January: business meeting to review our preferences for a site, in preparation for meetings with city and county planning commissions.
February: Last in person meeting before Covid 19 hit! Meeting by Zoom is not as much fun! Nevertheless we persevere.
July: Flurry of work to vet a promising site.
Besides all the wonderful shared meals and the hard work by our committees, here's 2019 in a recap:
Earlier in the year, we held multiple structured sessions exploring issues in aging and spirituality, using the Durant Study Group 1 model, led by Joyce. We learned a lot about ourselves and each other.
In 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
June's jam session with guitars, banjo, fiddle, recorder and drum, not to mention some excellent voices for the song-alongs was a big success!
In 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.
In October we announced 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. In November we had our first Zoom meeting with Katie.