Dare to Share Challenge

The Dare to Share Exchange Challenge is a fun way to encourage members to get active in time banking again. All members are invited to participate. The member with the most points will be recognized at our Summer Gathering and receive a special prize.

Here’s what you need to know to get started.

First – make sure your hOurworld profile is up to date. (Remember: you’ll earn a point for logging on and updating.)

Ways to earn points:

Member to Member Exchanges (MM)

These are exchanges between individual members, not organizations. For example: Sarah needs help preparing her garden for summer. She posts a request on hOurWorld. Mike sees the requests, contacts Sarah and says, “I can help.”  Mike spends 3 hours one Saturday afternoon helping Sarah with her garden. He earns 3 time credits to “spend” on other services AND both Mike and Sarah get 1 point towards the Challenge. Added bonus: Mike met some really cool folks that Saturday.

Member to Organization Exchanges (MO)

Your LBTE has over 50 affiliated member organizations. Every time you volunteer (exchange) with an organization you earn hour for hour time credit, plus 1 point towards the Challenge. Example: Jason volunteers at Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC) twice a week for 2 hours. Each week LBIRC logs 4 hours to his Time Bank, and Jason gets 2 points towards the challenge.

Help us with the exchange challenge

Got an exchange experience you’d like to share? We are collecting member testimonials (like the one above) on time banking to help promote the event, as well as pictures of your exchange in action. Send us an email to submit your story and earn an extra point!

The picky details:

 Only exchanges completed during the Exchange Challenge (May, June, July) will count towards the winning total.

 Members are responsible for logging their own exchanges. Remember, EITHER party can log the exchange.  If you need assistance, please contact us.

 Please make sure LBTE has your correct email and phone number.

 Exchanges completed but NOT logged onto hOurworld cannot count towards the challenge.

Questions? Contact us! lbtimeexchange(at)gmail.com | 562 786 6081

Upcoming Events

Noche Bilingüe de Lotería / Bilingual Lottery Night

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(Español abajo)
The English/Spanish Conversation Group presents:
Bilingual Lottery Night
Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Building Healthy Communities
920 Atlantic Ave. #102, LB 90813

On this evening, we will be having fun and playing a game called “Loteria” which means lottery. Loteria is a latin game that originated in Mexico and it’s very similar to bingo. Come and play with us!

This event is for all levels of Spanish and English learners. Children are welcome.

*Earn 1 time credit for bringing a friend and another one for bringing a dish or snacks to share.

The event is also free to the public. RSVP is required at: (562) 786-6081 / lbtimeexchange@gmail.com
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El Grupo de Conversación en Ingles/Español presenta:

Noche Bilingüe de Lotería
Miercoles 16 de Septiembre
6:00-7:30pm
Lugar: Building Healthy Communities
920 Atlantic Ave. #102, LB 90813

En esta noche estaremos divirtiéndonos y jugando el juego llamodo Loteria. Este juego Latino origino en Mexico y es similar al bingo. Venga a jugar con nosotros!

El evento es para personas que hablan cualquiera de los 2 idiomas a cualquier nivel! Niños son bienvenidos!

*Gane 1 crédito de tiempo por traer a un/a amigo/a y por traer un plato de comida para compartir.

El evento es gratis para el público. Tiene que responder con anticipación al: (562) 786-6081 / lbtimeexchange@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/516475341835921/


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LB Time Exchange’s 5 Year Anniversary Celebration !!

Save the date. More info coming soon!

In the meantime, we are looking for performers and people to share/teach skills. Please contact us if you are interested!
lbtimeexchange@gmail.com
562-786-6081
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Aniversario de 5 Años del Banco de Tiempo de LB !!

Guarde la fecha. Mas info pronto!

Mientras, estamos buscando artistas, músicos y gente que quiera compartir/enseñar sus habilidades. Por favor contactamos si estas interesado!
lbtimeexchange@gmail.com
562-786-6081

https://www.facebook.com/events/134395503567264/

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Workshop on Genealogy will be offered in late October, stay tuned!

Taller sobre Genealogía será ofrecido a finales de octubre, manténgase al tanto!

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Long Beach Time Exchange Marks Four Years, Sun. 9/28

LONG BEACH TIME EXCHANGE CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS

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This month marks four years of Long Beach Time Exchange members sharing their skills and talents with one another through time banking—a system where time, not money, is the unit of exchange.

 

On Sunday, September 28th, the Long Beach Time Exchange will host a
four-year anniversary celebration at MAYE Center (2153 E Anaheim St.)
in Long Beach from 2pm to 4:30pm. This free event will showcase
services and skills offered by time-exchange members and will include
food, live music by local Spanish fusion band Romero Y Perez and
hip-hop artist The Natives, and information about how time banking
works in Long Beach.

Some of the skills being shared include:
-Herbal Bath Bags by Julie James
-Recycled Art Workshop by Hillary and Chris Wheeler
-Tarot Card Readings by Tehani Sarreal
-Worm Composting with Foodscape LB
-Singing/Toning Exercise by Lynda Arnold
-Belly Dancing by Jenny Ahn

Over the last four years, Long Beach Time Exchange has grown into a
sharing network with over 730 members who have exchanged nearly 12,000
hours of service with one another. When a member does something to
help another member, she or he earns “time credits” for the amount of
time spent. That member can then spend his or her time credits with
anyone else in the time-exchange network.

“We encourage members to share their diverse skill sets through
individual exchanges as well as group learning through member-led
workshops centering wellness, cooking, and learning languages, said
Micaela Salatino, membership coordinator with Long Beach Time Exchange
and Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach. “The anniversary
celebration is another great opportunity to honor the creativity and
rich cultural diversity of Long Beach’s residents.”

