Category Archives: service

Local Service Toolbox Project

From NA World Services:

We are excited to be working on a local service toolbox—a collection of tools that reflect our Fellowship’s best practices and experiences delivering services locally. The 2016 Conference Agenda Report asked members to identify priorities for new or revised service materials, and local/area tools/toolbox was the first priority identified.

We already have some materials, such as PR, Planning, and H&I Basics, but there are so many more we lack or that we have not revised or adapted in years. The “Basics” seem to be a good approach for us because they are perhaps less overwhelming than a large handbook, and they are easier to translate and revise. We believe a “toolbox” with small-scale pieces will have the same advantages. Our first such piece is CBDM Basics, and you will find a draft below.

Whether you are a service veteran or an area service newcomer, we could use your help.

What can you do?

  • Sign up for project updates by emailing toolbox@na.org
  • Give input on the CBDM Basics draft posted below by 5 July 2017
  • Send us any tools that have been helpful locally—sample agendas, workshops, guidelines, policies, budgeting tools, project outlines, you name it. If it’s helped your local service delivery, it will probably help others.
  • Share your ideas and experience in our local service toolbox web meetings. These will be announced to all who signed up at toolbox@na.org
  • Help spread the word and raise awareness locally

CBDM Basics draft – input due 5 July 2017 –  PDF

CBDM Basics Input Form

Survey For the Daily Meditation Book Project

We [NAWS] included a literature survey in the 2016 Conference Agenda Report so that members could express their ideas for what are the next literature priorities in NA. In the book-length category, there were two different options for a daily meditation book—a daily meditation book featuring a spiritual principle a day and a daily meditation book based on Living Clean. Both options were highly rated on the survey and we are collecting input from the Fellowship to help develop the focus of the book so that we can frame a project plan for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference.

Please click the link to open the online survey or download a file to print. Please discuss at your homegroup or service committees.

Please complete your input by 1 June 2017

Project Survey: 
Online – English | Spanish
PDF – English | Spanish
Word – English | Spanish

Learning Days on the Big Island

The Hawaii Regional Service Committee is sponsoring the Regional Learning Days on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Dates: July 28th, 29th & 30th, 2017

Venue: Makapala Retreat Center, 52-4670 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, HI 96755

Each Area Service Committee is selecting at least 3 members to attend the event. Contact your area’s Regional Committee Member if you are interested learning about service in Narcotics Anonymous.

The deadline for selection is June 1st, 2017.

For more information about this event:

Erik R, Programing Coordinator, 808-942-2636,
rd-alt@na-hawaii.org

Jeffree C, Logistics Coordinator, 808-464-0025, jeffree7777@gmail.com

Your Reaching Out Subscription – April 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 April 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

Pokhara Area Annual Convention of Narcotics Anonymous

Pokhara Area Annual Convention of Narcotics Anonymous
PAACNA-9
Date: July 8, 9, & 10, 2017
Theme: New Way of Life
Venue: Shanti Nagar Banquet, Shanti Nagar Chowk, Masbar
City: Pokhara; Country/Region: Nepal
Registration Cost: 3500 Nepalese Rupees per person
Note: Registration includes Food but not the lodging accommodation
For more information: Anand A. (+977-9805898486)

NAWS Updates March 2017

Hello,

We need your input and efforts.

  • If you have ever ordered literature from us we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out our very short customer survey by 31 March: www.na.org/survey
  • If you have any interest in helping put together service materials for either conventions and events (conventions@na.org) or a local service toolbox (toolbox@na.org), email us to be part of those efforts.
  • We also have regular web meetings for members to talk about their efforts doing public relations service, H&I, inmate step writing, and service in rural or isolated places. See www.na.org/webinar for more information.

In closing, we wanted to remind you that a special edition of Guiding Principles limited to 7,000 hand-numbered copies is now available for $30 from World Services. The standard paper and hardback versions are still for sale at $11. The 2017 JFT Calendar is now available at a reduced price of $7. For more info, visit http://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/catalogs/ProductNewsFlash_Feb17.pdf

NA World Services

Mental Health/Mental Illness IP Project

The 2016  Conference Agenda Report included a survey to determine priorities for recovery literature. The topic that most regions prioritized for the next information pamphlet or booklet was “Mental Health.” That same Conference passed a motion, “ That the NA World Board develop a project plan which includes a budget and timeline to create an informational pamphlet specifically about mental illness and recovery for consideration at the 2018 World Service Conference.”

The Conference agreed to prioritize the topic mental health/mental illness and collect input from the Fellowship over the course of this cycle about the focus and content of the piece. Your input will help shape a project plan which will be included in the 2018 Conference Approval Track material and voted on at WSC 2018.

The deadline for input is March 15, 2017 so hurry!

Please click the link to open the online survey or download a file to print. Please discuss at your homegroup or service committees.

Project Survey:
Online – English | Spanish
PDF –  English | Spanish
Word – English | Spanish

NAWS Web Meetings

NAWS Web Meetings

Web meetings are a great way to gather information and share experiences on service related topics. Some of the topics are ongoing discussions, and others are new as we attempt to put together new tools for the Fellowship. Below are more details.


Public Relations web meetings are a gathering of area & regional PR trusted servants who share their experiences and challenges with PR service; topics are identified by PR trusted servants. Write to pr@na.org for more information.

Inmate Step Writing web meetings offer support for those service committees who offer this service. Write to handi@na.org for more information.

H&I web meetings welcome individuals and trusted servants interested in discussing issues around H&I service. Write to handi@na.org for more information.

Conventions and Events: In support of developing tools, we are gathering information and collecting best practices for conducting conventions and events. Experienced members needed, all are welcome. See www.na.org/conventions for more information.

Local Service web meetings focus on gathering best practices to begin putting together a local service toolbox. The first focus will be consensus-based decision making. See www.na.org/toolbox for more information.

Rural Service web meetings are intended for those serving in places where meetings are far apart or population is sparse. Come join us and share your experiences with others who can relate. Write to nick@na.org for more information. Click here to watch previous meetings and access more materials related to rural service.