Re: Theos-World TS - GC Decisions - Transparency
May 27, 2008 05:08 AM
I am very glad that you have tried to do something. I am sending the full
1900 letter in another message.
On 5/26/08, Jokela Petri <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have written emails and talked privately and in phone about this subject.
> During annual meeting our general secretary asked me to write down some
> ideas of more open Society and so on.
> I have also talked that if general secretary is not able to go to GC
> meeting every year
> they could share ideas with other scandinavian countries and authorize
> each other
> for meeting if not able to be present.
> So hopefully something is going to happen. Our general secretary is only
> on her second year in her duty.
> So I am hopefull. Thanx for the quoted words of 1900-letter about
> secrecy. I have tried to offer to pulish
> that letter (in Teosofi or elewhere) uncensorised, but I have not
> succeed this far.
> I belive there is better years to come.
> email@example.com <mkr777%40gmail.com> kirjoitti:
> > On August 26, 2003, in connection with the decisions regarding the
> > Yugoslavia, Denmark and Canada Sections, I posted the following message
> > theos-talk:
> > ********
> > I was glad to see the detailed msg of Mr. Oliveira, thanks to the
> > marvel of
> > Internet. I am copying this msg to him as well.
> > At least now, we have information which is recorded in the Minutes of
> > the GC
> > and the Annual Report of TS. As they go only to the GC members, rank and
> > file members are in the dark and have to go by hear say, which many times
> > end up being incomplete and erroneous and distorted and in this day of
> > Internet, information - both correct and incorrect - spread with
> > speed which can do a lot of good or harm.
> > I recall having read an account of the way info from and to GC was
> > transmitted in the early days of TS when the number of branches were
> > small.
> > Each branch had a designated member who acted as the conduit and hence
> > the members of branches were kept upto date on the proceedings of the GC.
> > All this changed when TS grew.
> > For the several decades I have been around TS, I have not seen any
> > information on the decisions of the GC disseminated to the rank and file
> > membership. May be it would be a good idea to find an method which is
> > effective and efficient and timely to disseminate major decisions of
> > the GC.
> > It looks like with the help of Internet, dissemination of info should be
> > very inexpensive, timely and effective and efficient. This may be a
> > issue that the GC may want to look into which cannot but help the TS and
> > Theosophy in today's world.
> > **********
> > MKR: This was five years ago. What has the GC done? No one knows? It
> > like no one cares about transparency and I think the passivity of the
> > members may have something to do with it. If sufficient number of members
> > around the world demand transparency from their national leaders, only
> > then
> > something is likely to happen.
> > MKR
> > THERE IS NO RELIGION HIGHER THAN TRUTH
> > For quick access to all the important messages on TS International
> > Election,
> > go to:
> > http://teozofija.info/Teozofsko_gibanje/Elections_2008.htm
> > <http://teozofija.info/Teozofsko_gibanje/Elections_2008.htm>
> > [ts0526c]
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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