CPRCNA XXXV April 8 - 10, 2022

In Person at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD
Q: Do I need to register?

A: No. The CPRCNA Virtual Convention is a free event. You are welcome to make a donation by clicking the link. 

Q: Why did you cancel CPRCNA XXXIV?

A: The circumstances for CPRCNA XXXIV (April 2020/April 2021) are extraordinary. The State of Maryland is currently under orders of the Governor to prohibit meetings of 50 people or more until further notice from concerns with COVID-19 (coronavirus). While there are different opinions regarding the danger, all reliable sources recommend that large crowds be avoided. In Narcotics Anonymous, we as individuals and service committees are requested to “practice these principles in all our affairs.” These principles include becoming responsible, productive members of society and to be honest, considerate of others and mature in our actions and decisions. We believe the difficult decision to cancel was the most principled decision we could make.

This difficult step means that we will be forced to face some tough financial realities. We have past, present, and future financial liabilities to consider. In the upcoming weeks, we will be carefully analyzing our financial situation with an eye on meeting any outstanding financial commitments and looking forward to preserving the ability to host future conventions.

Q: How do I get a refund for my registration?

A: If you need a refund of your registration, we will work with you. However, before you request a refund, we would like to ask you to consider helping us in this extraordinary challenging time. Please consider donating to CPRCNA. We have more bills and expenses than we have money. Everyone who works on CPRCNA is a volunteer. We are in a difficult financial situation, and if you can donate your registration to CPRCNA, it will make a huge difference. We deeply appreciate you considering helping us.

We recognize that this is a huge request given the current financial uncertainties we face right now, and we appreciate our membership’s collective patience as we figure out how to do the next right thing.

We encourage all members to avoid filing a dispute with Eventbrite. In our experience, once a dispute is filed, your request goes into a process that will take much longer (up to 90 days) for resolution.

Contact CPRCNA XXXIV at: online-registration@cprcna.org to let us know your decision. Specify whether you want to Donate and/or request a Refund.

If we do not hear from you by December 31, 2020, your registration will be donated.
Q: I have already paid for my rental/hotel/condo and it is non-refundable. Can I still go to Ocean City?

A:All of us involved in CPRCNA XXXIV are disappointed that the convention will not be taking place as we expected. While we don’t have control over members who chose to go to Ocean City, we suggest that you follow the guidelines suggested by the Town of Ocean City.

Further updates from the Town of Ocean City can be found at: www.oceancitymd.gov/covid19.

We suggest contacting your housing arrangements provider and see what they can do in this extraordinary circumstance. We have found that some condo managements are providing refunds. Check to see if they are willing to provide a refund or credit for a future possible rental. We appreciate your patience while we work out the details.

Q: What are the dates for the April 2022 CPRCNA?

A: The proposed date for the April 2022 CPRCNA is April 8-10, 2022.

Posted January 2021

CPRCNA XXXIV IS GOING VIRTUAL

Save the Date!!!

April 16 - 18, 2021

Posted 11-17-2020

CPRCNA

Postponed until April 16 -18, 2021
IN-PERSON CANCELLED UNTIL APRIL 2022
Due to COVID-19, a decision has been made to cancel an in-person CPRCNA until 2022. We share your disappointment that we cannot come together to celebrate recovery.
The financial challenges of cancelling our convention have put a tremendous burden on our Region. Funds were spent on convention merchandise, deposits for vendors, accommodations, and events before we received notice that the convention had to be cancelled. While it is our hope that these expenses will go to future conventions, we are still in an extremely difficult financial predicament.  Fortunately, many of our venues and vendors have been extremely understanding and are willing to work with us as best they can.
We need your support. Please consider donating to CPRCNA.
As we continue to evaluate future CPRNA conventions, we ask you to please consider donating your registration. This will make a huge difference in our ability to solve our financial crisis as a result of the cancellation. If for whatever reason you can’t do that, please email: online-registration@cprcna.org and let us know what you want us to do regarding your registration:
❖ Donate it to CPRCNA; or
❖ Request a refund
If we do not hear from you by December 31, 2020, your registration will be donated.
For additional information check the FAQ page at https://www.cprcna.org/faq/
“UNITY IS THE SPIRIT”
WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Posted 3-22-2020

Dear NA Members,

On March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan prohibited social gatherings of more than 10 people in accordance with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In accordance with this prohibition, the Board of the Chesapeake and Potomac Region of Narcotic Anonymous, Inc. has cancelled the upcoming Chesapeake and Potomac Regional Convention of Narcotics Anonymous (CPRCNA) scheduled for April 17-19, 2020. 

