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No In Person Latihans TFN (UPDATE)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

All latihans in Seattle and on the Eastside are not happening in person until further notice. Fridays will be simultaneous Latihan (quiet time 7:45, Latihan at 8pm) but no call-in. Tuesday and Sundays will be by call-in:

Quiet time 11:00 AM Latihan 11:15 AM to
11:45 AM Men and women may now dial in on any of the
following numbers:

1 (712) 832-8330
1 (605) 475 2879

After you’re connected please use the appropriate code to
connect to your group:
Women’s code 242 6147
Men’s code 863 2438

Paul Nelson is hosting 40 minute Zoom calls AFTER Sunday Latihan starting at 12N and ending  at 1:00 until further notice. Meeting info for Sunday, March 29:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/683035373

Meeting ID: 683 035 373

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We believe it is time to heed the impact that the coronavirus is having and will increasingly continue to have on our community.

Many of us are in high risk groups; over 65 years old, underlying health conditions, or both. King County issued an order March 16th which applies to Subud gatherings, and many other events.
Here is a link to the proclamation.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/events.aspx

Here is how the order applies to us.

Events with fewer than 50 people are prohibited unless event organizers observe the following
COVID-19 prevention measures:

Older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 are encouraged not to attend (including
employees).

CDC recommends that individuals at risk of severe illness should stay at home, avoiding gatherings or other situations of potential exposures, including travel, church attendance, and social events with 10 or more people.

• • •

Social distancing recommendations must be met (I.e., limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer).

Suggestions: Event organizers should ask themselves: how close will people be and for how long? Ensure that your event is organized in such way to avoid close contact between people. Washington Department of Health advises that “being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 10 minutes” constitutes close contact which could result in exposure. Employees must be screened for coronavirus symptoms each day and excluded if symptomatic. CDC guidelines identify the key symptoms to watch for as fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Proper hand hygiene and sanitation must be readily available to all attendees and employees. CDC recommends that people wash their hands often, and if soap and water is not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Environmental cleaning guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are followed (e.g., clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily or more frequently).

CDC provides detailed environmental and disinfection recommendations. It is possible that some of us already have coronavirus. Here’s a link regarding that you might find interesting.

https://elemental.medium.com/did-you-have-coronavirus-
without-knowing-it-d33bbce9e9e5

What can we do?

Shift to remote latihans at all locations. Sunday Call-in Latihans Our Subud PNW Regional Helpers are offering a Sunday conference call latihan. Here are the details:

Quiet time 11:00 AM Latihan 11:15 AM to
11:45 AM Men and women may now dial in on any of the
following numbers:
1 (218) 339-7800
1 (712) 832-8330
1 (605) 475 2879

After you’re connected please use the appropriate code to
connect to your group:
Women’s code 242 6147
Men’s code 863 2438

This is likely to continue for a significant amount of time, unfortunately. Fortunately, the sooner we begin to limit interactions, the sooner we can expect a return to normalcy.

Friday Night Helper’s Schedule Updated

Subud Greater Seattle latihans:

Anybody home?

Weekly on Fridays.

Quiet starts at 7:45PM, latihan at 8PM.

Your Friday night Helper Schedule, which continues to be a phone latihan, is as follows:

On Duty Helpers

July 3 – Elisha Gullixson, Rayma Norton
July 10 – Sebastian Tedrow, Lucinda O’Halloran
July 17 – Rachman Cantrell, Halimah Bellows
July 24 – Hanafi Libman, Rayma Norton
August 7 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala, Lucinda O’Halloran
August 14 – Paul E Nelson
August 21 – Elisha Gullixson
August 28 – Sebastian Tedrow
September 4 – Rachman Cantrell
September 11 – Hanafi Libman
September 18 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala
September 25 – Paul E Nelson
October 2 – Elisha Gullixson
October 9 – Sebastian Tedrow
October 16 – Rachman Cantrell
October 23 – Hanafi Libman
October 30 – Aakarsh Gottumukkala

Danella Maguin on call for the Ladies.

