Friday, September 16, 2016

Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future

Hello Everyone, 
I received an e-mail from the Parish Hall Manager at St. John’s that there will be a reception in the Parish Hall following a funeral for a member of the parish; consequently, we must vacate the Parish Hall b12 Noon. 
We will start the meeting early between 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM and go through an abbreviated agenda and to allow at least an hour for the speaker. 
Please make a serious effort to arrive before 9:30 AM.

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by speaker, Kristen Beyer. The facilitator for this week will be Bill Wilson. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & 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, Kristen will talk about "Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future."

Weathering job transitions. Preserving your future

Learn ways to preserve your future during a job transition

* Face uncertainties while managing expenses and reducing liabilities
* Understand health insurance
* Utilize tax tactics and protection to plan for the future

Kristen Beyer

Kristen Beyer is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial and specializes in Comprehensive Financial Planning, Asset Management, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning. She has been with Ameriprise for 17 years. You can find out more at

Recap of HNG Meeting of September 2, 2016

Our 174th meeting had 21 people, this is 14 less than the previous meeting; no one signed the New Member list. Ronaldo Lu was our facilitator. There were no introduction speeches.

One landing;
Liz Holtsberry Started Sept. 7th at Veritude working a contract at Fidelity in Boston

We conducted the 60-second+ Introduction Speech Workshop where we went around the room and each person gave his/her introduction speech. It went over very well. Feedback from the group indicated they would like an Mock Interview Workshop.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

October 7, 2016 Brian Hawley and Tom Bodine

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. CVS 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:
Emilia Gordon
Gil Krispien
Ronaldo Lu
Bill Wilson