TOS news from around the world

TOS in Canada

In April, the Calgary Branch of the TOS in Canada helped out in sorting books and packing boxes of books for an early May book sale to assist Calgary Reads Society, an early literacy initiative that provides support to children in the school setting who are experiencing difficulties in learning to read.

Good spirits, congeniality and a sense of accomplishment made their volunteer efforts a worthwhile experience.

The photo to the right shows, from left to right, Raelyn, Svetlana Borovko, Lorraine Christensen, Henning Christensen and Kali Readwin (TOS Project Coordinator).

They are outside the CBC Radio headquarters in Calgary which hosted the book packing.



TOS in France


Many TS and TOS members work actively for animal welfare. Here we see the International Secretary, Diana Dunningham Chapotin campaigning in the streets of Paris for alternative methods to animal testing.


Over the past 30 years, the TOS in France has given many hundreds of boxes of clothing, toys, books, etc. to French citizens in distress through unemployment etc. TOS President, Michel Chapotin, makes regular deliveries to the needy.

TOS in Orissa, India

The official guests on the dais for the Mahabharat TOS Groupís Centenary celebrations. The President, Orissa Region is second from the left (with white sari) and in the centre, the Chief Guest, Sri Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, the Governor of the State of Orissa.

The Mahabharat TOS Group is very active running educational, health and welfare programs for destitute women, helping them toward confidence and economic independence.


The Governor of Orissa inaugurates the Centenary function by formally lighting the lamp.

Deepa Padhi, the energetic and compassionate Secretary of the Mahabharat TOS Group, Orissa Region is on the left in the white sari with black border.

The Governor of Orissa presents Shri Kailash Satpathy with the Besant Selfless Service Award, 2008 for his personal sacrifice and service to society.

On behalf of the Mahabharat TOS Group, the Governor of Orissa presents a cheque to the Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society for rehabilitation of HIV children.

TOS in Brisbane, Australia

In March the Brisbane TOS Group in Australia held a fabric painting workshop to raise funds to support a literacy home-school in Pakistan. This was a wonderful opportunity for members and friends to share their creativity and support TOS projects.

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