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They started out with a $3,500 carry-over but by the end of the day they were short $25,000. The speaker eloquently beseeched the audience to go the ATM machines and give their generous contribution or at least their widow's mite. After the sessions were over, our friend who attended walked from one end of the assembly hall and then to the other end and noticed long lines up to both machines with people who couldn't wait to run up their credit cards. Later in the car, even his hard-core JW wife mentioned that she wondered how it cost that much for a one-day assembly in a building that was fully paid for.

I'm guessing maybe a paedophile lawsuit happened during the interval.

 

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On 4/2/2017 at 3:04 PM, Jay Witness said:

The speaker eloquently beseeched the audience to go the ATM machines and give their generous contribution or at least their widow's mite.

How is this not equivalent to passing the plate?  

Why would there be a need for an ATM, or many,  at an event like this? There is no food to be purchased or items to buy that I am aware of. 

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On 4/2/2017 at 5:04 PM, Jay Witness said:

they were short $25,000

Wow, you must have a really nice hall.  Ours was like $8,000.  So about ten bucks a head.  What was your attendance?

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I am sure I will not explain this case, but I can bring the light in to the matter of finance. It is more complex then pay the money for a nice hall. Every assembly elders from the area meet to hear a finance report and approve some money spending like theocratic school, pioneer school or transfer the money to Bethel or whenever it's needed. Don't be foolish to spread the hate.

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Less than full disclosure CREATES hate .. as innocence is assumed to be real conspiracys if it is not crystal clear, based on facts.

A culture of everything being "Eyes Only" secrets breeds distrust.

Only the very young, the very naive, and the very new, trust their Congregational Elders anymore to tell them what is REALLY going on ....

 

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On 04/04/2017 at 8:26 PM, Shiwiii said:

How is this not equivalent to passing the plate?  

Why would there be a need for an ATM, or many,  at an event like this? There is no food to be purchased or items to buy that I am aware of. 

In my mind there is no difference. There is no transparency as to finances in the organisation except at congregation level. The very fact that a financial report is read out at a religious meeting assumes that by so doing those in attendance will be "motivated" to give. It is passing the plate covertly.

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On 5/27/2017 at 15:53, Mike Hora said:

It is more complex

...yes it is. But WT Corporation have no obligations to gives thorough reports to JW members where, how, for what and how much money was used. Members are nothing to WT Corporation, just members which are expected to give donations to "charity". :) 

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On ?10?/?15?/?2017 at 2:23 AM, Srecko Sostar said:

...yes it is. But WT Corporation have no obligations to gives thorough reports to JW members where, how, for what and how much money was used. Members are nothing to WT Corporation, just members which are expected to give donations to "charity". :) 

What charity?

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15 minutes ago, Matthew9969 said:

What charity?

Try with these one in Australia :))) and continue with all around the world to make full circle. :) 

CHARITY DETAILS
 
 
Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Australia
Jehovah's Witnesses
InboxLGL.AU@jw.org
12-14 Zouch Road Denham Court NSW 2565 AUSTRALIA
 
About the Charity
01/01/1904
General community in Australia 
Large: Revenue of $1 million or more
31/08
No
Charity's Documents
 
 
 

Responsible Persons
 
Name Position
FRANK, GREGORY Secretary
MOURITZ, HAROLD Director
O'BRIEN, TERRENCE Director
PAYNE, WINSTON Director
WOOD, ALAN Director
Where the Charity Operates
 
Australian Capital Territory 
New South Wales 
Northern Territory 
Queensland 
South Australia 
Tasmania 
Victoria 
Western Australia 
TIMOR-LESTE

https://www.acnc.gov.au/RN52B75Q?ID=91956EB4-F967-4486-8D20-89B6E9A28BCC&noleft=1

 

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On ?11?/?14?/?2017 at 1:48 PM, Srecko Sostar said:

Try with these one in Australia :))) and continue with all around the world to make full circle. :) 

CHARITY DETAILS
 
 
Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Australia
Jehovah's Witnesses
InboxLGL.AU@jw.org
12-14 Zouch Road Denham Court NSW 2565 AUSTRALIA
 
About the Charity
01/01/1904
General community in Australia 
Large: Revenue of $1 million or more
31/08
No
Charity's Documents
 
 
 

Responsible Persons
 
Name Position
FRANK, GREGORY Secretary
MOURITZ, HAROLD Director
O'BRIEN, TERRENCE Director
PAYNE, WINSTON Director
WOOD, ALAN Director
Where the Charity Operates
 
Australian Capital Territory 
New South Wales 
Northern Territory 
Queensland 
South Australia 
Tasmania 
Victoria 
Western Australia 
TIMOR-LESTE

https://www.acnc.gov.au/RN52B75Q?ID=91956EB4-F967-4486-8D20-89B6E9A28BCC&noleft=1

 

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