Hello,

We have so much to tell you about!

We are so excited about WCNA-38, The Power of Love! Last month we were in Washington, DC to walk through the facilities and fine-tune our preparations, and it was AMAZING. We went on the night tour that is available from the tours link at www.na.org/wcna, and had so much fun. It was comfortable, flexible, and we learned a lot! Many of us had never seen fireflies before, so in addition to all the history, the beauty of hot summer nights in Washington captivated us.  

WCNA Pre Registration

IT’S TIME! Don’t miss the cut-off: Pre-registration CLOSES 31 July! If you haven’t already made your plans, please do so now. Before 31 July, registration is less expensive and includes early access to the merchandise room.

Alternative merchandise

If you’re a shopper–make room in your suitcase! In addition to the amazing WCNA merchandise, NA memorabilia from all over the world is available in the alternative merchandise store Sunday 1 September 8-10 am. Beautiful, unusual, and neato items support NA service efforts in local communities.

ONLY NA service bodies can sell merchandise in the Alternative Merchandise Store. If your service body (group, area, region, zone, convention committee, etc.) is interested in a table at the alternative merchandise store, please email shirley@na.org for information on how to register. Again, sooner is better.

Hotel cancellation policy

If you can’t join us for the convention, please adjust your arrangements as soon as you can! Remember, although it’s too late to get a refund on your convention registration, you can transfer it to someone else. Hotel reservations are separate from your WCNA registration and need to be handled separately. Go to the convention page (www.na.org/wcna), click the link in the Hotels section, and select “Manage existing reservation” when you get to the hotel portal. There is a $75 cancellation fee for any hotel room cancellation until 26 August. The charge will appear on your credit card as CONFDIRECT*38NA-WCNA. Cancellations must be made at least three days (72 hours) before your arrival date, or you will be charged one night’s room and tax; if there’s any change to your length of stay, please notify the hotel by check-in..  

Unity Day at WCNA

Our Unity Day celebration will take place on Sunday 1 September at 11:30 EDT (15:30 GMT), during the closing meeting of WCNA 38. All of the main meetings at WCNA will be audio-streamed. Links to join the Unity Day meeting via video connection are also available to correctional facilities and institutions worldwide. For more information contact bob@na.org.  If you are planning a local Unity Day event, please let us know by emailing bob@na.org and wb@na.org.

If you have Unity Day event flyers to share, send them our way: socialmedia@na.org

July Reaching Out

The July issue of Reaching Out is available at www.na.org/reachingout. Whether you’re behind the walls or walking free, Reaching Out always carries a powerful message of hope. If you have a story to share with Reaching Out, we’d love to hear from you. More and more addicts who are incarcerated have access to Reaching Out in electronic form, on tablets. Paper copies are always available for incarcerated members or H&I efforts. But if your H&I committee is working toward tablet access for NA literature – don’t forget that this lifeline is part of what’s available for addicts on the inside.

Helping Addicts Find Us

An open webinar on 3 August, 11 am—12:30 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (18:00—19:30 GMT) is focusing on some of the most important service we can do: getting addicts to meetings. We’re expressly addressing the local trusted servants who create and maintain websites, meeting lists, and flyers to talk about optimizing the tools NA creates to help people find meetings, events, and information. You can find a flyer for the webinar here: www.na.org/webinar

Webinar ID: 880 6919 3087, Passcode: 1953

We hope to see you there.

Gratefully,

World Board