Tag: New-members


Your Cohousing Community and Sex Offenders

Many communities wonder about protecting community members, especially children from sex offenders. While some members feel strongly that background checks should be used, others object to relying on the criminal justice system (which many view as racist and unfair) as a source of information.  Read on for a detailed explanation of what a background check... Read More

Cohousing Across the Country – Part 6

Sharing the journey from Atlanta, GA to Anacortes, WA, engaging with community along the way.   Part 6 of 7 Wasatch Commons My final stop on my cohousing tour, was with Wasatch Commons in Salt Lake City.  It seemed fitting to end my visits with one of the longest standing communities in the US.  Wasatch recently... Read More

WebChat #20 New Member Orientation

Sarah Ross and Mary King of We Can Work It Out joined us for our twentieth webchat sharing tips and strategies of new member orientation in forming and established communities. They explained that new member orientation has 4 primary objectives: • To welcome new members • To protect, preserve and pass on community culture •... Read More

WebChat #12 with Shelly Parks

Shelly Parks of Covision Consulting joined us for her first WebChat and took us through the basics of shifting new members from explorer status to full member status. She explained the stages from defining your path with clear descriptions of what membership is and what is expected at every stage, to walking along with your... Read More

Placitas Sage in New Mexico Spends Thanksgiving with FarAways

Placitas Sage Cohousing, located just north of Albuquerque, in Placitas New Mexico, is so excited to welcome our “FarAway” members for an In-Gathering over the Thanksgiving holidays. Since we are still in the process of getting our land re-zoned and have not yet been able to start building our homes, we are focused on building... Read More