Tri-State Region of Narcotics Anonymous
CAR Voting Deadline
- CAR votes will NOT be due on April 11th.
- The CAR voting deadline is postponed and the voting deadline will be determined at a later date.
- Next week’s CAR workshop will be held via Zoom only (3/21 at 12pm).
- Zoom Meeting ID# 9616953680
Conference Agenda Report (CAR) and Voting
Below you will find a number of important resources you can use to learn about what will be discussed and decided at the upcoming conference. Just this week, NAWS provided a pretty extensive set of videos and PowerPoint materials to help explain the CAR; we’ll likely be reviewing some of these materials at the upcoming CAR workshops.
The World Service Conference
As you’ve likely heard, the COVID-19 virus (aka Coronavirus) outbreak has resulted in a number of travel restrictions and several US conferences (especially in California) being cancelled. The NA World Board and NA World Services is in active discussion about how to proceed given this unprecedented development. At this time, we do not yet know how this will affect the 2020 NA World Service Conference. We are actively in contact with NAWS and will keep you posted as details emerge.
As a reminder, the official online voting for RCMs was opened up last week. If you are an RCM, you should have received an email with the subject "Tri-State Region: 2020 CAR Voting (WSC)”. If you didn’t, please reach out to me directly via email. We will send an email reminder to vote at the end of the month. Results will be shared at the 4/11 RSC meeting.
CAR supplemental materials
GSR CAR Report Toolkit An abridged version of the CAR for GSRs that includes all the need-to-know information copied directly from the CAR itself. It includes a summary of 1) the motions and makers, 2) intent, 3) financial impact, 4) rationale, and 5) world board response (if applicable) and select addendums. This is a much cheaper and smaller alternative to buying the full CAR itself. Many thanks to the East End Area for passing along this helpful resource - it was recently distributed at their ASC and was well-received. Feel free to share this with your groups if you think they’d find it valuable.
CAR Workshops in the Tri-State Region
We have had 3 fantastic CAR workshops to-date (Butler, Erie, and the We Area), and have two remaining - 3/14 with EEANA in Hazelwood, and 3/21 at the TSRSO in Homestead and online. All are welcome!
|2/22/2020||WE Area CAR Workshop|
|207 Perry Avenue, Belle Vernon PA|
|2/29/2020||Butler CAR Workshop|
|Grapevine Center, 140 N. Elm St. Butler, Pa. 16001|
|3/1/2020||Erie CAR Workshop|
|MHA at 1101 Peach St Erie, PA 16501|
|3/14/2020||EEANA CAR Workshop|
|5115 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229|
|3/21/2020||Zoom CAR Workshop (online only)|
|Zoom Meeting ID# 9616953680|
Please let us know if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org - we’re here for you and your area!