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:
The SGS committee is asking you to participate in a general meeting this coming Sunday, August 30th at noon.
We have some important news to share, in addition to approval of the previous minutes from 2-23-20
and a brief financial report.
As you may know, the committee has been grappling with and comparing various income-generating models for over a year.
The committee is recommending that we, contingent on member and SPNW approval, contract Karen Hunt, of iTrip vacations, to manage house rental of the Subud house.
iTrip has a presence on 80+ web platforms. Karen is the sole Seattle franchisee. She is well known to Lucinda and Bhakti; and Lucinda and Karen’s husband Ken (a partner in the business) have worked together previously. itrip Seattle has a business license, business insurance.
Karen has reviewed the SGS, SPNW, and SUSA websites, and has some initial familiarity of who we are as a group; and is respectful of that.
This rental arrangement will allow us to do Sunday latihans when the time comes that the helpers and committee consider it safe to do so; and Tuesday latihans are a possibility.
We believe this will be a benefit to SGS, SPNW, and to SUSA in addition to creating a simpler arrangement and less work for the next committee; thereby reducing the risk of burnout.
The cost would be 25% of gross revenue; and if we cancel within the 60 day grace period; a cost of $650 for a wi-fi door lock; and $450 for platform listing. Those costs would be waived if we continued for the year.
We would receive payment monthly from itrip via electronic deposit, and receive a monthly statement.
Karen would provide the party squasher app, which flags the number of WiFi devices in the building and a decibel meter app free of charge.
Should we decide, we could engage a professional high-temperature (read virus-killing) linen service. That would have an initial start-up fee of $800 which could be spread out in installments. Karen strongly recommends this for client peace of mind.
All cleaning fees would be paid by guests.
Subud Seattle would be responsible for normal wear and tear on the house and furniture. itrip would cover accidental breakage up to $1475 if the guest calls before checkout. If the guest doesn’t call, is negligent, or the amount exceeds $1475, the guest’s credit card is charged and itrip also files through AirBnB or VRBO for recovery.
Karen would not charge to come to the house to let repair people in, or for wait time; nor for lining up and scheduling a repair person. She will communicate with the committee to establish guidelines and dollar amounts for repairs which would or would not need committee approval.
Spring Street would be responsible for carrying a separate renter’s policy.
We have a power point from iTrip which you may review by requesting from Jim.
If you are sending donations in check form, please address them to Oswald; still made out to Subud Pacific Northwest at Seattle
12804 NE 32nd St
Bellevue WA 98005
Ramon and Oswald stained the handicapped access ramp at the Subud House last week. Here they are, caught in the act!
We will have yet another Zoom call after Latihan this Sunday. The Zoom link to use is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9882021449
A point of comparison for call-in latihans:
Our long-time member Amrin Ngon Van Ho was opened in Vietnam many, many years ago. When Vietnam had a communist government, Subud and latihans were prohibited. In order to continue practicing latihan, the Subud group that Amrin belonged to at the time would organize bicycle rides, and do their latihan while riding!
By now you all know that Menucha 2020 is not happening, but our dear friends at Menucha have agreed to apply our deposit for use of their beautiful site in 2021. Inshallah!
Your very own Ramon Hildreth will be hosting the Zoom call after Latihan this Sunday. The Zoom link to use is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9882021449
This is Oswald Norton’s Cash Flow Projection based on revenues and expenses to date, August 4, 2020: