Re: Meal Preparation
From: Diana E Carroll (
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:40:08 -0800 (PST)
Speaking from a banking perspective...what is the legal entity that owns the bank account? did you set up an LLC or does an individual own it or what? Thanks.

We've had a few things we'd like to handle as financially separate systems but couldn't figure out how to do it without registering the "club" as an LLC.

- Diana

On 1/26/2010 12:30 PM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah wrote:
Someone just asked for insights about "splitting off" aspects of the
meal system from the whole community operation. We do that with the
accounting part: Separate books, and separate bank accounts, are kept
for the weekly cooked meals. The account holds both the kitty for
pantry supplies and the escrow money people have pre-paid for future
meals. Dinner fees are paid into it; cooks are reimbursed from it;
checks are written from it for pantry supplies.

Ways it's not split: Our Common House Operations team supervises the
systems for meals, does most of the pantry shopping, and maintains the
accounting. Also, community annual assessments have included a couple
of vegetable-garden "shares" so that any Monday-night cook can use our
garden produce.

Maraiah Lynn Nadeau, RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA
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