Laura McMillin, founder of MAYE Center said, “MAYE integrates
meditation, agriculture, yoga and education to cultivate self-healing,
resiliency, and well-being in the heart of Cambodia Town. The
resiliency that has already been demonstrated by Cambodian refugees is
an essential key to creating and building a healthier Long Beach.
We’re glad to host this event as an organizational member of the
time-exchange network.”

“All community members are welcome to attend. It’s a great event for
people to connect with others in the community and find out how to
become part of this network of neighbors helping neighbors,” said
Karen Sok, Long Beach Time Exchange steering committee member.

MAYE Center pic

 

Cambodian New Year pic
Foodscape LB pic
Romero y Perez pic
The Natives street
Photos above are of the MAYE Center, LBTE at the Cambodian New Year Parade, Foodscape Long Beach, Romero Y Perez, and The Natives.

For questions, please contact Micaela Salatino, Long Beach Time Exchange Membership coordinator, at (562) 786-6081 or lbtimeexchange@gmail.com

Helpful Links:
https://lbtimeexchange.com/
http://timebanks.org/
http://hourworld.org/
http://bhclongbeach.org/

“Long Beach Time Exchange” on Facebook
@LBTE on Twitter
@LBTimeExchange on Instagram

Time Banking in Context

The Context for Time Banking

Time banking was initially developed in 1980 by law professor Edgar Cahn in response to severe cuts in government funding for social programs. With less money available to address social problems and public welfare concerns, time banking created a new type of money, one that would acknowledge the work that goes into building healthy and empowered communities.

The core values of time banking (as articulated by TimeBanks USA) include recognizing that everyone has something to give, acknowledging that some work is beyond price, and practicing reciprocity, interdependence, and respect in a community network.

The services exchanged through the Long Beach Time Exchange are core functions for a healthy society— childcare, transportation, eldercare, household repairs, homework help, Spanish and ESL classes, cooking, respite care, office assistance, tutoring, yard work, small business development, companionship, housecleaning and anything else that our members decide to offer!

Members’ offers, requests, and time credit balances are organized through a web‐based software system called Community Weaver, developed by Time Banks USA. We also have office hours with coordinators ready to help you connect, orient you to the software, and connect offline members with our live bulletin board, filled with current offers and requests.

LONG BEACH TIME EXCHANGE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOWCASES COMMUNITY TALENT

September 11, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Christine Petit, LBTE Co-founder
Phone: 562.786.6081
Email: LBTimeExchange@gmail.com
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LONG BEACH TIME EXCHANGE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOWCASES COMMUNITY TALENT

Long Beach, Calif. – This month marks two years of Long Beach Time
Exchange members sharing their skills and talents with one another
through time banking—a system where time, not money, is the unit of
exchange.

On Sunday, September 16th, the Long Beach Time Exchange will host a
two-year anniversary celebration at The HUB Community Bike Center at
1730 Long Beach Blvd. in Long Beach from 2pm to 4:30pm. This free
event will showcase some of the services offered by time-exchange
members and will include food, live music, and information about how
time banking works in Long Beach.

Local Spanish fusion band Romero Y Perez will kick off the celebration
at 2pm. Other local musicians will perform throughout the event,
including Spanish folk singer Elisa de la Peña, hip-hop artist Diwaine
Smith, and DJ N-Prevail.

In addition to two years of time banking, the Long Beach Time Exchange
is celebrating a new partnership with The California Endowment’s
Building Healthy Communities initiative. Long Beach Time Exchange
members will be on hand offering a host of health-related services,
including nutritional consulting, arm massage, yoga, and more.

The Long Beach Free Store will also be open at the event. Attendees
can bring items in good condition to donate and shop for what they
need—as always, everything’s 100 percent off.

The Long Beach Time Exchange is a non-profit organization that is
fiscally sponsored by Catalyst Network of Communities and has nearly
300 active members to date. When a member does something to help
another member, she or he earns “time credits” for the amount of time
spent. That member can then spend his or her time credits with anyone
else in the time-exchange network. Current offers and requests by
time-exchange members include childcare, financial planning and tax
preparation, photography, tutoring, massage, help around the house,
rides to the airport and medical appointments, participation in
community activities, and more.

Helpful Links:
http://lbtimeexchange.com
http://www.timebanks.org
http://hublb.com/
http://lbfreestore.com/
http://www.gocatalyst.org/

Search “Long Beach Time Exchange” on Facebook

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LBTE-Anniversary

Come get connected to Long Beach’s largest sharing network– The Long Beach Time Exchange– on Sunday, September 16th at The Bike Hub (1730 Long Beach Blvd) at 2pm!

LBTE-Anniversary

Come get connected to Long Beach’s largest sharing network– The Long Beach Time Exchange– on Sunday, September 16th at The Bike Hub (1730 Long Beach Blvd) at 2pm!

Logging an exchange in Community Weaver!

MEMBERS:

Here are the step-by-step directions for recording a time exchange, so you can give yourself credit where it’s due!

1) Mouse-over “give and receive”
2) Select “record an exchange” in the drop-down menu

3) Select a category (Community Activities)
4) Adjust the date by mousing over it, and selecting on the pop-up calendar.
5) Begin to type the recipient’s name (Center Space, Catalyst, Shift LB, or Tony)
6) Enter a description of what you did, the number of hours, in the last two boxes
7) Click blue “Record an Exchange” button at the bottom left