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Antigua: Pioneers, Quote re: Pioneers:

 Travel Teachers Quote re: travel teachers and Events, 1953 to 1981

Complied by Patricia Paccassi as of September. 1988: revised; April 1991, September 1994, June 2010, July 2011, September 2012

KEY:

PIO:= pioneer:

TT := travel teacher from outside national area;

TTL:= West Indian travel teacher;

TTP:= travel teacher & pioneer in national area;

HND:= Hand of the Cause of God;

CBC:= member of the Continental Board of Counsellors;

NSA:= member of a national spiritual assembly.

Data enclosed in parenthesis (_____) refers to my source: see source page for details SOURCES

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PIO: 1953: October 16 to December; Benjamin and Gladys Weeden, Knights of Bahá’u’lláh for Leeward Islands

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PIO: 1954: February to approximately August 1954; David Schrieber, named Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for Leeward Islands ______________________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1964 ?? McKensie & Virginia Edwards, to Belevere, home front pioneers, from Barbuda, counted as pioneer in USA pioneering files.[AF/01.a] {needs checking, are the McKensies from Barbuda or Antigua, where did they meet Mr. Schrieber and did they go from Antigua to Barbuda or the other way??} ___________________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1966: October to 1971; Dean Stephens, Dean Stephens thumb from USA; to St. John's;  [AF/01.a;  NL/03.i] [AF/31-AB ____________________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1970: January; John (Jody) & Joyce Owen; Jody & Joyce Owen thumb from USA. to St. Thomas October 1971; [AF/01.a, NL/21.Q] _____________________________________________________________________________________________

PIO? 1971: Norman Thompson, Antigua(?) [NL/21.Y]

PIO: 1971: to 1977; Charles 1975 Charles Fitzsimmons & Betty  Fitzsimmons, from Canada. 1977-1978 to St. Barthelemy; [AF/01.a] ____________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1972: Fall; Eileen & Gordon Wagner; [AF/01.a] _____________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1973: November to 1980; Dr. John &  Charlotte Yates  John Yates Family [to US from fall 1974] to St.  Croix,  Dr. Yates, December 1988; [ipo/12,88]

PIO: 1973: September to March 1975; Rosalyn Small from USA; [lived with Yates] [AF/01.a]

PIO: 1973: November to ?; Karyn Le Vine, from USA, then to St. Thomas; [LVI/pio-rep.] _____________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1975: ??; Rowland Estall CBC Rowland Estall and Vivian Taylor-Estall; 1987 Vivian Taylor Canada & USA; to Haiti, 1981?; [AF:27] ___________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1976: August; Rodney Garner; [AF24:27-24/M19]

PIO: 1976: June/July; Charlotte Yates, from USA; [AF:27]

PIO: 1976: July to ?; Albert Simmons. Paula Simmoms (December to ?) from USA; [LVI/pio-rep] ________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1979: October; Afsaneh Mouzoon (Franklin) from Iran to Clair Potters; [AF/31-December 1986 update]

PIO: 1979: October; Ezzat Yazdani from Iran, to 1980;  [AF24:27-24/M137]

PIO: 1979: October; Miss Mavast Musaghi from Iran, to St. John's; [AF/31-December 1986 update]

PIO: 1979: Fall; Hope Hubbert to St. Eustatius; [AF;4:27-24/M137] ____________________________________________________________________________________

PIO: 1980: April; Lynda Reed-Nedden, Lynda Reed Nedden - Antigua from Barbuda; [AF/31-December 1986 update]

PIO: 1980’s early: Elizabeth “ Bud” Bevans

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PIO: 1981: March to ?; Seema Aidun, Seema Aidun - Antigua from Canada to Belle View; [AF/31- December 1986 update]

TRAVEL TEACHERS  TO ANTIGUA:

Complied by Patricia Paccassi as of September 1988: revised; April 1991, September 1994, June 2010, July 2011

KEY:

TT :=travel teacher from outside the national area;

TTP:=travel teacher and pioneer from within the national area;

TTL:=West Indian travel teacher;

HND:=Hand of the Cause of God;

CBC:=member of the Continental Board of Counsellors;

ABM:=Auxiliary Board Member;    ABMA: = Auxillary Board Member Assistant

NSA:=member of a national spiritual assembly.

