Exchanging Services, Creating Connections, Strengthening Communities

January 2020 Newsletter
(Photograph by Katherine Barratt)

January 2020

Hello Brattleboro Time Trade! You may have noticed that our Monthly Newsletter has been on hiatus over the last few months.  We could really use more help getting this important  information vehicle out each month.  Would you like to help with this?  Please contact Dena at dmarger at g mail dot com, if you you would like to learn Mailchimp or are interested in helping to get the info out!
We are sad to announce that long-time Time Trade member and Board Member Katherine Barratt died last month. Katherine will be greatly missed at Time Trade events and board meetings. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 1:00 pm at All Souls UU Church (West Village Meeting House), 29 South Street, West Brattleboro, VT. More information can be found here.
We have also just learned that long-time member Wat Stearns recently passed.  No other information is known at this time, but he will be missed by all who knew him.


Annual Meeting: Celebrating 10 Years of the Brattleboro Time Trade!!!!
  • SAVE THE DATE! The BTT Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday, February 29th in the Community Room of the Brooks Memorial Library.  Get there at 1:30 for shmoozing and LUNCH!  Meeting starts at 2:00pm sharp!
  • Planning for the Annual meeting is proceeding at a hot and heavy pace! If you would like to be a part of making a fabulously successful event, please come to our next planning meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00pm at the Brattleboro Time Trade Office on 15 Grove Street.
  • We will be electing new board members at this meeting!!!  If you would like to learn more about what it's like to be a BTT Board Member, please come to the planning meeting on Tuesday, January 28th.  If you know someone who is interested in serving on our board, please put them in touch with Kip Tewksbury.
  • What to expect at the meeting:
    • Information about the state of the Brattleboro Time Trade, where we've been, where we're headed
    • Board member elections
    • A fabulous lunch, including vegan and gluten-free options
    • Appeals for your greater participation in our beloved organization!
    • Information about the upcoming events, including the  Repair Cafe and a Leadership Development Retreat, planned for this Summer
Repair Cafe
  • The Repair Cafe event, originally scheduled for last Fall, was postponed and will now be happening this Spring!!!
  • Information about the Repair Cafe will be a significant part of the Annual Meeting activities
  • Brattleboro Time Trade has recently been awarded funding from the Ben and Jerry's Foundation and the New England Grass Roots Environment Fund towards this event!!!
  • To be part of planning this event, please get in touch with Kip Tewksbury or Tony Duncan.
  • Related to this project, plans are in the works for a Tool Library for Brattleboro! This is a collaborative project with the Brooks Memorial Library and the Town of Brattleboro! Are you excited yet? Contact Dena Marger to get involved with planning the Tool Library.
Leadership Development Retreat
  • This event is being planned in order to help us implement our strategic plan, develop our board, and inspire and build our membership.
  • Tentatively planned for early this Summer
  • This event is for YOU if you are thinking about stepping up your role in the Brattleboro Time Trade!
BTT Board Meeting
  • Next BTT Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 11th at 6:00 at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room.
  • Everyone is welcome to our Board Meetings, and we encourage you to come!
Monthly Potluck
  • The next Monthly Potluck will happen on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd from 5:30-7:30 at the Time Trade office, 15 Grove St., first floor. 
  • If possible, please bring a dish or two to share, with a list of the ingredients it contains, and then self-log one hour for each dish that you bring.
  • Hope you can come!

Office News

Office hours:

Mondays: 11:30-1:30
Thursdays 5-7
Friday 1-4
We can always use your help around the office! Please get in touch with Donna Faith K-Brooks if you are interested in staffing the office in exchange for hours added to your time bank!

Staffed office hours can vary. Please call ahead to make sure that someone is available: 802-246-1199

Time Trade Teams

Get involved with a Time Trade Team and help keep your time trade healthy and functional! Your participation is highly valued!!!

Office Team:
contact Donna Faith K. Brooks

Newsletter Team:
contact Dena Marger

Grantwriting Team:
contact Lucinda McGovern

Fundraising Team and Finances Team:
Kip Tewksbury

Information Technology for the Time Trade:
Alan Baker

Potluck Team:
contact Philip Coolbeth or

Our Mission
Brattleboro Time Trade provides a forum to facilitate the exchange of goods and services for the benefit of the community. It creates a system that connects unmet needs with untapped resources. By promoting the skills and knowledge of each member and enabling reciprocity, the organization empowers each of us to share our wealth of experience with others, thereby enriching the local economy.

Brattleboro Time Trade
15 Grove St. Suite 5, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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