Reopening Survey results coming soon! Thank you to all who participated in our recent survey, sharing your thoughts about resuming services at Portland Center as pandemic-related restrictions begin to lift. The Managing Council will place an announcement on our website, as well as send an email update to all e-newsletter subscribers. If you are not already a subscriber to our e-newsletter, we invite you to sign up here so you can be kept informed about our plans for reopening.
Portland Center is now incorporated. On Sunday March 21st the Council held an election with Portland Center’s registered voting members, to decide whether to incorporate our Center. The vote was unanimous in favor of this action. Incorporation will help our logistical operations in several important areas: Clear guidelines (provided by Mother Center) for conducting the Portland Center operations, greater ease of banking, adding a donation button to our website, better liability protection, and clear nonprofit status. Our thanks go to the Mother Center monastics and managers who guided us through this process. In addition, we are grateful to the coordinators of the Eugene SRF Group and the Seattle Center for their advice.
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If you have completed the basic SRF Lessons series, you are eligible to receive the newly-released Supplement Lessons. More information is available through your member portal on the SRF website.
Portland Center of SRF is supported solely by financial contributions from members and friends, and by volunteers who donate their time. We especially appreciate your ongoing financial support during these months when we are unable to hold live services.
If you would like to write a check to the group, please know that checks payable to "Portland Center" will be deposited locally and used to support our Center's activities, pay utility bills and other recurring expenses. Checks payable to "Self-Realization Fellowship" are sent to SRF headquarters in Los Angeles, to contribute to SRF's worldwide activities.
Some members choose to make regular donations to our Center, and one convenient option is to set up automatic bill pay through your bank. Or, checks may be mailed to 356 NE 80th Avenue, Portland 97213.