Monthly Archives: October 2021

SGS October Summary Report

October 22, 2021

Please ContributeOur goal for 2021 is to have everyone contribute financially toward the upkeep of our center and through it the region. Those who are already contributing monthly have already made their commitment. How about you? Member donations account for only 49% of our building needs. And, they are essential in maintaining our center where we are able to have in-person latihans. 

If you give one time, that contribution will go directly to the region. If you can commit to giving monthly, each month a portion of your contribution will go to the region. 

Future ExpensesProgress on fund raising to repairing the siding on the South side of our building.

Through October members have contributed $3,747. Combined with $6000 of the income set aside from our iTrips rentals we now have $9,747 saved for that project.  We now need to raise an additional $12,253 in order to have the $22,000 needed for this project. We are nearly one half of the way to this goal.  Who will help us there?

Building Repairs Fund

We are grateful for members who already have contributed to this fund – over and above their regular contributions-to this fund. Earmark your checks for any portion of your donation you wish to go to our building fund.

Building Rentals

We had 11 days of rentals in October bringing in rental income of approximately $2,521. This will be deposited in November after the income statement is finalized. From the income received, your committee voted to add an additional $1,000 to the Building Repairs Fund and increase our donation to the region to $700/month.

This Month’s Donation Report

I was grateful to see that your donations increased this month to your usual month giving level. Please check to see If you missed sending in your contribution this Summer. If you did, why not add it to your November contribution? 

Considering donating for the 1st time –  Your Donation will go directly to Subud PNW

Your committee believes that all members should help contribute to our center and through it to the region.  For those who haven’t yet contributed this year, we’re making the following offer:

Every contribution from anyone who hasn’t contributed this year will go to Subud PNW. These contributions will help Subud PNW to support, among other areas, the following:

– SPNW’s commitment to SUSA and through it to our national cultural wing (SICA) and charity wing (SDUSA)

– SUSA contributions to the World Subud Association, which supports a Caring Fund, helping members in distress and funds International Helper Travel.  

Each year SPNW has relied on extra money from our annual kedjiwan gathering at the Menucha Conference Center to support the work of the region. Due to COVID-19 it has not been possible to hold this event for two years.

New to Subud? How to contribute

If you are new to our group and looking for a way to contribute, here’s how:

Single or Monthly contribution from your bank

  1. Setup a recurring payment to “Subud PNW – Seattle Center 
  2. Have the payment sent to:

Subud PNW – Seattle Center

1101 15th Ave

Seattle, WA 98122-4523

Zoomuse Poems for Peace

SICA-USA Zoomuse Poems for Peace

Paul E NelsonLocal Helper (inactive now) and SICA-USA Chair Paul Nelson is coordinating with SICA-International’s Andrew Hall in Quebec and SICA-Canada Chair Adelia MacWilliam to continue the popular Zoomuse poetry reading and help it evolve into Poems for Peace. This was published on the SICA-USA website:

The Zoomuse project started by unofficial Subud Poet Laureate Emmanuel Williams has merged with the Poems for Peace project, initiated by SICA co-founder Latifah Taormina. The first reading in this merger was given by Andrew Schelling on October 21, 2021. This is now a third Thursday at 11am monthly series on Zoom produced by SICA’s Andrew Hall and curated by Adelia MacWilliam, Chair of SICA-Canada and your humble narrator.Consider bookmarking the Zoom link:

There has been a little pushback regarding poets who have not been opened in Subud and we welcome this discussion. Should Subud be insulated from the larger world and continue its decline in membership and its aging demographics, or should we engage? This is an emphatic bet on engagement. Below are links to the Schelling reading and the Poems for Peace event on World Peace Day last September 21. We hope to stage an in-person Poems for Peace event in 2022 as a SICA collaboration between SICA-International, SICA-Canada and SICA-USA. READ MORE.


General Meeting October 24th 12:00PM

The General Meeting of Subud Greater Seattle will take place this Sunday at noon at Spring Street Center. The Agenda is as follows:

Check-in, Helper report, Financial report, Yard maintenance

If you are not attending latihan in person, you may attend the meeting via Zoom. The link to join is:

SUBUD zoom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: General Meeting
Time: Oct 24, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 988 202 1449
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Kedjiwaan Day November 14th

Subud PNW will host a Kedjiwaan Day on Sunday November 14th at 12:30 PM. The event will be virtual, so people can participate from home if they like. Those who have gathered for in-person latihan can participate as a group. We will arrange to have  laptops in the men’s and women’s halls.