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Re: theos-talk Re: Update on 2010 General Council Meeting

Mar 15, 2011 10:34 AM
by MKR

Most of the current environment in the TS Sections can be traced to
passivity of the membership. If only members get concerned and start taking
interest and start discussing important matters, then the elected leaders
will start paying attention because if there is enough support, elected
leaders can be forced out of their offices. It has happened in the past. In
the 1920s there were two groups very active in the TS matters in the US and
leaders paid attention to their demands.

In the last several decades I have been around the TS, there is significant
lack of grass roots level activity so that the leaders do what they want to
and very little of what is going on at GC levels is shared with the
membership. For example even the crumbs of info I was able to pick up on the
happenings in the last GC meeting was thru non official cyberspace sources.
But for the Internet, we all would continue to be in the dark.

It is in this environment, that behind the backs of all members, a daring
attempt was made to disenfranchise all members in the election of the
International President and but for the timely discovery and dissemination
with the help of Internet, what further damage would have been done to the
TS we can never imagine.

The lesson we all see from what is going on in the Middle East is that
popular membership action is needed if TS goes forward since the current
passive environment and lack of charismatic leaders, the growth is
continuing to decline every day in every section outside India.

Members can wake up and demand changes they feel are needed. Internet is
there to help.


On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Konstantin Zaitzev <>wrote:

> --- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> > Most of the items mentioned were routine ones and as usual lacking
> > any meaningful details providing transparency to membership.
> > no mention of discussions about some of the most serious problems
> > facing TS in most countries
> > It is a pity and disappointment that the Section leaders spent so
> > much of SocietyÃââs money (yours and mine) in traveling to India
> > and did not address the most fundamental problem
> Is that possible to initiate general meetings in the sections, on which the
> members shall give direction to their leaders which problems to discuss on
> the General Council?
> As far I understand, rules of some sections permit to convene meetings by
> request of some necessary number of members. Or, if not, it should be done
> in lodges, and presidents of the lodges should talk on annual national
> convention.
> It it is possible, this activity can be organized in the internet.
> If not, that would mean that the probably sections aren't democratic.

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