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Dec 07, 2019 Dewan Minutes

Dewan Meeting 12.07.2019

Meeting called to order at 10:47 AM after Dewan Latihan

Present:
Jim O’Halloran Chair
Bhakti Watts Vice Chair
Oswald Norton Treasurer
Ramon Hildreth Secretary
Lucinda O’Halloran Helper
Sebastian Tedrow Helper
Elisha Gullixson Helper

Moment of Quiet…

Review of minutes. Oswald moved we approve minutes as amended, Bhakti seconded. All were in favor.

Budget:
Reviewed 2020 budget and approved to present at next General Meeting. The SGS contracts and 2020 goals will be covered in a future executive session.

Ramon moved that we address funding and approving special projects in the following manner.

1. Fund the building maintenance fund by allocating 25% of all general donations.
2. Get approval from the members in a general meeting on how to specifically spend the building fund.
3. If needed request matching funds from the region for that project.

Bhakti seconded the motion. Jim called the question. All in favor. Motion carried.

Staffing Report:

Quick/Easy Actions:
Switch to ECO friendly soap
Dryer/Washer maintenance

Discussion on how the centerprise is managed and the approach to contract renewals.

Budget discussion will continue in another meeting.

Jim moved we adjourn, Bhakti seconded, all in favor.
Meeting closed at 12:48 PM.

Feb 23, 2019 Dewan Minutes

Dewan Meeting 02/23/2019

Members Present:

Committee:

Jim O’Hallaran           Chair

Bhakti Watts               Vice Chair

Oswald Norton           Treasurer

Ramon Hildreth          Secretary

 

Members:

Insiah Caspers

Hanafi Libman

Halimah Bellows

Lucinda O’Halloran

Sebastian Tedrow

Marston Gregory

Abadin Gunatilaka

Elijah Gullixson

Debbie Machado-Santos

Hadijah O’Bar

Sherwin O’Bar

Rayma Norton

Halstein Stralberg

Marston Gregory

 

The meeting began at 11:08 with discussion and agreement on agenda-focusing on the test questions. The dewan then split up for latihan and testing; reconvening for sharing of receiving.

 

The questions and responses are listed below.  The responses in bold are the committee members own recollection of the testing results.  The list below each numbered section are the general responses from the helpers and committee members who participated in the testing session.

 

Testing:

 

What are the needs of the Group:

-more sharing of Bapak talks

-worshipping together

-scattered, more community, more togetherness

-wake up, more energy

-compassion, focus & gentle guidance

-gently blow some life into the group

-support the center as a place of a worship

-group is confused but doesn’t know it, reaching out no sense of center or community

-do latihan, more latihan experiences, important to share your experiences

-important to remember difference between individuals and group

-a chance to experience undistracted latihan, the latihan radiated and connects   everything

-harmony and organization, participation through the latihan coming together

-understanding our strengths and the breadth of those strengths.

 

  1. How would Almighty God have me perform my duties as ____for the coming term?
  2. What are the strengths that I bring to the work of the committee?
  3. What are the challenges that I will face in doing my work for SGS?
  4. How will I be able to overcome the challenges in my work for SGS?

 

 

Jim:

  1. Smiling and happy

-bring Joy to the group

-keep doing what you have always been doing

-very light and joyful, worshipful

-to get people involved with Subud activities

-marching forward like a band leader

-do what you are doing, connected to tomorrow will be better day

 

  1. Bring a sense of levity, think about a lot of the details, a lot of movement

-a nice feeling of Jim’s strength, lot of levity

-deep surrender “bring it on”

-a sincere desire that the work you do will benefit the group

-unique quirky sense of humor

 

  1. Resisting the perception of not doing well with the challenges

-disappointment that people aren’t responding, keep going in spite of the lack of response

-overwhelmed by the volume of work

-when you move into warrior mode – not connected with the actual receiving into how to do the job, not allow yourself to be cut off from without, from the members, not yourself

 

  1. Do latihan to let go of other people’s perceptions of my shortcomings

-being centered would help bring a quiet to challenges

-keep doing what you are doing

 

 

 

 

 

Bhakti:

 

  1. With love and enthusiasm and my whole self,

-grace love and a gentle nudging forward

-with grace and humility

-to open to supporting and inviting the committee to use her talents for support

-straight ahead about taking care of business

-with love, openness, constantly in touch with gods will for you to how to do the job

