Welcome to the Council of Elders
The Council of Elders stands as a venerable institution within the Federal Republic of Lostisland, embodying the wisdom, experience, and sagacity of esteemed citizens who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our nation. This esteemed assembly, established on September 7, 2023, through Presidential Decree 46/2023, fulfills a pivotal role in shaping Lostisland’s path forward.
Comprised of individuals selected based on a rich array of qualifications, ranging from continuous Lostislandic citizenship and distinguished diplomatic service to erudition and even the possession of a full beard, the Council mirrors the historic Sanhedrin, with a limit of seventy members. Each member brings a unique perspective, a wealth of experience, and a commitment to preserving our cultural heritage, resolving conflicts, and assisting in the formulation of vital policies.
As a symbol of continuity and stability, the Council of Elders contributes to maintaining governance consistency, ensuring that our decisions remain grounded in our fundamental values and principles. These esteemed individuals also engage with the international community, representing Lostisland’s interests and fostering alliances with other nations.
In its inaugural meeting, presided over by President Yaroslav Mar, the Council embarked on a journey to discuss Lostisland’s future, forging a path guided by experience and insight. This marks a momentous step in our nation’s history, and we invite you to explore the Council’s role, its distinguished members, and the remarkable contributions they make to our beloved Lostisland.
Learn About Our Purpose
The Council of Elders, an esteemed body within the Federal Republic of Lostisland, holds a mission and purpose deeply rooted in advancing our nation’s stability, cultural heritage, and sustainable development. This council of seasoned citizens carries a multifaceted role, diligently fulfilling responsibilities that contribute significantly to Lostisland’s growth and prosperity.
- Advisory Role: The foremost mission of the Council of Elders is to serve as trusted advisors to the President and the government. These individuals, chosen for their profound wisdom and extensive experience, provide invaluable insights and counsel to guide the nation’s leadership.
- Policy Development and Long-Term Planning: The Council actively participates in shaping and refining policies and long-term strategic plans that define Lostisland’s trajectory. These policies encompass a wide array of critical areas, including international relations, environmental sustainability, and cultural preservation.
- Conflict Resolution: When internal disputes or conflicts arise, the Council may act as impartial mediators or arbitrators, dedicated to finding equitable and harmonious resolutions. Their role is pivotal in maintaining internal harmony.
- Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Council assumes the role of guardians for Lostisland’s rich cultural and historical heritage. They ensure the nation remains deeply connected to its origins and legacy, safeguarding our unique identity.
- Guardians of Core Values: Elders hold the sacred duty of safeguarding Lostisland’s core values and principles, ensuring that all decisions align with the nation’s ethical framework.
- Continuity and Stability: The Council provides a sense of continuity and stability within the nation. Their collective experience and leadership contribute to maintaining governance consistency, even as elected officials may change over time.
- Engagement with the International Community: Council members may, at the President’s request, engage with the broader international community. They represent Lostisland’s interests, cultivating alliances, and fostering positive relationships with other nations.
- Educational Role: Elders play a vital role in educating younger citizens and newcomers about Lostisland’s history, culture, and values. Their mentorship fosters a profound understanding of our nation’s heritage.
In essence, the Council of Elders represents a reservoir of experience, wisdom, and dedication, ensuring Lostisland remains on a path of prosperity, continuity, and ethical governance. Their mission and purpose lie at the heart of our nation’s commitment to progress and the preservation of our unique identity.
Explore Our Council’s Protocol
The Council of Elders conducts its meetings with a distinguished protocol, designed to foster an atmosphere of respect, wisdom, and solemnity. This protocol reflects the Council’s commitment to conducting its affairs in a manner befitting its esteemed role in advising the President and guiding Lostisland.
Opening Remarks by the President
Each Council session commences with opening remarks by the President. These remarks set the tone for the meeting, highlighting the significance of the matters to be discussed and the importance of the Council’s guidance in shaping Lostisland’s direction.
Invocation of Deity and Religious Prayers by the President
Following the President’s opening remarks, there is a moment of reflection. During this solemn time, the President recites the beginning prayers specific to the religions of the attending Council members. This practice underscores the Council’s respect for diverse religious beliefs and serves as a symbol of unity.
Non-Denominational Prayer to the Great Architect of the Universe
The President continues the invocation with a non-denominational prayer to the Great Architect of the Universe:
Universi Terrarum Orbis Architectonis Ad Gloriam Ingentis. Great Architect of the Universe, we gather here today in your presence, seeking your guidance and wisdom. As we, your humble servants, embark on the path of deliberation, grant us the insight to make decisions that serve the greater good of Lostisland and its people. We invoke your universal presence to guide our discussions and actions.
A roll call is conducted to ensure that all Council members are present. This process helps maintain accountability and ensures that all voices are heard during the meeting.
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the previous Council meeting are reviewed and approved by the members. This practice promotes transparency and accountability in the Council’s proceedings.
