Upcoming Events

Our main Market Event Day is at the Albion Peace Hall, 102 Macdonald Street Windsor

Jun
30
Sun
Northey St City Farm Market Info Stall @ Northey Street City Farm Sunday Markets
Jun 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

BrisLETS’ Sunday Market Information Stall at Northey Street City Farm

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 lent by the generous Andrew Gaydon. Come along and take over for an hour to give us a coffee break!

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 to add yourself to the roster. Rob is the organiser. (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!)

Jul
2
Tue
Promotional Presentation at Substation33 @ Substation33
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Promoting BrisLETS at Substation33

For 10-15 minutes, we will have the eyes and ears of the staff, employees and volunteers of this excellent enterprise in Kingston. It’s a hacker-space with an emphasis on recycling, especially e-waste. There are a number of ways BrisLETS and Substation33 can collaborate to mutual benefit. Firstly, I will be telling their volunteers what’s in it for them, which may encourage Substation33 to join us and pay them in Units. As a business offering electrical goods, Substation33 can supply BrisLETS admin and its individual and company traders (such as FoodConnect).

Jul
3
Wed
Promotional Presentation at Northey Street City Farm @ Northey Street City Farm
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Promoting BrisLETS at Northey St City Farm

 

For 45 minutes, we will have the eyes and ears of the staff, employees and volunteers of this excellent city farm in Windsor. It’s a grassroots community organisation with an emphasis on organic food growing and marketting. There are a number of ways BrisLETS and Northey Street can collaborate to mutual benefit. Firstly, I will be telling their volunteers what’s in it for them, which may encourage NSCF to pay them in Units. As a community enterprise offering space central to Brisbane and markets and food, NSCF can supply BrisLETS admin and its individual and company traders (such as FoodConnect).

BrisLETS & CES – Q&A @ State Library of Qld Meeting Rm 4A
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you at a loss using our websites
and understanding how to trade with Units? Want to know more about the changes to the Constitution and Terms & Conditions being suggested?

Ever wondered about these questions?

  • What is the difference between brislets.com and communityexchange.net.au?
  • Can you can use your smartphone to do a transaction
  • When should you do mixed offerings ($s & Units)? How much should the $s be?
  • How do you decide to gift instead of trade?

To find out, book some free tuition, in person, from your CES Website Administrator, Simon Cole. Details below.

And did you know …?

  • …that you can see what new volunteer opportunities there are on the website? And get a full job description?
  • …that you can earn Units through volunteering?
  • …and find out exactly how volunteering is rewarded?
  • …that all the volunteers who are working to keep BrisLETS going (the admins, members of committees and teams) are all listed on the Committee page of the website, under About?

Discussion Forum: Changes to BrisLETS Constituiton and T&Cs. Member Rewards.

Continuing from previous Q&As, there’ll be recap of where they led us and it looks like this time we’ll be focussing on our Vision.

  • Reviewng our Objects (Section 3 of the Constitution)
  • Making Units more valuable
  • Market Trading Day venues
  • Refining the budget to raise levies to support admin as voted on at 2017 & 2018 AGMs
  • The size of the Management Committee

Read the stories at the top of the Homepage on Constitution Amendments and T&Cs Updates.

Bring your own questions and get them answered!

Where abouts?

Location is flexible (home visits are possible, too) and will be updated when two or more people respond. Time is negotiable. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop.

Every month you will see there’s a How to use BrisLETS and CES training session on somewhere in the city-wide area.

Please book now.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by commenting below. (First comment? Great! It’ll appear as soon as it’s approved. Come back soon.)

Jul
21
Sun
Shared Lunch & Talks – July 2019 @ Rob's Place
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch @ 12pm

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.

COST:  2 Units for a raffle ticket. Buy more than one and increase your chances! First prize – a brand new cast iron enamelled saucepan.

 

Talk @ 1pm – Q&A

Discussion Forum: Changes to BrisLETS Constituiton and T&Cs. Member Rewards.

Continuing from previous Q&As, there’ll be recap of where they led us and it looks like this time we’ll be focussing on our Vision.
– Reviewing our Vision (Section 3 Objects in the Constitution)
– Making Units more valuable
– Market Trading Day venues
– Refining the budget to raise levies to support admin as voted on at 2017 & 2018 AGMs
– The size of the Management Committee

Read the stories at the top of the Homepage on Constitution Amendments and T&Cs Updates.

Also, if there is time: BrisLETS & CES – Learn the Basics
Get some free tuition, in person, from your CES Website Administrator

  • 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?

Community Market Trading Day – July 2019 @ Rob's place
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the community Market and Services day

TRADING @ 2pm – 4pm

SERVICES & GOODS:

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.

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.

Workshop @ 3pm – Make your own BrisLETS promotion T-shirt

Simon will show you how to iron a stencil transfer onto your own t-shirt. Bring your own t-shirt or buy one for $4 on the day.

COST:  2 Units for a raffle ticket (if you didn’t buy one at the Shared Lunch). Buy more than one and increase your chances! First prize – a brand new cast iron enamelled saucepan.

What to bring to this trading event:
Friends
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.