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Jan 16, 2009 01:59 AM
by Erica Letzerich

Dear friends,

The post of BB says the following about Greece:

"Irregularities continued with the vice-presidential postal ballots in
that after the voting deadline, General Council members were
scrutinized with an eye to disqualifying various voters, such as those
from Colombia and South Africa (South Africa being later reinstated),
and then the approval of Greece post facto as eligible to vote. All of
this juggling resulted in a three-week delay between the voting
deadline and the declaration of results. This does not follow the
accepted procedure for voting."

 I am tired of such insinuations, which are untruth, unfair and I could say cruel I am posting all the facts regarding the vote of the Hellenic Section for  VP.:

On 29 of October of 2008 Mr. Keith Fisher announced the result of the VP election adding that the voting rights of Greece, South Africa, and Colombia were suspended , due to the low number of members and lodges. 

On the same day 29 of October of 2008 I've sent to Mr Keith Fisher the following letter:

From:Theosophical Society | Hellas [] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:53 PM
To: 'Secretary'
Subject: RE: VP Election Result

Dear Mr. Fisher,
With all due respect, the Theosophical
Society in Greece sent on the month of June, around 40 new applications for
membership. It¢s clear from the new applications we sent, that the T.S. in
Greece has no longer only 55 members. Why our General Secretary¢s vote was not
Thank you for the attention and our best
Erica L. Georgiades
Secretary of the T.S. in Greece

Here is the reply of Mr Ketih Fisher to my e-mail:

From:Secretary [] 
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 11:05 AM
To: 'Theosophical Society | Hellas'
Subject: RE: VP Election Result
Dear Erica
Thank you for your email.
For some reason your new applications and
request for new lodge charters had been placed in a pending file.  I had
no knowledge of these until today.
I will take the matter up with the
President this afternoon.  You certainly seem to qualify on the number of
I will get back to you as soon as I have
more information.
Best wishes

On 30 of October of 2009Susan
Kaschula General
Secretary of South Africa,The
Theosophical Society in Southern Africa sent a letter to the International Secretary of the T.S. Mr Keith Fisher with a copy  for every Section of the T.S. around the world.  Mrs Susan Kashula informed that South Africa had 6 Lodges (one dormant), and one new lodge which was chartered in the beginning of the year 2008. She said South Africa had the right to vote with the above number of Lodges. Mrs Susan Kashula accused Adyar of Manipulation  on the voting procedure for VP and concluded he letter saying that with the vote of the South Africa Section, Linda Oliveira had not the majority of the votes, consequently could not be elected as the new Vice President. What amazes me was that in her letter she did not considered the other Sections whose vote had been suspended, claiming again in a second e-mail she send to all Sections that  with the vote of South Africa Linda could not be elected VP.

The International Secretary Mr Keith Fisher sent the Amendement Voting for VP on  Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:38 AM,  in which between other things he mentioned the two objections about the VP election result (from Greece and South Africa). He informed that the previous International Secretary had left on a pending file, both the applications for the new lodges and members of Greece, and there was not registered any official entry about a new Lodge on South Africa, but he found correspondence  about it. He sent his apologies for both Sections and counted the vote of both Section.

As you all see there was no post factvote, exept in the minds who are not happy with the result. Certainly if the vote of the Hellenic Section would have been to Dr. Algeo there would be not such accusation.  

BB also mentions censorship, but she fails to mention her complain during the meeting of the GC about Pedro Oliveira bringing to the knowledge of the members the amendement proposal.  

The Charter of the Greek Section was issued in 1926 and signed by Dr. Annie Besant and the T.S. in Greece has remained as a Section since then. The Greek Section today has 210 members, 8 founded lodges, one new lodge waiting for the charter and one study group. Now what kind of theosophical leaders are those who instead to congratulate a Section which  is growing stronger, they attack it as they did in the meeting of the GC and again in Mrs BB letter. 

All this political games are really making me sick. What some leaders are doing is outrageous. I wonder if they do not plan to end such hostile attitude. 

Erica L. Georgiades

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