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August Newsletter and Calendar

July 28, 2014 • JAK's Place

Wassup? Lots! Summerfest was a great success, considering how short a time we had to plan and prepare. There will definitely be more fundraisers of this sort. We’re planning a Second Chance silent auction at our Open House, September 20,  for the few items that didn’t sell.

The CSP Picnic will be at Sunset Park on Thursday, August 21, from 11am to 3:30 pm. JAK’s Place will be closed that day.

Our next Valmy Brat Fry is at the end of this month; four days, from August 29 through September 1. Get in on the fun — volunteers will be needed for morning or afternoon shifts each day. You get to smile at dozens of people — many of whom probably really need a smile — and eat one of Welsing’s awesome brats, while helping JAK’s Place.

There will be no Faith In Recovery on Friday, August 8.

NAMI Doorways Aug-Sept 2014 (PDF)

August 2014 Calendar (PDF)

SummerFeast silent auction

SummerFeast silent auction – volunteer ticket-takers

Kyira Hauer of NAMI Wisconsin visited us on the day of our annual picnic.

Kyira Hauer

Kyira at the NAMI Door County picnic

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July Newsletter and Calendar

June 28, 2014 • JAK's Place

The biggest news, of course, is our new fundraiser — SummerFeast. On Friday, July 11, we’re having a dinner and silent auction to raise money for JAK’s Place.The event will be held at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 South 12th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. We’ll be serving ham or chicken with side dishes and dessert. Tickets are $8 each or $10 at the door. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 7pm.

Silent aucion items are being gathered from all over Door County. All sorts of merchandise, handicrafts, and services will be available to bid on — everything from gourmet coffee to computer tune-ups!

Most of you may not be aware of how much it costs to keep a drop-in resource center like JAK’s open and running. It’s not just heat and lights; we are still making payments on a mortgage with the end far out of sight, paying staff members, and facing the ever multiplying expenses of building maintenance. We’re not complaining, but we need all the help we can get in order to help others.

So, spread the word!

July Newsletter (PDF)

July 2014 calendar (PDF)


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June Newsletter and Calendar

May 31, 2014 • JAK's Place

Summertime — gardening, picnics, art on the lawn. Come play with us at JAK’s Place.

Our first Brat Fry was a good one, great weather and lots of brats sold. We’re only having one more this year, but there are other events to get excited about. Tickets are on sale now for our third quilt raffle. In July, we’ll have the annual NAMI Picnic–but we’re also planning a fundraising dinner, with a silent auction, to be held in July. Let’s make summer happen!

NAMI Doorways_6-2014 (PDF)

June 2014 Calendar (PDF)

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Warning in Google search

May 12, 2014 • JAK's Place

It was brought to our attention that, in a Google search for JAK’s Place, there was a warning that the site may be hacked. The source of the problem has been found and eliminated. There was NO malware that could infect your computer, merely some hidden spam links, which affected only search engine results.

Site security is being tightened up to prevent more of this sort of thing from happening.

One should always pay attention to such warnings. Many websites are hacked every day. Some of them may have malware that can instal through your web browser without your consent or knowledge, so it’s not a good idea to ignore a warning.

AVG safety report

Is It Hacked

Note: Even after a site has been cleared, Google may continue to report problems due to cached information. (Google keeps a kind of backup of everything it finds.)

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May Newsletter and Calendar

April 25, 2014 • JAK's Place

Holy shmoly, look at the flowers popping up! It’s time to think spring, and garden, and…Mental Health Month.

Newsletter and calendar are ready:

May Newsletter (PDF)

May 2014 Calendar (PDF)

Local Resource Fair at Stone Harbor
Tuesday, May 13
6:30-8+pm refreshments and displays
7-8pm presentation by Barbara Rubel, well-known author, educator and dynamic speaker

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April Newsletter and Calendar

March 24, 2014 • JAK's Place


We’re still waiting for the flowers to show up, but the newsletter and calendar are blooming. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, something to think about and do something about. Learn more, pass the word on.

NAMI Doorways April-May 2014 (PDF)

April 2014 Calendar (PDF)

NAMI Doorways–lite (PDF) — slightly smaller newsletter file for slow connections.

Raffle tickets are not yet available for the new quilt (see last month’s post), but we’ll give a call out when everything’s ready. Meanwhile, we welcome suggestions for places to display the quilt and sell tickets. We can’t sell them online, only locally.

Tech note:
If you have any concerns about the coming end of support for Windows XP, our computer expert can suggest and assist with solutions.

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