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RetiredMarine
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New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:35 am

Is there interest in establishing a new chapter in the area? We just moved to the area (Pickerington) and it would be nice to talk face to face about investing and personal finance issues if enough folks are motivated to.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:12 pm

Just checking again to see if there's any interest.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by bikechuck » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:29 pm

I live in Dublin, Ohio, am recently retired, and would be interested. If it is just the two of us, send me a private message and worst case we can meet for coffee.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by jrmillions » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:37 pm

I live in Grove City and interested in meeting

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:13 pm

Think we just need 2 more folks to become an "official" chapter. If we don't get them, then as bikechuck suggested maybe we can just get together anyway. How about a few more days to see if anyone else wants to join in before we start any PMs.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by ShowMeTheER » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:52 pm

I would be interested to meet

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:55 pm

OK, we're almost there. Just need five with one of the five willing to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. PM me if you're that one person.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by dcswez » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:42 am

I am also interested in a Central Ohio chapter. By my count, that makes five.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:26 pm

dcswez wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:42 am
I am also interested in a Central Ohio chapter. By my count, that makes five.

We have the required five and I'm sure there are lots more Bogleheads in the Columbus area.

Now all we need is for one of you to agree to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. The Local Coordinator doesn't have to be an investing guru. He/she just communicates with the members about meeting locations, dates, times and desired agenda topics. You can use this Local Chapters sub-forum to do that.

Just PM me and I'll make your group official and add your contact info to the Local Chapters Map so others can find you.

And Semper Fi to RetiredMarine.

Best regards,

Mel

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by DA200 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:38 pm

I am very interested in attending a central Ohio meeting.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by mayafoo » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:31 am

I am also interested.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by MarkVH0518 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:38 am

I'm interested

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:07 pm

OK, it's official. The Columbus Ohio Chapter is now in business.

RetiredMarine has agreed to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. He's established a new email address for your group. It's ColumbusBogleheads@gmail.com.

In addition to the email address, you can use this Local Chapters sub-forum to communicate with each other.

Good luck to our newest Local Chapter.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by bikechuck » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:55 pm

Just wanted to say thank you to RetiredMarine and to Mel Lindauer for getting this off the ground.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:30 pm

Hello All Columbus area Bogleheads:

As the new Local Chapter Coordinator, please send me your first name, forum user name and an e-mail address where you can be reached (will be kept confidential) to the ColumbusBogleheads@gmail.com by Wednesday, 6 Sept.

Include any preferred day(s) (e.g. Saturday, Sunday) and time(s) that you'd like to meet and any day(s)/time that you CAN'T meet along with any recommended meeting location if you have one.

Then we'll try to have a first meeting in September as feasible - will put out that info here once I get the input. Look forward to meeting everyone and having some engaging discussions.

Thanks.

Mark

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Polymereyez » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:11 pm

Mark,
Excited to see the formation of a Columbus Boglehead chapter. Thanks for stepping up to serve as the chapter coordinator. I will send you my availability to meet in September via gmail.
RetiredMarine wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:30 pm
Hello All Columbus area Bogleheads:

As the new Local Chapter Coordinator, please send me your first name, forum user name and an e-mail address where you can be reached (will be kept confidential) to the ColumbusBogleheads@gmail.com by Wednesday, 6 Sept.

Include any preferred day(s) (e.g. Saturday, Sunday) and time(s) that you'd like to meet and any day(s)/time that you CAN'T meet along with any recommended meeting location if you have one.

Then we'll try to have a first meeting in September as feasible - will put out that info here once I get the input. Look forward to meeting everyone and having some engaging discussions.

Thanks.

Mark

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:08 pm

Columbus Bogleheads,

As previously mentioned via e-mail, our first meeting is scheduled it for 2-4 pm on Sunday, 17 September at the Columbus Metropolitan (Main) Library (Meeting Room 3B) which is located at 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. The library has a parking garage.

