RE: Welcome kit
From: Eileen McCourt (
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 15:02:52 -0700 (MST)
I am working on something similar for Oak Creek Commons.  We have a few more
things to include, like our contract with our project manager, info on the
other professionals we are working with, our financial statements, and a
roster, but it is basically the same info you are talking about.  We are
well into our project without having this yet.  I'm impressed you are
getting it done now!  We also have a decision log and all the meeting
minutes from the beginning of the project since last January.  We are trying
to develop a financial worksheet that would help people make the decision to
commit to becoming equity members.  Anyone have such a thing?


emccourt [at]
phone 650-691-1195
fax      650-691-1195

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Hi all,

Writing from Mosaic Commons, a group working to get a couple more households
before starting land search West of Boston.

I'm putting together a welcome kit for people who are attending their first
general meeting - these folks have already been to an orientation /
introductory meeting, so this isn't their first intro to the group.

So far I'm looking to include...

1 - Guidelines for participation in meetings (i.e., prospective members can
join discussion but not participate in consensus, etc.)

2 - Explanation of the consensus color cards that we use, from Chris
ScottHansen's book.

3 - Timeline - where the group is, recent decisions, upcoming planned
events, etc.

4 - a "What happens next" document covering how to go from attending the
first meeting to becoming an associate or equity member

5 - a copy of our vision statement (which i also hand out at intro meetings,
but this seems to be a good one to hand out more than once)

Any other groups out there done something like this, or have feedback on

Once it's done it will go up on our website (
and folks can feel free to borrow from it...

        - catya

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