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Re: Theos-World Dutch Section & the infamous proposal about how to elect the next TS president

Apr 12, 2009 06:37 AM
by MKR

I am glad to see the developments in Dutch section.

I wish that when the folly of disenfranchisement and attempt to seize the
presidency was seen, a quick public apology from those involved in coming up
with the idea would have helped all around.

Allowing it continue to linger and make members suspicious what the
supporters are upto (we do not know what else is cooking behind the scenes)
has only damaged the credibility of the leaders and unless some quick
bold steps are taken by them, the issue will not go away and damage will

I hope to see some bold plans before it is too late to fix the situation
created by the events during past year.


There is no religion higher than truth

On 4/9/09, Katinka Hesselink <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It seems to me that we're clearing up most of the rubbish that has been
> spread online. Mainly thanks to Keith of course.
> The Dutch section in the meantime has been preparing itself for a members
> meeting in June or July. Since our board supported John's proposal (and they
> did so almost unanimously apparently) members have been worried:
> - will they support a similar proposal if it comes before the General
> Council in 09?
> That has been cleared up: in conversation with one of the most reliable
> theosophists both our current general secretary (Wies Kuiper - who signed
> the proposal) and the probable future general secretary (Els Rijneker) said
> they would NOT support a proposal to change the way the president is
> elected.
> I trust the author of the e-mail informing me of this (that same very
> reliable lady) did not authorize me to translate the gist of it in English,
> I don't think there is any reason to keep it private.
> Katinka Hesselink
> (Dutch / Nederlands weblog)

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