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TT : 1959: Dr. Malcolm King, from USA (time frame approximate, but had settled here for a while).  [BE-29]

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TT : 1965: August; David Schreiber, from Hawaii and Mr. McKensie Edwards of Barbuda; [NL/03.f] [AF:27-01.a][PF:4]

TTP: 1965: December; Melvin Barber, from USA, from St Thomas; [NL/03.e][AF:27-01.a][PF:4]

TT : 1965: Arden Lee, from USA; [AF;27][PF:4] ____________________________________________________________________________________

TT : 1966: Don Larson, from USA; [AF:27-01.a] [PF:4]

TT : 1966: February; Howard Snider, from USA; [pr/5b][AF:27-01a] [PF:4]

TT : 1966: Summer; Jean Norris,  report; [St. Vincent] Check to see if she also visited here.

TTP: 1966: September 1-3; Katherine Meyer, from St. Thomas; [NL/03.h,i] [PF/25-0.4G] _________________________________________________________________________________

ABM: 1967: September; Ellsworth Blackwell, from Haiti; [NL/21.c]

TT : 1967: September 20-22; Rhoda Vaughn, from USA; [NL/21.c]  ___________________________________________________________________________________

TTP: 1968: Early; Ron Lucero from St. Croix; [NL/21.f] __________________________________________________________________________________

TT : 1969: March; Elizabeth Thomas, from USA; [NL/21.L]

TT : 1969: early; Ronald Jacobs, from Canada; [NL/21.L]

TT : 1969: early; Bill Nedden & Mother Marjorie Nedden, from USA; [NL/21.L]

TT : 1969: mid; Wayne Hoover, from USA [NL/21.N]

TT : 1969: mid; Maxine Roth, from USA [NL/21.N]

CBC: 1969: 23-29 November; Alfred Osbourne from Panama; [NL/21.O, NL/21.P] _________________________________________________________________________________________________

ABM: 1970: July; Marjorie Harmer for 10 days; [NL/21.S]

TTL: 1970: 6-8 November; George Howard, St. Vincent; Bill Nedden, Barbuda;

HND: 1970: 4-6 June; 'Amat'ul-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum with  Violette  Nakhjavani; [NL/21.R; NL/21.S][PF/25-0.4G]

Amatu'l-Baha Ruhi­yyih  Khanum (1910-2000) Appointed  a Hand of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi 26 March  1952

HND: 1970: 26 August; Enoch Olinga traveling from St. Thomas to Barbados with Ethel Harris & Frank Paccassi had a layover here during a 9 hour island trip. [PR:1]

Enoch Olinga (1926-1979) Appointed by Shoghi Effendi in final Contingent of Hands in October 1957

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TT : 1971: Rídvan;  George Howard, St. Vincent; [NL/21.W]

NSA: 1971: Rowland Estall, from Canada;  _____________________________________________________________________________________

TTP: 1972: February; Karen Wood; [Barbados Archives];

TTS: 1972: April; many visitors for NSA formation;

TTS: 1972: 7-17 August; team from Mississippi, USA: [AF/31] ______________________________________________________________________________________

TTP: 1974: August; for 8-10 days. Francis Foss from St. Martin; [AF:27-24/1972-22January1978]

HND: 1974: 21 September Dr. Muhajir; [AF:27-24/M7,27]

Rahmatu'llah Muhajir (1923-1979) Appointed by Shoghi Effendi in final Contingent of Hands in October 1957

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TT : 1975: 13 January (could be 1976); Edna & Ray Fechtner; [24/1972-22 January 1978 Antigua]

CBC: 1975: for conference: Rowland Estall, Artemus Lamb, Carmen Burafato, Alfred Osbourne, Paul Lucas;         [PF/25-0.5]

HND: 1975: 15-17 August; Dr. Varqa

'Ali­ Muhammad Varqa (1911-2007) Appointed by Shoghi Effendi 15 November 1955

TT : 1975: December; for 1 week, Roy Massey, from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

TTP: 1975: August; Shamsi Sedaghat, from Trinidad; [AF:27-24/M7,27]

TT : 1975: August; for a few days, Roger Cheney from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

TT : 1975: August; for 1 week, Michel Monfils from France; [PF/25-0.5]

TTP: 1975: August; for 1 week, Ellsworth & Ruth Blackwell from Haiti; [PF/25-0.5]

TT : 1975: August; for a few days, Teri Rheaume from Canada; [PF/25-0.5]

TTs: 1975: August; for 1 week, Stanley & Florence Bagley from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

ABM: 1975: November; Shirley Mather from St. Thomas; [AF/24.b]

TT : 1975: December; Hazel Lovelace from Alaska; [AF/24.b]

