[learn_more caption=”How do we get a refund of our Contest Entry Fees?”] Contest entry fees paid by choruses and quartets for AC&C and IC&C entries will be refunded at your request, or may be donated to Harmony, Inc. If you choose a refund, electronic refunds will be returned to the original sender, unless otherwise specified. If you paid by check and are able to provide electronic information for a representative of your quartet or chorus, we prefer this method and strongly encourage you to do so. You may request a refund by contacting the Finance Office at [email protected] Please include: Name of your Chapter or Quartet Name of contact person to whom refund will be sent Preferred method of payment and associated PayPal US, PayPal CAN, or Etransfer address Mailing address if check/cheque is your only option If you wish to donate the funds to Harmony, Inc. you may send a request to the Finance Office and an internal transfer of funds will be done to record your donation, or complete the online For the Love of Harmony form and indicate that the payment will be made by transfer of contest entry fee.[/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”How do we get a refund of our Prepaid AEPs?”] Prepaid AEPs for IC&C will be refunded at your request, held by Harmony, Inc. and applied to IC&C 2021, or may be donated to Harmony, Inc. If you choose a refund and paid by check or cash and are able to provide electronic information for a representative of your quartet or chorus, we prefer this method and strongly encourage you to do so. If you made payment for a group, please confer with the registrants to determine their wishes. One refund will be issued to the original payer for those individuals who wish to be refunded. Should you choose to apply your registration to the 2021 event and you are unable to attend when the time comes, you will be eligible to transfer your reserved seat to another member or receive a refund at that time. You may request a refund by contacting the Finance Office at [email protected] Please include: Your name or the name of your Chapter or Quartet if AEPs purchased as a group Name of contact person to whom refund will be sent Preferred method of payment and associated PayPal US, PayPal CAN, or Etransfer address Mailing address if check/cheque is your only option If you wish to donate the funds to Harmony, Inc. you may send a request to the Finance Office and an internal transfer of funds will be done to record your donation, or complete the online For the Love of Harmony form and indicate that the payment will be made by transfer of contest entry fee.[/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”Is Harmony, Inc. planning to reduce dues to help members who are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19?”] No. All membership dues are paid annually on April 1, so dues are currently paid in full through April 1, 2021. Over the years, Harmony, Inc. has made every effort to keep your dues affordable. At $65/year for regular dues and $33/year for youth dues, they are very low compared to other barbershop organizations. Our conventions (AC&Cs and IC&C) are fully funded through the purchase of all-events passes and not through dues. Your dues pay for the day-to-day operations of Harmony, Inc. and other annual costs necessary to keep the organization running. We are primarily a volunteer-run organization, so the donation of time provided by our extraordinary volunteers also enables us to keep your dues reasonably priced. [/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”With no 2020 conventions and no chapter rehearsals, what does my Harmony, Inc. membership provide to me and my chapter? “] COVID-19 poses an entirely new set of challenges for Harmony, Inc. in a world where gathering to sing is a safety concern. We are now shifting our focus to new ways to keep our members engaged. We are working to help chapters connect through virtual meetings. We are offering new virtual learning opportunities through The HIVE (Harmony, Incorporated Virtual Education). The classes are available to ALL members! Most classes are recorded for future viewing, and you can access them in the members-only section of the Harmony, Inc. website. We are also looking for more ways to connect with our Associate members. There are several additional ideas we are researching, and we feel confident there is more we can do for you. Please remember that we are a volunteer-run organization. We will move as quickly as we can to ensure you have what you need and want from Harmony, Inc.[/learn_more]

[learn_more caption=”How can I support Harmony members who are struggling at this difficult time?”] Harmony, Inc. is full of caring, compassionate, supportive women. When our members are negatively impacted by any situation, our first question is, “How can we help?” There are many things you can do to support one another. How about sending a card or note in the mail or through email to your sisters in Harmony? Some members have delivered meals to struggling members. An informal connection through Zoom or Facetime, or a simple phone call can lift spirits significantly! Many chapters have an “Angel Fund” or “Sunshine Fund.” If you are in a position to donate to your chapter’s fund, now might be a great time to do that. Since AC&Cs and IC&C are canceled this year, how about utilizing the funds to aid chapter members who are struggling with dues, or by providing a gift card or grocery basket. A small donation can go a long way! [/learn_more]