Cleveland Theosophical Lodge Mystery


M K Ramadoss
 

Cleveland is one of the largest cities in the State of Ohio in USA. TS Lodge in the city was inaugurated in 1921 by Annie Besant.

Cleveland Lodge has setup a tax exempt foundation. Last year it donated $50,000 to Wheaton and local donations totaled $13,000. In addition the lodge membership has glaring lack of diversity. City has 53% Afro American population and the lodge seems to have no blacks. Lack of blacks in theosophy membership in USA is a serious and sensitive issue today and no leader wants to talk about it.  Sending most of the money to American Section Headquarters and neglecting local needs does not help spread theosophy.

A request was made to the Lodge to provide copies of the documentation submitted for tax exemption. It is in public domain. May be the foundation requires most money be sent to American Section. So far unsuccessful in getting documents. Do they have anything to hide?

American Section should have returned the money to the lodge encouraging its use locally which would increase the membership of the lodge. We don’t know what is going on. Keep tuned


Jayananda Hiranandani
 

How is T.S. doing in Muslim counties?

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 05:19:10 PM PDT, M K Ramadoss <mkr777@...> wrote:


Cleveland is one of the largest cities in the State of Ohio in USA. TS Lodge in the city was inaugurated in 1921 by Annie Besant.

Cleveland Lodge has setup a tax exempt foundation. Last year it donated $50,000 to Wheaton and local donations totaled $13,000. In addition the lodge membership has glaring lack of diversity. City has 53% Afro American population and the lodge seems to have no blacks. Lack of blacks in theosophy membership in USA is a serious and sensitive issue today and no leader wants to talk about it.  Sending most of the money to American Section Headquarters and neglecting local needs does not help spread theosophy.

A request was made to the Lodge to provide copies of the documentation submitted for tax exemption. It is in public domain. May be the foundation requires most money be sent to American Section. So far unsuccessful in getting documents. Do they have anything to hide?

American Section should have returned the money to the lodge encouraging its use locally which would increase the membership of the lodge. We don’t know what is going on. Keep tuned