|North American Organization - from Zev||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Cohousing-L listmgr (fholsonmtn.org)|
|Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 12:01:08 -0500|
Zev Paiss for the RMCA Board by Zpaiss [at] aol.com Thu, 14 Aug 1997 is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was re-posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org NOTE I have heard from other people who did not get this message so I am forwarding it to the list again. Sorry if you have seen it before. I'd still like to hear from folks who missed it the first time to help track down what happened. If you did not get it on the 14th, please send Fred a note at fholson [at] cohousing.org with the subject: "Message missed" to help track down what happened. If you did get it you could send a message "Got Missed message". Fred ------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS --------------------- Dear CoHousers: Zev here. I wanted to put down onto paper a response to several people on this list regarding the creation of a North American coho organization. For those of you asking why should we do this, I would like to say that this was discussed at length two years ago in Boulder and the consensus at that time was to move ahead with the creation of this organization. Since little specific work has actually occured on that front, it feels like what is emerging is a logical evolution of that two-year-old request. I wanted to clarify that the thinking at this point is NOT to create a new organization but to modify the legal structure of the RMCA to accomodate the wider needs of a larger organization. The questions raised about funding such an organization are excellent and will come into play, if and only if, the organization begins to offer additional services and take on expanded projects. The RMCA has operated under the philosophy that if someone wants to see us take on a new project then they will need to find the resources both in person-power and funding if needed. I see this larger organization working the same way in the beginning. Our image is to create a vessel (or bessel as Checkov would say) large enough to hold a wide variety of FUTURE activities and projects. However initially, the activities of this organization would be to continue only what is already occuring. This would include, publishing of the Journal under the excellent eyes and hands of Don Lindemann, offer an ever growing Web site under the command of Stuart, and be a national contact for the curious as the Network is already doing. A listing of possible future services and projects is being composed by Michael Mariner of the RMCA and should be distributed to this list very shortly. Our hope is to bring to the Seattle conference a set of legal documents which are basically a handful of modifications from the existing RMCA Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation for discussion and eventual approval of those who are in attendance at the Meeting of Burning Souls. Please send your thoughts and suggestions to me in addition to the entire list. Thanks, Zev Paiss for the RMCA Board
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