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Re: Presidential aspirations

May 12, 2008 09:53 AM
by Anand

Thanks for the information, it can be useful in next election. If I am
offered post of vice-president, I will accept it this time also in
order to complete those projects which are important for the progress
of TS and humanity.
Anand Gholap

--- In, "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@...> wrote:
> --- In, "Anand" <AnandGholap@> wrote:
> > > Do you know, what was the membership in India and in the rest of 
> the 
> > > world when John Coats was elected?
> > Pedro might be having statistics.
> According to the Annual Report of the TS for 1973, the year John 
> Coats was elected president, the Indian Section had 7,821 members and 
> the rest of the world had 24,448. Today, according to the 2007 Annual 
> Report of the TS, the Indian Section has 12,444 members and the rest 
> of the world 16,570.
> > I think that in these difficult
> > times I should have become President of TS. I would have completed
> > digitization and given free to all people all the Theosophical
> > material. Also I would have promoted translation of Theosophical
> > material in one thousand languages. I will have promoted lodges in 
> all
> > countries increasing membership to much higher level.
> >  I did not have much attraction of power and had rejected many 
> posts.
> > But I think in the interest of TS I should become President for some
> > years. Once important things are done, I will retire. 
> Anand,
> It is not that difficult to become the President of the TS (Adyar). 
> Here is what Rule 10 of the Rules of the TS says:
> "(c) Any member of the Society in good standing, having been a member 
> for at least ten consecutive years imme­diately preceding his 
> nomination, may be nominated."
> under item (d) the Rules say:
> "No nominee shall be included in the voting list unless supported by 
> at least twelve nominations."
> The nominations are made by members of the General Council.
> So, if you have been a member for more than ten years and get twelve 
> nominations from members of the General Council you become a 
> candidate.
> The other detail is that you would need to win the largest number of 
> votes in an election that includes voters from 54 countries.
> Pedro

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