A: No. The CPRCNA Virtual Convention is a free event. You are welcome to make a donation by clicking the link.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your decision. Specify whether you want to Donate and/or request a Refund.
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.
A: The proposed date for the April 2022 CPRCNA is April 8-10, 2022.
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.
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
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.
Chesapeake and Potomac Region