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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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Harmony University announces returning faculty members

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Join us in welcoming back our returning faculty members! We are thrilled to share our roster of returning faculty and staff who taught with us last year... or perhaps for the last 25! These 38 rock stars are being joined by our first year class of 12 and our 8 returning faculty that have been away for a time.    Please welcome back.... Coaching TrackGary Plaag, DEANSteven ArmstrongAntho...
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A message from Marty…

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Now is the very best time to be a Barbershopper A bold statement? You bet. The Society is better positioned today for making a change in the world than we have been for years. Consider: Barbershop is getting meaningful media coverage (NBC’s Today Show, Fox and Friends, Redeye with Tom Shillue, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, local stations, etc.) and YouTube (almost 4 million views in ...
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In Memoriam: Charlie Cawley

-submitted by Bill Colosimo As many of you likely know, for many years the International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest was sponsored by MBNA, then the largest credit card issuing bank in the world. When MBNA was acquired by Bank of America, the latter continued its sponsorship until recent years, specifically as a result of the acquisition agreement. (The Contest is now sponsored by our o...
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BHS 2014 Annual Report

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We are making a difference Hundreds at a time. One at a time. In our chapters and quartets and districts, in concerts and schools, even on YouTube and Facebook,  Barbershoppers are reaching out to millions of people each year. Every step we take, individually and collectively, preserves and encourages the music, of course; but equally importantly, we preserve and extend our values of singing, joi...
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Fall 2015 House of Delegates bulletin (HoD)

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Why a House of Delegates bulletin? In an always connected mobile world, the notion of a “letter” to the House of Delegates (HoD) might seem rather quaint. Every topic discussed here is hashed out daily in Basecamp discussions, Facebook -- you know the drill. So, rather than comprehensively cataloging every activity, this edition aims at highlighting recent and future activities of the Society tha...
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