Frequently Asked Questions about Big Ocean Cottages
Question: What is a Cottage?
Answer: A Big Ocean Cottage is a local group of like-minded women who meet regularly to discuss and act upon Big Ocean tenets. We are laying the groundwork to have local cottages available worldwide. We will roll out cottages in the United States and launch the beta version of our cottage leader training in March of 2017. Join us today!
Question: I want to start a cottage in my area, what do I need to do?
Answer: To start a new cottage, you will need at least one other woman to become a cottage leader with you. Our organization is led by everyday women and we believe you can do this!
Next, contact the Big Ocean Executive Cottage Committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The cottage committee will set up a phone call with each leader to make sure women are in line with Big Ocean philosophies. Once vetted, leaders can begin the cottage leader training online and join leader training calls, and begin holding monthly Big Ocean cottage meetings to discuss and serve.
Question: I would like to join a cottage in my area. How do I find out about it?
Answer: Please email email@example.com and we will get back to you about whether or not there is a cottage in your area.
If there is not a cottage in your area, you are welcome to start the cottage leader process to become a leader and start your own cottage.
Question: What if I don’t live near a Big Ocean Cottage? How can I still be involved?
Answer: Attend one of our Virtual Cottage meetings via video teleconference. Join Big Ocean by signing up HERE. Once signed up, you will receive our email newsletter with invitations to our virtual cottage meetings and announcements about future cottage developments. Also, follow Big Ocean Women on Facebook and participate in discussions by commenting on posts or watching FB Live events.
Question: I can’t commit to attending live cottage meetings at this time, but I love Big Ocean philosophy. What can I do to become involved?
Answer: Officially join Big Ocean by signing up HERE. You will receive monthly newsletters via email. Also, take time to explore the Big Ocean website and educate yourself on our tenets and philosophy, follow Big Ocean Women on Facebook and @bigoceanwomen on Instagram or Twitter, and take a minute to share Big Ocean posts on social media. We’d love for you to donate to our cause HERE.
Cottage meetings consist of the following parts.
- Discussion of Big Ocean philosophy
- Action Plan
Here are three videos of a Big Ocean cottage meeting.