Quiet time 7:45 PM Latihan 8PM to 8:30PM.
Men and women may now dial in on any of the
following numbers:

1 (425) 436-6260
1 (712) 832-8330

1 (605) 475 2879

After you’re connected please use the appropriate code to connect to your group:
Women’s code 242 6147
Men’s code 863 2438

Regional latihans:

Weekly: Tuesdays, and Sundays, mid-morning – with quiet beginning at 11:00am, and Latihan beginning at 11:15am.

Also, evening Regional Latihans will continue on the 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday each month with quiet beginning at 7:30pm, and Latihan at 7:45pm for those who are not able to participate in a morning latihan.

Regional and Seattle Center latihans will use the Call-in numbers below (any of the 3 numbers, then enter the Access Code for Men, or Women to join the call.)

Call-in information

Men and women may dial in on any of the following numbers, then use either the men’s or women’s code below to access your call:

1 (425) 436-6260
1 (712) 832-8330
1 (605) 475-2879

Women’s latihan line: use access code 242 6147
Men’s latihan line: use access code 863 2438

Past weeks in 2020:

March 27 – Rachman Cantrell Rayma Norton
April 3 – Sebastian Tedrow Danella Mauguin
April 10 – Halstein Stralberg Rayma Norton
April 17 – Elisha Gullixson Danella Mauguin
April 24 – Hanafi Libman Rayma Norton
May 1 – Rachman Cantrell Halimah Bellows
May 8 – Sebastian Tedrow Lucinda O’Halloran
May 15 – Halstein Stralberg Lucinda O’Halloran
May 22 -Elisha Gullixson Halimah Bellows
May 29 – Hanafi Libman Lucinda O’Halloran
June 5 – Rachman Cantrell Rayma Norton
June 12 – Sebastian Tedrow Rayma Norton
June 19 – Halstein Stralberg Lucinda O’Halloran
June 26 – Elisha Gullixson Halimah Bellows

Update on In-Person Latihan

After Helper and Committee discussion last Sunday, June 28th, it was decided that in-person Latihan’s are deferred for at least another month due to helper availability and the current covid-19 status. When they do resume, we will follow state guidelines and may have requirements that adhere to a higher standard than state guidelines.

Here are the current state guidelines:

Treasurer’s Report for May

Donations 

Donations for the year stand at $9,182. Though ahead of our budgeted projections for this time, we are still working to try and make up a projected shortfall of $3,800 for the year.

Building Rentals

In our May meeting, the committee came to the conclusion our current rental business would not recover in 2020. We need to find a different rental opportunity. We are looking into that now. We had no rental income for April or May.

May Expenses

Our expenses are being kept to the minimum required to keep the building healthy and looking great for a potential renter. In order to maintain this appearance, we need to continue to pay for cleaning, gas, electricity, water and garbage. 

Future Expenses

We have contacted First Congregational United Church of Bellevue regarding stopping payment as a result of our not being able to use their building for Friday latihans. They have agreed.  They will also welcome us back when it is safe to do so. We have also reduced our monthly donation to the region from $800/month to $300/month.

Revised 2020 Budget 

Due to our inability to rent the building through AirBnB or to rent out the hall for individual events, we have recast the budget assuming that income from these rentals will not be coming in through the end of 2020. All AirBnB staff has been laid off. We are still paying for house cleaning and yard maintenance.  This, again, is to keep the house looking good for another rental option.

Your Donations As Important As Ever

Your committee appreciates your support of our center as we go through this time of transition.  Your continued donations are vital in supporting us.  Thank you for your continued support.

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.

Pledges still being accepted

Please fill out a pledge form online if you haven’t already.

Thanks for those who have setup monthly donations

Thanks to all our monthly donators who have a recurring donation sent from their bank.  You save on envelopes and stamps.  And, you don’t have to remind yourselves to write a check. These regular checks really help us meet our monthly commitments to the region and pay for our use of our facilities. 

If you’d like to know how to setup a recurring donation to our group through your bank, please contact me.