Re: Question about using addendums
From: Ann Lehman (
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:01:33 -0700 (PDT)
Why nit just create implementation guidelines, as a separate document?

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Ann Lehman
Zimmerman Lehman

National Cohousing Conference
May 30 - June 2, 2019
Portland, OR

> On Apr 15, 2019, at 10:16 PM, Chris Terbrueggen <christopher402 [at] 
>> wrote:
> Greeting, we are working on writing several policies for Linden Cohousing,
> formerly CohoMadison. We are using addendums to write operational
> suggestions for the committee that will be in charge of implementing the
> policy or the addendum clarifies specific ideas in the policy that are
> complicated.
> "An addendum is something added to a previously existing written document –
> usually a contract
> <>.
> Typically, it is either a more detailed explanation of something already
> noted in a contract or a proposed change to the contract. The word
> addendum, or the plural addenda, is derived from the Latin word *addere*,
> which means “must be added.”
> I would like some feedback on using addendums.  Here are my questions.  Do
> you think addendums are helpful when clarifying cohousing policies before
> they are approved? After the policy is approved, does your governance
> bylaws explain how policies are amended compared to addendums?  Or, does
> the committee, who has the responsibility of implementing the policy,  have
> free rain to alter the addendum?
> Thanks, Chris Terbrueggen
> Linden Cohousing
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