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1. RE: I never join a club that would have me for a member (score: 92)
Author: Fred H Olson <fholsoncohousing.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 17:18:01 -0600 (MDT)
The message below was written by a person who wishes to share their relevant experience but wishes to remain anonymous due to the sensitive relationships discussed. I know the author and can vouch fo...

2. Re: Exclusion of a Member (Louis-H. Campagna) (score: 75)
Author: Leah <drsweetieyahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:57:24 -0700 (PDT)
We had a participant early in development that had some challenges regarding communication skills and ability to follow our process. Not wanting to be exclusionary, we welcomed him into our group and...

3. Re: MEMBER APPLYING TO BE PROJECT MANAGER (score: 63)
Author: Tim Mensch <tim-coho-lbitgems.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:31:11 -0800 (PST)
Racheli Gai wrote: We had a member who was our project manager, and it was extremely problematic The strongest argument I've heard against using a project manager who is a member is that: All develop...

4. Re: Fallback Voting Methods- By Household or Member? (score: 60)
Author: normangauss <normangausscharter.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 09:29:22 -0800 (PST)
Logically, a vote in which money is a critical factor (and therefore tied to HOA dues levied on a unit basis) should be based on units. On the other hand, a vote affecting members individually and no...

5. Online Sociocracy Course for Communities - 2 free classes Jan 14, 16 (score: 58)
Author: Fred-List manager <fholsoncohousing.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2021 12:17:21 -0800 (PST)
Diana Leafe Christian <diana [at] ic.org> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> -- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -- Dear fri...

6. Re: Moving back from concensus? (score: 58)
Author: Mac Thomson <macthomsonme.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:34:25 -0800 (PST)
Our community, Heartwood Cohousing in rural SW Colorado, have been practicing consensus for >20 years. We ran into some trouble a couple years ago with what seemed to many of us to be inappropriate b...

7. Fallback Voting Methods- By Household or Member? (score: 58)
Author: David Demaree <dhdemaryyahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:10:41 -0800 (PST)
Hi all, We're currently writing our bylaws and we've come up against the issue of how to allocate votes in the event that consensus fails. Some prefer to allocate votes by unit in order to protect th...

8. Re: Fallback Voting Methods- By Household or Member? (score: 58)
Author: normangauss <normangausscharter.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 09:05:15 -0800 (PST)
Recently our community had an issue sitting around for a few weeks being debated endlessly. One member was so frustrated about no action being taken on the issue that she offered to facilitate a meet...

9. seeking anecdotes about new-member process for my book (score: 58)
Author: Communities Magazine <christian_d1bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 10:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Cohousing-L readers, I'm in the final stages of writing a book about how to research, visit, evaluate, and join communities. (It's called Finding the Ecovillage or Sustainable Community of Your...

10. Re: MEMBER APPLYING TO BE PROJECT MANAGER (score: 58)
Author: David Heimann <heimanntheworld.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:26:17 -0800 (PST)
Hello, Early in our development phase we decided that no one who was a member of JP Cohousing could accept paid employment on a project being done for JP Cohousing. Also, a JPC member working for a c...

11. Re: member of more than one group? (score: 55)
Author: Raines Cohen <coho-Lraines.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 16:02:19 -0700 (MST)
Catya Belfer-Shevett <catya [at] homeport.org> wrote on ri, 24 Dec 1999 17:52:35 -0500 (EST): I'm one of the ones you saw. I'm involved in both an established group that is preparing to move in withi...

12. Re: member vs. household for community representation (score: 55)
Author: Sharon Villines <sharonsharonvillines.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 15:56:01 -0600 (MDT)
Our By-Laws stipulate Class 1 and Class 2 decisions. Class 1 decisions are made by homeowners at one "vote" per unit and include decisions involving money -- this means that only those with a financ...

