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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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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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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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Buying music for your chapter? Read this first!

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For the past several years, Harmony Marketplace provided chapters with the option to bill online purchases directly to the chapter. This was done as a courtesy and was designed to allow chapters to avoid the additional step of reimbursing their members for chapter-related purchases. Sounds good, right?   The problem: significant staff resources were being used to generate monthly statements, tra...
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What do these six chapters have in common? A bold new experiment!

The Research Triangle Park Chorus, the Ambassadors of Harmony, the High Country Chorus, the Upper Yoopers, the Arlingtones, and the Alexandria Harmonizers-- what could these diverse chapters have in common that no other chapters do?! They've all registered to be part of the Society's new "Open Board" program! Open Board is a Society pilot program allowing chapters to add non-members to their boa...
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Add expertise and advocacy to your chapter with Open Boards

Want to solidify your chapter's ties to your local community? Develop fundraising connections? Acquire new opportunities for gigs and venues? Collaborate more easily with other performing arts groups and civic leaders? Consider adding non-BHS community members to your chapter board of directors. Successful arts groups all have boards that are composed of non-performers who are supporters of the ...
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Time to give your dreams a voice

Invitations to guests are common, but don't you love that headline? "Give your dreams a voice" sure beats "Join a barbershop chapter." If you love a little sing-along in the shower, but the thought of singing on your own in public is mortifying, fear not, there is help at hand. Nelson Bays Harmony, are offering an immersive singing workshop for women at all levels of the singing spectrum, where t...
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Who wants to go to Spain?

Having seen the tremendous reception offshore barerbshop choruses receive in North America, perhaps you shold consdier a trip abroad yourself.  Gail Grainger, president of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers writes: Dear barbershop leaders, I'm writing to ask for your help. You will know that SABS is a relatively new barbershop organisation formed 6 years ago and for the last 5 years w...
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