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Orange County's Business Networking & Social Event

Come, socialize, meet & participate.

Bring business cards if you have one, a big smile and a great attitude and be prepared for "active networking" which can include games, activities, fun and prizes to make sure everyone meets everyone else. A Give to Get attitude is a must. Think, "what can I contribute to the group?"

For 2016 we won't be meeting on Fridays (traffic, location and exhaustion from the week) but you can post your Free, professional and non-sales events yourself.

If you have ideas or are interested in playing a greater role with 4th Fridays!, please email OCDollars@aol.com .

* 4th Fridays! is FREE to you; Everyone is welcome *

See you at the next 4th Friday!

Donald Drake

Upcoming events (5)

Virtual Wine Tasting ~ Lock Down won't keep us Down!

Online event

It's been too long! Even though we can't get together for a while, that doesn't mean we can't still Sip & Enjoy great Wines. Let's Sip in Place and Taste Two Wines Together from our most popular "Wine Country Experience." A Boisset Wine Ambassador will guide you through each wine and enhance your experience with some tips on how to taste wine like a pro. Every Thursday, 4pm PST. Zoom Meeting ID[masked]https://zoom.us/j/9048398058 Each week we will taste 2 wines from the "Wine Country Tasting Experience." We suggest you purchase the discounted 6 bottle Wine Country Experience and join us for a repeating series of 3 virtual tastings so you can taste your way through all 6 bottles with us. We will repeat the tasting from the beginning so you can jump in and start anytime. Wine and especially Custom Wine Labels make excellent welcome and thank you gifts. You order online, make your label with the Label maker tool and the completed bottles with your custom label is shipped to you in about 10 days time. Order the Tasting Experience at: https://my.boissetcollection.com/DrinkWithDrake - Zoom Meeting ID[masked]https://zoom.us/j/9048398058 Go to Tastings then Tasting Experience, then Wine Country Tasting Experience. You will also receive a $25 credit which can be applied toward future purchases. These wines are from the award-winning wineries of the Boisset Collection and are typically not available outside of our world-famous tasting rooms such as Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley, Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma and DeLoach Vineyards in Russian River Valley or our Wineries in France. Remember, if you don't have the wines, you can still join the tastings with your own favorite white or red wine in your glass and enjoy this virtual tasting so come get your drink on! You can go here anytime to have Fine Wines delivered to your address. https://my.boissetcollection.com/DrinkWithDrake Zoom Meeting ID[masked]https://zoom.us/j/9048398058

Open Source Stock Market Investment Club ~ The Art House ~

It looks like those interested have gone over the basics a few times. Until you get to more sophisticated strategies, In most cases once you buy a stock, there is nothing to do for a while. You can even park your cash in a consistent stock and sell when you need it. This "class" will now be once a month in morning "live" during market hours. << NOTE THE TIME CHANGE STARTING IN JULY >> Anyone can join, there are no minimum commitments of time or dollars and it will last until interest wains. You can find a commission free brokerage account online with a web search. If you need ideas (not advice), FIRST, read the bottom section of this listing and go as far as you can. The purpose is to get you started with good habits & profit. New Private sessions are now available for $50 by Venmo & Zoom. Call or email me *AND* if you know someone who wants to purchase or sell a home, don't forget about me. <<< LA, OC & IE. >>> CALL ME! We'll resume on Mondays at 7am for 30 minutes. We may start a little early so try not to be late. We will be covering a lot in a little time. Please have questions ready and use the chat function liberally and even send your question ahead of time. Remember we're not selling books or classes so there will be no wasted of time or hype. Ask brief questions and follow up questions quickly. If you don't have an account opened, don't ask questions yet. Pay attention & Multi-task after we're done so you won't miss anything. Value this and schedule time on Mondays and you'll learn a lot, have a long career of Stock Investments and eventually be able to share it to others. 1) We'll now meet monthly online by Zoom meeting. Maybe much later take one day a month in person with catered food? 2) Each person must have or open an investment account on their own of any amount. It's no cost but make sure there are no maintenance fees. 3) Each person must purchase at least 1 share of any common stock or mutual fund. I've bought stock for as little as $.30 and sold it for $.55, this year, so there are just no excuses. 4) The number of shares a person owns is not important and will not be discussed however, we will talk about the actual company and what to do with it and other ideas on what, when and how to buy. 5) No single person will lead the group. It's a group thing but it's your separate individual account, not joint. Bring your thoughts and questions. Someone will have or find the answers; but do a little research on your own, contribute and learn. 6) Family members are encouraged to join in. Let your teens and young adults listen in and participate. The purpose is to learn and do. You can buy a few shares and eventually "build" a position. 7) Here is the Zoom info. No password or ID needed, just click. Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75289248580?pwd=Tzl6dWwzNnVLc1lpdnpBM1VKVjAvUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: arthouse ===== NOTES FOR THOSE JOINING US LATE TO GET UP TO SPEED ===== Here are a couple of brokerage ideas. I happen to use E-trade but there are others. Charles Schwab Robinhood E-Trade TD Ameritrade TradeStation ...and more... Thoughts based on our discussion: Search browser for Stocks under $20 to find a few lists of ideas. Scan them, see if something peaks your interest. Take a few minutes to review info and narrow down to one or two you like - for what ever your reasons. Put them on your watch list to begin the learning process for that stock. Get a quote and look at the chart for the stock. Ask how was it before Covid, and how it will be after CV. Buy at least one share. It doesn't need to be a $100 or $3,000 stock like some of the popular ones, we're not trying to be popular. Start where you feel comfortable. That could be 1 or 100 (a round lot) or 5,000 shares. You then over time might build that to 200, 500 or 1000+ shares. (Buy 1,000 shares of a $5 stock and if it goes up $.50 and you sell it, you've made $500. You can do that often. (just a thought). BNOC <>

