High Council of The Salvation Army, 2011
General Shaw Clifton was due to retire at midnight on April 1, 2011. The Chief of the Staff issued summonses on December 1, 2010 to all who qualified as members on that date. The 2011 High Council was the largest ever, with a membership of 109.
The High Council members met at Sunbury Court from January 18, until January 20 for a pre-High Council Conference led by the General. The Public Welcome to the High Council took place on Saturday January 22 at the Lancaster London Hotel in London. This gathering also incorporated a Farewell Salute to General Shaw Clifton and Commissioner Helen Clifton.
Monday January 31, it was announced Commissioner Linda Bond would be the next General of the Salvation Army. She assumed office on 2 April 2011.
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