Chair of the Board -
Rachel Whitehead had been clean since March 14th 2017. The last thought she had before choosing recovery was ‘how was life ever going to be fun without using?’
Her journey changed those ideas immediately as she found freedom in recovery and life became more fun than ever before.
Rachel has translated her love and joy into her service work. She served as the treatment Chair for her home-group, ordered literature for newcomers, served on the ‘Women in Recovery’ campout and activities committees, and put on a very successful clean rave called Clean Beats.
When Rachel learned that recovery clubs existed around the world she was instantly inspired at the idea of a space in which to hold meetings, games, craft nights and dances - all geared for people in recovery and their families.
In December 2019 Rachel was elected the second Chair of the Alano Club board. She has worked tirelessly since then to learn how to build and grow a not-for-profit society, to assemble a new board and committee, to engage the recovery community, and to create acceptance, compassion and connection for all. She is passionate about the work and continues to give her 100% to the South Island Alano Club!
Scott Bridgeman-Wiebe has been in recovery since May 15, 2018. In 2019 Scott attended Guthrie Therapeutic Community in Nanaimo prior to moving to Victoria. While living in Victoria Scott has always had his hand in the service “cookie dish” and has held many different service positions. Currently Scott is the Treasurer with South Island Alano Club. In Scott’s spare time he enjoys long walks with his family, promoting the local music scene and making his kids laugh!