May Appetizer and Dessert Potluck and SWEL Timebank Orientation

Sunday, April 29, 2012

SWEL Timebank, May 16, 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, 98020 

Come meet SWEL Timebank members and other people interested in timebanking, ask any questions you may have, and sign up to become a member. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share! 

If you are interested in joining the SWEL Timebank, please bring these three items: 
  1. A completed application (found on website)
  2. Picture ID
  3. Phone numbers for two personal references 
What are timebanks?
There are over 100 successful timebanks in the United States, including the Eastside Timebank, which serves the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, and Bellevue. Timebanks use a low overhead, self-organizing internet based system to help people exchange their talents and passions with other members so that they can enjoy the necessities and niceties of life.

How do timebanks work? 
An hour you spend doing something for a SWEL Timebank member goes into the bank as one time hour. You can then use this time hour having another SWEL member do something for you. 

Timebanking is different than bartering because you can provide a service to one member and receive a service from someone else. All services are tax-exempt, and each hour of service is of equal value.

SWEL stands for Shoreline,  Woodway, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park


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