TS Adyar International
Day 2: Interview of Jenny Baker
- Els RijnekerMember of the TS in the Netherlands
Els Rijneker, retired now, worked as a speech therapist with children on a special school, and in her clinic for people with dyslexia (reading and writing problems).
She has been a member of the TS since 1998; was the editor of the Dutch TS magazine Theosofia for twenty years and was the General Secretary of the Dutch Section for six years.
Is a council member of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands, and of the European Federation of National Societies, EFTS.
Has given talks on several occasions and visited theosophical meetings in Adyar (often!), Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, United Kingdom, Portugal, and Spain.
- Jenny BakerNational President of the TS in England and Wales
Jenny Baker has been a member of the English Section since 1981. Her working life has been as a nurse and a Yoga instructor and therapist. She was on the National Council as an unattached representative for several years. She also has served on the Executive Committee, the English Theosophical Trust and on the Boards of the Tekels Park Estate and The Foundation for Theosophical Studies. She became the Director of the annual Summer School in 2005, a post she still holds.
Jenny was elected President of the English section in 2015. She attends General Council meetings at Adyar and is a council member of the International Theosophical Centre in Naarden, the Netherlands. Recently she was appointed onto the Council of the Europe Federation of Theosophical Societies.
Beyond Theosophy, her interests are rambling in the countryside, photography, classical music, and Scottish country dancing.