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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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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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