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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:11 pm

Happy weekend all!

We have about 5 people join the google group(including myself). What is the minimum group membership to have before we meet? 10 maybe?

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:02 pm

tampaite wrote:Happy weekend all!

We have about 5 people join the google group(including myself). What is the minimum group membership to have before we meet? 10 maybe?
There is no real minimum; that's entirely up to the members. Five is the minimum number to establish a Local Chapter, but after that, the individual Local Chapter members determine what works for them. I've actually enjoyed meeting with a single Bogleheads one-on-one, so whatever works for you.
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:48 am

First Tampa bay meeting to be held on Feb 28th(Sunday).

Probable locations include the New Tampa Regional Library or Panera Bread(near Muvico theater) on Bruce B Downs.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:19 am

Looks like Panera Bread is ideal location for most of us.

Meeting Date: Feb 28th, 2016
Meeting Time: 4PM EST
Meeting Location Address: 18011 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647

Panera Bread is located near Muvico theater on Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Reminder if you'd like to join the group, goto this page and sign up https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tampabogleheads

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by Fat-Tailed Contagion » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:22 pm

tampaite wrote:Looks like Panera Bread is ideal location for most of us.

Meeting Date: Feb 28th, 2016
Meeting Time: 4PM EST
Meeting Location Address: 18011 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33647

Panera Bread is located near Muvico theater on Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Reminder if you'd like to join the group, goto this page and sign up https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tampabogleheads
Thanks! I will just miss this meeting as I am out of town.

I am a member of the Google Group, how do I set it to send me an e-mail whenever someone posts something in it ?
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:10 am

Fat-Tailed Contagion wrote:
Thanks! I will just miss this meeting as I am out of town.

I am a member of the Google Group, how do I set it to send me an e-mail whenever someone posts something in it ?
You can goto the link below and sign-in with the same userid you used to sign up.

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

Once you are logged in, you can reply all to any email thread.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:51 pm

4 brave souls met during the first Tampa bay Boglehead chapter meeting. More details posted on the Google group site.

The next meeting will be held sometime in summer.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by missionalan » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:55 am

Just sent my "application" to become a part of this group. Live in Riverview.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:31 am

missionalan wrote:Just sent my "application" to become a part of this group. Live in Riverview.
Hello.

I haven't received your sign up email. Can you PM me your email or send a request to the google group link?

Thanks.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by missionalan » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:41 am

tampaite wrote:
missionalan wrote:Just sent my "application" to become a part of this group. Live in Riverview.
Hello.

I haven't received your sign up email. Can you PM me your email or send a request to the google group link?

Thanks.
Just sent you a message.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by flasrf » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:40 am

Prav,

I posted to the google groups. Perhaps disable admin review of posts to Google groups to allow for members to see posts more quickly. In SRQ and am interested in meeting sometime this summer.

Brett

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:14 pm

Tampa Bogleites,

Our second Quarterly meeting for 2016 will be held on Sunday, June 26th at 2PM.

Over the next week or so, we will decide on a Panera bread location either in Brandon or in Riverview.

Regards

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:13 am

The next meeting is on Sunday, June 26th at the Panera Bread location in Brandon.

Address: Westfield Brandon Mall, 504 Brandon Town Center Dr, Brandon, FL 33511

See you all at 2PM.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by missionalan » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:22 am

See you then,

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:50 am

Update: Our second meeting of this year(2016) was at Panera Bread in Brandon.

Turnout was low - I'd blame on the rain and Breexit :)

We had Alan A, Alan B and Ellen along with Arun who was nice enough to join at the last minute.

Our discussion focussed around:
1. our personal portfolios.
2. index fund vs mutual fund vs ETFs.
3. staying the course during Breexit.
4. Berkshire Hathway Shareholder meeting experience.
5. Formal Vs Informal Agenda for next meeting and maybe getting a guest speaker - maybe someone from USF/UT Finance department.

We are still trying to formalize agenda and discussion topics for future meetings but we need some core group of people to start attending these quarterly meetings. Until then, meeting will be pretty informal.

Overall, It was pretty exciting to meet new people, hear their stories, questions, concerns and be able to learn from them.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by missionalan » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:52 pm

Yep. Good meeting everyone and learning. Looking forward to the next one.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:42 am

Likewise nice meeting you all. Hopefully more Tampa Bay "lurkers" will get actively involved with our local chapter!
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by tampaite » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:45 am

Good Morning All.

