TURMEL: European LETS & SELS systems

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Jun 15, 1999, 3:00:00 AM6/15/99
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Je suis en train d'organiser des visites aux SELS d'Europe cette ete
avec ma compagne, Pauline Morrissette.
I am organizing a trip to visit European LETS this summer with my
companion Pauline Morrissette.

Nous esperons rester avec des membres de SELS et payer avec nos
billets de promesse pour de l'accomodation equivalente a Ottawa au
Canada. Nous avons deja des 32 offres sur 40 journees de voyage! Ca
marche avec le troc d'accomodations
We hope to stay with LETS members and pay with our promissory
notes for equivalent accomodations in Ottawa Canada. We already have
offers for 32 nights out of 40 nights though many can be changed.
Trading accommodations really works.

La conference national des SELS des Etats Unis a eu lieu le weekend
passe a Chicago. Je vais faire un rapport sur quelques bones idees
reussit:
The 1999 US Local Currency Conference took place last weekend in
Chicago. I'll be posting a report soon on some great breakthroughs
that have been made:

AMPLIFIEURS DU POUVOIR DES SEL
LETS POWER AMPLIFIERS
1) Le SEL "Dollars Egals" de Philadelphia ont 112 inscriptions
commerciales et plus que 1000 inscription personelles dans 6 mois.
1) Philadelphia Equal Dollars' 112 business and 1000 personal
listings in 6 months;

2) Images digitales des membres imprime sur cheques SELS; meme avant
les banques.
2) Pictures on the LETS checks; before the banks even.

3) Des points d'escompte come monnaie local nous donnent plus pour
nos taxes;
3 Favours "discount points" as local currency give us more for
our tax dollars;

4) Amelioration des Toronto Dollars
4) Improvement on Toronto Dollars;

5) Technologie "Smartcard" pour LETS deja en vente. Les compte-cartes
soutenant 15 monnaies locales coutent quelques dollars et l'echangeur
coute $100 apres rabais.

5) LETS Smartcard technology now for sale. Greendollar Account
Cards carrying up to 15 local currencies are a couple of dollars and
the hand-held Ewallet to effect transfers between cards are $100U.S.
after rebate.

NOUVELLES SELS U.S.
U.S. LETS NEWS:

6) Belles histoires des succes avec Timedollars;
6) Heartwarming Timedollar success stories;

7) Chicago Greens 100% endorsement of LETS
7) Les Verts de Chicago endossent le SEL.

8) Article de 10 pages dans le journal "Orion Community Economics;"
8) 10-page spread in "Orion Community Economics magazine;"

5) Article de 5 pages dans le journal "In Business;"
9) 5-page spread in "In Business" magazine;


JCT: Je vais aussi publier sur l'internet des rapports ma tournee
Europeen pour TOES 99. L'itineraire a date:
JCT: Also, I will be posting reports from my upcoming LETS TOES99
European Tour. The itinerary is still flexible and so far is:

(c) sont des engagements confirmes. Tout activite qui n'est pas
confirme (?) peut etre omis si une chance d'addresser la parole a un
group SEL devient possible.
(c) are confirmed speaking engagements. Any event that is not
confirmed will be skipped if a speaking invitation opens up.

(c) June 17:06:20-8:40am: London: Breakfast at Heathrow
(c) June 17-19: Cologne Germany: TOES conference
(c) June 20-21: Cologne?
(c) June 22: Mainz Germany
(c) June 23-24: Begijnendijk, Belgium
June 25-26: Paris: Conference Planet
June 27-29: FRANCE, BELGIUM, GERMANY
(c) June 30: Bonn, Germany
(c) July 1: Braunau, Austria
(c) July 2-4: Dordogne, France
(c) July 5: Ste Foy la Grande, France
July 6-11: FRANCE, SPAIN, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS
July 12: Thiviers, France
(c)July 13-14: Antwerp, Belgium
July 15-16: BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, AUSTRIA
(c)July 17: Styria, Austria
July 18-19: Viborg, Denmark
July 20-23: Stockholm & Skene, Sweden
July 24-26: Warendorf & Belzig, Germany, Gdansk Poland

Il y a eu beaucoup de bonnes informations de Chicago pour les
SELs Europeens. Je gagerais que l'accroissement du SEL de Philadelphia
apres 6 mois est le nouveau record. Je gagerais qu'ils auront reussit
le record apres l'annee. On peut jouir des nouveaux records. Et
apprendre.
There was much good information from Chicago for European LETS. I
would bet that the Philadelphia Equal Dollars LETSystem has broken all
growth records in 6 months. I'll bet they'll be the top mark at the
end of one year. It's exciting to see LETS records being set. And we
learn.

Quelle priere accordee de trouver une conference nationale
americaine avec de telles nouvelles la semaine avant mon depart pour
l'Europe.
Finding out there was a National US LETS conference just five
days before leaving for Europe with such wonderful news was the answer
to a prayer.

Mais mon plus important message est l'exemple du conceil municipale de
Bradford, UK qui a gagne une subvention du Conseil Europeen. Leurs
formulaires sont a http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel/l980613.htm . Les
organisateurs de vos SELs pourraient aussi etre finances par le meme
conseil
But my first and foremost message to European LETS is to follow
the example of Bradford's City Council in obtaining funding for LETS
from the European Council in Brussels. The actual forms they filled
out are at http://www.cyberclass.net/turmel/l980613.htm . LETS
organizers could be financed in the same way.

Je pense que j'ai maintes bonnes nouvelles pour les SELs Europeens en
mentionant en meme temps mes suggestions les plus importants.
So I think I've got some wonderful new information for European
LETS as well as my standard major upgrades:

1) Des notes de papier pour faciliter l'echange;
1) Paper notes to facilitate trading;

2) Credit pour pensionaires en retrait;
2) Pensioner's Estate credit;

3) Credit pour magazine SEL;
3) Consignment store credit;

4) La finance par gouvernement avec le credit SEL sans interet;
4) Government funding with LETS interest-free credit;

5) AOL ou autre grand ISP nous offre des comptes SELs Email;
5) AOL or Microsoft Network provide email LETS accounts;

6) Que les banques nous offrent aussi le choix d'un compte SEL;
6) Banks also offer LETS accounts;

7) L'union avec les reseaux de troc commercials avec les Heures;
7) Merge with Commercial Barter networks in Hours.

S'il y a d'autres SELs qui aimeraient apprendre des recents succes
Americains par un Canadien francais et anglais, contactez moi au plus
vite.
If there are LETSystems that would like to learn of the recent
American successes from a French and English Canadian, contact me
as soon as possible.

Mes rapports seront publies a mon site web, dans les conferences
Usenet ou aux listservs a le...@onelist.com et info...@egroups.com et
sal...@egroups.com.
My reports will be posted at my web site, in the Usenet
newsgroups or at the listservs: le...@onelist.com,
info...@egroups.com, sal...@egroups.com.
Copy to: letsde, letsat, letsbenl, letsfr, letsnord,

--
John C. "The Engineer" Turmel, Founder, Abolitionist Party of Canada
915-2045 Carling Ave., Ottawa, K2A 1G5, Tel/Fax: 613-728-2196
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