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September Newsletter and Calendar

August 31, 2012 • JAK's Place

Summer is about to fade into fall. It was a busy one at JAK’s Place. So much went on we can’t put half of it in the newsletter, but watch for new pages here. 🙂

There’s plenty of activity this month too. On Saturday, September 15, we’re celebrating the beginning of our 7th year with an Open House. JAK’s Place will be open from 11am to 2pm, and the Quilt Raffle drawing will be at 2:00! You can buy tickets up until 1:30.

Two Packer Parties are scheduled for your Sunday afternoon pleasure; games start at 3:15 on September 9 and 30.

The Journaling Poets Group will be meeting on Fridays, instead of Thursdays. Magda’s Nutrition class will be on Thursdays at 4:00. Friday is still Computer Day. Yoga and Tai Chi on all Mondays except the first; we’ll ve closed for Labor Day.

September 2012 Newsletter (PDF)

September 2012 Calendar (PDF)

Ed up a tree at Woodwalk

Ed up a tree at Woodwalk — photographers will do anything!

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Newsletter Time!

July 23, 2012 • JAK's Place

Here comes August already, starting off with an Art Group field trip to Woodwalk Galleries on Wednesday, August 1. Please sign up if interested; anyone can come. The group will leave JAK’s Place at 1:00.

The CSP Picnic is on Friday, August 3. Gathering at 11, lunch at noon. JAK’s will be open an hour late and there will be no Faith in Recovery that day.

The quilt raffle goes on! Pass the word, tickets available at JAK’s. Imagine spending $5 and winning a beautiful hand-made quilt.

August 2012 newsletter (PDF)

August 2012 calendar (PDF)

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July Newsletter — NAMI Doorways

July 1, 2012 • JAK's Place

The combined NAMI-JAK’s newsletter is early. We are stepping up the pace again. This month’s big events are the annual NAMI Picnic on Monday, July 9, and our second Brat Fry of the year on the 27-28-29 weekend. JAK’s Place will be closed on July 4, and there will be no dinner on the 10th; otherwise, hours will be normal.

Because of the picnic, there will be no Support Group on the 9th, and there will be only one Yoga class this month, on the 23rd.

The picnic will be at Otumba Park, as always. Gathering begins at 5, dinner at 5:30. Brats, burgers and beverages are on the house. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a breezy, relaxed social gather.

NAMI Doorways July 2012 (PDF)

JAK’s Place July 2012 Calendar (PDF)

Don’t forget our upcoming Quilt Raffle. Tickets are on sale at JAK’s Place any day we’re open, and at other locations at various times. Five dollars a ticket, or six for $25.

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June 1, 2012 • JAK's Place

Need to know more about the issues and the candidates? has it all.

Here is the uncut version of Seth’s article for the newsletter (it was trimmed slightly to fit the paper version):

One of my favorite sayings these days is: “Vote as if your life depends upon it, because it does.”

We are fortunate enough to live in a country that, in theory at least, we can participate in our government. We have the opportunity to elect our own leaders and the power to effect what our elected leaders do. However, there is a catch, we have to take it upon ourselves to actively research our potential leaders and educate ourselves as to what they stand for and what they will do to serve us. Our elected officials work for US. We pay their salaries with OUR tax money. If they deceive us while in office we have a right to hold them accountable. Elected officials are not above the law. They must play by the same rules as the rest of us.

I am confident that everyone who reads this article is aware of the upcoming Recall Election that will be held on June 5th. I hope only that every one of you will register and vote. If you care about things like: education, environmental protection, health care, Social Security, Medicaid, taxes and job creation, you need to vote. Ask yourself, “What matters to me?” and “What do I believe in?” Find out what the different candidates stand for and research what they have done in the past. Government officials must maintain ‘transparency’ while in office. You have the right to know about everything they do as a politician. They cannot dismiss our inquiries. They must not lie.

Do you vote? Are you registered to vote? If not, why not? We have the right to elect the officials that will best serve us. This is a free country and it will remain so as long as politicians have to answer to us, the voters. If you haven’t voted in the past because you think your vote doesn’t matter or that there are no good candidates consider this: voting is our right, as Americans, and if you don’t vote you should not complain. Voting is not just a privilege, it is an opportunity to positively effect our communities and improve our lives.

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June Newsletter and Calendar

May 29, 2012 • JAK's Place

It’s iris time again! Our NAMI symbols are all a-bloom out front for the world to see.

Irises, May 29 2012 AM

The newsletter and calendar are ready. The biggest upcoming event is the trip to the New Zoo in Green Bay on Tuesday, June 26. It will include lunch at Country Buffet and shopping at Goodwill, with $10 per person provided by NAMI. Transportation and lunch provided by CSP. Sign up if you want to go. Don’t forget, you have to be at the Government Center parking lot at 8:15am. For more information, call JAK’s at 818-0525.

June 2012 Newsletter (PDF)

June 2012 Calendar (PDF)

Girl Scouts bringing cookies

Girl Scouts bringing cookies

The Girl Scouts of Door County brought us a hunormous donation of…cookes! 🙂

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Video about Suicide and Depression

May 25, 2012 • JAK's Place

From TV station KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri, an awesome video:

It covers important mental health issues thoroughly in only half an hour.

Depression is a far more serious problem than most people realize. Denial and stigma keep people from seeking help, too often resulting in suicide.

Mental illness is going to happen. It is as much a part of our lives as bruises, slivers, and colds. But suicide can be prevented — if we can be aware that there is a problem.

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