I've got some questions about district conventions and circuit assemblies. What are they, exactly? What goes on there? Are J/W's required to attend them? What if they can't afford to go? What if their job interferes with attending? How often are they held?
A year or so ago, my j/w DIL and son and grandbaby were heading through town to attend one of these functions (not sure which one) and I said to DIL "if you want, Grandbaby can just stay with us while you guys are at the convention". The baby was barely over a year old at the time. Without missing a beat, DIL repliied "oh no...we've got all her outfits picked out". Struck me as really odd, but come to think of it, there have been numerous mentions of "what so and so wore", or comments about getting new clothes for these functions. So, whats up with that? Is it part brainwashing, with a little bit of fashion thrown in?
Please clue me in here. Thanks!