Re: Decision making equity members and exploring members
From: Jeanne Goodman (
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 18:10:41 -0700 (PDT)
I agree with Stacia.

As the architectural genius, Mary Kraus (Pioneer Valley Cohousing) once
said. Our associate members are our market. If we want to know what our
market is thinking we'd better take their opinions VERY seriously.

On the other hand, we nearly programmed a workshop for an associate member
who didn't stay in the group. So the moral of the story to me is -- listen
hard, but don't act unless they show you the money.

Jeanne Goodman
JP Cohousing, Boston, MA

----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 04:22
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Decision making equity members and exploring members

I think it is good to be aware and perhaps put limits on the influence that
associate members have.

I have seen associate members 'fully' participate in design meetings to the
point where they sway the group in favour of a certain decision with their
reasoned argument ...

Stacia Leech
Roberts Creek Cohousing, B.C. Canada, where eleven families are in and the
rest of the thirty one are under construction.

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