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LAUNCHED: Long range strategic planning is underway!

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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Society Board announces update to bylaws

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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BHS 2014 Annual Report

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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Candidates sought for 2016 Society Board

The Board of Directors of the Barbershop Harmony Society has openings for two Members-at-Large for three-year terms beginning in January 2016. These openings will be filled by election of the Board at its meeting at the International Convention in Pittsburgh, June 28-30, 2015. The board is seeking effective, visionary leaders with an impressive history of service in barbershop, business, public ...
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Spring 2015 House of Delegates Bulletin (HoD)

Don Fuson, Society President  donfuson@kc.rr.com Marty Monson, CEO/Executive Director, mmonson@barbershop.org What has changed since the last bulletin? Dues have not changed!  We are financially strong, with more programs becoming self-sustaining. Whereas ten years ago we were laying off staff to meet payroll, today we are able to expand resources while requiring ZERO INCREASE in dues this year....
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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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Board elections to take place Tuesday in Las Vegas

The following nominees will stand for election at the Society Board Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Open nominations were solicited from the membership, and reviewed by Districts in accordance with Society bylaws. Nominees are: President: Don Fuson Executive Vice President: Skipp Kropp, Gary Parker Directors-At-Large: John Donehower, John Fitzpatrick, ...
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23K Project moves into Phase II

The 23K project is moving into a new phase. Very soon, the volunteer army will launch some new projects to provide support for our district and International teams in several vital areas. In order to further advance recruiting for the volunteer army, Phase II will introduce a new method of accomplishing the interviews. Each day, several hundred members will receive personal invitations in their E-...
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