Re: Need Suggestions for complying with bank guidelines to opening cohousing bank accounts etc
From: Leslye Janusz (leslyejgmail.com)
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:27:38 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you all for your wonderful feedback. It will be very helpful to our
group in the upcoming months.
Leslye

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM, Elph Morgan <elph [at] ic.org> wrote:

>
> At Great Oak conveners sign up for the position as part of our work system
> -
> they tend to rotate, some every 4 months, some stay on longer, but all
> rotate. The titles are looked on as merely symbolic baggage, often
> forgotten, but used every now and then for filling out legal or financial
> forms.
>
> -elph
>
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > AZ
> >
> > 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.
> > >
> > > -elph
> > >
> > > On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Leslye Janusz <leslyej [at] gmail.com>
> > > 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
> > >> LLC,
> > >> 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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