Rescheduling this year’s convention to a later date is not feasible as it would coincide with Ocean City’s peak summer season.  The increased cost for accommodations and related expenses would be too expensive for our members during that time. 

We hope you and your families are healthy and safe.  We appreciate your continued support of CPRCNA and look forward to seeing you at next year’s convention in April 2021. 

Please refer to the Convention Oversight Committee’s (COC) frequently asked questions for additional information.

In loving service,

Board of Directors

Chesapeake and Potomac Region of Narcotics Anonymous, Inc.

Posted 3-16-2020
Dear NA Members:

The Chesapeake & Potomac Region realizes there is a great deal of concern regarding the upcoming convention to be held on April 16-19, 2020 in Ocean City, MD.  We are not taking the concerns lightly.  The safety of the CPRCNA attendees and the Ocean City community is our main concern.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates/guidance set forth and will follow any guidelines and/or restrictions that may be imposed by the state of Maryland.

At this time, we are in the process of making a decision on the status of the convention.  We will have a definitive answer on the status of the convention for our members by Saturday March 21, 2020, at the latest.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this time and we assure you that we are evaluating what will be best for the safety of our members and the Ocean City community which is of the utmost importance.

In Loving Service,

Regional Service Committee (RSC) Administrative Committee

Convention Oversight Committee (COC) Administrative Committee

Host XXXIV (Host) Administrative Committee

Posted 3-12-20
To: CPRCNA XXXIV Registrants:

Due to the recent announcement provided by the state of Maryland, the CPRCNA XXXIV registration site has been suspended.  We will post a decision for the convention being held on April 17-19, 2020 in Ocean City, MD within the next few days.  We ask for your patience and understanding during this time and we assure you that we are evaluating what will be best for the safety of our members.

Christine Y.

Chair

Chesapeake and Potomac Region

 
 
Posted 3-9-2020

Convention Oversight Committee
P.O. Box 8361
Silver Spring, MD 20709
Regarding the event:  CPRCNA XXXIV, being held on April 16 – 19, 2020:

Our host committee has worked long and hard to plan and organize this year’s event for all addicts to enjoy.  There has been some concern regarding the expanding outbreak of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus), and we wanted to ensure everyone that at this time the event will be held as planned. We will continue to monitor the outbreak, and will follow any guidelines and/or restrictions that may be imposed by the Maryland Department of Health and/or the Center for Disease Control for large events of this nature.

At this time the Maryland Department of Health’s website advises that you should not “attend large events, such as sporting events, conferences, or other community events if you are sick, do not feel well, or someone in your home is sick.” We encourage you to follow these restrictions to protect others and to plan accordingly should you fall ill. We encourage you to please consult with your own medical provider should you have concerns about attending the event.

The virus is primarily spread by coughing/sneezing in the air and direct contact with others that are infected such as handshakes or hugs. It is our hope members attending will be mindful and follow the suggestion of limited personal contact with others. We also ask that you please respect others if they do not wish to have personal contact. This is for their protection and yours.

Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and using an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available are your best methods for preventing the spreading of germs.

We encourage everyone to stay informed and to read through the information related to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus), on the Maryland Department of Health and Center for Disease Control websites:

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

With these precautions in effect we believe that we will have a safe and fun weekend full of recovery together. The Serenity Keepers and Convention Information will have additional information for convention attendees at the convention if any questions should arise.

We thank you for taking extra precautions, and look forward to seeing you at CPRCNA XXXIV.

In loving service,
The Convention Oversight Committee
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