WMU COLLEGE REPUBLICANS ARE BEST IN NATION
Best Chapter in the country award goes to Western’s College Republicans
12/13/2006, Kalamazoo, MI — The College Republicans at Western Michigan University were awarded the “Best Chapter” award for 2006 by the College Republican National Committee. The award was presented in Lansing on Saturday to Chairman Tom Barrett.
WMU’s College Republicans have been active for many years on campus hosting speakers such as Pat Buchanan and Ann Coulter, as well as influencing elections in the local community through volunteer activism. Thousands of hours were logged by College Republicans from WMU in the last election calling voters, knocking on doors, placing yard signs, and other work on various campaign activities. Many members worked on campaigns as staff members, while two members even ran for office themselves. Several College Republicans ran for precinct delegate positions and five have been selected to serve on the executive committee of the Kalamazoo County Republican Party.
“I was honored to accept such a high award on behalf of the Western Michigan University College Republicans,” said Chairman Tom Barrett. “We have put in countless hours of work on campaigns, hosting speakers, and spreading our message on campus. It is so rewarding to see this work pay off with being chosen as the best chapter in the entire country,” he added. Public Relations Vice Chairman Megan Buwalda said, “I always knew that our group was strong, but it was such a wonderful surprise to be chosen for this award.”
To be chosen groups must demonstrate activism on campus as well as involvement in electoral politics.