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1 New Member Orientation Session Two The Pioneer District

2 New Member Orientation On June 8, 1940 The Michigan District was formed, the FIRST organized district in the Society. In 1968, the Michigan District was renamed the Pioneer District reflecting its’ importance in early barbershopping. Learn more about the Pioneer District leading the way in barbershopping, visit: district.org/history/fi rsts.htmhttp://www.Pioneer district.org/history/fi rsts.htm

3 New Member Orientation The Pioneer district is comprised of 27 chapters and approximately 1,200 members

4 New Member Orientation The District Leadership Team is led by a Board of Directors. These elected volunteers are responsible for the successful operation of the district. They are assisted by an Operations Team. These appointed volunteers assist in carrying out district functions in their area of assignment You may locate the Board and Operations Team at: The contact information for all District Officers is published in each issue of the Troubadour, the Pioneer District Publication.

5 New Member Orientation The Pioneer District Leadership Team District Board District President ~Treasurer ~ Secretary ~ Executive Vice President~ Past President District Operations Team Director of Membership~ Director of Music & Performance~ Director of Contest and Judging Director of Marketing and Public Relations~ Director of Youth in Harmony Director of Financial Development~ Director of Events

6 New Member Orientation Pioneer District Activities Spring Convention The District Chorus Champion is crowned along with the District Collegiate Quartet, and District Quartet Representative. The quartet(s) that qualify, go on to compete at the BHS International Convention in July. Fall Convention The District Quartet Champion is named along with the District Chorus Representative. This chorus goes on to compete at the BHS International Convention in July.

7 New Member Orientation District Educational Offerings  COTS- Chapter Operations Training Seminar- a weekend of in depth study into the operations of a chapter improving their events, as well as how to be a better barbershopper.  Harmony Roundup  Quartet Coaching  Chorus Coaching  CDWI

8 New Member Orientation District Awards and Recognition District Champions- Chorus and Quartet Most Improved Chorus- chorus showing the most improvement in their score from the previous contest Plateau Champions- choruses compete against other choruses of similar ability Hall of Fame- This award honors individuals for outstanding leadership or contributions to the Pioneer District.

9 New Member Orientation District Communication Tools “The Troubadour”- this publication is published five times per year and highlights district events, chapter news and other events in our barbershop world. Pioneer website ~

10 New Member Orientation 2007 Pioneer District Chorus Champions Lansing, MI Capitol City Chordsmen

11 New Member Orientation 2007 Pioneer District Quartet Champions and International Quartet Representatives Fermata Nowhere

12 New Member Orientation 2007 Pioneer District College Quartet Champions Harmonious Shenanigans Central Michigan University

13 New Member Orientation 2007 Pioneer District Senior Quartet International Representative Antiques Roadshow

14 New Member Orientation 2007 Pioneer District Senior Quartet Champions Weekend Agenda


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