Re: Need Suggestions for complying with bank guidelines to opening cohousing bank accounts etc
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 05:15:26 -0700 (PDT)
Elph -- this is really interesting to me. How do you choose the convenors of your teams/committees? Are they chosen by those on the committee?


Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA
703 663 3911

On Apr 12, 2010, at 7:51 AM, Elph Morgan wrote:

What we did at Great Oak Cohousing is simply designate the conveners of several key committees to also have the official titles. So the convener of our steering cmtee is the President, the convener of the Finance cmtee is the Treasurer, etc. We wrote it into our Bylaws so that it is official.
Works fine. And we never have to deal with elections.


On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Leslye Janusz <leslyej [at]> wrote:

Our group, Auburn Ecohousing, in Auburn, CA is looking for help in how our group can comply with guidelines for opening a bank account, or a member
operated LLC.

We've had "officers" in the past, elected, or selected by the entire group, but that feels so antithetical to the concept of cohousing and consensus. However, banks want to know who the officers are for purposes of opening an account and who can sign on an account. In setting up a member operated
is it necessary to have "officers?"

What are other groups doing to show some official sort of structure or
leadership team that would satisfy banking intitutions?
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