Beyond Membership

Handbell Musicians of America is, at its core, a membership association. This means our primary source of revenue comes from membership dues. Over the years, we have faced many challenges in maintaining our membership base: Decline in church attendance resulting in...

Reflecting on Ten Years

As i write this, i am about to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of my first day as executive director of this organization. It is only natural to reflect on that time and consider its impact on my life and what I’ve learned from the experience. Here are some of my...

Looking Ahead

At the beginning of each new year, it is a tradition for many to set resolutions and new goals for the coming year. Similarly, our national board creates new Ends (goals) for this organization each year. As executive director, it is up to me to work with staff,...
International Symposium 2016

International Symposium 2016

The 17th International Handbell Symposium just finished in Vancouver, Canada. Over 750 handbell musicians from around the world gathered there to unite across the boundaries of nationality and language through the music of handbells. Activities began July 26 with...

Annual State of the Guild Report

In the January/February 2015 issue of Overtones, I presented the first State of the Guild report since becoming Executive Director in 2006.  In that report, I provided a financial report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2014 (FY2014), and attempted to...
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