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Stop by the BHS Membership Booth in Las Vegas — you might win a great prize!

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If you are attending the 2017 International Convention in Las Vegas this July, be sure to check out our Membership Booth located in the Registration/Marketplace area. Whether you are a member or an associate, a quartetter or just a Barbershop aficionado, there is fun to be had. We’re excited to present our members, associates, and registered quartets with a logo sticker for your badge to show off ...
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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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Harmony University is now accepting faculty applications for International!

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Last year, Harmony University  offered over 100 classes between Tuesday and Saturday at the Nashville Convention. Our second year of numerous classes was WILDLY popular and produced the largest number of students we have ever had at HU events during the convention! Classes were not just attended by our members... Sweet Adelines and Harmony, Inc., BHS afflilates, member family and friends, and even...
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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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Point & click map makes every chapter easy to find

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Visitors to the Society's main web site have long had the ability to search for chapters by postal code. The new point & click map makes it easier than ever to zoom to a location and find chapters near you.  A quick pop-up provides location, web link, and contact info... perfect for new guests and traveling barbershoppers to find harmony everywhere.   "Hey, my chapter information isn't correc...
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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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Guest Post: Remembering Bob Whitledge

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Brian Philbin (Metropolis) shares this loving tribute to friend and fellow singer Bob Whitledge, gold medalist with Gentleman's Agreement and long-time director, coach, and Society member: On August 2nd, we lost a true hero of the barbershop medium, Bob Whitledge. Bob was a giant of a man in every sense of the word. He was an amazing Bass singer, a gifted musician, a wonderous champion with the G...
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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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Membership growing through self-serve sign-up

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Since October 2015, men have been able to do something  they couldn't do before: they found the Barbershop Harmony Society through their own means, clicked "join us" at barbershop.org and became full Society members without first joining a chapter. After consultation with district and select chapter leaders, the Society Board last year dropped the requirement that members must belong to a Socie...
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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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