At every Southwestern District convention, he’s busy serving people at the registration desk, or at the head table in the House of Delegates or Board of Directors meetings. He's always there. Now he's featured in the program for the biggest Barbershop convention in the world.

Gary Hannah, our own SWD Secretary, has a prominent spot in the 2018 BHS International Convention program. The convention is being held in Orlando, Florida July 2 - 8, 2018 and page 58 of the program shows Gary's photo. A short article states that "...the Barbershop Harmony Society would not exist without ALL its volunteer leaders." Gary is featured along with Steve Zorn, Immediate Past President of the Land of Lakes district.

Gary says that he knew about a recent leadership change in the Society, knew the deadline for some administrative requirements was approaching and asked how those details were going to be handled. But he didn't leave it at that. "I initiated contact and volunteered to help fill in the gap until the society found a person to take on those duties permanently," said Gary, who is also a past president of the SWD. "I'm kinda keen on getting these administrative things done," he said. "The administrative people at BHS are pretty good at getting answers, but now, when something stumps them, they come to me." 

"Heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Gary Hannah for his recognition in the Orlando International Convention program!” said Richard Howell, SWD Executive Vice President. “Gary has developed a well-known reputation at the Society level and especially in the Southwestern District for his vast knowledge of how our business operates. He is a great asset to all of chapters in the SWD and especially to the Board of Directors. Well done, Gary!”