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NA FOUNDATION GROUP NEWLETTERS
N. A. W. O. L.
Vol. I, Ed. 2, Sept, 2007
O. L. F. NOTES:
It’s time for another edition of the N. A. W. O. L.
NEWS. First on the agenda I would like to congratulate and welcome Tim H.
and our fellow members in Connecticut
on the formation of a W. O. L. F. Group the N. A. Way of Life Group In
Middleton, Connecticut. From what Tim has told me this is a writing group with 8
to 10 members and will be forwarding input directly to http://www.nawol.org/
One of the primary
reasons that I suggested a Way of Life Foundation Newsletter to Bo was with the
hopes of creating new interest in NAWOL’s projects and revitalizing our
current efforts in completing the NA Way of Life Book. I have recently had more
and more addicts ask me when will the book be complete.
The only answer that
I can come up with is that our book still needs more editing done one the
existing chapters and the grammatical errors need correcting and that this is
currently being done in workshops and by individual groups. As many of you know
this is long process.
Bo S. who happens to
be my Sponsor recently asked to include a small article in this edition on How
to start an NA Way of Life Meeting. So here it is.
I will be emailing
this newsletter to 76 known members who are listed in the contact section on our
If you get this
newsletter pass it around or email it to other addicts that you think may be
interested in NAWOL. If there is a Way of Life Group in your area and you are
not currently involved with it consider getting involved. If there aren’t any
groups in your area consider starting one. Information on how to start a group
can be found at our website or you can contact one of our members on our contact
You can download
copies of the Way of Life Book for free from our website at http://www.nawol.org/
or you can order them from NA Foundation
2302 Louise Circle #6 Smyrna, GA 30080.
You can submit input or Questions directly to N.A. Foundation Group 1516
B Live Oak Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Or you can contact me at
3717 W. Malory Ct. Cocoa, Fl 32926 Phone
# 321-684-5572 or email Lester1444@msn.com
more diverse the material, the more complete it will be in relating to the needs
of all our members, not just the educated or literate professionals. ***
We have a couple of
new and semi- projects that we are working on and invite everyone to
participate. Our semi-new project is one that I believe most of you are by now
familiar with and that is The Spirit Of NA. This is a collection or Recovery Stories concerning
the NA member and how they practice Spirituality in their Recovery.
Spirit of NA
HOW N.A. MEMBERS PRACTICE SPIRITUALITY
SEND TAPES FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION:
SEND TO: 1516 B Live Oak Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301 USA
Three people transcribing tapes.
Thanks guys! - Ed.
Our newest project is meant to be a collection of
Recovery Stories pertaining to members with 20 + yrs. of recovery
and are currently working the 12 Steps of NA. Hopefully these stories
will reflect on the changes that these members have experienced
during their time in our fellowship.
long clean time
Stories of members with 20 or more years clean. This book may serve several purposes but the one we thought most important for now is the opportunity to define ourselves by members who are actually working the 12 Steps of NA. Too long have we been defined by our nosiest members and relapsing individuals whereas a recovering person is not so loud and they focus on their recovery and helping others. We have plenty of members with long clean time today. Work in progress will be posted on this site. - Ed.
I am currently in the process of contacting some of the addicts in recovery that I personally know who fall within this group and requesting that they write their story down for inclusion in this book.
It was suggested to me by Bo that for purposes of this book that we explain that even though last names will not be used cities and places will be mentioned and that once the story is in print members may be subject to questioning by local members who by chance recognized the author by his story alone. He also suggested that in lieu of getting a signed release we request a letter acknowledge our work on this book (written by addicts for addicts. If you have any further questions on this matter please contact Bo at NAWOL.
In closing I would like tosend a big “Thank You” to all of our groups and contacts and to our friends in Canada, Europe, South Africa. Nepal and India for keeping NAWOL alive. And Bo said to send a big Thank You to Scotty out in Arizona for taking NAWOL to the West Coast and to tell him that we would like to hear more from him.
Yours In Service:
Phone: (321) - 684 -
The magic of NA unity is clear when we see our desire for recovery reflected in others. When this occurs - we see, we understand, and we are one. This is the strength of our unity.
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