TT : 1975: November/December; for several days, Edna & Ray Fechtner from USA; [PF/25-0.5] _____________________________________________________________________________________

TT : 1976: 22 March to 2 April; for 1 day, Elizabeth Thomas from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

CBC: 1976: 26 April/ 8 May; for a few days, Alfred Osbourne from Panama; [PF/25-0.5]

TTP: 1976: Summer; Emily Kramer & Shirley Yarbrough from Barbados; [BNWI/30]

TTP: 1976: July; Shamsi Sedaghat from Trinidad; [PF:4] ______________________________________________________________________________________

HND: 1977: 28 February; Paul Haney; [AF:27-24/M7,27]

Paul Haney  (20 September 1909 -3 December 1982) Appointed by Shoghi  as a replacement for  Dorothy Baker (deceased) 19 March 1954

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HND: 1977: 25 March; Enoch Olinga & wife Elizabeth from Uganda; [AF:26- 24/M7,27,134]

TT : 1977: August; for several days, Helen Barnes from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

TTs: 1977: August; for several Days, Betty & Victor DeAraujo from BIC; [PF/25-0.5]

ABM: 1977: August; for 5 days, the Caribbean ABMs; [PF/25-0.5]

TTP: 1977: October-November; for several days, Shamsi Sedaghat from Trinidad; [PF/25-0.5]

TTP: 1977: November-December; for 2 months, John Rushford St. from Thomas; [PF/25-0.5]

TT : 1977: December; for 3 weeks, Leon Sternberger from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

TT : 1977: 29 December; for 1 week, Ken McCulloch from Canada; [PF/25-0.5]

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TT : 1978: January; for 1 month, Cedric Nathan from St. Kitts; [PF/25-0.5]

TT : 1978: 16 January-21 February, Laura Davis from Canada; [PF/25-0.5]

TT : 1978: 16 January-21 February; Rowland Totton from Canada; [PF/25-0.5]

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HND: 1979: 15 May; Dr. Muhajir,  Report; [AF:27-24/M134]

ABM: 1979: 13 July; for 1 week, Ruth Pringle from Panama; [PF/25-0.5]

TTP: 1979: 13 July; for 1 week, Steven Bunting from Haiti; [PF/25-0.5]

TTs: 1979: 13 July; for 1 week, John & Joyce Edmonds from Canada; [PF/25-0.5]

HND: 1979: October; Enoch Olinga from Uganda; [AF:27-25a][PF:4]

TTs: 1979: ???; 1/2 weeks. Cora & Mira Danch from USA; [PF/25-0.5]

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HND: 1980: 24 March: John Robarts & wife Audrey; [AF:-24/m134][PF:4]

John Aldham Robarts  (1901-1991) Appointed by Shoghi Effendi in final Contingent of Hands in October 1957

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HND: 1981: Ruhiyyih Khanum; [AF:27-25.a][PF:4]

TT : 1981: 14-16 March; Dr. Mirafzali & son Saeid Mirafzali; [AF:27-24/M156]

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ANTIGUA EVENTS:

Compiled by Patricia Paccassi as of April 1988; revised 1991; October 1994, June 2010, July 2011

NOTE: Antigua and Barbuda are linked administratively, but events and travel teachers will be listed separately for each island.

NOTE: listed below are the NSA's who were responsible for the Leeward Islands and the dates the responsibility was assigned:

NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANTIGUA

1953 South America/North America;

1957 Greater Antilles;

1962 Dominican Republic;

*1964 Jamaica; 

1967 Leeward, Windward & Virgin Islands;

1972 Leeward & Virgin Islands;

1981 Leeward Islands:

1991 East Leeward Islands.

*=First time listed specifically instead of being included as part of a larger grouping; i.e. "Leeward Islands"

Key: LSA = Local Spiritual Assembly     NSA = National Spiritual Assembly

                NTC =  National Teaching Committee

TT := travel teacher from outside national area;

TTL:= West Indian travel teacher;

TTP:= travel teacher & pioneer in national area;

HND:= Hand of the Cause of God;

CBC:= member of the Continental Board of Counsellors;

NSA:= member of a national spiritual assembly.

