We could all probably come up with lots of good reasons to cancel a stake training meeting. Here is my list:
1. The seventh game of the World Series
2. The Super Bowl
3. The World Cup
4. March Madness
6. High Water
7. High Council
12. Time Out for Women
As I said, those are all good reasons, but only one of them actually has enough juice to force a stake to reschedule a day-long training meeting which has already been scheduled for more than a year.
When many of the leaders of auxiliaries in a stake are willing ditch out of an officially mandated meeting in favor of a non-official, weekend-long event which entails travel, overnight stays, and the likely expenditure of hundreds of dollars, we can begin to form an opinion of the perceived value of the training meeting. But the larger question is: What unmet need does Time Out for Women fill? Obviously there is one, and it is apparently a big one.
A person who is only slightly more cynical than I might observe that between the TOfW sessions and the rescheduled stake meeting, there will very likely be at least one presentation which outlines the advantages of keeping the mother in the home, and another session which stresses the value of planning youth outings which require little or no travel and expense. And a person who is only slightly more cynical than that might wonder if TOfW is getting close to the alternate voice category.