Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by cromoth » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:53 am

siamond wrote:
cromoth wrote:For 3/11 meeting, wondering if anyone wants to help me "be green" by giving me a ride from electric car charging station 3 miles north of library. Please message me if so.

Also, I've requested agenda but haven't seen. I'm interested in reviewing Retirement Optimizer & long term care.

Cromoth, I don't think you've seen it, but I sent you a private message a few days ago.


Thanks I did with 2 attachments. Didn't seem to indicate reply, sorry if I missed that.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:27 pm

Ongoing roll call for our coming meeting. We have quite the contingent this time, cool.

Saturday March 11th, 2017 (1pm to 4pm): Metro-Boston Bogleheads chapter quarterly meeting (agenda was shared by e-mail). Location: Lincoln Public Library (MA).

Please let me know (e-mail, private message, or post on this thread) who is planning to come, and possible additional parties (e.g. friend, family, etc).

Committed:
    siamond
    Norton750
    dancul (x2)
    luv_ice_skating
    liberty53
    techrules
    Afan47
    DorchesterMa
    dyeusdi
    bluebolt
    etarini
    juntas
    moshe
    timoneer
    KidneyMD
    cromoth
    bonz
    (three other attendees with no alias)
Tentative:
    traveltoomuch
    krk878787 (x2)

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by whitey2755 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Hello everyone. I just joined the site and may be interested in joining this chapter. I don't yet have the ability to PM apparently, which is why I am posting this.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:03 pm

whitey2755 wrote:Hello everyone. I just joined the site and may be interested in joining this chapter. I don't yet have the ability to PM apparently, which is why I am posting this.

Whitey, why don't you come to join us at the Lincoln Public Library this Saturday, at 1PM, and we'll take it from there? There will be quite a group of attendees, but I'm sure we can find you a seat.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by bluebolt » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:56 pm

Great event today! Thanks to siamond and all the presenters.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:58 pm

Yes, the meeting went really well, more than 25 attendees, very interactive discussions, cool. Next meeting will be early June, exact date TBD.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by KidneyMD » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:37 pm

Thanks for organizing everything siamond! Learned a lot :)

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by Afan47 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:55 pm

Yes, learned a lot from all presentations and group discussions. Thanks to the presenters and siamond for organizing the event!

Unfortunately, I had to leave right after the presentations. Hope to connect with fellow bogleheads in next event.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by whitey2755 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:51 pm

siamond wrote:
whitey2755 wrote:Hello everyone. I just joined the site and may be interested in joining this chapter. I don't yet have the ability to PM apparently, which is why I am posting this.

Whitey, why don't you come to join us at the Lincoln Public Library this Saturday, at 1PM, and we'll take it from there? There will be quite a group of attendees, but I'm sure we can find you a seat.


Sorry, was out of town this weekend, most likely will attend the next one.

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Here are the dates for the next Metro-Boston meetings, please mark your calendars:

- June 3rd, 10am to noon (Lincoln Library), then social lunch (probably Bertucci/Waltham)
- September 9th, 1pm to 4pm (Lincoln library)

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by bigring » Tue May 16, 2017 8:33 pm

Just checking in to see if the June 3rd meeting in Lincoln is still planned.
If it is, please add my name to the list.
Thank you.
Bigring

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by canbonbon » Wed May 17, 2017 6:27 am

Hello Siamond,

Just confirming if June 3rd date and time is confirmed at the Lincoln Library. If yes, then please add my name to the June 3rd gathering as well.

Regards,

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Wed May 17, 2017 7:12 am

siamond wrote:Here are the dates for the next Metro-Boston meetings, please mark your calendars:

- June 3rd, 10am to noon (Lincoln Library), then social lunch (probably Bertucci/Waltham)
- September 9th, 1pm to 4pm (Lincoln library)
Meetings confirmed!

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Sun May 21, 2017 9:55 pm

Opening the roll call for the meeting on June 3rd... If you're coming, please let me know (e.g. e-mail, PM, or post on this thread), and tell me if this is for sure or just tentative for now.

Also, we'll have a social lunch, so if you plan to do that too, please tell me (and be specific about the # of people coming with you, if any).

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Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

Post by siamond » Sat May 27, 2017 4:19 pm

Ongoing roll call for our coming meeting.

Saturday June 3rd, 2017 (10am to noon): Metro-Boston Bogleheads chapter quarterly meeting (agenda was shared by e-mail). Location: Lincoln Public Library (MA). Followed by optional social lunch at 12:30pm.