 

  1. Caring loving and a good organizer

-focus, strength, love and compassion and honesty

-commitment and willingness to help others

-willing to use your talents

-strong inner and outer connection

-well balanced, inwardly strong,

 

  1. Really hate meetings. Might get worn out

-feeling like she is not being heard, feeling not motivated others

-nothing that she cannot handle by asking for help

-need time for introspective healing at times

-‘I don’t have enough time’

-not wanting to speak up

 

  1. The group is a collection of individuals meetings can help provide connection

-staying grounded and stepping into the challenge

-asking for help

-may feel off balance, but you will reach stability

-give the worries to God

-find your voice, trust your intuitiveness

 

Oswald:

 

  1. To look around and grasp what needs to be done

-wide surrender and capacity

-take each detail as it come

-to follow what Sherwin has already setup, do the duties in a smooth manner and document the transition

-extremely focused

-open to receiving what is needed for the job

-hard to let out, hard to surrender

 

 

 

 

  1. Willing to do the work, willingness to do the work

-absolute integrity, upright

-bring organizational skills and persistence

-insistence that everything brought in the open

-nothing will be swept under the rug, the light will be on things at all

-been doing latihan for a long time

-lot of corporate experience

-served a lot of roles

-lot of knowledge

 

  1. Messages, constant emails, need rhythm to get the work to done

-little things that come up all the time that need to addressed

-little irritants

-tedium

-communication issues; other people communicating with you, other’s communication deficits

-understanding other people’s way of doing things

-boundaries that need to be respected, somethings that you can’t do in this job

-surrender and be willing to ask for help.

 

  1. Surrender and ask for guidance.

-‘How should I face this; how should I approach this’

-open to alternatives

-balance between how it was done in the past and will done in the future

 

Ramon

  1. With openness and worshipfulness

-know the job, specific functions and take pride in doing those functions

-important job, will make a big difference in the strength of unity in the group

-impact of the life and vitality of the group

-accuracy

-do whatever comes up

-time when you question the work – give it a voice, why is this question being asked

The answer will be a surprise that will show you an easier way

 

  1. Staying on task. Just do the job

-clear thinking

-understand the roles in a committee

-long time latihan

-can do anything

-wide open and willingness to do the work

-life is hard, try to break you and bend you down

-hands love to do this job, hands are guided

-been in a lot of roles

 

 

  1. Inflexibility

-distractions

-really full life – outside of this that are demanding your time

-distracted, disconnected, somewhere else

-image of no longer on your schedule, new tasks that need to fit into your stream of tasks

 

  1. Turn the challenges over to God

-compartmentalize

-prioritize, compartmentalize.

-stay focused

-surrender ‘I am your vessel help me create what I am to become’

-surrender

 

Debbie

 

  1. Willingness to listen to god first – will not rent to anyone without receiving it first

-keeping the spiritual part in front helps with material/physical

-doing it perfectly well

-arms wide open, lots of love attached

-with ease and flow

-love light and grace

 

  1. Willing to listen/approach with sincerity and clarity

-keep control and balance,

-efficient

-strong, forthcoming, organized, pushes away negativity

-energy for getting things done, knows what needs to happen

-love life and take work seriously

 

  1. A Few challenges

-isolation when tired

-too much to do, delegate

-always want to do wants right – perfectionist

-humility and team

-getting others to understand your needs

 

 

  1. Asking for Help/Family support

-do whatever it takes to breathe deeply

-don’t take it too seriously, dance and have fun, loosen up

-listen for guidance, be part of the group

-stay centered and ask for help

 

Sebastian: said he realized he needs to be more involved

Elijah: be responsive, show up be more open/bring what I bring

Halstein: being open to the latihan, the latihan needs to be present all the time

 

Approving minutes:

Jim stated that the previous minutes were lost but that they basically covered the following;

Reviewed reports from Marston, Paul and Debbie

Discussed the upcoming general meeting;

 

Oswald moved to approve minutes as presented by Jim

Passed with no opposition

 

Marston provided details on upcoming sewer repair.

Date: March 27th Wednesday: 24 hours, no flushing

Debbie and Marston will put up signs and not allow any early check in from Airbnb guests that day.

