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Considers Straw Votes
(Mayapur, India) - February 11, 2001: The GBC Body met in a plenary
session today to hear the presentation of the subcommittees, ask questions
and give straw ballot votes. These votes will go back to the subcommittees
for further consideration.
way it works is like this. GBC members have either submitted their own
proposals or sponsored proposals from devotees in their areas of
responsibility. Those proposals were divided into general categories by
the GBC secretariat office headed by Kalakantha Prabhu, and then given to
role of the subcommittees, as defined by GBC chairman Ravindra Svarupa, is
to analyze the proposals in depth, and present the positive, negative and
interesting points in concise format for the GBC members to consider.
Ultimately it will be the final votes of the GBC members that will decide
on the proposals.
happened today (and what will continue tomorrow) is that the GBC members
heard the proposals presented by the committee facilitators, and then
considered the positive, negative and interesting points of each proposal.
They then voted on special ballot sheets - pink for GBC members, blue for
guests and deputies. Guests and deputies get to vote in straw votes, but
only GBC members will vote in final votes.
far the Philosophy Committee, co-facilitated by Hanuman Prabhu and myself,
the Justice Committee, facilitated by Bhaktarupa Prabhu, the Preaching
Committee facilitated by Giridhari Prabhu, and the Finance Committee
facilitated by Tirtharaj Prabhu.
these were only straw votes today, and the result of those straw votes is
not yet know, not much can be said about the conclusions.
about relocating the projects at Inis Rath Ireland and on the farm in
Spain took place, though seemed inconclusive. More will be reported as the
GBC body moves toward final votes.
© CHAKRA 12 February 2001
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