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Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by poulinbob » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:25 am

If anyone is interested in working to form a Rhode Island Chapter please contact me at poulinbob at aol dot com.

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Post by Anne A » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:54 pm

Hi, I just joined Bogleheads today and looked for a Rhode Island chapter. Did you ever get one started? I am located in Providence.

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Post by Darren870 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:54 am

Anne A wrote:Hi, I just joined Bogleheads today and looked for a Rhode Island chapter. Did you ever get one started? I am located in Providence.
I am too though I move all over New England.

Right now I'm in RI though.

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Post by lemme think » Mon May 10, 2010 6:08 pm

Another inquiry for RI -- was a chapter ever started?
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon May 10, 2010 7:01 pm

OK, you now have four Bogleheads who are interested in starting a RI chapter. All you need is one more person to express an interest and one of you to agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. That person doesn't have to be an investment guru; rather, the local chapter coordinator simply schedules the meetings and notifies the members of the place and time.

If you get that fifth member, whoever agrees to be the coordinator can contact me via PM with your name and e-mail address (I'd suggest a gmail or yahoo address used for just this purpose) and I'll give your group the next available Local Chapter # and add your group and contact information to the Diehards Local Chapters Map so others can find you.

Good luck in getting the fifth person so you can get the chapter going.
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RI Chapter

Post by prodg » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:38 pm

I'm interested. I hope that there are still 4 others left in this little corner of the world.

Paul

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Re: RI Chapter

Post by cpauger » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:58 pm

prodg wrote:I'm interested. I hope that there are still 4 others left in this little corner of the world.

Paul
You can count me in too.

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Post by arthurb999 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:57 pm

Bump, did this ever take off?

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:05 pm

arthurb999 wrote:Bump, did this ever take off?
Still waiting for one of you Rhode Islanders to step forward and let me know via PM that you'll agree to be the Local Chapter coordinator. As I stated previously, that person doesn't have to be an investment guru; rather, the local chapter coordinator simply schedules the meetings and notifies the members of the place and time.

Anyone interested? Just PM me with your name and the e-mail address you want to use for this purpose (suggest a throw-away google or yahoo e-mail address that you[ll use specifically for this purpose since it will be public).

Someone contact me so we can get this chapter off the ground.
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Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by tarmangani » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:14 pm

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek]

Hi all,

An fyi--we're thinking of starting a Providence/RI Boglehead chapter, provided there's enough interest. Forum legend siamond will be coming to the East Providence Public Library (41 Grove Ave, East Providence ofc) at 7:00 PM on January 14th, weather permitting, to provide an introduction to Bogleheadism. It's a pretty introductory lecture designed for the general public, but it'd be great if you'd be willing to come and express interest in starting a chapter. Some folks on staff at the library are interested in starting the chapter, and this lecture could be a nice way for us to meet one another.

Cheers, and hope to see you there.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by Spinola » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:27 pm

Great news, I will try to make it and bring others if I can convince them..

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by kinetic2255 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:33 pm

I'm going to try and make this as well. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by siamond » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 pm

All righty, if the OP promises to stop making me blush, I'll try to make it too... :wink:

I plan to discuss the basics of passive investing and the basics of asset allocation (e.g. 3 or 4 funds portfolio). I'm happy to chat afterwards for as long as people wish. And yes, it would be great to have a few more experienced people in the room to help interact with the new attendees.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by Ikigai » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:52 am

I plan to attend, as well. I'm also trying to convince a couple friends to tag along.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by tarmangani » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 pm

Bump, in case some folks are interested.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by tarmangani » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:24 am

Very good turnout last night for siamond's talk. As usual he did a great job. It's always nice to receive an empirically-supported refresher of the basics.

As we got over 10 signatures for a chapter, I'm going to contact Mel to get it started. Note that going forward we will likely be meeting on Saturdays (same location, Weaver library) in the morning-ish, and we're aiming for quarterly meetings. If you're interested in joining and didn't pass your email address to us last night, please pm me.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by siamond » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:53 am

32 attendees! I was VERY impressed. Quite a successful community outreach. By all means, let's try to leverage on this early success.

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Re: Rhode Island Chapter Established

Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:27 am

It took a while, but the Rhode Island Local Chapter is officially off and running.

You can post your interest right here on this thread or you can contact Michael @ ribogles@mail.com.

Good luck to our newest Bogleheads Local Chapter.

Mel

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm

On an administrative note, should this thread be merged with the earlier one? Rhode Island Chapter Established

I didn't want to combine the threads if this is a different chapter.