13. Re: Discount for early member (score: 55)
Author: Mac &amp; Sandy Thomson <ganeshrmi.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:53:01 -0700 (MST)
Compensating members for work is a very sticky issue, especially if the work was done before any agreement was made about compensation. One of the things we did to both attract members and compensate...

14. Re: Question about member orientation sessions? (score: 55)
Author: Jeanne Goodman, JP Cohousing <goodmanjjpcohousing.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 07:28:54 -0700 (PDT)
Dear Ayala, First of all, we learned relatively early on that an information session is for prospective members and orientations are for new members. The distinction was an important one for us. We p...

15. Re: Seeking advice re mentally ill community member (score: 55)
Author: Cher Stuewe-Portnoff <cherworks01yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 06:43:58 -0700 (PDT)
Diana - I can't offer community experience, because we are not in our community yet. But as a former mental health professional, I can tell you that in this case, the older community members are the...

16. Re: Exclusion of a Member (score: 55)
Author: Rob Sandelin <floriferousmsn.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 08:00:14 -0700 (PDT)
Once upon a time I got called in to a community to facilitate the process of either reconciling with or helping the group remove a member who was seen by the group as being far out of sync with every...

17. Re: Anyone have a "member's charter"? (score: 55)
Author: Nessa Dertnig <nessamainecohousing.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 03:23:54 -0800 (PST)
We here in Belfast (Maine) Cohousing & Ecovillage don't have one, but I'd love to see yours if you're willing to share! Nessa www.mainecohousing.org -- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:07:21 +000...

18. Re: member profiles (score: 52)
Author: Buzz Burrell <72253.2101compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 95 23:22 CDT
Another list I subscribe to uses an excellent method of obtaining member profiles. I heartily recommend it to the Coho-List managers. Making this work requires it being an official policy of the list...

19. Re:Rejecting Prospective Member/Neighbors (score: 52)
Author: GREENCY <GREENCYaol.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 1996 07:17:10 -0500
I'm curious to know what kind of issues,without disclosing anything private, of course, came up between your group and the prospective new member, whom you collectively rejected. Thank you, Josh Sam...

20. Re:Strategies to deal with a difficult member? (score: 52)
Author: Daniel Nachbar <nachbarworld.std.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 14:06:29 -0500
We have had quite a few totally unreasonable demands from several members over the years. The response, as with my 5-year-old son is always "I love you but, no, you may not have the cookie (or toy o...

21. RE: help on new member guidelines (score: 52)
Author: Marci Malinowycz <SoDanceclassic.msn.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 16:14:25 -0500
I didn't like the (thankfully brief) period in our history when we closed our membership to those who weren't already parents, in order to increase the percentage of kids in the mix. I have since hea...

22. RE: I never join a club that would have me for a member... (score: 52)
Author: Rob Sandelin <floriferousmsn.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 08:19:09 -0600 (MDT)
I have been told, and have seen that before you actually own real estate and have titles your organization can be as selective as it wants to in regards to individuals. I have known cohousing groups...

23. member vs. household for community representation (score: 52)
Author: Andrea Schulz <schulzaCWS.CO.Santa-Clara.CA.US>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 14:35:01 -0600 (MDT)
Hi all, I'm a member of Oak Creek Commons in Paso Robles, CA. I'm looking for information on how other communities handle the situation of member vs. household representation in decision making situa...

24. Re: member vs. household for community representation (score: 52)
Author: Elizabeth Stevenson <tamgoddesshome.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 14:51:01 -0600 (MDT)
We count members individually. Since we never vote, it hardly matters; anyone can block consensus. But we do count households represented when determining whether or not we have a quorum at general m...

25. Re: criteria for member types (was flying mango) (score: 52)
Author: Lynn Nadeau <welcomeolympus.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 14:48:03 -0700 (MST)
Dear Marc, Here's my take on your guess at member types. high Most of RW's 24 families are "liberals"- probably none voted Republican, and on Sept 12, 2001 when we spontaneously gathered to share tho...

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