Barbershop Quartet Preservation Association Bylaws (2012)
Quartet Preservation Association
The Barbershop Quartet Preservation Association (BQPA/PIONEERS) is
organized to encourage, promote and participate in quartet singing in
the barbershop style as it is defined in the Style Definition on the
official BQPA Website. Membership is open to all men and women who
share our love of traditional barbershop harmony.
Upon submittal of an application and payment of a $15 fee they become
members for life. Festival attendees, both members and guests, are
encouraged to make a modest donation at the time of registration for
each semi-annual festival. The donations are used to defray the cost of
the festivals and expenses of the organization (paper & ink , BQPA
membership pins, etc).
The Board of Directors consists of the President, Immediate Past
President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairmen of the
East and West festivals. The President is the Chairman of the Board of
Directors. He may appoint officers, assign duties, and establish
committees and committee chairmen. There are no specific terms of
office. Necessary replacements are made by the President. Decisions of
the Board are made by majority vote and are reported to the membership
at a general meeting held during each festival.