Data enclosed in parenthesis (_____) refers to my source:   see source page for details (see source link above 

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1953: 16 October & November; Gladys & Benjamin Weeden, from USA, are named Knights of Bahá’u’lláh for Leeward  Islands (had to leave due to lack of  funds); [BE/29.3]

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1954: February; for several months, David Schreiber, from USA, named Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for Leeward Island, also runs out of  funds;[BE/29.3] [IN/32]

1954: early; early believer (first?) Mr. Mc Kensie Edwards, Virginia Edwards, and daughter Claudette; [PF/24-AlP]       (check sequence out while in Antigua) ______________________________________________________________________________________________

1959: ??; Dr. Malcolm King, from USA, resides for a while; [BE/29.3] ___________________________________________________________________________________________

1966: April; Rídvan message calls for formation of NSA OF LWVI in April 1967; [NL/03.g]

1966: October; Dean Stephens arrives, settles in St. John's, gets work permit to  be consulting engineer with ZAL-TV is regularly included in government official functions, fosters cordial relations with officials. ___________________________________________________________________________________________

1967: September; there are now 5 Bahá'ís on the island [NL/03.i]

1967: 17 September; CBS film "His Name Shall be One" shown on Leeward  Islands TV. ABM Ellsworth Blackwell interviewed on this station after showing of film.  Responses were heard from several islands by the station after the broadcast; [NL./21.c]

1967: November; early believer, Gloria Hughes; [NL/21.d]

1967: January; pioneer Dean Stephens receives work permit as consulting  engineer to Leeward Island TV & Radio.     [AF/31-AB] ____________________________________________________________________________________________

1968: April; 2nd National Convention of Leeward, Windward and Virgin Islands.

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1970: 26 August; Enoch Olinga with Frank Paccassi and Ethel Harris of USVI have 9 hour layover and visit home of Joyce  & Jody Owen;  1970 crop Olinga - Owen photo [PF:4]

          L to R: Ethel Harris, Jody Owen, Nancy Owen, Enoch Olinga, Joyce Owen                 ]

1970: 6 November; Fireside at home of Joyce & Jody Owen, with George  Howard from St. Vincent; [NL/21.U]

1970: 7 November; Fireside at home of Edith Maufe, with George Howard &  Bill Nedden; [NL/21.U] _____________________________________________________________________________________________

1971: Early; new Believer. Joseph Henry; [NL/21.V] 

1971: Early; New believer. Margaret Martin; (Y) [NL/21.W]

1971: Rídvan, 23-25 April; 5th National Convention. Newly elected NSA LWVI:  Lorana  Kerfoot, Corresponding. Secretary; Frank Paccassi, Treasurer; George Howard; Patricia Paccassi; Ann Abbott; Philip Wood, Chairman; John Owen; William Soderberg, Vice Chairman; Karen Wood, Recording Secretary. See Photo in Events Photo Gallery below

Guests, Rowland Estall, member NSA Canada, ABM Marjorie Harmer; NL/21.W]

1971: Rídvan; George Howard interviewed on radio by John 'Jody' Owen; [NL/21.W]

1971: Treasury representatives appointed for 12 islands, including Antigua; [AF/23]

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1972: Rídvan; National Convention: First NSA of Leeward & Virgin Islands elected at Galley Bay, seat in Antigua. Lorana Kerfoot, Tom Millington, Louis Guy, Charles Fitzsimmons, Joyce & John Owen, William  Nedden, William Soderberg, and Nelson Brignoni; [pr/5a] See Photo in Events Photo Gallery below 

1972: 7-17 August; teaching team from Mississippi, USA [is when the first two LSA's were formed?]; [AF/31]

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1973: Rídvan; 2nd National Convention of Leeward & Virgin Islands, 22/23 April, at Galley Bay, Antigua;

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1975: April: National Convention. See Photo of NSA in Events Photo Gallery below

1975: 15-17 August; CBC Conference, at Michale's Mount Hotel, St. John; with HND Dr. A. M. Varqa, CBCs Paul Lucas, Rowland Estall, Carmen Burafato, Alfred Osbourne, Artemus Lamb. Flyer give out, a 100 attend; [BNWI/23,27] Acting Premier George Walters meets delegation; [AF/31]; Julian Rogers enrolls.

