Exchanging Services, Creating Connections, Strengthening Communities

June 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to June

We are looking forward to our annual I-91 Welcome Center Coffee Break Fundraiser, which is coming up on
Saturday, July 20th!! More details, requests for volunteer help for the day, and requests for bake sale items forthcoming!


  • Wednesday, June 5th: Time For All Conference CallCoordinators of timebanks around the world have created Time for All - a space to allow time trade members to interconnect. There is a timetrade members' conference call on the 3rd Wed. of every month at 2pm EST.  Everyone is welcome to participate.
  • Wednesday, June 19th: BTT Board Meeting: 6:15 at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room.  The meeting is open to all, and the space is accessible.  All time trade members  are welcome at all board meetings, and we hope you will attend!
  • Tuesday, June 11th: June Potluck!  5:30 This month's potluck will be held at the home of Kip Tewksbury, outdoors if the weather is nice, or indoors if not.  Kip lives at  50 vine street between Maple Street and Chestnut Street (near Esteyville). Please bring a potluck dish to share if you can, and remember to log hours into your time bank if you do! It's Kip's birthday that day, so let the potluck team know if you'd like to make a cake!
  • Monday, June 17th: The Grant-writing team will be meeting at 6:00 at the Co-op Cafe to discuss what we are currently working on.  Please feel free to join us if you are interested in learning more about grant writing and with helping with this important aspect of raising funds to keep our time trade afloat!
  • Monday June 24th: Potluck Team committee meeting. Meet at the Time Trade office, 1:30pm, to help plan the July potluck.

Our Community

What is a repair cafe????

The Brattleboro Time Trade has begun organizing to host a repair cafe in conjunction with a number of other local organizations, and tentatively scheduled for this coming October. Back in March, Kip visited a repair cafe organized through Onion River Exchange, the Montpelier area time bank organization.
Their event was managed by seventeen volunteers, and had ten repair stations, including: Lamps and lighting, chairs and stools, sewing, woodworking, small electronic appliances.  There were refreshments and a kids table that offered kids the opportunity to dismantle broken items (like a typewriter) while their parents were getting or offering repairs. Repairs were made for donations, which went to the Onion River Exchange. We believe an event like this in Brattleboro could be a great way to strengthen our relationships with our community members, and to further build our time trade organization, in addition to helping people to maintain their possessions and keep them out of the waste stream for just a little bit longer. If you would like to be involved with organizing this amazing project, or if you have repair skills you would like to offer to our event or know someone who does, please get in touch with Kip Tewkesbury or Tony Duncan!  
Learn more about repair cafes!

Office News

Thanks to everyone who helped paint and move furniture and made the office transition into the large shared space with SEVCA happen!  Come by to check out our new office space!!! 

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

Photo credit: Kip Tewksbury
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

Buddy Team:
contact Katherine Barratt

Newsletter Team:
contact Dena Marger

Hello! The newsletter team is looking for a couple of Time Trade Members who are interested in stepping up to help make the newsletter happen each month.  The newsletter is an important part of building and maintaining our Time Trade Community.  In exchange for your help, you will receive hours in your time bank, and the opportunity to get to know the fundamentals of using MailChimp to create an ongoing email campaign (looks good on a resume!).  If interested, please contact Dena! Thanks!!!

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.

Got an item you want listed in the next (July) Time Trade Newsletter? 

If you have news from a time trade member organization, or had a particularly successful time trade exchange, or know of community events of interest, feel free to submit them to the Newsletter team, c/o Dena, Katherine, and Beth, at   Please send that information by June 25th!  Thanks!
Brattleboro Time Trade
15 Grove St. Suite 5, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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