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Chapter & District Financial Reviews: A User’s Guide

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Financial Reviews: A Guide for Chapter & District Leaders Most chapter and district officers cringe when they hear the word “audit.” Perhaps it brings to mind a room of accountants who have really sharp pencils that consistently need to be sharpened and astronomically large-sized ledger sheets… or maybe it’s fear that an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) agent is l...
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Refreshed Tutorials for Chapter & District Leaders

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As a part of the Healthy Chapter Initiative, our team continues work on bringing education & leadership materials up-to-date for our Chapter & District Leaders.  Updated eBiz (members-only) tutorials are now included on the front page. These tutorials are the most commonly asked about, specifically in regards to updating an eBiz profile. For all Chapter & District Leaders, login to e...
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Our Commitment to Protecting Our Youth

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It is the mission of the Barbershop Harmony Society "to enrich lives through singing." In fulfilling our mission, we participate in a wide range of activities involving young people!  We encourage each chapter and district to review the Society policy statement as well as the updated forms provided on our website. The Barbershop Harmony Society maintains its commitment to upholding high standards...
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Updated Online Training Videos Available for Chapter Secretaries & More to Come!

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The Barbershop Harmony Society, through its Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), has created eight new training modules for new AND existing chapter secretaries. These videos cover the essentials in the valuable work of the chapter secretary and were developed by fellow officers who know what it takes to make this job efficient and effective. Many thanks to these content experts for their work! To a...
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Coming Soon to a Fall Convention near you – Barbershop Town Hall Listening Sessions!

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What are they?  A chance for every member to tell the Society’s Strategic Planning Team what they think of the results of our recent surveys on the state of our Society and potential future directions. Why are they?  We can’t plan for our future if we don’t understand what really matters to our current and future members.  And we can’t do that without listening, really listening, to what you hav...
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Strategic Planning Update: Member Wisdom Revealed!

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Since our last post about Strategic Planning, a variety of activities designed to more clearly hear the “Voice of the Society” at many different levels have been completed. On May 13-15, the Society Board of Directors (SBOD) met for a three day reflective retreat, where they discussed: Our DNA Why We Exist The Past and Future History of the Society Big Shifts We’re Making and Must Make ...
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LAUNCHED: Long range strategic planning is underway!

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Over the last three years, the team at Harmony Hall, your Society Board of Directors, and the Districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) have been focused on enriching our programs, tightening our operations, building visibility and partnerships, and setting the Society on a sustainable financial path.  With much of that work now underway, BHS is secure in the present and very excited to b...
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HU seeking Leadership Facilitators… maybe YOU

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Your experience can make a difference The Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its education offerings, and seeks dynamic, effective facilitators for its revitalized leadership education project. The initial group of certified facilitators will be part of a talent pool entrusted with new Harmony University branded leadership materials which will circulate in district leadership academies and o...
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Society Board announces update to bylaws

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At meetings this fall, after consulting with the District Presidents Council, the Society Board updated the Standard Chapter Bylaws to provide more flexibility to chapters in the manner in which they operate.  All chapters MUST follow the Standard Chapter Bylaws unless they have been granted a variance by the Society’s Governance and Bylaws Committee.  A copy of the updated bylaws can be viewed on...
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