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Mar 08, 2010 02:56 PM
by t_s_theosophist


We recieved an offical notice dated March 3, from Betty Bland stating that she has closed 
Orlando Lodge, couched in all of the necessary legal terms. 

It was a total surprise to us when on July 24, 2009 we recieved an offical letter from Jerome Michel, District Director that there had been a 
"long term investigation" of Orlando Lodge. In the letter he made several very disparaging allegations against us but WITHOUT any type of documentation. 

We were surprised because NO member of Orlando Lodge had been interviewed or contacted by their "investigators." And NO Director has ever visited Orlando Lodge. Point is they do not know us, they have never been here and they did not speak to us. 

We were also surprised because NO member of Orlando Lodge had been a party to their alleged complaints. And there has been NO internal dissention within Orlando Lodge. We have been and still are united and harmonious. 

We have been asking, and you may wonder also: "What Type of Investigation is carried out 
where the parties concerned are not personally interviewed or the location involved not visited???" "What Type of Investigation relies on second hand heresay gossip and mis-information???" 

What Type of "Investigation" is This ??? 

To take such drastic action to close a Lodge certainly should require a certain Investigative protocol ,and solid documentation. What Type of Board of Directors "Rubber Stamps' a charade like this? 

We have asked the Administration several times for documentation of their allegations 
and have been ignored each time. 

Just as we were totally surprised to hear of an "investigation" of our Lodge, YOU TOO may one day get the same "surprise." 

The fact is that the TSA By-Laws do NOT give the National Society ANY authority to interfere in the internal affairs of a Autonomous Lodge as long as the Lodge is operating congruently with Theosophical Traditions & Ethos. Orlando Lodge has always operated within these parameters, and has never violated any policies. 

What Type of Investigation is This, We Would Like To Know ? 

There was NO Legitimate Probable Cause for the TSA Board to take such drastic action against Orlando Lodge, so in order to proceed with their plan they had to Fabricate a "Cause" we are certain that this attempt will reveal itself when documentation is provided. 

These draconian actions have a very chilling effect on Freedom of Expression, and their intent is to "make an example" and intimidate others from speaking out their conscience. We feel that it is important for members, potential members & donors to know how this administration actually represses respectful dissent. 

We are certain that members and donors do not want their monies wasted on political litigation. 
The members, potential members & donors should also keep in mind that these are the same people who were complicit in the mis-information Betty Bland spread about the health status of Radha Burnier in the last presidential election. Betty Blands stated opinion was that Radha was not fit to hold office any longer. Mrs. Bland did NOT share with the members the fact that three well qualified physicians certified that Mrs. Burnier WAS fit to hold office. 

The members, potential members & donors should also keep in mind that Mrs. Bland led a covert attempt to dis-enfranchise the worldwide membership from voting. 

>From the footprints in the sand you can recognize what type of creature left its mark, this administration has left a lot of interesting footprints. 

What Type of Investigation Is This???
We Want To Know.
You Probably Want To Know Also. 

If you have inquiries...Here are the e-mails for the TSA Board. (Tim Boyd), (Nelda Samarel), (Mo Michel), (Lyn Trotman), (Elwin Barrett), (Betty Bland), (Wallace Rainey), 

It will be interesting to see IF you get any type of response and what the response is. 

Stay Tuned; 


William Delahunt, Secretary
Orlando Lodge 


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