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The Onion River Exchange first annual Member Meeting

Thursday, September 17th

 @ 5:30 to 7PM

46 Barre Street (Center for Arts and Learning)| Second Floor

All Members invited and New members encouraged to come

Bring your best Salsa  and compete in our Salsa Contest (and yes, a prize will be given). Plus, a Pot Luck. Drinks provided. Most importantly, we want to hear your ideas about adding value to ORE and making it grow.

Meet the Board and staff who want to hear your ideas so they incorporate into the Strategic Plan.

  • 5:30 Salsa Competition | Pot Luck

  • 6:15 Brief presentation: Board Chair | Staff Update | Future Events| Community Weaver 3  Intro

  • 6:25 to 7? Member Discussion How does ORE become a force for Change to increase community well-being?

  • 7:30 Annual Board Meeting. Members invited.

  • FREE GIVE AWAY : Energy Efficient materials: insulation, light bulbs, aerators, power strips.

ORE is Hiring | Member Coordinator and Office Administration

Our dear Linda, both talented and creative, is leaving mid September for new opportunities. ORE wishes her well and is thankful for her many contributions. You will be missed.

The  Membership Coordinator is a part time position, 16 hours a week, The main focus for this position is working with membership and attending to office administrative tasks. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:heather@orexchange.org by August 31st.
For more information call: 661.8959 or email Heather.

JOB Description | Duties include:

  • Guide new members through application and orientation process
  • Forge connections between members to match offers and requests
  • Maintain member and other databases
  • Answer the phone and provide customer service
  • Provide support to Member Leaders on projects and meeting facilitation
  • Actively engage membership
  • Assist with special events as needed
  • Attend Board meetings
  • Office Administrative tasks plus: Prepare bank deposits, maintain petty cash, work with treasurer to develop efficient fiscal procedures, data entry.
  • Support time banking tenets

Skills needed:

  • Computer skills: Excel, social networking,
  • Proven ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Leadership
  • Creativity and enthusiasm

The TOOL LIBRARY | New Hours

Office and Tool Library Hours:
T 9 to 4| W 9 to 6 |Thurs. 9 to 4 |Saturday by appointment (call: 272.4492)


Sampling of tools to borrow: Orbital sander, Sawzall, tree branch cutter, drop cloths, safety equipment, industrial exstension cords, circular saw, chalk line,cordless drill, drywall hand sander, wet vac, jigsaw, li charger, voltage detector, all the usual plyers, chisels, screwdrivers, paint scraper, drop cloths, and so much more.

We are also taking TOOL DONATIONS.
Our first ever Borrower, Mona Hall. Mona has plans to do some sanding and borrowed an orbital sander, knee pads, and headphones. How cool. Currently our Tool Library Hours are Wednesdays 4 to 6 pm. We hope to be open in June on Saturday mornings.

You can Browse our inventory at: https://onionriverexchange.myturn.com/library/

  • A few guidelines to note before you come into borrow:
    Must be an ORE member in good standing (Up-to-date on renewal.)
    Present a valid driver's license.
    Only members may use tools.
    Sign liability waiver.
    Return tools on time or pay an overdue fee of $2. per item
    Put down a 20% deposit of the sum total of tools to be returned when tools are returned.
    Come on in!

Check out the new movie about ORE....Short and Sweet.


Thank you to VSECU for funding assistance to support the Onion River Exchange. ORE will use the funding to grow our organization as well as to assist and engage members. The vision of VSECU to to improve the lives of all Vermonters. ORE supports that vision by offering a network to connect to local resources and meeting the needs of the community.
ORE has also received support in 2015 from the Montpelier Community Fund, New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, and Northfield Savings Bank. The Board, staff, and members are grateful for your support to help people help themselves.


Need 10 Extra Hands this Fall?
The onion river  EXCHANGE is raffling a garden crew of 5 to come to your home for 2 hours to: Weed, Compost, Dig, Plant, Build, Prune, Rake, Divide Plantings, Remove Brush, Stack Wood and other…...? Yes, that’s 10 Hours of person power. Picnic lunch Provided. Final Drawing September 24th. Work to be done by the middle of October. So buy your raffle tickets, make a list of what you need to get done, and cross your fingers. Tickets| 6 for $5. | 13 for $10. Tickets at the Montpelier Farmer's Market and at the office @ 46 Barre St.


Morrisville: Spiral Pathways Holistic Health & Learning, LLC
49 Brigham Street
Morrisville, VT 
(802) 363-2057 in downtown Morrisville, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. (please do not come prior to 630 and rsvp if you can. Thanks!)



ORE is Looking for New Board Members

   Do you have a passion to help your community and ready to make a big difference in the use of localresources? The Onion River Exchange is looking for New Board Member and to expand by 4 new members. If interested, please call: 802.661.8959 or email heather@orexchange.org.

Take our Survey...Only 10 Questions, 5 minutes at most...

Please log one hour for taking the survey. Thanks, Heather 
Just Click link below or copy and paste in your browser:  


Effective 1.3.2015  New Phone number: 802.661.8959 
Give us a call. Please leave a message and will will answer your message, guaranteed.

New Hours: Tuesday 11 to 4pm | Wednesday 9 to 6pm | Thursday 9 to 4pm

Click here to see the ORE full Calendar of Events


 helps elders age in place, expand the people you know, use an alternative economy, and to offer the community inspiration. ORE offers a network to exchange local resources and services.

Please join our effort by renewing your membership and making a donation.
Time banking helps people live better lives.

Thank You,

Bill Doelger, Chair of the ORE Board

Send a check to ORE, 46 Barre St., 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. 

Click here to sign up for the ORE E-Newsletter (comes out once a month)

Check us out on WCAX: Nov 20, 2012 Interview with Time Bank Staff and Members

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