Will send out a reminder a couple days before.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Take care and see you soon.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by bikechuck » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:19 am

Thanks so much for getting this started, I plan to attend.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Polymereyez » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:07 pm

Looking forward to the first meeting RetiredMarine. Thanks for organizing!

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by aldiener » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:42 pm

Hi everyone,
I am excited to see a Boglehead Chapter starting in Columbus.
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:35 am

Columbus Bogleheads,

As a reminder our first meeting is scheduled for 2-4 pm tomorrow (Sunday, 17 Sept) at the Columbus Metropolitan (Main) Library (Meeting Room 3B) which is located at 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. The library has a parking garage.

Look forward to meeting everyone.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Polymereyez » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:45 am

Enjoyed meeting others interested in investing at the first meeting yesterday. The turnout was great and the meeting room was perfect. There was a nice mix of individuals both working towards retirement as well as already in retirement. Several have been practicing Boglehead investing principles for many years and others are just getting started. The diversity should lead to some interesting discussions. Lookng forward to the next meeting!

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by macman_65 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 am

I'm in NW Ohio about 2 hours from Columbus.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by Polymereyez » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:03 am

macman_65 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 am
I'm in NW Ohio about 2 hours from Columbus.
Would love to have you at the next meeting. You can email Mark at ColumbusBogleheads@gmail.com to get on the local email list. FYI - Cleveland area also has a local chapter (if that is any closer to you).

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by macman_65 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:09 am

Polymereyez wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:03 am
macman_65 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 am
I'm in NW Ohio about 2 hours from Columbus.
Would love to have you at the next meeting. You can email Mark at ColumbusBogleheads@gmail.com to get on the local email list. FYI - Cleveland area also has a local chapter (if that is any closer to you).
Thanks, email sent. Cleveland is about 3.5 hours away and Cincy is about 2.5. Doesn't appear there is anything closer to me than the Columbus chapter.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:36 pm

Columbus Bogleheads,

To make communicating about our Columbus Bogleheads meetings easier, a new Yahoo Group has been created (vice using the gmail account).

Please send an e-mail to the following e-mail address to join:

columbusbogleheads-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


For those who couldn't make it, believe we had a good first meeting.

If you know anyone else that wants to join in, particularly younger folks, please let them know/invite them (worst case is we have to move to a larger meeting room eventually) 😀.

Thanks.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:09 pm

Columbus Bogleheads,

Just a reminder if you haven't already to send an e-mail to our new Yahoo Group below to keep up with the local group communication:

columbusbogleheads-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

As mentioned, if you know anyone else that wants to join in, particularly younger folks, please let them know/invite them.

Thanks.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:13 pm

Columbus Bogleheads,

As discussed in our first meeting, we’re moving forward initially with monthly meetings in the same location – the Columbus Metropolitan (Main) Library (meeting room 3B), which is located at 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

The meetings will be on the 2d Sunday each month (assuming continuing room availability), so our next meeting is on Sunday, 8 October from 2-4pm. As previously mentioned, the library has a parking garage.

Please submit your top 3 topics for the next meeting – as general or specific as you’d like - by 1 October on the Yahoo Group e-mail, thanks.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Take care and see you soon.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:39 pm

Columbus Bogleheads,

Reminder of our meeting this Sunday, 8 October from 2-4pm at the Columbus Metropolitan (Main) Library (meeting room 3B), which is located at 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. As previously mentioned, the library has a parking garage.

Just a reminder if you haven't already, please send an e-mail to our new Yahoo Group below to keep up with the local group communication:

columbusbogleheads-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Thanks and see you Sunday.

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Re: New Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Post by RetiredMarine » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:01 pm

Columbus Bogleheads,

Quick summary regarding our meeting on Sunday (8 Oct.) for those who couldn't make it. We talked through a Boglehead Investment Philosophy brief for those newer to the website. We also "listed"/talked a little about some other sources of investing/personal finance info. that folks use.

Both the brief and the list of investing sources are on the Yahoo Group account. Reminder, please send an e-mail to our new Yahoo Group below to see the brief/sources and keep up with local group communication.

columbusbogleheads-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Thanks.

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