At the beginning of the semester Berea College had a club fair day, which was when all the clubs and organizations on campus recruit new members on the quad. Our YAL chapter set up a "Liberty Pong" as a hook for our recruitment drive. It turned out to be the most successful recruitment drive we've ever had. By the end of the fair we had over 100 students sign up for our next event, which is our semester kickoff meeting. For how small our school is, that's an incredible amount. We've also told every new recruit that by signing up he or she will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card, The Revolution by Ron Paul, and Take a Stand by Rand Paul, and the drawing will be held at our first meeting.
During our meeting, we presented the problems that our society currently has, such as partisan politics, war in the Middle East, and the national debt. We discussed that libertarianism is a uniting ideology that can bring our country back together. It was because of liberty that we were united during our founding, and in a divisive political environment today we need liberty more than ever. We bought pizzas and drinks for all attendees of the meeting, and we all had a good time.