Re: Theos-World Re: Presidential aspirations
May 12, 2008 01:28 PM
Try to get the VP job. Then first set up a website, in all languages where
there are a lot of members. Then get yourself a PhD certificate, you can
obtain one from one of the on-line sources, very inexpensive. This is
like honorary degrees. (In the minds of some, a high sounding title makes a
lot of impression). Prepare couple of lectures with high sounding complex
vocabulary and fuzzy logic. Everything should fly over everyone's head. (You
can even create couple of CDs which can be sold during your travels.) Draw
up a long-term plan to visit all the countries you will have get the
nomination and votes from. Travel at the expense of TS. You also need to
shake a lot of hands and kiss lots of cheeks. Then hire a political
consultant to put final touches on strategies. You are very likely to be the
next President. If I am still around, count on my vote.
On 5/12/08, Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@...> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "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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