Important Announcements

Announcement #1

Subud Greater Seattle general meeting after Eastside Latihan Friday, January 11th.
This will be the last meeting before our annual meeting in Seattle on January 27th, when we will have testing and election of new officers.
We should have year-end reports from our esteemed treasurer, Air BnB manager, facilities manager, and event manager.
Hope you are able to come for Latihan and the meeting!

Announcement #2

Subud Greater Seattle Officers
Please consider testing for chair, and vice-chair; and also for appropriateness of serving as secretary, treasurer, or committee member at large.  All positions are needed.  Bapak has stated that when you get the job, you get the energy to do the job-and that it has personal benefit.  Please consider if now is the time to step up.  Subud Seattle needs you!

A regular practice of coming to group latihan is encouraged in order to reap the benefits of serving in any of these positions.

Announcement #3

Subud Greater Seattle annual meeting with testing and election of new officers will be after Latihan in Seattle Sunday, January 27.

Please come for Latihan and help select the people who will keep our spiritual group on course for the next two years.

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Help Support the Work of Subud!

 

Bapak 1975

Note from Rachman:  I found it easy to donate to Susila Dharma and Subud USA by going to the Subud USA site and filling out the form there.  It has a check box for donating to Susila Dharma and other Subud wings as well as to Subud USA with currently matching funds up to $15,000 till the end of the year!.  If you can afford it let’s help meet that goal!

A Message From Subud USA

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Thanks to the generosity of Subud USA members like you, in 2018, we were able to support many programs that will advance the Subud legacy:

– We allocated $28,000 to fund expenses of our National Helpers as they travel from coast to coast, visiting Centers and Regions in support of our Subud USA members.

– This spring, in preparation for the Freiburg World Congress, our members again answered the call, contributing $13,000 to the Melinda Wallis Fund to ensure that we could offer travel assistance to those in need.

– Over the last 12 months, $8,500 was donated to facilitate the cataloging, preservation and maintenance of our irreplaceable Subud archives, which are managed in the U.S. under the professional guidance of archivist Daniela Moneta.

– In the global arena, Subud USA earmarks over $36,000 in donations each year to support the operations of both the World Subud Organization and Zone 7.

There are other exciting developments across our Subud community as well. We are observing a surge in engagement of our younger Subud members, who are now moving into positions of responsibility as regional/national/zonal officers, helpers and representatives. This fall, many members who attend regional gatherings will be accompanied by their children, among whom are the next generation of Subud members and leaders.

The first steps, including approval from the regulator of the name and field of membership for the proposed Subud USA Federal Credit Union, have been completed. Although many steps are yet to be climbed before the credit union is established, we are excited about bringing to life what we believe is part of Bapak’s vision for Subud members in this world: a financial institution managed by Subud professionals that will support both our personal and organizational financial health.

We ask you today to donate to Subud USA (or continue your current gift) so that we can further our commitment to building a strong Subud family, both in the USA and around the world.

Please take a moment to complete our online donation form, which can be used either for one-time or ongoing financial gifts, or to indicate volunteer preferences. Help us bring Subud to all who wish to share in the gift of the latihan.

Sincerely, Lucas Boladian, Chair and Rafiq Dossani, Treasurer

A Message from Susila Dharma

Susila Dharma USA wishes you a very happy holiday season and a blessed new year!

Late autumn through the end of December is the season when we do our most intense fundraising. We hope that you pause for a moment to consider the wonderful work that Subud members have done around the world because of the inspiration of the latihan, and

join the Susila Dharma Network in supporting them. Please give generously; and, if you feel you can,  continue to give throughout the year by making yours a monthly donation. All you have to do is check off the box in the donation form on our website.  Donate now! With your help we continue to raise funds to support more than 20 projects here at home and throughout the world.

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Holiday Party SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018

 

Let’s have a party! 

SUBUD GREATER SEATTLE
INVITES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

EVERYONE WELCOME!
TIMES: 12 PM – 3 PM (AFTER LATIHAN)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
BRING A DISH TO SHARE
Come enjoy the holiday fun!

All come, bring instruments and your voices!

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Dewan Minutes October 6 2018

Subud Pacific Northwest – Greater Seattle Center

Dewan Minutes October 6, 2018

Attendees:  Jim O’Halloran (Acting Chair), Sherwin O’Bar (Treasurer), Leandra Hildreth (Secretary), Marston Gregory (Facilities), Devora Machado-Santos (Housekeeping), Paul Nelson (Rental Agent.)  Call to Order 10:19am. after Latihan

Jim mentions that he is acting Chair, as Honora Hildreth will not be available for Subud activities for the time being.

