Awarded Don Petersen the BOTM for January for all his work as Secretary and Webmaster.
Don has been a big help to me (Ed Phillips), and to our chorus, over the years he has been with us. The website that I am using to announce this award is available because of Don and his hard work. Yes, your Barbershopper of the Month for January 2017 is Don Petersen, not only for his hard work on our website but for all the work he does on a daily basis as our Secretary. I have said in the past that Don works so hard he could win this award every month.
As most of you know, Don will not be able to get out in the evening to rehearsal and singing gigs. He is taking a leave of absence, but he will still be the Webmaster and Secretary.
Thank you, Don, for all you do for us,Congratulations!!!
At the Annual Awards and Officer Installation Banquet held January 14th, 2017 in Hillsboro, OR, Ed Phillips was presented with the 2016 Barbershopper of the Year Award.
Ed is a great guy and an outstanding Barbershopper. I remember the first time I came downstairs at the Elks and met Jim, Chuck and Ed. We all briefly chatted, but as Jim and Chuck wandered off, Ed stayed and talked with me a while longer. He explained about our chorus and the upcoming Dixie show.
Ed has done an excellent job performing the duties of President. Ed has always been willing to help with anything. He is very enthusiastic and promotes the chorus at every opportunity. Ed keeps the business meetings interesting and pumps up morale whenever he can.
Ed, I personally want to thank you for everything you have done for me and for supporting everything I have done, including setting me straight when needed.
On behalf of the Chorus and Board of Directors thank you for your service this past year. We are all behind you 100%.
Ed Phillips the 2016 Barbershopper of the Year.
Awarded Don the BOTM for October for his outstanding work as Secretary and Webmaster. In addition to his duties of taking and publishing minutes at the monthly Board meetings, Don prepares the agenda for the meeting and ensures that we cover the necessary business at each meeting.
In the past year and a half, Don has implemented our new web-based Chorus Management software (HarmonySite). For additional information about the features of our Chorus Management System click here.
With the HarmonySite member's area, all TVHM information is stored in one centralized location, perfectly organized in a logical, user-friendly manner. HarmonySite stores the details of all our members, ensembles, teams, events, documents, sheet music, MP3 learning tracks, video clips, photos, attendance, email addresses, mailing lists, meeting minutes, and surveys.
Every member in TVHM has their own private login into our website, and when they log in, they are presented with information tailored to them personally. All TVHM information is available to them to peruse at their leisure.
HarmonySite includes a complete email package, fully integrated with our website and our member database. Mailing lists and email addresses are maintained automatically.
The HarmonySite calendar supports a variety of events. We can specify which events should be featured on our homepage, which events should be visible to the public, and which should be “members only”. We can track availability and attendance of our members.
HarmonySite allows us to keep track of everything we could ever need to know about a song. We can track our music downloads for copyright purposes. Members can play MP3s directly from the site or download them for later use.
In an effort to better organize historical records of the chapter, Don has scanned important founding documents and all Board Minutes back to January 2010. These are now readily available to all Chapter members on our website. By storing them electronically, they are also better protected from natural disaster.
Don has been using HarmonySite’s News and Newsletter features to create a monthly Newsletter for members and a separate Newsletter for TVHM Friends.
In addition to the HarmonySite automatically maintained mailing lists, Don has used HarmonySite to create the following “external” mailing lists containing over 500 email addresses which can be used to publicize TVHM activities:
Alumni (45 email addresses)
Friends (63 email addresses)
Ballad Town Patrons (400 email addresses)
(to be decided soon by the Exec)