California Inland Region of NA

Regional Delegate Updates

Information, reports and announcements from the CIRNA Regional Delegate team.

CIRNA Coronavirus Update

While NA holds no opinion on outside issues, the Coronavirus and efforts to curb its spread have had an undeniable impact on our NA meetings and groups.

Many meetings are temporarily closed, while other groups have chosen to press on and keep their meetings open.

Whether you are looking for an in-person NA meeting, or looking for online NA meetings or other alternatives, please read the following for up-to-date information and suggestions.


Online Meetings, Speaker Archives and Phone-In Meetings

The following links are provided as resources for addicts seeking NA recovery meetings and NA recovery resources.

ONLINE MEETINGS WITHIN CIRNA
cirna.org/online/

www.virtual-na.org
www.na-recovery.org
www.nabyphone.org
www.neveraloneclub.org
zoom.nastuff.com

na.org – Virtual Meetings and Tools

Out of the Darkness group speaker archives
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-922267901-261757541

Speaker Archives
https://m.youtube.com/chann…/UCsyr67ghyBzCqOFuxeUkViw/videos

Private Facebook Group hosts meetings daily
Narcotics Anonymous/The LIPPP
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048653848604837/


In-Person NA Meetings

Please be aware that while efforts are being made to update the status of meetings on this site, information does not always flow at an ideal pace, and some meetings may be temporarily dark. If you find that a meeting has gone dark, please try another meeting, call one of the area helplines, or try one of the online meeting resources listed above.

(Use Find A Meeting in the menu above to find NA Meetings and Helplines Numbers)

If you are sick or feel like you might be coming down with something, do not attend a meeting for the protection of the group. Call an area helpline or use Online Meetings to connect with other recovering addicts.


For Meetings that are Going to be Dark

A few suggestions to keep members informed and connect with the Newcomer in these challenging times:

  1. Contact your Area’s Meeting Directory Officer and let them know your meeting is going to be dark for the time-being.
  2. Contact the Regional Web Master and ask them to mark your meeting as “Temporarily Closed” on this web site.
  3. Ask any group members active on social media to post that the meeting will be temporarily closed.
  4. Depending on current regulations, ask for one or two volunteers to show up at the meeting location 15-20 minutes before the start time of the meeting and stay 15-20 minutes after the start time to greet any Newcomers or members who haven’t heard about the meeting closure.
    • Keep some printed lists of online meetings to hand out (you are welcome to use the editable Southwest Area NA Greeting document following this list).
    • Keep some white books, IPs or other literature to pass out
  5. If no one is able to be at the meeting location, ask if you can post a flyer indicating that the meeting is temporarily dark and direct visitors to www.cirna.org for information about online meetings.

RD Update – February 2020

Conference Agenda Report (CAR) Workshops

Preparing for our workshops, I developed a Summary and Pros/Cons worksheet that we have used for both Area workshops so far. The worksheet is updated as new information is gathered.

This morning I was able to participate in a CAR workshop hosted by ENYR and GNYR covering motions 6-16 in the CAR with motion makers for each of the regional motions presenting their motions and taking questions from the participants. There were over 62 people in attendance, including a number from other countries.

We have Hosted 2 CAR workshops so far. MBA on Saturday, January 11 and LDA on Sunday, January 12. Both seemed well-attended and participation was strong. I’m happy to announce the Great Mojave has added a CAR workshop on March 8, from 1-4pm at Alano Club on Central Rd. in Apple Valley.

Sun, Feb 9 @ 1:30pm in Hemet – Southwest Area
Sun, Feb 16 @ 11am in Banning – CIRNA Office
Sun, March 8 @ 1pm in Apple Valley – Greater Mojave

The CAR and CAT are both available for download online at na.org/conference

CAR Summary with Pro’s and Con’s

This overview is an attempt to provide a balanced look at the implications and/or benefits of the various motions in the 2020 Conference Agenda Report (CAR). The goal of this document is not to convince anyone one way or another, but rather to provide groups with a balanced variety of information to make their own informed decisions.

This document will continue to be updated as we receive more pro/con information. Our goal is to keep the document to 10-12 pages.

RD Update – January 2020

Service is action. Get Involved. Ask Questions. Participate. Listen.

Conference Agenda Report (CAR) Workshops

CAR Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations.

Sat, Jan 11 @ in Joshua Tree  – Morongo Basin

Sun, Jan 12 @ Noon in Palm Springs – Lower Desert

Sun, Feb 9 @ 1:30pm in Hemet – Southwest

Sun, Feb 16 @ 11am in Banning – CIRNA Office

The CAR is available for download online at cirna.org/car20

2020 CAR Group Voting

Please cast your vote at your ASC meeting if possible. If you can not get your Group’s vote in to your ASC in time, you can email your votes to delegate@cirna.org

Please be sure to include your Group Name and Area with your votes.

CAR Workshops

CAR WORKSHOPS AROUND OUR REGION:

January 11 – Morongo Basin Area
11:00am
6336 Hallee Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

January 12 – Lower Desert Area
12:00 Noon
Palm Springs Alano Club
463 W. Dominguez Rd.
Palm Springs, CA

February 9 – Southwest Area
1:30pm
Provident Bank
1690 E. Florida Ave.
Hemet

February 16 – CIRNA Regional Office
11:00am
CIRNA Regional Office
36 W. Williams
Banning, CA

If your area wants to hold a CAR workshop, please contact our RD at delegate@cirna.org to make arrangements.

RD Update – December 2019

Unless LDA, Mountain or GMA schedule dates for CAR Workshops today, I suggest that we hold a CAR workshop at Region at Noon on the 3rd Sunday of February – Feb. 16th.

Conference Agenda Report (CAR) and CAR Workshops

The CAR was released a day early on November 25, and I have run copies for the areas. It turned out to be more pages than I had originally planned for (137 once I eliminated all blank pages).

The CAR is available for download online at na.org/conference