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Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:00 am

Is there a local Chapter in the Tampa bay area?

I searched through the forum and I see one listed for South Florida but nothing specific to Tampa.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by elgob.bogle » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm in Tampa & would go to local meetings. The SW FL chapter is kinda inactive. I went to one meeting at The Villages in Lake County a few years ago, and it was fun.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by tampaite » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:30 am

elgob.bogle wrote:I'm in Tampa & would go to local meetings. The SW FL chapter is kinda inactive. I went to one meeting at The Villages in Lake County a few years ago, and it was fun.

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At the SW FL chapter - what topics were covered during the meetings?

I don't know if we have enough interest since I don't see many posters from Tampa area.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:18 am

tampaite wrote:Is there a local Chapter in the Tampa bay area?

I searched through the forum and I see one listed for South Florida but nothing specific to Tampa.
If you get five or more Bogleheads who are interested in forming a Tampa Local Chapter and one of you agrees to be the coordinator, just let me know and I'll make it official by adding your group and contact information to the Local Chapters Map.

FYI, the Local Chapter coordinator doesn't have to be an investing guru. Rather, he/she just has to communicate with the members about meeting dates, places, times and agendas via email and/or right here on the forum.

I know there are lots of Bogleheads in the Tampa area, so there's no reason why we don't have a Local Chapter there.

Good luck!
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by elgob.bogle » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:02 pm

Tampaite - at the time, a policeman from Clearwater named Adrian Nenu was heavily involved with the SW FL Chapter. The meeting was conducted pretty much like he described in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=64383 I remember it was a long round trip, and I didn't know anyone - but had fun listening anyway. A local Tampa chapter with regular meetings would be helpful, and certainly more social.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by bjc3 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:14 pm

Did anything ever come of this? Just moved to Tampa and would be interested in meeting with the group.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by dwsinger3025 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:01 pm

I'd join also!

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by boomerbaby » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:39 pm

I would also like to attend near Tampa. I think that makes 5 ...
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Gill » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:35 pm

Why not expand it to include Sarasota and Venice?
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by MrNewEngland » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:27 pm

I love Tampa.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by petram » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:11 pm

After lurking for many months, I just registered to say that I live in Tampa and would love to be able to meet locally with you fellow Bogleheads.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Fat-Tailed Contagion » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:53 pm

In Bradenton, am interested in meetings in Tampa Bay area.

Is the Tampa meeting the only location in the area?

Thank you.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Parhead2 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:08 pm

Im also new to Tampa -- id be interested in a local group. Thx

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:30 pm

OK, Bogleheads. Lots of interest in forming a Tampa-area Local Chapter. All we need now is for one of you to step forward and agree to be the Local Chapter coordinator. Just PM me with your first name and an email address that you'd like to use for this purpose and I'll add your group to the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

Once established, members can communicate with each other right her about meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, etc.

Let's get a Tampa Chapter up and running!
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:13 am

My wife (a Boglehead neophyte) and I are in the Tampa Bay area and would likewise be interested in a local chapter. Unfortunately, I'm working long hours and many weekends, so attendance might be sporadic for the next few months.
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by trueblueky » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:02 pm

Not in Tampa, but close enough I could attend sometimes.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by petram » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:28 pm

bumping

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:02 pm

Still looking for a volunteer to be the Local Chapter coordinator. Once we have that resolved, you'll be up and running as the Tampa Bogleheads Local Chapter.

C'mon, don't be bashful.
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by SeanFL » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:10 am

I'd consider being the coordinator. Before agreeing, could you give me an idea of how much time that would involve? My guess is that it involves setting up meeting times & places and seeing who can bring what if we want refreshments. Is that fairly accurate?

Also, do some chapters meet in houses to make it easier to coordinate a space?

Thanks for feedback and hope we can all get together. Sean
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Workinghard » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:32 pm

Tampa is doable for me.

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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:38 pm

SeanFL wrote:I'd consider being the coordinator. Before agreeing, could you give me an idea of how much time that would involve? My guess is that it involves setting up meeting times & places and seeing who can bring what if we want refreshments. Is that fairly accurate?

Also, do some chapters meet in houses to make it easier to coordinate a space?

Thanks for feedback and hope we can all get together. Sean
Yes, Sean, the coordinator communicates with the members about meeting dates, times, places, agendas, etc. You can use this subforum for the communicating. Where and when you meet are entirely up to you and the members.

