The York County Time Bank continues to grow as more and more York Countians (extending also to Hanover, New Oxford and even Gettysburg!) are choosing to share their time and talents with their community in order to help meet one another’s needs. We are currently 98 members strong and have exchanged over 300 hours.
Gracie has officially made her move-best of luck to you Gracie! We will certainly miss you here in York!
Local business owner, Marc Laucks of Marc Laucks and Co. (http://marclaucks.com/) is kindly donating the design of our logo and some initial print materials.
Our next meeting will be held on Monday, October 21st at the Quaker Meeting House at 135 West Philadelphia Street. The Pot Luck dinner starts at 6:00pm and the official meeting starts at 7:00pm. The meeting is a great place to meet the folks you might be exchanging services with and to share your ideas to help steer the direction that the York County Time Bank will take as it moves into the future! We will also be looking for enthusiastic folks who would be willing to share their passion and talents for the operation of the Time Bank through marketing, writing press releases for the newspaper, facilitating meetings, leading a small focus groups, building relationships in the community, etc.
If you are thinking of volunteering, remember:
1. Your volunteer time to the operation of the Time Bank is worth hours that you can exchange for other services!
2. Remember to ONLY volunteer to do things that make you feel energetic, excited and like you are doing what you were “meant to do.” That is the whole idea of time banking-doing what you love in service of your community.
Attached is a picture of the article on the front page of the Living section of the York Daily Record yesterday. It is a reprint from the September/October issue of Smart Magazine. Sorry I couldn’t find a link to send you-so the picture is the best I could do! If anyone has a link to the actual online article, I would love to have it so I could forward it to the group. (The Smart Magazine article has been linked, the article from the YDR has not been posted online as of this post.)
Thanks to everyone for your involvement so far. I have personally benefited from the services exchanged
and have made some WONDERFUL new friends.
See you Monday,