I am honored to have been given the opportunity to serve as Chairman of this amazing organization. I hope that everyone has enjoyed their break and is excited to be back in school. Getting back into the grind isn't always fun, but the good news is that we're giving you something to look forward to: College Republicans!

We will be resuming our weekly meetings starting on January 18th at 6 pm in MLC room 248 (note the change in time and location). We will be hosting a panel of state legislatures including Trey Kelley- District 16, David Clark- District 98, and Megan Hanson- District 80. They will be discussing what is on the agenda for this session, the items they're excited about, the future of Georgia politics and general Q&A. This is a group of some of the youngest and most energetic Representatives in the state; they love working with the CRs, so don't hesitate to come out and meet them and learn about the upcoming Georgia session!

As for the rest of the semester, we've got a lot to look forward to! Be on the lookout for announcements about baseball tailgates, Spring date night, Greek night, a networking workshop, campaign opportunities, partnerships with other organizations, and a great list of engaging speakers.

Finally, a little bit of business: for the first time ever, we have created a Diversity Chair for the purpose of encouraging students of all backgrounds to learn about and understand the conservative message.We want to make it a priority to welcome new members, and we want to get away from some of the stereotypes of the Republican Party. This year, expect bigger membership than ever before!

I am looking forward to a great year with more General Body involvement, more social opportunities, and a full semester of spreading the Conservative message.

Ben Grayson
Chairman, UGA College Republicans