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Re: How Would You Handle It?

Dec 26, 1996 09:52 PM
by m.k. ramadoss

On Fri, 27 Dec 1996, Bart Lidofsky wrote:

> Let me give you all a practical problem, and tell me how you would
> solve it (I will ignore any messages on the topic of how you would NOT
> solve it).
> 	The New York Theosophical Society has property that was bought by
> generous donations of past members to promote Theosophy in New York
> City, as well as indirectly through the Kern Foundation (who provided
> the start-up capital for our Bookshop, which largely supports the
> Lodge).
> 	Some underhanded, well-organized group (perhaps the Scientologists)
> realize that, currently, the NYTS has possibly a million dollars or more
> (present value) in real property, and only a couple of hundred members.
> This group a couple of hundred of their members to join en masse, with
> the purpose in mind of voting themselves in during a Presidential
> election year, and, with the majority of the Board, transferring all the
> TS property to their organization. The Objects of the TS are
> sufficiently vague as to keep the taz people happy.
> 	Now say you were writing the bylaws of the organization. What would you
> do to keep something like this from happening?
> 	Bart Lidofsky

  Are there any lawyers on theos-l who can have a first crack at the

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