• The Chairperson shall preside at all HOTIG meetings.
  • At Intergroup meetings, the Chairperson may vote only in the event of a tie or when there is a written ballot.
  • In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-chair shall perform the duties of the Chairperson
  • In the event that both the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson are absent, the Secretary shall perform the duties of the Chairperson.
  • The Chairperson shall set and execute the agenda for all HOTIG meetings.
  • The Chairperson may call a special meeting at any reasonable time.


  • Upon election as Chairperson, a Board member (if s/he has been a group representative up to this point) must resign as a group representative, enabling his/her group to elect a new representative, thus ensuring all groups equality of representation. 



  • Ability to facilitate HOTIG meetings in accordance with the Twelve Traditions of OA and Robert’s Rules of Order.




HOTIG meetings can become rather boisterous at times when a topic of high interest is under discussion.  The Chairperson needs to have interpersonal skills to keep the meeting on track and ensure that the group puts principles before personalities.