New Announcements!

Building Maintenance Project Update

Update on Building Fund

At the September 9th Subud PNW Board Meeting, the board of directors approved converting the region’s $7000 loan to Subud Greater Seattle to a grant which we do not have to repay. This was made possible through donations earmarked for the Building Fund from Subud members outside our region, and, mostly, because local members gave additional funds – on top of their monthly donations – until we reached the $7000 mark. Thank You!

We are now three quarters of the way towards completing member portion of these costs. We still have $2478 to raise.  If you wish a portion of your donations to the general fund to be earmarked toward this goal, you can either indicate this on your check, or email me your wishes and I’ll do the paperwork for you.

Important! New name for donation checks to Subud Greater Seattle

Use only “Subud PNW – Seattle Center” on any future donations to our center.  Bank rules, recently changed, are delaying deposits.  Please be sure to change the “Pay To The Order Of” section of your handwritten or automatic withdrawn check from your account and use this name.

If you intend to make your donation to the Region, please earmark your check Subud PNW.

Upcoming Events:

Friday November 15th General meeting in Bellevue after latihan

Sunday December 22nd Christmas family potluck party after latihan in Seattle

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General Meeting this Sunday! Join the party!

We will have a general meeting after latihan in Seattle this Sunday the 13th.  The goal is to keep it about 30 minutes long.
Big agenda items will include increasing our commitment to Subud Pacific Northwest, and discussion about how we finance non-emergency large expenses moving forward.
Be sure to sign up for Menucha soon!
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New from Jim

1. We will have a general meeting in Seattle after Latihan Sunday, October 13th.  We hope to hold the length to 1/2 hour.
We would like to discuss increasing our donation to the region.
2. The region has retired our loan of $7000 for house painting and has converted it to a match as we raised that much in earmarked donations, thanks to the generous donations from members and centers locally and throughout the United states
3. The region still needs a secretary, and if not a secretary then someone to transcribe notes from the regional board meetings which take place as conference calls.  This would be a great boon!

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Menucha Kedjiwaan Gathering November 7-10, 2019

Menucha Kedjiwaan Gathering November 7-10, 2019

REGISTER NOW

Every November for 30 years, Subud members have gathered at Menucha in the breathtaking Columbia Gorge to participate in great latihans, insightful testing, inspiring conversations, fabulous entertainment and a welcome opportunity to take a break from the rigors of everyday life. Join us for this extraordinary weekend. You’ll be glad you did!

How much does Menucha cost? Check the rates here. If you are staying in the Barn or Wright Hall, please be sure that you either order the linen package or bring your own linens, towels and blanket. All other accommodations include linens and towels. If you register and do not specify a roommate, one will be assigned to you. 

When you register, please consider making a donation to the Assistance Fund so that those who need assistance can share this wonderful weekend with us.

NOTE: All registrations (including day passes) must be purchased by October 15. All prices quoted are per person, but you may register up to 4 people at one time. Your registration is not confirmed until full payment has been received. Registrations not paid in full by October 15 are subject to cancellation.

Cancellation Policy:  Registrations may be cancelled until October 15 with a full refund less a $30 administrative fee. After October 15, no refunds will be made unless your room/daypass is resold to another registrant, in which case a refund will be issued minus a $30 administrative fee. ($10 for day pass refunds) 

Questions? email us at menucharegistrarATgmail.com.  REGISTER NOW

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General Meeting in Bellevue Friday!

There will be a general meeting after latihan in Bellevue this coming Friday the 30th.  Our goal is to keep it to 30 minutes.
We’ll have minutes from the previous meeting, financial report, Menucha dates (November 7-10th), inquiry whether anyone is interested in spearheading fundraising to help members with limited means attend subud events, a call for women helpers and open space for people to bring up subjects.  Please come!
Jim
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Subud Greater Seattle Picnic photos

Picnic Photo Link

This is a link to my photos from the picnic we had in Bradner park this past Sunday. We had a perfect Seattle overcast day without rain! Good conversation, food and fellowship was had by all! Click on the link to see the photos.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DA9BQH94gZBhUG65A

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Subud Picnic This Sunday!

