We don't need to wait till we have a duly elected residents association in place for initiating community-building activities. The current strength of residents is 75 families, which is about 10 percent of the 750 plus apartments in Mantri Synergy. It may well be May 2012 - at the start of school holidays - before we see full occupancy at Mantri Synergy.
Community-building efforts - tree-planting, running the club-house library, mentoring students, Children's movie shows, Weekend DVD film shows - can be initiated, if we mobilize a group of resident volunteers - Mantri Synergy Community-building Corps (MSCC).
To start with, we need data-base, which has contact details of residents willing to volunteer,their expertise and skill sets,the number of hours,weekly; and preferred time of the day (say, Wednesday evening, Sat.afternoon, Sun.morning) they can spare for community activities.
PropCare, which maintains records of residents, can help in collecting volunteering details.This can be an interim arrangement till such time we create a proper Mantri Synergy residents website with a residents directory.In this context, residents at their Oct.23 meeting could consider a proposal we received from ApnaComplex dot com.