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Re: Theos-World Re: TS - Elvira Carbonell's Letter - Some Comments

May 27, 2008 05:20 AM
by mkr777

Even in the US, all non profit tax exempt organizations such as churches,
 charitable, educational, prevention of cruelty to animals are allowed to
pay reasonable compensation to employees who perform services. I suppose
this is what is allowed in all countries.

If there is a big operation and big budget, then there will be large number
of employees and a large amount paid as salary. If there is a small
operation and they do not have money, then you will find operation run by

So the salary is not the issue. How much one is paid may be an issue. Also
transparency helps because if employees are surprised to find one or two
persons are highly paid compared to the rest, then there will be morale


On 5/27/08, prmoliveira <> wrote:
> --- In <>, Jokela
> Petri <jokelap@...> wrote:
> > Alright, I understand that. BUt it sounds amazing to me that some
> > Society does have so much
> > money to pay salary for some members for their work. How many
> member do
> > you have in Australian
> > Section?
> On 31 August 2007: 1,328.
> A number of Sections, and even Lodges, around the world have paid
> staff. There is a historical precedent for this in the TS "Memorandum
> of Association" (1905), when the Society was incorporated at Madras:
> "5. Income and property applied to promotion of objects
> The income and property of the Society, whencesoever derived, shall
> be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Society
> as set forth in this Memorandum of Association, and no portion
> thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of
> dividends, bonus, or otherwise by way of profits to the persons who
> at any time are or have been members of the Society or to any of them
> or to any person claiming through any of them: Provided that nothing
> herein contained shall prevent the payment in good faith of
> remuneration to any officers or servants of the Society or to any
> members thereof or other person in return for any services rendered
> to the Society."
> Pedro

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