We’re Continuing to Grow!

 

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The York County Time Bank continues to grow as more and more York Countians (extending also to Hanover, New Oxford and even Gettysburg!) are choosing to share their time and talents with their community in order to help meet one another’s needs. We are currently 98 members strong and have exchanged over 300 hours. 
Gracie has officially made her move-best of luck to you Gracie! We will certainly miss you here in York! 
Local business owner, Marc Laucks of Marc Laucks and Co. (http://marclaucks.com/) is kindly donating the design of our logo and some initial print materials.
Our next meeting will be held on Monday, October 21st at the Quaker Meeting House at 135 West Philadelphia Street. The Pot Luck dinner starts at 6:00pm and the official meeting starts at 7:00pm. The meeting is a great place to meet the folks you might be exchanging services with and to share your ideas to help steer the direction that the York County Time Bank will take as it moves into the future! We will also be looking for enthusiastic folks who would be willing to share their passion and talents for the operation of the Time Bank through marketing, writing press releases for the newspaper, facilitating meetings, leading a small focus groups, building relationships in the community, etc.
If you are thinking of volunteering, remember:
1. Your volunteer time to the operation of the Time Bank is worth hours that you can exchange for other services!
2. Remember to ONLY volunteer to do things that make you feel energetic, excited and like you are doing what you were “meant to do.” That is the whole idea of time banking-doing what you love in service of your community.
Attached is a picture of the article on the front page of the Living section of the York Daily Record yesterday. It is a reprint from the September/October issue of Smart Magazine. Sorry I couldn’t find a link to send  you-so the picture is the best I could do! If anyone has a link to the actual online article, I would love to have it so I could forward it to the group. (The Smart Magazine article has been linked, the article from the YDR has not been posted online as of this post.)
Thanks to everyone for your involvement so far. I have personally benefited from the services exchanged 
and have made some WONDERFUL new friends.
See you Monday,
Erin

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hOurworld goes Mobile!

Yesterday the news was shared that hOurworld has gone mobile, and if you are anything like me that is very exciting news!

I’m not often near a computer but I always have my phone. I took the time to download the app and play around a bit, so I thought I’d share just how easy it is to use. The app is available in both apple and android markets, Gracie shared an email and post yesterday that had a link. They link was for a survey, fill out the survey (you get a half hour for doing so) and at the end you will see links for the app. You could just search for the app, but why not take the time and gain a half hour?

On to the app… (Yes, all the images are screen shots from my iphone)

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App from Apple Store

Once you download the app, you just need to enter your log in, or you can even join if you haven’t already done so. Once you enter, you can see new messages, offers, requests and even your profile.

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Offers

I searched offers and requests, I took the time to respond to a request as well as add my own request. You can even log your hours right through the app.

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Requests

When responding to a request, it will redirect you directly to your email. So that’s simple. What I did find frustrating was when I wrote my own request it doesn’t drop down, meaning it is shown as one long line of text. This made it really hard to edit and review what I wrote. (So yes my request has some grammar and spelling errors.) I also couldn’t go back and edit the request after I posted it, or at least I could figure it out this morning.

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If you are a member of a group, you can send messages to your fellow group members. You can email individuals directly, you really can do everything you could online on the app. I know, personally, I will use the app way more than the website.  I do most things through apps, this blog, my personal blog, emails, social networking…basically everything. So with that being said, play around with it…let us know what you think! 

Sundays with Sonnewald!

We just finished an interview with Willa Lefever!  She is co-owner of Sonnewald Natural Foods.  She also hosts a radio show on WHVR 1280 AM called Sundays with Sonnewald where she talks about natural health and a variety of related topics. Willa is a member of the York County Time Bank and has been a huge help in getting the word out. The interview should be broadcast this Sunday July 28, 2013 at 12:30pm!

Thank you Willa!!