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San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by bdrolan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:27 pm

I see info on an Austin/Central TX Chapter, but anyone know of a San Antonio Chapter?

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:47 pm

bdrolan wrote:I see info on an Austin/Central TX Chapter, but anyone know of a San Antonio Chapter?
If we get four more folks from the San Antonio area who are interested in getting a Local Bogleheads Chapter started and one of you agrees to be the Local Chapter Coordinator, I'll make it official and add your group to the Local Chapters Map so others can find and contact you.

Let me know via PM.
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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by sharpjm » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:54 pm

I would be interested.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by 15202guy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:57 pm

I would be interested!

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by jjbiv » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:22 pm

I'm interested.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by NoGambleNoFuture » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:25 pm

In Wimberley and essentially halfway between the steck library in Austin and SA :oops:

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by Crazy_Aussie » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:30 pm

Count me in.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by 210Boglehead » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:40 am

I am interested as well.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by bdrolan » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:42 am

I've got to say.....pretty awesome.

I'd take the reigns on the Coordinator spot, but I'm swamped with 1yr old, job, military reserves, etc. I'll help how I can though.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by Coogs » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:53 pm

I would be interested, too.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by kipicanoe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:19 am

I am also interested in a San Antonio chapter.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:59 pm

OK, there's more than enough interest in getting a San Antonio Chapter started. All we need now is for someone to step up and agree to be the Coordinator. That person doesn't have to be an investing guru; they just communicate with the members about meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, etc. And members can use this Local Chapters sub-forum to communicate with each other.

If someone wants to volunteer, PM me and we'll get the ball rolling.
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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by Herekittykitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:10 am

I would attend when in town.
I don't know anything.

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Re: [Interested in starting a] San Antonio Chapter?

Post by Nobodyspecial » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:50 pm

I'm interested in joining as well.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:16 pm

OK, San Antonio Bogleheads; you now have a Local Chapter.

Royce has stepped up and agreed to the the Local Chapter Coordinator. You can use this sub-forum to communicate with each other about meeting dates, times, locations, agendas, etc.

The email address for the Local Chapter is SanAntonioBogleheads@gmail.com.

I'll add your group to the Local Chapters Map and you'll be in business.

Good luck!

Best regards,

Mel

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by sam_m » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:16 pm

I am also interested to join...

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:21 pm

Hi San Antonio Bogleheads,

I am thinking to setup the first meeting in mid September. It would be helpful to know the following:

1) Time preference: Week day (lunch/noon); week night (6:30pm), or Saturday morning (10am)?
2) Do you have a recommended location? I personally do not prefer a restaurant for such meetings, but I'll be open. I'm seeing if hosting the meeting in my office building (281 & 1604). Would that work for the group? (I realize it is not necessarily centrally located).

You may respond to the forum or to the chapter email address: sanantoniobogleheads@gmail.com

-Royce

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 1210sda » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:50 pm

Email link doesn't work for me......
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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:13 pm

Just tested both the link in my post as well as Mel's post; both worked for me. The email address works for sure, so options are to type the address, or cut-n-paste it in your email.

(When I clicked the link, the browser asked what app I wish to use. After I selected one, it opened the app with that email in the TO: space.)

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by bzargarcia » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:12 pm

Count me in. I'd prefer Saturday or week night. 281 and 1604 would be good for me. I'm near Helotes.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by sss2009 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:45 pm

Agree with most. Evenings and 281/1604 works for me.

I would be interested too.

Thanks for organizing.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by burnsh » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:25 pm

I'm interested. Either evenings or Saturday morning. Proposed location is perfect for me. :D
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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:17 pm

OK, San Antonio (and area) Bogleheads, I have a conference room reserved for September 14th at 6:30. The address is 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259. Come in the front of the building and we'll be just to the right on the first floor.

See you then!

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:47 pm

Just to clarify, that is 6:30pm (on a Thursday evening.)

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by burnsh » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:15 am

Meeting still on for tonight?
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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:29 am

Mark your calendar for the next meeting on November 16th at 7pm. We'll focus on portfolio allocation and re-balancing as it'll be the last meeting before the new year. You might also bring any "holiday spending hacks/tips" to share.

At last night's meeting we had a great discussion that helped us get to know each other, what led us to this meeting and bogleheads in general, what we hope to get out of these meetings, etc. We confirmed that there will not be an end to the topics to discuss and it won't get boring! I hope you'll be able to join us in November.