Subud picnic for members and family
Potluck bring lunch or something to share.
When Sunday, August 11th, 1:00-4:00 pm
Where Bradner Gardens, 1730 Bradner Pl. S, Seattle, WA 98144
Also Hadidjah Gregory’s birthday!

 

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Fund Raising Update – Now Your Dollars Can Go Even Further

I have exciting news for those of you who can give a little more.  A recent resolution by the SPNW board – sponsored by members of our group – allows every dollar we raise toward a loan to be considered a grant that the group will not have to repay. The $7000 loan we have from the housing fund will turn into a grant once an additional $1,511 has been raised. Please consider donating these funds at your earliest possible opportunity.

I am happy to report that we have just received a generous donation from Subud California at Arcata of $500. This is a significant step toward reaching the member 47% share of costs to repair our building.  Remember the Centerprise will provide 53% of these costs ($12,253) which are now at $23,119.

Outside of the loan from SPNW we still need to raise an additional $3,866.  Any funds you can provide for this effort will assist us in meeting these costs.  We have currently raised $5,489.

Note: Should you be able to pledge to contribute these funds, please let me know and I will add your name to those who have pledged.  Currently we have remaining pledges of $300.

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More Upcoming Events!

Menucha Jobs
Subud Pacific Northwest has many positions for Menucha filled.  More are needed!  Please contact Hadijah O’Bar.  SPNW also still DESPERATELY needs a vice chair and a secretary.  If you don’t feel you can do either of those, please consider if you would have the time to help in other ways-transcribing minutes in free time, etc.  Again, please contact Hadijah O’Bar.

Matching Donations! If you donate to Subud Pacific Northwest at Seattle and earmark your donation to go toward the painting project, your gift will be matched by the SPNW housing fund.  Please hurry-our final bill will be coming any day!

Jim O’Halloran
ojim1@blarg.net
206-817-2066


 
Open House Saturday, July 27th Subud Greater Seattle open house for members, families, non-members, and people who live in the neighborhood.
Features will include SICA with live music and poetry, an SD presentation by Evan Padilla, and SES presentations including the Subud Greater Seattle centerprise and members’ businesses including samples of catering by Debbie Machado and Lucinda O’Halloran’s Spirit Garden Design.
Music/spoken work will start at 1:00with David Lynch & Maryka Ford, joined at 1:30 by Jim O’Halloran, Elisha Gullixson, Dean Schmidt, & Max Wood; substituting Luther Schutz for Jim for 30 minutes sometime between 1:30 and 3:30.  Also, Paul Nelson will be reading during or after the music at some point.
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Subud picnic for members and family Bradner Gardens, 1730 Bradner Pl. S, Seattle, WA 98144  Sunday,  August 11th 1:00-4:00  Potluck.  Also Hadidjah Gregory’s birthday!
General Meeting Subud Greater Seattle in Bellevue, Friday, August 30th after Latihan.
ANY INTEREST?
Does anyone feel passion around creating a process and fund to support Subud members of limited means attend congresses, Menucha, and other Subud events?
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Menucha needs a registrar, a coordinator, a gift shop person, and general help.  If no volunteers, it may not be possible to occur this year.
  Subud Pacific Northwest needs a vice-chair and a secretary.  If you take the position, you get the juice!
Community partnership
The Community Partnership came into being over 20 years ago with an article that Hanafi Libman set up with his company Coldwell Banker. Whenever a commission is received, they can distribute to a 501c organization and this is then distributed to the group. He asks the seller who it’s donated to. So if you have a home to sell this is a way that funds can be distributed to Subud or other organizations.
Jim O’Halloran
206-817-2066
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July 27 Open House

Subud Open House

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