Any thoughts on our next meeting? place? date? time? and also, any specific topics folks like to hear or speak about.

Thanks.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by missionalan » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:54 am

I'm down for another meeting. Enjoyed the last one. Maybe a book to discuss?

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by SailingAway » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:37 am

Hi,
Back in the Tampa Area, Wesley Chapel exactly, is the chapter still meeting? If so, details?

Thanks,

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:52 pm

There hasn't been any activity since June 2016, but I'd certainly participate if we can get it going again.
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:18 am

Just got back from my attending my second Bogleheads conference, and had a wonderful time. There were some Tampa Bay area members on the attendee list, but, as luck would have it, the only one I ran into just relocated! Regardless, I'm assuming we'd have enough local interest to reactivate the Tampa Bay chapter. Being newly retired, I'm happy to help get things going again. If interested, please reply, or PM me.
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by protagonist » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:44 am

Suggestion (pretty obvious, so forgive me if you have already done so):

List your group with meetup.com if you want to attract interested people.

That goes for Tampa, SW FL and all others.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 pm

protagonist wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:44 am
Suggestion (pretty obvious, so forgive me if you have already done so):

List your group with meetup.com if you want to attract interested people.

That goes for Tampa, SW FL and all others.
Actually, I run a Meetup group for our local Audiophile club. However, Bogleheads are a niche group, and I think it's best to keep membership tied directly to this forum (also preserving some degree of anonymity for those so inclined). Also, Meetup fees are $180/yr (for the Organizer), despite declining service and an ill-conceived website redesign this past year. Another member here previously set up a Tampa Bogleheads Google Group (in 2015), but it apparently never took off. Doesn't appear that he's still active on this board, but perhaps he'll chime in!
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by protagonist » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:06 am

sleepysurf wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:03 pm
protagonist wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:44 am
Suggestion (pretty obvious, so forgive me if you have already done so):

List your group with meetup.com if you want to attract interested people.

That goes for Tampa, SW FL and all others.
Actually, I run a Meetup group for our local Audiophile club. However, Bogleheads are a niche group, and I think it's best to keep membership tied directly to this forum (also preserving some degree of anonymity for those so inclined). Also, Meetup fees are $180/yr (for the Organizer), despite declining service and an ill-conceived website redesign this past year. Another member here previously set up a Tampa Bogleheads Google Group (in 2015), but it apparently never took off. Doesn't appear that he's still active on this board, but perhaps he'll chime in!
All good arguments.

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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by G0RD0 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:39 am

What's up guys. I'm interested in getting something going in Tampa. Keep me posted on any upcoming events. Thanks
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:15 pm

Folks,

Tampaite and myself are hoping to jump-start the Tampa Bay Bogleheads chapter. He created a Google email group in 2016 to help organize local meetings, of which we had two, but none since. Given the continued growth of the Bogleheads, there ought to be a sufficient number of Tampa Bay members now to support semi-annual meetings (if not more).

However, the old Google email group is outdated, and there are now better communication resources available. Towards that end, we’re migrating to a new email group (still PRIVATE and RESTRICTED) at Groups.io, which is free, and offers more resources, but still some degree of anonymity (for those preferring such). The old Google group will then be deleted.

If you wish to remain active with the Tampa Bay Bogleheads, please sign up at… https://groups.io/g/tampabaybogleheads
You’ll need to reply to the automated request to confirm your email address. One of us will then follow up with you to confirm your Bogleheads User Name, which will also be used as your Display Name for the Tampa Bay group.

We’re looking forward to developing an active Tampa Bay chapter, and eventually meeting you in person!
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by sleepysurf » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:47 pm

The new email group now has two Polls (at our Groups.io website), asking where members reside, and also preferred day of week to meet, in order to better plan centralized meetings (or rotate, if need be). We're aiming to schedule our next meeting in early/mid Nov.
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Re: Tampa Bay Local Bogleheads Chapter

Post by protagonist » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:41 pm

sleepysurf wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:47 pm
The new email group now has two Polls (at our Groups.io website), asking where members reside, and also preferred day of week to meet, in order to better plan centralized meetings (or rotate, if need be). We're aiming to schedule our next meeting in early/mid Nov.
I'll be in St Pete in January with time on my hands.
So if you wind up meeting then, I'd love to find out about it.

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