 

Census helper and committee reports:

Oswald and Lucinda will complete the census – the center part will be completed by the committee via email.

 

Helper Reports:

Women:

Lucinda: no applicants at this time – discussed various women members that had health issues.

 

Tuesday 11:00 AM Latihan is still being offered in Seattle.

 

Rayma – schedule/roster? Future helper meetings? Helpers will setup helper meetings time amongst themselves at end

 

Men:

Eastside latihan comes and goes – Oswald and Rachman are usually there, please join.

Tuesday 11:00 AM helpers have been assigned

 

 

Sherwin:

<will attach financial report>

 

 

Debbie:

<insert rental report>

Oswald will ask Rachman to update the website with new committee info

 

Marston:

Contract to paint building has been signed. Insiah will present some color scheme options

Choices

-keep what we have

-do something different

Need to know by May

 

New Business:

Ramon to build out page on website for creating subscription option for pledges – then maybe use it to help raise funds for housing needs

 

Group Events – we need to schedule some, bring those great ideas:

 

Next general meeting will be March 15th – Friday after latihan.

 

Motion to adjourn at 2:15 PM. Passed without objection.

 

Action/Decision Log:

A = Action      D= Decision

Item Assignee(s) Target Date completed Actual Date completed
A:  build subscription option on website Ramon 3/27
A: complete census center report Oswald & Lucinda
A: provide PayPal info to Ramon Oswald
A: ask Rachman to update website Oswald 2/24 2/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 15, 2019 General Meeting Minutes

Subud Pacific Northwest at Seattle General Meeting Minutes for 12/15/19

Meeting was called to order at 12:06 PM. In attendance were Salamah O’Brien, Hanafi Libman, Insiah Caspers, Elisha Gulligson, Hadidjah Gregory, Bhakti Watts, Paul Nelson, Oswald Norton, Marston Gregory, Halimah Bellows, Lucinda O’Halloran, Jim O’Halloran.

Old Business

 Review and approve minutes from 11/15/2019

No copy available. Jim read the minutes from the previous meeting, which were short. Correction was made on Danella’s last name, which was listed as Gulligson and should have been Mauguin.

Paul moved to approve with correction, Halimah seconded. Passed unanimously.

Helpers

Will have helper latihan on the third Sunday of each month, and are planning a kedjiwan day in March. Rayma is scheduled to be the helper in attendance at the last Tuesday latihan each month. The men have two applicants, and there have been some former members returning.

Financial Report

Included in budget discussion.

Airbnb

See written reports from Marston on facility, Debbie on housekeeping and house events, and Paul on Airbnb rentals.

New Business

Call for Donations

Oswald asked members to pledge their giving amount per month in order to help with budgeting. He handed out pledge forms. A link to the form will also be posted in the next SGS eblast.

Proposed budget for 2020

Oswald passed out the proposed budget, explained it, and outlined some changes: Since we were paying $400 per month to Subud USA, and the loan has now been paid off, Oswald proposed that $400 per month be put in a fund earmarked “house maintenance”.

Since the group has been considering helping send members without financial resources to Subud events, Oswald proposed putting $100 per month into a fund earmarked “financial aid for events”.

Marston proposed that we add a line item for sending two SGS delegates to the National Congress. After discussion, an amount of $1000 ($500 per delegate) was agreed to be fair.

Bhakti moved to accept the budget with Marston’s addition. Marston seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

Additional New Business

Someone asked if there would be an annual meeting in January, and Jim said that there will be one.

 

 

 

 

Announcements

SPNW has a new Secretary (Ramon Hildreth) and Vice Chair (Alexa Wickert).

 

The mechanism for assisting low income people to attend Subud gatherings is now in the budget.

 

If someone would like to explore alternative latihan locations we welcome their help on this.

 

Subud USA has a self-reporting link for the census. The link is on the Subud PNW website, and will be in the next SGS newsletter.

 

Upcoming Events

Holiday potluck December 22nd after latihan.

 

Subud Skagit Women’s Retreat January 24th-26th. Contact Roosmiwati Reynolds for details.

 

Oswald moved to adjourn the meeting. Lucinda seconded. Meeting adjourned at 1:01.