1975: 29 August; 12 new believers reported. Letter from Edith G. Holbert to NTC St. Thomas; [AF:26-24/M7,27] & a long report by Shamsi Sedaghat from Trinidad; Presentation made to Antigua Premier, See Photo in Events Photo Gallery below [AF:26-24/M7,27]  see notes.[1972-22 January 1978, Antigua]  See Photo in Events Photo Gallery below

1975: November; Good activities as result of August Conference, .e.g. at Feast, 3 enrollments.  AF:26-24.b] ____________________________________________________________________________________________

1976: March; Acquisition of centre; [AF:26-4/M7,27]

1976: February; post Merida-CBC conference; [BNWI/30]

1976: July ??; Shamsi Sedaghat visits many officials, gets free radio programming started; [AF/31.a]

1976: ??: Summer school at Edith Holbert's hotel. Shamsi Sedaghat stays after and starts classes ; Edith allocates building for school to operate all year long and calls it  "Meeting House".  Albert Simmons (?) starts to work for Edith Holbert and help with the school; [BNWI/30:af/24.b]

1976: 24-26 November; National Teaching Conference, Langford Police Academy, St. John's; [AF26-24.a]

1976: December; Edith Holbert mentioned as ABMA; [AF:26-24.b]

1976: December; 44 believers from the Leeward & Virgin Islands go to Merida Conference; [AF:26-24.b]

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1977: 25 March: HND Enoch Olinga has radio interviews; TV interview;  2 public meetings; spoke at Princess Margaret School;  luncheon hosted  by Estalls with Premier & Cabinet members  present; [AF:26-24/M7,27]

1977: 2 August; CBC hold ABM conference at Galley Bay Radio & TV shows going,  full time teaching team about to arrive: [AF:26-24.b]

1977: September; ABM John 'Jody' Owen as co-coordinator of full time teaching  team, quits job in St. Thomas to do this.  [AF:26-24.b]  Other team members, Chuck Fitzsimmons, Daniel Sweeney   [AF:26-24.b]                             [AF:26-24/M36]

1977/1978: December/January; Team plan reorganized, pioneer Simmons joins; TT's  Laura Davis & Rollie Totten from Canada help; Mikel Muttart, from Canada, serves with the team for 3 weeks. [pr/24.b] Cedie Nathan joins team, works in Frenchtown, St. Philip.

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1978: ??;  Gloria Stephens appointed ABMA; [AF/24.b]

1978: April; 3 LSA's formed, St. John's, St. Paul's, St. Phillips; [AF:26-24.b]

1978: July; Daily 1960 second spots after news; TV off the air; island becoming Bahá'í conscious; [AF:26-24.b]

1978: 2 September; Teaching using Dr. Ahmadiyyih "new method", in 1 week, 121 Declarations, includes youth & children; [AF:26-24/M36]

1978: September; Shirley  Mather speaks of great teaching increases; [AF:26-24.b]

1978: November. 23-26: Institute or conference held; after previous enrollments of 250 only 4 attended; [see Mather report for evaluation]  [AF:26-24.b]

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1979: ??; Both a local and National Haziratu'l-Quds have been acquired; [BE-29-3]

1979: February; See ABMA John Rushford report of breakdown analysis of village and LSA status, several functioning   nicely; [AF:26-24.c]

1979: April; Shirley Mather talks of Edith Holbert's paying for Radio Antilles Spots,

1979: 13 July; Senator Hugh Marshal addresses Bahá'í Conference which was read on radio and TV; [AF/24]

1979: July; presentations made to officials (assumed these were made by Shamsi Sedaghat); [AF/24]

1979: 15 May; Dr. Muhajir. Report; [AF:26-24/M134]

1979: October; Dr. Muhajir was here for sure, check to see if in May as well

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1980: March; John Robarts & Rowland Estall visit with Governor-General, Sir Wilfred, Visit with Governor accompanied by Greenidge Burham & Vivian Estall. Good story in report, & in notes. TV next day; [AF:26-24.a][PF:4]

1980: July - December; Financial support for 15-30 minutes on weekly TV show;  [PF/25-0.5]

1980: August; joint teaching project CBC & NSA, consolidates 4 [which 4 ? ] communities; [NL/27.e]

1980: 15 September; Letter from UHJ advising 38 delegates for 1st Leeward Islands convention; [AF:26-24/M137]

1980: 4 December: Letter from UHJ, re: Ruhiyyih Khanum to represent UHJ at formation Leeward Islands;                   [AF:26-24/M137]

1980: Winter School, 3 consecutive weekends beginning 27/28 December; [PF/25-0.5]

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1981: Rídvan: Formation of Leeward Islands NSA, Seat Antigua. Ruhiyyih  Khanum represents the UHJ. elected:       Barbara Joyce, Doris Francis, Greenidge  Burham, Cedric Nathan, Godfrey Nesbitt, Bill Nedden,                            Craig Owens, Pauline Paul, Edith Holbert,   [AF/31] Photo in "Archives Box, black looseleaf" in Antigua

 

