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Free Online Webinar: What's New in Toolkit 6
Due to the overwhelming response of our first webinar, ICLUBcentral's president Douglas Gerlach has scheduled a series of free, online webinars every other Tuesday on subjects ranging from "Introduction to Investing using Toolkit 6" to "Screening for Quality and Growth at StockCentral".
Please join ICLUBcentral's president, Douglas Gerlach, for What's New in Toolkit 6. Doug will walk you through the new features available in Toolkit 6 that will assist you in making smarter investing decisions. Stay after the webinar for a brief, interactive question and answer session with Doug.
Space is limited, so sign up quickly! We look forward to seeing you there! Join us October 28, 2008 for What's New in Toolkit 6 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT
If you haven't downloaded your free trial version of Toolkit 6 to see why so many investors are upgrading to the newest release of the most popular program for stock analysis, try Toolkit 6 today!
Join the Club!
By Amy Rauch Neilson
You're on it. As one of the founding members of a brand-new, start-up investment club, you're on assignment (sounds a little James Bond-ish, doesn't it?) to recruit club members. And not just any members. People who have a genuine interest in investing. People who you can count on to not only show up, but to show up prepared. People who love to learn and are gung-ho about learning the stock study tools. People who want to be a part of making your new club a long-term success.
So, now that you've found a dozen or so core members who meet this criteria, your job is done, right? Well, yes - and no. The good news is, your efforts will help to build a strong foundation for your club. The bad news is - if you're one of those list-making people who revels in crossing off yet another item - club membership is not a "recruit once and you're done" kind of deal. "No matter the club, there's always going to be some turnover - whether it's because a member is moving, or for health reasons, or because he or she simply can no longer commit the time and energy the club requires," says Gene Rooks, co-treasurer of the Southern Women Investing Money Investment Club of Orlando, Fla.
Club membership recruitment is a process that begins at the club's inception and goes on for the rest of the club's life. Take a deep breath. You're not in this alone. In fact, there should be a whole committee of people just waiting to help you: Your club's Membership Committee.
Most clubs have a Membership Committee - though the definition and formality of such a committee varies from club to club. Members of the Southern Women Investing Money Investment Club consider their Membership Committee to be rather informal, Gene says. That is - the committee goes into action only on an as-needed basis. "If our club has around 15 or 16 members, the Committee isn't active, though all of our members keep their eyes and ears open at all times for friends or co-workers who would be compatible with our group," she says. If the number of club members dip below what the club considers optimum, the Committee springs into action.
Whatever their format, Membership Committees will be better prepared to fulfill their mission if, with the guidance of the club's members, they have already established the answers to the following questions:
- What's Our Optimum Number?
When it comes to investment club membership, what's the magic number?
Webinar Replay Now Available
Missed our first webinar on Toolkit 6? Don't worry -- you can view the replay on StockCentral, our online community at your convenience.
Please feel free to share this link with your friends and club members so that they too can see our latest investing tool to help you invest wisely.
Please stay tuned for links to the replay of our webinar on "Getting the Most from StockCentral."
October 28, 2008
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10/28: Webinar: What's New in Toolkit 6
11/11: Webinar: Screening for Quality and Growth at StockCentral
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11/25: Webinar: Introduction to Investing using Toolkit 6
12/6: Club Accounting Workshop, Philadelphia Area, PA; Doug Gerlach, Instructor.
12/9: Webinar: Integrating Toolkit 6 with StockCentral
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