The Williamson County Republican Party has started a Meetup group to keep local voters informed and provide a way for people to get to know each other.
Meetup.com is a popular online social networking website that facilitates offline group meetings. The point is to bring together people with shared interests. Meetup groups are geared around a wide variety of topics and activities, including hiking, reading and dining out. Some focus on politics or religion.
Debbie Deaver, chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party, said she started the Meetup group to offer “a fun way for people to connect with their like-minded neighbors.”
“We want our members to be able to share an appetizer with someone, have an adult conversation and not be concerned about being politically correct or worried that they will be culled from the group if they don’t agree with all the talking points,” she said. “You can expect polite, but lively banter at our events.”
In addition to social outings, there will also be educational events. Educational events might include a conversation with an author, a town hall with an elected official or a lecture by a visiting professor, Deaver said.
The group will hold a Mix & Mingle social event at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Kona Grill in Franklin.
For more information or to join, visit meetup.com/Williamson-County-Republican-Party.