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Old 03-27-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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Does anybody go to these?

My portfolio contains a few individual stocks.....mostly for consumption of excess testosterone, I think. In my mind, I always envisioned jetting off to attend the annual meetings if they were held somplace interesting, voting my 9 shares in person, getting in some 'R&R' before and after the preceedings, and deducting the travel expense on my taxes. I've never done this, but just recieved the required invite for ISCA (a play on NASCAR) in Daytona Beach. This one at least has some possibility for interesting perks. It got me wondering if anyone has any stories or feedback on what to expect. BTW, the stock is a dog. I will probably hold it for a long time, tho.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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I want to branch into a few individual stocks and do the same thing! Now anybody got a line on what stocks holds the annual meetings in Hawaii? With my luck I will only get Omaha!!!
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I have never been to one (working stiff with no time), but I am sorely tempted. Two of the stocks I own are local banks in an area about 45 minutes south. One is really tiny (5 branches) and a couple board members are family friends. They hold the meeting in a local country club and apparently serve good food and booze. The other just announced their meeting date in May at a local Yacht club.
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I want to branch into a few individual stocks and do the same thing! Now anybody got a line on what stocks holds the annual meetings in Hawaii?
Sure, here you go, scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose your meeting.

http://starbulletin.com/2007/03/03/b...bloomberg.html

Note: I wouldn't necessarily touch any of these companies with your 10-foot pole, let alone my ER portfolio, but I've happily used or sampled many of their products...
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I went to one that was local. Pretty boring. It was a smaller company so the only motions were to elect directors and pick an accounting firm. I was the only stockholder there.

The trick is to incorporate and have your annual meeting anywhere in the US you want. I did that when I had earnings from computer consulting. Had the meeting in Montana.
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Is there an accountant in the house? I'm not sure a shareholder attending an annual meeting of shareholders can deduct the expenses of attending that meeting. I think the IRS might treat these expenses as personal expenses and not legitimate business expenses. If anyone finds out differently, please let me know because I would like to attend several shareholder meetings in some desirable locations.
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Heh, I seem t o recall that years ago the UK brewing and pub-owning companies had a problem because they would put out a nice spread at the annual meeting. Large number of "old age pensioners" started buying one share f each company so that they could turn up and put the feed bag on.
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