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. Even if the schools are not closed, if the weather is bad, it is best to stay home then risk an accident.
The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speakers Brian Hawley and Tom Bodine. The facilitator or this week will be Vincent Rocheleau. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs and Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Brian and Tom will talk about "10 Things you Should Know About Long Term Investing."
This is the sixth visit by Brian and Tom on this topic, and each time it is a little different, enlightening, and much is learned where and how to place your money.
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 and Tom will highlight 10 interesting facts about investing that may cause you
to question your current approach.
Brian is a an advisor at 3D Asset Management. 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.
Thomas Bodine is an advisor at 3D Asset Management. Tom has held senior executive positions with Paul Revere, Allmerica Financial, and Conseco Insurance Group. Tom earned a BA in economics from Dartmouth College, as well as Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter designations from the American College. He has served as president of the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Central MA.
Recap of HNG Meeting of January 8, 2015
Our 160th meeting had 14 people, this is 1 more than the previous meeting; 1 signed the New Member list. Emilia Gordon was our facilitator. There were 2 introduction speeches.
Gil gave a slide show summarizing the significant statistics occurred during the 2015 year of the group. This included attendance, total money collected, expenses, gifts to St. John's church, landings, HNG fund, and proposed gifts to St. John's for 2016.
We then held an Open Forum Discussion with the following topics:
* Buddy groups
How often to meet: weekly/monthly
Commitment: following through with goals/plans for next meeting
Exchange business leads/referrals
* Networking groups
* Trade shows
* Seminars: Mitre monthly meetings
* Open houses/Job fairs: Working the floor
* Information interviews
* Volunteer for positions in Non-profit ventures
* Networking using the internet: Social networking websites can serve as great resources for finding other people who share your interests
and career goals, and starting conversations with them in a low-pressure way. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Schedule for HNG Meetings:
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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:
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* 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.
Directions: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:
Sheri Ablaza firstname.lastname@example.org
Emilia Gordon email@example.com
Gil Krispien firstname.lastname@example.org
William Lam email@example.com
Ronaldo Lu firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincent Rocheleau email@example.com