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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

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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

CAR Workshops in March 2018

The 2018 World Service Conference  is scheduled for April 29th thru May 5th in Woodland Hills, California.

The Hawaii Region’s Regional Delegate will be conducting Conference Agenda Report (CAR) workshops within the Region in the month of March.

On Sunday, March 4th, the workshop will be held on Oahu, The venue is where the Oahu ASC holds its’ monthly meetings; Davies Hall, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu.  The workshop begins at 10AM. We will go for two hours and then break for lunch (please bring your own food and beverages). At 1PM we will resume and end promptly at 3PM. Please contact Joey C, Oahu RCM, for more information.

On Sunday, March 11th, the workshop will be held on Maui. The venue is the Kahului Community Center, 275 Uhu St, Kahului. The workshop begins at 10AM. We will go for two hours and then break for lunch (potluck). At 1PM we will resume and end promptly at 3PM. Please contact Mark W (Maui RCM) or Rusty (Maui RCM-Alt) for more information. Flyer: Car Workshop 2018 Maui

Workshops for Kauai and the Big Island have not yet been scheduled.

 

APF Newsletter for February 2018

“Welcome to our 47th Edition of the APF News. In this issue we focus on our upcoming Conference and Convention in Bangkok as well as introducing new members. And WSC (World Service Conference) 2018 which is quickly on it’s way. In the spirit of cooperation, we proudly send our newly elected Zonal Delegate, Reza, to the WSC. In order for you to get to know him a bit better, we have included his story in this issue.”

Click on the link below to download the newsletter in a PDF file.

APF Newsletter February 2018

You can go to the APF website to download this and other newsletter:

https://www.apfna.org/newsletter