|Re: Welcoming new members||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Barrett (mbarretttoast.net)|
|Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:44:56 -0800 (PST)|
For many people a significant benchmark in the path from first knowledge of cohousing to move-in has to be the point at which they pay a substantial lump sum of money to the nascent organization with little or no expectation that they can get the money back, in the short term, if they want or need it.
To me, making that payment represents commitment (and justifies a party). Michael BarrettShadowlake Village in Blacksburg Virginia, where we are wondering if winter is over or or it hasn't yet arrived. The wiser money is on "not yet arrived".
----- Original Message ----- From: "Spencer Beard" <spencer [at] s2cycle.com>
To: <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:08 AM Subject: [C-L]_ Welcoming new members
Hello, Our developing cohousing group is at a stage wherein a core group of 5 families has been working together for 1.5 years and we are ready to bring in new neighbors. I was wondering what kind (if any) of welcoming ceremonies other cohousing groups may use to mark a prospective member's decision to actually join the community? At that point in the process, our new people will have had a "buddy" family assigned and have attended a number of meetings, both social and business. But how do any of you mark the change in status from "interested" to "committed"? spencer Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing Seattle _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
- RE: welcoming new members, (continued)
RE: welcoming new members Eris Weaver, April 14 2005
- Re: welcoming new members Sharon Villines, April 14 2005
Welcoming new members Spencer Beard, January 26 2012
- Re: Welcoming new members Catya Belfer, January 27 2012
- Re: Welcoming new members Michael Barrett, January 27 2012
- Re: Welcoming new members Sharon Villines, January 27 2012
- RE: welcoming new members Eris Weaver, April 14 2005
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