Monthly Archives: October 2013


Sunday November 27 after latihan we will have a general meeting at the Seattle Subud house. The committee has been working hard and would like to share with you what’s happening. Please plan to stay after latihan.

Meeting Friday Eastside

Pull our your calendars!!!
Next Friday Oct 25th we are having a general meeting on the Eastside after latihan. (Quiet time 7:45).
Bradford Center

Bradford Center

700 108th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, Washington, Downtown Bellevue 98004

Hadiyah here

Subud Eastside Information

Dear Brothers and Sisters attending latihan at our SGA eastside location,


Apologies if you came to our facilities on Tuesdays recently and found no one there.  This has to have been discouraging.

Come on Tuesdays through the end of October

Lack of a handoff plan for the key to our facilities has led to no one opening the building on Tuesday nights. We talked about how to remedy this after our Friday latihan.  We reached a plan for hand-off (Harlan and Marston agreed to back each other up) but members also asked if we could find a day when the church would let us have the building 4 nights a week on Wednesdays. 

Come On Wednesdays (or Friday) starting November 1.

I have contacted the church and we can have the building every Wednesday of the month if we change to Wednesday s.  We will start the first week in November. For the rest of the month we’ll be open on Tuesday nights.

We Host the SGS General Meeting Next Friday 10/26

Next Friday, after latihan, we will host the monthly General Meeting for SGS.  Please bring something to share, cookies, fruit, coffee, juice.  Let’s have a good turnout.

With Love, Oswald

Subud Portland Hosting a Play

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Masque Alfresco Presents
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving

October 25 – 27
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee @ 2 pm

Portland Subud House
3185 NE Regents Dr.; Portland, OR 97212

$6.00 for Children 
$10.00 for Adults 
$20.00 Family Package

Proceeds Support Subud House Renovations

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Rian Turner as Ichabod Crane
Tara Hershberger as Katrina
Tory Mitchell as Brom Bones
Mark Friendly as Balthus 
Kenneth Dembo as the Inn Keeper
Fayra Teeters as Widow Van Ripper

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For more information call Masque Alfresco at 503-254-5104

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Latest Menucha Information

From Robina Page:

Hi friends –
Michael Alexander has negotiated a change in the Menucha deadline for meals.

1. Registrations that include meals must be made by Oct 23.

2. Registrations for the Barn and for day passes without meals will continue after that.
The Barn has a kitchen to prepare meals.

3. If there are any semi-private rooms available then, they may be available after that date, and with no meals.

4. Link to register is at:  
Queries to Hadea Tift at:

love, Robina

Latest Dewan Meeting Minutes

Subud Greater Seattle Dewan Meeting

Minutes:  Sunday, September 29, 2013

Present: Jim O’Halloran, Marston Gregory, Oswald Norton, Elisha Gullixson, Paul Nelson, Hadiyah Carlyle, Sherwin and Hadijah Obar. The Meeting was run by Elisha Gullixson.

Review of Last Months Minutes 

Minutes taken by Hadiyah Carlyle, which were amended and accepted by the committee. This is reflected on the Subud Greater Seattle website.

Financial Report

Sherwin projects revenues will be down $4500 by end of year.  The committee agreed to hold a fund drive to raise the necessary money through donations from membership by 12/31/13.

Please email Sherwin if you’d like a copy of the financial report.

Old Business:

Review of current latihan schedule: Is it meeting the needs of the members? What can be done if we do not have enough helpers to cover current latihan times?

Jim and Hadijah reported on current men and women helper discussions so far.  It was decided to get more input from members regarding preferred latihan schedule.  Oswald suggested we conduct a survey of membership to get up to date data.

Clarification on timing of helper latihan.  Helper latihan is held the 3rd Sunday of the month as is published in the Lathan schedule.  This latihan occurs after the regularly scheduled group latihan. Prior to this starting, the men and women helpers will meet to share.

Spring Street Center 


Repairs since the last committee meeting include:

  • Plaster paint touched up in the chapel and upstairs bedroom
  • Leaking toilets repairs
  • Bird guards put in above the bench they were soiling (although more work is necessary on that front)
  • Second hand  rail on interior stairs

Future Repairs Needed:

  • Front of house railing and entrance platform rotting
  • Doors to the chapel, need push bars to fire code and be more secure.


Revenues for 2013 are catching up. We have added a psychotherapy workshop and one wedding.

We are hoping to reach 2012 levels.  If you know of anyone needing a space to rent, please have them speak with Paul.


Marketing websites such as MiNeeds and Eventective are proving to be insufficient for marketing our house. It was recommended that we continue with the cultural programs, such as the visit of El Habib Louai and Poems for Peace.


The committee asked our treasurer to determine the amount of marketing in our annual budget for marketing. The Spring Street Center subcommittee is to manage that budget and determine the best way to use those funds.

Cascadia Poetry Festival:

Paul requested use of Spring Street Center for lodging and poetry events the weekend of May 1-4, 2014, for the Cascadia Poetry Festival. (No latihan times will be missed.) In exchange for the use of the house Spring Street Center will be given a promotional table at the Small Press Fair to promote the Center.

As the committee had already agreed to host one free cultural event per month.  This event would qualify as one of these events. However, as there would be 6 events during the festival, the committee asked that SPLAB pay a cleaning deposit of $250 to clean the house after the event. This was agreed. All Subud members will be welcome to attend any of the literary events at the Spring Street Center

Force Field Poetry Reading – To Kick-off Festival

Paul hopes that Subud members will support the Force Field reading of 8 Canadian women poets on Thursday, May 1, 2014, the kickoff event for the festival to happen at Spring Street Center. There will likely be a workshop as well and Subud members will be given early notice.


Next General Meeting

Friday, October 25 on East Side after latihan.

Next Committee Meeting

Sunday, Oct 27 at SGS Spring Street Center at 9A.

Menucha November 7th – 10th