Please let me know (e-mail, private message, or post on this thread) who is planning to come, and possible additional parties (e.g. friend, family, etc).

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  • siamond
    Norton750
    bluebolt
    bigring
    MsMSF
    bonz
    Small Law Survivor
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    dyeusdi
    canbonbon
    Moshe
    (one more attendee with no alias)
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    Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

    Post by siamond » Wed May 31, 2017 8:30 am

    Ongoing roll call for our coming meeting.

    Saturday June 3rd, 2017 (10am to noon): Metro-Boston Bogleheads chapter quarterly meeting (agenda was shared by e-mail). Location: Lincoln Public Library (MA). Followed by optional social lunch at 12:30pm.

    Please let me know (e-mail, private message, or post on this thread) who is planning to come, and possible additional parties (e.g. friend, family, etc).

    Committed:
    • siamond
      Norton750
      bluebolt
      bigring
      MsMSF
      bonz
      Small Law Survivor
      KidneyMD
      dyeusdi
      canbonbon
      Moshe
      luv_ice_skating
      SavageAmusement
      (one more attendee with no alias)
    Tentative:

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:04 pm

      Last bump! Please contact me by e-mail or PM if you wish to participate to our June 3rd meeting.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by bluebolt » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:02 pm

      Thanks all for a great meet-up today and thanks to siamond for organizing!

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:47 pm

      Thanks, Bluebolt. Yes, it went well, very interactive discussion, various newcomers, cool.

      Folks, please mark your calendars with the date of the next meeting:
      - September 9th, 1pm to 4pm (Lincoln library)

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by cromoth » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:43 pm

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      I hope this helps someone.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:08 pm

      Our next Metro-Boston chapter meeting will happen in two weeks, on September 9th, 1pm to 4pm (Lincoln public library). Agenda will be sent by e-mail this week-end, shoot me a private message (PM) if you're not yet on my list.

      Please let me know (post here, or send a PM, or e-mail me) if you're planning to come, tentatively or for sure.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by The Wizard » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:35 pm

      Due to change in plans, I will be at this meeting now...
      Attempted new signature...

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:38 pm

      Current roll call for our coming meeting (Sep 9th, 1pm, Lincoln library):

      Committed:
      • siamond
        Norton750
        The Wizard
        mikeshapp
        moshe
        canbonbon
        SavageAmusement
        +1 anonymous
      Tentative:
      • luv_ice_skating
        MsMSF

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:49 pm

      Current roll call for our coming meeting (Sep 9th, 1pm, Lincoln library):

      Committed:
      • siamond
        Norton750
        The Wizard
        mikeshapp
        moshe
        canbonbon
        SavageAmusement
        dancul
        etarini
        +1 anonymous
        +1 anonymous
      Tentative:
      • luv_ice_skating
        MsMSF
        radnor (+ guest)
        wrendan

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:34 pm

      Current roll call for our coming meeting (Sep 9th, 1pm, Lincoln library):

      Committed:
      • siamond
      • Norton750
      • The Wizard
      • mikeshapp
      • moshe
      • canbonbon
      • SavageAmusement
      • dancul
      • etarini
      • dyeusdi
      • Johnny Sharp
      • +1 anonymous
      • +1 anonymous
      • +1 anonymous
      Tentative:
      • luv_ice_skating
      • MsMSF
      • radnor (+ guest)
      • wrendan

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:04 pm

      Meeting went well, as usual, thanks to everybody involved.

      Next meetings:
      - Dec 9th, 2017: 10-noon (+ optional social lunch)
      - March 24th, 2018: 1-4pm

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by LookingtogetFIRE'd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:40 am

      Can you count me in for the December 9 meeting?

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by indecisive » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:53 am

      Any idea where the Dec 9th meeting will be held? (I'm planning to attend with one other person coming with me).

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:23 am

      LookingtogetFIRE'd wrote:
      Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:40 am
      Can you count me in for the December 9 meeting?
      Sure, no problem.
      indecisive wrote:
      Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:53 am
      Any idea where the Dec 9th meeting will be held? (I'm planning to attend with one other person coming with me).
      The next meeting will be held at the Lincoln public library.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by sotpatro » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:16 am

      Please count me in for the upcoming meeting (Dec 9, 2017). This will be my first time attending any Bogleheads meeting. Anything to prepare or keep in mind? Thanks.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:16 pm

      Well, multiple new participants are speaking up, this is cool, so I'd better start a roll call for our coming meeting (Dec 9th, 10am, Lincoln library):

      Committed:
      • siamond (lunch)
      • Norton750
      • LookingtogetFIRE'd (+ guest, lunch tentative)
      • indecisive (+ guest)
      • sotpatro
      • loserski (lunch)
      Tentative:
      • ...
      If you're planning to participate (either committed or tentative), please let me know by posting here, or private message, or e-mail. Agenda will be shared by e-mail.

