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NSS-CDS Board of Directors

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Capt Jim Wyatt, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Amateur Hour version of changing ByLaws.
     
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  2. Capt Jim Wyatt

    Capt Jim Wyatt Hanging at the 10 Foot Stop Staff Member

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    It happened because everyone who gets certified as a cavern or cave diver through the NSS-CDS automatically is given a one-year membership. I am sure you fell into that category.
     
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  3. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well I guess I need to hit Cow. And I shouldn't have a worry about casting a ballot.
     
  4. kensuf

    kensuf ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    You likely became a member when you were certified through the NSS-CDS. People that have never been a member of the NSS-CDS receive a complimentary 1 year membership when they earn their first certification through the organization.
     
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  5. kensuf

    kensuf ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    There should be two documents, one showing the current by-laws with the markup for the changes, the second being the new by-laws in their entirety.

    The new by-laws, as proposed on the web-site, add the use of electronic voting and clarify a few things (language cleanup). As they did not include the last minute addition that a few people on the board tried to rush through, I voted yes for them.
     
  6. Dominick Gheesling

    Dominick Gheesling Contributor

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    What Ken described is exactly what happened.

    Congratulations and welcome to the NSSCDS!
     
  7. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well either it is every certification or the system is broken and it doesn't expire, because my first NSS-CDS cert was Feb 2019.

    Although I've never received the magazines.

    To quote Groucho Marx, I'm not sure I would want to be a part of a organization that would have me as a member. :D
     
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  8. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    you have to be Abe Davis to dive it. Not that it really matters since the owners of dive outpost don’t actually check anymore. I’m thinking that’s something the CDS should be putting some effort into dealing with.
     
  9. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    it seems pretty much anybody can get a free membership right now. Awesome.
     
  10. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    [QUOTE="Manatee Diver, post: 9315473, member: 499551or the system is broken
    [/QUOTE]

    ding ding ding ding.

    sorry for not using multi quote
     

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