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Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby EarlyBird » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:31 am

Is there a Bogleheads Seattle chapter?
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Postby Mel Lindauer » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:23 pm

Yes. See Local Chapter #8 on this map. Not sure how active the group is. Hopefully a Seattle Local Chapter member will chime in.
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Postby stratton » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:13 am

Bill Schultheis has been pretty busy. Try emailing him.

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Postby wovenhearts » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:30 am

I live in Seattle (just north in Shoreline) and am new to all of this, but believe in the Boglehead way. Would be great to get together with other like-minded Bogleheads!
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Postby carpediem » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:48 pm

Was there ever a revival of the Seattle chapter, or is it defunct?
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Postby boglety » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:06 pm

Perhaps members who live in Seattle can figure out a way to setup a meeting since there hasn't been anything setup in a long time.. if ever
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Postby carpediem » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:42 pm

I'm in, if there is interest.
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Postby Kuota Rider » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:42 pm

I am in Seattle as well. I would definitely come to a meeting. I am in Lynnwood now....but considering a move to Bellingham.
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Postby Kuota Rider » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:43 pm

I could help organize if you we need assistance.
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Postby stratton » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:01 am

I've tried twice and no one showed up.

Go for it!

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Postby Birdie Num Nums » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:54 pm

I'm in the greater Seattle area too, and am interested.
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Postby carpediem » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:45 am

It can be difficult to round up people in Seattle in the summer. But if someone wants to pick a date, time, and central location, let's give it one more try.
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Postby cowboyinasia » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:25 pm

I'm in Seattle the second half of August and first half of September, and would make an effort to attend.
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What typically happens in these chapter meetings?

Postby tuba » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Hello, first post.

Do these chapter meetings follow a typical agenda, or are they all different?

Thanks.
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Postby norookie » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:12 pm

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Postby Mel Lindauer » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:44 am

If one of you wants to be the new Local Chapter coordinator, PM me and let me know. I'll add your name to the Local Chapter Map and you can use this forum to communicate with the others to help get a meeting date and location set up.
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Postby jginseattle » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:28 pm

norookie wrote::D Why do you guys like so much rain? More than 65-70% days raining?


It rains constantly. We also have active volcanoes, earthquakes, and lots of serial killers.
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Postby archbish99 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:47 pm

And correspondingly high depression and suicide rates. A cheerful place, we've got here. :?

Honestly, though, I like it. I'll take gentle rain over hurricanes and snowstorms, and the summers are worth it, albeit short.
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Postby Mel Lindauer » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Seattle area Bogleheads Local Chapter #8 has a new coordinator.

boglety has stepped up and agreed to serve as your new Local Chapter coordinator.

Good luck, Seattle Bogleheads!
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Postby boglety » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:44 am

The local Seattle Bogleheads chapter would only be successful with a diverse group that has active participants. As the new local chapter coordinator, I want to thank everyone for their interest. Being that August is almost gone, I was thinking of planning the first meeting for the week of 15th/22nd.

I'll plan the first agenda and have everyone help with trying to figure out what day/time and location works out the best. Feel free to PM, email or post directly on this feed.

I look forward to learning from the experience of everyone as well as advancing the Bogleheads philosophy.

Best regards,

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Postby stratton » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:00 pm

I assume September as a month is not mentioned?

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Postby FrugalInvestor » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:17 pm

stratton wrote:I assume September as a month is not mentioned?

Paul


I would assume that also although those dates do not make a lot of sense connected to the word 'week' on the September calendar.

If the meeting is between 9/20 and 10/6 I would likely attend.
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Postby boglety » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:16 pm

The meeting is currently planned on a weeknight in Sept. I'll am thinking of 4 dates 9/14, 9/15, 9/21 and 9/22. Does anyone have an idea of a good venue in downtown Seattle?

The goal would be to narrow down to a date where the majority of people can attend. Please let me know by the end of this week if you have a preference.
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Postby Kuota Rider » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:05 am

Count me in; I am in Mukilteo. It would be easierto make it if it was a weekend, but I should make it.
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Postby stratton » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:35 pm

Some place like University Village might be easier to deal with. Lots of parking, but should be transit accessable.

There is a very large Starbucks.

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Postby boglety » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:03 pm

I live on the Eastside, if the Starbucks at U Village is where everyone would like to go, I am up for that. Any thoughts or recommendations for other places?

Does anyone want Bellevue or Issaquah?
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Postby FrugalInvestor » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:09 pm

I'm on the other side of Puget Sound so the closer to Seattle and the ferry dock the better for me.

Of course if the dates are not within the range I posted above it's a non-issue for me.
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Postby stratton » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:19 pm

boglety wrote:I live on the Eastside, if the Starbucks at U Village is where everyone would like to go, I am up for that. Any thoughts or recommendations for other places?

Does anyone want Bellevue or Issaquah?

I live in Bellevue.

Some place near the Bellevue transit station might work too.

Depending on how many people... Anthony's Bell St. Diner at Pier 67 might work. Valet parking with the meal. Generally tip the valet $3.

