Are you one of those people with a long to-do list that nags at you like a little demon sitting on your shoulder, whispering in your ear: "Get away from that TV! Get up and DO something!!"? I am one of those people (though admittedly, the TV is not my weakness, the computer is...). Well, … Continue reading The Rites of Spring
Change #1 - No more membership fees! Now that we have two years of financial data to evaluate, we have a better idea of our budgeting needs. The surprise? Our expenses are less than originally expected! Therefore, we are happy to announce that we will no longer collect membership dues annually. We will still have … Continue reading 2015 – A New Year, and BIG changes ahead!
**Pie & Play is on vacation until the Fall 2015** Social gatherings play a vital role in building a vibrant community. Potlucks, swaps, drop-in chats, and the like are important opportunities to network. Schmooze. Mingle. Chat. A single personal connection can open many doors, and when you consider that many of our timebank transactions are … Continue reading PIE & PLAY dates at The Haven!
Sunday, August 17 3 - 5 pm Friends Meeting House 1104 Forest Street, Charlottesville You never know what you'll find at a swap! Bring a few things from your home that would really be happier living somewhere else -- it could be CD's, cookware, clothing, toys, plants, etc -- it's ok if items are used, … Continue reading Community Swap!
Have you heard about our monthly #timebank meet-ups? On the first Tuesday of every month, join members of the Cville TimeBank for an informal gathering at Lochlyn House, 480 E. Rio Road. This historic property was recently purchased by timebank members Joanie and Dave, and it will be the site of Charlottesville's EcoVillage. Their dream … Continue reading Monthly meet-ups!
From Cville TimeBank member, J., this wonderful testimonial to the power of community: "I sustained a traumatic brain injury in early 2013, and as is the nature of such injuries, I lost some processing skills. In my case, (among other things) my math abilities regressed to about a 4th grade level. Charlottesville does not have … Continue reading Filling in the gaps through TimeBanking
The Cville Timebank is co-sponsoring a screening of The Economics of Happiness at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 414 E. Main Street on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, an unholy alliance of governments and big business continues to promote globalization and … Continue reading The Economics of Happiness
Timebankers across the Commonwealth took to the airwaves on Friday, 3/28, during "Virginia Conversations" on Virginia Public Radio. Special guest to start off the show was Edgar Cahn, of Timebanks USA. Lots of great stories and questions from callers, and from Christina Cain, of the Staunton Creative Community Fund and (h)OUR Economy timebank in Staunton, … Continue reading TimeBanks on Virginia Conversations, NPR
Make plans to listen in when timebanking becomes the hot topic of discussion -- not once, but TWICE! Friday, March 28 9 - 10:00 a.m. Virginia Conversations Virginia Public Radio's May-Lily Lee will lead a discussion about timebanks in Virginia, and a special call-in guest will be none other than Edgar Cahn, the founder of TimeBanks USA! This … Continue reading TimeBank Discussions ON THE AIR
Here in Charlottesville, the Daily Progress ran an article about the Cville TimeBank's one year birthday. These are more than just "feel-good fluff" stories: members are getting things done, saving money, and building community -- one transaction at a time. Cville Timebank helps locals get something for nothing.