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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Minutes - May 19, 2009 Meeting

Ellen’s Degenerates Share Club
Minutes
May 19, 2009
Held at MNJCC (7:30 – 9:30 p.m.)


1. Several new members joined the Share Club
2. Administration
· Fee for room rental for the June 16 meeting has been sent in to MNJCC.
3. Luke presented current results of investment challenge simulation
4. Company / Fund reviewed at the meeting
· Activision
· ETF energy sector
5. Summer break - July and August. Meetings will resume in September
6. Starting in September Luke will be the treasurer
New Chair: Gordon
7. Membership fees will not be collected at the June meeting
8. Guest speaker invited by Ellen will present at the next meeting.
9. Mary will invite members of other share clubs to attend June meeting.
10. Last meeting before summer break:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (2nd Floor)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Agenda - May 19, 2009

ELLEN’S DEGENERATES SHARE CLUB
Agenda
May 19, 2009
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Ave (southwest corner of Spadina & Bloor)

1. Administration: Sign in and payment ($10)

2. Welcome New Members

3. Company reviews
a. Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI – Nasdaq) - Luke
b. General Discussion on member’s research findings
i. ETFs – Energy sector (e.g. Horizons Beta Pro, ishares, claymore, XEG)
ii. ETFs – Corporate Bonds (e.g. ishares)

4. Investment Simulation Challenge – Luke

5. Guest Speaker for June meeting - Gaelen J. Morphet, CFA , First Vice President, Canadian Equities , CIBC Global Asset Management Inc

6. Assessment of previous reviews and how the companies are doing (Enbridge, Ritchie Brothers, Tech Cominco, Gildan activewear, CNR, Bombardier, Kinross, Coca Cola, North West Co., Encana)

7. New business