NeW is Four!

September 29, 2008 | NeW Staff

I love telling people how I first heard about NeW. My very conservative
father was listening to the Laura Ingraham Show, as he does every day,
and happened to hear Karin Agness interviewed. He came home excited to
tell me about something that I HAD to start at the University of
Florida. He had heard this girl named Karin Agness on the radio, and
she had started a conservative book club called NeW. He said, “Holly,
she just sounds like she could be your friend.” I was excited about the
possibility but overwhelmed at the idea of such a big undertaking. I
told my dad I didn’t know enough about politics to start something like
that on my campus. Fortunately my dad had more insight than I did, as
he said, “Holly, that’s the point. This is an opportunity for you and
other conservative women on your campus to learn together about the
issues that affect you most.” And thank goodness I followed the advice
of wise old dad.

Now over two years after the initial conversation
with my dad, NeW at the University of Florida is thriving. Our
membership is growing rapidly, the enthusiasm for NeW camaraderie is
increasing, and conservative knowledge is deepening. The women in our
group love coming together to talk about conservative ideas, to ask
questions about confusing issues, and to encourage each other to
continue standing firm on principles. It really is amazing to see the
network that NeW has created and fostered for conservative women at UF,
and I am excited for the potential this group has to continue to
influence the culture and mentality of our campus. I am so thankful for
the national growth and success of NeW these past four years, and I
look forward to continue watching it flourish.

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