Steve Jackson inducted in PROBE Hall of HonorBy Jim Styer
Steve Jackson of the Denver Mountainaires Chapter was inducted into the PROBE Hall of Honor at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International convention in Nashville, Tenn.
Recognizing "members who have made unique contributions to the organization," it is the highest honor that can be conferred on a member of PROBE, the Society's organization of Public Relations Officers and Bulletin Editors.
Over a period of 24 years, Jackson has been a chapter, district and International-level bulletin editor and bulletin contest judge. The nomination was submitted by Dick Cable, chapter president, and endorsed by Homer Hatcher, president of the Barbershoppers' eight-state Rocky Mountain District.
Hatcher wrote, "Steve Jackson has been of invaluable assistance in upgrading our district publication. He can be relied upon to tackle any task and carry it through with a minimum of follow-up. He is always ready to accept new assignments and routinely seeks out new ways to improve his product. I have found Steve to be loyal, dependable, and supportive." Jackson, who lives in Golden, Colo., was editor of PROBE's quarterly, PROBEmoter, in 1988-1990. He has been a bulletin contest layout and reproduction judge for 15 years, and twice judged International-level contests.
He has edited of the district publication, RMD Vocal Expressions, for two years and previously was district editor for most of the 1980s. At various times over 21 years, he was editor of the bulletins of the Denver Mountainaires, the Denver Mile Hi and the Denver Tech chapters. He was honored by the district as bulletin editor of the year seven times, and has placed as high as third in the International bulletin contest.
Jackson was a charter member of the Mountainaires in 1978 and of Denver Tech in 1986. His offices in various chapters have included president, membership VP, program VP and show chairman. The Mountainaires twice named him chapter Barbershopper of the year.
He has been a member of four quartets and has sung with Joyful Noise, a church gospel quartet, for three years.