Onion River Exchange - Your Central Vermont Time Bank
The Onion River Exchange (ORE) is a time bank in which members exchange skills, talents, and services using time instead of money.
ORE is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Oodles of Noodles | A Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, September 13th 4 to 6pm
The Onion River Exchange(ORE) is hosting a Dinner at the MSAC with food by Chef Mary of Feast. Hors Dourves, traditional, vegan, and gluten-free pasta options, salad, bread and desserts from local |organic sources will be served. Prior to the dinner there will be:
· Intro to time banking: How to save money and learn new skills by exchanging time instead of money.
· A short member meeting. “We need your noodle to discuss how we can be a better time bank”.
· The Exchange Game: Learn about new possibilities for future exchanges.
· Dinner is at 5pm @ the MSAC 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Dinner donation $10.00 Reservations: 229.1998.
The Public is invited.
Energy Saving FREE Site Visits.
A busy year for ORE. ORE has partnered with Efficiency Vermont to conduct Energy Saving Site Visits by trained members as well as offering efficiency workshops. A Weatherization workshop this fall at the ReSource Store in Barre on September 17th with Kate Stephenson. Paul Markowitz of Efficiency Vermont will give a workshop: Save Money and Energy at the MSAC on September 17th @ 1pm. All workshops are free and open to the Public.
The Onion River Exchange is also in the process of creating a tool library and tool kits to be borrowed. Seed money from the Home Depot Foundation has enabled us to buy tools that would be loaned to members. Need a wet vac, power drill, saw horses? We are working on it.
ORE has also partnered with Home Share Now with a program called The Circle of Care. Our intent for the Circle of Care is to assist elders to age in place. What an exciting opportunity!
For more information:
Oodles of Noodles Dinner
Saturday, 9/13th from 4-6 pm @ the MSAC, 58 Barre St. Montpelier. Dinner donation $10.
Onion River Exchange membership and Energy site visit scheduling contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 552.3040 | visit W, Th 10-3
Onion River Exchange enhances local economy through respect and equality--an article from the folks at New England Grassroots Environmental Fund.
Keep Onion River Exchange Time Bank Ticking
Our goal is to raise $25,000. We are on our way, have a distance to go and we need your help. Funds raised will go to: increase staffing, rent, and outreach expenses.
Time banking helps people live better lives.
Bill Doelger, Chair of the ORE Board
Send a check to ORE, P.O. Box 53, Montpelier, VT 05601
Give on line (Paypal or credit card) or with GoFundMe:
Thank you for your support!
Why do you love ORE? Share your stories of how ORE has made a difference in your life.
- Here is our first installment from Dana--I Love Our Timebank!: Nourishing Networks of Community Support
Members Troy Hickman, Marci Young, and Heather Kralik met to set up guidelines for lending tools, protocols, and a liability waiver. At the next June Board meeting, we hope to have our draft approved.
We Have the tools!
This is where we need your help. We need:
- People who are interested in organizing the tools for lending.
- A computer wiz person who can set up a procedure for tracking lending.
Please contact Heather Kralik if interested
email: email@example.com or call: 272.4492
ORE Office Hours
Wednesday, Thursday 10-3pm at the ORE office: 46 Barre St, Montpelier (enter by the side door on the right of the building, then up one flight of stairs, ORE is the first office on the left)
NEW/CONFUSED MEMBER ORIENTATION
Orientations held at the ORE office: 46 Barre St, Montpelier
- first Thursday of the month from 2-3pm
- third Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm
Attending an orientation will help ensure that you make good use of your ORE Membership. You will be taken through how to post offers and requests, search for current exchange possibilities, hear stories of other ORE Member exchanges, have all of your time banking questions answered and leave understanding how to make your first exchange a fruitful experience.
ORE loves hearing your stories! Please send to Chloe (at) orexchange.org
ORE on "Senior Moments" aired on ORCA (cable station #15)
Recently, the folks from Senior Moments, a show aired on ORCA, interviewed ORE staffer Heather and Members Roger, Maureen, and Chris.