 

 

Dewan Minutes October 6 2018

Subud Pacific Northwest – Greater Seattle Center

Dewan Minutes October 6, 2018

Attendees:  Jim O’Halloran (Acting Chair), Sherwin O’Bar (Treasurer), Leandra Hildreth (Secretary), Marston Gregory (Facilities), Devora Machado-Santos (Housekeeping), Paul Nelson (Rental Agent.)  Call to Order 10:19am. after Latihan

Jim mentions that he is acting Chair, as Honora Hildreth will not be available for Subud activities for the time being.

Financial Report:

$317 in red for 2018 The decision to payoff the SPNW loan with a $2,157 payment in June is a factor in this situation. We will pay off $2,157 in SPNW loans this year.  $6,562 is still due to SUSA  We will also pay off $1,717 in property insurance for 2018-2019.  Roughly 53% of the building is now taxable.  This will not be retroactive, so currently we have no previous tax liability.  In 2019 there will be an estimated $3,000-4,000 in estimated taxes due to business activities.  Property taxes are due in April and October. We can view tax liability online and Jim suggests referring to that when we create the 2019 budget.  Property insurance will be terminated at the end of June 2019 due to Airbnb activities.  This is currently covered by SUBUD PNW.   Seattle’s share is approximately $3,400.   SGS has paid half so far we will pay the remainder of approximately $1717 by concurrence of the committee.  We do have to file a general income tax for 2017 due to Airbnb and we get an extension in May.  We will report a several thousand dollar loss, which we need to report in the event of the possibility of future profitable years. We should also pay insurance in 2018, so as to further help our tax situation.   We are seeking a new treasurer so Sherwin is not wearing the SPNW and SGS hats.  This was discussed informally after the conclusion of the meeting, and is still pending.

Airbnb report:

Rentals are down 2.6% from last year, this is due to a high record last year in September of $9,933.  Airbnb revenues including all current October reservations is $66,620. October 2018 will likely exceed revenues of October 2017.  2019: New regulations will cap new Airbnb businesses. May work in our favor, may not. Unless we do something about capacity we will stay low.

House report:

Staining of disabled ramp:  Leandra.  Leandra intends to do it this coming Saturday after projected good weather Thursday and Friday.  She would like to be paid, and expects the total to be under $200.00

2019 house budget:

  • Painting:  Owl Painting will be submitting a new bid on this job.  His bid and work is so good I would go with him.  Other bids I got were much higher.  He has said he has found a new paint which he feels will work much better.  We will need to borrow money to do painting.  Need color scheme. From Insiah with 3 options. Marston will contact Insiah.  Possible house expansion: to open up attic to airbnb for additional rev. 2 or 3 years out. to add a shower to the building.  Need Blinds in living room.  Ok to delay.  Downstairs kitchen counter top. Ok to delay.

Insulation bid: The previous bid was $3700, and had an estimated return on investment of 8% per year.  However, the wiring above the rooms would have to be converted from the current knob and post-so the expense for that would reduce the return.  Maybe something for 2019 or 2020. Any changes that we make to the building must be reviewed in the tax status.

Childcare and testing results:

Once a month could be helpful. Right now is not needed. Refocus this energy. Kids are welcome at our upcoming dinner.  Childcare would need to be off site if during latihan.

Upcoming events:

Susila Dharma Dinner: Suggested donation.  Are kids at the same price point? Budgeted for 20-25 people right now.  Need: ask about childcare.  Rsvp by the 19th

Winter holiday get together: Hosted by Hadijah o’Bar.

Time: sundays are ok. potluck style.

SUBUD Ladies lunch: hosted by Hadijah O’Bar. Time: Lunch time ok.

New Business:

No helper report

No helpers were present by the time we got to this.  Lucinda mentioned earlier that the helpers have received the SUSA census, have distributed it, and the Women will get together soon to work on their part of it.  Marston mentioned that there seems to be a shortage of Women helpers-Hadijah Gregory has been meeting with an applicant as the current active helpers are overextended.  Debbie Santos would like to test as an applicant helper.

In need of women helpers. We need to recruit some candidate helpers.

Action:

Next SPNW meeting line of credit for next year at 10,000.

Next dewan meeting

 Saturday November 3rd 10AM

Next general meeting

 Sunday November 4th after Latihan (in Seattle).

