COACNA stands for the Central Ohio Area Convention of Narcotics Anonymous. It is held once every two years. The next one will be January 3-5, 2020. It is called COACNA 28: The Point of Freedom. The theme has not been decided yet (click here to be redirected to our Events Calendar where you can learn how to pitch your Home Group’s idea for the COACNA 28 theme).
There are many subcommittees within the COACNA Committee such as registration, programing, fundraising, welcoming, treasurer, secretary, hotel & hospitality, merchandising, serenity keepers, arts & graphics, etc. It takes a lot of work, organization, coordination and cooperation to pull off a great Convention. See the list of positions, the names of the trusted servants filling certain positions, and the list of open positions still available below.
One of the main goals of many of us who work on, or do work on behalf of, the COACNA committee is to foster a sense of strength through diversity, unity and inclusion among the wild, weird and wonderful world of our Fellowship.
COACNA hosts many fundraising and speaker jam events throughout the 2 year cycle to build and maintain enthusiasm for the Convention which is always very popular and well attended. If we don’t see you as a member of the Convention Committee sooner, then we look forward to seeing you at the Convention in 2020!
Click here to be redirected to our Events Calendar COACNA listing, which has information on the hotel, maps, and other details. (Note that parking comes with in-and-out privileges; you only pay one flat rate per day no matter how many times you need to come and go.)
And just FYI, many of the larger Areas in our Ohio Region also have conventions. Dayton has one in July and Cincinnati has one in November. The Ohio Region also has a yearly convention, usually held in May. See our main Events Calendar for more information.
And follow your Central Ohio Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get up-to-the minute information on the Convention and other great events happening in the Central Ohio Area!
|COACNA committee members|
|Chair||Ben L / firstname.lastname@example.org / (614) 580-5128|
|Treasurer||Holly B / email@example.com|
|Vice Treasurer||Candy C / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||April D / email@example.com|
|COACNA Cmtee Meeting:||2nd Sunday of the month, starting at 2pm (Might be cancelled in May because of Mother’s Day)
Reynoldsburg Branch Library, 1402 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
|Welcoming||Shadena C / email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice Welcoming||Robyn M / email and phone not to be made public|
|Welcoming Cmtee Meeting:||TBD|
|Fundraising||Both the Chair and Vice Chair positions are open|
|Serenity Keeper||Tyler W / email@example.com / (614) 929-0525|
|Vice Serenity||Aaron / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Serenity Cmtee Meeting:||TBD|
|Merchandise||Danya G / email@example.com|
|Merch Cmtee Meeting:||TBD|
|Programming||Donna D / firstname.lastname@example.org / (609) 582-9328|
|Vice Program||Liz C / email and phone not to be made public|
|Program Cmtee Meets:||2nd Saturday of the month, 2:00pm – 2:45pm, OSU East Cafeteria
181 Taylor Ave, Columbus OH 43203
|Meeting flyer||Click here to get the meeting flier|
|Program Info:||Send zip files of speakers to email@example.com|
|Send CDs of speakers to: COACNA 28 / ATTN: Programming / PO # 91191 / Columbus, OH 43209|
|Speaker CD/zip file cut off date is July 1, 2019|
|Main Speakers: 5 or more years clean time|
|Workshop Speakers: 2 or more years clean time|
|Speaker flyer||Click here to get the speaker flier|
|Registration||Lisa G / firstname.lastname@example.org / (240) 472-4150|
|Vice Registration||Yusuf E / email@example.com / (484) 624-9582|
|Early bird rate of only $25 for a full registration through March 31, 2018. On April 1, 2018 the price goes up to $55. Don’t miss out! Save $30! Register by the end of March! To pay by cash contact Lisa or Yusuf; to pay by credit card contact Holly B; to send by mail to: COACNA 28 / ATTN: Registration / PO # 91191 / Columbus, Ohio 43209|
|Registration Cmtee Meeting:||TBD|
|Hotels & Hospitality||Both the Chair and Vice Chair positions are open|
|Arts & Graphics||DeVona A / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice Arts & Graphics||Aly H / email@example.com|