This weekend is the annual conference for the Secular Student Alliance out in Columbus, Ohio, and when award time came around, guess who ended up winning "Affiliate of the Year"? Well, go read the title of this post if you didn't already. Yeah, that's right folks. ISSA is your 2011 SSA Affiliate of the Year! We have an incredible pool of members here at U of I and without your enthusiasm, us officers couldn't have put together half the events we did. From National Ask an Atheist Day to a standing-room-only appearance by Michael Shermer, you guys make us look good. Also deserving of thanks are the folks from the SSA themselves, for giving us the support we need to continue spreading secular values here on campus.
Congratulations to all the other award winners tonight. You make ISSA want to keep pushing to do bigger and better events every year, and a special shoutout to Zach, Harrison, and Jessica who won the high school awards. Your courage is an inspiration to us all. ISSA's officership has continued to meet over the summer, and we can't wait to come back to #SSA2012 with new ideas and new stories to tell!