This is a blog where I (Roy) pontificate grandly on the subject of Mutual Credit, more specifically Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS), more specifically again using the platform of the Community Exchange System (CES) as I negotiate my way through *Brislets
* please note
I am not, under any circumstance attempting to “administer nor create a Facebook group or page, web page or other online location or email list associated with or in the name of BrisLETS for the purpose of trading LETS units”
I’m just blathering on, you can’t trade from here.
This is the list of jobs I am working on for BrisLETS in my capacity of elected Elected Committee Member, CES Admin, Website Admin and Membership Secretary feedback and support appreciated
First outline – can you help?
Index Table of Contents License 1 Authorship 1 Index 2 Introduction 2 This Document 2 The CES 2 The BrisLETS Management Committee 2 Managing the BrisLETS Community Exchange System (QLD) 2 Managing our Website 3 Access; Admins. Editors 3 Making Posts and assigning categories 3 Publishing the Newsletter 3 Backups 3 Getting Help 3 Newsletters 3 Facebook Groups 3 Trade days at The Peace Hall 3 Managing Membership 3 Terms and conditions 3 The Constitution 3 Promotion 3 Managing Conflict 4 Complaints Policy 4 Best practices in Trading 4 CES for Traders 4
It seems to me that relationship doesn’t require me to join a gang
Management Support Team
I find it interesting, the old MC delegated a lot of authority to the Management Support Team. The management support team are the workers We have 4 voting committee positions and 7 management support team roles I actually think this is a very good idea, the people who do the work make the decisions about […]
…on administrating and moderating FB groups for BrisLETS
1) We have to make it a safe environment so there should be NO personal attacks. Complaints are another issue but a complaint requires more than just attacking someone in our public forums
2) Admin can’t just delete post and comments that irritate or distress them, these are official records
3) Records need to maintained, even if someone’s comments or posts are removed there needs to be a record
I was trained in TA, seriously, for work as well not just as a hobby. I particularly like the ideas about “games” ‘Blemish’ – this falls into the party games category and is a game in which you are insecure about yourself and cannot feel comfortable in any interactions until you have found some sort […]
Demands versus requests
People rarely respond willingly to demands while they might respond to requests and the key idea is it is OK if they don’t. “We can help others trust that we are requesting, not demanding, by indicating that we would only want the person to comply if he or she can do so willingly. Thus we […]
What is community (one)
I am having this chat with someone about BrisLETS “community”The young people are yearning for community I think you are part of a community if you get COVID and two people check in to see how you are and if you need something ? See What is community two
What is community (two)
I also think that we have been conned into buying services as a substitute for community – age care, support workers etc Q: Does your $20 BrisLETs fee buy you a lifetime community ?A: NO, you can’t buy community you have to reach out to people and build a community. It can’t be couriered to […]
our official and latest T&C
– a lot of decision-making is delegated to the “management support team” i.e the people who do the actual work – that several of the proposition has proven to be impractical, like returning account balances to zero when people leave – “administrative fees” have never worked, we end up billing inactive accounts – clause 18, is bizarre, I would imagine the intent is to ask people not to pretend to represent BrisLETS in public forums as it is, it attempts to control activities that BrisLETS has no control over.
What are policies and procedures?
Policies are a set of agreed guidelines about what and why our organisation does what it doesProcedures are about how to do these things. They need to be documented and published and they are usually open to change as circumstance change Writing policies and procedures usually takes some particular skills and all stakeholders should be […]
I admired the process that Kelly Watts used to get agreement from the committee to spend association funds
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180878222106353/posts/2078167052377461/ 28 Resolutions of management committee without meeting (1) A written resolution signed by each member of the management committee is as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a committee meeting that was properly called and held. (2) A resolution mentioned in sub-rule (1) may consist of several documents in like […]
How should we manage passwords ?
I think -roy- next step This needs be documented as a procedure put into actionandIn a timely manner, procedures should be approved by the MC and published as part of the association’s documentation (updated oct 31)(updated jan 29)