**This was predicted from some members here**
TO ALL CONGREGATIONS
Re: Adjustments in organizational terminology and assembly arrangements
We wish to inform you that the Governing Body has decided to implement the following adjustments in organizational terminology. Effective immediately, zone overseers will be called “headquarters representatives.” The visit of a headquarters representative to a branch will be called a “branch visit” rather than a zone visit. Additionally, although the terms “international convention” and “special convention” will continue to be used, district conventions will now be called “regional conventions.”
Furthermore, beginning with the 2015 service year, circuit assemblies will be one day in length. Two such assemblies will be held each service year. The term “special assembly day” will no longer be used to denote a one-day circuit assembly. The district overseer will continue to serve one circuit assembly each year for each circuit or section of a circuit. A branch repre-sentative will normally serve the other circuit assembly.
Thank you for noting these adjustments. We send our warm Christian love.
PS to coordinator of the body of elders:
Please arrange for this letter to be read to the congregation at the first Service Meeting af-ter its receipt. Thereafter, it should be posted on the information board. If the circuit overseer is visiting your congregation, he will read this letter at the conclusion of his first service talk of the week. At circuit assemblies and special assembly days, the letter will be read by the last speaker on the program at the conclusion of his talk.