|Re: membership process for long distance members||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Stevenson (tamgoddesshome.com)|
|Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 12:18:05 -0600 (MDT)|
Your process for becoming a member is quite long-and unusual for built communities, I think. I think it's more usual for groups that have yet to move in. Since we are a condo association, community members can sell to whomever they please. This is less frightening than it sounds. I don't think it's just luck that we've had good people come in from resales. Since we are built, they can really get a feel for whether they want to live here in a few meetings and meals. One of our greatest assets is a very active family who moved here after one visit. And a long process is no guarantee. More than one person in our community was a member for months or years before move-in, and was miserable once he/she lived here. In my experience, the built community, even if not completed, is a real enough experience that people will self select in a much shorter time than two months. Of course, your mileage may vary. There is no one-size-fits-all for cohousing. -- Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento California http://members.home.net/southsideparkcohousing/ tamgoddess [at] home.com > Hi couhousers > From: Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing, Minneapolis, MN > > We are discussing potential modifications of our membership process for a > couple from California who are moving here in the fall and have a purchase > agreement to buy a home, contingent on going through the process and being > approved as members. (the home is a coop apartment, so approval is necessary > to buy in, unlike our townhomes, where approval is needed to join the Board of > the Master Association) (don't worry, we have a very complex structure you > don't need to understand). > > I vaguely remember a discussion of such issues (membership process for people > living far away) but can't find it in the archives - I have searched for non > resident members, and long distance, in Peter Scott's archive, to no result. > Can anyone suggest search terms? > > Or ideas? > > Our process requires two months of being an active member of the community, > and > seems very important to me - as it allows people to self-select themselves in > or out while working and playing with us, experiencing how we make decisions > and resolve conflicts, etc. And now that we've been out of the development > phase for 2+ years (since we finished remodeling the community kitchen) the > work, decisions, conflicts, are less intense, less frequent. _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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