It's cold outside, but things are heating up at the TimeBank!

Hello Timebankers!  It’s cold outside, but things are heating up at the TimeBank.  We’ve got tons of exciting things going on!


Thanks to everyone who attended our annual meeting and board elections!  Our 2018 board members include: Mary Girard, Amanda McKaig, Garrett Lee, Jeanie Verschay, Greg Rossetti, Geraldine Clemons, Mike Godbe, Lisa Dugdale, Anita Pradhan, Sandy Nelson, and Barb Kehrein.  A big warm welcome to Barb and a huge shout out to Ron Chance, who served on the Dane County TimeBank board for 13 years. He has resigned from the board but promises to still be around to help and support. Many thanks for your dedication and commitment, Ron. 


In other news:


The TimeBank has an app and we need testers!  In an effort to make timebanking more accessible to people we have created an app.  Big thanks to TimeBank member, Andrew Trusty, for his work in developing the app.  It’s brand new and we are excited to try it out and get your feedback.  Please email if you’re interested in trying it out.

The TimeBank is looking for members to join some new member teams, including an events team, a transportation team, and a restorative justice team.  If you’re interested in helping the TimeBank in these areas, please reach out and contact us at

The TimeBank continues to develop our relationship and support of Mutual Aid Networks and we are now a founding member of the Madison Mutual Aid Network.  Exciting projects are forming now around resource sharing, co-working, developing community savings pools, mesh wireless networks, restorative justice, redesigning the Social Justice Center, and much more.  Learn more and plug in here:


We’ve got some exciting events coming up:


Saturday, February 10th - Shiver and Shake for the Dane County TimeBank!

TimeBank is taking the winter plunge! That's right, we're participating in a fundraiser by doing the polar plunge this year! We'll be diving in on Saturday February 10th, at Christy's Landing on Lake Waubesa (2952 Waubesa Ave.). Plunging will begin at 1pm....and end as soon as possible after that!  We're looking for some brave souls to join us who are willing to take the plunge to help us raise some funds! Click here for more information:


Tuesday, March 6th – The Big Share

Save the Date for THE BIG SHARE on Tuesday, March 6th!!! The BIG SHARE is an opportunity to support fundraising for the TimeBank and share in the ripples of positive connections, resource exchange, and collaboration across our community. You can give NOW through 3/6! During THE BIG SHARE Day (3/6) there will be donation matchings, power hours, and MORE. You can access our page here:…/dane-county-timebank

THANK YOU for the ripples in our community and supporting TimeBank!


Saturday, March 10th – Circle Up 

The Dane County TimeBank & partners are proud to screen…CIRCLE UP, a new, award-winning documentary on restorative justice and forgiveness, followed by Q&A with director, Julie Mallozzi, and panel discussion with local individuals involved with restorative justice initiatives.  (Discovery Building, UW campus – 330 N. Orchard St.)  The TimeBank is looking for organizational sponsors for the event.  If your organization is interested, please contact  For more information about the film and to see the trailer click:


Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support of the TimeBank.  Keep connecting and exchanging.  Together we’re all stronger.


Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, Director