Berkshire Timebank Newsletter Sept. 2011
This issue will expand the reach of Berkshire Timebank by presenting opportunities for members to improve their lives as well as those of other members.
This September newsletter details a member work project, member meetings, a local music festival and a member marketplace. Read on and tell me what you think of adding these new categories to the Berkshire Timebank Newsletter and how Berkshire Timebank can become a bigger part of your life.
MEMBER WORK PROJECT
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,10 AM TO 12 PM
As Tom Sawyer illustrated, painting can be SO much fun; especially when it becomes a social event. Bob and Becky need to paint their outside shed, in Canaan, NY (about twenty minutes from Stockbridge and Pittsfield). They have begun the scrapping work, but need help finishing the scrapping and beginning the painting. They have all the equipment (but if you have a favorite scrapping tool or paintbrush, bring it along). Wear your painting clothes.
They will provide a lunch incentive!
Feel free to bring your garden
flowers or vegetables to exchange.
RSVP to Becky: email@example.com.
If you have a work project at your house that you would like help with, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll advertise it in the next newsletter.
We know that Berkshire Timebank prospers when members get together, so this is a great way to do that and earn some BT
Many people need someone to drive them to appointments, errands, or out of state visits. If you are looking for something that you can offer through Berkshire Timebank, think no further, driving would be a very helpful offer. To submit a new offer, log in (from our website), go to the “my account” tab (at upper right), then “my services” tab (on left), then click on “add new offer” button and follow instructions. Contact Michael at 413-232-7937 or email@example.com if you need technical help.
If you are interested in carpooling, click here for a helpful new website called Ridebuzz.org. This website originated out of Northampton, but the more people who use it in the Berkshires, the larger the local pool will be.
A member marketplace can increase member contact and improve the local economy. Send an email with a list of items that you wish to buy, sell or exchange to firstname.lastname@example.org and these requests will be posted in future BT newsletters.
Rototiller, push lawnmower, weed wacker, hedge trimmer, medium tolarge size screen house, solar yard accent lights, picnic table. Contact Bob or Becky: 518-781-4686
Wooden Extension Ladder (Contact Becky or Bob)
Potluck Host Needed
The best way for Berkshire Timebank to flourish is through member to member contact.
Would you like to host the next Berkshire Timebank potluck for October? Call Bob at 413-464-3345 and we’ll give you help and support.
Welcome New Member:
Body Work by Mikka to Michael
House Care by Bob to Diana
Car ride by Bob
C to Bob A
Presentation consultation by Becky to Karen
Please send us news that you would like to share with the Berkshire Timebank community, and we will try to present it in future BT newsletters. For example, the following was sent to us by member Paul Deslauriers:
A Fund Raiser for Berkshire Co-Act
Sunday September 18 from 1 to 8 pm
Join in the celebration and fun with 9 bands playing
48 High Street, Housatonic, MA
Check out who is playing http://debfest.com/
Food and drinks will be available
Berkshire Co-Act Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, September 20
Growing Nutrition-Dense Foods for Self-Sufficiency
6:30 PM Pot Luck; Meeting 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Pearl Street Day Center (First United Methodist Church)
55 Fenn St. (use Pearl St. Entrance), Pittsfield
The second right on North St from the old traffic circle
At 6:30 pm along with the Pot Luck, cialis online we will also have a showing of “Dirt”, an interesting documentary on soil nutrition.
Click here to see a video on alternative currencies which features Timebanks at the end.