Volunteer Judges Needed for Region 5 Training Camps


This year we have more training camps and have added Sunday judges rotations. Can you volunteer for 1, 2, or 3 days for CPE credit and to assist Region 5 with our needs?

Just go to the Region 5 website under TRAINING CAMPS – JUDGES and complete the form as soon as possible. It is fun, rewarding and lots of learning for all of us. Please use Char’s new e-mail which is charchristensen@icloud.com for any questions that you may have.

All camps are to be assigned by August 1 and we have 4 SUPER CAMPS to fill !

Thank you for volunteering as soon as possible !

Membership Fees Update


With the launch of the new athlete registration season, the introductory athlete membership was applicable only to those athletes participating in the Xcel Program: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond. However, Women’s Program has decided to also include the Women’s JO Program Levels 1 and 2 into that structure (reminder the new Level 3 was the old Level 4 and remains $49).

Therefore, the Introductory athlete membership which is $15 online, now applies to Xcel Program: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond AND Women’s JO Program Levels 1 and 2. The website and forms have been updated.

As of August 1, all of the old levels will be dropped from the USA Gymnastics computer system and only the new levels will appear, which will make things a little less complicated for our members.

Thank you Kristin

Message from Bobbi Montanari, Regional Chair…

July 5, 2013

Dear Region 5 Professional Membership,

On behalf of the Region 5 Administrative Committee and Membership, I would like to thank Kristin Moore for her amazing work with Region 5.

Kristin was the Region 5 Apparel Coordinator and we definitely were the best dressed in the country!! – gymnasts, coaches, parents, etc. – anyone that wanted to represent Region 5.

Kristin went “above and beyond” creating, organizing, and directing all of our apparel. Kristin was the administrator for our gymnasts (and parents) who represented Region 5 at National Championships.  She was also very instrumental in the success of Regional Congress; especially the outstanding banquets.

The key to any successful business and/or organization is communication.  Kristin created the Region 5 website which was not only a great tool for information but designed very professionally.  Within the next week, Kristin will be handing over the responsibility of Region 5 Webmaster to Debra Warhol.

Debra works with Sandy Sabo, Region 5 Training Camp Coordinator, at Youngstown Gymnastics Center in Youngstown, Ohio.  She is the assistant office manager and preschool instructor.  Debra is familiar with the Region 5 website as she developed the on-line registration for Training Camps.

Thank you again to Kristin for all of her hard work and dedication to Region 5.  She will be greatly missed.

Best wishes to everyone and as always, GO REGION 5!!!

Bobbi Montanari
Regional Committee Chair