-Royce

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by bzargarcia » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:19 pm

I had a blast. See everyone Nov 16.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by Crazy_Aussie » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:35 pm

Yes, it was great to meet other people passionate about personal finances.
Looking forward to sharing ideas and tips, including those that are only applicable at the local level!

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by bdrolan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Mentioned to 9to5er that I had some last minute work travel that came up. Sorry I missed it.

I will hopefully be at the Nov meeting, as long as nothing else pops up.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:00 pm

Reminder: In just two weeks we will have the next San Antonio Bogleheads meeting. See you on November 16th at 7pm. The address is 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259. You are welcome to come early to visit with other Bogleheads prior to the meeting. Map of the location here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//29.617 ... 193,15.37z
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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by Chiron » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:07 pm

I just discovered this local SA group and will to try to make the meet-up next Thursday. Always glad to meet others interested in personal finance.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by flyingaway » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:20 pm

I am curious what you guys do when you meet.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:11 pm

flyingaway wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:20 pm
I am curious what you guys do when you meet.
It's a discussion group of individuals with a common interest in wealth management strategies. Although this will only be our second meeting, we were not at all at a loss for topics in our first meeting. We selected a topic of focus for this upcoming meeting (as stated above), but I cannot guarantee we will hold strictly to the topic. This is being held in a meeting room (with option for expanding depending on the numbers). We chose not to hold it at a restaurant as we feel this is better/more flexible for group discussion, but anyone is welcome to bring snacks to share with the group :)

Hope you can join us!

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by flyingaway » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:22 pm

9to5er wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:11 pm
flyingaway wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:20 pm
I am curious what you guys do when you meet.
It's a discussion group of individuals with a common interest in wealth management strategies. Although this will only be our second meeting, we were not at all at a loss for topics in our first meeting. We selected a topic of focus for this upcoming meeting (as stated above), but I cannot guarantee we will hold strictly to the topic. This is being held in a meeting room (with option for expanding depending on the numbers). We chose not to hold it at a restaurant as we feel this is better/more flexible for group discussion, but anyone is welcome to bring snacks to share with the group :)

Hope you can join us!
Thanks! I am an introvert and do not usually join group meeting. I was just curious about what bogleheads want to talk about that they cannot talk about here online.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:15 pm

In just two weeks we will have the next San Antonio Bogleheads meeting. See you on January 25th at 6:30pm. The location is a bit tricky to find, so aside from this address, be sure to look at the map (see link). The address is 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259. Map of the location here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//29.617 ... 193,15.37z

If you have any questions, email: sanantoniobogleheads@gmail.com

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Next San Antonio Chapter Meeting

Post by 9to5er » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:10 pm

We had an enjoyable meeting last night where the group continued to build camaraderie. As we have had requests to have a Saturday meeting, our next meeting will be held at the same location (see previous post) on Saturday, March 24th at 10am. Come join us in March! Among other topics, we will discuss Investment Policy Statements https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Investm ... _statement. Do you have one?

If you need a reminder email closer to the meeting date, send an email to SanAntonioBogleheads@gmail.com and request a meeting reminder!

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Re: Next San Antonio Chapter Meeting

Post by 9to5er » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:37 pm

9to5er wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:10 pm
We had an enjoyable meeting last night where the group continued to build camaraderie. As we have had requests to have a Saturday meeting, our next meeting will be held at the same location (see previous post) on Saturday, March 24th at 10am. Come join us in March! Among other topics, we will discuss Investment Policy Statements https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Investm ... _statement. Do you have one?

If you need a reminder email closer to the meeting date, send an email to SanAntonioBogleheads@gmail.com and request a meeting reminder!
Reminder - It's THIS SATURDAY! (3/24/2018)!

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by Cody » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:13 pm

Congrats on this project from someone who belongs to the Minnesota Chapter. (MNBH)

One of the really cool things that has happened here is that we have two additional "coffee" groups that meet as well. They are adjuncts to the big group. The main group meets 4 times a year and the coffe groups (much smaller) meet on the in-between times.

The group I head up has about 10-15 people who show up at a local Caribou coffee shop. We have less of an agenda in general than the main group (general about 60-70 attend that).

The nice thing about the small coffee groups is that they has more flexiblity to address specific questions and concerns of the people who attend.

It is my opinion that the coffee groups are among the many reasons Minnesota Bogleheads continue to grow. It sort of surprises me in some ways that the coffee groups have evolved to be so vibrant and vital to MNBH. But it really works well here.

