Picture this – it’s early May, the snow has melted from all but the
deepest woods, most lakes have thawed, the birds are singing…. in other
words, it’s finally Spring again, even here in frosty Maine. Last month
was April, with the last of the season’s snowstorms, mud everywhere and -
oh yes -Tax Day. But even those worries are over for most of us, by
now. Or are they? The snow and mud may be gone, but do the doubts
persist? Are there regrets for the way we did – or didn’t – manage our
finances last year? Could we do it better next year? Well-informed
investment advice, anyone? Help!
Enter William J. Towle ’59,
who holds multiple degrees in engineering and public policy from Tech
and Georgetown, attended Delft Technical University as a Fulbright
Scholar, and has traveled much of the world for work, study and the joy
of discovery. He has lived in locales as diverse as Boston, Bethesda,
Los Angeles, Geneva, New Delhi, and Raymond, ME.
Mr. Towle’s professional resume is studded with familiar
acronyms including MIT, Avco, TRW, WHO and TASC, and over the years, his
work has taken him on missions to 53 countries (so far). A common
thread in the story is his mastery of complex, mathematics-intensive
subjects, first as a Systems Engineer, then as a Management Scientist
and finally as a Registered Investment Advisor – with the unique
perspective of an investor with 55 years of personal experience, i.e. an expert outsider within the field of finance.
He’ll be “wearing this hat” when he addresses our group, and sharing
his insights as to best practices for small investors – i.e. “Avoiding
the big Mistakes” as he puts it. Some of his “adages” may surprise us
all! This promises to be a fascinating talk, and one that will provide
us with a variety of immediate and very useful takeaways.
Please join us for dinner on Thursday, May5th,
at Seasons Grille in the Ramada Inn Plaza in Portland to hear Mr.
Towle’s talk on this very timely topic. We will begin gathering at 5:30
P.M. Cash bar service will be available at that time. A buffet dinner
featuring chicken marsala will be served at 6:00, and Mr. Towle’s talk
will begin at 7:00. Cost is $28 per person.
To reserve a place
for yourself and your guests, please click on the Registration button
at the top of the page, to register online with a credit card; or
download a printable form that can be mailed with a check to our Club
Treasurer. Registration deadline is Monday May 2nd. Please call Ervin Davis (207.202.8096) or Bill Bisson (207.317.1995) if you have any questions.
To reserve seats for yourself and your guests, please use either buttons above to register online with credit card, or mail in the register form with a check for $28 per person to our Club Treasurer by Monday May 2nd. Please call Erv Davis at 1-207-282-8096, or Bill Bisson at 1-207-797-6356 for more information.
Driving Instructions to: Seasons Grille
155 Riverside St, Portland, ME 04103
From I-95, coming from either north or south:
1. Take Exit 48 for Larrabee Rd, toward ME-25 / US-302 / Riverside St.
2. From the exit, continue onto Larrabee Rd
3. Turn right onto Riverside St
4. The Seasons Grille is in the Ramada Inn Plaza, at 155 Riverside St. (Directly behind the Ramada Inn).