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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.

Meetings During The Holidays 2017

The following meetings that are held on the upcoming holidays wish to announce:

  • One Promise will be open on Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Monday Meditation will be closed Monday, December 25th and open on Monday January 1st.
  • NAtural Hi will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Sunday, December 31st.
  • Sunday Ohana will be closed Sunday, December 24th.

Also Start to Live is having a dance and potluck after the meeting (note the meeting start time change)

  • Start to Live is hosting a free Dance and Potluck on Friday, December 15, 2017. Meeting 6-7 pm. Dance 7:15–10 pm. Please bring a dish for the potluck! Call Mike at 808-499-8556 or Lee at 808-781-8120 or any homegroup member for more information.

HRCNA Announcement

Aloha and Mahalo for registering for the 25th Hawaii Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous. We look forward to your arrival and are excited about the opportunity to be your host.

Some Highlights that are scheduled:

  • Thursday, October 26th – 7:30-9:00pm  “Represent” – 4 speakers, 1 from each Major Island
  • Friday, October 27th – 5:30-7:00pm Luau and Entertainment
  • “The Early Days” – Main Speaker Meeting 7:30-9:30pm
  • Saturday, October 28th – 5:30-7:00pm Banquet
  • 7:00-9:00pm Main Speaker Meeting, Clean time Countdown
  • 9:30-Midnight – DJ Soul Ryda – Halloween Dance, Costume Contest and Games
  • Sunday, October 29th – 7:00-10:00am – Breakfast/Brunch in Restaurant
  • 10:30-11:45am – Closing Speaker Meeting/Geographic  countdown

Other happenings include Friday and Saturday, 7am “Just For Today” meditation meeting at the Salt Water Pond and multiple workshops throughout the day.

Boxed lunch wraps will be available ($15) on Friday and Saturday (tickets available at registration table) so you need not leave the Hotel and miss a thing.

See you all soon!

HRCNA XXV Host Committee