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World Services Update October 2016

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Hello Conference participants,

We just had our first Board meeting of the cycle and we want to keep you updated on some of what we discussed and decided. Of course, we will also report these things in NAWS News.

PR/FD Zonal Contact: The 2016–2018 NAWS Strategic Plan includes a project focused on the relationship between public relations and fellowship development and the need for more collaboration and planning. This cycle’s strategy is to “Support the efforts of NA service bodies —especially those of zonal forums—to strengthen and grow NA as part of a coordinated, comprehensive PR strategy that advances the Vision for NA Services.” We are asking zones that are interested in participating in discussions about this to send contact information for a point person. Thank you!

FIPT Statement: thank you to those of you who sent in input on the draft statement related to FIPT issues. We received input from 91 people, 49 of whom were delegates. Of those 49, 22 would approve the statement as written, 16 would approve it if revised, and 11 would never approve it. Given that fewer than half of delegates responded to the survey, there does not seem to a conscience on releasing a statement from the WSC. We will, instead, release something from the World Board that reports on the WSC discussions, decisions, and straw polls perhaps along with some historical context.

IDT: Coming soon to a website near you…. We are working on finalizing the Issue Discussion Topic material for this cycle and will post session outlines and PowerPoints at www.na.org/idt when they are finalized. The topics this cycle are

  • applying our principles to technology and social media
  • the second bullet point of our vision statement and atmosphere of recovery
  • an introduction to our new book Guiding Principles

Recovery Literature Projects: We are collecting input to help shape two recovery literature projects that will be included in the project plans for consideration at WSC 2018. One is a meditation book and another is an IP on recovery and mental illness/mental health. We have posted webpages for each project with input questions online to fill out and downloadable forms you can use for your local workshops. Please spread the word to any interested addict. More voices means better literature.

Mediation book page: www.na.org/meditationbook

Mental illness/mental health IP page: www.na.org/mhmi

Service Material Projects: We are also working on a couple of “tool box” projects for service materials this cycle—one for conventions and events and another for local service tools. We know that updated service materials are long overdue, and developing a collection of tools rather than a large handbook means that we can produce more items more quickly and that they can be more easily translated and adapted for local use. We will be creating a web page for each focus and will eblast a notice to all members on the NAWS Update list when the pages are posted and we have more information.

Hawaii Regional Convention Update

Hawaii Regional Convention Update

The pre-registration period for HRCNA 24 has ended as of August 1, 2016.

The cost for registration is now $55 and the complete convention package is now $225.

You can download the current registration here:  HRCNA 24 Registration Version 7

If you wish to register and pay online, please use our payment service here.

We continue to post updates to our Hawaii Regional Convention page.

Mahalo Nui Loa.

HRCNA Fair Wind Cruise

HRCNA Fair Wind Cruise Option

Thursday, October 27, 2016
3.5-hr Cruise from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This cruise is not part of the Hawaii Regional Convention of NA, but it is an excursion set up for convention guests who wish to participate. Departing from Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of Hawaii’s longest reigning Monarch, King Kamehameha III. This is a short walk from the Sheraton Hotel/Convention Center.

Guests will experience a historical journey from the birthplace of a Hawaiian King to the place of death of the great Circumnavigator Captain James Cook at Kealakekua Bay. In between they will hear stories and view several historical sites such as the last battle stand at Kuamo’o Battlefield and view the Royal Holua Slide, the largest and best preserved in the state, and a historical landmark. Rich in Hawaiian history you will be fully entertained on your journey to Kealakekua Bay.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this award winning snorkel cruise to historic Kealakekua Bay, site of Captain Cook Monument. This 3-1/2 hour cruise departs from Keauhou Bay and includes 1-1/2 hours of snorkeling at pristine Kealakekua Bay, snorkel gear, instruction, floatation gear, high dive and two 15’ water slides.

Assorted snacks are served and no-host bar is open during the last hour of the cruise.

Guests of the Convention receive a 20% discount off of the normal booking fees:

Adult $79+tax & fees, Child $49+tax & fees

*Child: 4-12 Years | Toddler: Under 4 Years

Please go to the Fair Wind website at https://www.fair-wind.com to reserve your space and using our code to receive 20% off the above rates: HRCNA24

Service Learning Days Oahu

We are having a regional service oriented learning days event on Oahu, July 8, 9, and 10, 2016.

This will be held at St Anthony Retreat Center,  3351 Kalihi St, Honolulu, HI 96819.

Saturday night we will have a pot luck at Saint Andrews where the Saturday Night Honolulu group meets at 6pm.

For more information contact Linda O, Danita T or Summer.

Below is the tentative Learning Days Program:

Friday, July 8, 2016

4pm – Check In

5:30pm – Pot Luck Dinner Pizza and Salad.

6:30pm – 7:30pm Meeting (House Rules)

Ice Breaker

Expectations

7:45pm-9:00 pm Larry R.  – Speaker

9:00 -10;00 pm Talk Story time

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Throughout the day, an ask it basket will be available to those who may have specific questions. (Questions to be answered throughout the day)

7am – 8am Breakfast

8:15am – 9am Basic Introductions (House Rule)

Ice Breaker Tali

9am – 10am – History of Narcotics Anonymous (Phyllis & Linda)

Jimmy K. Video (16 minutes)

10am – 10:15 – Break

10:15-10:30  Basic Service Structure Linda

10:30-12:00 – Atmosphere of Recovery in Service – Tali

12pm – 1pm – Lunch

1pm – 2:15pm – GSR Workshop/Area/Motions/Region – Summer, Wade,  Jojo, & David

2:15pm – 2:30pm – Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm – H&I/PR Workshop – Julius O and Erik R

3:45pm – 4:30 – Play

4:30pm – 5pm Social Media and NA – Linda

5 pm Shower Break

6pm – 7:30pm – Pot Luck Dinner at Saturday Night Honolulu

8pm – Saturday Night Honolulu Meeting

Q&A to be answered throughout the day.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast

9am – 10:00 – Who’s Missing – Linda

10am – 10:30 – FIPT  (Fellowship Intellectual Property Trust) – Tali

10:30am – 11am – Debrief  – Where your expectations met?

Check out/Clean up Facility

Reaching Out July 2016

Reaching Out

Greetings from NA World Services,

Thank you for your subscription to the eVersion of Reaching Out.  In our ongoing effort to improve your newsletter, we have pages in the newsletter that showcase H&I t-shirts and would love for you to send us yours to feature. We continue to look for H&I artwork; many of us are talented and we like to showcase members art. 

In an effort to offer experience, strength, and hope to persons leaving from a correctional facility or from inpatient treatment, we are featuring a new section “Transitioning to the Outside”. We hope this section helps members move successfully to NA meetings in your community. If you have experience to share on what you did to transition, please send it to handi@na.org. You will be helping another addict.

It is our pleasure to announce that the July 2016 issue is now online and can be viewed at http://www.na.org/?ID=reaching-out-index.  As soon as the next issue becomes available online, you will receive a similar notification.

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Yours in fellowship,
NA World Services