06-26-2020 TimeBank Mahoning Watershed “Newsletter”

Dear Colleagues,

With the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, many events in our community have been canceled or postponed. In the interest of public health, TimeBank Mahoning Watershed now works remotely until we are cleared, and we suspended until further notice all our in-person events.

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed is operational sharing ideas and content through the 2020 four new digital applications.

  1. TimeBank Mahoning Watershed hosting scheduled interactive video discussions, Open Topics Agenda: Learning About Options for the Future, what would we love to see possible? http://tbmw.org/watershed-gardens/ 


  1. Ann Arbor Community Commons conversation forum – Exploring and implementing an Ann Arbor Center of the City Commons Local Currency and Trading Exchange System as a formation and startup driver for the Commons 29.2020   http://timebankswork.net/forum/ 


  1. Mahoning Watershed Learning board – Raising the Value of Learning, ‘Raising the Value of learning’ considers the co-production of a new ‘learning currency’, created by the agreement of different players in the ‘learning system’ to give and receive time, recorded in the form of ‘Time to Learn Credits’ (TLCs). http://timebankswork.net/forum/ 


  1. TimeBanks Work, email list – an announcement and discussion list service to link all of the above application. Topic, Raising the Value of Learning
    subscribe: <mailto:timebankswork-subscribe@lists.riseup.net> 
    unsubscribe: <mailto:timebankswork-unsubscribe@lists.riseup.net>

Please join the above virtual operations, simply read our newsletters, and engage as you wish. FYI – When anyone works in the unpaid core economy, I invite them to join a local TimeBank, then administration, meeting practices, and all unpaid work efforts are thanked and documented with spendable Time Credits. A Super COOL way to learn and volunteer!

We look forward to hosting other events as soon as possible.
Thanks for creating our tomorrows,
Tony Budak, CEO

A Conversation with Matthew Slater












TimeBank Mahoning Watershed Conversations
Learning About Options for the Future

Hi There,
Welcome to video conversations in a virtual garden habitat. 
Our Guest Matthew Slater, Community Currency Engineer asks, “So you want to start a TimeBank?”

  • Matt Slater’s been writing free open-source timebanking/LETS software since 2008. Matthew co-created the Money & Society MOOC https://mooc1.communityforge.net   And he designed a commons money system http://creditcommons.net  with LETS, Software, Monetary theory, and a Credit commons.
  • Matt wants to know who are you? And what Timebank do you imagine?
  • And he asks that you donate to HELP OUT THE HUMANS.

We’ll talk about what we would love to be possible in our future.
Simply follow the prompts below.

1 – Download Zoom for audio/video and then close it.
2 – Go to our event page and enter a guest username.
3 –  Click “Join Video”.

Join us,
Wednesday, 10:30 AM EDT, June 10, 2020
Please pass this invite to your colleagues.

A QiqoChat/Zoom set up problem, call my cell 330-716-2722
I can’t wait to see and hear from you.
Stay Safe – Stay Well, Tony Budak

Do It Yourself Send an engaging invitation, to your colleagues
to gather at a date and time using the above prompts.

04-29-2020 An Invitation to Mahoning Watershed & Gardens

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed Conversations

Hi There, Welcome to video conversations in a virtual garden habitat.

TimeBank Mahoning Watershed is hosting scheduled interactive video discussions where you co-create an agenda of topics in real-time on themes and questions that matter to you.

Open Topic Agenda: What would we love to see possible?
Learning About Options for the Future

  • Why: We believe that the role of leaders today is changing from heroes to hosts.
  • How: We are hosting conversations for leaders to listen, learn, and lead.
  • What: Our purpose is to host safe harbors of thoughtful conversations where people develop both the clarity and commitment to lead.

TBMW & QiqoChat co-created Mahoning Watershed Garden Conversations a website that provides free online video conferencing for those of us interested in talking about ideas. The site, based on learning visits to Natural Habitats or Gardens, is a new take on the breakout room model and is available 24/7. The Watershed with its Gardens is inviting, relaxing and stress-free. You can use this site for communicating with the public or each other about ideas that matter.

We’ll talk about what we would love to be possible in our community 20 years from now.

We use the following applications to provide participants
with access to host chats in break rooms (gardens).

1. Download this Zoom for audio/video
follow all prompts and keep Zoom ready.
2. Click Qiqo Watershed – Garden, an event page
then enter a guest username
3. Click “Join Video” the GREEN Button

NOTE how – Zoom URL (as a tab) will display but
also may hide behind the Qiqo Watershed URL

QiqoChat-Zoom links only for desktop and laptop devices.
Mobile phone users can participate from a phone using

We hope you’ll join us, (See Newsletter Invites for  alternative times) to Watershed & Garden Conversations.

A problem with Qiqo/Zoom set up, call my cell 330-716-2722, for help.

Please pass this invite to your colleagues.

I can’t wait to see and hear from you.
Cheers, Tony Budak

P.S. Also you may Do It Yourself – When you wish to host a conversation, simply send an engaging invitation to your colleagues to gather at a date and time, at Mahoning Watershed Garden Conversations at https://mahoning.qiqochat.com/

Canceled – Mini-ShareFest: Saturday, March 21, 2020

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Slovak Language Lessons for Beginners

12 Noon, Monthly, 2nd & 4th Thursday                

The Food Court at 20 Federal Place
7AM-8PM. Various Restaurants
Open Monday Through Friday

Downtown Youngstown
Across from the OH WOW!
20 Federal Place
Youngstown, OH (MAP)

For more details call Rose

Photo: Selaví Restaurant and Wine Shop
Klobučnícka 442/4, Bratislava, Slovakia


Potlucks – CANCELED Until Further Notice

Potlucks – CANCELED Until Further Notice
4th Tuesday Pot Luck Mixer
6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Special Guest:  It’s YOU!
  • Do bring a chili, soup, casserole dish, salad; or favorite bread/grain or dessert to pass. Any food or non-alcoholic drink is perfect.
  • There is a fully functional Kitchen on site should you wish to prepare – hot cider, cocoa or coffee (available at 5:30 pm)
  • Oh, don’t forget to bring your own place settings with mugs, bowls and spoons. Go green!
  • Learn about the our service exchange program
  • Earn Bonus Credits – If you have a talent or presentation, Take the stage, for your 5 minute act
  • Enjoy delicious food
  • Earn Bonus Credits – If you bring along your friends to introduce them to our Time Banking community
  • Network and make new friends
  • Earn Bonus Credits – Bring simple fun idea activities for group games, or group fun activity
  • Earn Bonus Credits -Bring a couple of books, magazines, or CD’s to swap or give away


First Presbyterian Church
201 Wick Ave. Youngstown OH
(Parking and entrance in back)

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3rd Monday Movie Night

3rd Monday Movie Night, 6 P.M.

View a one-of-a-kind outstanding independent documentary films. These thought-provoking, honest, quality films are hard to see outside the festival circuit.
Occasional invited Guest Presenter.

at the Arab American Community Center
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