|Re: COHOUSING-L digest 277 & Building Coho Interest||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alan Carpenter (acarpentdirect.ca)|
|Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 10:48:02 -0500|
---------- > From: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org > Subject: COHOUSING-L digest 277 > Date: Friday, September 19, 1997 8:53 AM > > COHOUSING-L Digest 277 > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 11:25:05 -0500 > From: jlwallis [at] lucent.com (Jackie L. Wallis) > To: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org > Subject: new IL cohousing group > > Greetings All! > > I'm relatively new to this mailing list, but old to the idea of > cohousing, and now I find myself in the position of 'burning soul' > in forming a new cohousing group in Illinois, in the far-west > Chicago suburbs. > > I've got my first informational meeting scheduled, to try and > gather other folks that are interested and to create the core > group. I'm in the process of trying to find a location for a > second and third meeting. The first meeting is in my church, > which was easy to arrange, and free, but I want the others to > be outside the church in the library or community center, or > somthing and that's harder to arrange, if I don't want to pay > big bucks. :-) A suggestion for the above is to have a meeting place in a restaurant who may have a meeting room and who may be in alignment with creating safe neighborhoods. This serves two functions. One is they supply the beverages and the food. Second they supply the meeting place that is neutral and can be on a continuous basis such as the Second monday of every month. If the restaurant is in alignment with what you are doing and may like extra business this can be an arrangement that benefits both parties. It will sure bring in more customers in the door. This suggestion is a part of a template that others are working on to help in the marketing and education of cohousing. Marci Malinowycz and myself Alan Carpenter are working on creating a template to assist Cohousing groups in building interest in their areas. We will be looking at patterns that we are currently developing and will be making these templates and patterns available to members of the "The Cohousing Network". The "Cohousing Network" is just forming as a result of the current Cohousing Conference. For membership inquires the starting team will post more information on Cohousing-L. The conference was very exciting and many more tools will be available to Cohousing groups in North America and beyond. > Anyway, I'm looking for information as to how and where you > advertised your initial informational meetings. Newspapers? > If so, what kind of ads did you use? Where else? What did you > say? What about work? Do you think it would be appropriate for > me to post something on a bulletin board at work? Newsgroups > on the net are obvious, and I'll do that as soon as my hubby > gets my computer properly registered. Any place else that > you used that was real effective in drawing people? Can I post > my new cohousing group on the Cohousing Network's web page, > even if the group is only me so far? > > Any help, words of wisdom would be appreciated. :-) > > Thanks!! > Jackie Wallis > DuPage Cohousing Association (membership: 1) :-) > > > > > ------------------------------ > > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 10:42:18 MST7MDT > From: "Scott Cowley" <scowley [at] aclis.lib.utah.edu> > To: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org > Subject: Re: de-politicizing cohousing > Message-ID: <5C97A6B26E2 [at] ALEX.LIB.UTAH.EDU> > > "Every breath you take is political." > - Paulo Freire > > ------------------------------ > > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 19:06:59 -0400 (EDT) > From: MelaSilva [at] aol.com > To: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org > Subject: Re: city vs. country > Message-ID: <970918190550_1461452232 [at] emout16.mail.aol.com> > > > In a message dated 97-09-17 12:02:01 EDT, Ray writes: > > > > >I do often miss being able to walk to everything like when I lived downtown, > >but now I love going to sleep & waking up to birds, frogs & crickets, rather > >than cars & trucks. And, oh, the stars at night... > > > > > Well, Ray, you can come vacation at my house, just blocks from everything- > library, downtown shops, zillions of restaurants, etc - and I will come > vacation at yours! > One of the big reasons some of us like to live in the city is that we commute > by bike, walk everywhere, and have plenty of time and energy to travel out of > the city. Many of us have for years fantasized about vacation trades with > folks in other coho communities. > I want to hear your birds, Ray.... > > Pam Silva > Southside Park, Sacramento CA > > > ------------------------------ > > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:20:39 -0500 (CDT) > From: Fred H Olson <fholson [at] maroon.tc.umn.edu> > To: cohousing-L <cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org> > Subject: Cohousing Conference report > Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.970918231536.7388C-100000 [at] maroon.tc.umn.edu> > > > The "Burning Souls" meeting today at Puget Ridge was quite enthusiastic > and decided to create a national non-profit organization based on > combining the Rocky Mountain Cohousing Association (and broadening it's > mission to the continent) with the current for-profit Cohousing Network > that does the Cohousing Journal. The new group will be called the > Cohousing Network. > > The above will be passed on to one of the tv networks as a "news hook" to > hopefully get them to air the segment this Sunday they've prepared but not > yet aired. (Sorry I dont recall the network / program name at the > moment.) > > Rob Sandelin announced some major revisoins and improvements to the > resources section ow www.cohousing.org. > > Lots of good folks, talk, food etc. Wish you were here. > > Fred ( from Seattle ) > > -- > Fred H. Olson fholson [at] tc.umn.edu Zipcode: 55411 > (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: > Cohousing-L See www.cohousing.org and nbhd-tc the > Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See www.freenet.msp.mn.us > > > > ------------------------------ > > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 22:29:20 -0700 (PDT) > From: Denise Meier and/or Michael Jacob <dmmj [at] wco.com> > To: Fred H Olson <fholson [at] maroon.tc.umn.edu> > Subject: Re: Cohousing Conference report > Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.970918222848.20445A-100000@shell> > > Thanks to our roving correspondent, Fred. Please keep these updates coming > - makes me feel better about not being there! > > Denise Meier > Sebastopol, CA > > > > ------------------------------ > > Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 06:54:39 -0500 (CDT) > From: Fred H Olson <fholson [at] maroon.tc.umn.edu> > Subject: Cohousing-L content of late > Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.970919055715.18779A-100000 [at] maroon.tc.umn.edu> > > Note: As list manager I generally discourage discussion about the > discussion on the list (versus discussion about cohousing) but decided it > was time to comment. I discourage replying to this message on the list, > lets get back to talking about cohousing. Again feel free to write me > directly. > > On Thu, 18 Sep 1997 BIGONY [at] aol.com (name not given) wrote: > > > I have been considering unsubscribing from the > > list just because I have found that I have not been getting too much helpful > > information lately. > > > > I decided to write and put this comment in a bit of context. > > 1) There has been no rash of unsubscriptions lately. > > 2) Many usually active contributors have been busy lately preparing for, > traveling to and participating in the North American Cohousing > Conference and have had less time to participate in Cohousing-L > > 3) If you wait a while the discussion will shift. > > Please be assured that it would be (I think most would agree) hasty > to unsubscribe based on any current string of messages. > > As list manager I generally take a hands off approach to > the course of discussion on cohousing-L. We are fortunate to have a great > bunch of folks in the cohousing movement and those that participate in > cohousing-L are generally very thoughtful and considerate and have made > this a very congenial discussion based on the comments I hear. > > But this is an open, unmoderated Internet discussion and is subject to the > same dynamics of lack of nonverbal cues, context etc characteristic of the > media. So things get posted that would probably not be said face to face > in public. > > Please continue to be civil while composing postings, stay on the topic of > cohousing, resist rising to the temptation to reply in kind to items you > find offensive and if in doubt set it aside till later and see how it > looks in the morning. Please sign (give your real name and preferably > where and what group you are a part of) your messages. Shades of > anonimity is a problem in this media. Consider responding directly , off > the list but I urge civility there too. If you desire my advice, feel > free to write me direct. > > If you do not find a particular discussion to be helpful, ignore it, > delete those messages. But if you disagree and can muster a civil > response, do it. All comments on cohousing topics are welcome. > > If things really get out of hand WHICH I DO NOT EXPECT, I reserve the > right to take action but we are a long way from that. > > I discourage replying to this message on the list, > Again feel free to write me directly. > > Lets get back to talking about cohousing. > > Fred (from Seattle) > > -- > Fred H. Olson fholson [at] tc.umn.edu Zipcode: 55411 > (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: > Cohousing-L See www.cohousing.org and nbhd-tc the > Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See www.freenet.msp.mn.us > > > > ------------------------------ > > Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 08:03:48 -0500 (CDT) > From: Cohousing-L listmgr <fholson [at] MTN.ORG> > To: cohousing-L <Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org> > Subject: Job : -- Chicago non-profit Housing Specialist > Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970919075622.6241A-100000 [at] freedom.mtn.org> > > Note that the message below is being posted by Fred the list manager > for a non-subscriber, Please reply directly to them: > The ACORN Housing Corporation , Martin Shallo, ahcdevdirect [at] igc.apc.org > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > Housing Specialist > Chicago based housing and community development project > seeks highly skilled professional to work on low-income > homeownership project. Must be committed to economic > justice for very low-income persons. Hands on person > who is comfortable and effective working with persons > from various backgrounds. > > Duties include: > Helping very low-income persons qualify for mortgages; > working with construction development team; overseeing > project development finances; communication with neighborhood > residents. > > Requirements: > Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing > with persons from various economic, educational and racial > backgrounds; Must understand the development process; Must > be able to use Micro Soft Office software. > > This is not a construction position. Person must be able to juggle > various tasks while taking projects to completion. ACORN Housing > Corporation of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer who > encourages women and other persons of color to apply. This is a > permanent and full time position for someone who is looking for > challenging meaningful work. > > Send resume and salary expectations to: > AHC Personnel > 117 W. Harrison St., Suite 200 > Chicago, IL 60605 > or email to ahcdevdirect [at] igc.apc.org. > > > ------------------------------ > > End of COHOUSING-L Digest 277 > *****************************
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