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Oahu’s Sunday Ohana Meeting Is Moving

Aloha,

Sunday Ohana on Oahu is changing location beginning November 4, 2018.

The new location is the same as the Saturday Night Honolulu Group, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, building closest to Queen Emma Street.

The start and closing times are the same, 7:30PM to 9:00PM.

The old meeting location at Sacred Hearts Church is being renovated. We are unsure if the meeting will return there in the future.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Sunday Ohana Group

NAWS Update WCNA 37

Hello everyone,

We have just posted a survey about WCNA 37, and we encourage you all to take some time to fill it out. The survey is posted here www.na.org/survey. It will be online through the end of November.

This convention was the biggest World Convention ever, with 21,400 people registered and 1,100 newcomer badges given out. We tried a number of new things including a new electronic registration system, a new system to sign up to volunteer, and a mobile app for the Convention.

There were more than 80 workshops at the convention as well as seven main meetings, six World Board forums, eight Keep Giving Back workshops, and four public relations forums. For the second time, we offered a free link to the audio of the main meetings and had thousands of those connections, plus more than 80 Zoom connections to the Unity Day meeting on Sunday.

We hope you’ll let us know what you think went well and what we need to work on for next time.

Many of you have asked whether we will have merchandise from the Convention available, and we are still taking inventory and making a determination. We will email you if we do make some merchandise available for sale.

Audio recordings of the convention are for sale. You can find the link at www.na.org/wcna. We hire a company to provide this service, so please purchase the recordings you want rather than obtaining them in some other way. If members don’t pay for the recordings, it will be increasingly difficult for us to find a willing vendor.

If you’re looking for more ways to relive the WCNA experience, keep your eyes open for the next issue of The NA Way Magazine, which will be a special edition devoted to the convention.

Thank you to all who helped make this convention a success. It didn’t happen by magic, but through the hard work of hundreds of volunteers. Thank you!

Yours in service,
World Board

 

HRCNA Hotel Accommodations

The Royal Lahaina Resort has been sold out!

The HRCNA XXVI Committee has secured an alternative hotel for the convention with a discounted rate at the Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas (map).

To make your reservation please contact a staff member directly at the hotel.  Please call Kei at the hotel, 808-442-6012. Or you can email her at Idahleekeishelle.Barroga@aqua-aston.com with your request.

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Hawaii Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous to receive the discounted room rate.

Do not attempt to make your reservation directly thru their website or call the normal hotel reservation line because you will not get the discounted room rate!

Any questions about the convention please email the committee at hrcna2018@gmail.com

IDTs – Membership Survey – Book Project

From the Narcotics Anonymous World Board:

Hello everyone,

We are writing with lots of news and announcements.

Issue Discussion Topics

Issue Discussion Topics (IDTs) are subjects that encourage us to think more deeply about relevant topics and help build unity within our groups and service bodies. The IDTs for this cycle are Carrying the NA Message and Making NA Attractive, Attracting Members to Service, and Drug Replacement Therapy (DRT) and Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) and NA. Workshop material including Session outlines, PowerPoints, and handouts have been posted at www.na.org/idt. That page also has a section with general discussion/workshop tools. Please send the results of your workshops to worldboard@na.org. You can type up the responses and send them in or just send in pictures of the note sheets.

Membership Survey

Every three years, we conduct a membership survey to gather information about our Fellowship, in order to strengthen our public relations efforts and learn more about how and where we carry our message of recovery. The survey will be posted at www.na.org/survey until the end of the year. Please consider filling out the survey—which is anonymous—and forwarding the link to other members.

Spiritual Principle a Day Book Project

We need your help letting everyone know about our current book project. The book will explore a spiritual principle each day, in a similar style to the Just for Today daily meditation book. We just posted online forms as well as workshop materials for members to submit their writing. Check it out at www.na.org/spad and spread the word. Thank you for your service!

Yours in service,

World Board