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Metro Atlanta Bogleheads Local Chapter

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It would be nice to meet bogleheads face to face, I live in Atlanta Suburbs , lets plan a small get together and share some of our stories...
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I would be interested as well.
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I would like to attend as well. I live North of the City - Woodstock.
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+1 :happy :idea:
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If we get five or more Bogleheads who are interested in forming an Atlanta Local Chapter, all we need is for one of you to agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator and you'll be in business. That person doesn't have to be an investing "guru", but rather simply communicates with the members about meeting dates, locations, times, agendas, etc.

If we have a volunteer, please contact me via PM.
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passivestream wrote:I would like to attend as well. I live North of the City - Woodstock.
Woodstock here also!
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I live in Alpharetta .. lets plan and meet in one of the local libraries ...
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I am in Newnan, but that seems somewhat distant from some of the people that have posted. If there are other central or south people, perhaps Buckhead would be a central location? If not, ignore me and party on.
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I live in West Cobb and would be interested in a local chapter as well.
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Anyone want to agree to be the Local Chapter coordinator? If so, PM me and we'll get the chapter going.
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OK, Atlanta Bogleheads, your existing Local Chapter has a new Coordinator. Steph has stepped up and agreed to take on the task. You can contact Steph about ATL Local Chapter matters at AtlantaBogleheads@gmail.com.

You can also use this Local Chapters sub-forum to communicate with other ATL Bogleheads.

The new contact information has been added to the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

Thanks for stepping up, Steph. Good luck on getting the group going again.
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I second something located a little more centrally, like Buckhead, as I am not north of the city.
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Hello all,

I've created a survey to get a feel for what everyone's preferences are for meetings. Please take a minute or two and complete it. Thanks.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7LXWG2P

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Im located on the southside of Atlanta.. something in Atlanta within the city would be great as a central location.
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How did the survey go?
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Missed this post earlier. I would love to be part of this. I filled out the survey now.
Alpharetta area but open to travel a bit for these meetings.
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Dulocracy wrote:How did the survey go?
I've been out of town. I will post the results tonight and start making plans for a meeting.

-Steph
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Here are the survey results for those who are interested. In a nutshell, we will meet quarterly ITP. I will post more details as the planning comes along.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-ZKW6CWFW/

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I too am interested
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What happened with this? I'm in Kennesaw
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Sorry guys, work has been crazy so I haven't had a chance to try to coordinate anything yet. It seems that most people would prefer to meet ITP. Is there anyone who lives ITP who is willing to reserve a meeting room for us at one of the local libraries? If so, please PM me. Thanks.

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I would attend an Atlanta chapter meeting.

Steph, sorry for my ignorance but what does ITP stand for?
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Inside The Perimeter.
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Did anything come of this?
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Hi All ... would like to join and understand it is agreed to meet ITP, which is fine with me. If you need someone to find a location in the Roswell/Alpharetta area I'd be happy to do that (sorry, don't know the ITP area well enough to scope out a location there). Also, any sections on this website that you recommend a new visitor start with would be appreciated.
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I'm still hoping someone will volunteer to reserve a library space ITP. Only residents can reserve a room. I live in Cobb Co and the only library with meeting space ITP is in Vinings but there isn't much parking. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

-Steph
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SRenaeP wrote:I'm still hoping someone will volunteer to reserve a library space ITP. Only residents can reserve a room. I live in Cobb Co and the only library with meeting space ITP is in Vinings but there isn't much parking. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

-Steph
Why not just meet at Piedmont Park or something?
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Hi,

I am very new to boggleheads and investing. I livebinnMidtown and would love to meet! My building has a great business center/media and conference room on the 23rd floor If you are interested in meeting here. We have free coffee. Let me know if that works. Either way I would like to meet anywhere
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I can also reserve a room in Peachtree library. I moved recently to Atlanta but I can do it. Let me know. Steph I can also help you coordinate meetings if you need help :D
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AndreaZachrisson wrote:I can also reserve a room in Peachtree library. I moved recently to Atlanta but I can do it. Let me know. Steph I can also help you coordinate meetings if you need help :D
Thanks! Check your private messages.

