We held our third meet and greet on 11/12 and it was wonderful to meet new members! It is always great to have this discussion and discover how many gifts we have within our membership. A few connections were made and some very cool ideas for expanding the time bank which only makes the diversity of requests and offers greater and in turn, makes our community richer. Can you think of one person to tell about the time bank? Tell a friend (or three) and encourage them to become members.
Emil walked the group through how to record an exchange. Please remember to log any COVID-19 response activities, even those that you’re doing for community organizations (the hours would come from the Baltimore COVID-19 Response account). If you’re a member of a community org that is looking for volunteers we are happy to post those as requests so other time bank members can see the opportunity. If you run into problems, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and any one of the coordinators is happy to help.
Speaking of coordination, on January 7 at 7:30 pm, LetsBMore will have our first Membership Meeting. We will be looking to set goals for 2021, defining what you want to see from the time bank and gathering ideas for growth and impact in our Baltimore. We’re looking for people to join the planning committee and help provide structure and follow-up to time bank organizational tasks and growth goals.
A couple requests of note: we have a 4th grade student in need of math tutoring. This would be over Zoom or other web platform and would be weekly for about an hour. Red Shed Village is back looking for people to make home cooked meals for a group of about four. You can find these requests on the website or email the coordinators for more info.
Finally, we lost a vital and beloved member of the time bank last week. Anneke “Pee Wee” Corbitt was the wife of one of our coordinators, Nine Trillion (Greg Corbitt), a powerhouse of the Station North community, advocate and voice for those who needed her and cheerleader for everyone who met her. Anneke died at home on 11/15. There was a vigil at the YNot Lot Thursday, 11/19, and you can see the video on Facebook at https://fb.watch/1X4PPkDzEq/ . We mourn Anneke, thank her for her dedication to making every person she met know they were loved, and support our friend, Nine.
The LetsBMore Planning Committee