Bellingham Subud House Plans

Here’s an update on the Bellingham house plus, a reminder to pick up anything from the house you’d like to have.

Monday, May 20: Annie Padilla is coming to pick up items for the Seattle Subud House or to store. Things like Bapak portraits, books, whatever Subud memorabilia she may be willing to transport. This in part because she believes such things belong in a Subud home. She has also kindly offered to deliver items set aside for the SD Auction at the National Gathering and a few books for Subud Portland.

Wednesday, May 22: The inspector hired by the PNW Committee will go through the house and write a report. Michael and Rosalyn will be there.

Thursday, May 23: Nadia is coming to help sort items in the garage, the cupboards by the back door and whatever else, wherever else. There is much that will need to be dumped or recycled, including some hazardous materials, (old paint, etc.) and some large items, like doors and pallets.

Wednesday, May 29: Men will be doing Latihan at the house. Marius will be taking the pews, but the plan is to leave them until Rosalyn moves out, allowing men to continue doing Latihan there.

Tuesday, June 4: Habitat for Humanity is coming to pick up certain items, i.e. chairs and table in front room, perhaps some items in the garage; whatever may be left that they deem suitable.

The PNW Committee is hiring a yard service to trim hedges, cut the lawn, and whatever else.

Rosalyn is making significant progress in sorting and packing, in part with the help of a friend who visited for over a week.

All of us, including the Tedrows, have worked to make the house a nice space for latihan and it has served us well for 25 amazing years in so many countless ways. All the kejiwaan days, potluck meetings, events, work parties, fundraisers – including nine famous bird-walks, a concert, 24-hour I-5 rest stop weekends, mugs, recycling bags. But the time has really come to leave it – the Subud sign in the front window was accidentally bumped a couple days ago and it shattered in pieces to the floor. It’s gone.

So many thanks to Rosalyn for keeping the house in order for 16 years and to Michael who has been the gardener and fixit person for many years and most recently has assisted Rosalyn so well.

Prayers for Roosmiwati and family. She and family members are with Icsan in Port Orchard; he is failing quickly. David Lynch was able to do Latihan with Icsan.

Prayers for us all.

Link to Bellingham photos below.





Crescent Beach Gathering in Canada 6/21-23

Hi everyone.
As you know, this year’s Crescent Beach Gathering (just south of Vancouver) will be taking place from June 21 to 23.
The Early Bird registration deadline for those wishing to stay overnight at the Alexandra Centre is May 14 – just a week away – so please register now to take advantage of the lower rates.
The final registration deadline, for both overnight and day visitors, is June 14 – but it certainly helps the organizers if you can register sooner, rather than later!
The registration package is attached.
Although plans are still being finalized – along with the usual latihans, testing, socializing and hanging-out, there will be a number of other events happening at this year’s gathering, including:
  • Come and help celebrate Bapak’s birthday
  • A hybrid (in-person & virtual) Subud Canada AGM will take place for members of Subud Canada on Saturday afternoon
  • Kumari Beck will be organizing dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning. Other meals will be provided by the Centre
  • Adena and Michelle von Hahn have lots of ideas for youth activities over the weekend. Anyone who is “young at heart” is invited to participate!
A very tentative (bare bones) schedule is attached, but it will give you some idea of what to expect.
Please let me know if you have a workshop or other activity that you would like to offer over the weekend.
Dave Hitchcock
for the Organizing Team
Registration package

Robert Knill Memorial Service Information

Marius Hibbard, Robert Knill and Elisha Gullixson.

The Celebration of Life for Robert Knill will be held at the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 12 noon.  Lunch will be served from 12:30 – 1:30 followed by a time for sharing and live music ending at 4pm.

Please RSVP to Marlena

to let her know if you plan to attend and if you would like to share something about your friendship with Robert.

Ferry Connection From Seattle
Please note that you would need to arrive at least 30 mins. early to catch the 10:40 Bainbridge Ferry to get to the Stone Chapel by noon. It is about a 20 or 25 minute drive from the ferry.

Seattle to Bainbridge ferry Schedule

The Stone Chapel is at 22272 Foss Rd NE in Poulsbo, WA. For directions go to and scroll down to the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo.

Lorraine Tedrow Memorial Update

Lorraine Tedrow Memorial Saturday May 4, 2024, at The Subud Greater Seattle house. If you are planning to attend and have not yet RSVPed please do so before May 2 to
Parking is at a premium near the Subud House so carpool if you can.
Also Saturday is not a free parking day so most of the parking around the center is 2 hours so be aware. There are pay parking lots at the Swedish Cherry Hill Campus at 15th and Jefferson south of the Subud House.
We are hoping that the road construction materials will be removed before Saturday.

