hOurworld Training

Would you like to learn how to use our online time dollar exchange system?  New and old members alike please join us at the Ferndale Library from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday April 3rd for an orientation and training session.  If you have a laptop, please bring it.  A computer is not necessary for attendance.

Hourworld

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Open House Success!

Thank you to all of you who joined us on Saturday at the Ferndale Library for our open house.  We signed up several new residents and now have 73 members registered; it was great to meet you all! The kitchen cabinet members established a series of events coming up in the next few months so keep your eyes open for updates.

FTB Open House

Photo Credit: Sherry Wells

Pictures from left to right:

Dillon (FTB Intern), Joe (FTB Coordinator), Todd (New Member), Danny and Bethany (Kitchen Cabinet Members)

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Open House February 23rd

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make 2013 the best year yet for the Ferndale TimeBank!  Please join us at our 2013 Open House held in the Ferndale Library on Saturday February 23rd from 12 to 4 p.m.  This is a great time to meet current TimeBank members, ask us questions, and submit your application!  If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Joe Spain (jspain30@gmail.com).

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The Ferndale Public Library
(222 E. Nine Mile Road)

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Under Construction

16259190-piggy-bank-with-cardboard-roof-1Please be patient with us while we update our website!  If you have any questions that cannot be answered here, please contact the Ferndale TimeBank coordinator, Joe Spain (jspain30@gmail.com).

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Info Meeting!

Join the Ferndale TimeBank’s new Coordinator, Joe Spain, and social work intern, Dillon Hendrick, for an informational meeting on Wednesday January 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Java Hut on 9 Mile in Ferndale.

Photo Credit: Patricia Beck/Detroit Free Press

Photo Credit:
Patricia Beck/Detroit Free Press

 

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August TimeBank Projects

Paul Prepping Darlene Painting Fresh Paint! August 8 2010 Potluck

 

Members complete a painting project and relax over a potluck!

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May TimeBank Projects

Weeds galore! 5.23 gp1 project here Weeds are replaced with beautiful red flowers! Grilled Mushroom Sandwiches

 

Members help with landscaping and enjoy a potluck!

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What is a Timebank?

A TimeBank is a volunteer membership organization. It is a community of people who support each other.

When you spend an hour to do something for an individual or group, with Timebanking, you will earn one Timebank hour. Then you can use that Timebank hour to receive one hour of a neighbor’s time or engage in a group activity offered by a neighbor.

With Timebanking, you work with a group of individuals who are joined together for the common good. Timebanking brings out the best in people because, as a system, it connects needs with resources and skills.

In this simple way, Timebanking builds relationships and community. You get to know your neighbors and build an extended family of people who take care of each other.

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