2011 Annual meeting information needed!

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    Atlantis posted Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:53:00 GMT(8/28/2011)

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    Barbara Anderson has already mentioned that she is swamped with emails. She also needs date information on the 2011 annual meeting.

    Many thanks!

    Nevada

    Iamallcool posted Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:56:00 GMT(8/28/2011)

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    October, I think, Usually it comes in October every year.

    Atlantis posted Sun, 28 Aug 2011 23:24:00 GMT(8/28/2011)

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    lamallcool:

    Thank you! If we could find out what days in October it would be a big help.

    Thanks so much!

    Nevada

    F Gayle posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:02:00 GMT(8/29/2011)

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    Isn't it like the first Saturday in October? Usually there's an annoucement in the WT or KM. Anyone got cds to check?

    M Open mind posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:10:00 GMT(8/29/2011)

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    Gayle: "Isn't it like the first Saturday in October?"

    Yep. Last year it was Saturday, October 2, 2010.

    Should be Saturday, October 1, 2011 this year. But I haven't seen this, or looked for it, in print.

    om

    F Gayle posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 01:09:00 GMT(8/31/2011)

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    Seems it's always in print by this time of year. Or did the WTS finally realize 95% of JWs aren't interested or concerned about the Annual Meeting anyway. It used to be a big deal at Bethel, in the 70s,,a big dinner, and a little time off early to go to the theatre for the program, which was boring,,just another meeting,,maybe a little boasting.

    Or are they just waiting till October 22 and 29 for the 'special' meetings and lumping it all together then?

    M wobble posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:14:00 GMT(8/31/2011)

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    My sister has been invited, I will ask when she is going, but I think it is before October.

    M wobble posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:44:00 GMT(8/31/2011)

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    Spoke to my sister, she is off to the big Apple at the end of September, the AGM is SAT 1st October.

    JW GoneBad posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 07:42:00 GMT(10/2/2011)

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    Anyone have the scoop on the calamity howlers' (JW) annual meeting that took place yesterday Saturday Oct 1, 2011?

    M wobble posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 16:01:00 GMT(10/2/2011)

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    My sister ,loving though she is, will not share anything "spiritual" with me. So, she may tell me about her time in the Big Apple, she is there till Thursday, but she won't say anything about what she heard at the AGM.

    My older sister, in time, may spill something to me, especialy if it concerns something from the horses mouth (BULL'S ASS REALLY) stuff about the Big A being upon us or somesuch, she imagines that will frighten me in to going back to the cult.

    So, I may be able to give some second hand, slightly embelleshed, stuff eventually.

    Don't we have an insider who actually went ???

    EmptyInside posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:00:00 GMT(10/2/2011)

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    Well,I know a couple families in the area that usually go every year. One is the family of someone who is pretty close to things up at Bethel. Of course,I don't talk to them as much anymore,since I'm fading. But,I'll have to arrange a visit with them,or innocently ask my mother to ask about the Annual meeting.

    JW GoneBad posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:42:00 GMT(10/2/2011)

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    BTTT

    breakfast of champions posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 22:33:00 GMT(10/2/2011)

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    Heard through friends of friends who went that the big secret that the society is bailing out of Brooklyn is true, and evidently, not a secret. That's it so far, I have some other second hand sources I haven't talked to yet.

    Desilusionnee posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:06:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    Hello

    This is what I just got via e-mail from a "very niche sister":

    The text for 2012 service year is John 17:17 "Your Word is Truth"


    Two highlights: big expansion of Walkill to last through 2013, including the construction of a 3-story office complex, and World Headquarters (not the US branch) will be moving out of Brooklyn to Warwick, NY, pending approval of construction there. Our prayers for Jehovah's direction were encouraged.

    Second is that the emphasis will be given to more experienced workers in the field (goal of Bible School for Single Brothers / Christian Couples), and to have seasoned and experienced brothers & couples serve as a stabilizing influence in the more densely populated areas (Gilead School). Gilead School thus has a new role: only those in special full-time service (Bethel, missionaries, special pios, TOs) will be invited based on branch recommendations. These will in turn be assigned to areas where the maximum no. of brothers and sisters will benefit from their experience and special training.

    (Just a clarification regarding the "change of focus" of Gilead: Bro. Morris mentioned that the Bible School for Christian Couples will begin to be held in other branch territories in Sept 2012. Thus, while it seems that Gilead will be "invitation only", there will be many, many more opportunities for couples to receive theocratic training.)


    Of course, we'll get the reports of this meeting via WT articles and study articles soon in the future.

    Desi

    Desilusionnee posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:29:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    btt

    M sir82 posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:37:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    Gilead School thus has a new role: only those in special full-time service (Bethel, missionaries, special pios, TOs)

    will be invited based on branch recommendations.

    These will in turn be assigned to areas where the maximum no. of brothers and sisters will benefit

    from their experience and special training.

    Whoa! That's pretty huge.

    So Gilead will be open to "special full time" dudes & dudettes only?

    And it sounds like it will stop churning out missionaries, and start sending graduates to "problem areas" with a "maximum number" of JWs?

    That's really major, and quite counter-intuitive.

    Virtually all growth is coming from 3rd world countries where missionaries are sent - and now they won't be crafting any more missionaries?

    A lot - a lot - of pioneer couples, whose literal lifelong goal was to get to Gilead & become missionaries, will be devastated.

    Can't figure out why they would do that - why the shift? Any ideas?

    discreetslave posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 14:54:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    They want to stop the bleeding in major countries. They think by sending in the big trees of righteousness it will halp slow down the apostate influence. They may feel missionaries will add some shore up congregations struggling with low attendance & field service hours. In regards to the other schools I rember a pioneer sister feeling left out that there isn't a school for single sisters who want ot serve where the need is greater.

    Btw what is a TO?

    M sir82 posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:10:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    TO = traveling overseer.

    But it's still a bit odd.

    Seems like there are lots of congregations which need "shoring up". Wouldn't it make more sense to send the "Bible School for Christian Couples" graduates to that kind of work?

    The BSCC only takes what - 4 or 8 weeks to finish. It isn't as rigorous as the Gilead course, so auxiliary locations can be set up around the country. You could have dozens of BSCC graduates for every Gilead graduate that makes it thru the 20 week course.

    I.e., why shore up just a few dozen congregations with Gilead grads, when you could have the graduates from the BSCC school, with a shorter term and more locations, shoring up hundreds?

    Found Sheep posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:17:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    this subject has me blocked????

    Found Sheep posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:19:00 GMT(10/3/2011)

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    ti says 19 posts but i can only 13 1/2?trying to bump to the next page sometimes that helps it's happen before...

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