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Re: Theos-World Re: TS - Secrecy Mentality?

May 08, 2008 04:32 PM
by MarieMAJ41

I believe that if a person is voting for anyone running for office, they should have both sides of the equation, and complete and transparent information on both [or all] candidates. If the members are to vote, then the truth must be told to all, in whatever way it takes. But I do not agree that members have any right to e-mail information, or telephone numbers, beyond those that are published. And mailing lists should not be used for the purposes for which they have recently been used. If there had been transparecy, members would have already know about the health of the persons involved. Many learned for the first time that Radha had had a TIA. Many members do not know yet about the health of the other candidate, John Algeo. And so on it goes.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anton Rozman <>
Sent: Thu, 8 May 2008 3:28 pm
Subject: Theos-World Re: TS - Secrecy Mentality?

It seems that our discussion on the election process has opened few 
issues which are something new for the administration and that 
therefore it is quite natural that it is not prepared yet for these 

Regarding the e-mail addresses I remember that late Geo Duguay was 
saying that his Adyar Directory on CTA site is more up-to-date then 
that brought by The Theosophist. So, there can be a problem of 
maintaining updated information which is constantly changing.

On the other hand, your message raised in my mind a question: which 
information should have to be available to the members. It would be 
quite interesting to hear what members of this group think about this 


--- In, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> TS administrators seem to have an unusual secrecy mentality when 
> with members. To cite two recent instances:
> Couple of days ago I sent a e-mail to Mary Anderson, International
> Secretary, requesting her to send me an updated list of e-mail 
addresses of
> General Secretaries etc. I have information which is about 95% 
correct. I
> wanted to have it 100% correct so that when I send e-mails on 
> matters, everyone gets it.
> To this day, I have not heard from her. I do not know if the e-mail
> addresses are considered private or official secrets or even occult 
> not to be revealed to ordinary members who do not hold any 
offices? I am
> long-time dues paying member and I am sure I can be trusted not to 
> the list. I am simply baffled by the non-response.
> Two days ago, I needed the e-mail address of one of the officers of 
TS in
> America and I sent a e-mail request to National HQ. Instead of 
sending me
> the e-mail address, I received a nice reply saying that my message 
has been
> sent to the Officer. While I was waiting for the above reply, I 
Googled the
> officer's name and located the e-mail address and the officer 
confirmed it.
> Again, here I am, a dues paying member requesting the e-mail 
address of the
> officer. Can I not be trusted with the e-mail address. I am again 
at a loss
> to know what is going on.
> People talk about Internet and its use etc. Looks like a lot more 
> is needed for the administrative folks in the USA as well as Adyar.
> Mkr
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