May 19 Sunday - Tucson Time Traders orientation
Tucson Time Traders - presentation / discussion / orientation / lunch
May 19 Sunday, 11:30 am til 1:30 pm
RSVP by email <timetraders (at) sustainabletucson.org> for location & directions, or login and see the community calendar for details.
Free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch, something to share if you like, and we'll also provide some snacks, tea, etc.
Presentation and discussion about Timebanking and Co-production with members and coordinators of the Tucson Time Traders time bank, including demonstration of the online software, and orientation for new members. Please bring your laptop or mobile device if possible.
New members must attend an orientation meeting to learn about timebanking and meet us in person. Experienced members are always welcome and appreciated, and Everyone gets an hour of time credit for each meeting attended. Your presence and participation are valuable, and benefit everyone in the timebank community, and please bring your colleagues, family, friends, neighbors, and everyone...
For background info, see the core values of timebanking below, and take a quick look at these excellent short videos (links below) and a sample of resources within our local timebank. Members can log in at the top of this page. If you're not already a member, you can sign up below.
This year, we're trying to meet about once a month at a variety of times, days, and locations to provide more opportunities for you. See the calendar above for orientation meetings and other events of interest.
We also give orientation meetings by request - please contact us with your availability so we can arrange a meeting with you, your neighborhood group, sustainability project, or educational or community service organization.
Timebanking has proven to be of benefit in a multitude of diverse applications, and especially at a grassroots level – in person-to-person services, social services and support resources, neighborhood infrastructure, cooperatives and local businesses – thereby strengthening local community and economy.
A timebank is a great gathering-place for a diversity of people, and participation in Tucson Time Traders has been growing slowly but surely... We currently have 180 members signed up, 80 who've attended at least one orientation meeting, and about 50 using the website for networking and trading.
Our timebank also serves as a member-based community directory for finding people and any resources, not only for exchanging time.
Our website is live, easy to use and fast, and it's securely accessible with any web browser, new or old, on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Members can log in at the top of this page. If you're not already a member, you can sign up below.
A Timebank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work - everyone's time is valued equally. The hours are recorded in the timebank software so we can trade them around the timebank community. Timebanking is a great way for people to exchange assistance, and help build healthy communities. (see a sample of our members' offers and wants, above)
We are all assets – Every human being has something to contribute.
Redefining work – Some work is beyond price. We need to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
Reciprocity – Helping works better as a two-way street. "How can I help you?" becomes "How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?"
Community – We need each other. Networks are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
Respect – Every human being matters. Respect underlies freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and supplies the heart and soul of democracy.