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The Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletters

The Pittsburgh Chapter Spring newsletter was mailed to all BetterInvesting members in the Pittsburgh Chapter.  The newsletter is in Adobe PDF format.

Spring 2020 Newsletter
Winter 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2019 Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletter
Winter 2019 Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletter



We want to honor the following clubs for celebrating five year increment anniversaries for 2020:

Odd Lots Investment Club for 45Years

Lettuce Bunch Investment Club for 35 Years

Congratulations to both of these clubs


Gary Tipton Receives the 2019 Dick Dwyer Award for Investing Education

Left to right -  Nick Stratigos, Pittsburgh Chapter President, Ken Kavula, BI Mid-Michigan Chapter, Gary Tipton, Pittsburgh Chapter

Gary has been active in the Pittsburgh chapter for 23 years. He has served on our chapter board for 20 years. Gary has served as our Chapter president for 3 years. During his term, he reinvigorated our full day education program. He has been an active teacher for many years holding classes on the Stock Selection Guide, Portfolio Management and Investment Clubs. He currently is the chapter vice president and makes sure we always have an education program at our chapter meetings.

This Service Award presented by BetterInvesting honors the memory of Dick Dwyer, recognizing the spirit in which he so unselfishly served many facets of BetterInvesting. Dick gave invaluable assistance to the Washington (D.C.) Chapter and the entire membership. He was a fine human being and a shining example for all of us.

The winner of the Dick Dwyer Service Award exemplifies Dick’s attributes of being Service oriented a dedication to BetterInvesting principles, contributes to investment education within a chapter, friendly and people oriented and working without seeking recognition. Gary certainly exemplifies all of these characteristics.

 Local Clubs Receive Anniversary Certificates
We want to honor the following clubs for celebrating five year increment anniversaries this year:

Koppel Investment Club, Koppel, PA - 50 Years

Left to right Nick Stratigos, Pittsburgh Chapter President, Mark Robertson of Maniest Investing, Koppel Club Members, Charlie Moss and Rob Martin

Six-Pack Investment Club, Coraopolis, PA - 30 Years

Members of the Six Pack Investment Club with their Certifiate

Along with the following clubs celebrating their Anniversaries

Mayvest Investment Club, Saint Mary’s, PA - 30 Years 
Johnstown Investment Club, Johnstown, PA - 25 Years
Serious Investment Club, Cranberry Township, PA - 20 Years

Congratulations to each of these clubs.


To stay up-to-date with Pittsburgh Chapter education presentations, join us on our "NEW" Meetup page. Classes and programs being offered by the Chapter will be listed at this site.

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