|Re: Having two members of a household on the Board||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez (jerrysociocracyforall.org)|
|Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:33:49 -0700 (PDT)|
On a theoretical basis, it does not matter that there are people from the same household in a circle because you make decisions my consent, not majority rule. And in the Sun/General Circle those people have been selected for qualities and capacity to serve and are not just volunteers. Ideally, their contribution to policymaking is persuasive rather than arm twisting. To me what is important here is that the Sun Circle do meaningful feedback in your meetings on a regular basis about the quality of both process and productivity. Keep yourselves honest, responsive and well-functioning. Jerry Koch-Gonzalez 413-687-5444 Co-Founder , Sociocracy For All <http://sociocracyforall.org/> and New England NVC <http://newenglandnvc.org/> Founding Resident, Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community <http://cohousing.com/> To talk to me about sociocracy or NVC, go here: https://talktojerry.youcanbook.me On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 2:18 PM David Clements and Evan Richardson via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > Westwood Cohousing in Asheville NC has adopted a variant of Sociocracy. > We have a Sun Circle (General Circle) which is the main governing and > policy making group. The Sun Circle serves legally as the Board of > Directors. The Sun Circle delegates authority to three Planet Circles > (Community, Buildings/Grounds, and Administrative/Finance). Most of those > on the Sun Circle are there by virtue of being Operations Leaders for or > Representatives from the Planet Circles. > As of now there are 8 members of the Sun Circle. Two households each have > two members on the Sun Circle. > We have heard concerns that it is a bad idea to allow more than one member > of a household to serve on the Board/Sun Circle at a time. We could change > our bylaws to allow only one Board member from each household. > Have any of you had this issue come up, and what did you decide about it? > Thanks for any feedback. > David ClementsWestwood Cohousing > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > >
Having two members of a household on the Board David Clements and Evan Richardson, August 15 2019
- Re: Having two members of a household on the Board Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, August 15 2019
- Re: Having two members of a household on the Board Sharon Villines, August 15 2019
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