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Seems that we have no master thread for Boston and surroundings. So let's open one.
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There was a successful meeting a little while ago in Burlington (MA), which I missed, stupid me. I would be very interested to participate to a new one, and would be willing to spend time organizing (or helping to organize) it. And hey winter time, new year's resolutions, plenty of time to think about financials! :happy

Any taker for January or February? Personally, mid-February would be ideal, due to a possible (long) biz trip in January.

I believe folks settled on meeting on a Saturday last time, so this would make Feb 14th, 21st or 28th. Any preference?
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Sounds great! I could do either 2/14 or 2/28 (traveling on 2/21). Could also do Jan if there is more interest then but not 1/17 or 1/24. Thank you for taking the initiative!
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I'll be around most of Feb as well, I think, and Saturdays generally will be good for me.
One reason the Burlington gathering happened a while ago was the visit of a Boglehead from afar to the area on that particular weekend. So discussion of alternate dates was soon dropped and we moved to the next step of picking a place.

If we can get a nucleus of 3-4 people for one date, it might be possible to have another gathering...
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I'd definitely attend; the Burlington get-together was fun.
I think it would be worthwhile to re-introduce ourselves, to refresh our memories.
I'll bring name badges again.

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etarini wrote:I'll bring name badges again.
Thanks, Eric, good idea.
BH10 wrote:Sounds great! I could do either 2/14 or 2/28 (traveling on 2/21). Could also do Jan if there is more interest then but not 1/17 or 1/24. Thank you for taking the initiative!
Welcome. So let's narrow it down to 2/14 or 2/28, then.

Any more taker?
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I'm interested in coming. I'd prefer the 28th.
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I am new in this forum but would be interested in meeting and learning from you guys. Saturdays in February should work for me.
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We'd be interested as well.
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siamond wrote:There was a successful meeting a little while ago in Burlington (MA), which I missed, stupid me. I would be very interested to participate to a new one, and would be willing to spend time organizing (or helping to organize) it. And hey winter time, new year's resolutions, plenty of time to think about financials! :happy

Any taker for January or February? Personally, mid-February would be ideal, due to a possible (long) biz trip in January.

I believe folks settled on meeting on a Saturday last time, so this would make Feb 14th, 21st or 28th. Any preference?
all those february dates work for me. cannot do january.
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Sounds that we're converging on Sat Feb 28th, then. With a core nucleus of interested parties. Any more takers?
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No offense to my fellow Bogleheads, but I would much rather spend Feb 14 with my wife.
Any of the other Feb dates are fine with me.

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Timoneer wrote:No offense to my fellow Bogleheads, but I would much rather spend Feb 14 with my wife.
Any of the other Feb dates are fine with me.

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^ Agreed. The Burlington meetup occurred shortly after we moved into the city, sans car, so we couldn't attend. Looks like 28 Feb will be fine for us.
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Sounds like the 28th it is then!
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The Wizard wrote:Sounds like the 28th it is then!
Going once...going twice...
DONE.

Feb 28th it is then, at lunchtime (say noon).

Mark your calendars...
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Look forward to Feb 28th meet...
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Unfortunately, I now have a conflict on the 28th (will be out of the state) and won't be able to attend, though I really enjoyed the previous get-together in Burlington this summer.

So I guess that means someone else will have to do name badges, and compile the list of attendees (so those of us who don't come will know what we missed).

Any takers?

Hope to see you all at the next one!

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etarini wrote:So I guess that means someone else will have to do name badges, and compile the list of attendees (so those of us who don't come will know what we missed).

Any takers?
Yes, no problem, I'll do it. Feel free to send me a PM with advice.
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Ok, we're settled on Feb 28th, 2015 (12pm). Let's discuss the location now.

As an attempt to make things simple... Any objection to do it at the same place as the previous meeting, i.e. Burtons Grill in Burlington, MA? I believe it worked well.

http://www.burtonsgrill.com
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That sounds good to me.
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siamond wrote:Ok, we're settled on Feb 28th, 2015 (12pm). Let's discuss the location now.

