Regional Representative

What is a Regional Representative?

Regional Representatives are the link between the local group and the regional level. They bring concerns and issues to the region for discussion and bring back to their groups information from the region. 

Each Intergroup is entitled to one Regional Representative (RR) for every ten (10) groups (or portion of) affiliated with its Intergroup. Each Unaffiliated Group is entitled to one RR. Travel expenses, meals and other accommodations for Region 2 Assemblies are the responsibility of the group or Intergroup represented. Each group or Intergroup selects its RR in any manner it chooses as long as it stays within the framework of the Twelve Steps. the Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of OA Service. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Attend Regional Assemblies – you or your Alternate should be present during all business sessions. 
  2. Verify that the Region has the correct names and addresses for RR’s from your Intergroup. Inform the Region of any changes of RR, Alternate or Intergroup mailing address, and phone number(s). Region 2 - P & P Manual Amended Oct. 26-27, 2013 Page 3 of 16 
  3. Notify the Publications Coordinator when you are no longer an RR (at least 60 days prior to an assembly) and pass on the R2 Assembly booklet of R2 Assembly minutes, agenda, donations, etc. to your Intergroup for the new RR. 
  4. Provide any R2 Board member with written information about upcoming events for inclusion in the R2 Master Calendar or by utilizing the “add an event” feature on the R2 website, which is preferable. 
  5. Provide the R2 publications Coordinator with Intergroup newsletters and flyers about upcoming events. 
  6. Share Intergroup newsletters and flyers with other RRs. 
  7. Keep your area informed of happenings in the Region and OA as a whole. Regional Assemblies are used as an interface between WSO and the Intergroup and Unaffiliated Groups. If the information stops at the R2 Assembly, the lines of communication are broken. 
  8. Serve on an R2 Committee and take an active part in the activities of the Regional Assemblies. 
  9. Voice the group conscience of the Intergroup you represent but know that you are responsible to the Region and OA as a whole. What works in one area may not be best for the Region as a whole. 
  10. Know and understand the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of OA Service. Help them to be implemented in your Intergroup area. Group problems with the Traditions and Concepts should be brought to the attention of the parties involved or to the Region 2 Trustee/Board if additional help is needed.