ROC USA

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Happy New Year!

I hope your Holiday season was everything you wanted it to be. For me, a break with my family was in order and a lot of fun! Christmas was very touching this year; we’re in a good place … More »

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Another CLI, another HUGE success!

The 2013 Community Leadership Institute is another home run, or a grand slam for that matter! It’s Monday morning after a long flight across the country last night. I am exhausted. And, I am absolutely alive and full … More »

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First meeting with four new ROC USA Directors!

The ROC USA Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning. We welcomed the newly elected ROC Leader Directors – Liz, Natividad and Colleen – and our TA Provider representative, Diane Gasaway from the Northwest Co-op … More »

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I love harvest season!

I love the lifespan of a garden. In the winter we gardeners imagine and plan. In the spring, we toil with compost, turning and planting. In the early summer, we weed and water and pluck a few things … More »

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Helpful Links

We all experience luck every now and again. There is something to positioning yourself for luck, increasing your odds if you will. To my mind, if you want to increase your odds, it starts by asking for a … More »

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Great visit with three co-ops in New York!

Thank you to the Boards of Marilla Country Village, Champion, Inc., and Hidden Meadows for seeing me last week. All three of your communities look great! Yards and common areas are mowed, flowers are blooming, and yards are … More »

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“More co-op like …”

I used the phrase – more co-op like – in my introductory letter (May 24, 2013) announcing the national programs. I used it specifically to describe the national elections that will bring three ROC leaders onto the ROC … More »

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In the news …

This is a really interesting piece of radio journalism. It’s a reflection on how people look at “trailer parks” by a journalist who spent the time to get to know homeowners and communities. I love that she made … More »

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Report from Las Vegas

I really enjoyed having Natividad and Lois (interim Directors from ROC Association) with us in Las Vegas for the MHI Tradeshow this year. They both visited numerous vendor booths. I know for sure that Natividad found some excellent … More »