45 young professionals gathered at The Claddagh on Wednesday, September 18th for the Southeastern Michigan AFF Launch Event. For the first hour, guests arrived and enjoyed drinks and appetizers. The attendees chatted with each other and networked. Only a handful of guests knew each other – it was a great mix of professions and backgrounds. Only several attendees had ever heard of AFF before, so it was a great opportunity to introduce these 45 individuals to AFF and its mission. Heather Pfitzenmaier, the chapter leader, gave remarks about why she got involved in AFF in DC and why she’s passionate about bringing AFF to Michigan. For the event, Katie Vernuccio moderated Jarrett Skroup with the Mackinac Center and Chris Demming with Northwood University, who debated conservatism and libertarianism and discussed which political philosophy is more desirable for a free society. The discussion was followed by a lively question and answer session and many stayed after to keep talking and networking. Guests left excited to get involved with AFF – and said how much they are looking forward to getting involved.
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Kathryn Shelton is the Director of Chapter Advancement for America’s Future Foundation.