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Re: Membership in India

Aug 06, 2009 01:44 AM
by Anton Rozman


Hi Ramadoss,

>The glaring fact is that the membership in India is continually growing whereas outside India, it is either stagnant or declining.<

This is not a fact but just an assumption, and most probably the incorrect one. According to the available statistic data (below) India is only on the 20th place concerning the number of the TS members in country's total population, while the membership recruitment in respective Sections can be to some extend discerned from the percentage of members eligible to vote, meaning that relatively low percentage of these members is due to the inflow of new members in the Section. And if we examine this percentage in listed Sections we can see that India's percentage is 72.80, meaning that 27.20 % of its total membership probably joined in last two years before the elections. This percentage is much higher in Wales - 55.40, Cuba - 48.30, Uruguay - 46.90, Portugal - 50.80, New Zealand - 50.70, and so on. But also this data do not reflect the exact situation which can be obtained only out of membership statistics in the Annual Reports. Unfortunately, till now I wasn't able to gain and elaborate these reports, and I would be really thankful to anyone who is willing to send me these data. 

Number of TS members per 100.000 of total population and percentage of members eligible to vote

1.  Iceland - 121.56 - 97.20 %
2.  New Zealand - 23.52	- 59.30 %
3.  Finland - 8.73 - 83.40 %
4.  Singapore - 7.29 - 60.10 %
5.  Australia - 6.45 - 68.30 %
6.  Cuba - 5.12 - 51.70 %
7.  Slovenia - 3.53 - 88.70 %
8.  Wales - 2.71 - 44.40 %
9.  Netherlands - 2.57 - 83.20 %
10. Scotland - 2.31 - 78.60 %
11. Portugal - 2.13 - 59.20 %
12. England - 1.96 - 67.70 %
13. Italy - 1.89 - 98.50 %
14. Uruguay - 1.84 - 53.10 %
15. Puerto Rico - 1.76 - 61.40 %
16. USA	- 1.34 - 67.70 %
17. Costa Rica - 1.23 - 86.50 %
18. Ireland - 1.15 - 70.80 %
19. Bolivia - 1.11 - 89.30 %
20. India - 1.08 - 72.80 %

Best regards,
Anton


--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
>
> During the last several months, we had many messages discussing the
> membership recruitment and retention in various sections. The glaring fact
> is that the membership in India is continually growing whereas outside
> India, it is either stagnant or declining.
> 
> I recently had a discussion with a member from India about the membership in
> Indian Section. I had a very surprising news. In the Southern Indian State
> of Karnataka, where the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is located, they
> have 3,000 members. It is more than the membership of several countries put
> together. Some one from the West need to visit and study the factors which
> is contributing to such membership numbers.
> 
> In a related matter, when Olcott visited Bangalore in 1800s, in a single day
> he inaugurated two Lodges in Bangalore. This is amazing considering the
> conditions then existing in India. Years ago, when I lived in Bangalore, we
> used to have a crowd of 1,000 for Federation Meetings.
> 
> This might interest some.
> 
> MKR
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