Last real update was May 27th and it is so out of date! We are just humming....This is really about to happen, we are in labor and the baby is on the way. No stopping us now. The design committee has narrowed us down to two architectural firms; we'll be making that decision shortly. We're negotiating on a property, can't say more, don't want to jinx it! More and more folks starting the path towards membership, and it is so wonderful how you all are jumping in with both feet to help us get the work done, get this show on the road. Lots of work, but it all feels like fun, to make it happen, watch it happen, because our goal is so visible now, no longer a pipe dream but totally real. Yes, lots of work, behind the scenes, so this blog sometimes gets neglected! Pretty soon we'll have a lot more to share...Stay tuned!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Green Haven has THREE email lists.
These vary with how interested and involved you are in our project.
1. New Haven Cohousing
This is the biggest group. If you're on the New Haven Cohousing list, you are getting only the most superficial news about what we're up to. This list is for folks we haven't met yet.We don't want to overwhelm you with a lot of stuff that may or may not interest you, if you're not yet sure of us. So if you haven't yet come to a meeting, you are probably on the NewHavenCousing list. You get announcements about upcoming meetings, and a few random updates. Since you have never met us, we try to limit our mailings to the bare essentials.
If you want to find out more about us, and move to an email list that tells you a lot more about what we're up to, come to a meeting!
Meetings--the path from one list to the next
These are on weekend evenings:
Sunday, June 27: Business Meeting (Usually the 4th Sunday).
Sunday, July 4, Potluck (Usually the first Sunday of the month)
Saturday, July 10: Business Meeting. (Usually the following Saturday, 6 days after the potluck)
Sunday July 25: Business Meeting (Usually the 4th Sunday, ie, 15 days after the last business meeting)
See info at the upper right ("CALENDAR") about time, place & whether you need to RSVP.
2. Green Haven Friends
Once you've been to a meeting or two, or met us on a co-housing tour, or attended a workshop, etc, and we see you're interested in knowing more about us, we move you to the Green Haven Friends list. That's how you really find out what's happening. You can join committees if you'd like, and get more involved in the details of what we're doing to make this happen. For example, this weekend, our "extra" weekend, the Friends of Green Haven have the opportunity to attend a consensus training workshop and hear more about one of our potential architects Saturday afternoon. Neither of these would make sense for someone who hadn't yet met us or attended a meeting.
If you're ready to move from one email list to the next, come to a meeting.
3. Green Haven Members
But we don't want to overwhelm our Friends, either, so we have an even smaller list, for those really committed to this project. This is our smallest, most active and hardworking list. It consists primarily of Green Haven members, as well as those who've made significant moves along the path to membership. People on this list also receive the other two lists, so we know what you are reading and writing, and can engage with and reply to those on the other lists.
If you want to find out more about what it takes to become a member, come to a meeting.