This Sunday, November 29th, after Latihan, will be a Zoom gathering. The meeting ID is 988-202-1449. Enjoy!
We in America are celebrating Thanksgiving this week (Happy Thanksgiving!), but our very own Ibu Rahayu celebrated her 75th birthday March 13th with an American Thanksgiving table as well as the traditional Indonesian rice mountain and condiments!
ITrip Vacations Seattle is now handling whole-house rentals for Spring Street Center. The site is listed on many platforms now, and is up and running, so we are hoping for rentals through the holiday season and in 2021.
There will be Zoom social time after latihan this Sunday. The Zoom meeting ID is, as always, 988-202-1449.
A few men are once again doing Tuesday Latihan in person at 10 AM. The latihans are limited to 4 men, wearing masks and keeping social distance, and they are disinfecting all touched surfaces afterwards. If any men are interested in attending, they should check in with Evan Padilla or Paul Nelson to make sure that the group size does not exceed 4 people.
SGS Treasurer Summary Report: October
Income and expenses
We had a no AirBnB or Hall Rentals in October. Income from our new relationship with iTrip is not expected until the beginning of 2021.
Donations dipped in October. We have been able to average $1,816 a month in donations, due primarily to a couple of members providing large donations, and, due also to our regular contributing members. Thank you to those who contribute! Your steady level of support has helped us stay within our 2020 budget needs during this extraordinary time.
Our expenses have been kept to the minimum required to keep the building healthy and looking great for potential renters. We are able to continue to pay for cleaning, gas, electricity, water and garbage.
Our main outflows in October were related to the September water damage. The cost for the cleanup was $5,485. Farmers Insurance reimbursed us for $4,485 of the costs. We paid the $1,000 deductible.
Your committee continues to monitor and keep our costs as low as possible. There are some expenses needed to prepare the building for our new rental agency, iTrips. iTrips is also helping us keep costs low until we start to generate income. We will continue to manage our costs to drive them down in any way we can.
Your Donations As Important As Ever
Your committee appreciates everyone’s financial support of our center during this time of great transition for all of us. Your continued donations are vital if we are to cover our costs through the end of the year. Thank you for your continued support.
Important! New name for donation checks to Subud Greater Seattle
Use only “Subud PNW – Seattle Center” on any future donations to our center. Bank rules, recently changed, are delaying deposits. Please be sure to change the “Pay To The Order Of” section of your handwritten or automatic withdrawn check from your account and use this name.
If you intend to make your donation to the Region, please earmark your check Subud PNW.
Pledges still being accepted
Please fill out a pledge form online if you haven’t already.
Thanks for those who have setup monthly donations
Thanks to all our monthly donators who have a recurring donation sent from their bank. You save on envelopes and stamps. And, you don’t have to remind yourselves to write a check. These regular checks really help us meet our monthly commitments to the region and pay for our use of our facilities.
If you’d like to know how to setup a recurring donation to our group through your bank, please contact me, Oswald Norton.
Subud USA successfully conducted its National Gathering on Zoom November 7th and 8th. The event started with a reading of a Bapak talk on harmony. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and be reminded of all our brothers and sisters sheltering in place across the country!
A gentle reminder, dear friends, that the Subud USA Kedjiwan event and Annual Meeting is coming up this coming weekend, November 7th and 8th. it is free, but you do need to register in order to get the Zoom link. To register, visit their web site subudusa.org
There will be a post Latihan zoom meeting on November 1st. The Zoom ID is the regular #: 988-202-1449. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to Vote! Also, flu shots are readily available for those who are moved to partake.