May 2019 Community Market in Review

A good attendance was seen yesterday. We trialled a new format for our monthly signature event; the Market Trading Days. Those who wanted to, came early for a shared lunch at 12 noon. This was a pleasant pot luck meal in the conference room next to the kitchen with...

Constitution Amendments (cont.)

The General Meeting on 17th of March was a good learning experience. Successful amendments were noted in the April NewsLETS, along with some that weren’t. Since then, Elizabeth Shaw has offered some sage advice based on her experience on the subcommittee that...

Terms & Conditions proposed updates

After extensive research of other community exchanges’ terms and conditions online, the Management Support Team now offers members the biggest overhaul for a long time. These changes are designed to prepare our organisation for a future of much larger numbers of...

Members hiding gems

By Liz Stanhope Brisbane LETs has many members offering a host of useful goods and services … … only no one knows about them. Nor do these members know what’s happening, or why. Here’s how it works When you list an item that you offer, you have a choice of it...

Trading Day in review – April 2019

By Josephine Brown Our monthly Trading Day coincided with Easter Sunday this year, but, in a spirit of Keep calm and carry on, it went ahead anyway with many of the usual stalwarts attending. Towards the end of the day, we had a visitor from the Gold Coast, Cj...

Taking stock ― where BrisLETS stands in the Aussie mix

BrisLETS, or Brisbane Community Exchange, has been trading continuously for more than 30 years. Over the past three years, a few of us who joined more recently have taken up the baton and brought some new life to the group. We are gearing up for promotional activities...

LETS ― a form of complementary superannuation

By Paul Wildman LETS as part of super? You have to be kidding! Some years back I asked our accountant if he was retiring, as I had; we are similar ages. “I’m not retiring! That means doing nothing,” was his response. Well, there you go. Captured by one definition of...
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...