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NAWS Improvements to Privacy Policy and Privacy Controls

Hello,

We value your privacy and want to make sure you’re aware of your options to control the information you’ve shared with us. With the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect in the European Union on 25 May 2018, we thought we’d take the opportunity to provide more details about managing your information and subscriptions no matter where you live. Rest assured that our core commitments regarding your privacy have not changed, including our pledge to protect your data, to never sell your information, and to limit data sharing to contracted vendors—like those that manage aspects of World Convention—on a need-to-know basis.

What’s changing?

To ensure that our practices align with EU regulations, we are making it easier for you to request, delete, and update your information. Nothing will change about your current subscription settings or the personal data we hold unless you initiate a change.

Opt in or out of your email subscriptions

You gave us your information when you signed up to receive e-blasts and periodical subscriptions. Today’s regulations refer to that as “soft consent.” New regulations state that “consent should be given by a clear affirmative act” so we’re asking you to clarify your permission by taking one of the following actions:

  1. OPT IN to continue receiving email from NA World Services by clicking here and then sending the pre-addressed email that’s created
  2. OPT OUT of all email communications from NA World Services by clicking here and sending the pre-addressed email that’s created
  3. Follow this link to login to our database where you can:
    • opt in, opt out, or manage the types of emails you get from us
    • to update or delete the contact information you’ve previously provided

If you receive Just for Today emails, you provided your email address and, optionally, your name. This information is held in a separate database. If JFT is your only subscription, this would be the only information we’ve collected from you. To stop receiving the daily meditation and remove your information from that database, click here and submit your email address to unsubscribe.

Keeping your information secure and private is a priority for us. We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence you place in us when you use our website and share your information with us. For more about how we protect your privacy when we collect and use information about you, and the measures we take to safeguard that information please review our Privacy Policy and contact us if you have any questions.

All the best,

Your friends at NA World Services

WCNA 37 and Opportunities to Volunteer

Hello,

Are you planning to attend the World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous in Orlando, Florida? If so, perhaps you’d like to be of service. We rely on members for variety of tasks and have shifts available around the clock. There’s no doubt that we’ll need a LOT of volunteers and there’s nothing like service to makes each us feel at home.

To sign up, simply follow this link: https://webdata.na.org/wcna/application.php
•    Enter your contact information and clean date
•    Select one or more shifts
•    Scroll down to click on the “continue” button

Yes, it’s that easy! After you select where and when you’d like to serve, look for a confirmation email with some important information including how to check and make changes to your schedule. As shifts fill up, they’ll disappear from the list, so you might want to firm up your commitments sooner instead of later. Please make your selections carefully and choose only those shifts you can definitely fulfill.

If you get stuck or have any trouble, please let us know. You can reach Lori Wheeler by email at lori@na.org or you can call her Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PDT) at (818) 773-9999 ext 118.

Many thanks,
Your friends at NA World Services

Note: Link corrected on sign up link – Erik R, webservant

9th Annual NA Campout Registration Form (Oahu)

Kalana (Forgiveness)

When: September 21-23, 2018

Where: Kuala Regional Park, Camp A Kitchen & Pavilion
(Turn in, pass all parking area merge to the rgtht & drive to the back) 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy. Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 (Link is approximate location, FYI)

Registration opens May 7, 2018 and closes on September 14, 2018. Registration reopens on Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00-4pm and Saturday, 9 am-1pm. Any received registrations postmarked after its closing on September 14, 2018 will be subject to a pro-rated fee to equal the cost of onsite registration ($20).

9th Annual NA Campout Registration Form

NA Volleyball Beach Day on Maui

Come join the NA Fellowship for some volleyball and beach fun. Potluck style with water and paper goods provided by the Maui Area Activities. Sun, swimming, volleyball, bbq and good people.

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 Place: Kamaole I, Kihei
Time: 8:00 setup

11:00 eat
1:00 meeting
2:00 fellowship and clean up

Contact: Bobby 283-2559

Volleyball Beach Day

Group of People Playing Volleyball on the Beach — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Iao Valley Hike

We’re going on a hike! Iao Valley Tablelands hike is where recovery will be. Bring your shoes, some water and be ready to have some fun.

Where: Iao Valley top parking lot (residents don’t have to pay but please carpool as parking is limited) When: Saturday June 16th, 2018 Time: 10:00am-pau

We will be meeting in the top parking lot and heading out at 10:10am. Bobby 283-2559

Iao Valley Hike

April 2018 electronic NA Way Magazine

Welcome to the April 2018 electronic NA Way Magazine,

NA’s worldwide recovery journal.

