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!
If you would like to participate in Subud USA’s Kedjiwan and Annual meeting on November 7th and 8th, you need to pre-register. Both events will take place via Zoom, and the Zoom link will be emailed after you pre-register. See the Subud USA web site to pre-register.
Subud USA Kejiwaan Day and National Annual Member Meeting November 7-8, 2020
Via Zoom Link/Telephone Call-In
Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time; please convert to your own time zone. Zoom link/telephone info for each event will be sent prior to the event.
Saturday, November 7 Kejiwaan Day with National Helpers
1:00 – 1:45 pm – Bapak/Ibu Rahayu talk
*** We will send latihan dial-in numbers after registration and closer to the event. Please call into the men’s and women’s latihan before quiet time begins: do not announce yourself.
2:00 – 2:15 pm – Quiet time for call-in latihan
2:15 – 3:00 pm – Latihan, followed by several test questions 3:00 – 3:15 pm – Quiet time
3:15 – 3:45 pm – Break, snack or lunch for those who need it
3:45 – 4:30 pm – Break-out sessions (separate for men and women) via Zoom or phone(choose one) 1. Newer members, or those who have questions about their latihans
2. Creating harmony in your inner and outer life
3. Living the latihan during challenging times
4. Receiving guidance through awareness testing 4:30 – 4:45 pm – Break
4:45 – Zoom chat for men and women
Sunday, November 8 USA National (Virtual) Annual Member Meeting (all times Eastern Standard)
2:00 quiet time
2:15 pm Latihan the National Helpers (simultaneous, no call-in)
3:00 pm (Zoom Meeting Begins Welcome/National Committee Overview 3:05 pm COVID-19 and Latihan
3:10 pm Financial Overview
3:20 pm National/International Helper Reports – 10 minutes3:30 pm Zonal Report – 3 minutes – *****Break*****
3:50 pm In Memoriam video
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Regional Chair Reports – 3 minutes each
- 1) California
- 2) East Coast
- 3) Midwest
- 4) Pacific Islands
- 5) Pacific NW
- 6) Rocky Mountains
- 7) South
Wing Reports – 3 minutes each
Elderberry/Archives presentations – 3 minutes each
5:00 pm Sharing Circle –
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:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Before long, Subud USA will be sending out the annual pledge drive letter. This year, the Subud USA national committee and board of directors, which includes the chairs of all the regions, have reviewed the ways that the various organizations within Subud USA go about the process of fundraising. We are aware that multiple campaigns may create among the membership a certain sense of “appeal fatigue”.
The traditional model is for members to donate to their local center, which pledges to the region, which pledges to Subud USA, which pledges to the World Subud Association. Since about 20 years ago, however, Subud USA has been chronically underfunded, and this is still the case. Out of desperation, Subud USA began to appeal directly to members for donations. Regions, while recognizing the necessity, were understandably not thrilled by this break with tradition.
As the national committee, we want to be clear: if you can make only one contribution, please support your local center first. National financial health starts with local centers. If members supported their local centers more thoroughly and consistently, the regions and Subud USA would receive more money, and perhaps we could eventually retire the separate national fund drive.
In an effort to reinvigorate this traditional system, the national committee will be undertaking two specific efforts. The first is to create a small, simple fact sheet to be made available for inclusion in new member packets that introduces how giving works in Subud; we will also make it available at the local level. The second is to provide information for creating and maintaining sensible pledge systems to strengthen giving at the local level.
The Subud USA Committee