As an attempt to make things simple... Any objection to do it at the same place as the previous meeting, i.e. Burtons Grill in Burlington, MA? I believe it worked well.

http://www.burtonsgrill.com
I thought it has changed name. There is also a new place next to LL BEAN in that shopping plaza.
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chabil wrote:
siamond wrote:Ok, we're settled on Feb 28th, 2015 (12pm). Let's discuss the location now.

As an attempt to make things simple... Any objection to do it at the same place as the previous meeting, i.e. Burtons Grill in Burlington, MA? I believe it worked well.

http://www.burtonsgrill.com
I thought it has changed name. There is also a new place next to LL BEAN in that shopping plaza.
Doesn't seem like it from the Web site. I'll go take a look.
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siamond wrote:
chabil wrote:
siamond wrote:Ok, we're settled on Feb 28th, 2015 (12pm). Let's discuss the location now.

As an attempt to make things simple... Any objection to do it at the same place as the previous meeting, i.e. Burtons Grill in Burlington, MA? I believe it worked well.

http://www.burtonsgrill.com
I thought it has changed name. There is also a new place next to LL BEAN in that shopping plaza.
Doesn't seem like it from the Web site. I'll go take a look.
Yup, no problem, it is still there. Here is a better URL: http://site.burtonsgrill.com/stores/burlington-ma/
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So... nobody expressed unhappiness with this choice, and I stopped by Burtons Grill around noon time. It is a tad unsettling from the outside, it looks kind of closed, but it's just the glass walls which are very opaque. This does look like a suitable place (and worked well in the past). So I made a reservation for February 28th, at noon, for 10 to 20 people (we'll have to be more specific later on, of course), for the separate area of the restaurant dedicated to biz meetings and large parties.

Please mark your calendars!
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I'd be interested. Although, as someone who grew up in Neponset, I don't think Burlington can be considered "Boston".
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I may be able to make this. I will put it on my calendar :D
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Count me in.
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Let's start developing a running list of potential attendees. Let's start from the post where I described the date (Feb 28th) & restaurant being selected:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2345192

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Please change the name of this Chapter to NORTH of Boston Chapter.

Of course you could always do what was proposed, and i thought agreed upon previously, and alternate meeting locations.

Alternately, those of us located SOUTH of Boston can form our own chapter should we choose to do so.

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Er... Moshe, it would seem a bit silly to have a north vs south divide. I guess that your real issue is the location being chosen? I requested feedback about it since Jan 8th and was trying to keep things simple:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2326029

If I am the one organizing next time, I'll be happy to try to find a location more friendly to the south of Boston with your help, but for this round, nobody had an issue (until today), and the reservation is made, sorry. Burtons Grill is located near exit 32B on the I-95, this should not be such a bad drive from the South of Boston on a Saturday? I still hope to see you at this meeting...
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Hi siamond,

I agree with your sentiment about it being a "bit silly" please refer to the previous discussion about the meeting location and the next one being south of the city. If i had known this current discussion was taking place i would have been happy to provide alternative feedback.

I refer you here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=139871&start=50#p2095424

Enjoy the meeting,
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moshe wrote:Hi siamond,

I agree with your sentiment about it being a "bit silly" please refer to the previous discussion about the meeting location and the next one being south of the city. If i had known this current discussion was taking place i would have been happy to provide alternative feedback.

