OGHC members who have joined the informal e-mail group have been able to seek and get recommendations on movers, painters, and real estate agents. It has also served as an incubator for discussion of issues such as composting and use of common spaces.
The group has been established on a voluntary basis by members. While no one is required to join, it is a useful way for members to communicate with each other.
How does the e-mail group work?
Members of the e-mail group can send a message to all other members of the group (whose membership will be limited to individuals living in the co-op).
Members will also receive messages from any group member who sends a message to the group.
What are the benefits of an e-mail group?
We can use an e-mail group to:
• welcome newcomers and build the community
• answer questions about life in the co-op
• promote social events
• help organize group purchases
How do I subscribe?
To subscribe, e-mail your unit number and name to email@example.com. The subject line of your message should be “Subscribe oghc_residents”. More than one person per unit can join, using a separate e-mail message from each.
Keep track of the e-mail account you use to subscribe to this group since you can send messages to the group ONLY from the e-mail address under which you are subscribed. You do not have to have a Google or Gmail account to subscribe to this group.
Once I have subscribed to the group how do I send it messages?
You simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there limits on how the group can be used?
The list is intended for messages of general interest to group members, not for messages to individual members. The group is not intended for commercial use or for-profit marketing of members’ goods or services.
Will other members of the group be able to see my e-mail address?
The list of all group members’ e-mail addresses will not be visible to group members. However, the e-mail address of any group member who sends a message to the group will be visible to the recipients of the message.