Board Position

Board Member



Chair CJ M. Palos Park IL
Vice Chair Steve B. Westerville OH
Treasurer Gerri M. Villa Park IL
Trustee Linda J. Lake Forest IL
Secretary Joel I. Pickerington OH

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Bylaws Committee 

Statement of Purpose:

  • Keep the Region 5 Policies and Procedures, Bylaws, and the Standing Rules pertinent and current.
  • Provide a mechanism for critical new business motions to be processed at Region 5 assemblies when delay of consideration would adversely affect the operations of Region 5 or OA as a whole within Region 5.

Committee Chair: Carol D.

Convention Committee

Statement of Purpose:
Hold an annual Region 5 Convention to provide personal recovery opportunities for the maximum number of the fellowship and to raise funds for the region.
Committee Chair:  Patty K.

Finance Committee 

Statement of Purpose:
Prepares the annual budget for approval at the last assembly of the year and manages the investment and use of funds of the prudent reserve. This includes maintenance of bank accounts at a level to avoid transaction fees. The Region 5 vice chair serves as chair of this committee and the treasurer serves in an advisory capacity.
Committee Chair: Gerri M

Media Committee

Statement of Purpose:

  • To create, solicit, edit, and submit for approval and distribution and/or posting content pertinent for Region 5’s media presence, including the newsletter Freedom from Bondage.
  • To give guidance and suggestions regarding best use of media and technology, which may include maintaining a list of tech savvy members of the Region 5 fellowship who are willing to serve as resources for Region 5 service bodies.
  • Perform other duties regarding technology and media as assigned by the Region 5 Board.

Committee Chair:  Sylvia T.

Nominating Committee

Statement of Purpose:
Seek out qualified members who are willing to serve as Region 5 officers. A Nominating Committee will be appointed by the Region 5 chair at the first two scheduled assemblies each year. This committee shall be chaired by the Region 5 secretary and shall consist of at least one member from each state or province when available. Such members will have at least one year of active service at the Region 5 level.
Committee Chair:  Joel I.

Outreach Committee of the Whole

The Outreach Committee shall be a “Committee of the Whole” to address issues regarding

  1. Twefth Step Within
  2. Public Information/Professional Outreach
  3. Intergroup Outreach