World Calendar Association was founded by Elisabeth Achelis
in 1930. It functioned for most of the next twenty-five years
as The World Calendar Association, Inc. After a series of
setbacks that required review of the entire implementation
plan, it reorganized into the International World Calendar
Association in early 1956. During the next fifty years, the
Association kept The World Calendar idea alive but the world
gave no serious consideration to any calendar reform.
Journal of Calendar Reform (1931-1955) reveals in the fourth
quarter of the final volume that the word INTERNATIONAL was
applied to the organization's name ("International World
Calendar Association") at the time of founder Achelis'
retirement. Miss Achelis had always been distinct in referring
to THE World Calendar, like the proper noun that it
is. In retrospection, the word INTERNATIONAL, as applied to
THE WORLD CALENDAR, is redundant. With 2005, The World Calendar
Association - International name arrived full circle to lead
and officially distinguish it among local, regional and national
efforts working together towards The World Calendar in 2017(2023).
Specific announcements pertaining to that structure are developing.
World Calendar Association's early
logo continues as a good general symbol of The World
Calendar. Upon emerging from its fifty year pause, TWCA's
active focus towards implementation of The World Calendar included conclusions
that every transitional sighting of the logo should represent
1) The World Calendar itself and 2) the
world's perfect example of timekeeping, the unanimous clock.
The Slogan ' SHOULDN'T OUR CALENDAR
BE AS SIMPLE AS OUR CLOCK?'
go to TWCA Member Patricia MacLeod (Kansas) who offered
this 2003 summary of her ongoing appreciation for The
World Calendar simplicity. She views The World Calendar
as 'accomplished fact' and appropriately refers
to Worlds Day as 'MY DAY' -- 'completely what you'd want
a holiday to be!'
to adopt The World Calendar by making sure the world has
at least considered
on history of past failure and represents knowledge that
the future is not bound to repeat it. While one reason given
for not adopting The World Calendar was that a majority
of people were not in favor of it, a more accurate statement
would have been that the majority of people had not yet
even heard of it. Existing and developing communication
technology can now allow as many people as necessary to simultaneously
recognize existence of this idea. The World Calendar Association
asserts that given an opportunity of awareness in context
of implementation, the world can then and will choose The
you for referring formally to THE