Council News

White Book Team Meeting – 27 August

Paloma shared her meeting and testing with the IH during the IH Dewan gathering in Porto.

A new draft was presented based on the input from the IH. The WB should have the Preamble, be simple, light and short, basic distinction of roles, aimed for a person who is holding a role, Subud democracy explained, and to indicate term limit.

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 20 August

During the meeting Zone 1& 2 Representatives updated on the preparation for the Zone 1&2 meeting planned for 18th – 20th February 2023, after the World Council meeting in Rungan Sari.

Zone 3 Representative updated the board on the appointment of a new Subud Britain Chair Collin Matthew, during their National Congress; and on preparation for Assisi. Zone 8 Representative announced the second virtual Zone 8 gathering in September. The agenda of the meeting included updates from the Working Party on Guidelines for Delegates with inputs from the International Helpers. The WSA 2022 Budget needed to be amended to reflect the change of the WSC Meeting dates from financial year 2022 to 2023. Amendment to the budget was explained by Hannah Baerveldt, and approved by the members of the board. The minutes of the last board meeting in July was approved.

WCOT Meetings – 14th & 21st August

The WCOT planning team met to discuss the final result and conclusion of the survey conducted by Fatima Bustillo and to analyze the possible scenarios for the World Congress venues in Kalimantan.

A summary of the congress survey result was prepared and discussed with the team. Site options discussed and a table of possible venues scenarios was prepared for team members to provided their input and rating to reflect the pros and cons of each scenario. using the result of the survey as a basis. A scoring board for each venue/scenario was produced based on the rating. The result of the team’s analysis will be presented to the next Board Meeting.

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 16 July

At every board meeting the members approve the minutes of the last board meeting.

The other agenda at this meeting was approval of amendments to the MSF 2022 budget by the WSA board of director for the process of the Gran Salon sale. For this agenda, some of the members of the MSF board were present to explain the amendment in MSF 2022 budget. Updates from the working party on the MOU between WSA and SDIA was reported and follow-up action was discussed. The International Helpers Dewan reported and updated the board on their meeting in Porto (14th to 26th June); on the IH’s guidance for the next World Congress, and other activities of the IH which included zoom calls with helpers from around the world sand visit to Bucelas group. The Executive chair reported on the preparation for the 2023 World Subud Council meeting in Kalimantan, to be held on 6th to 14th February 2023. Also reported was the visit (7th- 10th July) of the Executive Chair to the Subud USA Archives Amani center in Washington DC, with the Chair of the WSA Archives Subcommittee, Matthew Moir.

WSA Working Party Meetings – Delegates Guidelines – 3 & 6 July

The team members of the working party are working on the guidelines for delegates to the next World Congress.

Team members consist of International Helpers, Zone Representatives, and WSA executive officers.

WSA – WCOT – Survey Invitation

Share your thoughts on the upcoming 16th Subud World Congress in Kalimantan 2024.

The WSA Executive Committee and the World Congress Organizing Team (WCOT) would like to invite individual Subud members from around the globe to participate in this short survey about world congress attendance.

WSA Working Party Meeting – 12 June

The working party met to discuss comments and proposed revision to the draft MOU prepared by SDIA.

The revised draft MOU was prepared and shared with other members of the board by Google Drive. After consultation with the IH on WSA comments and revision, it will be proposed to SDIA. WSA scheduled to meet with IH on 3rd July.

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 11 June

The following topics were discussed during the meeting: –

The board agree to re-format the style of the formal WSA minutes of board meeting and for approved minutes to be placed in a shared Google Drive folder. Statutory Accounts of 2021 was discussed and the board agreed to approve after receiving final draft from the WSA accountant. Audited Accounts for 2021 to be presented to the Zone Representatives by 30 June. The board of directors have agreed to conduct the WSC Meeting in Kalimantan from the 5th to the 14th of February 2024. WSA working party on SDIA MOU will invite IH for consultation on the draft MOU. SICA is ready to discuss a draft Charter with WSA.

WSA Meeting with SICA Board – 4 June

As part of the WSA communication efforts with the WSA Affiliates, the board met with the SICA board.

Matters discussed, after introducing members of each board, were the visibility of SICA to the world, space to discover talents in Subud, and technical support for SICA.
SICA will also work with WSA on an MOU.

WSA Working Party – on Organization – 29 May

WSA in harmonizing its relationship with the Affiliates and Wings is working on enhancing mutual understanding between international Subud organizations.

The working party, which members include International Helpers, Zone Representatives and the WSA Executive Chair is discussing a draft memorandum of understanding proposed by SDIA.