1st Monday monthly,  Afternoon Lunch (1:30 P.M.)

  • Attend a Luncheon with Time Bank members,
    of course the public is invited.
  • Open Space Agenda: Expand your network,
    chat about skill swaps, and plan projects.
  • (lunch is your cost) Luncheon is usually at the
    Mocha House, 467 High Street, Warren, OH

Google Map for Mocha House

  • Community Action Network, CAN Meetup:
    host safe harbors of thoughtful conversations where people develop both the clarity and commitment to lead.
  • Conversations that help us better understand our community and how we can restore our belief that we can get things done together.
  • Become better acquainted through discussions, focus on “What would we love to see possible?”
  • Please bring along a friend or two.

2nd Tues. monthly at 6 P.M.
Arab American Community Center, 15 Belgrade Ave, Youngstown, OH
Email, TonyBudak@TBWM.org OR Call 330-716-2722 for details &

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
Google Map

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)

Google Map

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


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/












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.

Time for Active Co-Production

Hey Leader, Facilitator, Change Agent, Co-Producer, Co-Creator, and Hosting person,

Are you ready? Will you commit to hosting a Dream Enterprise, an Action Event, a Network Hub, or a unique Project?

Check out this list of innovative suggestions for inspiration – See below, Click OPEN 

After selecting from the list below, or having your very own Vision idea, Click to chat Next Steps with Tony!


Friendship – Resilience Circles
Community Justice Youth Courts
Local Community Discount Card
Co-operative Business Start-Up
Pet Parade
Raising the Value of Learning
Arts and Crafts
People Money Book Club/Forum
Active Learning by Design
Regular Open Space Forum
Business Referral Network
Do It Ourselves Fixer List
First Shareable City in the Mahoning Valley
Really Free Market
Repair Café
Share Fest
Game Time
Wellness Fair
Crafters Anonymous
Rosary Makers Gathering
Abundance Swap
Benches Collective
Interest-Free Lending Circle
Open Space Technology
A Time Bank Club in your neighborhood
TimeBank Boutique
Bring & Fix It: Repair – Reuse – Recycle
Business Awareness/Education
Front Yard Gardens (FYG) Program
Seed Library
Tool Library
Commons and Commoning
Bike Kitchen
Street Ambassador
Map Jam
Learning Circle

Borrowing Shop – library of things
Maker Space
Clubs/Sheds – Women’s or Men’s
Kids & Youth Project
Medical Transportation
Care Brigade
Library Patron
Business Patron
Adapt to Climate Change
People Money
Coupon Swapping
Vegetable/Plants Exchange
Language Tutoring
Abundance Swap

Sewing and Knitting

Welcome Community Partners

You’re Invited to Accept Trade In Time Credits

Our Mahoning Valley Needs Community Partners who respect volunteer gifting WORK TIME. Your organization business or nonprofit is invited to thank, value and honor unpaid work from community volunteers.

At the heart of the core economy are our extraordinary corporate partners who accept Time Credits for activities volunteers provide on an hour-for-hour basis. These partners help drive impact for our members’ with opportunities, and are taking part in a groundbreaking national network. We are always on the lookout for new additions to the network and would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved. Please CLICK the following to set up a time to Chat about this opportunity. https://pickatime.acuityscheduling.com/

Zero Marginal Cost

The conventional way for a business owner to reach full capacity would be to offer a general discount, but the disadvantage of that conventional approach is that it cannibalizes the income generated by customers that would normally be there anyway. In contrast, accepting Time Credits (complementary currencies) enables the business to differentiate between customers, without reducing the income from normal customers. Moreover, the business can decide itself that it only accepts complementary currency clients on weekdays, for instance, because it is usually fully booked on weekends. This is why airlines use frequent flyer mile programs to fill their seats, rather than general discounts, and have restrictions such as “frequent flyer seating not available around key holiday dates”.

Why time credits could be great for your business

This is how Time Credits (complementary currencies) can help businesses gain access to otherwise “unused resources” and mobilize these resources to realize unmet needs. Businesses can also use this additional payment medium for whatever purposes they wish. There are also “indirect advantages” for businesses in taking part. They are seen by their regional customers as active citizens supporting social and environmental quality of life without having to raise taxes.

Accepting Time Credits in your organization is straightforward. We are able to walk you through the steps towards becoming a Time Bank partner. Being part of our network can also help you!

