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Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of people who suffer from the disease of addiction. We meet on a regular basis to help each other stay clean and share our experience, strength, and hope. If you think you might have a drug problem, please call one of the Area Helplines, or come to one of our meetings. If you are a professional seeking more information, please visit the NA World Services Resources for Professionals web page.

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Latest IT Services Developments

What can IT Services offer your Area?
The IT Services Subcommittee has been hard at work and has a wide array of offerings to the Region. To see what we can offer your area and learn about the free tools that come with these methods, please click here to read the full article.


Updates / Announcements:


WCNA REGISTRATION OPEN SEPT 25 at 10 AM

We know everyone is excited about WCNA 37, and we are happy to announce that the registration and hotel accommodations website will go live on Monday, 25 September 2017 at 10:00 am PDT! Links will be posted at www.na.org/?ID=wcna-index

PRE-REGISTRATION
There are many advantages to pre-registering, and one incentive is that all members who pre-register by 31 July 2018 (without cancellation) will be entered in a drawing for two (2) full convention packages, including registration and all WCNA special event tickets! (Does not include pre-reg merchandise.)

HOTEL OPTIONS
While we realize many people are accustomed to booking hotel rooms on their own, it really helps WCNA when you book rooms in our room block. As an encouragement to pre-register and book rooms in our room block, if you do so by 31 July 2018 (without cancellation), you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free, three-night stay at one of the WCNA hotels. We will randomly select two pre-registrants and cover their room and tax charges for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of WCNA.

CONVENTION EVENTS
We are excited about having Mike Zito & Anders Osborne for the Thursday afternoon Blues Luncheon. They are a powerful blues force that will surely move your soles and your souls. We’ll provide more details about Zito and Osborne on the Convention Events pages; in the meantime, you can check out one of their videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WnAo4V8T7o

Join us for the Friday morning Jazz Brunch with Keiko Matsui and Euge Groove. Matsui is an internationally acclaimed pianist and composer who will pair up with veteran smooth jazz saxophonist Euge Groove. Check out these remarkable artists at www.keikomatsui.com and www.eugegroove.com and on our Convention Events pages.

Alonzo Bodden will headline the Saturday night Comedy Show, and he’ll be bringing along a few of his hilarious friends, too. Bodden is well known for his cynically good-natured social and political humor and as the winner of Last Comic Standing. Check him out at www.alonzobodden.com.

We’ve also confirmed artists for two coffeehouse events: Nakia and the Blues Grifters and Orchestra Fuego.

We’re very close to finalizing additional performers for the comedy show and concert, so we’ll provide updated information as it becomes available—but you need not wait to register. Special event seating assignments are based on your pre-registration date, not by the date you purchase the tickets. The key to getting the best seats is to register early.

BEING OF SERVICE
Interested in being considered as a WCNA main speaker or workshop speaker or want to participate in the WCNA 37 speaker evaluation process? We’ll make that information available on the website 10 October 2017.

We’ll have more information in the spring of 2018 on other ways you can help before and at the Convention.
 

Upcoming Conference Agenda Report Workshops!!! Attention AREAS

The Regional Delegate team will be receiving the Conference Agenda Report (C.A.R.) the last week of November.  We will be hosting C.A.R. Workshops in each quadrant of our region.  If your area is interested in hosting one of these four workshops, please be prepared at the October RSC to make a request.  Your area will need a date and location.  Please select a weekend in December or January.
Questions?  Feel free to contact either of us by e-mail:

George B-H - Regional Delegate - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Theo M - Alternate Delegate - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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Welcome to the July 2017 electronic NA Way Magazine,

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2nd Qtr Regional Delegate Report April 2017

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS April 2017

Regional Delegate Quarterly Report

Washington Northern Idaho Region

Dear Family:

It has been a busy quarter for the RD team. The following are the bulleted items for this report:

>Expenses for Regional Delegate and Alternate Delegate this past quarter

>NAWS Work Plan Project Updates – these are to familiarize members with what’s being done in World Service and ways to be involved should members from your area chose to get involved.

>Report from Western States Zonal Forum Feb 23-26th

>RD Team hosts History Presentations at Clean and Free March 10 – 11th

>RD conducted 3 newcomer workshops at Clean and Free

[...]
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Update on Upcoming NAWS Webinars **Rural Areas PLZ Take Note**

At the beginning of May NA World Services will be planning a web meeting to begin discussing our next draft tool—something to benefit those who are serving in rural or isolated communities. World Services has been holding web meetings roughly each quarter to help support those trusted servants, and we would like to develop a tool of some kind to capture some of the experience and best practices that have been shared. This is the item that scored second highest on the Local Service Toolbox survey we had posted (with CBDM Basics scoring highest). We will have more information about this meeting shortly before the date. In the meantime, we can tell you that we will probably take a similar approach to the CBDM Basics first web meeting where we broke into small groups so that everyone could discuss what they would most like to see in a tool developed for rural and isolated service. For a collection of resources and recorded web meetings on the subject see www.na.org/ruralservice.

The next two meetings after that will be in June to collect input on the draft of CBDM Basics that is posted at www.na.org/toolbox. We also have an form posted at www.na.org/toolbox to get your input on the draft, and we encourage everyone to share their thoughts there as well. At the two June meetings we’ll be talking about what you would like to see changed (cut, added, further explained, etc.) in the draft.

Wednesday 3 May, 1-2:30 pm PST: Rural and Isolated Service—Brainstorming meeting to talk about what to include in a tool

Saturday 17 June, 1-2:30 pm PST: CBDM Basics input

Tuesday 20 June, 1-2:30 pm PST: CBDM Basics input

Please let us know if you have any questions. We will email you again before the May meeting with log-in instructions and any further information we have.

Thank you all for your service,

The Toolbox Team

 
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