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Updated Training Manual for Chapter Treasurers

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The Barbershop Harmony Society, through its Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), has updated and revised the Chapter Treasurer Manual.   In prior years, the chapter treasurer manual also had a separate "exhibits manual". We've since consolidated the two into one. The new manual includes increased appendices towards the end of the document for reference and guidance for our chapters.  In the coming ...
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New Process for ASCAP Reporting for Chapters

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All of our U.S. Chapters must complete an annual ASCAP Reporting Form and submit that information (with corresponding payment, if applicable) at the end of each year.  Effective January 2017, chapters will no longer be sending their ASCAP Reporting Forms to their district secretary for processing. Instead, all ASCAP forms and applicable payments should be sent to the Barbershop Harmony Society di...
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Annual bulletin contest now accepting entries

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What gets measured gets improved, and this applies to the craft of communications  just as much as it does to singing. These contests supervised by PROBE, the organization for Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors, can help you improve and advance your skills:  International Bulletin Contest, open to all BHS editors. Deadline is March 3rd, 2017. Contact chairman Lowell Shank: Lowell....
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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
Executive Director/CEO
Barbershop Harmony Society
ceo@barbershop.org | 800.876.7464
www.barbershop.org/healthychapters
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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