Since we have had little attendance and interest in meetings in the past six months, I will not schedule a meeting for October. I have pleaded for attendance or interest indication.Several responded that you have interest but conflicts on attendance. Perhaps the meeting location, day of the month,or other factors are obstacles to getting a workable meeting. Or perhaps we need a larger pool of members so that at any point in time enough people are available to make a meeting. We need a core of not less than 5-6 regular attendees to which to add Window Shoppers and those looking for the Holy Grail who cruise through the meetings based on an internet search.
Meetup provides a few tools to promote membership. The website also provides a tool which we can use to poll the membership on any issue. I would like to here from you before I create a strategy for future activity.
In the meantime, I won't schedule any regular meetings. The other IBD Meetups in the region have arranged for a meeting in November with combined attendance. It will feature a professional speaker from Investors Business Daily. It is the first of a series of 3 meetings with IBD Training of greater sophistication at each phase that is planned for the next 12 months. I will send you the details when they are available but hope some of you will find the opportunity worth your time and trouble. The focus of the meeting is educational (as is the plan for our regular meetings), not promotional. Please try to hold open the evening of November 10 for this special meeting. When we did this in April, we had 48 attend and much positive feedback.