THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF
BARBER SHOP QUARTET SINGING IN AMERICA, INC.

PROBEmoter online
The quarterly newsletter for Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors
John Petterson, Editor

Vol. 42, No. 1    January - March  2005


PROBE

The Association of
Public Relations Officers
and Bulletin Editors
of the
Society for the Preservation and
Encouragement of Barber shop Quartet
Singing in America, Inc.


PRESIDENT
Lowell Shank
2413 Stonebridge Ln
Bowling Green KY 42101
Tel. (270) 842-3214
lowell.shank@wku.edu

VICE PRESIDENT FOR MKT/PR
Ted Sayle
Phoenix AZ

VICE PRESIDENT FOR BULLETIN EDITORS
Jerry Kindred
3275 S. Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22206
Tel. (202) 408-7500
jkind83037@aol.com

VICE PRESIDENT FOR MEMBERSHIP
David Wagner
248 E. Southwest Pkwy #1122
Lewisville, Tx. 75067
Tel. (972) 221-0260
dwwagner@aol.com

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Dick Girvin
57 Calle Cadiz, Unit F
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3941
Tel. (949) 380-0732
dickgirvin@juno.com

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Bruce T. Anderson
2010 So. 26th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502-3025
Tel. (402) 435-0974
job60@ix.netcom.com

PROBEmoter

EDITOR
John Petterson
1017 Meadow Drive
Norwalk, Iowa 50211-1215
Tel. (515) 981-0057 home
(515) 270-8048 business
(515) 270-8056 FAX at business
Bltnedjp@aol.com

PUBLISHER
SPEBSQSA, Inc.
7930 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143-5944
Tel (800) 876-SING (7464)


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(in this issue)

  • Changes in the Wind
    • President Lowell Shank discusses changes in PROBE

  • Seeking new editor for PROBEmoter
    • John Petterson issues a call for a new editor.

  • IBC entries due April 1
    • Grant Carson's reminder for contest entries.

  • Call for nominations for PROBE Hall of Honor
    • Dick Girvin gives particulars for Hall of Honor candidacy.

  • Why PDF is a bad idea
    • PDF vs HTML? Grant Carson provides reasons for his opinion.

  • How pretty are your posters?
    • Interested in comparing? Try the new (one time only) poster contest.

  • Looking closely at chapter bulletins
    • Jerry Kindred looks at the good news and the bad news concerning chapter bulletin production.

  • COTS 2005 re-visited, re-worked, re-vised!!
    • Rob Ollett discusses revised COTS curricula and tracks.

  • The horrors of L&R
    • PROBEmoter revisits an article by Grant Carson about whipping the demons of L & R into line.

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