I’m in a men’s chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Went to my first rehearsal December 2006. My life has never been the same.
Two weeks ago the head of the selection committee for the Board of Directors asked me if I’d consider being President in 2012. He let me think about it til the end of rehearsal, my mind whirling the entire time, and at the end of the evening I said yes.
In the coming weeks and months I’d like to write about my thoughts, plans, and activities as (current) Chapter Secretary and (future) Chapter President. If I do this right, they’ll all be filed under “So you wanna be the President?”, which should make them easy to find (or subscribe to, should the spirit move you :).
To start off, I sat down at my computer and typed a brief “oh my God” pseudo-journal entry. I’m not a big diarist, but it seemed apropos to capture my thoughts at the time.
Later I thought about all the things I think a good, knowledgable, effective president ought to do and know, and wrote them all down. It was a long list! I may share that later.
One of the things I’ve already started is reading back issues of The Harmonizer. To my shame, I’ve never really made a practice of that in the past. (I’m more of an Analog guy. 🙂 There’s a lot of good information in there! If you’re a Barbershopper, read it! You can even download PDFs from eBiz!
In closing, if you’re a former, current, or future president of a chapter of the BHS or similar organization, please feel free to offer advice. I’m all ears!