As I have disclosed in the past, I am a proud shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. I have sold 40 shares since the 50 to 1 split, and I have 10 class B shares currently. I am a big fan of Warren Buffett. I like his style. One of my dreams has always been to see him in person.
Fortunately for me, one of the perks of owning stock in a company is an invitation to its annual meeting. Berkshire Hathaway is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been holding an annual meeting there every spring for decades.
Not one to pass up on an opportunity to live out one of my dreams in life, I took Berkshire up on the offer, and I have two passes for the meeting, on May 1st, 2010, at the Qwest Center in Omaha. I talked a buddy into driving out there with me, and we plan to spend two nights in one of the biggest cities of America’s heartland.
Attending a shareholder meeting is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but having an opportunity to listen to Mr. Buffett, and his associate Charlie Munger, speak about the future of the company sounds like a blast to me. Berkshire owns a large number of businesses, and many of them are located around Omaha. Almost every business will be on hand to sell their wares, and the company is supplying shuttles to take you to places like the Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheim’s jewelry store.
If any readers are going to be in Omaha for the meeting, I would love to meet up at some point for a cup of coffee. If you are not going to be there, don’t worry. You will get a full report when I get back.