Category Archives: General Announcements

Post-Latihan Zoom March 7th

My deep apologies for last Sunday’s non-existent zoom call.  Your chair had entirely forgotten about it until a Woman helper asked at 12:25 if he was doing the call.  So the chastened chair started the meeting 30 minutes late, but no one came-imagine that!
  There will be a meeting this coming Sunday.!

SUBUD zoom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SUBUD zoom’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Mar 7, 2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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SGS February Treasurer Report

February 26, 2021

Building Rentals

iTrip booked rentals in Spring Street Center for both January and February. Income from those rentals is being held in escrow as we work out repairs needed due to water leakage in our building. (see below for details.) iTrip is currently working on rental forecasts which will be included in our draft 2021 budget to be presented at the next committee meeting. 

Donations

Donations through February were down from similar months in 2020. Last year member contributions picked up starting in March. It is hoped that this will be possible this year as well. Our donations plus iTrip income against our expenses for 2021 have resulted in a shortfall of $1186. This shortfall was covered using our current savings. The committee is hopeful that as rentals and donations will pick up and we’ll again be in the black soon. 

January and February Expenses

Our heating expenses were up in January and February which are particularly cold and damp months. However, we believe that we can lower these costs further, if members who use the building do not leave the thermostat in the women’s hall on Permanent Hold. We have placed a sign on the thermostat to request member help with this. 

Budget for 2021

Your committee is in the process of creating our budget for 2021.  A draft budget will be presented at the March committee meeting.  Once the committee feels it is ready, we will present soon after at a general meeting for your approval. 

Future Expenses

Your committee continues to monitor and keep our costs as low as possible. Our winter heating bills will continue to be high, due to the cold temperatures and damp weather we’ve been having. 

Due to the extensive wet weather in the last 3 months, we have had water leaking through both window sills in bedrooms 2 & 3 and our small deck on the 2nd floor.  iTrip has been helpful coordinating contractor estimates to repair this damage. (We do have an old building). We are having the deck repaired first to keep water from leaking into the downstairs bathroom. It is hoped that this work will be able to happen in the first two weeks of March, weather depending. The window sill work is still being explored. iTrips has developed a work-around for the sill issue, while still being able to rent those rooms.  I am currently estimating $9,790 for both jobs. Some of these costs can be cover through current rental income. 

If You Haven’t Donated, Now Is The Time

Your committee appreciates everyone’s financial support of our center.  Our goal for 2021 is to get everyone to contribute something toward the upkeep of our center.  When you give a little bit each month, you become a part of  the membership dedicated to preserving our building for the future. If you have not yet donated this year, please do so! Thank you!

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.

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.

Submitted by Oswald Norton

Post-Latihan Zoom February 28th

SUBUD zoom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: After Latihan Time: Feb 28, 2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9882021449 Meeting ID: 988 202 1449 One tap mobile +13462487799,,9882021449# US (Houston) +16699006833,,9882021449# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID: 988 202 1449 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdouZ8kIh8

Post-Latihan Zoom February 21st

Our own Ramon Hildreth will be hosting. Here is the link to join:

Topic: Zoom after latihan
Time: Feb 21, 2021 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Enjoy!

Our Contribution to Susila Dharma Made a Difference

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I received yesterday a letter from Rifka Several, on behalf of the directors of Susila Dharma, USA which I wanted to share with you.

February 1, 2021

SUBUD PACIFIC NORTHWEST – GREATER SEATTLE CENTER

Dear Seattle Center Sisters and Brothers,

Thank you so very much for your generous donation of $500.00 dated l/26/2l for Susila   Dharma USA to support projects here in the United States and around the world.

individuals, families and communities are suffering. They are sick, hungry, hurt, dislocated – in need of basic services, education and community development. The programs that Susila Dharma USA supports are diverse but they all have one thing in common: they recognize and honor the one human spirit.

There is no one profile of a project supported by Susila Dharma USA. Children are able to attend school, receive healthcare and experience creative growth. Through training and microcredit, women heads-of-households become self-sufficient. Those affected by war, famine, illness, disaster, disease, and domestic violence regain physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

ln yearly evaluations, Susila Dharma projects demonstrate that they are:
o Holistic and diverse
o Locally initiated
o Multi-cultural
o Committed to excellence and sustainability

We sincerely appreciate your support for our shared mission to promote social justice, equality and harmony

Yours,

Rifka Several for the Susila Dharma USA Board of Directors.


Anyone can contribute to SDUSA.  Please click this link to find out More.

Love, Oswald

 

Subud PNW Valentine Kedjiwan, Register by 2/12

Please join the PNW Regional helpers for a Kejiwaan afternoon of Latihan and testing on Sunday, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021.
During this celebration of the heart, we focus on love, and healing for ourselves and for all of humanity.

Call in Latihan starts @ 11 am with quiet @ 11:15 am. Testing of 5 questions to follow after Latihan. For those who wish to share, there is a Zoom check in @ 1pm.

For security reasons, you need to register with Hadijah O’Bar at hadijahobar@comcast.net

With Love,
Rosalyn, Elisa, Margarite
David, Leonard, Albert

Call in information:
Men & women may dial in using any of the 3 phone numbers below, then use either the men’s or women’s code below to access your call.

1(425)436-6260
1(712)832-8330
1(605)475-2879
Women’s latihan line: use Code 2426147
Men’s latihan line: use Code 8632438

Post-Latihan Zoom February 7th

Here is the link to join:

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Meeting ID: 988 202 1449
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Women’s Sunday Latihan Resumes

Women’s Sunday in-person latihans (starting at 11AM)  resume this month at the Spring Street Center Subud House.  Annie Padilla will be the Helper timing latihans and will assure adherence to COVID-19 guidelines:  masks, social distance, hand sanitizer, record of attendance in case of need for contact tracing.  Maximum number of women allowed in the latihan hall is limited to five total.  Please text or call Annie (425-246-1467) prior to attending to avoid exceeding the maximum number of participants, and to obtain the entry code.  Entrance is now via the back door of the women’s hall using a new door code. Thank you, Annie!