Financial Report:

$317 in red for 2018 The decision to payoff the SPNW loan with a $2,157 payment in June is a factor in this situation. We will pay off $2,157 in SPNW loans this year.  $6,562 is still due to SUSA  We will also pay off $1,717 in property insurance for 2018-2019.  Roughly 53% of the building is now taxable.  This will not be retroactive, so currently we have no previous tax liability.  In 2019 there will be an estimated $3,000-4,000 in estimated taxes due to business activities.  Property taxes are due in April and October. We can view tax liability online and Jim suggests referring to that when we create the 2019 budget.  Property insurance will be terminated at the end of June 2019 due to Airbnb activities.  This is currently covered by SUBUD PNW.   Seattle’s share is approximately $3,400.   SGS has paid half so far we will pay the remainder of approximately $1717 by concurrence of the committee.  We do have to file a general income tax for 2017 due to Airbnb and we get an extension in May.  We will report a several thousand dollar loss, which we need to report in the event of the possibility of future profitable years. We should also pay insurance in 2018, so as to further help our tax situation.   We are seeking a new treasurer so Sherwin is not wearing the SPNW and SGS hats.  This was discussed informally after the conclusion of the meeting, and is still pending.

Airbnb report:

Rentals are down 2.6% from last year, this is due to a high record last year in September of $9,933.  Airbnb revenues including all current October reservations is $66,620. October 2018 will likely exceed revenues of October 2017.  2019: New regulations will cap new Airbnb businesses. May work in our favor, may not. Unless we do something about capacity we will stay low.

House report:

Staining of disabled ramp:  Leandra.  Leandra intends to do it this coming Saturday after projected good weather Thursday and Friday.  She would like to be paid, and expects the total to be under $200.00

2019 house budget:

  • Painting:  Owl Painting will be submitting a new bid on this job.  His bid and work is so good I would go with him.  Other bids I got were much higher.  He has said he has found a new paint which he feels will work much better.  We will need to borrow money to do painting.  Need color scheme. From Insiah with 3 options. Marston will contact Insiah.  Possible house expansion: to open up attic to airbnb for additional rev. 2 or 3 years out. to add a shower to the building.  Need Blinds in living room.  Ok to delay.  Downstairs kitchen counter top. Ok to delay.

Insulation bid: The previous bid was $3700, and had an estimated return on investment of 8% per year.  However, the wiring above the rooms would have to be converted from the current knob and post-so the expense for that would reduce the return.  Maybe something for 2019 or 2020. Any changes that we make to the building must be reviewed in the tax status.

Childcare and testing results:

Once a month could be helpful. Right now is not needed. Refocus this energy. Kids are welcome at our upcoming dinner.  Childcare would need to be off site if during latihan.

Upcoming events:

Susila Dharma Dinner: Suggested donation.  Are kids at the same price point? Budgeted for 20-25 people right now.  Need: ask about childcare.  Rsvp by the 19th

Winter holiday get together: Hosted by Hadijah o’Bar.

Time: sundays are ok. potluck style.

SUBUD Ladies lunch: hosted by Hadijah O’Bar. Time: Lunch time ok.

New Business:

No helper report

No helpers were present by the time we got to this.  Lucinda mentioned earlier that the helpers have received the SUSA census, have distributed it, and the Women will get together soon to work on their part of it.  Marston mentioned that there seems to be a shortage of Women helpers-Hadijah Gregory has been meeting with an applicant as the current active helpers are overextended.  Debbie Santos would like to test as an applicant helper.

In need of women helpers. We need to recruit some candidate helpers.

Action:

Next SPNW meeting line of credit for next year at 10,000.

Next dewan meeting

 Saturday November 3rd 10AM

Next general meeting

 Sunday November 4th after Latihan (in Seattle).

Annual Meeting

 Sunday January 27 after Latihan

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Holiday Party SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018

Let’s have a party! 

SUBUD GREATER SEATTLE
INVITES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

EVERYONE WELCOME!
TIMES: 12 PM – 3 PM (AFTER LATIHAN)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
BRING A DISH TO SHARE
Come enjoy the holiday fun!

All come, bring instruments and your voices!

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Paradise Fire and Subud Family

Message from Reynold Weissinger  to the Subud Portland group regarding a Subud member who lost his home in the Paradise fire!

