Luck was on our side for Constitution Week at New Mexico State University, with the dates lining up with a visit from Jon Barrie, a Senate candidate here in New Mexico. Our week consisted of 5 events: A meet and greet at the bar, the Jon Barrie presentation on campus, a barbecue dinner, 4 hours of tabling with our first Free Speech Wall, and tailgating our largest football game against our rivals in Albuquerque.
The first meeting on Monday was a great success, with over ten new members showing up from our previous tabling events. We had Jon speak, as well as Jacob Deaven, a political science grad student and teacher; David Montes, a representative from the Libre Initiative; and our dashingly handsome co-president Austin Pickrell. We spent over two hours drinking and discussing some great topics, ranging from metaphysics to Austrian Economics, as well as making friends and solidifying our network throughout the Las Cruces area.
Our second event was hosting Jon Barrie to give a presentation and speech on campus. The presentation was excellent. Many of us were able to speak with him in small groups, as well as have our picture taken with him one-on-one.