TS Rule 36
Nov 15, 2008 01:48 AM
by Anton Rozman
In the TS Rules and Regulations, Rule 36. Authority of Charters and
Diplomas, it is stated the following:
(a) All Charters of National Societies or Lodges (Branches) and all
Diplomas (Certificates) of membership derive their authority from the
President, acting as Executive Officer of the General Council of the
Society, and may be cancelled by the same authority.
As far as I know President N. Sri Ram decided that he will not issue
membership Diplomas with his signature any more and that Sections
will from then on provide to new members the Diploma using a stamp
with his signature.
Does anybody know if Sections provide these Diplomas regularly and if
there is unified form of membership Diploma or that forms of Diplomas
issued by Sections are different? I know that at least one Section
does not issue Diplomas at all.
I don't know how this situation is looked upon by TS members but I
think that this act was a symbolic break of the direct tie between
the TS President and every individual member of the Society and that
recent changes and proposals are maybe just continuation of this
probably unconscious policy to put away seemingly unimportant
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