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AndreaZachrisson wrote:
We have free coffee.
that'll get every boglehead within a 100 mile radius. hope that conference room is a big one. :)

seriously, nice of you to make the offer.
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It would be my pleasure. We are talking with Steph about the different options. The Peachtree Library is taken already every Saturday and Sundays is closed. Weekdays are usually open from 10AM to 6PM. I can host the first meeting so we can meet each other and decide where our next meeting can be. We were discussing with Steph also having it around Piedmont Park, maybe at a coffee place. Does anyone know aprox how many boggleheads are in Atlanta? Again, I would be happy to host the first if we are not in the hundreds :happy

Let me know
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Checking in from Smyrna. I'd definitely be interested in attending a meetup.
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Hello fellow ATL Bogleheads. I am interested to attend as well.
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AndreaZachrisson wrote:It would be my pleasure. We are talking with Steph about the different options. The Peachtree Library is taken already every Saturday and Sundays is closed. Weekdays are usually open from 10AM to 6PM. I can host the first meeting so we can meet each other and decide where our next meeting can be. We were discussing with Steph also having it around Piedmont Park, maybe at a coffee place. Does anyone know aprox how many boggleheads are in Atlanta? Again, I would be happy to host the first if we are not in the hundreds :happy

Let me know
Perhaps we should just propose a time and place and see how many responses we get. If we get too many we could change the venue.
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What do you think of the Saturday the 24th of September. We can do it in Midtown. Again, depending on how many we are we can do it at the business center in my bulding. Should we do morning or afternoon?
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I happen to live in midtown. It would be a shame to miss this meeting.
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Sadly I will be on a 2 week trip to Peru at the time.

Let me know how the meeting goes though!
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Andrea has graciously created a survey to determine which weekend works for everyone. Right now, we're going to go with a Saturday at 10am. Please complete the survey so final arrangements can be made. Thanks.

https://surveyplanet.com/57c49b2de23cc6112ad8c1bd

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I am located in Flowery Branch, north of Atlanta. I'm interested as well!

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SRenaeP wrote:Andrea has graciously created a survey to determine which weekend works for everyone. Right now, we're going to go with a Saturday at 10am. Please complete the survey so final arrangements can be made. Thanks.

https://surveyplanet.com/57c49b2de23cc6112ad8c1bd

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Final arrangements sound so final. :-)

(It might not be very funny, but at least it will bump the thread for others to see.)
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For those on this thread who have not sent me an email, please do so at atlantabogleheads at {Google's email service} so that I can compile a list in order to notify people of upcoming meetings, etc. For now, I think we will try quarterly unless there's an overwhelming interest in meeting monthly.

-Steph
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Hi everyone,

So far we've had 12 participants on the survey. Saturday the 10th is wining with 45.5% competing with the 17th (36.4%). I will wait until tomorrow and will send you the results so please vote if you haven't done it already. Link is on the previous post.

Have a great day!
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Here are the final results: Our first meeting will be Saturday 10th of September at 10AM. Details to follow :)

https://surveyplanet.com/57c49b2de23cc6112ad8c1bd
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AndreaZachrisson wrote:Here are the final results: Our first meeting will be Saturday 10th of September at 10AM. Details to follow :)

https://surveyplanet.com/57c49b2de23cc6112ad8c1bd
Sorry this link just takes you to the survey not the results. The 10th won with 50% and we had 15 participants.
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Andrea,

I will attend the meeting if you will send me the information. I missed the survey as I haven't followed this thread to closely.

It might be worth pming those that have posted on here in the past as they might notice that.

Excited to meet everyone.
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The meeting location has been set. If you have not already done so, please send an email to atlantabogleheads at {Google's email service} so that you can be added to the mailing list. Andrea has graciously agreed to host the first meeting in her building but I won't post the address/information publicly for privacy/safety concerns. Thanks for your understanding and hope to see you all on Saturday.

-Steph
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Hi Just happened on the Forum today, I was wondering if there was an Atlanta chapter/meetup group and to my surprise there is! To my good luck there is a meeting happening in a matter of days.

I'm new to Bogleheads but familiar with most investing topics. I would love to attend the session. I've sent an email to the chapter gmail account. Looking forward to it and to learning more, while letting go of bad practices "market timing to be one."

Cheers!
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I cannot make this one (I put it on the calendar for the 24th and did not come back here until today), but I am definitely interested in the next one.
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mol3dad wrote:Hi Just happened on the Forum today, I was wondering if there was an Atlanta chapter/meetup group and to my surprise there is! To my good luck there is a meeting happening in a matter of days.

I'm new to Bogleheads but familiar with most investing topics. I would love to attend the session. I've sent an email to the chapter gmail account. Looking forward to it and to learning more, while letting go of bad practices "market timing to be one."

Cheers!

Great!! See you on Saturday!
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