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WSC 2018 Conference Agenda Report

You can download a soft copy of the Conference Agenda Report for the World Service Conference by clicking the link below.

Conference Agenda Report WSC 2018

You may also order a hard copy by using the following link:

https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/conference/CAR2018%20Order%20Form.pdf

There are more conference related materials at the NA World Services website for download here:

https://www.na.org/?ID=conference-index

Mahalo,

Erik R
Regional Delegate
Hawaii Regional Service Committee

Literature, Service Material, and IDT Survey

March 15, 2018 is the deadline for the surveys on literature, service material and the Issues Discussion Topics from the 2016 WSC.

Below is an excerpt from survey page:

We’re interested in knowing what the Fellowship believes are priorities for work on new recovery literature and/or service material. If any of these items gain traction—as did the possibilities for a new meditation book and an IP on mental health/mental illness in 2016—the WSC may approve taking next steps. This might involve collecting front-end input through surveys or web meetings in order to shape a project plan for consideration at WSC 2020.

Please use this link to access the survey:

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

Erik R
Regional Delegate
Hawaii Regional Service Committee

 

eVersion of Reaching Out

Greetings,

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 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.

Members are carrying the message to incarcerated addicts in Brazil, Japan, and throughout Latin America with local translations committees contributing through their efforts of translating Reaching Out that can found at www.na.org/reachingout. Experience our strength and hope in several languages.

It is our pleasure to announce that the January 2018 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.

Please note that if you would like to opt out of this mailing or have any questions you may reply back to this email.

Yours in fellowship,

NA World Services

NAWS: CAR workshops and Meeting Finder App

Hello and happy December,

We wanted to let you know that we have posted five PowerPoints with accompanying scripts to help you workshop the Conference Agenda Report. These materials are posted at the CAR videos link from the Conference page: www.na.org/conference. The PowerPoints and scripts summarize main points in the CAR, but are not meant to be a substitute for the CAR. We are working on video versions of the same information and will post them as soon as they are available.

We also want to remind you about the latest improvements to the NA Meeting Finder app. There is now a link to NAWS News and to the daily Just for Today meditation from the front page of the meeting finder app. The app is available in iOS and Android. Check it out.

As always, do not hesitate to contact World Services if you have any questions about the CAR or the app.

Your World Board

October 2017 Electronic NA Way Magazine

Welcome to the October 2017 electronic NA Way Magazine, NA’s worldwide recovery journal!

In this issue

Electronic Enhancements

  • Cover Poster (click the cover)
  • A Look Back—Marking 20 Years of The NA Way in its current format:
    • Page 2: The original “Home Group” comic strip
    • Pages 3, 5, 6, & 7: Articles from the June and October 1997 NA Way 
    • Page 9: Printable version of A Vision for NA Service
    • Page 9: Original NA Way article from October 1997
  • Links throughout, including links to many area, regional, and zonal forum websites

Don’t Miss

Send us a photo of your colored pages from the July 2017 NA Way Coloring Pages 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

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.

H&I Reaching Out for October 2017 issue is online!

 

Greetings,

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 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.

Members are carrying the message to incarcerated addicts in Brazil, Japan, and throughout Latin America with local translations committees contributing through their efforts of translating Reaching Out that can found at www.na.org/reachingout. Experience our strength and hope in several languages.

It is our pleasure to announce that the October 2017 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.

Please note that if you would like to opt out of this mailing or have any questions you may reply back to this email.

Yours in fellowship,

NA World Services

Let’s Celebrate Recovery in Orlando, Florida!

WCNA 37: 30 AUGUST–2 SEPTEMBER 2018

Excitement is building—the Magic Is Still Real! We are nearly ready to open pre-registration and hotel reservations; September 2017 is the target month, and you will be notified by email. We believe pre-registration and onsite registration will be smooth at the World Convention; we will be using new technology to speed up the process of picking up your registration packages.

We will be offering a drawing for two full WCNA 37 pack- ages for pre-registrants prior to a cutoff date that will be announced. The two full packages include registration and all WCNA special event tickets (but don’t include pre-registration merchandise.) We will offer specific details when pre- registration opens.

As has been the custom, we will open registration and hotel reservations prior to some of the entertainment and special events being finalized. We will add these as arrangements for them are completed. As always, special-event seating assignments will be determined by the date of pre-registration; this means the location of your seat for ticketed events is driven by your pre-registration date, not by the date you purchase event tickets. As seasoned Convention-goers know, the key to getting the best seats is to register early.

We are enthused to see and to welcome everyone in Orlando! See www.na.org/wcna for more info.

Price Increase for NAWS Products

PRICE INCREASE

After reviewing the current pricing of literature, based on the cost of goods and inflation, the BPG (Business Plan Group) recommended a literature price increase of at least 5% and no more than an 8% in 2018. After lengthy discussion, the Board approved a 7.5% increase to match the inflation rate on all items except the Basic Text, whose increase was set at 5%. The increase will be effective on 1 July 2018. We wanted to give members ample notice and realize that this may be discussed at the WSC.

The in ation rate since the last price increase is over 7%, and this change will not take place until July 2018. We created a new standard for the future to review the inflation rate and make adjustments every three years rather than waiting as long as we did before this adjustment. None of us want to raise prices, but our costs rise for everything right along with inflation. We only have to look at daily expenses for living such as food and utilities to see how this applies.

In reviewing the history of literature price increases, we saw that we had a 5% across-the-board increase on all recovery literature in 2001; an increase on select items in July 2008; and a 5% literature increase on all items except the Basic Text and a few additional exceptions in 2011.1 We hope that a more regular review will allow for smaller and more incremental increases moving forward.