The Anthem Financial Club

The Anthem Financial Club provides timely and educational financial information in a casual, yet professional, format. Topics regularly covered include managing investments, trading strategies, taxes, Medicare, estate planning, IRAs, casino management, local government, utilities and more. 

Anthem Financial Club Meetings

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AFC Stocktoberfest

September 2 - Cyber Security, Roberta Seanor, US Secret Service Representative

October 7 - Current Changes and Updates in Medicare, Joyce Barr 

November 2 - Stocktoberfest Dinner Party at the Delaware Room with German themed menu and entertainment.  

November 19 - FINRA Representatives from the SEC and Nevada Secretary State Offices (CANCELLED)

December 2Las Vegas Tourism Outlook, Bo Jason Bernhard, Ph.D., UNLV

December 4 - Club Fair

Additional information on future AFC meetings will be publicized here on the AFC website.

RECENT SPEAKERS

June 3Options TradingLarry Spodick. We were very happy to hold this meeting in person in the Delaware Room at the Anthem Center after the long Covid 19 related restrictions. Larry shared much of his knowledge and experience from over 30 years of working on the floor of the American and New York Stock Exchanges in many capacities as an option specialist, market maker, and in the option brokerage business.   He teaches an option trading class for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV and is an active daily trader.  Larry provided a lively discussion 

May 6Home Care and Other Long Term Care Alternatives:  Stacy Stoddard and David Stoddard.  Stacy has been a licensed physical therapist over 22 years and David worked as a paramedic and in pharmaceuticals for over 15 years before starting their AMADA Senior Care business eight years ago. David outlined some important distinctions between Home Care and Home Health Care during his presentation.  He emphasized the importance of understanding covered benefits of a Long Term Care policy before purchasing a policy and making a claim.

April 1 - Tyre L. Gray, Esq., President of the Nevada Mining Association, (NVMA) and Drew McGregor, Outreach Manager for the NVMA Mining Companies  The presentation covered the latest development in modern mining, the many ways it benefits Nevada economically, and how the 20+ minerals the industry produces makes our everyday lives possible.  For more information, go to www.NevadaMining.org.

March 4 - Chris and Di Wolfgram Owners/Brokers Windmere Real Estate:  Real Estate Market Outlook 2021 Chris' professional background includes over 40 years in real estate, including over 25 years of experience as a general contractor remodeling luxury residential homes. Chris and Di provided an extensive information about the hot local real estate market with low inventory and rising prices.

February 4 - Howard Stutz:  Gaming Industry 2021 and Beyond  Howard is a highly regarded gaming industry analyst. He has been interviewed many times for articles on happenings with respect to casino financials, mergers, profitability, and industry innovation. Howard explained in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating affect on the Las Vegas area economy.  Tourism/business attendance was the lowest in 30 years in airline travel, conventions, entertainment, etc. into the area.  Due to the pandemic, additional safety measures have been added increasing operational costs.  Many changes will be coming in the near future, especially in technology with cashless gaming and digital wallets.

January 7- Bill Robinson, Ph.D.: US Economic Outlook 2021 with COVID 19 via “Zoom” on . In the well attended ZOOM seminar, Dr. Robinson outlined his reasons for asserting that the next several years will be a period of great moderation with low growth. Bill Robinson is an assistant professor of economics at the Lee School of Business at UNLV.  His expertise extends from economics into the realm of technology and computing.  

AFC Officers for 2021

President                     John Michel

Vice President             Larry Jensen

Treasurer                     Ken Adrian

Secretary                     Juanita Brown

AFC board members:  Ira Adler, Jerry Saepoff, Bill Starr, Art Schuetz, David Weil, and Jane Arnold.

Several AFC Board Director positions are still open.  Anyone interested in joining the AFC Board of Directors, contact John Michel at Michel.JohnF@gmail.com

Financial Club Breakfast Meetings Have Resumed!

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Breakfast meeting

Financial Club breakfast meetings Next meeting will be on September 8, 2021 at 9a.m. in Liberty Room at Liberty Center.  The topic will be on Cyber Security.  Prior meetings covered Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Wills & Trusts, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Travel Tips, Cable/Direct/Sling TV, Cyber Security, Credit Cards, Life After Anthem, Travel Insurance, and Pre-Paid Funerals.  For more information, contact John Michel at Michel.JohnF@gmail.com.