Frequently Asked Questions - MEMBERSHIP
What does membership mean?
Membership is tied to shareholding. Only shareholders can be
Membership in Kanjini Co-Op means that you are an equal
member of the community, you have the right to attend meetings, you
will have a say in all matters which interest you and as a full
shareholder you have a vote. You also have a right to enter onto and
enjoy Kanjini properties and to live on the property (providing legal
accommodation is available) on a first joined first served basis.
return you need to pay a yearly membership fee and adhere to the
As a member can I get secure
tenure for my private accommodation?
Kanjini Co-Op will offer members 12 month contracts on personal
accommodation. These contracts will automatically renew for the next
twelve month, unless both parties agree to terminate them or one
party gives at least two month notice before the renewal date. For
the Co-Op to do this a ¾ majority would be needed in a meeting, so
it will not happen without a very good reason.
We believe this is
a good compromise between security for the individual and protection
of the community from a member who might have become a nuisance to
too many people (like in any relationship, even the best people can
end up on drugs and/or change into monsters).
How can I fulfill my
obligations as an Active member when I reside overseas three months
every year ?
Co-Op Active Membership requires that any Member shall contribute the
equivalent of 10 hours per week in a variety of tasks. This is
applicable only for the time spent on the property and not for the
three month you are away. We have been talking about changing this so
there is also a much smaller contribution for non-residents, but no
decision has been made yet. If that eventuates you may work extra
hours during your residence for example or arrangements can be made
between you and another members (or possibly a non-member) to work on
All other active membership requirements you can
fulfill wherever you are
I do not want to be a
farmer. Can I be a member and not work on the farm?
certainly want to have farming happening on the land as well as Large
Food Gardens and orchards as well as Permaculture Food
However there is no requirement for anyone to do farming
or gardening. That is for those to do who love farming...
each residential member needs to do ten hours/week of labour
contribution, there are many different jobs to choose from, for
example activities such as building, renovations, maintenance,
marketing, education etc, as well as cleaning, cooking and other
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