Re: Associate Membership Policies
From: Mary Kaplan (marycvkgmail.com)
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:46:51 -0800 (PST)
More.  You would LOVE Guatemala.  Even a yoga center at one town on Lake 
Atitlan.

Mary

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> On Mar 2, 2014, at 3:06 PM, Susan Hyne <susanhyne [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Two years ago, CoHo Ecovillage (Corvallis, Oregon) revamped its Friends of
> CoHo program and developed a new Associate Member program (with helpful
> input from several communities via this email list).
> 
> 
> 
> We developed an affiliates policy, affiliates guidelines, and CoHo
> membership guidelines (basically a color-coded spreadsheet listing
> membership steps, rights, and responsibilities for all categories).  Email
> me to request these files (susanhyne [at] gmail.com).
> 
> 
> 
> These materials were developed working closely with our "closest" Friend of
> CoHo household who became our first Associate Member household in the new
> program.  Despite our well-intentioned "outreach efforts," we learned it
> was difficult to "reach in" to the community and get connected in a
> meaningful way and it was unclear what Friends could/could not do at CoHo.
> Thus, our policy and guidelines were designed to help us be more welcoming
> AND to provide clarity.
> 
> 
> 
> We also wrote a blog posting on ways to connect with the community
> 
> https://www.cohoecovillage.org/blog/2012/01/ways-to-connect-with-coho-ecovillage/plus
> 
> and updated the Membership section on our website (www.cohoecovillage.org)
> so information was more widely available.
> 
> 
> 
> Generally, our affiliates are active members of our community and the
> process seems to be working well.
> -- 
> Susan Hyne
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