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Australian General Semantics Society Inc.

First National Conference

27-29 August 2010


"Telegrams" - Greetings from GS Colleagues around the World ...

Those of us who are "very old" will remember the ceremony of "Reading the Telegrams" from friends and family at weddings etc. Telegrams were transmitted and received by hand in morse code by Post Office staff, then carried by the staff on bicycle to the recipient. They were costed by count of words, and reserved for matters of great moment.

From Jim and Rita (Doyens of the Armagh Community)

Dear Robert,

Thank you for thinking of us in your conference taking place August 28-29.

We have reached a time in our lives when we can only do those things we are absolutely committed to, and have had to rein ourselves in. Sp we are afraid we will not be able to take part.

Trust you yourselves are flying well.

All the best,
Jim and Rita.

From Bruce Kodish From:

Thanks for your interest and information on what you're doing, particularly with respect to the First AGS National Conference! Give our greetings and best wishes to Laurie and David.

I have finished writing the biography of Korzybski that I've been working on for the last six years (since Bob Pula died). We are now editing. Still a fair amount of work to do but we hope to have the book out within the next year. I'll let you know more as we get closer to publication. We plan to offer discounts and guess that your group would be interested.

Robert, do you have a Skype account? If you do, look me up and give me a call. There is only one Bruce Kodish in Pasadena California as far as I know. Regards, Bruce

From Milton Dawes

Hi Robert, I have just received the "First International Conference Brochure". Congratulations to you, Larry and the rest of the gang for promoting this conference. I would have loved to be there. A well put together brochure. Who was/were the designers? I see you have included the piece that for over 20 years I have been suggesting we use ... I wish you all great success with this conference.

Please feel free to use any of the articles at my website as handouts or as references. My latest article "Creating a Self --A General Semantics Way" could be published in ETC: by the time of the conference.

You might also consider mentioning the coming Alfred Korzybski biography (now in the finishing stages) by Bruce Kodish. He has sent me advance copies of chapters: I found them easy reading and full of important information on the emergence of general semantics. I consider this bio. when available, as a must read for any serious student-practitioner and especially 'teacher' of the system.

Say "Hi" to Jeanne and the gang for me.


From Steve Stockdale


Thanks for the nice email - I'm glad you appreciate the artwork. It's one of the aspects I believe has been significantly overlooked throughout the years in terms of helping people learn and apply the GS formulations by helping them visualize the metaphors.

Congratulations on your forthcoming First National Conference of the Australian Society.

Best regards to you, David, Laurie, and everyone in Australia.

Steve Isabel

From Isabel Caro

Dear Robert and all my australian colleagues on GS: I have received the news about the First National Conference from your Society. My most sincere congratulations for organizing it. I am sure it will be a big succes. Please give my warmest regards to Laurie.

All the best, Kind regards,
Isabel Caro

From Andrew Laurie

Hi Robert,

Yours was a voice from the past!
Thanks for the contact. I was interested to hear that Laurie is still going strong. He is quite a determined soul!

I will be interested to see the brochure for the conference in August, but I doubt if I will be able to make it at that time.

Amanda (my wife) and I have retired to the east coast of Tasmania. We live in quiet seclusion there with Amanda writing her books and I doing some environmental work. We are also in Hobart at times so there is a chance we could meet up.

Cheers for now,

From Marty Levinson

Hi David, Thanks for the very exciting news. We have a new brochure that is at the printer now. As soon as it is done I will get it to you.

All best,

In the Institute Website:

Upcoming Events August 27-29, 2010
First National Conference "Living Well"
Australian General Semantics Society
Toorak, Australia
The AGS First National Conference is a premier learning event designed to provide enjoyable and meaningful learning and interaction with the GS community over several days.
@ Initiatives of Change Centre
226 Kooyong Road, Toorak, Australia


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