“I mentioned at our group meeting that I have been in touch with Olav Bryant Smith, a Subud member from Paradise, California.  He and wife Tara and their children all made it out safely but they have lost their house and possessions.
He mentions:  “We are fortunate compared to so many others in this situation. First of all, we had been attending church for the last 8 years in Chico, not Paradise. So our church “family” embraced us and helped us through the tragedy. We landed in one church friend’s home initially. Spent a few days in another woman’s home while she and her husband were vacationing, and finally transitioned into a dear elderly friend’s farm house on the outskirts of Chico. We are so fortunate. Moreover, we acted quickly, on Tara’s parents’ advice and help, to find a mobile home to buy in Chico before they all disappeared. We quickly made an offer that was accepted, contingent upon their finding a place. In this incredibly tight housing market, they had a bit of trouble finding a place, but on their third try succeeded. So we found out today that their offer had been accepted and that should mean (barring some unforeseen problem) that we’ll be able to move into the mobile home around mid-December. We have felt guided. God is good. And family and friends have been good. As I said, a friend from my Army days set up a GoFundMe.”
If you open the link below, you will see that he has already raised over $4,000, and the goal is $10,000.
You can also find Olav on Facebook, where he shares pictures.
I am sure you are joining me in keeping Olav and his family in our thoughts and prayers. “
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More Upcoming events!

The Subud Greater Seattle annual meeting will be in Seattle Sunday January 27th after Latihan.  We will be selecting new chair and vice-chair.  Please consider pre-testing with helpers for ANY of the positions-chair, vice-chair, secretary, and treasurer.

The last approved dewan and general meeting minutes will be posted next week.

There will be a Friday general meeting on the Eastside after Latihan in January sometime before the annual meeting, date to be announced soon.

Winter Holiday get-together Sunday December 9th after Latihan.  It will be a potluck.  Hadijah O’Bar is the gracious host!

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Upcoming Events

1, Dewan Meeting this Saturday Nov. 3, 10:00 A.M.
2. General meeting after Latihan Sunday Nov. 4
3. Annual meeting after Latihan Sunday January 27, 2019
Agenda for Dewan meeting:
Recurring:
Financial Report
No Air BnB report, unless updates; likewise house and rental
Old:
Susila Dharma dinner report
Winter holiday get-together
Subud Ladies’ lunch
New:
Fundraising for painting project
Loan from SPNW for painting
Prepare for general meeting
Helper Report

Agenda for general meeting:
Recurring:
Financial Report, Air BnB report, house report, and rental report
Old:
Results of consultations with tax layer, CPA, and state regarding nonprofit status, federal tax liability, and county tax liability
Event ideas Open Mic, movie night, game night, raised beds
Helpers to look over SGS brochures and update content and layout
Men and Women helpers to schedule more meetings

New:
Susila Dharma dinner report
Winter holiday get-together
Subud Ladies’ lunch
Fundraising for painting project
Loan from SPNW for painting
Prepare for general meeting
Helper Report

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Susila Dharma fun fund raiser!

The Susila Dharma fund raising event was held Sunday before last and raised a good bit of cash!  Debbie Machado made some delicious food and we had a presentation about some of the Susila Dharma projects around the world.  I was impressed with how much we have grown as an organization and how much good is being done in the name of Subud! For more information, donate or to join the SD mailing list click this link!   https://susiladharmausa.org/

 

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Notices!

Coming up!

SD Event

Susila Dharma event Sunday, October 21, after latihan, PLEASE RSVP! Kids welcome, $25 ‘suggested’ donation, no one will be turned away.  Debbie would like RSVP’s by the 19th.  Please contact her or text at 240-353-7678. Childcare will be available at the SD dinner.

ALSO:

Next dewan meeting:
Saturday November 3rd 10AM

Next general meeting:
Sunday November 4th after Latihan (in Seattle).

Annual Meeting:
Sunday January 27 after Latihan
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Jim O’Halloran Trio

Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira Cafe’ Seattle Friday October 12 7:30-10:30
Kezira Cafe’ Friday, October 12th & 26th 7:30-10:30PM with Farko Dosumov on bass and Larry Mahlis on drums. I’ve played with both of these terrific players a lot but not together. This bodes well!
Saturday, November 24th 7-10 PM with Osama Afifi on bass and Larry on drums. We have established a really great comfort zone and a good list together.
Saturday, December 8th 7-10PM with Dean Schmidt and D’Vonne Lewis. Another line-up that has some positive history and energy!

Check out Farko here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Farkodosumov
Larry here: http://www.seattledrumschool.com/portfolio-view/larry-mahlis/
Osama here: http://www.osamaafifi.com
Dean here: http://originarts.com/oa2/artists/artist.php?Artist_ID=34
D’Vonne here: http://dvonnelewis.com
Kezira Cafe’ here: http://keziracafe.com
Inviting pleasant atmosphere, no cover, all ages, great food! Come on by!

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

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