20 May 2018
Book Fair at the Peace Hall – See the review here.
19 May 2018
Southside Trading Day with St David’s Neighbourhood Centre Autumn Festival in Coopers Plains. We were kindly provided with a gazebo, table and chairs, tea/coffee and sausages for free – piggy-backing on another community event is a great way for local LETS hubs to have a local Trading Day and get out and about, talking about LETS.
15 APRIL 2018
Fashion Fair at the Peace Hall.
18 March 2018
Easter Eggstravaganza Trading Day at Peace Hall. To read more click here.
11 March 2018
Management Committee Meeting at Simon’s place in Coopers Plains. Special thanks was given to Jeni Lewington for her long and dedicated service in multiple jobs for BrisLETS through out the past years.
Summary of minutes of recent Management Committee Meetings
2017 August – 2018 January
Document downloadable here 2017-18MeetingMinutesSummaryBLv3
18 February 2018
Trash and Treasure Market.
This was our 1st Trading and Salon Day at our new, regular venue, the Albion Peace Hall. See the full story in our March archives.
21 January 2018
Trading day at Bulimba. See the full story in our January archives.
19 November 2017
Trading day at Isabelle and Michael’s
This month we were treated to a SOAP-MAKING DEMO by Dana Hoffman
We watched Dana make soap from scratch using the cold-process method and were able to take home the recipe & a beautiful sample.
We also had lots of services on offer including
* SEWING ADVICE – Isabelle Lacombe BLCE0058 provided sewing advice.
* COFFEE – Marie-France BLCE1380 served beautiful fresh REAL coffee.
* FROZEN DINNERS – Isabelle Derouet BLCE1335 provided yummy frozen pre-cooked takeaway meals to take home to serve on a busy day.
* MORE – Ishka offered kefir, Jen brought her haircutting kit!
COOPERS PLAINS TRADING DAY in October, and CALENDARS
Our president, Simon, hosted the October Trading Day at his sustainable house, ‘Equanimity’, in Coopers Plains. There was plenty of active trading at the event with excellent attendance despite the rainy weather. More than 25 people were there, including new and old members. Jen set up a salon for cutting hair and there were tables heaped with goods to trade.
Simon gave a talk about calendars and calendar reform. Australia and most of the world conventionally uses the Gregorian calendar, however irregular months can be awkward for planning and recording. Simon has chosen to use the International Fixed Calendar wherever possible. It has 13 equal months of 28 days, and a couple of ‘leap’ days which, of course, would be holidays in a generous world with a new economy. Interesting ideas, thanks Simon! More information is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_reform
Yeronga Trading Day 17 September 2017
at the home of Isabelle & Michael
attended by 8 – Isabelle, Michael, Rachael, Lui, Ruth, Clyde, Karel, Marie-France.
A warm and enjoyable afternoon was enjoyed by the small group, with some trading, also discussion about LETS promotion topics. A highlight of the day was Isabelle’s delicious coconut sticky black rice dish cooked in the solar cooker!
Saturday 2 September
** OUTDOOR ECONOMIC FIESTA **
CES & BrisLETS SHOWCASE
Part of the NENA Conference
CES & BrisLETS held a market, concert, healing tent and workshop sessions to showcase community exchange in Australia.
It was a wonderful event – people joined in, relaxed, listened, participated, tried our goods and services, and experienced the new economy.
Some of the offerings available on the day included:
framed photo prints, handmade soap, upmarket clothes, potplants, candles, worm farms, honey, Ali Art greetings cards, handsewn bags, purses & gifts, Bushtekniq bush regeneration info stall, ‘A Place To Call Home’ Location guidebooks, solar cooking display, Brisbane Tool Library info stall, brownies, whipped ghee, dukkah, packs of herbs & teas, chakra lotions, essential oils, Wemoon sanitary pads, apiwrap wax kitchen wraps, lip balm, beanies, handmade seed packets, bush flower essences, french knitting sets, chopping boards, macadamia nuts, homespun wool & craft fleece, poi, wheat heat bags and more
circus, comedy yoga, bee-keeping talk, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, hip & spine exercises, open source software advice
musicians: Kate Barzdo, Daylight Moon, Des Reid, Anita Diamond Lawrence