SERO members are eligible to join local Chapters to enhance their SERO membership. Local SERO Chapters work with the SERO state office on important issues for retirees. Chapters receive additional communications and updates from the State SERO office. Chapters have District Representation on the SERO Executive Board based on the County in which their Chapter is located.



Central District 


Crawford, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Richland, Ross, Union and Wyandot.

Donna Hawkins (740) 773-0790

Current Chapters:
1 Franklin (Franklin County)
2 Marion (Marion County)
4 Fayette (Fayette County)
26 Knox (Knox County)
27 Mt. Pleasant (Fairfield County)
34 Mansfield (Richland County)
36 Scioto Valley (Ross County)
37 Northwest Columbus (Trillium & Franklin County)

Northwest District


 Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams and Wood.

John Eisenhauer (419) 382-0070

Current Chapters:
3 Northwest (Lucas County)
10 Toledo (Wood County)
35 Fulton (Fulton County)
22 Seneca (Seneca County)
30 Lima (Allen County)

Northeast District 


Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.

Patricia Dobec (330) 466-0537

Current Chapters:
5 Canton
6 Akron (Stark County)
17 Medina (Summit County)
18 Columbiana (Medina County)
19 Mahoning (Columbiana County)
28 Cuyahoga (Mahoning County)
31 Westlake (Cuyahoga County)
32 Wayne (Cuyahoga County & Wayne County)

Southwest District


Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.

Betty Bishop (937) 393-1627

Current Chapters:
7 Clinton (Clinton County)
8 Xenia (Greene County)
11 Darke (Darke County)
12 Clermont (Clermont County)
15 Brookville (Montgomery County)
29 Shelby (Shelby County)

Southeast District


Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton and Washington.

Carol Davis (740) 574-6998

Current Chapters:
33 Jefferson (Belmont County)


Chapter(s) of SERO shall be formed under the following “minimum established standards” by the SERO Executive Board:

ARTICLE I – Organization

Any group of at least ten (10) SERO members, in good standing of SERO, may establish a Chapter of the organization by (a) applying to the SERO Executive Board and receiving approval of the proposed Chapter, and (b) adopting and submitting by-laws for the proposed Chapter which shall meet all minimum standards established by the SERO Executive Board, and (c) all Chapter officers shall maintain active membership in the SERO State organization, and (d) all Chapter members shall be encouraged to become and maintain State SERO membership, and (e) may be organized by or consistent with School Districts, however, this is NOT a mandatory requirement.

It is the policy of the SERO organization not to discriminate against members based on race, religion or gender.

ARTICLE II – Chapter Meetings

Chapters shall meet no less than two (2) times per year. Meeting dates and location of meeting shall be established by Chapter Officers and approved by a majority of the Chapter members present.

ARTICLE III – Chapter Officers

Chapters shall be formed and consist of the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Additional offices may be added. More than one office may be combined if unable to secure candidates for each office.

ARTICLE IV – Election and term of office

Officers shall be nominated and elected either annually or biannually. Chapters shall be required to submit a listing of the new officers to the State SERO office no later than 30 days after election. Any change in officers shall be forwarded to the SERO offices immediately.

ARTICLE V – Types of membership

Active membership – (School Employee Retiree) or Associate membership (spouse of School Employee Retiree)

ARTICLE VI – SERO Annual Meeting

Chapter Officers and chapter members are encouraged to attend the Annual meeting of SERO.

ARTICLE VII – Procedures

Chapter procedure of meetings shall be operated in accordance with the SERO Constitution, Robert’s Rules of Order and by rules of the Ohio Revised Code concerning non-profit organizations. No Chapter shall engage in any activities that will discredit the organization, jeopardize SERO’s non-profit status or that are in conflict with the Constitution of SERO.

ARTICLE VIII – SERO Constitution

Each Chapter shall have on file the current Constitution of the School Employee Retirees of Ohio, Inc.

ARTICLE IX – Dissolution of Chapter

Any Chapter that ceases to operate shall be required to forward ALL records and un-spent financial support received by the Chapter from the State SERO organization to the SERO office.

ARTICLE X – Clarifications

Any matter not understood by the Chapter, may be clarified by the SERO Executive Board