All the above links are courtesy of SWACO.
Here is a GREAT one that Michael Greenman sent:
OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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! Do you have ideas about increasing our membership? Would you like to try for a $25 gift card? Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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
Also, we have a page on Facebook for members to chat, share pictures, talk about exchanges, and offer material items for sale or exchange!
Care & Share Chat Room is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/508376542518372
The work day at The Hedron Hub was WONDERFUL! A LOT of Timebankers showed up to clean, create projects, and build community! THANKS TO EVERYONE who was able to come and help out!
Thanks to EVERYONE who made the UU Rummage Sale a success! Those who helped set up and organize, helped at the event, baked items for sale (YUM!), helped pack up and clean the church at the end, and those who shopped at the sale, THANK YOU ALL! I hear the church made over $16,000! THANK YOU!
On Saturday, January 14, many people came to a very informal meet-and-greet at Upper Cup Coffee shop at 79 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 to have questions answered about the Care and Share Time Bank, chat, make suggestions, and tour our affiliate, the Royal Oak Initiative. Several Board members were present to answer questions, provide help, conduct very informal orientations, and chat!
The Gathering on Dec. 18 at 6:30pm at he UU Church in Beach Hall was a wonderful chance to see each other, and relax together! Our own Andrea Gorzitze presented about the holidays in her German upbringing, and how Christmas has changed with American influence. Her slideshow is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HLLoOyh4FFe1LRb5W3JKBsZUSjtJGgvm/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102753895494357680714&rtpof=true&sd=true
Jennifer Sieck (new member!) presented about the pre-Christian culture and rituals, and the history during the time leading up to the birth of Christ. Also, she talked about the clamp down on lay healers by the church, and how those pre-Christian myths and rituals were later adopted by Christianity.
The potluck was delicious! Thanks, everyone, for sharing such wonderful things! And, thanks for everyone who brought their own table-settings; it made clean up so much easier! Please, anyone who helped in set-up or clean-up, let email@example.com know -we didn't have a way to note it that night!
Thanks to everyone who made it special!
Here is a link to the article about us that appeared in the Columbus Dispatch: https://tinyurl.com/CSTBmedia Have you seen this news clip delivered some years ago on PBS by David Brancaccio? It is a FABULOUS introduction to the concept of time banking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?CSTB Collaboration Groups