volunteer t shirt AND a regular conference t shirt.  If you are interested in volunteering Friday June 2 and/or Saturday June 3 please contact Renee on FB Messenger or renee@divebydesign.com.  Thank…
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Water Quality Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to swim the Hydrological Instrumentation Platform through the cave environment.  Please see below for more information and reach out to Michael Angelo Gagliardi, NSS-CDS Conservation Chair at conservation@nsscds.org if interested. https://nsscds.org/water-quality-testing/
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Online Election Vendor

The NSS-CDS will be using the online vendor Election Buddy (https://electionbuddy.com) to distribute ballots and tabulate results in the 2017 Board of Directors election.   To ensure you receive a ballot, please add elections@electionbuddy.com to your "safe sender" list (or equivalent) in your mail handler. All ballots will be distributed on Saturday, March 25th 2017.  Please contact the NSS-CDS…
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