The Time Bank of the Rockies will be holding their monthly orientation and potluck on Sunday, October 20 at the Mercer home on 1875 Locust Road in Montrose. The orientation meeting will start at 4 p.m. and the potluck will begin afterwards at 6 p.m. Time banks, or "time exchanges", are organizations where people can exchange hours of service and receive time credits which they can then exchange for help or instruction in whatever areas are presently available for bank members. In other words, a person can help a time bank member with their computer for three hours and then exchange those time credits for three hours of music lessons from another member. Time instead of money is the medium of exchange. Time banks are an innovative way for alternative educators to learn new skills and give service as well as save money.
Anyone interested in joining the Time Bank of the Rockies is invited to come to the 4 p.m. orientation and then stay for the potluck. In addition to the potluck, a seed exchange will also take place. Those coming to the orientation are asked to bring a laptop computer with them and to RSVP to Cynthia Harwood via email or by calling 970.209.6886.
Prospective time bank members can accumulate time bank hours by helping out at a "Mob Job" activity at the Ridgway Town Hall on Saturday, October 19 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The group will be helping out the town by painting, planting, weeding, doing repairs and other odd jobs. The Town Hall is located at 2010 Railroad Road.