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Test 1 11-6-17 11:20am
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It's About Time! A New Chicago West Side
We can have a new Chicago west side by recognizing that time is money.  And by organizing to use this currency.  In our community, money talks, and dollars are increasingly scarce.  We don't need to be stopped.  Using time as money helps organizations collaborate with one another and empower their clients.  It can empower us all and bring us all closer to one another.   A description of the time exchanges and the Coalition of ten organizations that would exchange blocks of time are be
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This Tues 9/26 at OPPL - A simple solution to big local money problems
Many of our big problems - locally & nationally - are caused by money. Eg, poverty, jobs disappearing, environment, and growing inequality.  Money is also a simple, pragmatic solution, but a new (and ancient) money based on time.  Here's how it works.  When I help you for an hour, I credit my account for that hour and debit yours.  The hour I just earned helping you I can spend by asking someone to help me.  The hour you owe you can clear by helping someone.
This Saturday, 8/26/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
This Saturday, 7/29/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
This Saturday, 7/15/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
This Saturday, 7/8/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
This Saturday, 7/1/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
This Saturday, 6/10/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
USTA Self-Rating Guidelines - 2014
The tennis self-rating guidelines below are no longer shown on the USTA site.  Nonetheless, I find them very useful for our tennis socials.  Hope you do too.
This Saturday, 6/3/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
Time Exchange Project - A Simple Solution to Big Problems

Time Exchange Project - A Simple Solution to Big Problems
Jobs disappearing and crime have ravaged Chicago’s West Side. Lack of money is a key cause of the devastation.
This Saturday, 5/20/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our tennis social.
Our neighbor Libby Fox passed away
Very sad to say that our next door neighbor Libby Fox passed away on Monday, May 15th, 2017.   Visitation Friday 5/19/17, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 11a.m. at St. Edmund Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org) are appreciated. Funeral info: dreschlerbrownwiliams.com or 708-383-3191. __________________________
This Saturday, 5/13/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our first tennis social.
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This Saturday, 5/6/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Please come to our first tennis social.
What's the Big Idea?

TimeBanking in a Black & Latino neighborhood: Sobrante Park in Oakland
Watch the video to see a detailed description of how timebanking was used with remarkable
This Saturday, 4/8/17, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Welcome to our first tennis social of this Spri
TimeBanking in a Black & Latino neighborhood: Sobrante Park in Oakland
Watch the video to see a detailed description of how timebanking was used with remarkable results in a neighborhood where a Black gang and an Hispanic gang were at each other's throats.  See 12-minute segment: 32:50 to 44:55. 
Building our local connections, enriching our lives
The purpose of our site is to help build local connections and enrich your local experience.   Try our Marketplace & Time Exchange.  Like Craigslist, you can place free ads, but here you can sell or buy with either dollars or hours.  You can also say what you need, are giving away, or are sharing.  Or announce events.
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Saturday with raindate on Sunday - every weekend
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of te
This Saturday, 7/16/16, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of tennis.
This Saturday, 7/2/16, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of tennis.
Unique time exchange in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, 2015

This Saturday, 5/21/16, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of tennis.
This Saturday, 5/7/16, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of tennis.
This Saturday, 4/30/16, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of tennis.
This Saturday, 4/23/16, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social
Open to all.  Meet new tennis friends and enjoy a morning of tennis.
This Saturday, 4/16/16 - Free Tennis Social

What's the Big Idea?
Time Exchange Project - a simple solution to solving the big problems our communities face
Happy birthday Alanna!
What's on your mind, Admin Administrator?
RSVP - Annual INDOOR Holiday Impromptu Tennis Party - Sat., Dec. 19th
A gentle reminder to RSVP so we'll reserve enough tennis courts for everyone.  If you can't let us know ahead of time, please come and we'd be very happy to see you.  Our friends from the Oak Park and the Maywood Tennis Associations will be joining us. All are welcome.  Join us at our 2nd Annual INDOOR Holiday Impromptu Tennis Party, Sat., Dec. 19th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 
Time is money
Using time as a means of exchange is as old as the hills.  It is neighbors, fmailies, or tribes trading among themselves. 
2nd Annual INDOOR Holiday Impromptu Tennis Party - Sat., Dec. 19th
Please join us at our 2nd Annual INDOOR Holiday Impromptu Tennis Party, Sat., Dec. 19th, 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  Membership at the tennis club is not required and you are welcome to bring guests.  $15/person for two hours of tennis + pizza time. Location: Tennis & Fitness Center, 301 Lake St (at Ridgeland), Oak Park. (708) 386-2175. We’ll have round robins where everyone plays everyone else. 
2nd INDOOR Holiday Impromptu Tennis Party - Sat., Dec. 19th.
Please join us at our INDOOR Holiday Impromptu Tennis Party, Sat., Dec. 19th, 5 to 8pm. Membership at the tennis club is not required and you are welcome to bring guests. $15/person for two hours of tennis and pizza time.Location: Tennis & Fitness Center - Oak Park, 301 Lake St (at Ridgeland), Oak Park, (708) 386-2175.We’ll have round robins where everyone plays everyone else. 
This Saturday, 11/14/15 - Free Tennis Social

This Saturday, 11/7/15 - Free Tennis Social

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Unique time exchange in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, 2015
They were warm summer days In the Austin neighborhood of the Chicago west side. Circle Urban Ministries' Afterschool program wanted to introduce tennis to 14 of their kids. Rather than scarce dollars, we used time exchange.  Each parent or guardian "paid" 2 hours of time for their child to participate in the program. 14 children times 2 hours gave us 28 hours to pay the three tennis coaches.  
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This Saturday, 10/17/15, & every Saturday - Free Tennis Social