OTO International Cabinet appointments
In April 2006 e.v., at the Areopagus meeting held in Sydney, Australia, I had the pleasure of announcing the formation of the international OTO Cabinet.
The OTO Constitution (Reuss 1917 e.v.) had made provisions for a Cabinet for the international OTO. His model was adapted slightly in our Bylaws to provide for a body of nonmember advisors. While Cabinet members will not be privy to membership or initiation-related materials, or able to speak for OTO, it was thought that they could assist the Order by advising on issues relating to the general curriculum and bylaws, as well as their varied specialist areas of expertise.
As implemented in our Bylaws, the Cabinet is not a voting body, being purely advisory. Membership in the Cabinet is not restricted beyond a ceiling of twelve members, and appointees can have differing religious affiliations. The Frater Superior, Secretary General and Treasurer General are ex officio members of the Cabinet. The initial non-member appointments are Prier Wintle (South Africa), David Michael Tibet (UK) and Harvey Bialy, Ph.D. (Mexico), all of whom have longstanding involvement with Thelema.
I am very grateful to Messrs. Wintle and Tibet and Dr. Bialy for their willingness to lend their advice on how OTO might best ensure the enduring success of the Order, and enhance the effectiveness of our primary mission, that of promulgating the Law of Thelema.
Frater Superior O.T.O.