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Question still stands, imo. If anything actuaries need to branch out outside of actuarial circles. I think joining a local business professionals club would be better. Clubs aren't my kind of thing anyways.
I want to have the opportunity to get to know the actuaries in my area.
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Question still stands, imo. If anything actuaries need to branch out outside of actuarial circles. I think joining a local business professionals club would be better. Clubs aren't my kind of thing anyways.
If you join BF's actuarial club, I doubt that a business professionals club would use that as a reason to exclude you.
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Question still stands, imo. If anything actuaries need to branch out outside of actuarial circles. I think joining a local business professionals club would be better. Clubs aren't my kind of thing anyways.
It is a good opportunity for CE, that is usually a lot cheaper (registration and travel) than Larger Actuarial meetings.

It is also a good networking opportunity. I never get involved in the more social aspects
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If you join BF's actuarial club, I doubt that a business professionals club would use that as a reason to exclude you.
Unless I decide to make everyone who joins get a giant face tattoo.
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My area has seen a lot of Actuarial growth in the last 5-10 years, and I was thinking it would be great if there was a way for the Actuaries at the different companies to get to know each other.

Does anyone have any experience starting an Actuarial club? I've never been in one before, so I have lots of questions:
  1. What do you do at meetings?
  2. Since there would be multiple practice areas present, I would think the common thing to talk about is professionalism. Could a presentation count for CPD purposes?
  3. How many times a year do you meet?
  4. Do you ask companies to pay a due?
  5. Is it restricted to credentialed Actuaries, or do you let everyone employed as an actuary participate?
  6. Do you include local universities?

These are more questions around what to do after the club is set up. I know who to contact to get the word out, but do I just go and set up a bank account for the club and tell people to join? I have floated the idea past a few Actuaries in my area, and I think it would be positively received.
It's easier if you make it a local CAS or SOA affiliate, so not crossover big-umbrella club. If you do that, the CAS (and the SoA, I think) have people who can help you deal with the legal side of things (You'll want to set it up as a non-profit, define membership, officer roles, etc.)
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It's easier if you make it a local CAS or SOA affiliate, so not crossover big-umbrella club. If you do that, the CAS (and the SoA, I think) have people who can help you deal with the legal side of things (You'll want to set it up as a non-profit, define membership, officer roles, etc.)
That is good to know, thanks! I didn't think of that.
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