|Re: participating in community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Larry Miller (larry.millercharter.net)|
|Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:21:59 -0800 (PST)|
Our community is 4 1/2 years old. We have a formal program with 8 hours of participation per adult requested. Households self report their participation monthly. Those who don't participate are assessed $32 per month, with less than 8 hour participation receiving partial credit. Participation includes cooking and meal cleanup, any actual committee work or on workdays, and attending meetings, although credit for meetings is limited. About 75% of the community participates fully, and another 10% participates occasionally. Some contribute substantially more than the "quota." In general, more participation would be very welcome, but we tend to get most things done. Some tasks are hired out when volunteers can't be found, and those that don't participate contribute through the extra assessment they pay. There has been, and continues to be, a great deal of discussion on ways to improve the program. Larry Miller Oak Creek Commons Dear Cohousers- We're a 15-year old co-housing and have run into a problem with getting everything done around here that needs to get done- from admin chores to physical labor. We have vacant homes (owners having difficulty selling but have already moved) and people living here and not participating fully (they'll cook but not do a chore, for example.) Our system is: (each adult) 4 hours per month for chores, cook once a quarter, be on a cluster (aka committee), attend general meetings. Can you share: 1. How many hours per month residents work 2. What is expected 2. What you do if someone doesn't participate Thank you, Jennifer Southside Park Cohousing _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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