In the context of limitless heartfelt prayers for the long life of ChNNR, in good health and with success in all things:
if you care about the future of the Dzogchen Community, please make the effort to examine the new proposed international Statute a little.http://dzogchencommunity.org/idc-statut
Please click on the Statute and scroll down to "Article 9 - The Vice President."
"In the case of urgent necessity the Vice-President can exercise the powers of the International
Gakyil, upon ratification at the first meeting. The Vice-President’s powers and limits of action, in
particular with regard to extraordinary administration are established by the International Gakyil
by means of a Regulation"
"The Vice-President has the legal representation of the Association before third parties and in the
court for any deliberation on ordinary and extraordinary administration resolved by the
International Gakyil and has all relevant powers of signature."
Discussion: The appearance is that the Vice President, having "power of signature," which appears to be legal "Power of Attorney," could go before a "court," declare an "urgent necessity," and under "extraordinary administration", suspend the Statute, dissolve the IG, install anyone he wants to as President, perhaps give himself a big salary and additional titles (Executive Director), and / or dispose of the assets of the IDC and / or do anything else he wants to, all within the legal boundaries of the "Statute," as currently written.http://melong.com/?p=3528
Perhaps this is a meeting which will ratify the Statute and give it permanent legal status.
While everyone should always fully support the vision of ChNNR for the future of the International Dzogchen Community, it may well be that all parties do not fully comprehend the implications of the complex legalese language of Article 9.
While the "extra ordinary" legal powers of the Vice President may not be a current issue, perhaps the risk of problems in the future could be more easily addressed now, before the Statute is ratified.
Is anyone else concerned about this?
If so, perhaps it is timely, wise and prudent that you communicate your thoughts to ChNNR, the IG:firstname.lastname@example.org
and if you are a member of the IDC to your representative to the General Meeting.
With metta and with sincere best wishes and gratitude to the International Gakyil for their hard work in creating the legal structure of the IDC,