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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

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

WSC 2018 CAR Lite

What is the CAR Lite

This “Conference Agenda Report – Lite” (CAR Lite) has been prepared by members of the British Columbia Region of NA. We are adapting it for the Hawaii Region’s CAR Workshops. The 2018 Conference Agenda Report contains normally only two types of items for your consideration: World Board Motions and Regional Motions. This conference there are no World Board motions, however there are twenty-five motions from Regions.

It is hoped that with this condensed version of the report we have made it a better tool for use and discussion at your local homegroup business meetings. we encourage all interested members to take the time to read the full report and share with other members the ideas contained within.

WSC 2018 CAR Lite (PDF File)

The full CAR 2018 can be found here: https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAR/CAR2018_Web.pdf

If you have any questions feel free to contact the RD Team at:

Erik R:  rd@na-hawaii.org

 

New Webstore at NAWS Website

We have some good news to share with you.  After a very lengthy wait, we are ready to launch our new web store on 1 March 2018 at 9:00 am, Pacific Standard Time.  We hope it will be a very positive shopping/ordering experience for you, and we thank you for your patience while we worked out all of the details.

The existing shopping cart will be turned off at 12 noon PST on 23 February, and we will not be accepting any new orders after that until we launch the new web store.  This includes orders received via other means as well, such as those submitted by postal mail, phone, or fax.  During this downtime, we’ll clear up all orders received prior to the transition, and make sure that all pertinent data can be migrated to the new environment.  If you have any orders that need to be filled quickly, please send them in as soon as possible.”

Your World Board

January 2018 Electronic NA Way Magazine

Welcome to the January 2018 electronic NA Way Magazine,

NA’s worldwide recovery journal.In this issue

Electronic Enhancements

Don’t Miss

Send us a photo of your colored pages from the

July 2017 NA Way Coloring Pages at www.naway.org:  naway@na.org 

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

(or just tell us what you like and don’t like about The NA Way)

Visit www.naway.org or email us at naway@na.org. Subscribe at www.na.org/subscribe

Conference Approval Track Materials

Hello,

This morning we posted the Conference Approval Track Material (CAT), as well as Regional Ideas for WSC consideration and the most-recent report from the Human Resource Panel.  This material will be mailed to all of you early next week.

Your World Board

https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAT/2018CAT_WEB.pdf