Ithaca Hours, the local currency system, welcomes members new and old at its annual membership meeting, at 7 pm, Wednesday 18 October, at the GIAC building, on Court and Albany Streets.
Ithaca Hours is a local currency system that issues a local money for people to spend with each other, and at participating businesses.
Currently there are about 600 members, and over $100,000 in Hours in circulation.
Hours is owned and operated by its members. Annual membership costs one Ithaca Hour, or ten dollars. Members receive an annual disbursement of two Ithaca Hours, or twenty dollars. So you make money just by joining.
If you join (or renew) at the annual membership meeting, you take advantage of a special offer that doubles your disbursement. You get 4 Ithaca Hours for signing up at the meeting. This means you make three Ithaca Hours, or thirty dollars.
The organization benefits from this by having a lot of people sign up at once, saving time and effort. It also wants people to come together and meet one another.
That's why there are also free desserts, from great local eateries.
You can find out more about the meeting, and Ithaca Hours, at Hours' website, ithacahours.org.
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