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Apr 14, 2019 General Meeting Minutes

04/14/2019 General Meeting


Moment of quiet:

Meeting called to order: 12:09 PM


Committee Present:

Jim O’Halloran            Chair

Bhakti Watts               Vice Chair

Oswald Norton           Treasurer

Ramon Hildreth          Secretary


Members Present:

Marston Gregory

Lucinda O’Hallaran

Elisha Gullixson

Insiah Caspers

Danella Mauguin

Rayma Norton

David Lynch
Halstein Stralberg

Abadin Gunatilaka


Agenda:  no changes/additions


Minutes from 3/15 meeting:


(Danella) “the money tree is for any house maintenance projects”

“Christchurch spelling”

“Elisha’s name is spelled wrong”


Marston moved the minutes be approved as amended, Danella seconded, all in favor


Old Business:

Sewer Project rescheduled to April 17th.   Locust Roots:  Keep on top of any new roots that show up.

Online donations & email verification still in progress

Contact Info – complete


Ongoing Reports:

Helper Report:


Next helper meeting May 19th.  Kedjiwaan June 9th.   Regional helpers

Will attend.  Rayma will send info to Rachman and Paul to post the info

On SGS/PNW web sites respectively.  2-3 women coming to Eastside   latihan       8-10 on Sundays




Business as usual.  10 -12 men have been coming to latihan on Sundays.

Halstein – 3-8 coming to latihan



Financial Report:

<insert financial report>


reviewed the report and discussed the separation of expenses between occupancy and AirBnb expenses.  Discussion on earmarking.  Oswald suggested we target the 6500 needed towards the cost of the painting.

Lucinda/Marston/Jim/ approved with 2 abstentions


AirBnb Report:

-up 2% from last year, possible to exceed April 2015

-increased pressure from AirBnb to reduce rates

-overall revenues appear to be trending up



Facilities Manager Report:

-Marston with work with the plumber for sewer repair on Wednesday

-Owl painting.  Color samples now available please vote

-Misc future projects

-Patio entryway needs resurfacing

-Water intrusion on one bedroom

-April 28th, garden day after latihan


Rental Agent Report:

-Rental business is up

-Music event in May

-Summer graduation party upcoming

-September: University of Colorado ongoing weekend/monthly rental

-Debbie is providing all housekeeping duties 2x month

-Dawn in charge of linens

-Ricardo doing small household repairs/backs up Debbie for turning rooms, etc.



New Business:

Homelessness – the committee will add an agenda item to discuss the best way to help homeless Subud members.



-Elisha will be playing in Conway (near La Conner) April 26th at the Conway Muse @7:30 PM

-Jim will be playing also on April 26th @Kezira Café 7 :30 PM

-Elisha and Jim considering a gig at the house and possible open house –   sometime near end of July

-Danella suggested everyone signup for the SICA newsletter

-Garden Party after latihan April 28th.

-August 11 family picnic possibly at Lincoln Park or Bradner Gardens more coordination to follow.

-Easter Service being held at Oswald’s church.  All are welcome

-May 3rd there will be an event in the main space at Eastside latihan location


Oswald moved to adjourn meeting, Jim seconded, all in favor


Meeting adjourned at 13:13 pm








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.


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.


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.






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.