The LETSaholic Twist
- Everything you always wanted to know about LETS
... but didn't know who to ask.

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This is the information James Taris shared with LETS groups all over the world on his international LETS tours between 2002-2004.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIST OF N.S.W. LETSystems

This list is maintained by:
Webmaster - lets.org.au
Please notify any alterations, corrections, omissions, additions to: webmaster1@lets.org.au


ALBURY-WODONGA
Secretary: Dave Morris
Phone: 02 6026 7612
Address: Lot 1 Williams St., Barnawatha, Vic 3683.
Email: asoul@optusnet.com.au
We are just a small but active unit probably going through the process of seeking new members like similar LETS systems.



BEGA VALLEY [BV LETS]
Address: Environment Network Centre
Church St., Bega NSW 2550
PO Box 762, Bega, NSW 2550.
Phone: Paul Parker +61 2 6493 2242
Email: bvlets@smartchat.net.au
Website: http://www.indigoedge.com.au/lets
Newsletter: doylewood@bigpond.com [E Doyle and M Wood]
Area: Bega Valley and beyond
Founded 1989. 350 members at 26/7/05 and growing.

Byron Shire Community Exchange
Address: 39 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482, Australia
Phone: +612 6684 3704
Email: admin@bsce.com.au
Website: http://www.bsce.com.au/
Byron Shire Community Exchange (BSCE) is a community based 'energy trading' group who use an online alternative money system. This group is only for residents of the beautiful district of Byron Shire including Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads and Bangalow. In the south we go down to Lennox Head, west to Clunes and Goonengerry and north to Wooyong. We are a growing network of individuals who exchange or trade products and skills using a LETS unit (Local Energy Trading System) that we call the 'Eco' (E).

CANBERRA LETS TRADING CLUB
[formerly QBC LETS]

Address: P.O. Box 1875, Canberra, ACT.
Contact persons: Convenor John Guth
Treasurer: Lucia
Newsletter: Lucia and Julian luciahm@homemail.com.au
Website: http://www.pcug.org.au/~normc/lets/
http://optusnet.com.au/~guthltd/lets
Currency called ‘QBs’. They also use a paper currency.
Fifteen+ years old, membership 22 in 2003. QBC is reinventing itself. Website plans include: an up to date trading directory with membership numbers and balances.
Newsletters are emailed where possible, rather than posted. Hosted a visit by the 3 economics professors from Kobe Uni, March 2003, and the Korean group mid 2003.

CENTRAL COAST LETS
Address: 194 Trafalgar Avenue, Umina Beach, NSW 2257
Website: www.centralcoastlets.org
Administrator: Korina Ivatt
Phone: 0431 534813
Email: korina@centralcoastlets.org
Joining Fee: Please see www.centralcoastlets.org for current annual membership.
We produce quarterly newsletters which also advise members of the venues for Trade Days. These are well attended and visitors can join on the day. Our "accounts" are all online now so members have up to the minute information on what is available from whom. And also can access their personal accounts to check balances and make electronic payments for trades.



CLARENCE VALLEY LETS
Address: Clarence Environment Centre
29-31 Skinner St., South Grafton, 2460
Phone: +61 2 6643 1862
Email: cesjc@nor.com.au
Office Hours: Mon to Fri 9 am – 5pm
CV LETS was started in 1990 and covers Grafton, Nymboida, Maclean and surrounds.

COFFS HARBOUR – LETS COFFS HARBOUR
Address: P.O. Box 1990, Coffs Harbour, 2450
Contacts: Horst, Natalie and Peter
Emails: roghort@tpgi.com.au
hallam20@hotmail.com
Area: Coffs Harbour

GUNNING – YASS
Address: Write PO Box 45, Dalton, NSW, 2581.
Started c. 1992. Meetings held in Gunning, Dalton or Yass. A newsletter follows each meeting. G-Y is a small friendly and enthusiastic group, which urgently needs new members to survive. We have waived the joining fee for now

HUNTER LETS
Address: PO Box 471, Maitland, NSW, 2320
Website: www.auslets.org/hunter
Transactions Registrar: Gaynor Berthon
Phone: +61 24933 2696 [ans/ph]
Fax: +61 24933 2869
Phone between 8.30am-8.30pm
At August 2007 Joining Fee $10, renewal fee $5 + 5 Mollys. [Currency called after a local character Molly Morgan of the 1800’s.]. Renewals due 1st June. 130 members July 2005
Area: Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Dungog, Pt Stephens, etc.
Hunter LETS is an amalgamation of the systems which used to exist in these areas: Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock and Dungog, many of whose members joined Hunter after those systems closed. Membership spreads as far north as Tambar Springs and Barrington and south to residents of Sydney who have property in the Hunter.
We produce quarterly newsletters which also advise members of the venues for Picnic and Trade Days, themes: Red Faces, Games, Music, etc. These are well attended and visitors can join on the day. New directories are produced twice a year, with updates in the quarterly newsletters.

HUNTER VALLEY WINE COUNTRY LETS
Address: 50 Aberdare Street Kurri Kurri NSW 2327
Contact: Linda Baker - Administrator
Email: snoopstravels@bigpond.com
Phone: 0407 945 401

Area - Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Newcastle, Wollombi, Stockton and all other areas in and surrounding the beautiful wine country of our Hunter Valley.
Joining Fee/Renewal - NIL - You will only be debited 20 Grapes per year to help with promotion/advertising costs, 1000 Grapes credit to start trading immediately.
Currency - is called "Grapes" to represent the beautiful Hunter Valley wine country that we live in in the Hunter Valley.
Levies - NO levies are charged to buy or sell.
Supported By - The administrator on a full time basis 7 days a week and is done so completely voluntary.

