Thank you Sponsors and Attendees of the BSTA Annual Conference!
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Dear BSTA Members,
I want to thank you all for making the 80th annual conference a success. I especially want to thank all of our Sponsors for without them, these events wouldn’t be possible. We had a great turnout for the 2015 Charles J. Thornton Award recipient Lisa Showalter Hopkins, BSTA President 1983. It was a pleasure to meet Lisa and her husband Charles, and from our conversations it is no wonder she made such a lasting impression on our association.
We had another packed room for Peter Kovac who gave an interesting perspective on the Flash Boys book from Michael Lewis. Would pay to see them in the same room, perhaps next year. Thursday afternoon was glorious weather wise and it seemed like this group had been ready to get out of hibernation for some time. We had 275 attendees, a new record, and the crowd was not disappointed. From the cold drafts, the toasty lobster rolls to the good conversation and some back beats supplied by Rodell; the night had it all. We also raised some seed money for an upcoming event for the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. We were lucky to have Andy McCawley speak to the crowd and help drive the 50/50 raffle. The top sponsors got a VIP cocktail reception in the visitors’ clubhouse, and the Homerun sponsor, Liquidnet getting a rare opportunity to take a tour behind the fabled Fenway scoreboard. The night would not be complete in Boston without a decent fight. Haymakers for Hope supplied the bouts and another great night of boxing and Cancer awareness.
Fast forward to Friday morning and with Bloody Marys in hand we embarked on the inaugural Harbor tour about the Majestic. We had over 50 guests enjoy the tranquil Boston harbor and great lunch of filet, salmon with roasted vegetables, a good time was had by all. Last but certainly not least we hosted the Golf tournament at the prestigious Myopia Hunt Club. The weather was cool and cloudy to start but warmed up for a perfect spring day. The hosts were cordial and attendees on the course were more than helpful. Some golfers told me it was the best tournament, BSTA or not, that they had ever attended!
To summarize this year’s events made me proud to be your President, I want to acknowledge all the hard work our volunteer board did in bringing this great event together. A special nod to our Board coordinator, event planner and friend Carol McKean for all her hard work. Last but not least a big thank you to smilin’ John Rich who has been taking photos for us for as long as I can remember. His Winter shot graces the cover of this year’s membership booklet.
Thank you for your support,
Save the Date!
Summer Soiree @ Tia’s Waterfront, August 6th, 4:30pm
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Why Join The BSTA?
The Boston Securities Traders Association has been representing the local trading community since 1936. At the BSTA, we pride ourselves on being one of the largest memberships in the country which allows us to be well represented in both the National STA and in Washington, DC. Maintaining a strong presence requires the Boston trading community to be actively involved with the association. For that reason, we are eagerly seeking new members and want to highlight just a few of the benefits of BSTA membership:
- Education: The BSTA holds various events throughout the year that are free to all members. Over the past few years the BSTA has hosted events such as Technical Analysis 101, New Rules and Regulations effecting our Industry, HFT & ETF Panels, Option workshops, and more.
- Charity: The BSTA takes an active role in supporting multiple local charities and seeks out opportunities to give back to the community. Last year we were financially and physically involved in events with Habitat for Humanity, the Shattuck Shelter, Cotting School and Haymakers for Hope.
- Networking: The BSTA hosts several social events each year. All of the events are well attended, provide excellent networking opportunities, and many have become annual traditions that are not to be missed.
All ‘Associate’ and ‘General’ members have the opportunity to participate in these types of events as well as take advantage of the many other benefits membership provides. We believe that our association enables its members to grow both personally and professionally through a variety of offered activities. If the above information interests you, please click on the link below for a membership application or reach out to one of the current board members for more details.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Governors BSTA Administrator