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|1909 21 Mar
||On the same day as the interment of the sacred remains of the Báb on Mount Carmel the first American Bahá'í Convention opened in Chicago. [BFA2:XVII, 309; BW13:849; MBW142–3; SBBH1:146]
It was held in the home of Corinne True. [CT82–3]
It was attended by 39 delegates from 36 cities. [GPB262; SBBH1:146]
The Convention established the 'Bahá'í Temple Unity', incorporated to hold title to the Temple property and to provide for its construction. A constitution was framed and an Executive Board of the Bahá'í Temple Unity elected. This body became the future National Spiritual Assembly of the United States and Canada. [BBD39; BBRSM:106; BW10:179; GPB349; PP397; SBBH1:146]
||Chicago; United States; Canada
||Conventions, National; Corinne True; Bahai Temple Unity; Mashriqul-Adhkar, Wilmette; First conventions; NSA
|1927 29 Apr
||The British delegates, at their first National Convention, elected ten members because there were an equal number of votes for ninth and tenth places. [ER253; UD70–1]
One of the members was a Rev. Biggs. [ER253; UD71]
Shoghi Effendi wrote on 13 May recommending that next year the number of members be strictly confined to nine. In an earlier letter written on his behalf he explained that all of the delegates were to choose nine members of the National Assembly from all of those eligible. Prior to that time the understanding was that, for example, the London delegates would vote for a proportional number of persons from the London area, the Manchester delegates would choose a number of members based on their proportion of the total Bahá'í population. [ER253; UD70, SETEP1p140]
||NSA; Elections; Conventions, National; Shoghi Effendi, Life of; First conventions
|1934 15–18 May
||The first National Convention of the Bahá’ís of Australia and New Zealand was held in Sydney, with nine delegates in attendance. [SBR165]
The first National Spiritual Assembly of Australia and New Zealand was elected with its seat in Sydney. [SBR165]
||Sydney; Australia; New Zealand
||Conventions, National; NSA; First conventions
||The first All-American Bahá’í Convention was held.
For the first time the delegates had been selected at state and provincial conventions by votes from all believers rather than by communities with local assemblies. [BW9:44; PP390]
||North America; United States
||Conventions, National; Conventions, District; First conventions
||Hilda Yen joins Bahá'í Faith (Wikipedia)|
|1963 21 – 23 Apr
||The First International Convention was convened in Haifa. [MoC424]
For programme see MoC424–5.
For details of the Convention and pictures see BW14:425–30.
||Conventions, International; First conventions
||The National Convention of Turkey was held for the first time with the official permission of the Turkish government.
||Conventions, National; First conventions; Recognition
||Counsellor member of the International Teaching Centre Lauretta King represented the House of Justice at the first National Convention of the Bahá'ís of Kyrgyzstan, held 23-24 April in Bishkek. The 150 adults, youth, and children gathered for the historic event expressed their "deepest gratitude and devotion to the Blessed Beauty, Bahá'u'lláh." [BW94-95p29]
||NSA; Conventions, National; First conventions; ITC