1980 In Perspective

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The holiday season is upon us and we are approaching the end of our 30th year. We would like to extend to all of you our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. The holiday season and the end of another year offer an opportunity for reflection. As so often in the past, the previous twelve months have been eventful.

Among the more notable occurrences this past year has been the number of conferences. We are aware of at least fourteen conferences in the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts (2), Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, D.C., Ontario Province and Quebec Province. The number of attendees ranged from in the twenties to just over 160. Representatives from the Foundation were able to attend nine of these conferences. We made new acquaintances and renewed old friendships and we are very grateful for the kindness and hospitality extended to us at these gatherings.

It is our desire to have a representative of the Foundation attend conferences in the hope of establishing and improving good lines of communication, but the small number of Trustees and staff can cause scheduling conflicts and we regret we were not able to attend all the meetings.

In addition to attending conferences in the U.S. and Canada, we were able to send a representative to Europe to visit with readers and study groups in Finland, France, Italy and Sweden. We were visited here in Chicago by readers from Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Tahiti. Correspondence from new readers was received from all continents. Telephone inquiries from new readers or interested persons have been a daily occurrence and we frequently were visited by both new readers and old friends.

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