The Convention Center in Christchurch, New Zealand, was the site of the 13th Subud World Congress in January 2010. We are grateful for the vision, dedication, creativity and the plain hard work required in organizing Subud World Congresses, and the New Zealand organizing team stood out in all areas. Add to this the feeling of a relaxed atmosphere, the congress was reported by Subud members the world over as joyous and ‘mature’ and met the diverse needs of a worldwide membership and the business of congress. And as if that weren’t enough for the Christchurch volunteers, they added an addition to their latihan hall, almost doubling the size while planning for the congress.In September 2010 and February and June of 2011 devasting earthquakes struck Christchurch. While all members remained unharmed physically, the devastion to structures, infrastructure and ongoing stress from over 8000 aftershocks have taken their toll. Even the convention center where the congress was held will be torn down. [report below] A successful fundraising appeal from the WSA and SDIA brought in much needed assistance; approximately $75,000 USD including $10,000 donated to local aid organizations.
Subud has an impact on and is playing a role in the development of Central Kalimantan through its social activities as well as through various enterprises. It is a hub for the growth of Subud. Two visioning workshops have been held in Rungan Sari, the Subud community outside Palangkarya, the capital city. In 2006 Osanna Vaughn, then WSA Chairlady, began an international dialogue on Kalimantan in the worldwide Subud community to better understand how Subud was contributing to the development there. A 2007report remains relevant and provides much background information.
Cilandak, Jakarta (photo on top): With the opening celebration held in 2008 on the occasion of Ibu Rahayu’s 80th birthday, this elegantly renovated house of Bapak provides a modern setting for exhibitions, performances, seminars and business and social gatherings. It also houses a Subud information center.website
COUNTRIES OF ZONE 1/2
|Australia||Hessein Briedis||Adelaide, Adelaide South, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Melbourne North-East, Perth, Sydney, Sydney Northshore, Tasmania, Wollongong, Wollumbin||348|
|India||Ravi B Ashok||Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore||187|
|Indonesia||Iwan Syamsudin||Cabang Medan, Ranting Pekan Baru, Ranting Stabat, Ranting Tanjung Pinang, Ranting Bukit Kemuning, Cabang Palembang, Cabang Tanjung Karang, Ranting Pringsewu, Cabang Jakarta Pusat, Cabang Jakarta Sealatan, Cabang Jakarta Timur, Ranting Bekasi, Ranting Pamulang-Ciputat, Ranting Pasar Minggu., Ranting Utan Kayu, Kelompok Cinere, Kelompok Dana Reksa, Cabang Bandung, Cabang Bogor, Cabang Cimahi, Ranting Cilegon, Kelompok Depok, Cabang Kudus, Cabang Magelang, Ranting Pedan, Ranting Cilacap, Cabang Batang, Ranting Cepu, Cabang Jepara, Ranting Kedungjati, Ranting Klaten, Cabang Pekalongan, Cabang Purwokerto, Cabang Purworejo, Cabang Semarang, Cabang Surakarta, Kel. Mojoloban, Ranting Tawangmangu, Cabang Temanggung, Cabang Yogyakarta, Ranting Wonosobo, Cabang Kulon Progo, Ranting Ngombol, Ranting Banyu Urip, Ranting Salatiga, Cabang Pati, Kelompok Sragen, Cabang Purwodadi, Ranting Asak Karang Asam, Ranting Bangkalan, Ranting Bangli-bali, Ranting Banyuwangi, Ranting Blitar, Cabang Denpasar Bali, Ranting Jember, Ranting Kediri, Ranting Kemenuh Bali, Cabang Madiun, Cabang Malang, Ranting Pasuruan, Cabang Probolinggo, Ranting Saradan, Cabang Sidoardjo, Cabang Surabaya, Ranting Wungu, Ranting Tulung Agung, Kelompok Pamekasan, Cabang Mojokerto, Ranting Porong, Kelompok Mataram Lombok, Kelompok Nganjuk, Cabang Balikpapan, Cabang Banjarbaru, Ranting Banjarmasin, Ranting Handil2, Cabang Palangka Raya, Ranting Samarinda, Cabang Rungan Sari Seigohong, Cabang Kendari, Ranting Kolaka, Ranting Manokwari, Ranting Sorong, Cabang Jayapura, Cabang Ujung Pandang||3,272|
|Japan||Mr. (D.M.) Masayuki Nagamine||Kyobashi, Saginuma, Saitama, Tokai, Wakayama||141|
|Malaysia||Michael Alfonso||Kepong, Kuala Lumpur||38|
|New Zealand||Ramzi Addison||Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington||175|
|Sri Lanka||Malik Sideed||Colombo, Kandy||28|
|Thailand||Patcharin and Rosali Meepaibul||Bangkok||11|
|Vietnam||Hong Hanh Nguyen Kim Dung||Ho Chi Minh City||114|
2012: Australian Congress, December 2011 and January 2012; WSA Chair Australasia Diary – Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Dec’11 and Jan’12, Zone Representative Report, July 2011 – JUNE 2012; November; Australian Newsletter: Subud Ink – Autumn 2012; Thailand / Bangkok Subudhouse appeal
2011: Australian Congress, January; Tsunami Report from Subud Japan Chairperson, Dr. Masayuki Nagamine, March; Kalimantan Meeting (Roundtable): Report, Outcomes, Japan – visiting tsunami area, April; Christchurch in June;