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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sense of community: Membership


Membership is the first element for a sense of community. It is said that we become members of a community when we feel:
- secure (Sri Mahligai is a gated community with security guards, so we should be secured, or do we not?)
- personally invested (not sure how but probably because we need to pay maintenance fees)
- sense of belonging, or, (do we feel belonged?)
- identification in the community (we don't have any badges...but we need car stickers to show where we live)

Next, element INFLUENCE

Monday, April 5, 2010

SENSE OF COMMUNITY

What do you understand by "sense of community"? It has been reported that it means "...a feeling members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and the group, and a shared faith that member's needs will be met through their commitment to be together (McMillan and Chavis, 1986)". Do you think you have that feeling? You know something like...you feel sad or lonely and there is someone out there in the community (Sri Mahligaians?) who you can speak to? Hmm....or perhaps you run out of sugar and ....there's.... the little shop at the club house that you can buy, of course where else, for goodness sake!

Anyway, McMillan and Chavis identified 4 elements they said compose a person's sense of community. What are they? Will be sharing with you the next time.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Parking woes?

May be MC should consider mechanical or multi parking or stack parking?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cats, kitties oh...

They can be so adorable....when they look like the one on the right! But when there are just too many of them they can become a nuisance. In fact, the house rules clearly stated "...no pets" which includes cats! The following comment was posted regarding cats...

"hi.. i dont know where else to put this question at. so here we goes.. i was wondering, does the condo management allows the residents and tenants to have cat at their house??"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Punching bag is.....

"A heavy bag is a larger, cylindrical bag, usually suspended by chains or ropes for practicing powerful body punches"(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punching_bag)
 Unfortunately, the punching bag at the gym is on the floor....