In this issue:

Electronic Enhancements

Don’t Miss

Contribute a story, artwork, photo, or other material!

Visit www.naway.org or email us at naway@na.org

www.na.org/subscribe

Your electronic version of The NA Way Magazine is provided in PDF format, which allows you to view the magazine as it appears in print form (plus it’s in color instead of black and white). PDF files are large, so you may want to download it to your local hard drive and then open the file.

World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous  37

World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous  37
“The Magic Is Still Real”

30 August through 2 September 2018
Orlando, Florida, USA

Here is the latest WCNA 37 news, with information on the Saturday night concert, local attractions and resources, and being of service. Find full details on all of this and more at WCNA 37 updates.

EVENTS UPDATE

Saturday Night Concert

The ink is dry and it’s official: WCNA 37 will be rockin’ hard with co-headliners Everclear and Blue October taking the stage for Saturday night’s main concert. Check out details here.

Friday Night Comedy 

We’ve added one more comedian to the Alonzo Bodden and Friends comedy show. Read more about Laura House and the rest of the comedy line-up at https://www.na.org/?ID=wcna37-comedy.

UPDATE: Pre-convention Cruise to Cuba 

We have contracted to offer a 5 day/4-night cruise to Havana, Cuba, departing the port of Tampa on 25 August and returning 29 August 2018.  For more information, please visit https://www.montrosetravel.com/wcnacruise.

PRE-REGISTRATION CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS UPDATE

To protect your privacy and to maintain security, credit card pre-registrations will now be processed exclusively online at www.na.org. We will not accept credit card information by telephone, fax, email, or postal mail. Pre-registrations paid by check or money order can still be mailed to the WSO.

BEING OF SERVICE

If you are interested in volunteering at WCNA, the first step is to complete a sign-up form. We aren’t ready yet to begin assigning specific choices and tasks, but when it’s time to start filling openings, we will email you. After that, you’ll then be able to login and make your service choices. https://webdata.na.org/wcna/sign-up.php

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND RESOURCES

Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios Florida* Offers

We’ve made some group arrangements with local theme parks to help you take in some of the local attractions. Visit the links below for information and tickets, and please note the specific details of each ticket offer.

Disney World: www.mydisneygroup.com/wcna37

SeaWorld: https://seaworld.com/orlando/Special-Offers/group-events/

Universal: https://www.uomeetingsandevents.com/Why-Universal/Attendee-Ticket-Options/Default.html

Hilton Orlando: A Tropical Oasis for Families and Friends*

The Hilton Orlando offers an amazing small water park with two pools, including a zero-entry pool, water basketball, a huge water slide, exciting water fountain, winding lazy river, waterfalls, and lush tropical greenery. The Hilton has a structured set of daytime water-related activities for the kids. For members who are registered guests at the Hilton Orlando, join us Thursday and Friday (30 and 31 August) for fabulous pool parties with live entertainment, a DJ, yummy concessions, and many of your fellow Hilton WCNA 37 attendees who are also Hilton guests. We’ll provide more details when we get closer to the Convention.

Mobility Equipment Rental

Scootaround* Personal Transportation Solutions will provide battery-powered three- and four-wheeled scooters and manual wheelchairs, with a booth onsite at the OCCC. For more details, visit https://locations.scootaround.com/WorldConventionNA

Medical Supplies and Equipment Rentals

The following companies offer medical supplies and equipment rental services:

Orange County Convention Center First Aid Services

On Site Medical Services* will be available at the Orange County Convention Center during the duration of WCNA to provide immediate medical services.

I-Ride Trolley Service

I-RIDE Trolley Service* is an affordable public transportation solution with multiple stops along two trolley routes. Single-ride fares, one-day, and multi-day passes are available. For details, visit www.iridetrolley.com.

*Provision of this information does not constitute an endorsement of or affiliation with these organizations.

2018 CAR Literature Literature, Service Material, and IDT Survey

Aloha,

Here is your chance to tell NA World Services what you want to see worked on in the next conference cycle in regards to recovery literature, service material and issue discussion topics.

The deadline is MARCH 15!

Every member of NA is welcome to give input.

So please use the link below to reach the survey and give your input.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/car18surv

Mahalo,

Erik R
Regional Delegate
Hawaii Region