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Re: TS Membership Trend in India and outside

Apr 06, 2009 09:08 AM

Neither the inner or outer decay was mentioned at the General Council meeting.

The word decay seems to have been used solely for effect, I haven't seen any 
specific statement that describes this decay, or where it is to be found.  

The GS in NZ seems to be the only authority on the subject, but to date he has
offered no solution to this elusive problem.

Membership statistics were also not mentioned, the meeting was rather 
unproductive due to the general feeling of militancy throughout.


--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> One more question for Keith:
> In his msg posted on Internet, Warwick Keys, GS of NZ, talks about the inner
> decay he saw in Adyar. This was his observation after a very brief visit to
> Adyar.
> The question is, did he or anyone else in the meeting - formally or
> otherwise - discuss the inner decay and/or the membership issue outside
> India.
> This is important because, thousands of TS members in India have visited
> Adyar in the recent years and no one has seen the decay Keys saw. Also this
> has to be viewed with the background of the steady growth of membership in
> India, making it today the largest section in the world. This simply points
> to the vibrancy and dynamism of the Indian Section.
> On the other hand, the situation outside India is rather sad. Membership has
> been steadily declining with poor retention. In the Dutch section no new
> lodge has been chartered in the last 50 years. In the South African Section,
> first new lodge was chartered, in 58 years. In the USA, the current
> membership is about the same as it was in the 1920s. What do you call this
> situation?
> There is No Religion Higher Than Truth
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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