Re: choosing a community name
From: Yochai Gal (yochaigalgmail.com)
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2021 16:41:04 -0700 (PDT)
That is the name for this region (I live here as well). The Pioneer River
Valley to be specific.

I've never heard push back on it.

On Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 6:59 PM Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at] vt.edu> wrote:

> Is "Pioneer Valley" still the usual name for your region, or is there any
> popular pushback against it?
>
> On Sat, Aug 7, 2021 at 5:52 PM Jerry Koch-Gonzalez <
> jerry [at] sociocracyforall.org> wrote:
>
> > Our legal name is Cherry Hill Condominium Association. We are known to
> the
> > world as Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community. In Massachusetts, if I
> > remember right, it costs $50 every five years to register our public
> "Doing
> > Business As" name. Very simple.
> > On the other hand, we are wondering about changing our name from Pioneer
> > Valley to something that does not evoke white settlers taking over
> > indigenous land. After 25 years, it is not easy to decide on a name
> change.
> > Jerry
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> > Jerry Koch-Gonzalez
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> > On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 9:32 AM Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I know nothing of Cohousing names. And I am trying to do some legal
> > things
> > > at a church that 150 years ago formed with a legal name they have never
> > > used. And we can’t do the legal work with out figuring out what our
> legal
> > > name *is*. Hours of work. Like 50-60 hours.
> > >
> > > So do something that keeps the legal name in some people’s hands and
> > minds
> > > as many years go by.
> > >
> > > Liz
> > > Mosaic commons Cohousing in Berlin ma.
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 8:51 PM Marcia Zuckerman via Cohousing-L <
> > > cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > As Bay State Commons anticipates the completion of our building,
> we're
> > > > also exploring changing our name. In this connection, we'd like to
> ask
> > a
> > > > question about naming — specifically, about the relationship of a
> > coho's
> > > > legal name on condo documents to the name it's known by publicly.
> > > > Apparently it's common cohousing practice for a coho's public and
> legal
> > > > names to be basically the same (e.g., XYZ Cohousing in public,  XYZ
> > > > Condominium on the condo docs). In our case, we're also exploring the
> > > > alternative: having the legal name on condo docs be different from
> the
> > > name
> > > > we're known by publicly. So we'd really appreciate feedback from
> other
> > > > cohousers.
> > > > Is this also fairly common practice among cohos? If your community's
> > > legal
> > > > and public names are different, could you share why you did it this
> > way,
> > > > and do you have any words of experience or advice to share? Also, did
> > you
> > > > decide to make any legal provision for your public name — e.g., a
> > > separate
> > > > LLC, registering it as a Doing-Business-As name, or such? (State laws
> > > will
> > > > vary, of course.)
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> > > -Liz
> > > (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
> > > Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
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