Through BrisLETS you will also meet friendly, generous, caring people who value trading locally in just about anything.
There are trade events every month across Brisbane, is there one near you? Check out our calendar to find a trading event in your area.
BrisLETS’ inaugural Sunday Market Information Stall at Northey Street City Farm kicks off at 7am on June the 2nd!
Why not drop in and join the roster for an hour, do some shopping, get a chai and talk to people about our great organisation and the virtues of mutual credit!?
Rob Vidovic, Simon Cole and other local members will be there under our marquee hired from Andrew Gaydon.
NSCF has given us a great opportunity with a special deal because we’re a not-for-profit; a negligible charge for the space IN UNITS. This will change when it becomes a regular, weekly stall. How about making that come true!? NSCF Sunday Market customers are low-hanging fruit for LET/CES – there are lots of people there who understand it and just want to see it work for them well. With more member-volunteers pitching in a little of your time, rotating set up and pack up each week, we can achieve an on-going presence there. We have a custom marquee-cover, flags, flyers and other marketing material in the pipeline. We may have WiFi there for Internet connection included. It rarely comes better than this for a LETS group.
People with some computer and smartphone skills will be a great help; showing customers how to use the software and joining them up online on the day. If you need training, think about joining a session learning the basics with Simon in the first week of every month at a convenient location – check this website calendar for the latest details. The next one is June 4th on Tuesday. RSVP on the page.
Willing to muck in with us? Comment below. Rob with organise the roster here. (First time to comment on this website? Can’t see your comment? That’s because it needs to be approved. Be patient – come back soon! And thank you!)
Are you at a loss using our websites
and understanding how to trade with Units?
Get some free tuition, in person, from your CES Website Administrator, Simon Cole.
- What is the difference between brislets.com and communityexchange.net.au?
- Did you know you can use your smartphone to do a transaction in less than 30 seconds?
- When should you do mixed offerings ($s & Us)? How much should the $s be?
- How do you decide to gift instead of trade?
- Bring your own issues and get them answered!
- Did you know you can see what new volunteer opportunities there are on the website? And a full job description?
- Did you know you can earn Units ‘volunteering’ – and do you know HOW they are rewarded?
- Who is working to keep BrisLETS going? What are the Admins, Committees and Teams? Did you know we’re all listed on the Committee page of the website, under About?
YOU MUST RSVP BY COMMENTING ON THIS PAGE TO ATTEND. Location is flexible (home visits are possible, too) and will be updated when there are 2 or more RSVPs. Time is tentative and flexible to some extent as well. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you own them.
Location: L1 Reception, State Library Queensland, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Every month you will see a How to use BrisLETS & CES training session on somewhere in the city-wide area.
Think Tank & Learning Circle
BrisLETS’ think-tank for mutual credit aficionados – currently including Paul Wildman, Bianca Baptista, Simon Cole, Ishka McNulty and others will meet again and choose from the following topics to discuss:
- origins of LETS & CES; poverty alleviation and ambitions to do money better
- is there an infinite supply of Units, or must they balance out? (we started discussing this in February)
- how is mutual credit different to cryptos and fiat debt-based money?
- managing a CES/LETS exchange (learning from other exchange organisers)
- how is mutual credit valued and how do we make it valuable?
- NENA (New Economy Network Australia) membership for BrisLETS – pros & cons
RSPV by commenting below or texting me (Simon). If fewer than 3 RSVPs are received, the event will be cancelled.
Location: Meeting Rm 2C – State Library of Queensland
Please read more about the Think Tank before joining a meeting. A full explanation and suggestions for basic research are here under our About menu.
The Think Tank meets bi-monthly. It has no power in any CES or LETS exchange and is informal so there is no record-keeping in this group. It compliments the CES Australia Administration group (Annette Loudon, Bel Moore and Tania Brookes) which takes care of Australia’s national web hosting and international relations with overseas exchanges (Tim Jenkins and Matthew Slater).
Lunch @ 12pm – Where: Conference room
Bring something to share and join us for lunch.
It is a great chance to chat and get to know other members in the exchange.
BrisLETS is more than just trading, it is about building community.
Visitors are welcome to attend.
Talk @ 1pm – Management Q & A – Where: Lounge room
Gearing up to Promote BrisLETS: T&Cs, Member Rewards & Constitution Discussion Forum
Hear what Simon and Andrew are doing and give your views. Improvements in mind include:
• membership definition/requirement
• levies to support admin
• and more [Read more here] before you come
Join the community Market and Services day
TRADING @ 2pm – 4pm Where: Main Hall
Workshop @ 3:00pm Where: Lounge room
Don’t forget if you can offer a Service at our Trading Days, let us know if you are coming and we can give you some free advertising in the events update email. Please contact the events team at least 7 days before the date of the market.
If you have any goods that you would like to advertise in the events update email.
Please contact the events team at least 7 days before the date of the market.
HINT: Smart traders browse our lists of offers & wants in advance and arrange to meet the trader at the meeting to hand over the goods.
What to bring to this trading event:
Trading record sheet and pen or data-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop to put through transactions immediately
Goods to trade
Promotional material of services you are offering
$20 joining fee if you don’t yet have a BrisLETS account, CLICK HERE to download a membership form.
BrisLETS is all about trading: buying and selling goods and services for LETS units rather than spending the Aussie Dollar.
More information: www.brislets.com or check out our facebook page.
General Meeting @ 11am – Where: Lounge room
Vote on amendments to the Constitution and changes to the Terms & Conditions
Annual General Meeting @ 12pm – Where: Lounge room
Vote for a new Management Committee
Shared Lunch @ 1pm – Where Conference room
Bring something to share for lunch.
It is a great chance to chat and get to know other members in the exchange.
# of trades YTD (2019)
Units traded YTD (2019)
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