This year makes our thirteenth convention. It is SCACNA A Vision of Hope XIII “Today We Grow,” which will be held August 5th through the 7th 2021 at the Radisson Resort, located at 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL. 32920. Room reservations information coming soon.
This promises to be another successful convention and as always, the Space Coast Area thanks all who attend and participate in the celebration of recovery.
Florida had a devastating storm in 2006. The Treasure Coast hotel usually used for their convention was unavailable due to storm damage. The Treasure Coast sent an emissary to the Space Coast, suggesting the two areas combine and have the convention on the Space Coast. It was agreed, and for three years, the two areas held a combined convention, STACNA. SPACE TREASURE COAST AREA CONVENTION OF NA. Subcommittee meetings were held in both areas, taking turns in each area. The first combined convention was STACNA I, “Road Trip to Recovery.”
Thanks to the experience gained from the Treasure Coast Area and the reconstruction of the Treasure Coast hotel, in 2009, we had the first convention of our own. SCACNA: SPACE COAST AREA CONVENTION OF NA, A VISION OF HOPE. We made it a policy to have the convention in April at the beach, taking advantage of our coastline.
Our first convention was in April 2009, and the theme was “Back to Basics.” A convention takes a year in planning, involves many recovering addicts, and comprises one subcommittee with several smaller subcommittees. Those committees are hotel liaison, hospitality, fundraising and activities, merchandise, Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and alternates.
We took a year off in 2021 for COVID, so it throws the number off.