Re: Affiliate/associate members
From: David Mandel (
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 01:48:19 -0600 (MDT)
No disrespect intended, but I've noticed that this and numerous other questions
asked recently are ones that were discussed extensively a couple or four years
ago and should therefore be available for scrutiny in the archives. I suggest 
try that first, then if you want updated and/or additional information, perhaps
begin by offering a cogent summary of previous discussion. It takes a little 
effort, but it would be more likely to draw some of us old-timers into the
conversation if we felt that our collective past wisdom were at least being

David in Sacramento

Berrins [at] wrote:

> In a message dated 5/9/2000 4:27:40 PM, fholson [at] writes:
> << Anyway, we are interested in learning of any experiences other groups,
> especially urban groups, have had with affiliate or associate members. Do
> you have them? Do you charge them fees? Do they have free access to your
> facilities? Are they completely self selected?
> Thanks in advance for responding,
> Dana Fleischhacker
> Takoma Village Cohousing >>
> Hey, we at Pathways are interested, too.  The contractor who found the land
> for us is building three houses off the same road he is building for us.  The
> houses will be close enough to easily walk up the road to Pathways (maybe
> 100-200 yards), and are being built by folks who were on our waiting list.
> We are trying to figure out just what level and kinds of participation are
> realistic.
> BTW, our lawyer advised us not call them "members", even associate members,
> as that would infer some kind of legal say in Pathways business.  Whatever.
> So, we are brainstorming for another handle to refer to them by.  Any ideas?
> Roger
> Pathways Cohousing
> Northampton, MA
> 17 households in, 7 to go!

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