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03/14 thru 03/16/14 - Eastern PA Region Nar-Anon Convention

Join us on March 14, 15 & 16, 2014 at the 
Eastern PA Region Nar-Anon Convention
Bridge to Serenity IX 
Miracles Happen
Dreams do come true!

Convention Mission Statement:
We are recovering members of Nar-Anon whose purpose is to carry the message of recovery to those who still suffer. This convention is a celebration of recovery. The convention will provide a forum through workshops and speaker meetings in which recovering members and those seeking recovery can share their experience, strength and hope.

Please Click on a link in the index below for more information.

2014 Eastern PA Region Convention - Final Program - Updated 3/2/14

posted Jan 11, 2012, 8:32 AM by Region Chair   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 3:07 PM by John Pharo ]

Friday - March 14th 
3:00 - 9:00 PM      Registration Begins
7:30 - 9:00 PM      Opening Meeting - Washington Room
                                  Jackie S, Jenkintown, PA: Convention Chair & Marilyn D., Jenkintown, PA: Convention Co-Chair
9:30 - 10:30 PM    Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting - Washington Room
        • An opportunity for convention attendees that have yet to attend a structured face to face meeting to experience one as well as anyone who "needs a meeting." This is an open meeting, everyone is welcome to attend and participate. This meeting will not be recorded.
                                           Facilitator: Carla G., Stroudsburg, PA
                              
Saturday - March 15th
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 - 8:15 AM        Meditation - Room 502
                                    Facilitator: Jeanette, MA
8:30 - 8:45 AM        Saturday Welcome - Washington Room
                                    Convention Chairs: Jackie S, & Marilyn D.
8:45 - 9:45 AM        Speaker Meeting #1 - Washington Room
                                "Don't Leave Before the Miracle Happens - Keep Coming Back"
                                (Why we attend meetings, tools we use, why we stay)
                                    Speaker: Kathy L., NY - Chair: Patty G, Willow Grove, PA
10:00 - 11:00 AM    Speaker Meeting #2 - Washington Room
                                "You're Worth It, So Work It" (Steps 1-3 & Sponsorship)
                                    Speaker: Rose T., Camden, CT - Chair: Donna V. J., Camden, CT 
11:15 - 12:15 PM    Speaker Meeting #3 - Washington Room
                                "Uncover, Discover, Recover" (Steps 4-9)
                                    Speaker: Jeanette D., MA - Chair: Rebecca T., NJ
12:15 - 1:45 PM      LUNCH - On your own.
          • The Holiday Inn will offer a boxed Lunch for $11, all inclusive. You will need to sign up for the lunch at the registration desk prior to 10:00 AM. 
                                        Choice of cold sandwiches - NO hot food
                                        Served with homemade chips, bottled water, Sprite, Coke, diet Coke
            • A list of local eating establishments will be included with your convention registration packet.
    12:45 - 1:45 PM       Workshop #1** - Room 702 (Bring your lunch)
                                     "Puzzle Activity - Trust Can Be A Puzzle"
                                        Facilitator: Lynn I., Willow Grove, PA 
    1:00 - 1:45 PM         Workshop #2** - Room 502 (Bring your lunch)
                                     "Sponsorship - Panel Discussion and Q&A"
                                        Facilitators: Mickey, Allentown, PA, June, Newtown, PA, Judy H., Eddystone, PA, Sue G., Havertown, PA
    1:00 - 1:45 PM         Workshop #3** - Room 602 (Bring your lunch)
                                     "How to Start a Meeting - Panel Discussion and Q&A"
                                        Facilitators: Barb S, Douglassville, PA, Lisa S., Doylestown, PA., Brenda B., Doylestown, PA
    1:00 - 1:45 PM         Workshop #4 - Montgomery Room
                                     "Spiritual Walk"
                                        Facilitator: Tina M., Jenkintown, PA
    2:00 - 3:00 PM         Speaker Meeting #4 - Washington Room
                                     "The Miracle of Recovery Never Stops" (Steps 10-12)
                                        Speaker: Charlene H., Newtown-Bucks County, PA - Chair: Sherri S., York, PA
    3:15 - 4:15 PM         Speaker Meeting #5 - Washington Room
                                     "Carrying The Message - Make Your Mess Your Message"
                                        Speaker: Bob, Chalfont, PA - Chair: Debbie H., Willow Grove, PA
    4:15 - 4:45 PM         Countdown & Group Recognition - Washington Room
    5:00 - 6:00 PM         Workshop #5** - Washington Room 
                                     "Online Recovery - Forum Members Panel Discussion"
                                        Facilitator & Forum Moderator: Diane B., GA - Chair: Bruce H., Willow Grove, PA
                                                 Panel: Jeanette D., MA, Reca V., WV, Marianne N., NJ, Linda V., NJ.
                                                (Forum members are available during the weekend to assist with registration for the Forum.
                                                Bring your cell phone, laptop or iPad. Look for members wearing a Forum badge.)
    5:00 - 6:00 PM         Workshop #6** - Room 502
                                     "Being a Sponsor - Panel Discussion and Q&A"
                                        Facilitators: Kat C, Allentown, PA, Maxine, CT, Mary H., Willow Grove, PA,         
    5:00 - 6:00 PM         Workshop #7** - Room 302
                                     "Writing for Recovery - What is Our Problem? From Step 1 to Tradition 1
                                     and Back"
                                        Facilitator: Sue G., Havertown, PA 
    5:00 - 6:00 PM         Workshop #8** - Room 602
                                     "How to Start a Narateen Meeting - Panel Discussion and Q&A" 
                                        Facilitators: Karen M, FL, WS Outreach Committee Chair, Katie M., PA, WS Narateen Committee
    5:00 - 6:00 PM         Workshop #9** - Room 702
                                     "Puzzle Activity -  Hope Can Be a Puzzle"
                                        Facilitator: Lynn I., Willow Grove, PA
    6:15 - 7:15 PM         DINNER - Montgomery Room
    7:15 - 7:45 PM         Raffle and 50/50 Drawings - Montgomery Room
    8:00 - 9:30 PM         Magic Show - Montgomery Room
    8:00 - 8:45 PM         Workshop #10 - Washington Room
                                     "Sponsorship - Panel Discussion and Q&A"
                                        Facilitators: Elaine J., Jenkintown, PA, Kathy N., NY, Darlene M., Langhorne, PA
    9:30 - 10:30 PM       Fellowship: Meeting -  - Washington Room
                                        Facilitator: Dave H., Langhorne, PA
    9:30 - 10:30 PM       Trivia Nar-Anon Style - Montgomery Room

