Why all the changes?

Why the major overhaul of our T&Cs (terms and conditions)? Why change the Constitution? by Simon Cole, Chair Many of us in BrisLETS – and those who have taken a look and left – would like Units to be more genuinely valuable. Fundamentally, Units are only as...

Experience makes a little go a long way

By Simon Cole,Chair. When people hear that BrisLETS has been going for more than 30 years, they’re impressed. There’s something about longevity that instils confidence. It suggests relevance to needs being met, and a method that’s working. For a long time, BrisLETS...

Beneficial business collaborations on the horizon

Substation33, Food Connect and the Albion Peace Hall By Simon Cole, Chair. During May, I went to the YFS Social Enterprise Initiative, a hacker space in Woodridge called Substation33, to talk to the manager, Tony Sharp.Walking into the warehouse, I saw more than 20...

Why all the changes, continued

Maintaining the database of traders includes encouraging traders to keep within credit and debit limits and adhere to the terms and conditions of trade. Updating the membership list means managing stale accounts and knowing who the current members are. We also learnt...

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.)

(continued from the March GM Constitutional amendment round of voting) By Simon Cole, Chair. The General Meeting on 17 of March was a good learning experience. Successful amendments were noted in the April NewsLETS, along with some that weren’t. Since then,...

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...