Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road, from 7:30 am - 9:00 am.  

Cost:  Members - $22 (includes CE processing) ~ Non-Members - $32 (additional fee of $10 for CE processing)

 Upcoming Presentations

Upcoming 2014 Chapter Meetings & Events

Date: May 21st, 2014

Speaker: Adam Ostermiller, Rainier
Topic: "Discovering Opportunities in International Small Cap Equities"

Location: Garden of the Gods Club
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Cost: $22 for members; $32 for non-members
Continuing Education: To be determined

Program Description: There are 4,000 companies within the international small cap universe, representing nearly 50% of the entire global opportunity set. The sheer size of this space limits market efficiencies and creates an opportunity for experienced active managers to generate excess returns. Learn more about the many attractive attributes of this unique and dynamic asset class.

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Upcoming 2014  Chapter Meetings & Events

 June 18th, 2014
David Chiavacci, CIMA Janus Capital Group
Topic: TBD

July 16th, 2014
Carol S. Craigie, MA, ChFC, CFP
Topic: Ethics

August 20th, 2014
Member Appreciation Event with hors d'orderves
Location: Coutura Design Inspirations, 6380 Corporate, Centre Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

September 17, 2014
FPA Symposium - No Meeting

October 15th, 2014
Doug Goldberg, Esq, Goldberg Law Center, P.C.
Topic: Directed Trustue Models - CO Ins CE & CFP CE

November 19th, 2014
Bernie Benyak, CFP, Senior Tax Manager, Stockman Kast Ryan & Co.
Topic: TBD

December 2014
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!

Past 2014 & 2013 Chapter Meetings & Events

April 2014
Eli Lyons
Topic: "Revolution in the Retirement Plan Marketplace"

March 2014
Eric Pollackov
Topic: "What every advisor should know about Exchange Traded Funds (EFT's)"

February 2014
Ken Harris, CFA and Nicholas Foley
Topic: "Hazards and Opportunities in Fixed Income"

January 2014
Jon Pagnozzi
Topic: "Saving for College"

November 2013
Kevin Forbush
Topic: Blended Families

October 2013
Carol Cragie, ChFC®, MA, CFP®
Topic: Ethics with a Behavior Twist

September 2013
No Chapter Event - We invite all SoColo FPA members to attend the 2013 Symposium in Denver
Link to Registration Brochure:  2013 Financial Planning Symposium

August 13th
Speaker: Mary Kelly, PhD
"The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: A Short Look at the U.S. Economy - The Least You Need to Know"

"Unlock the Future of the Economy- An Economic Perspective and What Businesses Need to Watch in the Next 12 Months", presented by Mary Kelly, PhD. “The economic and political landscape is rapidly changing in the US as well in Europe and Asia. Socio-political events are impacting the financial markets as never before. What do you need to know? How is the Economy going to impact your business?

July 17th
George Walper, President, Spectrem Group
Topic: Investor Sentiment

June 19th
Speakers: Eric Davis, Integrity Bank & Trust
Topic: Self-Directed IRAs: What Every Advisor Should Know

May 15th

Speakers: Kurt Czarnowski
Topic: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait…And Work

April 17th
Speakers: Ron Lint
Topic: ESOP Power: An Advanced Planning Strategy for Private Corporations

March 20th
Speakers: Kevin Forbush & Doug Goldberg
Topic: "Planning in Light of ATRA and the ACA: Opportunities and Pitfalls” 

February 20th
Greg Gandy
Topic: Income Tax Planning Overview

January 16th
Peter Waggpmer
Topic: Property & Casualty Insurance - A Contact Sport

Past 2012 Chapter Meetings & Events

December 5th
Chris Christian
Topic: College Planning - The Real Story

October 17th
Don Marsh
Topic: Understanding the Mature Marketplace

September 19th
 Stephen Wershing, CFP®, President
Topic: Secrets of Referral Marketing

August 21st
 Craig Zablocki
Topic: Radical Leadership and Team Building

July 18th
 Herb Daroff, J.D., , CFP® 
Topic: Ethical Conduct - Webinar

June 20th
 Tom Viola, Black Rock
Topic: The New Diversification - Adapting Asset Allocation to Changing Times


Ethics is a required course and for many years it has covered the same stuff in the same way. NOT THIS TIME! What's different?


1. CFP® Board released a very practical checklist that can be used in client files that you can use to make sure you are fulfilling the requirements and support you in case of an audit. This will be the basis of the program.
2. It’s not just theory but we will be discussing practical application with business practices that make it easy to be compliant AND improve your business.
3. We will be reviewing how to embed behavioral economic concepts in your compliance activities that will make it easier for clients to act on your recommendations.


Cost: $20 for Members; $30  for Non-Members (additionall $10 charge may be assessed for filing CE credits)

CE Information: 2 hours Ethics Credit for CFP® and you can leave after 2 hours. 3 hours Ethics Credit for insurance and YOU MUST STAY THE FULL THREE TO GET THE INSURANCE CREDIT AS CONFIRMED BY THE INSURANCE BOARD