President’s Blog

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I Believe in Manufactured Housing!

My mother has spent her entire life – save four years at University of New Hampshire – within one square mile in lower Boscawen and Penacook, New Hampshire. That one square mile does not reflect limitations.  My mom … More »

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A touching reminder from Bill Hodgkins in Maine

I just read Bill’s piece on Page 6 of the August issue of the Wardtown Newsletter. If you haven’t read it, please do. It is a very personal and truly touching story. In part that’s true because letting … More »

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Sad and happy follow-up to homeowners’ speeches in Oregon

I blogged about Diane Pense’s and Sam Morris’ speeches in February.  Today, I got some really disturbing follow-up on Diane’s situation. Apparently, her 10-home community isn’t closing down but they didn’t learn that until after they all sold … More »

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A steady increase is a good thing.

I know the news can be disappointing.  You apply and you get a decline letter.  It’s hard because it’s something you really wanted. We’re handing out a few of those this month. First, the ROC Association sent out … More »

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Bank of America Grant helps make CLI free to ROC leaders

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided a $25,000 grant in support of ROC USA’s national Community Leadership Institute in October. The CLI is an extraordinary opportunity for community leaders of ROCs that have had a Technical … More »

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Old Home Days with New Hampshire’s ROCs!

I spend much more time flying than driving to ROCs these days but the last two weeks has been a fun return to seeing a lot of NH’s ROC leaders. I was really happy to speak to the … More »

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Sad to learn of a big loss in a great ROC

Anthony “Tony” Weisbecker An avid fisherman and lover of dogs, Tony visited the shelter once a week to give the pups some simple loving. Tony was also a remarkable cooperative leader at the Clackamas River Community Cooperative in … More »