    Sunday - March 3rd
    7:30 - 8:30 AM           Workshop #11 - Washington Room
                                       "Spiritual Walk"
                                          Facilitator: Tina M., Jenkintown, PA
    7:30 - 8:30 AM           Workshop #12** - Room 302
                                       "Writing for Recovery - What is the Solution to our Problem?
                                       From Step 2 to Tradition 2 and Back"
                                           Facilitator: Sue G., Havertown, PA
    8:45 - 9:00 AM           Sunday Welcome - Montgomery Room
                                          Convention Chairs: Jackie S & Marilyn D.
    9:00 - 9:45 AM           BREAKFAST - Montgomery Room
    10:00 - 11:00 AM       Speaker Meeting #6 - Montgomery Room
                                       Spiritual Closing: "I Am The Miracle"
                                          Speaker: Peggy S., Sharpsburg, PA - Chair: Sheila M., Sharpsburg, PA
    11:00 AM                    Closing Ceremonies - Montgomery room

    **Workshop attendance is limited to 25 people for each workshop. You must sign up for the workshops at the convention registration desk.

    2014 Eastern PA Region Convention - Updates & News

    posted Oct 12, 2011, 11:57 AM by Region Chair   [ updated Feb 2, 2014, 2:31 PM by John Pharo ]

    The next meeting of the 2014 Eastern PA Region Convention Committee will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 02, 2014, at the Holiday Inn, 421 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA. Mark your calendars for wrap-up meeting on March 23, 2014.

    The Convention Registration form is available for download. Click here to go to the Registration page.

    The tentative workshop and speaker meeting program is available to view. Click here to go to the Program page.

