Election postponed! join us on November 12
Fall 2017 Newsletter
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
Shape Our Future: Join Our Board!
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
Summer 2017 Newsletter
We want to help communities take back land.
Do you want to shape our future?
Board Elections of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative are coming up in Spring 2018. If you are considering running for the board, please read this packet, which includes a summary of what will be expected of candidates elected as Board members as well as some additional background. If you have decided you would like to be added to the ballot, please return this statement of intent and this completed conflict of interest form to the nominations committee. Read on:
We’re looking for
May 2017 Newsletter
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
April 2017 Committee Reports
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
March 2017 Committee Reports
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
February 2017 Committee Reports
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
January 2017 Committee Reports
Join us for the NYC REIC Organizational Planning Meeting
Mayday Community Space
176 St. Nicholas Street
Sunday, March 5th
We are at a point in the NYC REIC’s trajectory where we are actively considering investment projects, thinking about fundraising, and generally deciding what the NYC REIC is going to look like in the near future.
To make sure the NYC REIC develops intentionally and with member input, the Founding Board is hosting a facilitated organizational planning session. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here by February 27, 2017.
As this will be a sequential, facilitated meeting,
December 2016 Committee Reports
ALL MEMBER MEETING JANUARY 28TH!
Saturday, January 28th
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.
LIC, NY 11101
geodesic dome in the courtyard
PLEASE RSVP HERE TO ENSURE SMOOTH ENTRY INTO PS1
We are very excited to be able to host this meeting at MoMa PS1, and wish to thank everyone involved for their generosity.
On the agenda: Update from your Steering Committee on where we stand in achieving the aims of the REIC, with a review of our adopted Bylaws, and a presentation on a potential first collaboration project by Nat Roe, Executive Director, Flux Factory,
REIC U Update
Thursday, Dec. 15! REIC U Film screening/discussion and potluck dinner at Union Docs!
7-11pm at UnionDocs
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211
We will be screening Kelly Anderson’s 2012 documentary, “My Brooklyn,” the story of her journey to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. It raises questions of how we can heal the deep racial wounds embedded in our urban development patterns, and how we can become active in fixing a broken city planning process. We will hold breakout discussions after the film to discuss its themes and their applications