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Nar-Anon Region, Eastern PA - "A Quick Look"

TEMPORARY SUSPENSIONS DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:
There may be others, but these are the ones that have notified the region secretary (Eileen F.).  
Most meetings are suspended due to COVID-19 and please go to the Forum.  Keep checking the website for updates to when meetings will resume.
Virtual meetings are being held by some groups.  If you are looking for your home group meeting, please contact someone in your group.  They may be able to have you placed on the online meeting list.

SPECIAL NOTE TO:  GSRs and others in service in the Eastern PA Region of Nar-Anon, please read the suggestions of the "Service Committee" near the bottom of this home page.


Now in order of day of the week -

             1.     Sunday Norwood suspended – until notified

2.     Sunday Eagleville suspended – Doing ZOOM meetings

 

3.     Monday Harrisburg suspended—until notified

4.     Monday Jenkintown meetings suspended—doing ZOOM meetings

5.     Monday Gettysburg meetings suspended—doing ZOOM meetings starting at 7:00 pm.

6.     Monday Bryn Mawr meetings suspended – doing ZOOM meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: Bob L. 610-353-4806.

7.     Monday York suspended-- until notified

8.     Monday Morrisville suspended – until notified

9.     Monday Bethlehem – Doing online meetings with ZOOM

10.  Monday Greencastle – Doing online via ZOOM

 

11.  Tuesday West Chester meetings suspended—until notified.

12.  Tuesday Torresdale meeting suspended until at least May 12.

13.  Tuesday Fleetwood suspended – until notified

14.  Tuesday Dallastown suspended – until notified

15.  Tuesday Lansdale meetings suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings

16.  Tuesday Bear, Delaware meetings suspended-- until notified.

17.  Tuesday West Philadelphia / Overbrook meetings suspended – until notified

18.  Tuesday Honey Brook meetings suspended – until notified

19.  Tuesday Coopersburg meetings suspended – until notified

20.  Tuesday Newtown suspended— Doing ZOOM meetings

21.  Tuesday Bedminster suspended—until notified

22.  Tuesday Aston suspended until notified

23.  Tuesday South Philadelphia suspended – doing online via ZOOM.  Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: spnaranon@gmail.com; (215) 645-7074

24.  Tuesday Easton suspended until notified

 

25.  Weds morning Eddystone meetings suspended-- until notified

26.  Weds Elkins Park meeting suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings

27.  Weds Plymouth meeting suspended—doing ZOOM meetings

28.  Weds Croydon suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings

29.  Weds Claymont, Delaware suspended – Doing ZOOM meetings

30.  Wed Honesdale suspended – until notified

31.  Weds Doylestown suspended - Doing ZOOM meetings

32.  Weds Nazareth ( on hold since August 2019)

 

33.  Thursday Willow Grove meetings suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings

34.  Thursday Phoenixville meetings suspended—Doing ZOOM meetings. Newcomers or anyone interested in joining our meeting, please contact: phoenixvillenaranon@gmail.com or 484-854-3202.

35.  Thursday Stroudsburg suspended—until notified

36.  Thursday Jonestown suspended – until notified

37.  Thursday Norwood suspended – until notified

38.  Thursday Northeast Philadelphia suspended – Doing ZOOM meetings

39.  Thursday Allentown suspended – until notified

40.  Thursday Hanover suspended-- until notified

41.  Thursday Tamaqua suspended – until notified

 

42.  Friday Wallingford location suspended meetings until notified

43.  Friday Langhorne suspended – doing ZOOM meetings

 

44.  Saturday Havertown suspended – until notified.

45.  Saturday Lemoyne suspended – Through the end of June.


Learn about online meetings at http://www.naranonepa.org/forum

A statement from WSO on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the WSO homepage..

 Other Temporary Meeting Changes and Cancellations:

The following changes that have been communicated by groups for schedule changes due to location, conflicts on and around major holidays, or weather.  However, the information may be incomplete or subject to change.  Please check back for updates. 

  • Thurs 3/19 and 4/9/20 – Allentown family group meetings cancelled due to church activities.
  • Effective immediately, the Thursday Bethlehem group (at Oasis Center) has disbanded.
  • Starting Mar 3, Easton group has a new meeting location. Bethel Memorial Baptist Church  715 Chestnut Lane, Easton Pa 18045
  • Starting Feb 4, a new Family group meeting has opened in Honey Brook, PA (Chester County). Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7 pm. Honey Brook Presbyterian Church, 4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA. Second floor in prayer chapel.
  • Wallingford Friday Narateen has disbanded due to lack of attendance.
  • Starting Wed, March 4, Doylestown will move to a new location: Peace Valley Recovery Center, 5230 York Rd., Doylestown, PA    Take stairs to 2nd floor entrance, back of building. No handicap access.  Overflow parking available next door.
  • Tamaqua has a new time: 7-8:15 pm.
  • Starting December 12, Jonestown start time moves 30 min earlier to 6:30 pm.
  • Nazareth is temporarily on hold while looking for a new location.

 Anniversaries:  Go to SPECIAL EVENTS tab for details . . .