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Postby theresa » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:26 pm

I live in Ballard--the University Village Starbucks would work great for me. I would also be agreeable to any place downtown.

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Postby boglety » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:05 pm

Let's plan to meet at the Starbucks at University Village on Thursday 9/22 at 6:45 PM. (206-522-5228) Starbucks South at University Village right across from the Pottery Barn. Let me know if you have any additional thoughts or recommendations.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!
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Postby mamster » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:37 am

I can't make it on the 22nd but would definitely like to come to the next one.
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Postby dspring » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:48 pm

Thanks for organizing this meeting. I am looking forward to meeting everyone on September 22nd.
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Postby theresa » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:44 pm

I am also looking forward to meeting local bogleheads!! Thanks, Tyrone, for stepping up to the plate to get a chapter going.

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Postby FrugalInvestor » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:15 pm

theresa wrote:I am also looking forward to meeting local bogleheads!! Thanks, Tyrone, for stepping up to the plate to get a chapter going.

Theresa


I second that. Thank you very much.
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Postby jginseattle » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:24 pm

boglety wrote:Let's plan to meet at the Starbucks at University Village on Thursday 9/22 at 6:45 PM. (206-522-5228) Starbucks South at University Village right across from the Pottery Barn. Let me know if you have any additional thoughts or recommendations.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!


That location works for me as well. My only concern is that that is a very busy (crowded) Starbucks. How large a group do you anticipate?

Thanks.
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is there an agenda or a plan?

Postby mikewest » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:16 pm

Is there some sort of plan or agenda? What happens at these meetings?
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Postby stratton » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:39 am

jginseattle wrote:
boglety wrote:Let's plan to meet at the Starbucks at University Village on Thursday 9/22 at 6:45 PM. (206-522-5228) Starbucks South at University Village right across from the Pottery Barn. Let me know if you have any additional thoughts or recommendations.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!


That location works for me as well. My only concern is that that is a very busy (crowded) Starbucks. How large a group do you anticipate?

Thanks.

The two times I tried to get a meeting going no one showed up.

As for an agenda: Introductions. :-)

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Postby boglety » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:37 am

Hi everyone,

For this Thursday's meeting at the Starbucks University Village at 6:45 PM. (206-522-5228) right across from the Pottery Barn., I have setup an agenda

- Introduction
- Low Interest Rate Environment
- Recommendations to Make the Local Chapter a Success
- Better places to meet for Future Meetings
- Topics for Future Meetings

I appreciate everyone's patience as we get over any growing pains of a new group. I have also created a new Seattle Area Boglehead Yahoo Group. Please join so I will be able to send out automated reminder of future meetings to the group members.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/boglety/
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Postby Güero » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:08 pm

I would also like to attend. I am trying to arrange my schedule so that I can make it.

Take care!
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby mark18068 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:10 pm

Has there been any activity in this chapter? I would love to participate.
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby Güero » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:44 am

Hi Mark,

As far as I know, we met once in Seattle. Personally I learned a lot. There were some great ideas discussed and it seemed like everyone had their financial plans in order.
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby chrischris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:19 pm

I would also enjoy a Seattle meeting. Please count me in. :happy

Starbucks at the U Village would be fine with me.
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby FrugalInvestor » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:51 pm

chrischris wrote:I would also enjoy a Seattle meeting. Please count me in. :happy

Starbucks at the U Village would be fine with me.



chrischris,

Take a look at the dates on most of the posts in this thread and you'll see that the planned meeting was last fall. The thread was just recently revived by Mark.
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby boglety » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Ill be happy to host another meeting if we want to develop an agenda to discuss. Last one went pretty well

I was thinking the following

Index products/providers that everyone is using
ETFs vs mutual fund structure
Rebalancing
Taking advantages of tax deferal/advantaged accounts


Let me know and we can figure out a date/time. Thanks you!
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby Kuota Rider » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:48 pm

If we could do it on a weekend I will attend. I am in Bellingham.
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby MoonOrb » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:55 pm

I'm in Seattle and I'd love to meet you good folks.
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby mark18068 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:34 am

boglety wrote:Ill be happy to host another meeting if we want to develop an agenda to discuss. Last one went pretty well

I was thinking the following

Index products/providers that everyone is using
ETFs vs mutual fund structure
Rebalancing
Taking advantages of tax deferal/advantaged accounts


Let me know and we can figure out a date/time. Thanks you!


I'm definitely interested. For those of us with kids, we're getting into spring break season over the next couple of weeks. So how about sometime in mid-April? It would be cool to get a Seattle group going!
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby Hikes_With_Dogs » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:16 pm

I'm a new member to Bogleheads and also new to Seattle... I would love to meet up with you all and learn a lot!
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby avmax8 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:51 pm

I'm in Tacoma but would make the trip up for a meeting. Is there anything more about a meeting in mid-April?
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Re: Seattle Local Chapter? The answer is "Yes"

Postby yukon50 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:41 am

I might be interested too.
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