Virtual Wine Tasting ~ Lock Down won't keep us Down!

Online event

It's been too long! Even though we can't get together for a while, that doesn't mean we can't still Sip & Enjoy great Wines. Let's Sip in Place and Taste Two Wines Together from our most popular "Wine Country Experience." A Boisset Wine Ambassador will guide you through each wine and enhance your experience with some tips on how to taste wine like a pro. Every Thursday, 4pm PST. Zoom Meeting ID[masked]https://zoom.us/j/9048398058 Each week we will taste 2 wines from the "Wine Country Tasting Experience." We suggest you purchase the discounted 6 bottle Wine Country Experience and join us for a repeating series of 3 virtual tastings so you can taste your way through all 6 bottles with us. We will repeat the tasting from the beginning so you can jump in and start anytime. Wine and especially Custom Wine Labels make excellent welcome and thank you gifts. You order online, make your label with the Label maker tool and the completed bottles with your custom label is shipped to you in about 10 days time. Order the Tasting Experience at: https://my.boissetcollection.com/DrinkWithDrake - Zoom Meeting ID[masked]https://zoom.us/j/9048398058 Go to Tastings then Tasting Experience, then Wine Country Tasting Experience. You will also receive a $25 credit which can be applied toward future purchases. These wines are from the award-winning wineries of the Boisset Collection and are typically not available outside of our world-famous tasting rooms such as Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley, Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma and DeLoach Vineyards in Russian River Valley or our Wineries in France. Remember, if you don't have the wines, you can still join the tastings with your own favorite white or red wine in your glass and enjoy this virtual tasting so come get your drink on! You can go here anytime to have Fine Wines delivered to your address. https://my.boissetcollection.com/DrinkWithDrake Zoom Meeting ID[masked]https://zoom.us/j/9048398058

Medicare Open Enrollment (AEP) ~ Online Weekly Seminars for the public

If you, your Parents, Associates and/or friends are turning 65 or Medicare Eligible, please copy and pass this important information on to them. It's all pretty simple. Just don't wait till the last minutes. If someone is turning 65, losing employer coverage, eligible for Medicare or have any other questions, have them contact me or join our weekly Zoom Medicare Seminars. A great part about this is that Adult children can also join in to see, hear, advise and advocate for their loved ones. It's a no cost service for residents of the State of California only. Medicare A & B (C,D,E) does not have to cost a lot. Original Medicare covers 80% of costs. That means the insured has to cover the other 20% which can be expensive. HOWEVER, there are many $0 premium options without worrying about the 20%, plus other benefits with low maximum yearly caps on medical services. Medicare is the best part about turning 65. *** Please share *** *** Please share *** Topic: Medicare Annual/Open Enrollment Time: Beginning Oct 6,[masked]:00 PM pst * Tuesday's: Medicare Seminar, see options, sign up online. * Thursday's: Drop In Office Hours. Ask more questions or sign up. One Click - Join Zoom Meeting http://ow.ly/wJmk50BtQbr The Zoom address does not change. Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: medicare Or, you can always have them contact me, I'll be happy to help. D. Drake[masked] / [masked]

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