  • POSTPONED - new date TBD - Tuesday, March 17 – Coopersburg FIRST anniversary – Food 6:30 pm; speaker meeting 7 pm
  • POSTPONED - new date TBD Saturday, March 28Havertown anniversary – Food 3 pm; speaker meeting 4 pm
  • POSTPONED - new date TBD - Tuesday, March 31West Chester anniversary – food 6 pm; speaker meeting 7 pm TBA
  • POSTPONED - new date TBD Tues, April 21 Torresdale anniversary – Save the date TBA
  • POSTPONED - new date TBD Tues, April 28Fleetwood anniversary – 6-9 pm - Details schedule can be found here.
  • CANCELLED - Tuesday, May 12 – Lansdale 17th anniversary – 6:00 pm - Details schedule can be found here.
  • CANCELLED - Tuesday, May 19Newtown Anniversary - Save the date.  Check back for details.
  • Wednesday, June 17Doylestown anniversary – Food 6PM; speakers 6:30PM.  Reminder, Doylestown's new location effective March 4th is Peace Valley Recovery Center - (map).
  • Wednesday, June 24Elkins Park anniversary - Save the date.
  • Thurs, June 25 – Phoenixville anniversary – Food 6PM; speakers 7PM
Key Events:
  • East Coast Convention 7 – POSTPONED TO SEPT 25-27, 2020 - Wyndham Garden Hotel Philadelphia Airport - 45 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA 19029 
    • For the latest updates and links to register, hotel and volunteer signups, check out the ECC7 Convention page here.

New Nar-Anon meetings - All are welcome:

    • No new meetings to announce at this time.


Service Meetings:

March 15th is the deadline to send CAR voting results to region secretary (Eileen F.).

    • Area 3:   TBA
    • Area 10: TBA
    • Area 11: No information
    • Area 22: 2/23, 5/17, 8/23, 11/15
    • Area 25:  1/25
    • Area 27: 1/6, 3/2, 5/4, 7/6, 9/14, 11/2
Quarterly WSO Outreach roundtable sessions. 12 NOON EST on SKYPE Fourth Sundays of January, April, July, October.
ECC7 planning meeting Jan 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM – on SKYPE

RSC Skype meeting Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 8:30 AM. On SKYPE.

October 3, 2020 – Tentative date for annual region assembly – all GSRs – location to be determined. 

Special Note to GSRs

SPECIAL NOTE TO:  GSRs and others in service in the Eastern PA Region of Nar-Anon

From: The Eastern PA Regional Service Committee

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic

Date:  4-6-20

 

Many facilities where Nar-Anon groups meet have closed their doors in efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities.  Some groups are creating contingency/ alternate plans for the time period they will not be able to meet face to face. The Eastern PA regional service committee held an emergency Skype meeting on Saturday, April 4, 2020 to discuss ways to support our groups at this time.  The following suggestions are from the RSC.

 

1.     Digital/ phone/ online meetings are a wonderful option. Many options exist and tradition 6 states that we do not endorse any outside enterprise.  That being said—some examples are:  Facetime,  Skype,  www.freeconferencecall.comwww.zoom.com.   

 

2.     If your group is holding digital meetings, please continue to keep your meeting healthy by following the guidelines and traditions as you would in an in-person meeting.  Anonymity, no crosstalk, no outside literature, etc.  The Guide to Local Services 2018 is a valuable reference and includes a sample meeting format in chapter 3.  Obtain free pdf copy of the GLS and other useful service literature at this link.  https://www.nar-anon.org/service-literature

 

3.     The RSC  researched as much as possible and discussed at length the benefits and safety of digital meetings. Recently the FBI has issued warnings to the public about the risks posed by computer hackers/ outsiders gaining access to various online meetings where access links have been shared in public ways (social media posts, websites, etc.)  The RSC voted unanimously that at this time NO ACCESS LINKS OR PASSWORDS FOR DIGITAL MEETINGS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR REGION WEBSITE (www.naranonepa.org ). The information can be shared with trusted members via email, phone, and word of mouth.  But our website is public (available to the world.)  Therefore, the region will not be posting access links online.  If you are having digital meetings, please educate yourself on safety.  Here is an informative article on “Zoom Meeting Safety Tips.”

https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-uninvited-guests-out-of-your-zoom-event/

 

4.     You may request for the EPA region to post on the website the news that your group is having digital meetings, but it is not required.  The best way to learn how to access any meeting is to use your GSR list and contact the meeting’s GSR and ask to be invited to the digital meeting.  Region service people receive the GSR list from the region secretary.  The GSR list is for exactly this type of service communication but the list is NOT TO BE POSTED ONLINE OR SHARED WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 

 

5.     Members and newcomers may use the Nar-Anon Family Groups Forum for support.  This online forum has been available to the world for many years and was created and supported by AREA 10.  There are many different topics that are discussed in detail. Plus, there are also online meetings.   After you Register – Login, you can participate in topic discussions and attend the online meetings.  http://www.naranon.com/forum/


NAR-ANON shares Experience, Strength & HOPE . . .

for FAMILY MEMBER's or FRIEND's of addicts.
Come, "Find a Meeting".  

In the NAR-ANON program, we learn that drug addiction is a disease that we are not responsible for.  The drug user needs help and so do we.  We discovered many of our efforts to control or change the situation were often actually enabling or encouraging this person to continue a self-destructive pattern.  It has been a great relief to learn more effective ways of coping with this situation, while at the same time gaining some peace of mind, hope, and help for a better way to live.

You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery.

NAR-ANON can bring new insight about our attitudes, behavior and emotions.  It can be the source for regaining our own sanity and well-being.  We learn that addiction is a family disease and we need recovery too.

There are no charges or obligations as NAR-ANON is a non-profit organization.  We are not affiliated with any treatment program or hospitals and do not discriminate about any persons race, creed, sexual orientation, religion or lack of religion.  The weekly meetings are held regularly throughout the year.  Your attendance is welcomed without prior arrangements.  You will not be urged to participate in the group discussions, but may join in if you wish or ask questions before and after the meeting.

We do UNDERSTAND how you feel. 

To locate a meeting in your area, go to our web page at . . .

"Find a Meeting" and bring a friend.