We havent heard from the Valley OTC since last December.
Of course, they have opened their most important, largest ideal org on earth since then. Now they have resurfaced with some interesting minutes.
Full disclosure, I happen to be close to the new org and drive by it once a week at least just out of curiosity. There has been NO SIGN OF LIFE whatsoever any of the times I have driven past. It is certainly a LARGE building. On a busy street. Though not a lot of body traffic (few locations in LA have many people walking anywhere). The picture above from the scientology website illustrates it perfectly. The lights are on but nobody is home. Lots of cars drive by but nobody slows down or comes in. I will try and catch a shot of their empty parking lot the next time I drive by…
But here is the news, right from the horse’s mouth about what is (not) going on inside….
VALLEY ORG OT COMMITTEE MEETING
May 16, 2017
Note: The minutes are for the sole use of Valley OTC members. All members receive a copy. Please do not forward the minutes to anyone else for any reason.
ATTENDEES: Kathy Welch, Mary Elizabeth Glosup, David Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Diane Temps, Jennifer Jacobson, Ofrah Bahat, Dali Bahat, Bob Welch, Nancy Parodi, Heelah Cohen, Mary Lee Krackow, George Goodrich, Patty Riemer, Lisa Benest, Lynda Hubbard, Charlie Maselli, Margie Maselli, Fabrice Terrade, Charlene Thorburn, Paula Carroll
Kathy Welch – opened the meeting.
Division 1 – Karen Brown
Active Members – 32
Division 3 – Diane Temps
Diane Temps collected OTC member dues during the week.
Division 4 – Kathy Welch
# of Volunteer Hours 107
# of Events & Briefings Held – 0
# of Service Starts – 8
Division 6 –
Meeting Attendance – 22
Kathy Welch announced Commendations for OTC members helping with event prep: Patty Riemer, Mary Elizabeth Glosup, Sue Kattoo, Kathy Welch, Paula Carroll, and Jill Meekcombs.
18 May Thursday 7:00pm Seminar “How to write and deliver a speech” in 1 hour
20 May Annual APA PSYCHBUST!
Outside the American Psych Convention on Saturday, May 20th in San Diego.
20 May 6:30pm “GOALS & DREAMS and how to achieve them” with Drew Johnston
21 May 11:00am Sunday Service Sermon by Drew Johnston
21 May 2:00pm FSM Seminar by Drew Johnston
21 May Sunday School and activities for the children
Dir Clearing Valley, Frantz updated us on activities and name out at FSM rally tonight. One young man, was body routed in, started service, joined staff. Then his mother came in and started services, too!
Kevin Wilson updated us on the course start name out for the Green & Blue Teams. Green is in the lead! OTC members added 5 new names.
Team Leader Margie Masselli reported her body routing successes and starts body routing for Valley Org Wednesday night.
Kathy Welch read the LRH Quote “Powerful Group.”
OTC members went into production, call-in for event confirms.
Not going to bore you with the earlier minutes, but as a note, on 27 December 2016 they reported 23 attendees and 12 Service Starts. This is BEFORE they became “ideal” with a ribbon yanking and suddenly began “clearing their zone” and seeing immediate “10X expansion.” Now they have 8 service starts (this is not NEW people, it’s just 8 “starts” on anything, could even be an extension course).
On December 6 they reported 21 attendees and 11 service starts.
November 22 they had 39 attendees.
Here is the bottom line: $40 million invested in this “ideal org” was a complete and utter waste of money (as it has been with every single one of these idiotic palaces). They have less active members in their OT Committee. They have less service starts. They apparently only have one person doing anything in their Div 6 — an FSM who is doing it for his 10% commissions. Drew Johnson does a briefing, then Sunday Service and then an FSM Seminar. Apparently they do not have any staff in Div 6 to do anything at all.
$40 plus million for NOTHING. Except an increase in the total assets (Sea Org Reserves) which is Dave’s stat, some “evidence of expansion” for the next event and their website, and some evidence to the IRS that they are not merely accumulating cash but are using their money to provide “public benefit” because hey, look how many more people are benefiting because this building is so much bigger and better…
Sooner or later someone in the IRS is going to catch on.