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Certified Leadership Facilitators Commissioned at Harmony University 2017

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As a part of the recent Harmony University 2017, the Barbershop Harmony Society certified five new Leadership Facilitators, whose purpose is to serve as a community of trained experts who are passionate about making a difference through thought leadership.    The Certified Leadership Facilitator program is one of the components under the volunteer arm Leadership Operations Project Team (LO...
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BHS Member Center: Chapter & District Updates AND Updated Membership Application

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We’ve received a number of frequently asked questions related to the new BHS Member Center these last few weeks, specific to your role as a chapter or district leader and wanted to take the opportunity to share some additional information & resources with you. Available online are training videos and documentation on how to utilize the Member Center as a chapter or district leader: help.barbe...
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Discovering Hidden Member Talents…

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The Healthy Chapter Initiative has published a sample "Chapter Member Talent Survey" that chapters can utilize as a resource in discovering talents of their members.  Serving as a potential starting point for your nominating committee to dive into finding individuals to serve in various positions with your chapter, this also primarily serves as a tool in finding capabilities of your members to ma...
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Information for Members Crossing the Border for BHS Activities

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The Barbershop Harmony Society shares this information as a guide and is not an authority on, nor does it provide legal advice regarding, U.S. or Foreign Law.  Always consult with a professional when in doubt. For a Printable Version of this information, please CLICK HERE. This information is specific for members who are planning to or frequently attend meetings or conventions hosted by the Barbe...
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Financial Filings Coming Due for Chapters, Districts & Subsidiaries of BHS

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Have you already submitted your required IRS 990 or CRA Filings? THANK YOU! Many of our chapters, districts, and subsidiaries have already filed these reports but may not have reported to Society HQ. Filing these reports with the IRS, CRA, or other equivalent is not just a good idea; it is the law!    The Barbershop Harmony Society also requires reporting to the organization as a matter of compl...
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Chapter Guidelines for Conducting a Music Director Search

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Sooner or later every chapter/chorus will find it necessary to find a new music director. Many things can be done to maximize the probability of success in finding a director. We recognize that this isn’t always an easy process, but we hope these guidelines can help provide some suggestions around the process of a search. Important note: These guidelines are not intended to be a ‘checklist’ bu...
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Direct them to the dotted line… A Sample Contract for Chapter Music Leaders

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Most chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society have a music director for their chorus. BHS has provided a SAMPLE contract as a starting point for negotiations and conversations with your music leader. As with any type of contract, it may be appropriate for the chapter and the individual to negotiate amendments and modifications to suit their own circumstances. If either party is in doubt about ...
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Insurance Coverage for BHS Chapter Owned Property

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The Society has worked out an arrangement to offer insurance coverage for chapter-owned property.   Coverage is available at various levels; property covered includes risers, uniforms, audio and visual equipment and all the normal paraphernalia needed to operate the chapter.   If your chapter has property and you wish to participate in this program, complete the enrollment form and return to t...
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Revised BMI/SESAC Show Clearance Form for U.S. Chapters

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has updated our Application for Show Clearance: BMI & SESAC License Form and is now available for download on our Society online Document Center. The general form updates are reflective of what our current process is for processing show clearance requests as an organization, alongside your District Leadership. We're happy to report that rates for a BMI/SESAC Sho...
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Your Chapter and the BHS Standard Chapter Bylaws

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As you likely know, every chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society follows a set of Standard Chapter Bylaws as updated and edited by the Society Board of Directors. Simply, when an update is made to the document, it automatically becomes effective to all chapters.  While changes are infrequent, it's important that you and your chapter remain up-to-date. When a change is made, an email is always s...
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