POOCH Newsletter: March Edition
Ad Astran Cam Cameron, snaps a selfie at POOCH's Field Day, held 9/15/18
Summer is over and as the hellish heat dies down, we’re ready to get started on some exciting new projects. With the leadership of our new staff member, Sean, the co-ops are heading in a new direction. We are launching our policy equity assessment and renewing our focus on anti-oppression trainings and workshops for all coop members. We are also excited to launch a monthly newsletter!
In the spirit of our motto, “We own it!”, this publication belongs to all of us. As it aligns with our mission, this is a space for you to share your poetry, weird politics, upcoming events and whatever else defines you.
We hope that this newsletter, in addition to other practices, will afford us the opportunity to create a more transparent, communicative, and collaborative cooperative network.
To all our new members, welcome! To everyone who has been here a while, thanks for stickin’ around.
POOCH Newsletter Editorial Staff
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Have you lived in an UKSHA co-op? Help us build our new alumni network! There are nearly 50 year's worth of stories, friendships, struggles, and victories in our collective memories. We want to hear about your experiences, connect former members, and let you know the latest about Sunflower, Olive, and Ad Astra. Fill out our short informational survey below and be a part of Lawrence's cooperative network!
UKSHA Open House!!!
Friends and neighbors,
The UKSHA housing cooperative community is excited to invite you to join us for an open house event on Saturday, May 6th, 3:00pm-7:00pm at the Ad Astra Cooperative (1033 Kentucky St.).
We are opening our doors to share with you some delicious food and our passion for cooperatives. Come and learn about Lawrence’s largest cooperative organization and what we’re doing to build affordable, sustainable, and empowering local communities. We are eager to connect with anyone curious about cooperatives, those looking to strengthen our neighborhood ties, and everyone engaged in the good work necessary for a brighter future.
We hope to see you there! Please stop by at your convenience. All are welcome!
Sunflower house offers an alternative housing option for individuals eager to live in cooperation. The house is a wonderful place to learn new skills, meet new people, and share delicious home cooked meals. Located on Tennessee near downtown and KU and Haskell campuses. Rent includes a private bedroom, utilities, laundry, meal plan, and wifi. Averages $460 a month.
Winter Special: Get your first month rent free when you sign a lease beginning in December or January!! Just pay utilities and food fees.
Where does my money go?
It is important to understand the breakdown of your member dues. Check out this flow chart created by our Cooperative Design Intern to learn where it all goes!
Learn more about Sunflower House and how to apply here.