Ricardo had “a feeling” to check the Subud House on September 18th, and sure enough, he found one of the hoses on and water in the basement. He reported this to Oswald, as Jim was taking a well-deserved vacation. Oswald reported the damage to our insurance company, and he and Marston arranged for a company to remove the water and dry the whole area, and for the carpets in the men’s hall to be cleaned. The carpets should be back in 2-3 weeks. Ricardo and Oswald trained a camera on the stairwell that leads to the basement, and Ricardo replaced the outdoor faucets with some that are tamper-proof. Thanks to Ricardo’s follow-through on his guidance, and Oswald and Marston’s quick response there is no lasting damage.
Spring Street Center has been doing whole house rentals in response to concerns about house sharing generated by COVID-19. We are in the process of linking ourselves with a company called iTrip Vacations Seattle that will list the house not only on Airbnb but on multiple short-term rental platforms. Debbie will continue doing the cleaning and finding event rentals for the halls, when that is safe again.
Due to a member request and a poll of those men who have attended Tuesday Latihan, the time will be moved up an hour to 10am as of September 28, 2020. In the COVID lockdown era this became a de facto Regional Latihan and the call-in option continues though some men will be practicing in person at the Subud House, with very strict COVID protocols, including the mandatory wearing of masks and the wiping down and disinfecting of surfaces after. Men should enter via the basement door. (See lower right of photo.)
If you require more information contact Paul Nelson, Subud Greater Seattle local helper, at (206) 422.5002. Be safe and well.
There will be a Zoom meeting after latihan this Sunday, hosted by Sebastian Tedrow. However, if we are going to continue the Zoom meetings after Sunday latihans, we need a few more volunteers to host the meetings. It’s not hard, and full instructions will be provided. If you are interested, please let Jim know by email.
Zoom meeting ID: 988 202 1449
One advantages of doing latihan by Zoom is that you have the ability to join in latihan with Subud communities across the country. Here is the link to find out how to connect with other groups for latihan:
Brief synopsis of Subud Seattle general meeting August 30th:
Financially we are doing OK thanks to member donations and reducing our commitment to the region. Thank you , members!
Remote latihans continue on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, no in-person latihans at this time.
The rental committee and dewan presented their recommendation to the membership regarding contracting with Karen Hunt of itrip vacations to manage whole-house rentals at Spring Street center.
This would not interfere with latihans on Sunday at the time that is again possible.
The membership voted yes with the exception of one abstention.
The proposal will now go to Subud Pacific Northwest in compliance with SPNW bylaws, as this would be a long-term contract.