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Value Line Access Through Local Library

All Pennsylvania residents have free access to the Free Library of Philadelphia, including Value Line online. You will need a Free Library of Philadelphia card. To access the Library, go to: https://www.freelibrary  Click in the upper right corner of the home page to sign up for one. 

After your Pennsylvania residency is verified, you will receive an email with your library card number.
To access the Library web site, you need to log in, using your library card number plus a PIN number of your
choice. You can review the directions by clicking here

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 2019 Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletter
Winter 2019 Pittsburgh Chapter Newsletter


Terry Lyon Receives the 2017 Thomas E. O'Hara Service Award

Left to right - Nick Stratigos, President, Pittsburgh Chapter - Terry Lyon, 2017 O'Hara Award Winner - Doug Gerlach, President, I-club Central.


Terry Lyon is a founding Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter, which was chartered in 1985. He has been active continuously in a number of roles as a Director since then.  At various times he has been President, Vice President, and Secretary.
During the years when Investors Fairs were a popular annual event, Terry’s input into their planning and execution was essential to their success. As part of the Investors Fair programs, he also organized and ran the very popular Club Portfolio contest each year.
Terry was one of the founders of the Pittsburgh Chapter’s first Model Investment Club in 1993, and continues to serve as Club President. The Model Club has a large, very enthusiastic and active membership, and also sees a large number of visitors.
He has been a frequent instructor in the Stock Selection Guide, Club Accounting, and most other BetterInvesting related investment topics. Many of the Chapter’s investment clubs have also benefited from Terry’s club visits.  
The Thomas E. O’Hara Service Award presented by BetterInvesting honors one of our co-founders Thomas E. O’Hara.  It is given semi-annually to a Chapter director chosen for giving outstanding service to BetterInvesting and the local chapter.


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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