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From the Life at the Goetheanum

16.02.2015 10:31 Age: 3 yrs

General Anthroposophical Society: Annual General Meeting 2015

General Anthroposophical Society

Invitation to the Regular Annual General Meeting
on March 27–29, 2015 at the Goetheanum

Dear members,

We would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2015 annual general meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society. The meeting will be held at the Goetheanum in Dornach (Switzerland). It will take place on March 27–29, 2015 (see the program below). This invitation is being extended to every member through publication in the Society’s newsletter as required by Articles 7 and 14 of the bylaws.

The agenda below will be followed on March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m.. No motions or concerns were submitted by members or groups. This will allow for a freer approach to questions and concerns during the discussions. The next issue of Anthroposophy Worldwide will report on further progress with the intentions and themes raised during the past year by members and the Goetheanum Leadership.

Admission to the Annual Meeting only on presentation of the pink membership card. Simultaneous translation into English and French will be available.

We look forward to seeing you at this annual general meeting. ?|?The Goetheanum Executive Council: Virginia Sease, Paul Mackay, Bodo von Plato, Seija Zimmermann, Justus Wittich and Joan Sleigh

Agenda for the 2015 Annual General Meeting

1.    Greeting and opening of the meeting (March 27, 3:00 p.m.)       
2.    Report of the Executive Council and discussion (March 28, 9:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m.)
3.    Treasurer’s report for fiscal 2014 and discussion (March 28, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
       — Auditors’ statement
       — Approval of the treasurer’s report for 2014
4.    Selection of the auditor
5.    Motion to approve Executive Council actions
6.    Approval of Constanza Kaliks’ appointment to the Executive Council (March 28, 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.)   
7.    Adjournment (March 29, 2015, 12:30 p.m.)


General Anthroposophical Society

“Know your self and your self will become the world;
Know the world and the world will become your self.” (Rudolf Steiner)

Dear members,
The theme for 2014/15 will be the focus of this year’s general meeting which will include a look at the situation of the Anthroposophical Society and the various changes in the Executive Council, the Sections, and General Secretaryships. In coming years the question of a relationship between knowledge of self and knowledge of the world will play a stronger role in the anthroposophical movement; it is also a next step in preparing for the large 2016 Michaelmas conference through a discussion of the capacities and transformations the Anthroposophical Society will need over the next years. The provisional program is as follows:

Friday, March 27, 2015
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Preliminary open plenum with participants in Group Leaders’ and Country Councils’ Meeting (including the General Secretaries)
Between Tradition and Task for the Future: The Anthroposophical Society’s Situation in the World.

From 2:00 p.m.
Opening of booths and exhibition
Projects and Initiatives
Sections and Goetheanum Activities
Construction Plans for Ground Floor
Special tours of the new stage, group room, and the Hochatelier.

3:00–4:15 p.m.
Artistic Prelude by the Goetheanum Stage Eurythmy Group
The Drama of the Modern Human Being: Changing the World—by Self-Knowledge?
How can the School for Spiritual Science develop an effective presence amid the crises of our time?
– Jaap Sijmons (Holland)
– Constanza Kaliks (Brazil)
– Ueli Hurter (Switzerland)

4:15–5:00 p.m. Coffee Break
(during every break: Initiative forum on the ground floor)

5:00–6:30 p.m.
Working groups on the theme around individual areas of life and work (youth, agriculture, medicine, and more).

6:30–8:00 p.m. Evening break

8:00–9:30 p.m.
Panel discussion with plenum:
Constanza Kaliks, Ueli Hurter and Jaap Sijmons in conversation with representatives of professions and with members

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00–10:30 a.m.   
How Are the Work and Tasks of the Anthroposophical Society Changing?
Looking back on 31 years of Executive Council activity (Virginia Sease)
How Does the Anthroposophical Society Live in Countries Worldwide? (Seija

10:30–11:15 a.m. Coffee break

11:15–12:45 p.m.    
Is the Relationship between Anthroposophy and the Applied Fields Changing Today? (Bodo von Plato)
How Is It Possible to Foster the Process of Growing Together as a World Society? (Joan Sleigh)

12:45–3:00 p.m. Midday break

3:00–4:30 p.m.
The Finances of the Goetheanum in the Context of Current Exchange Rates
Annual financial statement for 2014
Financial statement for building renovation
Budget plans and outlook for development (Justus Wittich)
Report of the auditor and the treasurers’ group
Approval of the annual financial statement
Choice of an auditor
Approval of Executive Council actions

4:30–5:00 p.m. Coffee break

5:00–6:30 p.m.
Initiatives and Executive Council Addition Faust and the Goetheanum stage to 2017
Architectural idea of the Second Goetheanum (cont.): west entrance and ground floor
Addition to the Executive Council: Constanza Kaliks introduces herself
Vote on approval of Constanza Kaliks as a new member of the Executive Council

6:30–8:00 p.m. Evening break
8:00–9:30 p.m.
Remembrance of the Dead
With biographical and artistic contributions
Sergei Prokofieff’s work as a member of the Executive Council (Virginia Sease)
Hella Wiesberger (Martina Maria Sam)

Sunday, March 29, 2015
9:00–10:30 a.m.    
Changing Ourselves—through Knowledge of the World
Continuation of the theme with a look forward to the Goetheanum Michaelmas conference in 2016 and further initiatives
What motivated me in my work as General Secretary during the past years? (Ron Dunselman)
Reasons for taking responsibility in the Anthroposophical Society in Germany (Gioia Falk)
What are the next steps for the anthroposophical movement in the coming years? (Paul Mackay)

10:30–11:15 a.m. Coffee break

11:15 –12:30 p.m.    
Impulses and Plans by the School for Spiritual Science and the Country Societies Performing Arts Section (Margrethe Solstad, Stefan Hasler)
Perspectives in the Medical Section (Michaela Glöckler)
Short film on the second prototype of the oloid mechanism, and the Star Calendar in English/Chinese (Oliver Conradt)
Various further contributions
Artistic closing

If you would like to have a booth in the foyer, please apply by March 14, 2015 to:

Responsibility for the program of the Annual General Meeting is jointly carried by the Goetheanum Leadership (Executive Council of the Anthroposophical Society, and the leaders of the Sections of the School for Spiritual Science). | Goetheanum-Leitung: Oliver Conradt, Jean-Michel Florin, Michaela Glöckler, Christiane Haid, Stefan Hasler, Ueli Hurter, Constanza Kaliks, Johannes Kühl, Paul Mackay, Florian Osswald, Bodo von Plato, Claus-Peter Röh, Marianne Schubert, Virginia Sease, Joan Sleigh, Margrethe Solstad, Justus Wittich and Seija Zimmermann




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