For some time, now, BHS has been talking to stakeholders and gathering data on what people see as its role in today's society. After reviewing the data and many discussions, they have released a statement their new strategic vision - Everyone in Harmony - and you can see it at http://www.barbershop.org/everyoneinharmony/.
This vision represents a radical departure from the way we've been doing business for the past 79 years. It recognizes that times have changed and people no longer join organizations the way we have in the past. It also recognizes that some of our policies in the past were based on ways of thinking that we now see were horribly wrong.
It promotes a vision that is more inclusive and gives everyone a chance to participate in ways that are comfortable to them and meets their particular needs.
We are going to see changes over the next few years. and the strategic vision gives us a look at what those changes might be.