The philosophy behind Storytelling

The philosophy behind Storytelling Several years ago, I joined an informal storytelling group that meets every third Friday night at someone’s private home. About 15 of us come to share stories on a certain theme. These can be true stories, tall stories, something...

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...

The secret sauce of Storytelling

Sharing stories, personal or not, is a great way to get to know other members, especially as it’s true that people like to do business with people they know and trust.  The time we now allocate to a Storytelling session at each Trading Day provides a valuable...

MAD – Results are in

MAD – Results in Summary MAD results are still dribbling in and about one-third of traders on record have been contacted. The MST (Management Support Team) has started following up the results of those contacted, by either hiding, closing, updating or just...

GCBF Grant Application News

GCBF Grant Application Round 98 Result Last year BrisLETS applied to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for a grant that was intended to support our Promotions, Trading and Events Teams. High on the list was an alteration to the Peace Hall’s large 3-room garage, one...
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...