Council News

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 15 April 2023

The WSA Executive invited the MSF trustees to observe the meeting.

The main agenda of the meeting was the MSF Trustees Selection and the proposed amendment to MSF Bylaws. Before those two items were discussed the meeting approved last month’s BOD Minutes of Meeting and the meeting’s agenda. The WSA board, after discussion and listening to explanation from MSF’s trustees, had no more comments and in general have no outstanding issue and agree to the changes proposed by MSF to MSF’s Bylaws. A board resolution will be proposed and approved. On the matter of MSF Trustee Selection, the joint WSA and MSF team with the support the International Helpers will work on the selection process. Discussed with MSF was also the plan for funding the WSA Archives Facility in Canberra.

Pre-Congress meetings on Member Countries proposals – 19 March 2023

Back-to-back meetings were held with Subud Australia and Subud Britain.

These were a listening meeting to hear the World Congress proposals submitted by the two National Organizations in December 2022 and January 2023. Australia submitted a proposal to change the WSA Bylaws in the form of a Charter, and Britain submitted proposals that would impact the WSA Bylaws on the definition of ‘consensus’ in decision making, “WSA membership,” and on the use of the term “International Subud Committee.”


Please visit the Member Countries proposals link for more details here: Link

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 11/12 March 2023

The main topic on the agenda was the Canberra Archive construction project presented by Matthew Moir, the WSA Archives Sub-committee chair; after the positive support by the Council at the WSC meeting in Rungan Sari, the board formally approved the proposed project.

Another important subject following the WSC Meeting in Rungan Sari, was the business of Zone 6 countries’ representation at the international level. The MSF Trustees’ selection was also discussed as a follow-up from the WSC meeting.

WSC Meeting – 6 to 14 February 2023

The first in-person meeting of the WSC after the pandemic in Rungan Sari, Kalimantan, was attended by approximately 60 participants, which included council members and observers.

Before the meeting, the IH Dewan was already in session since the 28th of January in Jakarta and attended Subud Indonesia’s National Congress in Surabaya with some of the council members.

The agenda of the 2023 WSC Meeting covered sessions on relationships between the various International Subud organizations, visits to projects managed by Subud members around Rungan Sari, and discussions/presentations on the upcoming World Congress in 2024.

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 28 January 2023

In preparation for the WSC meeting in early February 2023, the Board discussed the agenda and topics to be resolved.

WSA Monthly BOD Meeting – 10 December 2022

The meeting mostly discussed the preparation of the World Congress,

particularly (1) the World Congress dates, while waiting for confirmation from the central Government of Indonesia, (2) the draft Guidelines for Congress Delegates, to be circulated to the country members before the end of December 2022; and (3) the WSA Membership, criteria.

WSA – MSF Joint Meeting – 19 November 2022

The Joint Meeting organized by MSF was conducted for the joint approval of the 2023 MSF Program and Budget by the directors of WSA and the trustees of MSF.

The 2023 MSF Budget was unanimously approved by the WSA board of directors and MSF board of trustees.

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.