|Next All-Member Meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the BPL Info Commons! Join us! View this email in your browser|
Save the Date: All-Member Meeting January 27, 2019!
NYC REIC members!|
Save the date for our next meeting:
Where: The Brooklyn Public Library Info Commons
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
When: Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:30-4:30pm See you then! The NYC REIC wishes all its members a joyful, peaceful, and cooperative holiday season! Looking forward to the New Year and new cooperative projects! We can’t wait to cooperate with you in
|NYC REIC to be honored at Flux Factory Gala December 4th! Join us! View this email in your browser|
Flux Factory Gala December 4th!
NYC REIC members!|
Please come out to support one of our potential project partners, Flux Factory. Flux will be honoring the NYC REIC alongside Queens Borough President Melinda Katz at their annual gala and auction on December 4th! The fabulousness will all happen at the LICA Gallery, located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City, starting at 7:00pm and going until 10:00pm.
Buy Tickets HERE!
Flux Factory Executive Director Nat Roe has generously offered a special
IMPORTANT! ALL-MEMBER MEETING MAY 29TH!
WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Central Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Info Commons
B41, 2, 3, B, Q
Please RSVP here. New members welcome.
WE WANT TO KNOW:
WHY You desire…
- to buy the building your space is in & need more $$$
- to sell a commercial space you own, but want to make sure it will continue to be affordable/serve neighbors
- to contribute to an innovative project to prevent the displacement of small businesses, community spaces, cultural centers, coops, artists, and more across NYC
- to be qualified invest your savings
ATTORNEY GENERAL APPROVES NYC REIC
Happy new year! We have great news:
We now have approval from the New York State Attorney General Real Estate Bureau to collect money from members and use it for real estate investment. Here is our application and the approval. Join now so you can shape and invest in our first project. Members will be endorsing specific projects for investment at the upcoming 2018 all-member meeting.
Do you know a place we should work together to secure for community use? Suggest a project.
Board Elections of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative are
Fellow member-investors, friends and neighbors,
The diligent readers among you of our newsletters know that we recently announced our intention to hold the First Annual Election of the new Board of Directors at our upcoming Fall All-Member Meeting.
After much deliberation, the Founding Board (formerly the Steering Committee) and the Nominating Committee has decided to postpone the elections until Spring 2018.
This was not an easy decision for us to come to. The Board has been working hard to obtain the approval of the Attorney General’s Office for our capital raising plans. And our Nominating Committee has
New Board Elections on November 12th!
Join us for Board Elections of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative at our next All-Member Meeting! Sunday, November 12 from 3pm to 6pm at Prime Produce (424 West 54th St, between 9th & 10th Aves., Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, NY 10019): A, C, B, D, 1 at Columbus Circle or 50th Street. Run for the Board of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (or nominate someone you know)!
A message from the Nominating Committee:
We, the Nominating Committee, have been hard at work planning for the election, where YOU will select the
Join us at the next the Quarterly All-Member Meeting, at the Brooklyn Public Library!
REGISTRATION IS LIVE for our next All-Member Meeting, with a community land access workshop from 596 Acres! It’s on Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Central Library (Brooklyn Public Library) (10 Grand Army Plaza) in the Information Commons. It’s great for: people and groups planning new community spaces, seeking stable work and cultural space, organizing to preserve existing ones, or interested in supporting grassroots real estate development! Find more more information and RSVP at reic4nyc-july.eventbrite.com!
At the meeting, we will be
Report-back from the Quarterly All-Member Meeting:
We held our Quarterly All-Member Meeting on May 7th at Word Up Community Bookstore on Amsterdam Ave at 165th Street in Washington Heights! Find about about the many ways this bookstore is serving, preserving and building the neighborhood, and their open hours, at wordupbooks.com. We hope some of us can join them for their 6th birthday party, which will be a free block party with live music, readings, painting, and more on Saturday, June 17th, 11am–6pm (plus a $10 cover dance party starting at 7pm)!
In the first half of the meeting, members
All-Member Quarterly Meeting- MAY 7th!
We invite all members of the REIC, as well as anyone interested in joining our cooperative, to our Spring 2017 quarterly All-Member Meeting! Join us to hear updates from our Founding Board, view the roadmap for us moving forward that was developed at our strategic planning meeting in March, hear report-backs from committees, and get more involved by joining a new working group. Also on the agenda – an interactive session where REIC members new and old can learn and ask questions about our business model and structure.
Come 10 minutes early or stay 10
Report-back on the NYC REIC Organizational Planning Meeting
The Founding Board, led by Oksana, held a well-attended organizational planning meeting to plan our strategy and a timeline for the long-term, over the course of the next year. The workshop sessions were facilitated by Lauryl Berger-Chun at Mayday Community Space, and we started with a delicious Lebanese lunch from another (woman-owned and run) cooperative, Emigre Gourmet.
The workshop sessions allowed for the greatest inclusion of member input and discussion, as we thought about where the REIC stands now, where we are trying to get over the coming year, and