Good Luck,
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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:31 pm

Cody wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Congrats on this project from someone who belongs to the Minnesota Chapter. (MNBH)

One of the really cool things that has happened here is that we have two additional "coffee" groups that meet as well. They are adjuncts to the big group. The main group meets 4 times a year and the coffe groups (much smaller) meet on the in-between times.

The group I head up has about 10-15 people who show up at a local Caribou coffee shop. We have less of an agenda in general than the main group (general about 60-70 attend that).

The nice thing about the small coffee groups is that they has more flexiblity to address specific questions and concerns of the people who attend.

It is my opinion that the coffee groups are among the many reasons Minnesota Bogleheads continue to grow. It sort of surprises me in some ways that the coffee groups have evolved to be so vibrant and vital to MNBH. But it really works well here.

Good Luck,
Cody

First let me say congrats to you and the Minnesota Chapter. Our San Antonio group has a lot of growing to do as our meetings are currently no bigger than your smaller "coffee" groups. Hopefully, we will get there, so I appreciate the input as we hope to keep growing. We may work out similar with the Saturday morning meetings being the big meeting and the Thursday evenings as the smaller group meetings, but that has yet to be determined. Thanks again for the feedback.

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by Miriam2 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:59 pm

Cody wrote: Congrats on this project from someone who belongs to the Minnesota Chapter. (MNBH)

One of the really cool things that has happened here is that we have two additional "coffee" groups that meet as well. They are adjuncts to the big group. The main group meets 4 times a year and the coffee groups (much smaller) meet on the in-between times.

The group I head up has about 10-15 people who show up at a local Caribou coffee shop. We have less of an agenda in general than the main group (general about 60-70 attend that).

The nice thing about the small coffee groups is that they has more flexiblity to address specific questions and concerns of the people who attend.

It is my opinion that the coffee groups are among the many reasons Minnesota Bogleheads continue to grow. It sort of surprises me in some ways that the coffee groups have evolved to be so vibrant and vital to MNBH. But it really works well here.

Good Luck,
Cody
Cody, thanks for sharing the secret (or one of the secrets) for your Minnesota Bogleheads success! We all wondered what was going on up there in the cold north, I mean, 60-70 Bogleheads at a local chapter meeting is truly awesome!
9to5er wrote: Our San Antonio group has a lot of growing to do as our meetings are currently no bigger than your smaller "coffee" groups. Hopefully, we will get there, so I appreciate the input as we hope to keep growing. We may work out similar with the Saturday morning meetings being the big meeting and the Thursday evenings as the smaller group meetings, but that has yet to be determined.
Good luck 9to5er! Keep it up and you will grow, check out other local chapter threads for ideas. Our South Florida local chapter began years ago with just a few members and recently we had 56 confirmed attendees at our last meeting in January 2018. Providing a little food helps - it's hard to discuss finance on an empty stomach :shock:

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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:37 am

Our last meeting on Saturday morning had a better turnout, so we will continue with that time slot. Please join us at the next San Antonio Bogleheads meeting on Saturday, May 26th at 10am. The primary topic for this meeting will be "Retirement Planning - How much will I spend?"

As stated previously, the location is a bit tricky to find, so be sure to look at the map (see link). The address is 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259. Map of the location here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//29.617 ... 193,15.37z

If you need a reminder email closer to the meeting date, send an email to SanAntonioBogleheads@gmail.com and request a meeting reminder!

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Next San Antonio Local Chapter Meeting

Post by 9to5er » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:22 am

Please join us for great discussions at the next San Antonio Bogleheads meeting on Saturday, July 28th at 10 am.

Be sure to look at this map link below as the address may not be correctly identified by your GPS: 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259. https://www.google.com/maps/dir//29.617 ... 193,15.37z

If you would like to be on the email list for meeting notifications, send an email to SanAntonioBogleheads@gmail.com and you'll be added to the list!
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Re: San Antonio Local Chapter Established

Post by 9to5er » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Please join us for great discussions at the next San Antonio Bogleheads meeting on Saturday, October 6th at 10 am.

Be sure to look at this map link below as the address may not be correctly identified by your GPS: 19026 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78259. https://www.google.com/maps/dir//29.617 ... 193,15.37z

If you would like to be on the email list for meeting notifications, send an email to SanAntonioBogleheads@gmail.com and you'll be added to the list!

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