We produce newsletters and updates on a regular basis. Accounts & listings are also on line to allow members to have up to date information at all times. We will be holding regular trade days, theme nights, promotions and family picnics along the way.
This is only a new group and all members are welcome to join. Come trade, promote and create a community locally.
Phone us on 0407 945 401 or email snoopstravels@bigpond.com us for a brochure, application form or poster or join online at http://www.ces.org.za and join us in a money free trading environment just like our ancestors did by bartering and trading.

ILLAWARRA LETS
Address: 328 Princes Highway, Bulli, 2516 [Library building]
Phone: +61 2 42 85 3255.
Office hours are flexible according to members’ commitments; leave a short clear message on the Telstra 101 Home messages system with a return phone number; messages cleared approx every 2 days.
Email: LETS@permaculturevisions.com
Area: Helensburgh to Kiama and beyond
Joining Fees: $10 per registration [household] plus 30 warras.
Renewal: 1st April $15 [$10 if paid by 15/4]
Insurance levy and extra persons in household fees have been dropped.
Members: 35 registrations [c. 50 members] at 21/7/2005
New Committee appointed AGM August, 2004:
Acting President: Roger - rogerbarnes@dodo.com.au
Secretary: April - LETS@permaculturevisions.com
Treasurer: Jim
Public Officer: Jim
Newsletter: April, Jim, Judy - LETS@permaculturevisions.com
Committee: Brenda
ILLAWARRA LETS hosted the 1999 National Conference; a visit by 3 economic professors from Kobe Uni; visit by 2 more Kobe Uni professors on 6/11/03; visit from a Korean group mid 2003. Check with office for details of meeting and quarterly trading days

MORUYA LETS
Address: PO Box 220, Moruya, 2537.
Email: moruya_lets@yahoo.com.au
President: John Gibson,
Sec/Tres: June Carruthers,
Co-ordinator: Trish Bourke ph 4473 8985.
Others: Katrina Scobie
Zoe Morgan
Fay Allen
Margaret Perger.
DEUA News: Vicki Digby
Phone: +61 2 4476 8120
Email: vickimd@dodo.com.au
Area: Eurobodalla Shire from South Durras to Narooma, basically along the Princes Highway.
Regular committee meetings and trading days at Katinya Earth Education Centre. Lively group with an enviable 15 page register of goods and service - a lot going for it. Hosted 2000 National Conference. C. 80 members 2004.

NAMBUCCA VALLEY [NV LETS]
Former coordinator wrote in 7/2005 that shop and office closed in 2002, but 20-30 members might still be trading with occasional market days. See defunct list for information about NVLets in its heyday. 1992: Founding members Marion Syratt and Ted Lyneham... Insurance difficulties led to most meets being at individual member’s homes.

NIMBIN - NIMLETS
Address: 81 Cullen St., Nimbin, 2480
Phone: 02 6633 7007
Contact: Reg Saunders
Email: avalonreg@yahoo.com.au

SYDNEY LETS [a.k.a. SydLETS]
Address: “The Factory” 67 Raglan St. Waterloo
Coordinator: Jacqui Kennedy [formerly Illawarra LETS].
Email: sydlets@optusnet.com.au
Fees: 1st October.- usually only $5.
Currency: Operas.
Email: sydlets@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.lets.1337.as/sydney/
Started with 5 members Oct 2003, 100+ members in mid 2005and growing fast. They have premises in a community space known as “The Factory” 67 Raglan St. Waterloo. Regular monthly trading days on the 4th Sunday of the month. Kicks off at 2.30 with hot dinner available

Tweed Shire Community Exchange
Address: 106 Hunter Street Burringbar NSW 2483
Phone: +61 4 2467 0787
Emails: ur@machinerydrive.com
Website: http://www.tweedshire.info



WAGGA WAGGA – LETS PERMACULTURE RIVERINA Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 851, Wagga Wagga, 2650
President: John Smith
Vice President: Kevin Harris
Secretary: Anne Charlton
Treasurer: Mike Dyer
Activities Coordinator: George Benedyka
Newsletter: Jenny McKinnon
Email: jmckinnon@csu.edu.au
Smith.John@wagga.nsw.gov.au
Fees: $20 1st July.
Began in 1993. Merged with local permaculture group in 1998.
Area: the City of Wagga Wagga, Junee, Coolamon, The Rock and surrounds.
As the geographical area is so large more members would boost trading opportunities. Groups hold trading days in their regions. Seed swap usually held in conjunction with AGM in September. Around 30 members September 2003.

 

THE RAINBOW ARCHIVES

For those who have not heard, the Rainbow Archives is a special collection held within the Mitchell Library, part of the State Library of NSW. The Rainbow Archives has been established to preserve documentation of Australia’s alternative movement. Types of materials collected include:

Personal and group correspondence
Photos
Pamphlets
Diaries
Maps
Posters
Programs
... and so on.

The range of the collection is very broad indeed and included:

The Green
Hippie
Rural resettlement
New Age
Eastern religions
Anarchist
Spiritualist
Astrology
Permaculture
Commune
Beat
... and other aspects of alternative Australia, past and present.


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