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Nebraska Investment Club’s Roaring Success Pays for Member’s Dream African Safari

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., May 22, 2013 Lucy Romine, a computer program analyst, in Omaha, Neb., made her dream of a safari in South Africa come true by using some of her stake in the Network Investment Club’s $769,500 stock portfolio.

The 18-member all-women investment club was founded 30 years ago, the Omaha World-Herald reports recently. Through the years, members have taken out money for other life goals, including down payments on new homes.

“You know, wouldn’t this be great to think I've invested in this club for 30 years, and I use it to pay for my trip to Africa, my lifelong dream? It kind of gives you a good feeling to have gotten something out of it,” says Lucy, who was joined by her husband, Bob, on the adventure.

Other members have never touched their stash, the article notes, including one whose holdings are at $86,000.

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