Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Everyone is invited to a presentation by Gail Bebee who will share her insights on personal financial investing.  Gail is the author of "No Hype - The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money".  Here are the details.
Topic:       "Ten Common Investor Ills and How to Cure Them" presented by Gail Bebee
When:      Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Where:     Miles Nadal Community Centre, 750 Spadina, Toronto
                 (room # will be  available at reception desk)

Cost:        $5.00 to cover the cost of room rental

Please RSVP Mary Renner-Dray at  by February 17 to confirm your attendance in order that we reserve the appropriate sized room for the evening. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 17 Meeting Minutes

Ellen's Investment Club Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2012
Miles Nadal Community Centre
Room 302
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Meeting facilitator: Mary Renner-Dray

Attendees: Ann O’Neill, Deena Stein, Gordon Kumagai, Luke Zhang, Meena Jethalal, Morris Stein, Shirley Hall, Katrina Blom, Bob Seon

Welcome new members: Frank Sbrocchi, Marc Seeman

All enjoyed the selection of pizzas, sodas and water (Thanks Moe and Deena for bringing the water)

I. Sign in / Treasury Report
Current balance in Treaury is $370.75. Group decided to leave as status quo and continue paying $10 fee.

II. Survey Summary
Mary reviewed the results of membership survey completed in December (survey results can be found on our blog: Comments from survey included suggestions on having meetings at homes as opposed to MNCC – as this was a 50/50 split group agreed to continue as is.

III. Sharing of members stock activity
Participants had some interesting companies to review such as Suncor, Caterpillar, BMO, RIM, CNQ, LLL, CP, Zipcar, Starbucks, ARTIS.UN. Group decided to list these and review their progress at our next meeting. Mary has created an excel spreadsheet which can be accessed through the Ellensdegenerates document site.

IV. Stock Report
Mary provided information on Saputo – summary can be accessed on Ellensdegenerates document site.

V. Reviewed 2012 Canadian Dividend Aristocrats List
Ellen Roseman sent us a link to a newsletter Boomer & Echo if you would like to access this info

Meena recommended the book “Seasonal Market Trends” and she offered to use this information to categorize the list of Dividend Aristocrats by season. She will have this available for our next meeting in March.

VI. Next meeting topics:
Luke offered to research information on social networking trends and IPOs such as Facebook. We’ll look forward to an interesting discussion on this.

As well, members will come prepared to discuss their stock buying/selling activity using the Stock Review form as a guideline for discussions.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ellen's Investment Club Meeting January 17, 2012

Ellen's Investment Club Meeting
Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm, January 17, 2012
Miles Nadal Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON, M5S 2J2

We are having our New Year's Pizza Party at our January session! See you all there.


1.  Sign In /Payment
2.  Treasury Report
3.  Survey Summary
4.  Updates from participants on recent buys using the Stock Review Form
5.  Report on Saputo by Mary Renner-Dray
6.  Review of Dividend Aristocrats
7.  Next Meeting topic
8.  Open Forum