Annual Meeting

 Sunday January 27 after Latihan

Dewan Meeting Minutes, June 23, 2018 Subud Greater Seattle

Below are partial meeting minutes provided by Jim O’Halloran, for the June 23, 2018, Dewan meeting for Subud Greater Seattle:

Jim’s partial minutes and to do list

Meeting called to order 9:30AM after Latihan, without a quorum as chair and secretary had not yet arrived.  A quorum was achieved about 9:45 when Honora and Leandra arrived.
Initial attendees:
Oswald Norton, Marston Gregory, Sherwin O’Bar, Jim O’Halloran, Debbie Santos-Machado, Halstein Stralberg, Paul Nelson, and Lucinda O’Halloran.
Old Business:
Unable to review previous minutes as they were unavailable.  Leandra said she will be sending them out.
Paul noted that the minutes have not been getting posted to the website.
Financial report:
We have a shrinking deficit.  The report from Virgil Woodfield the nonprofit CPA was discussed; and a discussion regarding our tax status ensued.  When Honora and Leandra arrived, the financial report was approved.
A motion was made, seconded, discussed, and approved to pay off the balance of our loan to SPNW, which is currently $2167.  This is the amount estimated for our basement kitchen remodel which it was decided to defer as our rental business is currently very low.
A motion was made, seconded, discussed, and approved to double our loan payment to SUSA.
Sherwin has paid Virgil Woodfield for our nonprofit recommendations.
Liberty Mutual will not insure SPNW with our Air BnB business-we will have to find another carrier.  The current policy will expire in 7-1-2019.  Jim will contact DiFranco Insurance.  Marston suggested Church mutual insurance Co.  Paul mentioned that Air BnB has a $1 million policy.
Sherwin was asked if he would like to have someone else do SGS books-he would be OK with that so he can concentrate on SPNW and also not have a conflict.  It was agreed to seek a replacement.  Sherwin started to estimate how much time was involved, but Jim interrupted him (Sorry!).
Financial report was approved.
Spring Street Center Report:  All projects except kitchen remodel completed, kitchen remodel deferred as currently no rental business.  Not sure if this was approved.
Debbie gave rental report.  Very slow.  Not sure if this was approved.
Childcare:  Jim contacted Daniel Stralberg, Lambert, and Raphael, hearing back only from Daniel.  Daniel indicated that right now they are pretty well set up, but it sounds like a great idea.  Marston said that Haridas and Trisha Singh along with their two sons will be moving to Redmond soon!  They may benefit from childcare also.
Helpers, please test regarding children in house, and whatever issues come up in testing.
Marston suggested having a monthly family event.  Honora and others are enthusiastic about this idea; and Honora suggested we have an event coordinator as our follow-through on events has been very poor.
TO DO ITEMS:
Post minutes to website
insurance follow-up: Jim, Marston, anyone else—
Childcare:  Jim contact K. T.  Niehoff, Leandra needs someone to partner with on childcare Helpers need to test regarding childcare
Schedule future meetings, at appropriate times & days
Find an events coordinator
SGS bookkeeper
OK, that’s what I have before I had to leave-apologies for not staying, I had not written something else in my calendar and it was not moveable.
Thanks, everyone!
Love, Jim

Subud GS General Meeting Minutes, March 9, 2018

General Member Meeting Minutes 3/9/2018, Bellevue, WA

Attendees: Elisha, Danella, Aakarsh, Rachman, Ida, Ramon, Halstien, Marston, Lucinda, and Hadijah.

SGS Elected Committee: Honora Hildreth, Jim O’Halloran, Sherwin O’Bar, and Leandra Hildreth

Previous General Meeting minutes read and approved.

Financial Report:

Total outflows are currently $3,982.

It is not uncommon to be behind in the beginning of the year.

Recent improvements to the house have been made

Does Airbnb revenue affect SPNW’s non profit church status?

We are consulting a lawyer.

Does Airbnb revenue generate a federal income tax liability?

Portland’s House found that they did not owe any federal income tax with Airbnb.

Do we need to pay County property tax?

The committee is consulting a lawyer.

If we are found liable we will go to the SPNW Regional board for further action.

Airbnb:

January and February are record breaking numbers for Airbnb revenue. This is due to two long term rentals during January and February of this year.

House:

This year the committee approved a budget of 7,500 for house repairs.

