Re: Email
From: fergyb2 (
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:27:15 -0800 (PST)
We use email to send out notices and government required documents and to 
initiate discussions of issues but all decisions are made at Committee or HOA 
meetings.  Some people don't check their email regularly or have reliable 
access so if we have a time sensitive announcement we often hang a hard copy on 
the Common House door since everyone goes through there at least once a day.
          Bonnie Fergusson
          Swans Market Cohousing
          Oakland, CA

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 13, 2013, at 9:53 AM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:

> I've never had Matt's experience, I'm happy to say. In my 10 years so
> far of living in cohousing, some people just aren't that into using
> email for anything substantive in the community. They're inundated
> with it at work or are otherwise very busy or their router keeps
> breaking down or they don't have the temperament to follow those kinds
> of threads - they (opposite of Sharon) need the face-to-face
> discussion to figure out what they think.
> I think there would be resistance to the idea of carrying out
> committee decision making primarily via email, having nothing at all
> to do with wanting to obfuscate or invent a history of prior
> decisions.
>   Muriel
>   Shadowlake Village
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Matt Lawrence <matt [at]> 
> wrote:
>> In my experience, many of the people who oppose email are ones who don't
>> want a detailed record of what was said. That way they can make all sorts
>> of claims with little evidence to support people who disagree.  I've been
>> through this and it was quite unpleasent.
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