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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can type up the responses and send them in or just send in pictures of the note sheets.
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 surveywhich is anonymousand 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!
The Asia Pacific Forum Administrative Committee is now able to announce that the 2019 Asia Pacific Forum meeting will be held at the Puri Saron Hotel, Seminyak, Bali Indonesia, from Monday the 18th to Thursday the 21st of February.
The second APF Convention – APFCNA2 – will take place at the same venue, from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of February.
There will be plenty of follow-up announcements in coming days and weeks, covering details of both events. This will include website updates, arrangements for delegates attending the APF service meeting, and for everyone interested in attending the convention.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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