Re: Need guidance on how established communities orient new members
From: Mac Thomson (macthomsonme.com)
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 06:49:45 -0700 (PDT)
Heartwood Cohousing’s new member orientation materials can be found here 
<https://www.heartwoodcohousing.com/for-new-members.html>.

-- 
Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado
http://www.heartwoodcohousing.com


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do 
nothing."
                           - Edmund Burke
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> On May 19, 2021, at 9:41 PM, Nan Henderson <nhenderson [at] resiliency.com> 
> 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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