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August, 2012:

Our next POSSE Party! (Potluck Orientation Skill-Share Event)

Bay Area Community Exchange
(BACE) Timebank


Monthly POSSE Parties
(Potluck Orientation Skill-Share Event)

Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 4-8pm.

Location: The Happiness Institute,
1720 Market St, San Francisco
(across from Flax Art store @ Valencia & Market)

Cost: Free!!  This is a community event!


Learn something new and make face-to-face connections with other Timebank members.
We’ll be including:

A Potluck:
Bring something yummy to eat or drink to share.

Come early, learn the ropes and ask any burning questions about the BACE Timebank (informal).

Gift Circles:
Share information and resources during this informal, community-building exercise.

Short, informal demos for your information and pleasure. (yoga, community-building workshops, for example)

Earn Timebank hours for volunteering!

It’s a zero waste event, so bring your own cups, plates, utensils, if possible.

Kids Welcome!

RSVP at or contact Rick Simon at for more information.


The Sharing Economy: A bank where time is money

– article by Jen Chien, excerpted from

Frieda Kipar Bay is an herbalist. She teaches workshops on growing herbs for medicine. A class like this might normally cost $50-$60, but at a recent workshop at the Homestead Skillshare Festival, at Hayes Valley Farm in San Francisco, students didn’t pay a dime.

The daylong gathering – which included 40 different workshops, food, and live entertainment – was funded with a different kind of currency: hours. These transactions are managed by the Bay Area Community Exchange Time Bank.

“Everybody’s hour is equal,” says Mira Luna, a founder and organizer of the Time Bank. “So, for example, I do an hour of massage for somebody and then I get an hour credit to then get an hour of plumbing from somebody else. If I spend two hours, then I get two hours credit, and so on.”

read more at KALW