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View the latest Dewan Meeting Minutes here.

Pre-test for positions with the incoming Dewan! Now through Jan 25.

Helper’s Development, Saturday, January 24, 2015 after latihan.

Testing for new Committee – Sunday, Jan 25, 2015, with potluck after latihan. Pre-test if you think you’d like to be part of the incoming Dewan.

Spring Street Center Open House, Saturday, Feb 7, from 2-5. Jim O’Halloran’s band, along with David Lynch and other Subud performers will be on the bill as we open our house to the community. Graphics person needed to make a poster for the event. See Paul.

Saturday, Feb 14, Subud/Skagit Valley Bird Watch/Fundraiser.

Subud USA National Gathering, September 3-7, 2015, Redwood City, CA

Menucha (Regional Kejiwaan Gathering) November 12-15, 2015, Corbett, Oregon.

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LGBTQ Subud Meeting in Puebla

There were at least two Subud Greater Seattle attendees at a very interesting discussion about how the Gay & Lesbian community is treated in Subud and gender roles in general in Puebla, at the recent World Congress. This is a video (linked below) that all Subud members should watch.












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National Dewan Meeting in Seattle

(L-R) First Row: Sonya Shooshan, Sebastian Tedrow, Muftiah McCartin, Marius Harold, Kenneth Clark, Halimah Polk; Second Row: Shoshanah Margolin, Mary Wold, Lianne Card, Sofia Nicoletti, Alexandra Boyer; Third Row: Michael Barber, Daniel Stralberg, Benedict Herrman, Laksar Reese.

(L-R ) First Row: Sonya Shooshan, Sebastian Tedrow, Muftiah McCartin, Marius Harold, Kenneth Clark, Halimah Polk; Second Row: Shoshanah Margolin, Mary Wold, Lianne Card, Sofia Nicoletti, Alexandra Boyer; Third Row: Michael Barber, Daniel Stralberg, Benedict Herrman, Laksar Reese.

The U.S. National Dewan met in November at the Subud House in Seattle and there is a report in the latest Subud USA E-Blast:

The Subud USA national committee and helpers met together in Seattle at the Spring Street Center over the weekend of November 21-23. One purpose of the meeting was to strengthen working relationships which all felt were good to begin with. Testing and sharing, having meals together, all helped to strengthen the bond. Another purpose was to ensure that the efforts of each side of the dewan were aligned and integrated. Several issues and topics require both helper and committee input. One surprising outcome of the testing on priorities was that, while it is very important for the national helpers to travel, this was also important for the national committee in order to stay close to the membership and provide support to both kejiwaan and organizational sides of the organization.

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Halimah Bellows Career Quest App

Career Quest CardsHalimah Bellows Career Quest App is now available for FREE this week only on ITunes.  Like the set of cards, it’s a unique strategy to refine your next career search.  Easy and fun to use the app reflects the best of career development exercises.  It’s like having your own portable Career Coach.  Free Itunes download this week only.  And if you do download it, a review (good of course) would be most appreciated.  Please like my facebook business page – Clarityandaction.  Am trying to get 100 likes so I can have my own url.  thanks everyone and happy holidays.

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Birdwatch, Feb 14, 2015

The Birds!

The Birds!

Announcing the Seventh-Annual Subud Bellingham/Skagit Bird Tour
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Bring your honey or treat yourself!
Gift Certificates Available
Cost: $45 per person
(accommodations available for out of towners)

Join us as we witness the magic of the Skagit River Delta, a winter birding paradise with an international reputation. You’ll see thousands of snow geese, hundreds of trumpeter swans, waterfowl and shorebirds. Raptors winter here in large numbers, particularly bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and a few merlin and peregrine falcons. Ravens and herons are numerous, plus other songbirds and maybe a surprise or two.

Along the way we will sample some delicious eats from artisan bakeries. At the end of the 5-hour tour, we’ll arrive back at the Subud house for a hearty and delicious home-cooked Valentine’s Day dinner fit for kings and queens (and yes, there will be chocolate!)

To register contact
Robina Page at 360 384-3222
or Roomswati Reynolds  at 360 734-8517

Trip guide Paul Woodcock brings 50 years of birding to your experience and has led trips for the North Cascades Audubon Society for over ten years.
This event is Subud Bellingham/Skagit’s annual house-maintenance fundraiser.
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Susila Dharma Appeal

Susila Dharma AppealDear Subud Members,

While sitting at an abundant table during Thanksgiving, I thought about those around the world that had no such full plate…only the grim despair of hunger and poverty.

With a year-end gift to Susila Dharma USA, you can help bring hope to the hundreds of people around the world who benefit from SDUSA’s charitable projects, including:

The Q Fund, which educates children in Africa, many of them orphans of the AIDS epidemic;

PUEBLO,  which employs at-risk youth in Oakland, California in urban community agriculture;

YUM,  which created an organic strawberry farm to support community projects in Indonesia.

Won’t you help us continue this important work by making a special year-end donation of $50, $100 — or whatever you can afford — to help us continue to our work?  We simply can’t do it without you.  Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those who are still in need.

To make your donation now, go to

Or mail your check to: SDUSA,50616 Hwy 245, Badger, CA 93603

 The lives of hundreds of needy people are at stake.

Thank you in advance for your generous year-end gift to Susila Dharma USA.

With gratitude, Evan Padilla
Chair, Susila Dharma USA

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Calling all members to test for The New Subud Greater Seattle Committee

I am excited to see who will be on this new committee in January, after the testing is complete. I’m asking each member to be willing to test whether it’s correct to for them to serve.

We’ve done much to create the stable organization that’s served you the last 2 years. The Region is willing to offer training to the new team.

For more details click here.

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Help Represent Subud Greater Seattle’s Housing Needs

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Subud PNW wants to ensure that our Subud PNW Houses remain on solid footing from a maintenance, enterprise and cultural perspective. Won’t you bring your skills and expertise to this effort?

In order to plan for our future, so that our maintenance and outreach needs can be met, we’re reforming this committee with representatives from the 3 centers that have houses.  We need and want a representative from Subud Greater Seattle.  Will you be that representative?

For more information, please contact Oswald Norton, chair of the Subud PNW Housing Committee.

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Subud PNW Minutes from 10/8/14

– Treasurers report
– The Subud PNW board has approved and adopted a written policy of Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination.  The policy is a part of the minutes.
– Menucha update.
Totals and other news before event.
– Regional Helper Report
– Regional Helpers Report.

For the full minutes click here.

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Marius Hibbard Photo Exhibit

St. Georges Temple on Brac (Marius Hibbard)Longtime Subud member and world-class photographer Marius Hibbard is having an exhibition of recent photos he took in Croatia. It’s happening in Anacortes (see flyer below) where he lives and serves on the board of the Anacortes Art Commission. December happens to be Croatian cultural month in Anacortes. The opening is Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, at the Croatian Cultural Center. Everyone is invited. And check out the feature on the exhibition in Anacortes Magazine here.


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