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Edition 2.8 August 2021

Please share this newsletter with others who may be interested in cohousing. We'd love to hear from them. 

Members promote Sweetfern at Sudbury Market

Monique and Harriet represent Sweetfern at our Sudbury Market booth on Saturday, July 31.
Second shift: Joanne and Jean take the second shift at our booth. We plan to be at the Market again in August and September, dates yet to be confirmed. 

Post-pandemic activities
 

The Positive Effects of a Potluck Meal

Hosting a group potluck can work wonders for your organization and your members, now that the health restrictions related to the pandemic are gradually being lifted. Here are three ways potluck meals bring people together while providing added benefits.
Sweetfern members and guests at a prepandemic potluck supper. 
  1. A potluck meal increases members’ involvement
A potluck dinner brings people together in more ways than one. Of course, everyone gathers together to eat all of the delicious food. But it also allows people to exchange ideas and talk to one another, and that’s proven to increase members' engagement and team spirit. 
 
This kind of activity allows members to be social and get to know each other, which can improve relationships and boost your organization’s outcomes.
  1. It’s an opportunity for members to be creative
The purpose of a potluck is to have each participant contribute something different to round out the meal. So potlucks with many participants lead to some pretty creative dishes - even better when members come from different cultural backgrounds.
 
Members can seize the occasion to explore a passion for cooking or baking and create something unique!
  1. A way to introduce members to new ideas
When it comes to a potluck, you never know what might be on the table. Giving members a place to share their favourite dishes is great for bonding! This could be the perfect setting for sharing new and healthy recipes!
 
Encouraging social activities allows members to express their creativity and discuss new ideas.

Whether your organization is large or small, potluck meals are a chance to bring people together to partake in something everyone can enjoy – eating delicious food! The planning that goes into them encourages participants to work together, coordinate dishes, and ultimately increase their involvement and contribution to your organization.

Reference: Employee Engagement Ideas: The Power of an Office Potluck, Benefits by Design Blog, March 26, 2019
 

NOTE: As pandemic restrictions ease, Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing plans to organize potluck get togethers. Those interested in getting to know us are invited to attend. Watch this newsletter for more info.

Get to know us and
what we're doing


Meet our members. Find out about cohousing. Get answers to your questions about Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing. Have fun. Here are our upcoming events: 

Business meeting online:  Sunday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Social: Meet our members and have some outdoor fun at Whitewater Park in Azilda, August 22, 1 - 3 p.m. Bring snacks, family members and a bathing suit. Look for our sign near the playground. Let us know you're coming, so we can watch out for you. 
 
 Watch for other social activities, currently in planning.

If you wish to attend any meeting or social gathering, please send us an email requesting information.
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