I refer you here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=139871&start=50#p2095424

Enjoy the meeting,
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Sorry, I did miss this element of the past discussion. I better understand your frustration now. Will try to do better next time.
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Back to the running list... Starting from the post where I described the date (Feb 28th) & restaurant being selected:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2345192

Current running list:
  • siamond
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    zelda
    marielake
    bh10 (PM)
Please add your name if you're thinking to come.
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Count me in.
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Back to the running list... Starting from the post where I described the date (Feb 28th) & restaurant being selected:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2345192

Current running list:
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
    marielake
    bh10
    crg11
Please add your name if you're thinking to come.
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siamond wrote:Back to the running list... Starting from the post where I described the date (Feb 28th) & restaurant being selected:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2345192

Current running list:
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
    marielake
    bh10
    crg11
Please add your name if you're thinking to come.
chabil.
thank you.
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Wellfleet. Thank you!
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Back to the running list... Starting from the post where I described the date (Feb 28th) & restaurant being selected:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2345192

Current running list:
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
    marielake
    bh10
    crg11
    chabil
    wellfleet
Please add your name if you're thinking to come.
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I expect to be there, if it ever stops snowing.

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siamond wrote:Back to the running list... Starting from the post where I described the date (Feb 28th) & restaurant being selected:
http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/posting ... #pr2345192

Current running list:
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
    marielake
    bh10
    crg11
    chabil
    wellfleet
Please add your name if you're thinking to come.
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Boston's chapter next meeting will be on Feb 28th, starting at noon, at the Burtons Grill in Burlington: http://site.burtonsgrill.com/stores/burlington-ma/

Current running list:
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    zelda
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    bh10
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    chabil
    wellfleet
    timoneer
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Ok, last call and one more reminder...

February 28th is getting pretty close, if you're planning to come, please speak up ASAP, as I need to provide the size of the party to the restaurant in a few days...

Also, if you have in mind one theme or two to be discussed, it would be good to post about it here, so that we can all think a bit more about it beforehand. Although overall, this should be rather free-wheeling, I'd guess that the main point is to discover each other in person and establish contacts.
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We've just cancelled our plans to be out of town on Feb 28, so I'll be able to join the other Boston Bogleheads at Burton's on that Saturday.

That is, weather permitting - our concerns about the weather was the reason we cancelled our trip.

See you soon,

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I'll be there as well, snow or no snow...
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Also, we need to have someone collect email addresses of all interested attendees.
We talked about it last time but it fell through the cracks.
We'll get the dozen or more from the attendees and then PM other thread repliers who could not attend.
This is how other successful chapters tend to do it.

This addresses the problem of people missing the announcement of the next likely meeting since they have more to do than to check the forum every few hours every day.

Subsequently, post the next proposed meeting initiative on the master thread.
Then send email to all active members from the past, with link to forum announcement...
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Good ideas, Wizard. I'm taking notes... Will bring labels, sharpies, and a registration sheet to collect names & e-mail addresses.
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Boston's chapter next meeting will be on Feb 28th, starting at noon, at the Burtons Grill in Burlington: http://site.burtonsgrill.com/stores/burlington-ma/

Current running list:
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
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    crg11
    chabil
    wellfleet
    timoneer
    etarini
    The Wizard
Please add your name if you're thinking to come.
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How do I add my name to the thread?
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siamond wrote:Boston's chapter next meeting will be on Feb 28th, starting at noon, at the Burtons Grill in Burlington: http://site.burtonsgrill.com/stores/burlington-ma/

Current running list:
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
    marielake
    bh10
    crg11
    chabil
    wellfleet
    timoneer
    etarini
    The Wizard
Dlord88
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Boston's chapter next meeting will be on Feb 28th, starting at noon, at the Burtons Grill in Burlington: http://site.burtonsgrill.com/stores/burlington-ma/

Current running list (12 attendees):
  • siamond
    mikef40320
    zelda
    marielake
    bh10
    crg11
    chabil
    wellfleet
    timoneer
    etarini
    The Wizard
    dlord88
Please add your name if you're thinking to come. LAST CALL! :beer
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I doubt I'll be able to make it (live in Boston w/o a car, and didn't realize it was happening until now), but hope you all have a great time! :beer

I want to put my email in as suggested by "The Wizard" if possible, so that I can get a summary of the meeting (if someone is nice enough to provide that to the non-attendees), and will know when the next one is on the horizon so I can make a better effort to attend in person. Should I PM someone for that?
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