Camille on November 1st, 2011

Start using cash – trade in your Federal Reserve Notes for PLENTYs at the Pittsboro branch of Capital Bank located at 37 Hillsboro Street off the Pittsboro circle. Or ask your employer to put 20% in PLENTYs in your pay check.

We are the 99%!

Mary on July 23rd, 2009

PlentyProofLgOwn a piece of PLENTY history!

These are crisp, uncirculated and unserialized proofs framed for the collector.

Available in a large frame with all PLENTY bills or in a small frame with your choice of a single bill.

The complete framed proof set, including frame, measures 15.25 inches wide and 14.5 inches high and is $180. (includes tax & shipping)  This set includes the one (heron), five (lily), ten (turtle), twenty (rabbit), and 50 (vulture).

The small proof set, including frame, is 9.25 x 9.25 and is $93 which includes tax & shipping.  Currently available are the five (lily), ten (turtle), twenty (rabbit), and 50 (vulture). Please note that the Single (1) Heron Proofs are no longer available.


Purchase framed PLENTY proofs online here using secure Google Checkout!

All proceeds go to the PLENTY Currency Cooperative, promoting local economy and hometown security.

Mary on July 13th, 2009

The PLENTY Board of Trustees voted to remove the 10% discount for PLENTY exchanges effective Monday, July 13th.

The discounted exchange rate was successful as a limited-time incentive to encourage consumer adoption, and resulted in approximately 15,000P in circulation since relaunching the local currency with Pittsboro’s Capital Bank on May 12. Starting today, the official exchange rate at Capital Bank will be 1P:$1 — thus eliminating the 10% penalty for exchanging PLENTYs for Federal Reserve Notes. As always, all PLENTY in circulation are backed by Federal Reserve Notes on deposit at Capital Bank.

The next phase of the PLENTY’s growth is broadening the network of local businesses who accept the PLENTY from consumers and spend it by growing their local supply chain.

Mary on August 10th, 2009

Camille Armantrout
Jaime Kozlowski
BJ Lawson

- Action Items -

  • Blog Post – announcing Piggly Wiggly :: Camille
  • Newsletter – BJ
  • Chatlist Post – Jaime
  • Send emails from theplenty@gmail regarding member offerings to BJ – Camille
  • convert media list to iContact PR List – Jaime
  • Reach out to Durham folks, Bounitful Backyards, Downtown Startup – BJ

- Proposals -

Newsletter, up to 2 times a month instead of weekly. Prevent unsubscribes & to stop over flooding members.

Engage with Adam Sherwood a Senior UNC Student for comission-based membership sales. $25 per membership, effective September.

- Minutes -

Piggly Wiggly – Camille talked to Blake, they are online, stickers are on the doors, has purchased with PLENTY

Decision Making – all decisions require quroum (at least 4 members out of 7) Concern was raised about the means of acquiring frame proofs which will be reviewed.

Financial Report – $620.76 in bank account

Devin – recent transplant to Carrboro from Chicago. Interested in helping the PLENTY. Works as Foreclosure Counselor. Meeting with us after Board Meeting. Possibly have Devin and Adam work together??

Education – integrate into website information regarding benefits of a cash diet, the real cost of using credit cards, value of food & local economy