Note from Annie!

Next General Meeting
Sunday May 5th at noon
Please bring food to share
General Meeting Topics:
1) Update on wiring bids
2) Update on our website.
3) Update on Out- Reach efforts.
4) Update from Karen-I trips
5) Misc other updates!

Subud Gathering in Canada June 21-23

Good morning to our dear brothers and sisters in the Pacific Northwest.

Please excuse this “scatter gun” approach, but we wanted to ensure that as many as possible of our US friends receive the following registration information about our June gathering at Crescent Beach.

We know that some of you won’t be able to come, especially because the World Congress is just a month later but, as usual, we are grateful if you can please help to “spread the word” south of the border in any ways possible.

So, here it is – the registration package for this year’s Crescent Beach Family Gathering!

Starting at 4.00 pm on Friday June 21 and finishing at 2.00 pm on Sunday June 23, the weekend will largely follow the successful format of the many previous family gatherings at this ideal location. Plenty of opportunities, for latihan, testing, walks beside the ocean, visits to the nearby village for ice-cream and other treats, catching up with old friends, making new ones and simply hanging out, relaxing and doing nothing!

And, of course, we will be celebrating Bapak’s birthday!

This year, we would really like to encourage you to bring your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (and even someone else’s children!), to this child-friendly spot. Adena and Michelle von Hahn have lots of great ideas for youth activities, some of which might also attract the child in us older members.

Whether you will be attending the World Congress in Indonesia in July or not, we extend this invitation to all Subud members, wherever you live in Canada and the United States.

All registration details and the various options are provided in the attached package, together with a link to the gathering website ( that Maemunah Doran has, once again, set up. Please contact Maemunah at or 250 686 7737 if you have any “techy questions” about how to complete the online registration.

The overall format will be similar to previous year, but if you have any special workshops or activities that you would like to offer, please contact Dave Hitchcock at or 250 370 1291.

If you want to sleep over (see the options in the registration package), but are unable to bring bedding with you, some bedding and towel packages will be available, thanks to Paul Edwards. Please note this on your registration.

Kumari Beck has volunteered to cater dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning and the remaining meals will be provided by the Alexandra Centre. Snacks will be provided for those “in-between meal” nibbles.

And, of course, there will be the usual cultural (entertainment) evening on Saturday. Ramon Kubicek (SICA Canada Chair) will be coordinating those willing to share their talents, so please contact him if you would like to participate at

The attached package lists the various registration options for overnight and day visitors. Meals can be ordered as a package for the whole weekend or separately, as required. Despite a significant increase in the rental rate for the use of the Alexandra Centre, thanks to another generous contribution by Subud Vancouver we have managed to keep the registration rates as affordable as possible. However, if the cost is prohibitive for you, financial support is available. Please don’t be shy to ask!

If you have any questions about, or suggestions for, the weekend, please contact Dave Hitchcock at or 250 370 1291.

Your Organizing Team and Western Regional Helpers look forward to being with you in June.

It is really appreciated when folks register early, as it makes the planning and organization of the gathering so much easier. Here are some critical dates:


Early Bird cut off for overnight accommodation                                   May 14

Final registration deadline (overnighters, day visitors and meals          June 14

Dates of gathering                                                                           June 21, 22 and 23

registration info in the link below:


Potluck and Meeting this Sunday April 14th.

David Lynch and Friends

We have our monthly access to our Subud house this coming Sunday!  There will be a potluck and meeting after latihan.  Come one, come all!  Let’s have a party!  

Note from Rayma:

It’s great to know the potluck is happening this Sunday.  I wish I could be there with you all to celebrate the many occasions but will instead be with Subud Portland this coming Saturday and Sunday.
It feels great to be back in Washington after so much time away in California.  I’ve been enjoying latihan at Spring Street on Tuesdays with Insiah and look forward to being back and catching up with everyone on at least one Sunday per month in the near future.
Sending you each my best wishes for a wonderful celebration this weekend,

Annie Messages!

Next General Meeting
Sunday, April 14th Noon
Open House
Topic: Outreach
Lorraine Tedrow
Sat. May 4th
Time is to be determined
SUBUD house
SEattle, WA

Robert Knill Memorial

Sat. June 8th. at either noon or 1 p.m.

The Stone Chapel
Poulsbo, WA