Is this one of those occasions where you have to apply to go? Not everyone is accepted?
That was one of the first things that made me "check out" of being a JW, never being very "special" in the eyes of the elders, I just quit trying and never looked back.
But, a lot of JWs will scrimp to save up to go, so they can bring back trinkets and pictures and be special in the congregation.
Reminds me of a MLM company where people pay to belong, pay to attend, pay to...... do everything. I guess it must feel good to be a part of a group, but obviously it's just a moneymaker for the people at the top.
@FedUpJW, they said that people in your part of the US weren't invited? Harsh! How did that go over?