I think the Assembly Members were a little taken aback, as they didn't know who I was and weren't aware how much reading I'd been doing on my own. I'd been to community events three times -- long enough to check out the community.
I'd already decided I believed Baha'u'llah's claims about who He was. It was only a question of whether I'd be practicing on my own or with a group. I'd had some ehrm...less than salutatory experiences with religious communities before and wasn't too interested in a repeat.
February 14th, 1971, in Moscow Idaho, at the college there. Wow, that makes me 40 as of yesterday. It was the Baha'i club that reached me, but I had been searching for half my life, and when I found them I knew. I knew it was the answer.