How to Start an RGT Exchange Club
Argentina Red Global de Trueque,
Purpose: To introduce the concept and mechanism
of the RGT.
Materials: Photocopied tokens.
1. First meeting: there must be a minimum of 20 persons.
2. Using the bulletin board or going around in a
circle, each person says 3 things they would offer
if they joined, and one thing they need.
3. Using virtual (photocopied creditos), they go
to the person who offers what they want and make a
sample negotiation in creditos.
4. Discussion of the program. People are asked to
bring goods to trade, or be prepared to negotiate
services at the next meeting.
5. At the second meeting, the group is organized.
They choose the coordinator, secretary, treasurer,
timekeeper, moderator, quality control group (3-4),
Price Control Group. Choose receptionist who receives
and assists new members, 2-3 for each role to rotate
during the market.
6. This groups receives 50 credits each to begin
trading. All subsequent members must wait 3 months
before they receive theirs. They agree on the next
date of the market.
7. The trading begins. During the first market, the
coordinators put up the tables, and ensure that particular
types of products are concentrated in groups
8. There is some analysis of activity that occurs
in the market, by using notes that have blocks on
the back that are filled in after each sale.