Re: Need guidance on how established communities orient new members
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 06:49:45 -0700 (PDT)
Heartwood Cohousing’s new member orientation materials can be found here 

Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do 
                           - Edmund Burke

> On May 19, 2021, at 9:41 PM, Nan Henderson <nhenderson [at]> 
> wrote:
> Greetings!
> I am on the Membership Committee at Manzanita Village Co-housing in Prescott, 
> AZ.
> We have a good Guidelines Manual for new members, and a "nuts and bolts" 
> orientation 
> of how to live in this community (the physical layout, committee structure, 
> how
> consensus governing works).
> Several of us, though, want to provide an additional orientation for new 
> members on
> "The Spirit of Cohousing" - how it differs from other groups, esp. H.O.A.s; 
> the kinds
> of communication skills that are needed; and common struggles/conflicts new 
> members
> have in cohousing and possible resolutions.
> Have any of you developed this type of a New Member Orientation (for living 
> in an
> established community)?  If so, could you share details with us, by using my 
> e-mail?
> Thank you very much,
> Nan Henderson
> Membership Committee
> Manzanita Village Cohousing
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