Updated 20 FEB 2018      

Do you care about:

  • peace
  • justice
  • the welfare of people and animals
  • the environment
  • healing?

The TOS invites you to join its members who are working to make a difference in these areas.

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Recent Updates:

JULY 2017
* Perth June news
* Perth  Aug Movie flyer
^ New 3-fold brochure
* Perth July news

AUG 2017
* TOSlinks-Aug2017
* Sydney Aug-Nov

SEP 2017
* Perth Peace Day
* Brisbane Concert
* Perth Sep news

OCT 2017
* Adelaide event Oct
* Brisbane Concert Nov

FEB 2018
* Sydney Feb-Mar
* India Tour report

TOS International Conference in Singapore
9 - 11 August 2018

Follows after TS World Congress 4 - 9 August

National Newsletter
Index to past issues
November 2017 issue

Jan 2018 TOS India Tour
Report by Olga Gostin

AGM - at Theosophical Society annual convention, Brisbane, January 2018

2017 Annual report from outgoing TOS Australia Coordinator, Jean Carroll

This is my last report as coordinator of The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) having now served for a total of six years. At next year's convention we will be breaking from the tradition of appointments to a democratic system and for the first time be electing our future Management Team. Regardless of which system is in place, I have faith in the members of TOS as I have seen firsthand the tireless commitment to service shown by our TOS groups and their members.

All our world's great traditions emphasize service as a path for spiritual growth. Our theosophical world view stresses action/doing without looking at the fruits of action. Annie Besant stressed that service is a process; the first stage involves action and accountability i.e. being concerned with the results of such action. In time, this may change as the accomplishments become insignificant to the task at hand.

This year I have seen evidence of this with the outstanding support for our Syrian Refugee Appeal. A total of $9,000 has been forwarded to TOS Italy where they have a programme already functioning on the border of Turkey and Syria assisting displaced persons, plus assisting asylum seekers at home in Italy. The knowledge that we cannot solve the problems of the world, but we can assist simply because it the right thing to do, is the mindset that has enabled this project to be so successful.
(... more.   Full report)

2018 TOS-Australia officers elected at the AGM

  • National Coordinator:  Rhonda Phillips, Perth.  (middle)
  • National Secretary:     George Wester,  Perth.  (right)
  • National Treasurer:     Dianne Manning,  Brisbane.  (left)

National Projects

At the National TOS AGM at the Jan 2017 TS Convention in Hobart, the following three National Projects were adopted:-

1. Continue to support four 'home schools' in Karachi, Pakistan.

2. Golden Link College Phillippines - a highly successful school for poor families in Manilla, run on theosophical principles by the TOS.

A syrian refugee camp

3. Provide assistance to Syrian refugees through the TOS in Italy - helping refugees within Italy, and with a doctor at a refugee camp in Turkey.


Individual TOS groups may support other projects also.

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