- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I’ve been thinking about organizing a meet and greet for our complex. We live in a multi unit, condo style community set on many acres of land. If I’ve counted correctly, we have between 100-150 units in total. Darling Husband and I have lived here for almost 5 years and we know no-one. The complex is only 6 years old so I think it’s safe to say that we’re some of the longest lasting tenants they’ve got. While others may be more social than we are, I’d assume that many of our neighbors fall into the same “Don’t know anyone” category as we do. I’d like to change that. Many of our neighbors seem to be young professionals, like we are, so I really think we’d meet a great deal of people that we’d enjoy if given the opportunity. I just don’t know how to go about pitching something like this to the property management.
So, here’s what I was thinking… We have a large clubhouse in the center of the complex with a pretty decent sized lawn surrounding it. The clubhouse itself houses the pool and gym so there wouldn’t be enough room to have this meet and greet inside so it would have to be on the lawn. Considering summer is right around the corner, I doubt this would be an issue. Now, I’m sure the complex isn’t going to want to pay for this themselves so I was thinking about asking the tenants to each chip in a bit (like maybe add $10 onto their rent check or something). That could cover the cost of a tent and maybe burgers/hot dogs. The rest could be done as kind of like a pot luck deal. I’d have no problem coordinating it myself (hell, I’d jump at the chance!) I just don’t know how well received this will be. I guess there could be the issue of insurance but we’re all residents of the complex and the get together would be on the grounds so I don’t know if that would be a problem.
How would I pitch something like this to them? I would think that they’d want us to meet each other and form more of a community feel to the place but then again, who knows.
While we’re at it, assuming you live in a similar community (if you don’t, pretend that you do), would you attend something like this? Would it be worth $10 and a pasta salad or something just to spend a few hours getting to know your neighbors?