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THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS
First the bad news: The National Board of Directors has determined that it is necessary to raise annual membership dues to $60. As the economy changes, from time to time this has to be done, but it is never an easy decision. We
hope that although this is a small increase (just a little over a
dollar per month more), it will help in some small way to offset some
expenses we incur in trying to serve you better.
Now the good news: You
have an extended opportunity to participate in the Lifetime Membership
Endowment fund at the same rate of $1,100 until July 1, 2009. This can be paid as a tax deductible one time contribution or on a convenient payment plan. After this date the rate will be $1,500.
further good news is that you can combine this opportunity for lifetime
membership with the chance to support an organization you believe in, to help it fulfill its mission in making the Theosophical world
view better known and encouraging people to explore spiritual
LIFE MEMBERSHIPLast chance for Life Membership at $1100
- now until July 2009!!!
What does it mean to be
a Life Member?As a Life Member, you are
helping to establish a permanent Membership Endowment Fund for the long-term
support of Theosophy. The Theosophical Investment Trust invests your
donation, and the income replaces your national dues during your lifetime.
What are the benefits?Life Members receive all
the same benefits as annual members, without the bother of renewal notices. You
will be protected from future increases in dues. Membership will be continuous,
ensuring that you are eligible to vote in all national and international
elections. You will receive a special certificate for framing and an elegant
laminated Life Member card.
What is the cost?The Life Membership
donation is currently $1100, but
will be raised to $1500 on July 1, 2009.
The Life Membership donation is tax-deductible.
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|CALENDAR OF FEBRUARY EVENTS Transforming Conflict with
Effective Communication Skills
Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m.With Ann Bruckelmeyer, LCSWOur Daily Life as Spiritual Training
Thursday, February 19, 7 p.m.With Pablo Sender, PhDA History of Magic:
Theurgy in the Judeo-Christian Tradition
Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m.With Rev. Seth Ethan Carey, Associate Minister, First Congregational Church
THE THEOSOPHICAL ORDER OF SERVICE
A UNION OF THOSE WHO LOVE
FOR THE SERVICE OF ALL WHO SUFFER
Calendar of Upcoming Volunteer Activities
February 7, We are planning another visit to Hesed
house in Aurora on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The food will already be prepared so
we will help with serving lunch to the homeless. If you would like to
volunteer, please let me know.
February 23, The TOS Action Group meets from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
at the Theosophical Society in Wheaton, IL
To volunteer or for more information
call, 630-668-1571 ext. 306 weekdays or visit our website www.theoservice.org
SUMMER NATIONAL GATHERING
OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA
Friday, July 24─Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Please join us for the opening of the
123rd Annual Meeting on Friday evening (formal wear optional) followed by a
musical performance and refreshments.
Key SpeakersJohn Algeo, "The Seven Rays: Being Different
Robert Ellwood, "Theosophy and the World Religions"
- Interfaith Dialogue on Saturday July 25, cosponsored
by the Parliament of the World's Religions and held at Arrowhead Golf Club,
Wheaton.- Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach on Sunday evening July
26, a unique multimedia
experience with master organist Gail Archer; narratives of Albert Schweitzer's
inspiring words by Renate zum Tobel, David Bruce, and Dan Smolla; along with a biographical
entertainment, bargain book sale, and much more!
For more details
or to register, call 1-800-669-1571, ext. 320 or go to our website www.theosophical.org for updates.
INTRODUCTION TO ESOTERIC PRINCIPLES
by Doss McDavid that explores the
writings of H. P. Blavatsky.
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