Meeting Minutes from 2/9/2013
Meeting Notes Feb 9
Please feel free to add to or edit these notes.
People present: Nathanael, Chelle, Heather, Ben, Jenn, Jeff, Monica, and Diesel
Updates: Since the last meeting, Jef looked at timebanking software, both on the user
and administrative side.
Facebook use: We’ve decided to form three diferent Facebook groups/pages
a) Working group/steering committee page: for communication purposes for Hour
Exchange Working group organizing to get hour exchange of the ground
b) Group page for timebank users: this is for anyone who registers to use timebanking
software as a means for communications between time bank participants
c) Fan page: this is for promotional purposes. This is a page that anyone can access
and “like”. Our goal is to set up this page down the road as the exchange gets of the
Goals before next meeting: We each sign up for hour exchange website, and promote
amongst friends, so we can get a good group of 15-20 to get things up and running.
This will be a means of us to begin doing exchanges so we can get a feel of things
before the hour exchange goes fully live. We discussed the possibility of earning hour
credits for work done for steering committee. We will revisit this possibility as we move
Next meeting: Cafe Ollie 10am, Saturday, February 23 (two weeks from now)
Spaces for ofce hours, member orientations, etc.: We threw around the idea of
acquiring a space at the food co-op upstairs, though we’re not sure whether that is
feasible. We also discussed renting rooms at the library and using library computers or
wi-fi for ofce hours and new member orientation/tutorials
Bartering: how would bartering and goods exchanges fit in with the time bank? how do
people acquire/pay for goods and materials when credited labor requires materials?
Are there regulations that would pertain to the exchange of goods? What sorts of
disclaimers, waivers, liability, and legal issues would be involved in the exchange of
goods? Where does trust play in? If time banking is simply a means of logging in hours,
the exchange of goods would be outside of the formal exchange of hours.
Fundraising: What are means of raising money for administrative, promotional and
other costs? What are some things that we need to consider along the road?
■ membership dues
Meeting Notes Feb 9
■ fundraising events
■ afliating ourselves with deep pockets and preestablished groups with operating
■ having a budget
■ getting bank account for exchange
■ nonprofit status
Ypsi and beyond: To what extent do we want to involve people outside of Ypsi? If we’re
Ypsi-centric, then would we involve, say, people from Ann Arbor?
Author: Nathanel Paul Romero
(JBonta – copied from hEY Working Group FB Page 9-21-2013