We are not having a Zoom Gathering on the 3rd Sunday in August! We will be focusing on promoting the CSTB,
The September meeting will be on September 19.
OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Many people requested that we share the presentation done on June 20 by Alice Faryna of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio (FCACO ). Here is the link for the video.
I am thrilled to announce our contest winners for ideas to increase membership in the CSTB! There were some EXCELLENT ideas submitted -I couldn't just pick one winner. We have FIVE winners! They are:
Bill Cohen-Offer to appear on the local TV morning shows to talk about the CSTB, offer to speak on the two local radio stations
Lily Spontak- Offer to speak on the Ann Fisher NPR program
Susan Closson -include info on CSTB in the library newsletter
Rita Haider- promote Gatherings to friends with a similar interest
Donna Brooks- have 'information' meetings to offer info about Time Banks to people in groups that are NOT already interested in the CSTB, seek out those groups, and then, find out their specific needs and interests.
These 5 individuals have been sent their prizes...but, why stop now? There were so many good ideas, I want to keep this contest open for another month! Do you have ideas about increasing our membership? Would you like to try for a $25 gift card? Send your ideas to email@example.com! Enter by May 30th. Winners will be announced in June.
I've also thought:
Vilvi -start a Meetup account
Vilvi- form anonymous surveys to get input from people in different groups.
Vilvi-contact the Free Press with info about CSTB.
Did you know we have a Facebook page? Go to https://www.facebook.com/Care-and-Share-Time-Bank-220723677943718
WELCOME to the July 18 meeting of the Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB)! Our July meeting will feature Moriah Flagler and KJ Dye giving some tools to help us in our pandemic crisis.
Moriah says, “As community leaders, workers, artists and organizers this pandemic has taken a specific toll on our work as well as our nervous systems. The communities we work with all have unique challenges and needs that are often disproportionately affected by the circumstances of the crisis. In this virtual session, Moriah Flagler and KJ Dye (of Be the Street at OSU) will share creative tools adapted out of the work of the trauma resource institute that you can directly adapt to support yourself and the communities you serve. If you have a good idea you want to try out, we want to help you get to implementation. After participating, you will also be eligible for participating in our small grants program to support and sustain your own creative leadership.”
Please join us on the 18th at 6:30pm for this fascinating presentation!
Time: Jul 18, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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WELCOME to the June 20 meeting of the Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB)! Our June meeting will be dedicated to end-of-life choices. We will be presented with information from Alice Faryna of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio (FCACO ). The FCACO Mission Statement:
• To promote end-of-life planning and preparation
• To outline practical steps to take before death
• To inform and instruct the public
concerning the funeral industry
• To offer reasonably priced options
for dealing with remains at death
• To monitor the funeral industry on a
local and statewide level
• To maintain public awareness
through action, education and
Our main focus is to educate the public about getting their affairs in order before they are terminally ill, which is a very bad time to make plans and then find out you can't afford them. Once you sign a contract you can't change your mind. The presentation will include information about rights of consumers when making arrangements for a funeral and the importance of advance directives.
I hope you can join us for this informative and interesting talk! As usual, our presentation will begin at 6:30 with introductions. At approximately 6:45, Alice will begin her presentation.
GATHERING ON MAY 16
The May 16th Gathering of the Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB).We met on Zoom at 6:30p.m.
Our May Gathering featured our own Tina Thonnings offering a presentation about permaculture. Permaculture is so much more than gardening.
A little background:
Back in the mid-90's, Tina Thonnings got the chance to work with Dr. Edgar Cahn of the Time Dollar Institute as a Americorp VISTA Volunteer, both in the Cleveland, Ohio and the Washington DC areas. When she lived in Columbus, she was a regular Care and Shares Time Bank Member. Tina currently lives in the Cleveland area, taking care of her 89 year old mother. Tina works as a Volunteer Service Manger (VSM) for Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Tina Thonnings, a lifelong organic gardener, had her 1st garden when she was in 4th grade and delights in growing things with her green thumbs! Being from a large family, much of what she learned about gardening came from her father/family growing up. One of Tina's favorite jobs was the East side coordinator for The Ohio State Extension/Cuyahoga County Office. Later in her career, Tina had the privilege of learning about Permaculture growing through Farmer John Wright, while working at Shepherd's Corner Ecology in Blacklick (East side of Franklin County). Such hands-on learning has even more deeply changed the way of gardening and growing food. Tina is a student willing to share what she has learned about permaculture and growing food at home.
APRIL 18 AT 6:30pm!!
Here's the schedule:
6:30-6:45 We will start off with a brief social time, introducing ourselves and offering any exchange items we have to offer for free. I feel very strongly that this time to be social is hugely important to our well-being; it’s a precious time for us to greet each other and connect. I love our community!
The speaker is eager to share a great deal of information with us and have plenty of time for Q & A, so I would ask that we all limit our introductions and exchanges to about 2 minutes each.
6:45-7:30 The Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB) is proud to present;
Dianne Kadonaga! Dianne will emphasize her zero waste, sustainable, regenerative, lifestyle and the edible food forest she has cultivated in her suburban backyard.
Would you like to know how you can turn your urban grass lawn into a vibrant organic eco-system and permaculture-based edible food forest that provides food and habitat for people, pollinators, and the planet?
Dianne only had to go grocery shopping four times in the last year as the garden provided most of her needs. She uses methods that are free or inexpensive to build soil health, fertilize, and get seeds, and she manages pests without chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides, while reducing the need to water or weed. She gets to enjoy a beautiful backyard that is vibrant and full of life of bees, butterflies, insects, and other bugs, birds, and all creatures. It is a yard where all live in harmony and share in the bounty of nature.
She will also share lifestyle ideas on how to be more eco-friendly and green.
Dianne has been featured on 10TV and Columbus Dispatch for Zero Waste Families and Eco-friendly lifestyles, and Sunny Glen Garden was presented with the GreenSpotLight award from Mayor Ginther and the City of Columbus in the small business category for demonstrating excellence in sustainable business practices.
Sunny Glen Garden
Growing into Life's Possibilities
Creating Urban Edible Food Forests and Wildlife Habitat
3507 Sunny Glen Pl
Columbus OH 43224
Come and join us in the garden! Dianne will be taking your questions after her presentation!
Due to time constraints and the nature of the meeting, all participants will be placed on mute. Individuals will be asked to unmute for the Q & A. Also, please note that Dianne will be begin the presentation and Q & A portions.
15 m = 0.25 h 30 m = 0.50 h 45 m = 0.75 hCSTB Collaboration Groups