For our next branch meeting something completely different - we are going to the Berkshire Hathaway 2017 AGM in Omaha Nebraska - virtually that is!
The real AGM was held on Saturday May 6th, and on Saturday June 10th we will be replaying the webcast of the Q&A session with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Charlie and Warren are onstage for 5 hours (with a one hour lunch break at the halfway mark) answering questions sent in by shareholders, and also questions from some of the 40,000 shareholders attending the meeting.
It is a great event - inspirational and informative and it could be one of the last opportunities to see Warren (86 years old) and Charlie (93 years old) together at a Berkshire Hathaway AGM.
Cheryl Barber has kindly arranged for a room we can use at Ray White Real Estate, this is located at level 1, 77 Thorndon Quay above the most colourful Resene shop. We will start playing the webcast just after 2pm and wrap up by 7pm at the latest. You can come later, or leave early, or both! Tea and coffee will be available during the session and we will also make sure there is something for afternoon tea. Afterwards we may head into town for dinner at a restaurant that Warren would approve of - we will decide that on the day.
There is no cost for the session but spaces are limited. If you want to come RSVP to book your spot and get access details as the front door may be locked when you arrive.
We meet on the second Tuesday of most months from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Our meetings are held at the Royal Society rooms 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, just opposite New World on Murphy Street. It is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the main bus and railway station and there is good parking after 5pm at the Royal Society or on Murphy Street.
The Royal Society car parks are around the perimeter of the building and can be used. There are also paid Wilson car parks, these are marked private and there is a yellow line delineating them from the Royal Society car parks.
Meeting dates for the rest of 2017