      Please let me know if you're planning (or not) to come to the social lunch too.

      PS for sotpatro: nope, nothing to prepare. Just bring an open mind and good humor! :wink:
      Last edited by siamond on Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by loserski » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:25 pm

      I'll be a newcomer joining the December 9th meeting as well. Looking forward to it!

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by dkg2707 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:31 am

      I would like to join the December 9th meeting and would like to come to the social lunch too.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by historikerstreit » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:09 pm

      I would like to attend the 12/9 meeting and join for lunch also. This will be my first Bogleheads event since attending a great gathering in Las Vegas, probably 2006.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by kamikazekid » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:47 am

      I will attend the Dec 9th meeting at Lincoln library. Thanks and look forward to meeting like minded folks.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by rennale » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:27 am

      Ditto.

      It'll be my first ever meeting. Very much looking forward to it. The social too! :-)

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:41 am

      Whoah, lots of newcomers this time, this is cool.

      Folks, if you're not on my Metro-Boston roster yet, I should have sent you a Private Message asking for some information. Please check your inbox! Thanks in advance. And if you feel left out somehow, don't hesitate to contact me, I might have missed a post...

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by Jaimm » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:20 pm

      I also would like to attend, but can't stay for lunch. Thanks.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:18 pm

      Roll call for our coming meeting (Dec 9th, 10am, Lincoln library):

      Committed:
      • siamond (lunch)
      • Norton750 (lunch?)
      • LookingtogetFIRE'd (+ guest, lunch tentative)
      • indecisive (+ guest) (lunch?)
      • sotpatro (lunch?)
      • loserski (lunch)
      • dkg2707 (lunch)
      • historikerstreit (lunch)
      • kamikazekid (no lunch)
      • rennale (lunch)
      • jaimm (no lunch)
      • luv_ice_skating (no lunch)
      • SavageAmusement (lunch)
      Tentative:
      • timoneer (lunch?)
      If you're planning to participate (either committed or tentative), please let me know by posting here, or private message, or e-mail. Agenda will be shared by e-mail.

      Please let me know if you're planning (or not) to come to the social lunch too.

      PS for sotpatro and historikerstreit: please check your Private Messages

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by squaredroot » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:29 pm

      I also would like to attend, but can't stay for lunch. Also a first timer!

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by Brantley » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:55 pm

      I would like to attend and join for lunch as well
      ~Brantley

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by Z9Px4Km7 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:25 pm

      I am planning on attending and staying for lunch.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by Chezsan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:56 pm

      Hi all, first time poster here, new to the Boston area. Would love to join for the next meet up on December 9th! Put me down as a tentative yes for lunch.

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      Re: Master Thread for Metro Boston's Chapter

      Post by siamond » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:45 pm

      Updated roll call for our coming meeting (Dec 9th, 10am, Lincoln library):

      Committed:
      • siamond (lunch)
      • Norton750 (lunch?)
      • LookingtogetFIRE'd (+ guest, lunch tentative)
      • indecisive (+ guest) (no lunch)
      • sotpatro (lunch?)
      • loserski (lunch)
      • dkg2707 (lunch?)
      • historikerstreit (lunch)
      • kamikazekid (no lunch)
      • rennale (lunch)
      • jaimm (no lunch)
      • luv_ice_skating (no lunch)
      • SavageAmusement (lunch)
      • squaredroot (no lunch)
      • brantley (lunch)
      • Z9Px4Km7 (lunch)
      • Chezsan (lunch?)
      • Anonymous (lunch)
      • Anonymous (lunch)
      • ofdollarsanddata (lunch)
      Tentative:
      • timoneer (lunch?)
      If you're planning to participate (either committed or tentative), please let me know by posting here, or private message, or e-mail. Agenda will be shared by e-mail.

      Please let me know if you're planning (or not) to come to the social lunch too.

      PS for Chezsan and dkg2707: please check your private messages.

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