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  • TRAVEL TEACHERS AND PIONEERS TO BARBUDA

Compiled by Patricia Paccassi as of 1988; revised 1991; Oct 1994, July 2011

 

PIONEERS:

CODE: PIO:=pioneer:

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PIO: 1967: April. to Antigua in 1988 to present [1994] William Nedden,  Bill US: via Dominica [AF/31] __________________________________________________________________

PIO:  1984: Lynda Reed Nedden Lynda Reed Nedden - 2 Antigua moves to Antigua [PF/25-0.6] 

 

TRAVEL TEACHERS:

CODE:

TT :=travel teacher from outside national area;

TTP:=travel teacher and pioneer from within the national area:

TTL:=West Indian travel teacher;

HND:=Hand of the Cause of God;

CBC:=member of the Continental Board of Counsellors:

ABM:=Auxiliary Board Member;

NSA:=member of a national spiritual assembly.

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TT : 1965: August David Schreiber, Hawaii and Mr. McKensie Edwards, from Barbuda [NL/03.f]

TTP: 1965: Late, Melvin Barber [St. Thomas], [NL/03.e]

CBC: 1968: Alfred Osbourne

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TT : 1969: March Elizabeth Thomas spent NawRuz with Bill Nedden                  [NL/21.L]

TT : 1969: Early. Marjorie Nedden, USA [NL/21.L]

TTP: 1969: July 17 August 3, Patricia & Judith Paccassi, St. Thomas  [NL/21.n] ______________________________________________________________________

TTL: 1973:10-27 December: Daniel Sweeny, Montserrat [PF/25-ALP-NTC] ______________________________________________________________________

TT : 1977: July: Paula Simmons [AF/24.b] _______________________________________________________________________

TTL: 1978: July: Doris Francis, Antigua [AF/24][PF/25-0.5]

ABM: 1978: June 25-28, Shirley Mather, St. Thomas  AF/24][PF/25-0.5] ________________________________________________________________________

TTP: 1979 or 1980? Barbara Joyce, St. Martin. [AF/24/M156]

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   EVENTS IN BARBUDA

Compiled by Patricia Paccassi as of September 1988: revised; April 1991, October 1994, July 2011

                      

NOTE: Barbuda and Antigua are linked administratively, but events and travel teachers are listed separately for each island. Barbuda is mentioned specifically as a new territory to be opened in 1964, the USA is given responsibility.

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1965: August David Schreiber, Knight of Baha'u'llah for Leeward  Islands, and Mr. McKensie Edwards, from Barbuda {??}[NL/03.f]

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1966: May/June; opening mentioned at USA National Convention  NL/03.g]

1966: April; Ridvan message calls for formation of NSA OF LIWIVI at April, 1967 [NL/03.g]

1966: Membership roles list Mr. Edward and Virginia Edwards as a  group [PF:1] [1967 lists Miss Claudette Edwards as well]  [PF/25-04.e] {all this needs to be checked with Mr. Edwards}

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1967: May 1, 1st Letter NSALWVI to UHJ. Barbuda settled by pioneer. [AF/24/1UR]

1967: February, membership roles: Edward and Virginia Edwards , Miss Claudette Edwards, Bill Nedden and Oliver Parker, Mr. Ruben  Parker

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1968: December, 2 members listed; Bill Nedden and Oliver Parker [PF:4]

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1972: April; first LSA elected [PF:4]

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1973: December 10-17: Dan Sweeny did extensive teaching and deepening in the Village

1973: Late: A one week teaching project resulted in 54 believers.    BNWI/11]

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1976: April; new church opens, many Baha'is join it.[AF:26][PF:4]

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1977: July: island thriving, all firm, 22 Adults, 6 Youth [AF/24.b]

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1978: July, meetings held with Shirley Mather & Doris Francis [AF/24.b]

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1981: January; weekend institute [PF/25-0.6]

1981: ??; ask for results of decision re: property of Ivan Thomas land [AF/31]

1981/82: DTC direct teaching project, Lynda, Bill Nedden & Oliver Deazle LSA supports all funds [NL/27-11-2]

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Published with permission of  the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the Leeward Islands 

Date: 2 May 2012
Postal Address; PO Box 352, St John's, Antigua, Leeward Islands 

Location , Address: Baha'i Centre, Upper Nevis Street, St John's, Antigua
Email Address: nsa.leewardislands@gmail.com

This information and these sources are either from our archives,  our newsletters, interviews conducted by people we trust, and or  personal files in which we have confidence 

Afsaneh Franklin

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