Subud Greater Seattle has received the check for $10,000 from the Muhammad Subuh Foundation, to make the Seattle Subud House handicapped accessible. A hearty congrats to Marston Gregory and all the people who had a hand in making this happen!
Contractor and loyal Subud member David Lynch will visit the City planning and permit center this week to establish all the permit requirements and pricing. He says he should be able to start work soon.
And as reported in the recent Subud USA E-Blast, your humble narrator is now the Communications Coordinator for Subud USA:
The annual Birdwalk fundraiser for Subud Skagit happened on Valentine’s Day 2015, and the event was sold-out, meaning a nice little payday to help the community maintain their house on Laventure Road in Mt. Vernon. Unseasonable weather was welcomed by the participants who traveled from Fort Langley and Vancouver, BC, Portland, Oregon, Seattle and elsewhere, and who were led ably by avid birder Paul Woodcock.
Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese, Red-Tailed Hawks, Bald Eagles, Ducks, Mergansers, Wigeons, Blue Herons and other species of birds were spotted, sometimes in very large numbers, sometimes in such a way that made whole fields white. Marius Hibbard, Subud Skagit’s expert photographer was able to get some quality photos and the gang headed back to the Subud House to honor birds the best way they know how, by EATING one. (A turkey.) The feast at the Subud House was orchestrated by former restauranteur Michael DuBois and was incredible. If you’ve not attended this event, make plans to do so in 2016.
Paul & his scope
Subud Portland Chair Bhakti Watts, PNW Regional Helper Elisha Gullixson & some of the crew
The national board of Susila Dharma USA meets in Seattle Feb 12-15 and your hospitality skills are needed to make board members feel welcome. Evan Padilla, Susila Dharma USA Chair, is asking Subud Greater Seattle members to bring a dish to a potluck after Latihan on Sunday, the 15th. Please consider doing Latihan with your Susila Dharma brothers and sisters and, of course, consider vegan and gluten-free options for the potluck.
Susila Dharma USA is a nonprofit organization that supports locally-initiated, humanitarian programs serving communities in the U.S. and around the world. Susila Dharma USA encourages and empowers individuals and collaborative charitable projects to foster the development and fulfillment of human potential and healthy, sustainable communities.