Better Than Barter

A community where we exchange goods and services using mutual credit

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BrisLETS Vision Statement

The BrisLETS Community Exchange Incorporated Association  facilitates increasing members’ quality of life and material circumstances, through trading their life experience, goods, and services, to meet other members’ needs.

We aim to create a safe, inclusive, and diverse community of individuals, businesses, and groups, using the Australian Community Exchange Server, and units, as an alternative currency to dollars.

PRINCIPLES

  • Everyone of all abilities, in all seasons of life, can contribute to society, using LETS.
  • Community is more important than commerce.
  • BrisLETS builds community by fostering shared values and processes.
  • LETS units enable people to trade goods and services for mutual benefit, without the artificial constraints of national currencies.
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Our new Facebook page is called Brislets Community Exchange Inc.

The private group is Brislets Members Forum Brislets Members Forum where members can raise and discuss issues in private.

The public group is BrisLETS Trading – Offers & Wants

Our Next Event

August Trading Day is our 32nd AGM.

The August Trading Day will be on 3rd Sunday, 21st August, at the Albion Peace Hall 1-4pm. There AGM will be held at 2pm. The previous minutes, agenda etc will be emailed to members 2 weeks prior to the meeting, and can be found uploaded in the Members Forum Facebook...

BOGI Fair is on 4th Sunday 28th August 2022

BrisLETS traditionally supports BOGI (Brisbane Organic Growers Inc) Fair, holding a stall to advertise BrisLETS, and donating something to the Raffle BOGI holds to raise $ funds. Members typically bring in garden relating items for sale on the stall, and volunteer on...

News – Featured Articles

Scarborough July Trading Day

Everybody seemed to really enjoy themselves – I think about five members came – Helen and Elizabeth from Kenmore, Jessica from Morayfield, Kelly from Deception Bay, and Michelle from Woody Point. (I hope I haven't missed some) and four of my friends. Yes it was really...

Great discussion at June Trading Day

Big thank you to all who came to the June Trading Day! Rosie and Jessica are setting up a North Brisbane Local Area group so they can have more social activities with trading, between the Monthly Trading Days (3rd Sunday of the month). We had a great range of food,...

Thank you Michael and members

We have uploaded the interviews Michael kindly did at the February Trading Day. We hope to use these videos to make promotions for BrisLETS. It was lovely to see all the activity on the day!

Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones, homes and                businesses during these floods and experiencing PSTD from the previous floods.

LETS has the ability for you to use your time, energy, skills and knowledge to earn units like you would cash, and spend your units like you would cash, to meet your needs, without cash! You keep track on the CES server.

https://www.investopedia.com/insights/what-is-money explains that money can be whatever community decides is valuable. Gold used to be valued because the community had decided it is worth something. Like our debit cards, LETS is using something that is unseen but accounted for – on the CES platform, using an alternative currency, in our case called units.

Trading is the energy driving LETS – not the hoarding of units, so that is why going into debt when you join is equally encouraged because quite often when you join, what you badly need is blocking your ability to focus on anything else. There is always opportunities to earn units in LETS – it might be online services, hands on services, goods that no longer serve you, participating in working bees, a lift to appointments or dropping something off for someone.

So be brave and advertise your offer and wants, as it allows others to get to know you, help you with your need and become part of a supportive community!

You can start with a simple “extra pair of hands” offer and pay the once off joining fee, then start trading as soon as you receive your welcome letter email with your account number and password. Joining the Facebook Members Forum private group will allow you to talk out issues when you feel stuck for ideas, get support from the management committee etc. There is a public offers and wants Facebook group and FB page too. We are always looking for help with promotions etc – find us on Our Community Directory and oneplace.org.au.

 

 

 

Trading Statistics

(as at 9/11/2020)

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# of Trades (YTD 2020-2021)

Units traded (YTD 2020-2021)