The MAHC board is simply the coordinating group of MAHC on behalf of our members. At the conferences it is fellow members sharing their knowledge as instructors to other cooperative members. Throughout our nation’s history, people have come together through MAHC to pursue common
goals. As a natural part of that process, people engage with each other, learn more about their community’s strengths and challenges, and develop their skills in community problem-solving.
We as a group are MAHC, We embody the best of America. we provide a way for people to work together for the common good, transforming shared beliefs and hopes into action. we give shape to our boldest dreams, highest ideals, and noblest causes. we improve the lives of individuals, add vitality to American communities, contribute to local and national economies, and enhance the overall health of our democracy.
Each of us is driven by a purpose. We do what we do because we believe that some things are important enough for us to take a stand. Each of us has made a personal commitment to serve. We do it because it calls upon the best part of ourselves. The part that believes we must try. That believes that when we do try, we can make a difference.
Simply put; . . . “Together we get things done. “ . .
We’re not a think tank or infrastructure group that talks about what needs to be done; we do it. We focus on impact and action, leading to outcomes that demonstrably improve the operating and policy environment on which we all rely.
We have been building bridges to our fellow cooperatives and community for years. It was just for situations like this. We need to step forward and assist our fellow cooperatives. We have the knowledge and training that we need to share with local cooperatives to get through this time.
It is now the time for us to come forward and help fellow cooperatives. To train and assist them with our experience. We recommend you reach out to one another around your area to share and help each other. Now it is even more important to reach out and help each other.
MAHC encourages cooperatives large and small to join forces to improve and preserve the cooperative lifestyle for all. MAHC’s focus on education has been instrumental in cementing the future of our way of life; and bringing young cooperators into the fold is a primary focus.
You will not be alone, MAHC will increase local classes this year in each of the states. We continue to provide training material on our web site. We are available for help and assistance. The local MAHC VP’s in each state are ready to assist you.
Local classes are good for refresher class and to train new Board Members. we just do not have the opportunity as we do at the conference with over 300 people in attendance. At the conference some one is bound to have been through it like you are going through now.
In August we will have our conference so we can get together as a group to help each other work though the problems we have. It is at the conference I learn from many of you how to address certain problems. There we can address many problems with the help of so many different cooperatives and the problems they have faced.
Reach out now to show everyone the wonderful work of cooperative housing and the co-op way of life.
“If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, i wouldn’t jump with them. . . . . ….. . . I’d be at the bottom to catch them.” – Unknown