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Most remote large city in the world won’t be overlooked by Scientology’s zeal to be ‘ideal’

Rod Keller keeps an eye on Scientology’s “Ideal Org” program, and he has a great update for us on what’s happening Down Under.

Perth Org is going Ideal. That’s the message the staff of the Scientology org there want everybody to know. They will join Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Kaohsiung and Tokyo as an Ideal Org in the ANZO “continent.”

The city of Perth is isolated on the Western coast of Australia, more than 2,600 Km away from the nearest population center in Adelaide, South Australia. For years Scientology maintained a small office on Murray Street in the Central Business District. The Scientology sign on that building was removed in 2016 and the org has been operating out of the new facility in a warehouse district in the Rivervale neighborhood. It continues a trend we have seen for some orgs to relocate from neighborhoods with high foot traffic to more peripheral areas where they can afford the required 50,000 sq.ft. building, such as in Boston, Seattle, Dallas, Orlando, Birmingham and Dublin.


[Old Murray Street Org]


[New Rivervale Org]


[Temporary Office]

The building is currently under renovation, as News 7 reported with video of the construction work. They have relocated to a rented temporary space in what is advertised as “Belmont’s Cheapest Office.” The Southern Gazette reported that the org has agreed to a public art installation at the Ideal Org in exchange for relocating some electrical equipment. At a cost of at least 1 percent of the renovation we expect Scientology will erect a truly exceptional statue at their warehouse before the grand opening.


Part of the Ideal Org process is the reorganization of Central Files or “CF,” the folders that contain the contact information of every person who has done a course, taken a personality test, or made contact with Scientology in any way. Most orgs never complete the work before the grand opening, and Perth is no exception. Leaked video shows that as of last month they are up to the letter “C.” Central Files are used to generate mailings and are almost always in disarray. But more than CF the org is trying to work on all files.

The Perth Org’s Files Project is Full Steam Ahead and All Hands On Board!
The Perth Org Files Project is a enormous undertaking to codify and upgrade 55,000 files. These files include:

Central Files
Student Files

Treasury Files
Pre-Clear Files

GAME! To help accomplish this monumental, fun and vital task, we have the Perth Org’s Files Project Game. The havingness, in addition to having upgraded fully usable files, is COMMENDATIONS, chocolates, and fun times! The doingness is TIME contributed to the file’s project. And the beingnesses are numerous!

STATUS COMMENDATIONS! Your valuable contributions are awarded with Status Commendations! Our very own artist extraordinaire Peter Kendall has graciously provided the art work for our PERTH IDEAL ORG FILES PROJECT, STATUS COMMENDATIONS! PERTH’S IDEAL ORG NEEDS YOUR HELP.


Call JF or Nobu on xxxx xxx xxx
or the Org: 9221 7686


The targets are wildly impossible. In previous Ideal Org openings a total of 100 hours per week was commendable. The idea that one person could spend 1,000 hours on filing is absurd, but that’s what would be required to maintain 55,000 physical file folders. More than CF, Perth intends to reorganize Pre-Clear, or “PC” folders. Not everybody can do that. Policy requires an auditor who has a higher grade chart level than the PC to maintain that particular folder. Whether it’s high level staff or an untrained public, the person who maintains PC folders will have access to the notes made during auditing sessions, and all the personal thoughts and feelings a Scientologist discloses. It’s frightening that volunteers are being recruited to maintain these files.


[Perth Staff Members Train as Auditors in Chatswood West]

The other target Perth needs to reach is to recruit at least 200 staff.



Staff Members Wanted! Perth Org is HIRING! We need a total of 200 staff to meet our Ideal Org Complement and we want YOU on our team!


[Perth Public and Staff]


[Recent Graduates]

We think Perth is a long way from 200 staff, as this photo of all staff and public at a recent fundraiser demonstrates. If they had close to that many staff they would need to have graduations featuring more than the six completions featured at a recent weekly ceremony.


Ideal Org fundraisers continue to be held right up to the start of construction. We estimate 50 Scientologists total in Perth from the leaked photos and video. In the recently opened Dublin and Amsterdam orgs the problem was solved by bringing in staff from all over the world to supplement the small number of staff of the old missions. We don’t know whether the plan includes a similar influx of non-Perth Scientologists or not, but to reach 200 would require more than all the attendees at that fundraiser.


Perth is going Ideal, and the org is excited for their special opening ceremony with David Miscavige to arrive. Expect an opening ceremony next year, probably in the fall (March-May) to avoid the frequent winter rains of July and August.

— Rod Keller


Bonus items from our tipsters

In Tampa, you’re never too young for a dangerous sauna-and-vitamins combo!


In Budapest, this guy has a Freedom Medal — he’s a rock star!


Hey, remember Willow Bellotti? Last time we encountered her, she had gone on camera to slam Leah Remini. Well, why wouldn’t she — she apparently has two sons on staff, and that youngest one must be nearing recruiting age any day now! Willow’s actual creepy caption: “Family time”



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,938 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 84 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,147 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 1,921 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,695 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,041 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,535 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,575 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,287 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 813 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,902 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,042 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,362 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,337 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 693 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 4,995 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,101 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,504 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,377 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 958 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,463 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,707 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,816 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 19, 2017 at 07:00

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