Blinds have been installed

New carpet on the stairs has been installed

New brochures are being made for both SGS and The Spring Street Center

SGS Event ideas:

kejiwaan or events that can involve kids and friends of members.

Donations at door to raise money for house and member travel.

Open mic nights Honora

Movie Night -Marston

Game Night -Ramon

Raised garden bed in front of house -Leandra

Action Items:

Committee consults a lawyer for tax questions.

Questions stated above.

Helpers to look over SGS brochure and update content and layout.

Men and women helpers to schedule more meetings.

 

 

 

 

General Meeting Minutes March 9, 2018

The most recent general meeting for Subud Greater Seattle was held in Bellevue. Leandra Hildreth took the minutes:

General Member Meeting Minutes 3/9/2018

Attendees: Elisha, Danella, Aakarsh, Rachman, Ida, Ramon, Halstien, Marston, Lucinda, and Hadijah.

SGS Elected Committee: Honora Hildreth, Jim O’Halloran, Sherwin O’Bar, and Leandra Hildreth

Previous General Meeting minutes read and approved.

Financial Report:

Total outflows are currently $-3,982.

It is not uncommon to be behind in the beginning of the year.

Recent improvements to the house have been made

Does Airbnb revenue affect SPNW’s non profit church status?

We are consulting a lawyer.

Does Airbnb revenue generate a federal income tax liability?

Portland’s House found that they did not owe any federal income tax with Airbnb.

Do we need to pay County property tax?

The committee is consulting a lawyer.

If we are found liable we will go to the SPNW Regional board for further action.

Airbnb:

February and March are record breaking numbers for Airbnb revenue. This is due to two long term rentals during January and February of this year.

House:

This year the committee approved a budget of 7,500 for house repairs.

Blinds have been installed

New carpet on the stairs has been installed

New brochures are being made for both SGS and The Spring Street Center

SGS Event ideas:

Kejiwaan or events that can involve kids and friends of members.

Donations at door to raise money for house and member travel.

Open mic nights Honora

Movie Night -Marston

Game Night -Ramon

Raised garden bed in front of house -Leandra

Action Items:

Committee consults a lawyer for tax questions.

Questions stated above.

Helpers to look over SGS brochure and update content and layout.

Men and women helpers to schedule more meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

Dewan Meeting Minutes July 23, 2017

SUBUD GREATER SEATTLE COMMITTEE MINUTES                                                 July 23, 2017

ATTENDEES: Honora Hildreth, Jim O’Halloran, Hadiyah Carlyle, Marston Gregory (ex-officio).

Minutes from June 25, 2017 were approved unanimously.

FINANCIAL: Sherwin had an unexpected emergency so could not attend.

OLD BUSINESS:

Honora is working to coordinate the calendar and is in touch with Hadijah O’Bar, helper.

The Volunteer Celebration is planned for Oct 15, 2017. Lorraine has sent a letter outlining this celebration: the purpose of this event is to celebrate our history as a group and the many people who have contributed to the functioning of our group. The following have agreed to be responsible for designated tasks: Overall coordination – Lorraine. Inspiration, vision, and invitations – Hadiyah. Food – Debbie, Clean Up – Jim.

We discussed the cost and propose a $15 donation per person; no one will be left out if they can’t contribute.

Marston submitted a letter outlining recent projects (see last month’s SGS newsletter). His updates about current and future projects are very helpful.

A Regional Helper visit is planned for September 2017, but a firm date has not been set yet for this visit. Honora will arrange for the visit.

The results of the dewan testing on harmony and communication were not available. There were no helpers present to present them, so we tabled this for next month.

NEW BUSINESS:

Honora will talk to Oswald about setting up an SGS Meeting on the East side. Either Sept. 8 or Sept. 15 has been designated for the meeting to focus on communication and member updates.

A plan has been worked out for the regional monthly phone meeting. Jim will be back up to Honora.

Jim brought up the lack of active helpers at this meeting, and the frequent absence of men helpers in all the Dewan meetings. To encourage participation, Honora will email all the helpers with the dates of the meetings.

Future Meetings: the next Dewan Latihan will be Aug. 6 at 10:00 am. The next Dewan meeting will be at 9:30 on Aug. 20.

Respectfully submitted

Hadiyah Carlyle, Secretary