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

March 4 - Chris Wolfgram Owner/Broker 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.

Members will receive a Zoom login information for this webinar.  Interested non-members should contact David Weil at for login information 

Due to COVID19 related uncertainties, AFC is organizing a slate of outstanding speakers (tentative) for the rest of 2021 via Zoom or in person.

April 1 - Tyre Gray, Esq.:  Mining Companies in Nevada Tyre L. Gray, Esq., President of the Nevada Mining Association, is a charismatic thought-leader.  Known for his big laugh and positive outlook, Tyre cut his teeth as an educator at an at-risk learning academy before transitioning into the private sector where he spent the past two decades acquiring a wide variety of skills holding leadership positions in the consulting, resorts, and legal industry.  Immediately before taking the helm of the Association, Tyre was an attorney in private practice focusing on government affairs, where he represented a Fortune 5 company and numerous Fortune 500 companies before local, state, and federal regulatory and legislative bodies across the southwestern states.  Tyre’s sharp dress is only matched by his sharp wit and great appreciation for music.  Tyre lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife, Ashanti, son Adonis, and his daughter, Reign.

May 6 - Home Care and Other Long Term Care Alternatives

June 3 - Larry Spodick - Options Trading

July 1 - Travel Industry Outlook

September 2 - Cyber Security

October 7 - Current Changes and Updates in Medicare 

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

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


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.

If interested, please contact John Michel at for the recorded presentation of Howard Stutz.

Bill Robinson, Ph.D.: US Economic Outlook 2021 with COVID 19 via “Zoom” on January 7, 2021. 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             Robb Charles

Treasurer                     Ken Adrian

Secretary                     Larry Jensen

Ira Adler, who has served with great dedication as past AFC Vice President, will be stepping down after serving the maximum term limit for the position.  We appreciate his faithful service and vast knowledge of the club and SCA community in general.

Don Manning, who has served AFC in various capacity with great enthusiasm and talent, will be stepping down as one of the board members.  He will be missed greatly for his excellent contribution and we will continue to rely on him as the "institutional historian."

AFC board members:  Ira Adler, Jerry Saepoff, Bill Van Ooyen, Bill Starr,  Mike Tiernan, 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

Financial Club Breakfast Meetings discontinued until more normal times return

Breakfast meeting

Financial Club breakfast meetings have been held on the third Monday of each month at 9:00am in the Arlington Room at Anthem Center. The most recent breakfast meeting was held on September 21.  The topic was: The Secure Act of December 2019: “How will it affect our IRAs and our beneficiaries when they inherit our IRAs? What are the rules for inherited Roth IRAs?”  Also covered were Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and how to calculate them. Prior meetings covered Cyber Security, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Wills & Trusts, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Travel Tips, Cable/Direct/Sling TV, Credit Cards, Life After Anthem, Travel Insurance, and Pre-Paid Funerals. 

The current COVID-19 restrictions and concerns make it necessary to discontinue these meetings until more normal times return.  Stay tuned.  For more information, contact John Michel at