Theos-World Re: TS - Recent General Council Meeting
Feb 03, 2009 02:26 PM
A correction. I was told that Gabriel Burgos Suarez and Conrad
Jamieson are not anymore additional members of the General Council:
"According to the 2007 Annual Report, both Gabriel Burgos' and Conrad
Jamieson's terms as Additional Members, ended on 31 Dec. 2008."
The GS report given by the Finnish General Secretary reminded the
reports given by Betty Bland and Warwick Key, but it had been written
softer, more politely. The report was published in Finnish on the
Finnish Theosophical internet forum.
Not any decisions were made in the GC meeting. The reason is that
they were not on the agenda. Transparency, rule amendments,
membership decline and other hot potatoes were neither discussed
formally, but they were discussed informally during the convent.
The tie votes mentioned by MKR in his message below took place in the
Vice-President nomination and in Ricardo Lindemann's nomination.
Lindemann has some connections to an other organization in Brazil and
some General Council members thought that the TS will be mixed with
that other organization (which name I don't want to mention).
I believe that there are serious problems in the way how Adyar
administration works. It is undemocratic. Erica, MKR, William, Pedro,
Aryel and others big critics against the proposals should admit this.
It is not so that "the quartet" behind the amendments is just
villains. The truth is somewhere between the opposites.
--- In email@example.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Thanks for sharing the information. I think we have a good set of GC
> members. Would it not be nice if the International Secretary
> e-mail addresses so that members world-wide can write to them of
> that should be considered by the GC.
> Already two TS members have suggested that the meetings at national
> international level can easily be opened up by putting a camera and
> broadcasting live on Internet. Looks like Internet technology is
> help us bring transparency to TS. Transparency will be the bulwark
> prevent any secret dissentious moves by GC members with their own
> hidden agendas.
> Tie votes in the last meeting shows the division that exists and it
> interesting to know who is in what camp and possibly discover and
> any underlying unspoken driving force or ideology behind them.
> After all we are all human and as a Master once said - the human
> London and Adyar are the same. Hence we should be prepared for
> actions subtly conflicting with the first object we all subscribe
> varying degrees.
> Let us keep tuned in and hope we get feedback from other sections
> what their members are being told about the GC meeting..
> M K Ramadoss
> THERE IS NO RELIGION HIGHER THAN TRUTH
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:12 PM, sampsakuukasjarvi <
> sampsakuukasjarvi@...> wrote:
> > The General Secretary of my country (the Finnish Section) will
> > inform our membership about the decisions and discussion that took
> > place at the General Council meeting at Adyar. (I am, of course,
> > talking about the TS Adyar.)
> > I already heard from her who are the current additional members of
> > the GC. I am sure that some people here are interested as I to
> > these people.
> > Ex-officio members:
> > President Radha Burnier
> > Vice-President Linda Oliveira (Australia 1)
> > Secretary Keith Fisher (Australia 2)
> > Treasurer Keshwar Dastur (India)
> > New members (since 2009):
> > Helen Jamieson (New Zealand 2)
> > Ricardo Lindemann (Brazil)
> > Sriram Panchu (India)
> > H.K. Sharan (India)
> > Old members (in 2008 â?" 2010):
> > Gabriel Burgos Suarez (Colombia)
> > Terezinha Franca Kind (Brazil)
> > D.K. Govindaraj (India)
> > Conrad Jamieson (New Zealand 2)
> > Tran-Thi-Kim-Dieu (France)
> > Joy Mills (USA)
> > Surendra Narayan (India)
> > Explanations:
> > 1 = will soon move to Adyar
> > 2 = lives at Adyar
> > Best Wishes,
> > Sampsa
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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