On Thurs. night, the Lakeside lawn was decorated in red, white and blue for the first ABAC Republican Club cookout of the semester.
Guests enjoyed meeting and socializing with other conservative minded students and enjoying themselves through fun fellowship and food, thanks to the ABAC Republicans Board.
President Stephen Aaron, executive director Newt Gilman, secretary Kelcie Barnes, treasurer Sommer Jordan and historian Slayten Carter all worked very hard on planning and setting up this event.
“We want to increase political awareness in ABAC students,” said Gilman, “We want to encourage students to be involved in campus and community activities and campaign trips.”
There are currently 15 members of the ABAC Republicans Club, but membership is guaranteed to increase with all of the events in store.
Aside from cookouts, the ABAC Republicans hold meetings every week and encourage students to be a part of their local, state and national elections. The Republicans are also planning to host movie nights where the club will watch many different films relating to politics.
Currently, the Republican Board is working on putting together a senatorial candidate speaker series to come to ABAC and encourage students to vote.
Austin Johnson, one of the students that has just recently became a member of the ABAC Republicans, is excited about the club. “I joined because I like politics and I want to meet other people who also like politics,” said Johnson. “I like to talk to them and learn more.”
If you missed Thursday’s Republicans cookout, there are more opportunities to get involved in the club. Come to the President’s Dining Room every Thursday at 4:15 p.m. to learn about club activities.