    Reminder to all Eastern Region Family Groups -- Don't forget that we need donations of baskets for the Chinese Auction as well as donations of SESH books, Nar-Anon Journals, and the large "little blue book." Give the literature to your GSR to bring to your Area Assembly Meetings.

    Keep Coming Back - please visit this page often for additional updates and news about the convention.

    2014 Eastern PA Region Convention - Registration

    posted Oct 12, 2011, 8:50 AM by Region Chair   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 3:10 PM by John Pharo ]

    The deadline for Convention Pre-Registration was March 01, 2014.
    Registration cost is now $25 on-site.

    There are two meals available during the Convention. A Saturday night buffet dinner for $27.00, and a Sunday morning buffet breakfast for $17.00.

    A limited amount of clothing be sold at the Convention.
    Crew-neck T-shirt sizes S, M. L & XL are $11.                Crew-neck T-shirt sizes 2X & 3X are $12.
    V-neck T-shirt sizes S, M, L & XL are $12.                      V-neck T-shirt sizes 2X & 3X are $13.
    Sweatshirt sizes S, M, L & XL are $18.                             Sweatshirt sizes 2X & 3X are $20.
    Pull-on Hoodie sizes S, M, L & XL are $20.                    Pull-on Hoodie sizes 2X & 3X are $22.
    Full Zip-up Hoodie sizes S, M, L & XL are $25.             Full Zip-up Hoodie sizes 2X & 3X are $27.

    Saturday night buffet, Sunday breakfast buffet and all clothing will be available at the convention.

    IMPORTANT: Make checks payable to Eastern PA Region

    2018 Eastern PA Region Convention - Hotel Location & Reservations

    posted Oct 12, 2011, 8:28 AM by Region Chair   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 12:41 PM by John Pharo ]

    The 2018 Eastern PA Region Convention will be held at the Wyndham Philadelphia - Bucks County , 4700 E Street Rd, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053. Click here for hotel website.

    The room rate is $94.00 + taxes per night. You can click here to make your hotel reservation online. After filling in the dates of your stay, number of adults, children and rooms, click on Have a Group Code? The Group Code is NAR. You can choose between one King bed or two Double beds. The convention room rate of $94.00 + taxes per night will be honored for  your hotel stay for 10 days before and 10 days after our convention. Take advantage of this offer to do some sightseeing in the Philadelphia area.

    The hotel is located off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at exit 339 just north of Philadelphia. The hotel is conveniently situated between many attractions such as King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge National Historic Park, and downtown Philadelphia.

    Downtown Philadelphia is located only 20 minutes away! The hotel offers free parking and exclusive access to the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown regional rail line. Attendees of the 2013 Convention used  SEPTA rail service from the Philadelphia International Airport to the Fort Washington rail station, located at the hotel parking lot. Click here to go to the SEPTA Regional Rail website. This site will open in a new browser window.

    Easy access to all major interstates makes Holiday Inn - Philadelphia North / Fort Washington the perfect location to view all of Eastern Pennsylvania. The hotel is located 45 minutes away by interstate highways from the Philadelphia International Airport.

    For driving directions to the convention hotel, click here. A map will open in a new browser window.

    2014 Eastern PA Region Convention - General Information

    posted Oct 12, 2011, 7:50 AM by Region Chair   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 11:50 AM by John Pharo ]

    Join us on March 14, 15, & 16, 2014 for the Nar-Anon Eastern Pennsylvania Region 
    Bridge to Serenity IX Convention
    The theme of this convention is: Miracles Happen - Dreams do come true!

    The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn - Philadelphia North Fort Washington Hotel & Conference Center, 432 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034. Please click on this link to go to the Convention Hotel Location page for further information.

    Convention pre-registration is $20.00, walk-in registration is $25.00. Please click on this link to go to the Convention Registration page for further information.

    Two meals are offered during the convention. A Saturday night buffet is $27.00 and a Sunday morning buffet breakfast is $17.00. 

    Clothing is available by pre-order only. No clothing will be available for sale at the convention. Clothing must be pre-ordered on the convention registration form.

    For additional information about the convention, contact:
    Jackie S. (Convention Chair) 215-514-5339 EMAIL: mothersg@aol.com
    Ellen R. (Convention Registration Chair) 267-303-1906  EMAIL: rosenblat_ellen@yahoo.com 

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