Part of the growth of our local Time Bank is that we hold monthly meetings to meet fellow members, share ideas and concerns, and work on planning for the future of our bank. These meetings are open to ALL members and people from the community who are interested in learning more about our bank and/or are passionate about the ideas a time bank has to offer. We are a new bank that is growing daily, we are currently a group of 64 active members that are passionate about our bank and want to see it succeed.
At this time, our meetings are held at the York Friends Meetinghouse, located at 135 West Philadelphia Street in downtown York. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm, and for those who are able to make it, prior to the meeting we have a potluck at 6:00 pm.
Our past meetings (8/12/2013) agenda included:
Nominate a Volunteer Coordinator; someone to help with new memberships, member questions, etc.
Consider committee formation/Core group to help move the Time Bank forward
Report on any connections made since last meeting: accountants, lawyers, marketing, etc.
Alternative meeting locations. Member homes, churches, community buildings, etc.
Review and Finalize Mission Statement
Plan multi-media marketing strategy
Identify structure needed to succeed
You can see and print the meeting minutes here
Decisions on these topics are addressed in the minutes, but we did create a Core Group, which consists of 5-6 members; a Marketing Committee, consisting of 5 members; Volunteer Mediators, currently consisting of 3 members; along with a small group to continue finalizing our Mission Statement.
Our current Governing Body for our Time Bank will be those who attend the meetings at that given time. This may change as the Bank matures and we have more members, but at this time we were in agreement that this will work best.
The Core Group is a team of people who can be contacted between meetings in regards to any developments you may have, questions and/or concerns, or any other ideas that you would like brought up at the next meeting.
The Marketing Committee is just that, a team that will continue working on marketing the Time Bank, getting the word out through press releases, websites/social networking, and any other means.
Volunteer Mediators, are a small team that will help work through any discrepancies that may arise after time has been exchanged. Hopefully, these mediators won’t have too much to do, but there is always a chance that someone may not be happy with a service and they will help the parties involved work out a solution.
If you have any ideas, connections, or any other information that you may like brought up at the next meeting please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday September 16th, at the York Friends Meetinghouse. Potluck starts at 6:00 pm, followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm. ALL are welcome, come for both or just the meeting. Hope to see you then!