Time Credits can help you diversify your audiences, reach out to isolated communities, make better use of your facilities, develop your marketing in local communities and much, much more. Please CLICK the following to set up a time to Chat about this opportunity. https://pickatime.acuityscheduling.com/

Join the community List of Venues that accept Time Credits

Check out this list and let us know if you wish to be a Partner that accepts Time credits
Unincorporated groups (GROUP) e.g.
~~~3rd Monday Movie Night
~~~Ride Buddies
non-profit (ORG) e.g.
~~~drug rehab
family (FAM) e.g.
~~~The Johnsons
business (BIZ) e.g.
~~~The Hot Dog Shop
faith-based (FAITH) e.g.
~~~First Presbyterian Church
club (CLUB) e.g.
Daisy’s Bridge Club
governmental agency (GOV) e.g.
~~~Lakeview Township
project (PROJ) e.g.
~~~Franks Coupon Swap
educational (EDU) e.g.
~~~Library Book Club
medical (MED) e.g.
~~~Quick Clinic
arts (ARTS) e.g.
~~~Municipal Art Gallery

Our Current Active Partners

We want to work with the best and brightest people.
Join our team Earning and or Spending Time Credits.

Our fantastic partners accept Time Credits for activities ranging from sports games and exhibitions to services and educational courses. They are a diverse network of innovative, forward-thinking people and organizations who support Time Credit earning across the Mahoning Valley, proving that there is a different way to create value and drive impact for their customers through community engagement and corporate social responsibility.

If you’re passionate about social change, we’d love to hear from you.

Set a time to meet with Tony Budak, Lead Convener, TimeBank Mahoning Watershed, Click HERE;

Our Current Activities - Both Earning and or Spending Venues
1st Mon. 1:30 A.M. Luncheon
2nd Tues. 6 P.M. CAN Shindig
3rd Mon. 6 P.M. Movie Night
Schedule a Pot Luck Event
Schedule ShareFest – Bring & Fix
Slovak Lessons for Beginners
Schedule Special  Events
Click HERE – Events Calendar   


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Our Vision - Mission - Values Statement



Elayne M.S. Bozick, Broker for Eranco Business Brokers, Formerly Financial Associate, Education and background in Graphic Design / Marketing

Community Service: Rotary Club of Youngstown – Past President, Foundation Chair, Board member; First Night Youngstown, Exec. Committee; Mkt. PR Chair Stambaugh Pillars Board (President); Grow Youngstown, Board member; Power of the Arts Initiative, Steering committee

TonyTony Budak after 40 years, retired from Delphi Packard Automotive in 2004.  In 1966 Tony served as a Military Police Investigator, U.S. Army, to be honorably discharged in 1968. Returning from active duty, Tony  held various management positions. In 1973, he left management, and was elected to IUE 717’s Executive Board. Tony received a Masters of Science in Community Economic Development, from New Hampshire College in 1991. In 1996 he was elected to the Local Bargaining Committee, and  helped negotiate and administer the contract between IUE-CWA Local 717 and Delphi Packard Electric G.M.C.

Robert BurkeyRobert F. Burkey is an attorney who has practiced law for 45 years.  Bob is also the co-owner of the Title Company of Warren which is a full service real estate title agency and has handled real estate sales, foreclosures and real estate title issues in Trumbull and surrounding counties.  Bob has sat on various boards including what is now known as the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, SCOPE, Family Services Association and presently with the Community Solutions Association, a drug and addiction assessment and counseling agency.  Bob holds a BA degree from Hiram College and a JD degree from Case Western University.

Sara ScudierSara Copenhaver Scudier Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services, retired 2007. Fellows Riverside Gardens Master Gardener, 1996. OSU Extension Master Gardener, 2007; OSU Extension Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, 2007. Currently enrolled in OSU Extension Master Gardener specialization in Back Yard and Local Food, to be completed in 2010. Former trustee of Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Chair of Fellows Riverside Gardens Annual Spring Plant Sale. Founding member of Good Karma Food Co-op.  Member of StreetScape Committee of CityScape.

RoseKoskocropRose M. Kosko SFO, retired from the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation in 2004 after working 35 years in the Graphic Arts department. She is presently Vice-Minister of the Secular Franciscan Order, also Co- Chair of the Holy Name of Jesus Parish  Council.  Rose is a volunteer at Hospice of the Valley, Gleaners Food Bank, Humility of Mary Health Partners, and the Franciscan Friars Shrine.

“Dwight Stickler is a Creative. He enjoys helping people create messaging and deploying that messaging to the greatest possible effect. He enjoys Music and Audio Production. He enjoys Singing and Writing. He enjoys being in the great outdoors and all things that help to create sustainable communities and ecosystems. One of his favorite things is to Listen. To listen to nature, his neighbors and friends and loved ones.”