Update: Thread merged, see below.
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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by siamond » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
On an administrative note, should this thread be merged with the earlier one? Rhode Island Chapter Established

I didn't want to combine the threads if this is a different chapter.
Same chapter. Mel just posted on an old thread.

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Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:11 pm

siamond wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
LadyGeek wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
On an administrative note, should this thread be merged with the earlier one? Rhode Island Chapter Established

I didn't want to combine the threads if this is a different chapter.
Same chapter. Mel just posted on an old thread.
Sorry about that. I didn't realize there were two Rhode Island threads and posted on the first one that came up.
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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:17 pm

You're all set. I merged the threads together, then retitled the thread as "Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter".

Post all meeting notices here. (1) Readers can bookmark the thread and (2) members who post in this thread will have it show up under Your posts.

This thread is now in the wiki: Bogleheads® local chapters
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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Barry Barnitz » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:19 pm

Hi:

Here is the chapter page on our site's affiliate blog: Providence/RI Bogleheads®.

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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tarmangani » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:14 am

Hi folks,

We're having a chapter meeting this Saturday (March 30th) from at 10:00 am at the East Providence Public Library (Weaver location, 41 Grove Ave). There will be a talk about tax-efficient fund placement. Even if this topic does not interest you, please come, as the talk itself only serves as a way to anchor the morning's meeting. The meeting allows us all an opportunity to network and meet/speak with one another. Refreshments will be provided, and you can even has as many books as you can feasibly carry.*

*Library card permitting.

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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tarmangani » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:37 am

Thanks to all who came last Saturday. We had I thought a nice crowd, and it was great to meet and talk to other Bogleheads. I'll be emailing out my presentation to attendees later this week.

As I mentioned, we're looking for volunteers to present. Our next meeting's June 22nd at 10:00 AM, same place (East Providence Public Library, 41 Grove Ave). For those who don't know, by the way, you can also park "in the back" in the library's actual lot by taking North Carpenter to Orchard St.

Also, I'd like to apologize to those members who had emailed the chapter (ribogles@mail.com) and had never received a response. I had a typo in what address emails were forwarding to, so I never got those emails. I've now added you folks to our mailing list. Incidentally, for those who'd inquired about it, there's nothing you need to do to become a member other than attend the meetings. Again, all comers at all experience levels are welcome.

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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Randtor » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:42 am

It was a pleasure to meet and greet other Bogleheads in person, and the presentation was excellent, thank you Mike. The group and individual discussions afterward were very enlightening as well. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next meeting. I am still a 'newbie', and still learning!

One observation I had in hindsight: I felt some folks might have missed out on some of the discussed information when we broke up into small chat groups (quite randomly, not planned). I might suggest trying to extend the post presentation discussion for everyone to get involved. It can be intimidating for some folks to ask questions in a group, but that should be encouraged.
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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tarmangani » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:19 am

Hi folks,

I've added a few new people to our mailing list (welcome). I am pasting here the press release for our meeting on the 22nd. I hope you can come. To randtor's point, I agree that discussion should be promoted, especially for a new group where the members don't know each other well. So, the meeting will be anchored around the below topic, which I will introduce, and we will be sharing information. Please come a bit extroverted and willing to share your thoughts (I say this, by the way, as someone on the Myers-Briggs indicator that is like 90% introversion).

We will also distribute an agenda to plan the next two meetings and their topics of discussion. I have I think two volunteers ready to go for those presentations, but I want to confirm with them.

We hope you will join us at the second meeting of the Providence-Metro Boglehead Chapter on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Weaver Library. We will use this meeting to get to know one another a little better and to share information on upcoming presentations. We will also discuss the following:

Sharing the Good Word
Saturday, June 22, 2019 10am -12pm

Sharing the Good Word about the Bogleheads and investment can be challenging. What are rhetorically effective and persuasive ways to spread the Word? We've all benefited from others sharing with us. How can we do the same for our children, grandkids, spouses, friends and maybe even (though not at all recommended!) in-laws.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the 22nd!

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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tarmangani » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:57 am

Bump, hope to see some of you folks tomorrow. We're cover some Rogerian rhetoric/argument. Who wouldn't love that? =)

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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by siamond » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:43 am

tarmangani wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:57 am
Bump, hope to see some of you folks tomorrow. We're cover some Rogerian rhetoric/argument. Who wouldn't love that? =)
You had me look it up on Wikipedia... Yep, this is definitely a significant shortage of this type of rhetoric nowadays in some contexts... :shock:

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Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

Post by mschwag » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:50 pm

Greetings. New to Bogleheads, looking for info on the RI Chapter. Can I get on the mailing list?
Thanks

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