Re: Subject: Common meals - mandatory participation?
From: Kay Wilson Fisk (
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:31:43 -0700 (PDT)
I was another who expressed discomfort with the idea of a
mandatory meal program. In our case, we tried it, and it fizzled.
However after reading the positive responses where these programs
are working well, I can appreciate both sides of the issue. It
sounds like the key to success may be when cooking/cleaning is
mandatory but eating isn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cohousing-L
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] On Behalf Of Muriel Kranowski
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:15 AM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Subject: Common meals - mandatory

I'm one who wrote in to say we have a voluntary system, but I
wasn't trying to denigrate a mandatory system. I sometimes wish
we had some kind of requirement for participation, but two of our
founding members were completely opposed to mandating anything
and we deferred to them. Both have since moved away so I can't
debate it with them at this stage, but we still have that
attitude as a legacy.

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