If you're willing to be the coordinator, PM me with an email that you'll use for this purpose (suggest something like TampaBogleheads at google dot com) since the address will be added to the public Local Chapter Map. Because it's public, you don't want to use your private email address.
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Re: Tampa, FL Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:26 pm

OK, Tampa-area Bogleheads, Sean has agreed to be the new Tampa Bogleheads Local Chapter coordinator. Thanks for stepping up, Sean.

Good luck to all the Tampa-area Bogleheads with your new local chapter. You'll soon be added to this map as Local Chapter #66.

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by SeanFL » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:49 am

Hi fellow Tampa investors!

Excited to begin forming a group. If you're interested in being part of the group, would you take 2 minutes and fill out this google form: http://goo.gl/forms/eRMOn3qZcS

That'll help me see where people are located, when the most people can meet, how many of us there are, and what you're hoping to share and learn from the group. It's six questions, and the first two are your name and where you are coming from. Pretty easy.

Once there are a few responses, I'll be back to suggest a few times and dates we could meet.

Thanks and I look forward to our first get together in the future.

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by GordonNAR » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:58 am

I am in Tampa and interested in joining

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by SailingAway » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:18 pm

Lived in the Tampa area for years, until 2009 when we went sailing for a while. The last couple years we are around from Nov-Mar, otherwise we're in French Polynesia, but we'd be interested in attending when we are in FL.

Maybe I should start a French Polynesia chapter???

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by ShenziNation » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:19 pm

I'm in Tampa and am interested in meeting local Bogleheads and for exchanging ideas aka knowledge transfer. :beer

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by SeanFL » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:02 am

Here's the email just sent out to those that signed up at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/eRMOn3qZcS If you're reading this and want to sign up to be part of the group, click that link above and also send an email.


Thanks for connecting and showing interest in a Tampa Bogleheads Group. We have 10 people showing interest in meeting as a group. This is a great beginning.

Moving forward, the group would meet for a couple hours, 6-10 times a year to discus personal investing utilizing the philosophy John Bogle (founder of Vanguard) began years ago. If you're new to the "Bogleheads" philosophy, you may enjoy getting a quick introduction here https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Video:B ... philosophy, including the videos. There's also this book http://goo.gl/O6u9lH (Common Sense Investing), which has been very helpful to understand why simplicity utilizing low-cost index mutual funds will most likely lead to your highest returns over the long-term.

Most of the signups have been on the Pinellas County side of the Tampa area, with a few people closer to Tampa and a few others farther (Winter Haven, The Villages, etc.) I'm going to work on finding a space for us to meet in the Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs area.

Do we want to try to get together before the end of the year or would a mid-January start work better for you? It would be best to share our communication on the Bogleheads forum, here.

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:17 am

SailingAway wrote:Lived in the Tampa area for years, until 2009 when we went sailing for a while. The last couple years we are around from Nov-Mar, otherwise we're in French Polynesia, but we'd be interested in attending when we are in FL.

Maybe I should start a French Polynesia chapter???
Perhaps you might start a new thread here on this forum asking if there's enough interest in starting a French Polynesia chapter. We do have foreign local chapters in Paris, Dubai and Taiwan so French Polynesia would be a nice addition.
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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by FlamingoTime » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:24 am

Depending on dates, I may not be able to meet as I'm traveling for Thanksgiving and then a cruise mid-January. If I cannot make the first, I will definitely make every effort to make the next one!

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Taylor Larimore » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:45 am

SailingAway wrote:Lived in the Tampa area for years, until 2009 when we went sailing for a while. The last couple years we are around from Nov-Mar, otherwise we're in French Polynesia, but we'd be interested in attending when we are in FL.

Maybe I should start a French Polynesia chapter???
S.W. Florida Bogleheads:

I might mention that "SailingAway" visited our local "Sailor's Lunch." He give one of the most interesting accounts about sailing their family sailboat in their cruise around-the-world that we have heard.

Best wishes.
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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by ShenziNation » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:21 pm

Suggestion that the thread tile be changed to "Tampa Bay, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter (NEW)" or something similar.

New Tampa is a suburb of Tampa; some readers residing in Tampa Bay may think this chapter maybe limited to New Tampa residents.

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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:34 pm

bad78andy wrote:Suggestion that the thread tile be changed to "Tampa Bay, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter (NEW)" or something similar.

New Tampa is a suburb of Tampa; some readers residing in Tampa Bay may think this chapter maybe limited to New Tampa residents.

/USD 0.02
Thanks for the heads up. Thread title changed.
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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Fat-Tailed Contagion » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:18 pm

bad78andy wrote:Suggestion that the thread tile be changed to "Tampa Bay, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter (NEW)" or something similar.

