CTCOLIC conducts all of its business in cyberspace, holding a continuous "virtual meeting" via our Yahoo Groups email lists. Our working files are stored at Yahoo Groups as well, either with our main email list or in folders associated with each of our stock study teams. In addition to our email lists, we also hold live meetings via AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). This offers us the quick exchange of ideas and an opportunity to socialize with our fellow Partners. Click on one of the links for more information about our communications.
Most of CTCOLIC's business is done via 10 public email lists that use the Yahoo Groups list server for processing. Our Partners and Prospective Partners may post to the mailing lists, while others may follow our activities by subscribing to these lists and obtaining "read only" privileges. We use our main “ctcolic” list for Club business and the “coastchat” list for non-business messages. We also have one list for each of our 8 stock study Teams where a Team’s preparatory discussions are held (see our and pages for more information about our studies).
If you wish to follow all of our activities, you’ll need to subscribe to all 10 lists. If you want to begin more slowly, just subscribe to the main business list –“ctcolic” – and add more lists later.
The lists are (click the list name to
subscribe via email):
List for Partners Only:
ctcolic-partners-only – Email list for private Partner business.
Yet another list:
We also have a separate CTC_BookChat list for investing book discussions. All subscribers to this list may participate in the discussions.
The subscription process is simple:
Once your subscription is approved:
While we are discussing and presenting our studies, we use the “Files” area at Yahoo Groups to store our files. Anyone subscribed to the lists can download files from Yahoo Groups, but only Partners may upload files to the area. In the early Team discussion phase of a study, the Teams use the file area associated with their Team’s individual email list. As the discussion moves to the main CTCOLIC email list, final drafts of study files are posted to the ctcolic file area into the "Current Studies" folder.
From the CTCOLIC list home page, there are also folders for "Current Portfolio" and "Watchlist", which contain our current files for the stocks we own or are watching.
To find our files, go to the appropriate list’s home page at Yahoo Groups and choose the “Files” link or click the links below, which should whisk you away to the correct files area for each list:
Once a presentation is finished, the study files are moved to a permanent location on our web site – check out the “Stock Studies” folder for more information.
CTCOLIC holds monthly business meetings, along with other instructional sessions, (see our Study Schedule page) in an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) chat room. To participate, you must obtain a screen name from AOL, then download and install the the free AIM software.
Just before the scheduled meeting time, one of our officers signs onto AIM, begins a chat session, then invites all of the participants into the chat room. You must make sure that your AIM screen name is up-to-date on the current contact list to be invited into the chat session; forward any changes to the ctcolic email list.
All of our meetings are open to the public, but only Partners and Prospective Partners may “speak”. After you register with AOL and choose a screen name, you will need to contact our Membership Committee to be added to the invitation list.
Copyright © 2002 Coast to Coast Online Investment