Eastern New York Region
In 2015, the Eastern New York Region of NA Inc. incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and filed for 501(c)3 federal tax-exempt status.
The Eastern New York Region (ENYR) was created in June of 1997. We were seated at the World Service Conference (WSC) in 1998.
The ENYR is comprised geographically of Suffolk County on Long Island to the east and Queens County in New York City to the west.
The ENYR is one of five Regions in New York State. The five Regions in New York State are The Eastern New York Region, the Northern New York Region, the Western New York Region, the ABCD Region and the Greater New York Region.
The Eastern New York Region consists of six Areas. The Areas are the Nassau Area, the Suffolk Area, the Queens Area, the Western Queens Area, the Metro Area de Habla Hispana (Spanish Speaking Groups), and the Simply Spiritual Area.
The Metro Area de Habla Hispana (Spanish Speaking Groups) is unusual in that it is not a geographically defined Area; rather it is comprised of all the Spanish speaking meetings in New York City and Nassau County, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
The ENYR has over 180 meetings per week.
The ENY Regional Service Committee meets the third Saturday of each month from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (Basement), located at 85-09 118th Street, Kew Gardens, NY 11415.
The service body consists of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, one RCM from each Area, a Literature Distribution Chair, a Meeting List Coordinator, a Regional Delegate Team, a Web servant, Insurance Liaison, Convention Chair, Events and Activities Coordinator, Policy Chair, Public Relations Liaison, Hospitals and Institutions Chair, and a Helpline Chair.
The main services the ENY RSC provides are
- Regional Meeting Lists
- Literature Sales and Distribution
- Hosting of CAR Workshops
- Regional Assemblies
- Public Relations Liaison
- Regional Convention
- Host of Regional Web site
- Insurance policy to cover all meeting places in the region.
- Support to member H&I committees through its H&I subcommittee
- Regional Phone and Helpline
- Provide a forum for the Areas to come together on a regular basis to discuss common issues of concern and seek solutions.
The ENY Region is a member region of the North East Zonal Forum and sends its regional representatives to the twice-yearly Forums. The Regional Delegate Team also attends (when feasible) World Service Meetings and the World Service Conference.
The ENY RSC Policy can be accessed here.