Hostelling International Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh Council, American Youth Hostels)
To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation.

Dedicated Volunteers

Pittsburgh Council is run by dedicated volunteers. There are two separate but equally important groups of people who keep the council going.  The Board of Directors is responsible for the management and operation of the council and hostels. The Activities Council is concerned with the activities program. All positions are voluntarily and require lots of time, effort and commitment to do the job right.

Pittsburgh Council is governed by an elected Board of Directors:

Kyra Straussman, President
Ben Brugmans, Vice President
Larry Laude, Treasurer
George Schmidt, Secretary

Bernie Colligan
Michael Evans
Tom Hardy
Maureen Hogan
Maribeth Hook
Marianne Kasica
Marc Reisman
Kevin Swenson
Roy Weil
Ray Yutzy

The Activities Program is run by a dedicated group of Activity Chairpersons:

Chairman - Ben Brugmans 
Bicycling - Joan Roolf
Canoeing - Paul Henry
Canoeing - Brain McBane
Family Activities - Barbara Hanusa
Hiking - Ben Brugmans 
Kayaking Sea - Fran Fleming
Kayaking Sea - Vickie Gotaskie
Kayaking Whitewater - Ray Yutzy
Mailing - Don Hoecker
Newsletter - Joel Platt
Open House - Luc Berger
Rafting - John Orndorff
Rambles - Dick Fisher 
Rock Climbing - Ann Minard
Rock Climbing - Chuck Jones
Sailing - Bob Zavos
Store Keeper - Steve Poprocky
Trail Systems - Jim Ritchie
Web Master - Roy Weil

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"To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation."

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