Invitation to bring your gift to the circle!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

I have been thinking of starting a gift circle here in Perth for a while and thought it would be great to do it through Transition Perth.

A gift circle is a group of people who come together regularly to help each other, and share their needs and services. People share their services and help as a gift, without expectation of anything in return.

What kinds of things do people share in a gift circle? Most gift circles share services mainly. These could range from anything like company on a hike, a haircut, a ride to Ottawa, empathy, a meditation buddy, help making business cards…

We will be starting our gift circle together and shaping it the way we all want. It will be a beautiful experiment in local gift economy, right here in Perth! :)

Watch this short video showing a typical gathering of the Oakland Gift Circle:
http://youtu.be/aUPZvU1y_v0

Please join us on June 5, 2013 for our first meeting. 7-9pm, 28 Church St. Perth. Please bring a snack to share (if possible).

RSVP at 613-267-1926 or email bas2bach(at)gmail.com

The gift economy represents a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, scarcity to abundance and isolation to community.
       - Charles Eisenstein

I am attaching some links below with more information about gift circles and how to start one.
http://opencollaboration.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/gift-circle-faq
http://midlifexpress.com/rebuilding-community-the-gift-circle
http://www.shareable.net/blog/charles-eisenstein-gift-economy-gift-circles
http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-legally-open-a-gift-economy

Looking forward to gifting! :)

Sébastien.

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