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THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CANCER SOCIETY
62 Rosalino Street,Woodbrook
Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I.
Tel.: 800 TTCS (8827) / 622-6827 Fax: 622-8497
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forty-Second Annual General Meeting
of THE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CANCER SOCIETY will be held on
Wednesday 26th November, 2014, at 05:00 o'clock in the afternoon at
the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society, #62 Rosalino Street,
Woodbrook, when the following business will be transacted:
(1) To receive the Executive Committee's Report of the proceedings of
the Society during the period of 12 months immediately preceding
this Annual Meeting.
(2) To receive the Audited Accounts of the Society for the financial year
ending December 31, 2013 together with the Auditor's Reports.
(3) To elect the Members and Officers of the Executive Committee.
(4) To appoint Auditors for the ensuing year.
(5) To transact any other business that may be properly transacted at
an Annual Meeting.
Dated the 27th day of October, 2014
By order of the Executive Committee
Mrs. Jean Mohammed
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A young man came to
Mahatma Gandhi for guidance
about his future. He asked
Gandhi a question and was told
I know of your capacity to do
great things but I have yet to
discover your capacity to do
The young man was a mem-
ber of the upper level Brahman
class in India and was spending
time at Gandhi s ashram where
he was assigned to clean toilets.
Deeply offended he went to
Gandhi and complained and said
I hold a doctorate and am capa-
ble of doing great things. Why
do you waste my time and tal-
ents on cleaning toilets? The
young man felt the assignment
was beneath his dignity.
Many in exalted positions of
leadership despise the small
things and consider it beneath
their dignity to take the blame
and accept the responsibility for
problems that occur on their
watch. They shift the blame.
They see accepting responsibility
for failure, mistakes and unsat-
isfactory outcomes as being
beneath their dignity and stand-
ing as a leader. Admitting failure
is menial labour. One of the
hardest things to learn is to take
the blame, to say I was wrong.
Why is this? Is it always delib-
erate dishonesty? Is accepting
responsibility for failure a small
thing and therefore beneath the
dignity of a leader.
It is well established that many great
accomplishments had small begin-
nings. One small act one small deed
can make a huge and gigantic impact.
The smallest deed is better than the
What we practice is the best indi-
cator of what we preach.
Selfishness comes in many forms
and we are all prone to selfish attitudes
and examples of selfish behaviour.
Leaders are called to put the good of
others ahead of themselves. They are
entrusted to put their selfish desires
When leaders put their selfish
motives ahead the end result is never
When there is trouble at the top
overconfidence and a false sense of
security can lead to the demise of the
leader and the organisation he or she
is entrusted to serve.
Selfish motives are never satisfied.
When the search light is put on the
quality of our leaders would actions
and words match up?
Self centred leaders bring misery.
When leaders engage in conduct unbe-
coming every one suffers.
We are all leaders at home, at work,
at church, sport in our communities.
Leadership training and development
is taking place on a daily basis. It s
not only formal leadership positions
that have a negative impact.
Why is it important for leaders to
There are two sides to everything.
You can never see both sides until you
stop accusing and listen to the other
person instead. To solve a conflict you
need to be willing to take the blame.
To be right be willing to admit you
A number of the controversies facing
sport in T&T and the wider region
are unnecessary. They could have been
avoided and instead of generating neg-
ative energy and vibrations valuable
time could have been expended on
creating positive and desired out-
Where are the objective and
unselfish heads? They need to show
that they have the capacity to do the
What is the focus of sport leaders?
It s a question many have been ask-
Brian Lewis is the president of the
T&T Olympic Committee. The views
expressed are not necessarily those of
the National Olympic Committee.
Sport leaders must
focus on the little things
THINGS THAT MATTER
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