The Tom Crooker Investment Forum of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University is a regular gathering of members with an interest in personal investing. The group is led by a moderator. An attempt is made to strike a balance between informality and spontaneity while maintaining structure and focus throughout meetings. This activity has been in continuous existence since Sep 1995 and meets regularly throughout the year. The Forum meets as a class during the four-term OLLI calendar, and as a club session between terms when the OLLI office is open.Discussions are open, and all members are encouraged to participate. The focus is on topics of particular interest to retirees, including individual stocks, various types of mutual funds, limited partnerships and various investment trusts. Questions are always welcome and an attempt is made to serve members with all levels of knowledge and experience. No prior qualifications are required. Members are strongly advised to do their own research before making any investment decision. The forum provides an opportunity for members to freely share experiences and exchange information.