Greenville Metro Bogleheads (GMBH) - 1st Meeting - June 21st

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Greenville Metro Bogleheads (GMBH) - 1st Meeting - June 21st

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Mark your calendars... The first meeting the Greenville Metro Bogleheads will be in 6 weeks on Saturday, June 21st in the Simpsonville Public Library. Already 10 people have contacted me about GMBH since the post announcing the new chapter. Whether you contacted me or not, all are welcome to join us. If you plan on attending I would appreciate it if you make a reply post here saying so. To get on the GMBH email list send a note to greenvillebogleheads@gmail.com

Place: Simpsonville Public Library.
Day: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12 Noon (90 minutes).
Agenda: Really Flexible (agenda additions are welcomed)

1. Introductions.
* Name.
* Level of investing experience.
* How far you traveled to get to the meeting.
* Your Investment Style (Indexing, individual stocks etc).
2. What would you like to gain from a chapter meeting.
3. Any investing lessons learned you want to share (biggest mistakes or luckiest moves).

Our first meeting will be sort of a 'meet & greet' style but I'd like you to come with some topics for future meetings that you would like to learn about. Before we leave we will pick the date and topic for our next meeting. We will get together every 10-12 weeks (4-5 times a year). The room we reserved is free and it is sound proofed so we can talk as much as we want.

I started up a chapter once before but I was 'going by brail' and did not know what to expect. We had a really good cross section of investors and I was quite surprised by just how much people wanted to share of their experiences. So if you are a new investor you are in luck and if you already have some investing experience one of the most important things to remember is that there is always more to learn. Investors of all levels are encouraged to come.

Here is the street address of the library.
Simpsonville Public Library
626 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-963-9031

Remember to let us know if you plan on coming!
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Thanks for getting the group together! See you in June ..
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I have been to Greenville twice in the last three months and really enjoyed the town. I am heading back there again soon. A really nice and relaxed area.
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Best of luck to all the Metro Greenville Bogleheads Local Chapter members.

Looking forward to hearing about your meeting.
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I look forward to meeting all the Greenville Bogleheads! I'm impressed there are this many locally.

And thanks Snow Boarder for putting this together.

I was thinking about your questions - lessons learned! I have many. Just some random thoughts:

The best mutual funds this year will not be the best funds next year, or for many years -- once I buy in to them.
Professional fund managers -- don't get me started!
Glad I found the Bogleheads philosophy.

See you all on the 21st.

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Here is your 2 week reminder for the 1st Greenville Metro Bogleheads meeting. Remember everyone is welcome but please make a post here saying you're coming. If you would like to be on the email notification list please send an email to greenvillebogleheads@gmail.com.

Place: Simpsonville Public Library.
Day: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M. - 12 Noon (90 minutes).
Agenda: Really Flexible (agenda additions are welcomed)

Remember, the last thing that we do at all our meeting is to pick the topic and the date of our next meeting so please bring topic suggestions.

See you there,
Snow Boarder
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I'm looking forward to this meeting. One topic I hope we discuss and share, either at this first meeting or the next meeting:

"Where do you go for investing advice?" -- is it just the Bogleheads blog, or other websites, books, articles, etc.

See you then.
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Thank you for your initiative Snow Boarder on coordinating the establishment of this chapter.
I will plan on attending this first meeting on 21 June.
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The 1st GMBH chapter meeting is just 1 week away and everyone is welcome.

We are meeting on Saturday June 21 between 10:30 A.M. - 12 Noon (90 minutes) in the Simpsonville Public Library.

For this meeting you can expect:
- Introductions
- Explain planned meeting format
- Exchange level of experience
- Express what you want to get out this chapter
- Bring your Topic suggestions for the 2nd meeting
- Next meeting date.

Here is a map to the library for those of you not familiar with the area.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Simps ... 85b1e23ac4

See you there,
Snow Boarder
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Colum,

I live near Brevard, NC, about 40 miles NW of Greenville, and look forward to participating in the new BH Forum. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the first meeting due to a conflict. Since I will not be there for introductions:

I have been a highly-interested investor for about 40 years, around the time I first read Malkiel's "Random Walk", and have had most of my investments with Vanguard for about 20 years. I read the BH Forum several times a week, and consider it the best resource I know for investment info.

My career began in legal, then transitioned to finance and then CEO of a chemical manufacturing company. I'm presently, and very pleasantly, retired with my wife in the mountains of Western NC.

I greatly look forward to meeting you and the others at our 2nd meeting. Thank you very much for initiating the forum.

Kind regards,
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Hi Bogleheads,

Just a 3-day reminder that the 1st Greenville Metro Bogleheads meeting is this Saturday at the Simpsonville Public Library at 10:30 am.

We have a conference room reserved. As you walk in it is on the right side just past the book check-out counter.

See you there,
Snow Boarder
Greenville (SC) Chapter Coordinator | greenvillebogleheads@gmail.com
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