Why Jessie joined LETS

Jessie #1422 I joined Logan LETS in 1998, which was started by a nun who I first met in 1989 – she was involved in a food co-op, building and running the Loganlea Neighbours and friends Centre etc. I took on various committee roles in LETS and 7 other community...

Logo Finalists – Vote this Sunday

It will be great to see as many people as possible at our General Meeting this Sunday to vote for a new Logo. Based on the brief that members contributed to, we  received some interesting designs. Here are the final 3  for you (the members) to vote on. General Meeting...

Logo concept evolving well

Since our article in December (New Logo… Is it time for a change?), we’ve received feedback from members and advice from logo designers. We’ve built on the ideas prompted by that article and will submit the results to expert graphic designers to bring you exciting...

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...

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...