Congratulations to the two newest RMD Barbershoppers of the Year! At the recent Fall Convention of the RMD, the Barbershopper of the Year (BOTY) was named for both 2016 and 2017. Those awarded this honor were Woody Woods, 2016, and Brett Foster, 2017
In case you haven’t had the pleasure of knowing either, or both of these great men, here is a little about them.
Our 2016 recipient, Woody Woods, has served the district in numerous ways over the years. He has been the Vice President of Marketing & PR, the VP for Chorus Director Development, been the district webmaster, editor of the Vocal Expressions, Executive Vice President, District President and Immediate Past President. He is a Chorus Director with the Colorado Springs Metro Chapter. Within the Society itself, he is a certified Outstanding In Front (OIF) trainer, a PROBE Bulletin Judge, and a Contest Administrator, where he currently serves as the category specialist. Those who know Woody also know that he is an avid quartet singer. He is also a proud member of AHSOW, willing to woodshed anytime and anywhere.
You may remember that the Barbershopper of the Year award was traditionally presented at the Spring Convention. Since RMD has now moved to a single convention in the fall, it was decided to award the 2017 award at the fall convention. Brett Foster has served for many years as the Vice President of Chapter Support and Leadership Training (CSLT). In that capacity, he has overseen the development of the Leadership Academies, and now COTS Plus (Chapter Operations Training Seminar). One ongoing program he has worked with is the Chapter Activity Recognition Award (CARA) by which chapters can judge their overall health. Within the last couple of years, Brett has founded the newest chartered chapter within the RMD, the Yellowstone Valley Chapter and Treasure State Chorus, where he currently serves as President. He is also an avid quartetter. Just this year Brett qualified as a Candidate Judge as a Contest Administrator, using his new skills for the first time in this Fall Contest.
Whenever you see these two fine gentlemen, please congratulate them on the honor they have just received.