I was with my mom today shopping and she is still in the organization. She is elderly so she doesn't do as much as she used to. We went to the store and she purchased a calendar and on the way out she said that she finally got a calendar for this year. I asked did they not make any through the organization?? And she replied no they stopped making the calendars. She said they are converting everything digital and soon they may not even have any more magazines because they'll all be online at the rate they are going currently.
It's funny when I used to be active growing up the things I always look forward to where the conventions the circuit assemblies and the annuals like the calendars the yearbooks and the bound volumes. The reason I look for the assemblies and conventions was because I got a trip out of it and my mom would always do something special like go to the zoo or visit some Museum or go to a nice place to eat for dinner. Anyway getting off topic, they're taking away everything that I remember growing up that the witnesses would be excited about including new releases at the convention. Now it seems like it's just becoming robotic. You don't make up your own talks you reformat outline the former student talk that was the originally the number two in the Theocratic Ministry school now is just a Bible reading nothing more but yet they follow the same guidelines as they did when they were still allowing talks.
Definitely not the same organization as it was at the end of the 20th century.