There’s been a lot of confusion over tonight’s event – sorry about that – a kick off reception for the re-election of Colleen Lamonte for Michigan House. As many of you do or don’t know, Oakridge junior Carla Kevern volunteers for Representative Lamonte. Carla is attending the event tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Whitlow’s Restaurant in Muskegon.
Carla came to me on Thursday and asked if I knew of some girls who would like to attend. The organization milist.org, a progressive political woman’s organization agreed to sponsor Oakridge students who I recommended to attend the event. I provided Brandon Gemzer (Oakridge Alumni President) and an aid to Congressman Lamonte, a list of students. After that communication kind of broke down. I spoke today with Brandon…he is emailing me a list of invited students. If you would like to go, please dress nicely (no jeans) – businesswomen attire. Try to get there between 6:00 and 6:30.
What can you expect – an interesting experience. This is a political event so people will be making speeches. Many women in the Muskegon business community will be present. It’s also good for young people, particularly young women to attend such an event. There will be hors doeuvers – not dinner – but you’ll have something to munch on. I think the greatest opportunity that this presents is for you to experience a political event. Use that experience. Talk to people. Listen. Ask questions. Take this as a life experience – make sure to thank the people who got you there – and make the most of the night.
I know that Carla and Ivy and Brieanna are all going. Contact them or myself (616-402-8668) if you have a question. Have a great time. I’ll be anxious to hear tomorrow how it all goes.
The following individuals have been invited to attend:
- Ivy Lewis
- Brieanna Ferguson
- Anna Chase
- Nicole Depender
- Shannon Depender
- Brock Luttrull
- Michael Doom
- Paula Shay
- Dominique Jessen
- Kelly Snow
PS…I would join you. However, I feel if I did it might be construed by some as a conflict of interest – that I was recruiting you to Representative Lamonte. I just think it would be an empowering experience for you all. I don’t want to muddy the waters; you decide on your own, what political candidates you support – the experience will be rich I’m sure for Democrat or Republican.