1. James Taris LETS Background
My name is James Taris,
and I'm a LETSaholic.
I joined my first LETS group
in 1994, and after my first trading experience (11 months after I
joined!) I became hooked on the benefits of LETS which has since seen
me join several other LETS groups, as well as being involved in launching
a couple of others.
I've been interviewed on
the radio several times about LETS, and also featured as a LETS speaker
at several LETS conventions.
My current European LETS
Speaking Tour is my way of getting first hand knowledge of LETS Groups
and how they are run overseas. It's also an opportunity to show how
LETS points can be used to trade with LETS members from all around
the world. All of my accommodation and many other expenses have been
covered with LETS transactions.
I love LETS. Long live LETS!
On October 19, 2001, I started
work on LETS-Linkup.com. This was to be a web site which would provide
links to every LETS group in the world and also every article on the
internet which had anything related to LETS or local community trading
After 3 weeks and 250 hours
effort, I had put together a web site of over 60 web pages listing
over 1,000 LETS groups from over 20 countries. I then used this experience
to present my "LETS And The Internet" presentation at the Australian
National LETS Convention on November3, 3 weeks after I first started
The web site has continued
to be well supported by LETS groups worldwide, and has since grown
to 78 web pages listing over 1500 LETS groups from 38 countries.