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Re: Theos-World Re: Volunteers and TS

Oct 31, 2009 11:18 AM
by MKR

In addition to the points I mentioned in my message, there is another
important issue that is relevant to the TS in the USA.

While many National Sections are run exclusively by volunteers, if there are
paid workers, including the national secretary/president/officers, and the
compensation is kept secret and when a volunteer discovers the details of
the pay, volunteer may be in for a shock and wonder why one should volunteer
when one or more workers/officers are highly paid and the info is kept

The way to avoid such a backlash is simple transparency. Make the
salaries/compensation info available to all members so that anyone
volunteering is not in for a shock or surprise. Secrecy does not help.


On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Spirituality <>wrote:

> Hi MKR,
> I would put it perhaps a bit more strongly: we have to make sure the TS
> once again becomes the kind of organization that is so inherently inspiring
> that people will gladly support it with their time and energy.
> I agree that means it must be open; volunteers that are still there need to
> feel stimulated and supported; and the internet needs to be used in a way
> that make the organisation more effective.
> Anyhow- good topic. Turns out one of the things we need, pretty much world
> wide, is volunteers willing to video tape and turn video into a youtube
> ready format.
> :)
> Katinka
> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > Recently there have been some discussions in Internet about need for
> > volunteers to help theosophical organization and it is a very important
> and
> > interesting topic. Anyone who reads the history of TS knows it is the
> > dedicated volunteers who are responsible for building up the organization
> > world-wide.
> >
> > Today we have Internet which provides contemporary and archived
> information
> > about the going ons in the organization. For anyone to get committed and
> > volunteer their time and money, they need to be convinced about the
> > objectives and ideals of the organization and a very high degree of
> > confidence in the leaders.
> >
> > Anyone who Googles or Bings Internet and reads what went on since the
> start
> > of last yearÃââs election, and the continued lack of transparency will
> make
> > potential volunteers confused and make them wonder what is going on. What
> is
> > most shocking to the lay men and women is the secret attempt to
> > disenfranchise members world-wide and make the president a puppet and
> thus
> > control the TS and its valuable assets and treasury.
> >
> > What is also striking is the disconnect between the talk and the walk and
> > lack of unity and the cleavage in the membership of the General Council.
> >
> > Unless the situation is fixed quickly and unity is brought about and the
> > confidence level in the leaders, scholars, elders, clairvoyants of TS is
> > rebuilt, it will be very hard to find real committed volunteers. I hope
> some
> > of the leaders are reading what is going on here on this list and other
> > Internet forums.
> >
> > We all hope things to change soon for the better.
> >
> > MKR
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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