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Your Chapter and the BHS Standard Chapter Bylaws

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As you likely know, every chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society follows a set of Standard Chapter Bylaws as updated and edited by the Society Board of Directors. Simply, when an update is made to the document, it automatically becomes effective to all chapters.  While changes are infrequent, it's important that you and your chapter remain up-to-date. When a change is made, an email is always s...
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Updated Training Manual for Chapter Secretaries

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Our new Chapter Secretary Manual is available for all new and veteran chapter secretaries.  Through the Society's Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), we've solicited content experts who have served as chapter or district secretaries.   The Chapter Secretary Manual no longer has a sister document which was called the "Exhibits Manual". We've consolidated the general manual and exhibits manual to in...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mystery bus trip puzzles highway patrol

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A while back, we ran a story in LiveWire about the revival of interchapter visitations Inter-Chapter visits bring Barbershoppers together! -- Many members recall with the great fondness the once common practice of chapters visiting each other's rehearsals. This well-loved tradition has been popping up in more Districts over the past several years... here are two recent examples! In response ...
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