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Re: Theos-World Re: What can TS members do to retain voting rights ?

Sep 26, 2008 05:15 AM
by MKR

When the amendments come up at the meeting, it can be modified during
discussions and adopted. I think some lawyers may know how this thing can be
handled. Now you understand why all this change was proposed without any
discussion and in a hush hush manner. It is simply an attempt to surprise
the membership with a fait accompli. I suspect this change is only the first
act. Next likely move the HQ out of Adyar and it has been talked about for
quite some time. That would go hand in hand with selling part of estate to
build a HQ somewhere in the West. When this happens, it is possible that the
local government will acquire the land for public purposes and we all end up
with a miniscule Adyar. Now is the time for all of us to contact our elected
representatives and tell them what is going on is not acceptable and the
thing has to be stopped.


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 6:40 AM, Anand <> wrote:

>   There is required one amendment in the present constitution. It could
> be something like this "Any change in the procedure of election of the
> President of the TS must be approved by at least 3/4 majority of the
> members of the TS"
> Now members can protest because they know that there is proposal to
> remove their voting powers. And suppose it is stopped by strong
> protests now, what will members do if the General Council takes the
> proposal again after few months without knowledge of the members ?
> There is required safety clause which will protect interests of the
> members. Above amendment, which I suggested, will ensure that members
> won't lose their voting rights because of whims of the General Council.
> In fact, such rule should have been already there in the constitution
> to protect the interests of members. Unfortunately constitution itself
> was not made easily available online.
> If the above mentioned rule was already there, GC could not have given
> such rude shock to members of the TS.
> Best
> Anand Gholap
> --- In <>, "Anand"
> <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> >
> > Big question now is what can members do to retain their voting rights
> > in Presidential election.
> >
> > Anand Gholap
> >

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