What is a New View "Associate Member"?
Associates are individuals and families who wish to participate in the community more actively than guests. Associates may use New View common areas, attend and cook meals, and participate in social activities without a host sponsor. They may also sign up for the internal New View email list to remain abreast of community events and news and to participate in electronic discussions.
Associates do not engage in New View governance, decision-making and/or committee work (though they may participate in committee-sponsored activities such as work days).
Associates pay an annual sliding-scale membership fee, but do not pay any condominium fees.
The Rights and Responsibilities agreement of New View, and alternative dispute resolution guidelines, apply to Associate Membership.
We have about a dozen Associate members. Some live nearby and participate often in meals and community events; others come by only occasionally; still others live farther away and participate mainly through email. The level of engagement is up to the Associate.
How do I become an "Associate Member"?
Potential Associates should identify a New View household willing to be a "buddy" household. The buddy household will check in with the Associate household from time to time to see how things are going and to answer any questions.
To apply for Associate membership, the applicant must attend at least two New View meals and two New View meetings and notify the community of their interest in becoming an Associate. The buddy household will notify the community by email and mailbox when the household is eligible for Associate status (i.e., have attended two meetings and two meals). The application will be discussed for consensus at a subsequent community meeting. The buddy household will attend this meeting to help answer any questions.
An Associate may notify the Steering Committee at any time that they would like to end their membership; any prorated fees will be refunded. Households can be removed from Associate status by the consensus of all condo and community members, or by a fallback to voting as described in the New View bylaws.