January OTB Potluck & Orientation

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

                January Potluck & Orientation


WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Potluck 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Orientation 4:30-5:30 p.m.


WHERE:  Culver Palms United Methodist Church

4464 Sepulveda Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90230

Click HERE for directions

Potluck News Flash

This Saturday (1/13/18), we have a couple special things going on at the potluck in addition to our regular agenda:

  • Some OTB members have volunteered to participate in a research study about ‘aging in place with TimeBanking’
  • The OTB Tech Team is conducting a workshop on how to build a webpage

Research Study – Calli Sajnani is with Walden University, School of Public Policy and Administration: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is doing her PhD dissertation on TimeBanking and is in need of participants to interview for a University research study. She selected OTB and Tierrasanta Village Timebank of San Diego at a meeting I attended with Dr Edgar Cahn last year. The focus of her dissertation is how TimeBanking helps and supports the aging population. She is looking for volunteer’s age 50+ and will pay participants $15.

She has developed a series of questions to help draw out findings and to bolster the quality and thoroughness of the University research project. She will be conducting interviews before and after the potluck. The interviews will be one-on-one and scheduled in advance, allow approx one hour. Those that qualify and would like to be a part of the research study, are asked to schedule directly with Calli at [email protected] or by calling her at 661 476 0140. Potluck timeslots are filling up fast, additional interviews may be scheduled elsewhere on a different date.

Webpage Workshop – The Tech Team will be developing a new webpage for OTB’s on-line membership application process. The session will start at 4:30PM or when new member orientation begins. This is an opportunity to learn how to create WebPages and how CF and Drupal integrate with our Google account from behind the scenes. 


Potluck: Please bring a dish to share that feeds 8 people. You'll earn a Time Bank hour by if you do! Please BRING your own plates, cups and utensils (and serving utensils). Bring a friend, orientation will follow the potluck.  



New Member Orientation: Want to join Our Time Bank? If you need to attend an orientation (1 of the steps to join) please come learn all about it. One of our leadership team members will be giving the orientation at 4:30.

Swap - Exchange: If you have an item or anything that you no longer have a need for it, bring it to the potluck. Someone may want your treasure. You may find something you would like to have and could swap or not with that person. However, if your treasure remains by the end of the potluck, you will need to take it home with you. However…don’t give up, bring it back next month. There will be another potluck.


The potlucks are OTB sponsored events therefore alcohol, drugs, smoking and pets are prohibited.