As you are kindly aware that the Life Membership of ISTD was introduced in the early seventies when the Society was founded and contribution of life members to the growth of the Society has been immensely important and invaluable. It is almost 48 years now since the inception of the society and the Membership records maintained in the NHQ have not been reviewed for any possible deletion in the absence of any process. Maybe as a result of the same, we have as on date approximately 1000 Life Members, with whom the Society is not able to make any contact, either through post or otherwise. It could be possible that they have shifted their office or residence and their phone numbers got changed. There may be other reasons also for their being non-contactable. We have made several attempts to connect with these life members through all communication medium available, but without any success. They are also not able to participate in the election process of the Society, which is an important right accrued to every Member, due to this disconnect. This issue was discussed in 111th NC meeting held at Bhopal on 25th February 2018 and was decided that NHQ will communicate all the Chapter Chairpersons about this important issue and share with them the available details of such non-contactable Life Members for locating such Life Members.
Accordingly, we are attaching herewith a list of Life Members Chapter-wise, with a request that all efforts may be made to locate and get connected with them and update their present address, email address and telephone number.
The same list is also being uploaded in the website of ISTD website for information all Members so that if any Member is having any knowledge of such Life Members, he/she can also help in getting them connected and collect their details and sent/mail to NHQ, ISTD. This campaign has been named as “Know Your Member (KYM)” and it is expected that each Chapter / Member will actively participate and we will be able to locate all our Life Members and bring them back to the mainstream of ISTD.
It has also been decided that those members whose details could be obtained only will be placed in the active members list of the Chapter for the purpose of chapter elections for the year 2018-20 and the remaining members will be put temporarily in the “inactive list” till such time their details are located through the KYM campaign.
Since the election process is going to start in the immediate near future, it is requested that this campaign may be taken up and completed in right earnest within a period of 15 days hereof.