General Meeting

General Meeting

At the General Meeting on Sunday, 17 March, members adopted the following amendments to the constitution by special resolution: 1.2 Constitution name:  BrisLETS Community Exchange Objects To promote and support … the knowledge and culture of the association, and the...
Is it time for a Member Rewards Program

Is it time for a Member Rewards Program

MEMBER REWARDS PROGRAM Somebody needs to do the organising for the organisation. ―Josephine Brown BrisLETS has a lot more potential than is currently obvious. The organisation needs to move forward to realise this potential; then it would thrive, rather than just...

LETS get CES flying high in Brisbane

I’ve been a member of BrisLETS for ten years and I’ve made some wonderful connections. Long before I started volunteering for it, I found something compelling about its beliefs, and my instinct told me it was going to be a big part of my future. But for a long time I...

How LETS units relate to politics and money

To put our unhappy present-day politics of money into perspective, let’s go back about 2500 years to the time of the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle. Then let’s distinguish between the social and natural resources economies (oikonomia), and the money...
Improving BrisLETS’ Appeal

Improving BrisLETS’ Appeal

    Brisbane Exchange Community? Brisbane Local Community Exchange? When you’re at a barbecue and you tell your friends you belong to BrisLETS, what do they say? “Bris WHAT?” It’s been observed that our name “BrisLETS” is not easily understood by the lay person. At...

Constitution Update & Name Change

It’s been a long time since the BrisLETS Constitution was updated. At the next General Meeting, the Management Committee will propose minor changes to bring the constitution into line with what we already do. Briefly, these are … Section 3 Objects include ‘goods’ (as...