Re: Theos-World Membership in India
Aug 06, 2009 03:27 PM
by Cass Silva
3000 out of 6 billion is nothing to brag about
>From: MKR <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: theos-talk <email@example.com>
>Sent: Thursday, 6 August, 2009 12:37:45 PM
>Subject: Theos-World Membership in India
>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.
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