Re: Open House Day 2020?
From: Susan HEDGPETH (hedgpethberkeley.edu)
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Alice,
Hmm.  Thanks for forwarding Neil's email.
BUT when I look at the cohousing.org site there is only one community
listed as doing a tour on April 26.
Are there others?    Is it really happening?
Trying to make plans.  :)
Thanks.
Susan


On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 11:03 AM Alice Alexander <aliceanne4 [at] gmail.com>
wrote:

> Neil Planchon sent this out Friday, April 3:
>
>   Hello everyone
>
> I hope this finds you well and staying strong during these Coronavirus
> times. I am on the Coho/US events team and now focusing on helping organize
> our April 26 National Cohousing OpenHouse day.
>
> You are receiving this note because you or someone in your community,
> signed up to host an Open House on April 26. A lot has happened since the
> time you signed up and I am checking in with you to find out what you are
> planning to on Open House day now that circumstances are different.
>
> I have added a simple grid, as we have done in previous years, where your
> event details will be listed for all to see. The page
> http://www.cohousing.org/national-open-house-2020/ is a work in progress
> which I am updating daily. Please reply as soon as possible. Thank you.
>
> In my opinion...
>
>    - It is important that our communities open our virtual doors (using
>    Skype, Google Meet, Zoom or Whereby) to seekers.
>    - This unprecedented time is creating a unique opportunity for
>    communities to introduce and host more people than might come in person.
>    - Be creative and have FUN as you reinvent your Open House event!
>
>
> I have very much enjoyed hearing and reading about how communities have
> been navigating the last few weeks. Keep it up!
>
> Remember to let me know what your plans for April 26 are so that I can get
> our webpage updated this week. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from
> you.
>
> In community
> Neil
> —
>
> Events Planning Team member. Cohousing Association of the USA
> Swan's Market Cohousing and Cohousing Research Network
>
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>
>
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:56 PM Susan HEDGPETH <hedgpeth [at] berkeley.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi cohousers,
> >
> > Sorry if I missed this but I haven't seen any discussion about having
> Open
> > House Day this year on April 26.  I know at one point it was scheduled.
> > And I know there was a webcast about it but that was a few weeks ago so
> > things may have changed.  I don't find anything on the cohousing.org
> site
> > about it.
> >
> > Could someone please advise the status?  Is anyone trying to do one
> > virtually?    Pros?  Cons?    I'm feeling like it's too much to try to
> pull
> > together at this late date but am curious what other communities are
> doing
> > (or not doing).  Thanks.
> >
> > Susan Hedgpeth
> > Pleasant Hill Cohousing
> > Pleasant Hill, CA
> > East of San Francisco
> > http://phch,org
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