One year ago today, the Atlanta Objectivist Society hosted its first social at a restaurant in Atlanta!
We wanted to expand beyond just our awesome core group of friends and become the resource for people in the Atlanta area who are interested in the ideas of Ayn Rand. I think we managed to do that very well!
Our first year has been wildly successful and I'm so proud of what we were able to accomplish: a profitable conference (MiniCon), monthly socials, study and discussion groups, a fall picnic, and a holiday party. We are in contact with the leaders of two local university Objectivist clubs, too.
This year, we've added more study groups, are in the process of redesigning our website, and planning our even more ambitious ATLOSCon. Once a few things that are still up in the air on the business side have been settled (we are applying for non-profit status and that's a long process), I think we'll be able to do even more. I have big ideas and plans for our group, and if this year's conference is successful in getting us a little money to work with, we'll be able to expand our promotions and advertising and outreach.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped make ATLOS a successful and FUN venture over the last year, especially the Queen of ATLOSCon and all of the moderators and organizers of our sub-groups--the study groups and Optional Value Clubs (play group, Latin Club, movie nights, etc). I am thrilled to know and work with all of you on this labor of love.
Here's to a wonderfully successful and FUN second year! :)