Monthly Archives: October 2016

Padilla Update/Request

10-24-16-padilla-confor-fire-3From Annie Padilla, regarding the devastating fire on Monday, October 24, 2016 that destroyed their home and many others and took the lives of two people and their pet cat “Baby”:

We are receiving an outpouring of calls & messages. Thank you to everyone who has reached out.
Many people have offered to help us, and are asking what they could do.
If anyone feels moved to help, they can send kitchen items of all kinds, such as
glass food storage containers, small cutting board, cooking utensils, small cooking appliances, and the like to:
10-24-16-padilla-condo-fire-5Evan & Ann Padilla
P.O. Box 92
Bellevue, WA 98009-0092
The cause of the fire is undetermined. The fire was very severe, and the entire building was badly burned.  25 fire trucks were on the scene, but they were never able to stop the fire. It continued to burn for over three hours.  Fire burned each and every one of the 21 units in the building. About 60 people have been displaced.  The roof is missing on over half the building.
It is a sorry sight to see. We have hired security to be on sight 24/7 to protect the property from looting or personal injury.
They are not permitting us to enter our unit due to the instability of the building, and toxic fumes.
We are not sure if we will ever be allowed back in.
10-24-16-padilla-condo-fire-4Detectives on the police force continue to investigate. We know only a few of the details.  This is one topic we are avoiding, as frankly, it’s just too emotionally difficult to discuss.
We may have found an apartment in downtown Bellevue, located just a few blocks from our previous address. If it works out with our insurance company, we will move there within the next few days.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us during this very difficult time.
Please keep us in your prayers.
Annie Padilla

Padilla Condo Destroyed by Fire



Longtime Subud members Annie and Evan Padilla are safe, but their condo has been destroyed in a fire which took the life of their cat Baby and two people Monday night. Annie sent this today:

Perhaps you should post something about our situation. Our condominium was destroyed by fire Monday night Oct 24th. Fire swept through the entire building. Two of our neighbors died. We are moving from the Red Lion Inn to Residents Inn on 114th in Bellevue today. Please keep us in your prayers. We lost everything.

Their condo complex was called: “The Chimneys.”

KIRO News reported:

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Two of four people who were hospitalized after a fire at a Bellevue condominium have died.

Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire near 100th and Main Street before 8 p.m. Monday.

Fire officials said four people were rescued from the fire and were being treated. Two people had smoke inhalation and burns and the other two people suffered more severe injuries.

KIRO 7 learned Tuesday that two of the victims had died at Harborview Medical Center.

Lynn Calvo, 76, was inside her second-floor condo when she heard what sounded like water running down the outside of the building. When she looked out the peep hole in her door, she saw smoke and flames.

She ran to her deck, but there was smoke and flames there, too. She grabbed her phone and called 911.

“911 said, ‘Stay on the phone with me. We have firefighters coming,’ and in about two minutes, they broke down the door, scooped her up and rushed her out of the unit,” said Gina Hasson, Calvo’s daughter.  Hasson said her mother was treated for smoke inhalation and released from Overlake Medical Center.  She got the call last night about the fire.





SGS General Meeting Oct 16, 2016

There was a good turnout and a lively discussion about the current operations and state of the Subud Greater Seattle community after Latihan, October 16, 2016. In addition to reports about the state of the House, the Centerprise, Finances and other aspects of SGS, Sebastian Tedrow, the Executive Director of Subud USA gave a report of what is happening with Subud USA:

Our new National Committee is Mary Wold chairperson Lucas Boladian vice Chair, and Rafiq Dossani treasurer. We do not have a secretary yet. Volunteers welcome.

We are still looking for a site for the 2017 National Gathering on the East Coast. We have tentative dates of June 30-July 4, 2017. It will be a kejiwaan/wings gathering not a business congress.  I have been looking for a venue for some time but I am currently trying to narrow it down to either the Baltimore or Atlanta area after looking at a number of other possible sites which have proven either two small or two expensive. At the national congress a subcommittee was set up the help with determining future congress sites. It should help in the future. Currently we plan on having the 2018 National Congress on the West Coast on one side or the other of the 4th of July, because Ramadan will be during the Memorial Day weekend from 2017-2019. My current favorite is the Vancouver WA Hilton which we have used 3 time before.

It was related that Latihan for Sunday, November 13 was cancelled and all the minutes compiled with care by Hadiyah Carlyle are posted here:

General Meeting Minutes Subud Greater Seattle, Oct 16,2016

Oct 9, 2016 Dewan Meeting

spring-street-center-with-logoYour fearless local Dewan met yesterday and here’s but a snippet of the goodness they covered in their meeting:

Housing Operations: 

Marston said the house is in good shape now.  We’ve done some major repairs this year.  He said that for 2017 we should have the siding looked at on the south side of the  building where it is showing water damage. The upstairs floors need to be redone and insulating the house will save energy and make lodgers more comfortable in future heat events, which are expected to increase. He made a list of recently completed and potential future repairs. 


We will be choosing a new committee at the end of January.  Ramon asked Hadiyah to get phone numbers and emails of current women helpers.  We would like both men and women to test the following: 

What is my attitude toward SGS?

What should my attitude be?

Knowing what my attitude is how can I facilitate the growth of SGS?

Holiday Party:


General Meeting

Subud Greater Seattle logoYes, a general meeting for Subud Greater Seattle at the Seattle house on Sunday October 16 after latihan.
Did you know the rental business did over $11,300 in August? It was a new record. Find out where we’re hiding the loot. And we have some important issues to talk about.  Also, we are planning our Holiday Party for AFTER LATIHAN on Sunday, January 1, 2017. What a way to ring in the new year with Latihan and your Subud Brothers and Sisters.
We look forward to seeing you. Sunday, October 16, after Latihan.