We have a bumper trading day coming up on Sunday the 20th of October 2013.
It will be held at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville and will coincide with markets there on Sundays, giving us lots of exposure to lots of like minded people.
The Trading day and Membership drive will be held in front of the Bower Re-Use and Repair Centre and a Member’s picnic will be held at the Marrickville Community Gardens.
Both these events will run from 10am – 1pm and are one building apart within the same complex at the Addison Road Community Centre.
We are seeking members who would like to prepare or provide goods, produce, food, services, therapies and skills stalls to trade with our other members. We have 12 stalls available, and it is first come, best dressed!
If you would like a stall, please let us know before the 1st of October.
The Trading Day will likely draw a lot of attention and because of this, we think it would be a great opportunity to run a membership drive at the same time and place. There will be two tables set up to introduce newbies to the system, and to demonstrate, live, what is available currently in offers, and how it all works.
The wonderful people at the Community Gardens, Marrickville have offered their lovely space for our members to host our ten year anniversary celebrations! It will be a time to come together to share a picnic and to get to know other members.
We have special guests attending this major event. The Korean Foundation for Social Development (KSIF), is a senior research group, which encourages social economy campaigns and relevant activities. It will be a delegation of six and will include local journalists. Their stated purpose is ‘research into the theme of community currency under the theme of Australia’s LETS’. They want to see ‘the real deal’ of trades happening and to interview trading partners, so the trading day will be perfect for them!
Also, a new initiative called LETS WORKSHOP! will also be promoted at this event (details in second part of Spring Newsletter)
1. Stall holders, we will need:
A description of your trade, what you may need and how we could help
2. Members, we will need* :
-Members who would like to introduce and explain how LETS works to the public
-Members who would like to sign new members up on the spot
-Members who would like to help organise the Members picnic
-Members who would like to bake or cook for the Members Picnic
-Members who would like to organise, set up and decorate the Trading Day area
-Members who would like to provide entertainment or music
-Members who can provide transport of LETS tables, banners etc
-Members who can provide accommodation for members who live out of Sydney to attend
*All members who are able to formally help out at this event, will be remunerated by the LETS ADMIN account (25 Operas an hour)
It will be a bumper event, and we hope you can all make it. We would love you, you families and your friends (who are, of course, also LETS members, right?!) to be involved in the first of many more exciting events to come.
Our motto this trading day:
LETS SYDNEY/ ILLAWARRA, going strong into our next ten years!
Thuy Le and Diana Van Bell