November Harvest Potluck at Cliff and Susan's with lots work done on getting ready for our first Zoom meeting with Katie.
October Big news!!! We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Katie McCamant of Cohousing Solutions. Katie has helped developed numerous cohousing communities, and we know she will be a big help in moving us forward. We are also back to our 2 meeting a month, and very much enjoyed our potluck at Sue R's house. Our meeting at GUM was highlighted by having 7 participants at our orientation!
September 1st meeting of the fall at Grace United Methodist! We welcomed those new to cohousing and our group during an orientation session.
August We went to the 32nd St (Waverly) market on 2 Saturdays. It was fun to talk with a wide swath of the community about cohousing. We also spent the month researching options for professional cohousing help, and discussed the options at our potluck. Final decision will be made at September meeting.
July Potluck and business meeting to discuss possible properties, marketing. Plans also made to have a meeting devoted to financial arrangements in the fall.
June Jam session with guitars, banjo, fiddle, recorder and drum, not to mention some excellent voices for the song-alongs! This was followed by a potluck and business meeting during which we discussed marketing and site selection. Sue reported on her trip to the recent national co-housing meeting. She toured the many co-housing options in Portland, broadening our collective understanding of the possibilities. We also welcomed 2 fun potential new members.
May Yummy Cinco de Mayo potluck and Study Group session "Philosophy, Spirituality, and Mortality". This session sparked a desire for even more discussion on these topics.
April Site selection committee very busy working with developers to find our new home, with several leads but nothing definitive. Potluck dinner followed by Study Group 1 sessions "Co-care and Outside Support", and "Connection and Co-healing", with a spirited and thoughtful discussion. Business meeting with discussion regarding options for financing the building of our community.
March Mike was interviewed by the Beacon, a local monthly newspaper for Baltimore seniors, in an article "Co-housing: a different kind of Community". Check it out at https://www.thebeaconnewspapers.com/
For our business meeting we discussed our proposed governance structure and how new members are incorporated into the group.
February Potluck dinner followed by excellent Study Group 1 session on Realities of Getting Older, facilitated by Joyce and Mike, and a brief business meeting to discuss recent Site Committee meetings with potential architect and with potential developer.
January Our website was developed and published, the site selection committee is meeting with developers and realtors and looking for land, our Study Group I has been organized and started, and we had our 1st official orientation session for potential new members.
We had 2 meetings, one with a potluck and one at our new venue, Grace United Methodist Church in Towson. There were productive reports and discussions from all of our committees, as well as a review of our workshop on Consensus.