Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hopkinton Networking Group: 10 Things You Should Know About Long Term Investing

Hello Everyone,

Now that we are in the winter months, if the Hopkinton schools are cancelled on the day of our meeting then we do not meet; however, if there is a delay, then we do meet.

The agenda for our next Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting on February 1, will feature our speaker, Brian Hawley. Brian has requested that we provide him an attendee count in order to help him prepare for his presentation. In order to help him out, please click on the attached link to let us know you are coming and register with your name and email address by Tuesday, January 29th. We'd appreciate it.

The facilitator for this meeting will be Gil Krispien. We will devote the first half hour, from 10 to 10:30 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the following 90 minutes, Brian will talk about "10 Things You Should Know About Long Term Investing."

10 Things You Should Know About Long Term Investing

Whether they do it themselves or have someone do it for them most people have some level of retirement savings to invest. For many people there is a marked difference between what the textbooks would say and what they actually do. In this presentation Brian Hawley CFA; FSA will highlight 10 interesting facts about investing that may cause you to question your current approach.

About Brian Hawley

Brian Hawley CFA; FSA is a principal in Sterling Financial Partners. He began his career as an actuary. He became involved in investing, getting his CFA designation in 1986. His presentation is designed to help investors by providing them with basic information available in investing textbooks.

Recap of HNG Meeting of January 18, 2013:

Our 92nd meeting of HNG had 31 people, and of these 9 signed the New Member list; 4 introduction speeches. Salpi Sarafian facilitated the meeting.

We had one landing:

Martha Groves Client Server Analyst at Mercer starting January 28th

We had a Speaker, Alex Bering, who talked about "Rebuild Your Life & Career by Communicating More Effectively with Other People." He talked about his own personal life experiences and explained how to be the "King of Hearts." He showed how to use Dale Carnegie's proven methods to perform as a persuasive communicator. He explained how to make better use of LinkedIn by finding those in your target companies and sending e-mails to them complementing them on something specific in their profile, and suggesting
getting together for lunch or coffee.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

February 15, 2013 John Perkins "Speak for Yourself" - An Interviewing Polisher

March 1, 2013 Recruiter Panel "How Recruiters Can Help You With Your Job Search"

General Information:

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would
like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:

Diane Elhilow
Gil Krispien
William Lam
Barbara McKee
Vincent Rocheleau
Salpi Sarafian

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