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BetterInvesting Honors Volunteers for Exemplary Service in Investment Education


Madison Heights, Mich., July 10, 2007 – BetterInvesting, a national, nonprofit association with a mission of creating a nation of educated individual investors, presented four BetterInvesting volunteers with the association’s highest awards at its annual convention held in Dallas, June 21-24. 

“Our volunteers contribute tremendously to BetterInvesting’s success,” said Bonnie Reyes, president and COO of BetterInvesting. “Their dedication to teaching about long-term investing directly supports our mission of creating a nation of educated individual investors.”

Chris Edwards of Lubbock, Texas, received the Thomas O’Hara award, named after BetterInvesting’s co-founder and chairman emeritus. The O’Hara award honors outstanding contributions by members of BetterInvesting’s regional chapters. Edwards has spent nearly a decade as a volunteer instructor with BetterInvesting’s West Texas Chapter.

Anne Uno of McLean, Va., received the Kenneth S. Janke Lifetime Achievement award. The award, named for retired chairman and CEO of BetterInvesting, Kenneth Janke, recognizes a volunteer with at least 25 years of chapter service. Uno has nearly 30 years of investor education service with BetterInvesting and served nearly a decade on the National Investors Association Advisory Board (NIAAB), where she worked to promote financial literacy among youths.

Jim Hurt of Milford, Ohio, received the Dick Dwyer Service award. The award, named after long-time volunteer, Dick Dwyer, is presented to a chapter director who has given exceptional service to the organization. Hurt has been a member of the OKI Tri-State Chapter for a decade and currently serves as a chapter director, overseeing all computer activities. 

Shanna Rendon of Grand Junction, Colo., received the Kenfield-Burris Online Service award. The award, named after Dick Kenfield and Wendell Burris, who gave countless hours to BetterInvesting’s online education effort, was awarded to Rendon for providing exemplary service to the BetterInvesting online community. Her goal is to have all the organization’s investing tools and resources online to make it more convenient for people to learn how to invest. In addition, Rendon helped found the Western Slope Chapter nearly a decade ago.

“It is our pleasure to honor these exceptional volunteers for their commitment to BetterInvesting’s educational mission,” said Larry Reno, chairman of the NIAAB. “BetterInvesting’s 1,500 volunteers carry the organization’s message of investing for the long term throughout the nation.”

The BetterInvesting national convention attracted more than 600 seasoned, novice and aspiring investors.  

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BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit association with members consisting of investment clubs and individual investors.  Founded in 1951 and with headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich., BetterInvesting is considered the pioneer of the modern investment club movement, as well as the voice of the individual investor.  BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a sound program of investment education and information to help its members become successful long-term, lifetime investors. The BetterInvesting community currently consists of more than 131,000 individual members, and more than 13,000 investment clubs


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