The agenda for the current meeting is presented and discussed. Council members may propose additional items for discussion, and the agenda is finalized through a collective decision-making process.
Deliberations and Decision-Making
The bulk of the meeting is dedicated to the discussion of agenda items. Council members offer insights, perspectives, and recommendations on the matters at hand. Decisions may be reached through consensus, voting, or other agreed-upon methods.
President’s Closing Remarks
Following the deliberations, the President offers closing remarks, summarizing the key points discussed and expressing gratitude for the Council’s contributions.
The President’s Benediction
The President concludes the session with a non-denominational prayer to the Great Architect of the Universe:
Great Architect of the Universe, we humbly beseech your continued guidance as we leave this chamber. May the decisions we have made today be for the betterment of our beloved Lostisland. Grant us the wisdom to act with integrity and the strength to uphold our values. Amen.
The meeting is formally adjourned by the President, marking the conclusion of the session.
After each session, any follow-up actions or tasks are assigned and recorded for future reference.
This comprehensive protocol ensures that Council sessions are conducted with utmost decorum, transparency, and a deep sense of reverence for the responsibilities entrusted to this esteemed body.
Discover How Members Are Selected
Membership in the Council of Elders is granted based on specific eligibility criteria set forth by the President. To become a member, an individual must meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Continuous Lostislandic Citizenship: Applicants must have held Lostislandic citizenship for a continuous period exceeding five years, demonstrating a profound commitment to the nation.
- Official Government Positions: Individuals currently occupying official government positions within Lostisland, reflecting dedication to public service, are eligible for consideration.
- Distinguished Diplomats: Applicants who have served as distinguished Lostislandic diplomats, receiving commendation for representing the nation’s interests internationally, may be considered.
- Full Beard: Possession of a full beard is one of the symbolic criteria, representing attributes of wisdom and experience esteemed by Lostislandic citizens.
- Age: Individuals may fulfill this criterion by reaching the age of sixty years or older, signifying life experience, wisdom, and sagacity valuable to the Council.
- Academic Qualifications: Applicants holding a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree or an equivalent academic qualification, attesting to their erudition and scholarly pursuits, may be considered.
- Religious Leadership: Recognition as a religious leader, signifying moral and spiritual leadership, is among the criteria for eligibility.
- Nobel Prize Laureate: Individuals who have attained Nobel Prize laureate status, demonstrating distinguished achievements in their respective fields, may be eligible.
- High-IQ Society Membership: Holding membership within Mensa or a high-IQ society with more stringent admission criteria, highlighting exceptional cognitive abilities, can also be a qualifying criterion.
Membership in the Council of Elders is by invitation only and solely at the discretion of the President of Lostisland. The President identifies individuals who meet at least two of the specified criteria and selects them based on their unique qualifications and potential contributions to the Council’s mission. The President may also choose to waive one or more of the specified requirements for exceptional individuals deemed to bring extraordinary benefit to the Council. This appointment process ensures a diverse and experienced Council membership, dedicated to serving the nation’s interests and values.
Meet Our Esteemed Council Members
The Council of Elders is composed of esteemed individuals who bring a wealth of experience, wisdom, and diverse perspectives to their roles as advisors to the President and the government. They have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to Lostisland, making them invaluable sources of insight and guidance. While their deliberations are classified, we proudly introduce the Council’s distinguished members:
Mordechai Moshe Linhart
Ambassador to Israel
Mathias L. Mayaan-Baruch
Dr. Andrej Golubew
Prof. Aniebiet Inyang Ntui
Interested in Joing a Session?
The Council of Elders conducts regular meetings, typically convening once a month, to deliberate on matters of national importance. These meetings play a pivotal role in shaping Lostisland’s policies and actions, drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of its esteemed members.
As part of our commitment to transparency and inclusivity, the Council occasionally welcomes external attendees to its meetings. This allows us to tap into a diverse range of perspectives and expertise, enhancing our decision-making process.
If you believe you have insights, expertise, or a matter of significance that warrants attendance at a Council meeting, we invite you to submit your request. Please complete the form below to provide details about your request.
- Council meetings are classified to protect sensitive information. Attendees are required to sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to ensure the confidentiality of discussions.
- The President of Lostisland has the discretion to invite foreign dignitaries or citizens outside the Council to specific meetings as needed.
We appreciate your interest in contributing to Lostisland’s governance and look forward to reviewing your request. Thank you for your commitment to our shared values and mission.
By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) if your request is approved. Your commitment to confidentiality is essential to maintain the integrity of our discussions and decisions.
Get in Touch with the Council
If you wish to get in touch with the Council or have inquiries related to their mission or activities, please feel free to use the contact form provided below.
Please note that while we welcome your messages, we cannot guarantee responses to all inquiries due to the classified nature of the Council’s work and the limited capacity for direct engagement. Rest assured, your message will be reviewed, and if appropriate, addressed by the Council.