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The Five Core Values of Timebanking:

Assets We are all assets! We all have something valuable to give

Re-evaluating Work Some work is valuable beyond price – and that work needs to be recognized and rewarded. Everyone benefits when we work to raise healthy children, strengthen neighborhoods, build strong families, live sustainability, and foster social justice.

Reciprocity Helping works better as a two-way street. When we create a reciprocal system, we honor each other’s value by receiving what they have to offer,

Respect Every human being matters; there are no throw-away people.

Social Networking Our social infrastructure of relationships with one another is as essential as a systems infrastructure of roads, bridges, and utility lines. When people help each other they also reweave communities of support, strength, and trust.

Local Exchange News

Important Announcement:
We are having a very special program with limited space for attendance on September 15th,  2-5pm, Gathering with a Purpose, a program developed by Chris, Edgar Cahn's wife, to help new and old members and prospective members to focus on ways to enhance exchanges and build community. Please let us know if you can attend (RSVP Rita Cobbs 608-335-2382 or email  It is possible to add your name to the waiting list.  It is at a delightful location.  Blissfull Beginings Community Wellness & Yoga Center, 9635 US Highway 19 NB, Pinellas Park 33782.  Bring snacks such as chips, cheese, relish dish or finger sandwiches; water only. We are avoiding heavy casseroles. since the interior is carpeted. 

Keep in mind the Abundance Swap at Rita Cobbs' house in Tampa.  Bring what you don't want.  Everythiing is free.  This is a good chance to clear out your garage.  Saturday, October 19,  9am-1pm Abundance Swap at Rita’s.  Details to come.  We have done this in years past.  It gives us a chance to get rid of what we don’t need and get some free treasures.  It is recycling at its best within community building.  Put aside the treasures you always wanted to get rid up.  

Programs for Life Enrichment Center – Tentative 6 month plan –  All of these gatherings take place from 7-9pm.
Doors open at 6:30.  Bring drinks and snacks.

   9/17 September – Focus on community building.  Who are our communities?   Nancy will lead  timebank community building activities.  Are you a member of a group that might be interested in timebanking.  You could ask a member or a neighbor to come with you.

   10/15 October –  Plans are having to be changed.  To be announced. 
   11/19 November - Thanksgiving potluck -music event.  Make a joyful noise!  Bring an instrument, even a pot or pan to bang on.

   12/17 December - Winter holiday party.   Pot luck and ornament making.  Bring crafts to share for ornament making including natural pieces like pine cones. 
   1/20 January - White Elephant Gift Exchange. - Repeat of the idea that worked so well last January. 

Continuing into 2020 (already!) Oh, my!
     February orientation - community building - 
     March repeat jewelry party creating jewelry 
We had talked about an insurance seminar - We need to identify the most important time for that for members who need help with signing up during the “window.” Vicki and Carol could help with that.
Other Planned Events
Note the monthly Wednesday pot luck every first Wednesday at the Life Enrichment Center.  Four Ingredient Recipe Foodie Throwdown September 4th.   It is noon-1.  Bring a dish.  Participation is free. It is wonderful to have an opportunity to meet and get to know the community of the LEC.  The group that attends classes here is a real community.  They go on field trips and have many art activities as well as other groups.
The LEC Book Club, 12:30-1:45, and the Sisterhood Tribe Luncheon, September 9th,  are regular monthly meetings.  In each case, bring your own lunch.  Each is a Tuesday event.

LEC has a standing wish list for paper towels, toilet paper,  plastic plates, Blank canvases / canvass boards, quart and gallon size ziplock bags.

For details and more information on classes see this link:


hOurworld News

hOurworld News

hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!

We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld

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Special monthly events at LEC:

Foodie Throwdown, Sept 4, 2019  .  Four ingredient recipe competition.  Everyone is a judge.  Let's join the LEC community for this potluck and competition 12-1 pm.  A potluck is every first Monday of the month.  Free.  Bring a dish and have some fun.

LEC Book Club (Third Thursday of each month) 12:3--1:45.  Bring your own lunch.  This month, August 20th, the book is Sing, Unburied, Sing, a novel by Jesmyn Ward.

See this link for more information about classes, field trrips and special events.