New Tampa is a suburb of Tampa; some readers residing in Tampa Bay may think this chapter maybe limited to New Tampa residents.

/USD 0.02
+ I'd suggest Tampa BAY so that it includes St. Pete, Bradenton, and Sarasota folks.
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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:23 pm

Fat-Tailed Contagion wrote:
bad78andy wrote:Suggestion that the thread tile be changed to "Tampa Bay, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter (NEW)" or something similar.

New Tampa is a suburb of Tampa; some readers residing in Tampa Bay may think this chapter maybe limited to New Tampa residents.

/USD 0.02
+ I'd suggest Tampa BAY so that it includes St. Pete, Bradenton, and Sarasota folks.
Agree and changed the thread title to read "Tampa Bay".

For the record, it doesn't matter where a Boglehead lives, you're always welcome to attend ANY announced local chapter meeting.
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Re: New Tampa, FL Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:24 pm

It's been a while since I checked this thread.

Did we have our first meeting yet?

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by ShenziNation » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:35 pm

We haven't had a meeting. I'm up for one on the last weekend of Jan. Or early Feb.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Workinghard » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:50 am

bad78andy wrote:We haven't had a meeting. I'm up for one on the last weekend of Jan. Or early Feb.
Works for me!

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:12 am

Workinghard wrote:
bad78andy wrote:We haven't had a meeting. I'm up for one on the last weekend of Jan. Or early Feb.
Works for me!
Let's pick a date and a place!

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by petram » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:01 pm

would like to suggest early feb as gasparilla is being held at the end of jan.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:16 am

petram wrote:would like to suggest early feb as gasparilla is being held at the end of jan.
Does Feb 13(Sat) or Feb 14(Sun) work for you ?

How do we get a count of how many are interested in attending the event? Also, any suggestions for a good place?

I believe we can meet at our local New Tampa Regional Library, they have conference rooms available.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by petram » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:26 am

tampaite wrote:
petram wrote:would like to suggest early feb as gasparilla is being held at the end of jan.
Does Feb 13(Sat) or Feb 14(Sun) work for you ?

How do we get a count of how many are interested in attending the event? Also, any suggestions for a good place?

I believe we can meet at our local New Tampa Regional Library, they have conference rooms available.
that location would work for me. we do have others that may be further away. we should probably e-mail the group e-mail Sean set up to show our interest at tampabogleheads@gmail.com

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Workinghard » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:23 am

Definitely interested here. As long as the location isn't an issue for a GPS, I'm good to go. :)

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:53 am

petram wrote:
that location would work for me. we do have others that may be further away. we should probably e-mail the group e-mail Sean set up to show our interest at tampabogleheads@gmail.com
Who is managing that gmail ID? I have signed up and sent an email but no response and I see Sean hasn't logged in since Nov 2015

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:10 pm

How to poll members to see which date(s) is suitable - Feb 13th ro Feb 14th ?

I see the poll option is disabled.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by ShenziNation » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:38 pm

tampaite wrote:How to poll members to see which date(s) is suitable - Feb 13th ro Feb 14th ?

I see the poll option is disabled.
Polls were disabled by the moderators.
viewtopic.php?t=164952

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:58 pm

bad78andy wrote:
tampaite wrote:How to poll members to see which date(s) is suitable - Feb 13th ro Feb 14th ?

I see the poll option is disabled.
Polls were disabled by the moderators.
viewtopic.php?t=164952
Too bad. I like polls, they give instant feedback.

I've tried to reach out to Sean again over PM but haven't heard back.

I went ahead and create a Google Group. See link below

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tampabogleheads

Please send me your email via PM to be added to that group. Am exicited to meet fellow bogleheads in our area soon.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by ShenziNation » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:08 pm

tampaite wrote: Please send me your email via PM to be added to that group.
I tried but got the error Some users couldn’t be added as they have disabled private message receipt.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:14 pm

It should be working. I sent you a PM.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by SailingAway » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:15 pm

I'm not here after February until December again, but if it happens soon I'd be interested in attending if possible. New Tampa would be good for me as well. Can't on 2/19, but other than that I think pretty clear.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:47 am

SailingAway wrote:I'm not here after February until December again, but if it happens soon I'd be interested in attending if possible. New Tampa would be good for me as well. Can't on 2/19, but other than that I think pretty clear.
Please send me your email via PM or send an email to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tampabogleheads so I can add you to the group.

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