fellow-members of the TS and TOS around
We hope that you
are enjoying keeping in touch
with what is happening in our international TOS community. Our
newsletter aims to bring you information to inspire your service work
and outside the TOS and to help you get to know TOS members outside
issue we highlight a milestone for a
beloved and dedicated TOS and TS member, Joy Mills, who celebrated her 90th birthday on
October 9. We thank all donors to the appeal for the
restoration of the TS Headquarters building in Chile following last
You’ll find lots of news about TOS members and groups: the exploits of
information about the Glasgow TOS’s initiative to knit teddies for
suffering after the earthquake in Haiti,
and news from TOS Groups in India,
Kenya, the Philippines, Australia
and the USA.
You are invited to find out about four UN days that could provide a
for service activities. The article in this issue is the talk that
Chin, Jr, President, Theosophical Society in
gave at the TS World Congress in Rome.
In it, Vic challenges us to make Theosophy part of mainstream society.
that the newsletter is designed to be
read while you are connected to the internet.
consider sending photographs
of your TOS activities and news items that might be of interest to
members. We would welcome your contributions, either through your
Director/President/Coordinator/Correspondent or directly to the editors
Celebrate with Joy
the occasion of Joy Mills’ 90th birthday, the International
TOS interviewed her about her experiences in the TOS. As Joy puts it,
“In one way, I never felt a distinction between working for the TS and
doing something for the TOS, one just flowed into the other, the one
being just a natural outgrowth of the other, if I can put it that way.” Read more ….
Meet Miles Standish from the TOS in America
There’s surely no one in the TS and TOS in America who doesn’t
love longstanding TOS member, Miles Standish
from the little town of Cottonwood,
the name of the TOS and of his computer club, over the past few years
Miles has collected and delivered items to the Sioux tribe on the
Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, to the Hualapai in northern
Arizona and to the San Carlos Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona. Read more ….
Thanks to donors for supporting the Chile appeal
You may recall that the HQ building of the TS in Santiago, Chile was badly damaged in
the earthquake last February. Upon
learning of this, the TS in America
offered to transmit donations for anybody who cared to help out. The American Section has announced that the
amount of money needed to carry out the substantial repairs has been
Read more ….
news from around the world
out about recent TOS activities in Nairobi
in Kenya, the USA, Orissa in India, the Philippines and Australia.
Read more ….
Making the most of our website – using the home page
Have you ever wondered about how to show prospective
members what the TOS does and just how active its members are in a wide
range of areas?
Take a look at the home page of our International TOS
website at http://international.theoservice.org.
Read more ….
new on the International TOS website?
the latest TOS publication, Helping the Dying by Nelda
Samarel, in the Latest News. Clean water is one of the
greatest gifts we can give and our new Featured Project takes you
to Chennai to visit a new water purification plant installed by the
TOS. The new Featured
Article challenges us to consider a variety
of ways in which we can work towards peace. There are also additions to
the TOS photo gallery and the Inspiration section.
Go to http://international.theoservice.org
Do you remember the Teddies for Tragedies project
promoted by the English TOS? Well, it is spreading its warmth around
the globe. Knitters organised by the Italian TOS have been creating
Teddies for Tanzania
and now a Glasgow TOS member has been gathering together a group of
knitters to make Teddies for children traumatised by the earthquake in Haiti. Read more ….
Planting Seeds of Influence… a talk
given at the TS World Congress in Rome, July 2010
by Vicente Hao Chin, Jr,
President, Theosophical Society in the Philippines.
challenges us to take a different perspective and make Theosophy part
of mainstream society… “It is now time, I believe, for the Theosophical
Society still more actively to participate in the moulding of popular
culture, social values and public opinion.” Read more ….
International Days for community activities
feature four International Days:
October 4 World
Mental Health Day
25 International Day for the
Elimination of Violence against Women
Day of Persons with Disabilities
information and ideas for activities in which TOS groups could engage, Read more ….
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With best wishes,
Geoffrey and Diana
Carolyn Harrod is the National Coordinator of the TOS in
Geoffrey Harrod is the International TOS Webmaster and
Diana Dunningham Chapotin is the International Secretary
of the TOS.
open one's heart, to become resistance-less and barrier-less, is the
means of true understanding, as well as of pouring out any possible
help. Let the kingdom of your heart be so wide that no one is excluded.
N. Sri Ram
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