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Robert’s Rules of Order for Small Boards – A User’s Guide for Chapters & Districts

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The below is only an excerpt from the user guide. For the full, printable version of this guide, please visit the BHS Business & Finance Document Center by clicking here.  For the majority of our chapters and districts within the Barbershop Harmony Society, a board meeting usually does not consist of more than twelve members. In Robert’s Rules of Order, it specifies that where there are not m...
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U.S. Personal Income Tax Deductions for Barbershoppers

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The Barbershop Harmony Society shares the following as a guide, not an authority on US tax law. Always consult with a tax accountant or other professional, when in doubt. Some things you do as a Barbershopper are tax deductible. If you itemize your deductions, you may be entitled to include some expense for barbershop activity. If you had verifiable out‐of‐pocket expense in connection with a chap...
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2016 in review: A Message from CEO Marty Monson

Marty Monson
CEO, Barbershop Harmony Society
Now is the very best time to be a Barbershopper—more than ever. This is how we led off our End of Year letter in 2015. It’s STILL true. Our growth investments in programs, volunteer leadership, personnel and strategic planning have been unprecedented. We have added capacity to boldly expand support to the life of our chapters. We’ve embarked on a sweeping effort to understand our past and pres...
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FOR U.S. CHAPTERS: New Deadline for Forms W-2 & 1099 and Late Filing Penalties

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For further comments, questions or concerns please contact our Customer Service Team at customerservice@barbershop.org or the Chapter Leadership & Education Team at chapters@barbershop.org With the passing of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 last year, there are new filing deadlines for submitting Forms W-2 and Forms 1099-MISC for 2016 of which you need to be aware. ...
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Survey Distributed to Chapter Leaders for 2016

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Last week, an email was distributed to Chapter Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers inviting chapters to provide valuable feedback to our organization! This will help guide us in our strategic direction and work of expanding our reach & influence. Rather than imposing a comprehensive, three-hour ordeal of quantitative questions, we’ve put together this quick “gut-check” survey, which chap...
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Holiday season means EVERYONE SINGS

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Why is it that singing is garnering more attention these days to help our communities? Why does music soothe the soul and invigorate the mind? Isn't this the BHS recipe for success over the past 78 years? The closing months of the year usually mean many singing opportunities: holiday parties, concerts, church sing outs, etc. Remember, this is one time of year when even self-identified "nonsinger...
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Officer & Leadership Reporting Online

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As our election/nomination season approaches, we wanted to remind you of the importance in updating your eBiz profile following the election. PLEASE NOTE: Officers & Leaders for next year must be reported before 12/31 of this year. Current chapter officers expiring this year will drop off the list automatically on that date and will not be capable of making the required updates. Authorized ...
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Eventbrite is making ticket sales easy for BHS customers

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Since we announced the Barbershop Harmony Society and Eventbrite partnership at the beginning of September, more than thirty districts and chapters have signed up to use Eventbrite and to receive discounted pricing.  Here’s what a few have had to say: “It was quick and painless, I got a response within 24 hours, and that was that. Eventbrite customer service is really bar none awesome[...]the f...
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Reminder in Changing Dues Prices Online

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This is a friendly reminder that if your chapter or district are looking to update your dues pricing for the upcoming year, it's important to update your eBiz profile very soon! For our Canadian organizations, no action is needed on your part. Chapters or Districts not changing their dues prices for the upcoming year, no action is needed on your part, either!  The Barbershop Harmony Society is pr...
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