Halimah speaks at East West Bookstore February 23

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SGS Annual Meeting Minutes

Subud Greater Seattle Annual Meeting                                           January 29, 2017

Attendees: Oswald Norton, Halstein Stralberg, Hadijah and Sherwin O’Bar, Elisha Gullixson, Danella Mauguin , Alexa Wichert, Bakti Watts, Paul Nelson, Hariana Chilstrom, Ramon Hildreth, Honora, Leandra, and Sophy HIldreth, Debbie M. Santos, Insiah Caspers, Lorraine and Raphael Tedrow, Jim and Lucinda O’Halloran, Hadiyah Carlyle.


To put a context to the upcoming election of officers, Oswald spoke about the role of the committee and what makes a good chair, vice-chair, and member-at-large.

Nominations and testing for each elected position began.

The helpers asked the following questions:

  1. Does……have the talent and capacity to do the job for the coming term?
  2. How is it for the group?
  3. How is it for……….if she or he serves at this time?

Chair nominations: Honora Hildreth, Hadiyah Carlyle, Hariana Chilstrom. Hariana withdrew. Honora was unanimously elected after the testing.

Vice-chair nominations: Lucinda O’Halloran, Jim O’Halloran, Hadiyah Carlyle. Hadiyah withdrew. Jim was elected after the testing. There was one opposition and two abstentions; folks didn’t want to lose Jim as a helper.

Ramon will step up as a helper now.

Member-at-large nominations: Bakti Watts, Lorraine Tedrow, Lucinda O’Halloran, Leandra Hildreth, and Alexa Wichert. Leandra declined. Lorraine was unanimously elected.

Sherwin and Hadiyah agreed to continue in their non-elected positions as Treasurer and Sec’y.

Sophy and Leandra Hildreth reported on their adventure at the Subud Youth gathering in Indonesia.

Respectfully submitted, Hadiyah Carlyle, Sec’y


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Sunday, Feb 12 Kejiwaan Day


Please join us for a Kejiwaan Day at the Seattle Subud House. This will happen after Latihan, Sunday, February 12, 2017, and will include a potluck. Members are welcome to test questions with their Brothers or Sisters, have personal testing, or just engage in the process which is always informative and often life-changing.

The potluck will happen right after the general Latihan, but before the Kejiwan.

If you have not participated in a Kejiwan day before, it’s a time to test questions based on your interests and concerns, and a chance to deepen connections with other members and develop our Subud community.




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Skagit Valley Birdwalk to Benefit Subud Bellingham/Skagit Valley, Saturday February 18, 2017

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The Hildreth Dynasty

Ramon Hildreth ended his successful tenure as Chair of Subud Greater Seattle today by handing over the reins to the new Dewan, elected (tested) in inimitable Subud fashion to his daughter Honora Hildreth. She’ll be joined by Vice-Chair Jim O’Halloran, Member-at-Large Lorraine Tedrow and Dewan holdovers Hadiyah Carlyle Secretary) and Sherwin O’Bar, Treasurer. Ramon will test to become Local Helper to replace Jim.

The process was capably guided by Regional Helper Oswald Norton and reports from the Subud Youth gathering in Indonesia were provided by two participants and sisters of the new Chair, Sophy and Leandra Hildreth.

Subud Greater Seattle, January 29, 2017

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January 29, 2017

It’s that time of the every-other-year again. The day on which we test candidates for Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and At-Large members of the local Dewan. If you have guidance that you might be a candidate for any of these positions, you may want to pretest, but our meeting is set for Sunday, January 29, 2017, after latihan. Presumably there will be food but you might be interested in providing something to share with your brothers and sisters. May the force be with you.

A hearty thank you goes out to our current Dewan:

Subud House

Chair – Ramon Hildreth
Vice-Chair – Abadeen Gunatilaka
Treasurer – Sherwin O’Bar
Secretary – Hadiyah Carlyle
Helper Rep – Hadijah O’Bar
Helper Rep – Jim O’Halloran
At-Large/Eastside Rep – Hadidjah Gregory

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2018 Subud World Congress News

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Wednesday Night Latihan 7:15 Quiet Time

See you at the Subud House

Due to poor attendance over the past several years, Latihans will no longer happen on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Instead, a new Latihan time of 7;15pm Wednesdays has started as of January 11, 2017. You are welcome to attend.

Latihan times as of 1.11.17 are:

Wednesdays 7:15pm
Thursdays 11:30am (Women only)
Fridays 7:45pm (Eastside only)
Sundays 11am

We hope to see you soon.

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Jim O’Halloran Trio @ Lake Chad Cafe

Please come out and support your Subud Brother and World-Class Musician Jim O’Halloran as his trio plays at the warm and inviting Lake Chad Cafe at 1712 S. Jackson, near the heart of Seattle’s historic Jazz Community.

On January 20 at 7pm he leads a band featuring two of the best Jazz musicians in Seattle, Evan Flory-Barnes and D’Vonne Lewis.

From Jim:

I’ll be playing at Lake Chad Cafe’ with D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Evan Flory-Barnes on bass!
   We (Ricardo Guity, Isaac Castillo, and I) had a great time this last Friday deconstructing and reassembling tunes—Looking forward to more of the same Friday after next-the 20th.
Remember—No Cover! Full Bar! Aand a Welcoming, inclusive hang!

Delicious food with additions to the menu! Kids welcome!

Check out D’Vonne here:

And Evan here:
Check out Lake Chad Cafe’ here:

February 3 will feature Osama Afifi and Jacques Willis, February 17 will feature Farko Dosumov and Chef’s surprise.

After February 17 we will be playing alternate Saturdays, March 4th & 18th; and April 1st & 15th—lineup to follow.
Lake Chad will have Latin Dance night every Friday starting February 24; and alternate Fridays prior to that.
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Subud House Basement Cleaning Jan 15

Sunday January 15 after latihan we will be cleaning out the basement so the sewer line can be fixed on Jan 30.  If we have volunteers it won’t take a lot of time.  Please give Subud an hour or so that we can continue maintaining the house which maintains our inner lives.

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