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Meet & Greet Notes from May 6

LetsBMore Meet & Greet Notes 2021-05-06

May 6, 2021

Video of the meeting is posted here: 

Paul Furth - North Baltimore/Anneslie - Long time member and LetsBMore Coordinator.  Recently received tax preparation help from Marshella.  Delivers food to Manna House.

Emil Volcheck (he/him) - LetsBMore Coordinator.  CharlesVillage area - is currently math tutoring a 4th grader, needs help getting a front door window to stop rattling.  

Stacie Votaw (she/her) - New member from Owings Mills, and 1st Meet & Greet!  Liked concepts of Andrew Yang and shared it with Emil of BES - who then introduced her to LetsBMore about two weeks ago.  Recently diagnosed with ALS and desires to “fervently participate” in the timebank.  She teaches art and provides art therapy.  She has volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Healthcare for the Homeless and can offer technical (computer networking) and writing and editing services as well as transportation.

Juliana Pare-Blagoev (she/her) - 1st timer for Meet & Greet! Catonsville area, originally from Northern Va.  She shared her screen as she placed her first request for help with understanding a car repair bill - to be certain she is not being taken advantage of/bill not being padded.  Working together the group found the best category for her request under “Home” where the top option was “Car Repair.”  But there were also “general” categories that would have worked.  Can offer proof-reading, editing, advocacy services.  (Note: Patrick Harris helped Juliana review her bill.)

Nick Sheridan -1st timer at the Meet & Greet!  Lives in Alonzoville / Keswick Improvement Association.  Describes self as a Humanist Celebrant focusing on non-religious funeral /death related services and is open to questions as well as offering general event planning assistance/services.  Received computer help from Emil.  Will connect with Stacie who would like Nick’s services.

Greg/Mo/Nine Trillion (various screen names) - Mt Vernon.  A ten year Balt. resident, member of the Baltimore Ethical Society and North Avenue Mission (NAM), a timebank coordinator as well, offers include property clearing and maintenance, basement cleanouts/backyards, food deliverer for Primetime for Unity @ the Free Farm, Requests temporary dog walking services for the neighbor (Joni) while Nine is medically unable to do so.  Aslo requests help with criminal legal matters.  

Betsy Phelan - Glendale/Rock Run. 1st timer for Meet & Greet! During meeting, Emil demonstrated how to give Betsy time credits from the COVID-19 account for the work that she has already done delivering food from Bmore Community Food (BCF) to the Poe Homes.  (She said boxes were heavy - a cart or wagon might help for future time bank donation to the Poe Homes.)  Eli is her point of contact at BCF.

Ida Kenna - (she/her/they/them) 1st timer for Meet & Greet!  Volunteers with Bmore Community Food (BCF).  BCF is looking for distributors.  Also volunteers with the Baltimore Court Watch group, Seeks Violin/Viola lessons, and can offer carpentry/maintenance and gardening skills.  

Solana - 1st time on Meet & Greet!  East Baltimore area, runs a food mission (Solana’s Soul Mission) serving Eastern Baltimore/North Avenue area. Works with North Avenue Mission (NAM).  Claims to be “not a big talker.”  Solana would like to connect with Ida to see whether BCF can provide any food for her mission.

Marshella Merritt (she/her) - Harford county but joined LetsBmore when in Baltimore and still frequently visits Baltimore.  Timebank Coordinator.   Offers include tax preparation, home repair advice/help, new business startup help, general “handyperson” work, running errands, and help with moving.  Recently exchanged tax preparation time with Paul.  

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