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May Newsletter and Calendar

April 24, 2015 • JAK's Place

May is Mental Health Month

And we will celebrate it!

Thursday May 7th 2:00 pm:
Book Discussion at the Door County Sturgeon Bay Library led by Becca Berger, DC Library Director, and Dr. Dennis White, Psychologist. The book being discussed is Stress Fracture, a memoir of Psychosis, by Tara Meissner. All Door County Library Branches have a gift copy that was donated last October during Mental Illness Awareness Week by NAMI Door County.

Monday May 11th Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay:

  • 6:00-6:30 Resource Fair on Mental Illness. Healthy appetizers will be provided.
  • 6:30-7:30 Presentation by Tara Meissner, author of Stress Fracture. Questions and Answers to follow the presentation.

Friday May 15th 1:00 pm Door County Library:

  • “In Our Own Voice” Presentation by Seth Wiederanders and David Swender, from NAMI Door County, Inc. Their presentation is approximately one hour in length with questions, and evaluations to be completed by attendees.

All that and more in our newsletter.

NAMI Doorways, May 2015 (PDF)

May 2015 calendar (PDF)


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April Newsletter

March 27, 2015 • JAK's Place

Holy crocuses, it really is spring!

This month’s newsletter has information about the upcoming NAMI Wisconsin conference, resources related to suicide, and other good reading.

NAMI Doorways – April 2015 (PDF)

April 2015 calendar (PDF)

The regular NAMI DC board meeting will take place as usual, at 4:45pm on Thursday, April 16. In May, there will be another Strategic Planning workshop session in May.

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March Newsletter and Calendar

March 2, 2015 • JAK's Place

Spring is almost believable now, when the temperature rises above single digits. Here to warm your frozen heart is our latest newsletter.

NAMI Doorways March 2015 (PDF)

March 2015 calendar (PDF)

The editor is still recovering from flu; please blame all errors and/or omissions on fever-dreams. 😉

Love Fest was great — read all about it in the newsletter.

Algoma-Sturgeon Bay combined choir

Algoma-Sturgeon Bay combined choir

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February Newsletter and Calendar

January 26, 2015 • JAK's Place

And the big news is…the NINTH Annual Love Festival Concert is upon us! Sunday, February 15, 2pm, at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay. This year we have two awesome school groups — 7th and 8th grade choirs from Algoma and Srugeon Bay’s T.J.Walker, for a total of nearly 90 young voices. Paul Klapatch will be Master of Ceremonies again as well as tooting his own horn with the Bone Boys.

Newsletter (PDF)

Calendar (PDF)

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January 2015 Newsletter and Calendar

December 26, 2014 • JAK's Place

Yes, ohmygosh, gee, wow, another year begins. Herein we take a look at what was and think about what can be.

Coming up in February, the NINTH Annual Love Festival Concert is in the works. Let’s hope nothing freezes over on February 15 — although the sudden change of venue went amazingly well last time, we don’t need that much excitement.

Membership renewals and donations sparked by the annual appeal mailing have been rolling in. Big thankyous to all who have and will yet support NAMI Door County and JAK’s Place. One year at a time, we do our best to make a difference.



One of the Big News Stories of 2014/2015 is the retirement of Paul Klapatch. The CSP Holiday Party included a celebration of the event. Cake, speeches, and all the trimmings.

Paul with funny look

Paul survives his moment of glory

The cake

The cake

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December Newsletter and Calendar

November 24, 2014 • JAK's Place

2014 is nearly over. But don’t get so carried away by the mad holiday rush that you lose sight of the happiness.

Holidays can get out of hand. What should be a bright moment in the yearly cycle of life sometimes becomes too demanding, disrupting healthy routines while adding heavy burdens. We need to welcome the joy, not try to force it.

Sit down and relax. Have a cup of tea or eggnog and read a newsletter. 😉

NAMI Doorways Dec. 2014 (PDF)

December 2014 Calendar (PDF)

The annual CSP Holiday Party, at Hope church on December 18, from 11am to 2:30pm, will also be a celebration of Paul Klapatch’s retirement. Come and give him a big hand. Paul has worked “like a Belgian horse” (to quote the late Gabriele Wolfe) for many years, often on call at all hours during an otherwise taxing work week. Starting January 2, he will be able to sleep at night!

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November Newsletter and Calendar

October 31, 2014 • JAK's Place

New this month — Skyler Champeau will lead an Energy Ball Meditation Workshop at JAK’s Place on Friday, November 6th, at 4pm.

The NAMI Door County Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at Hope UCC on Monday, November 10. Everyone is welcome to come. The gathering starts at 5pm, with dinner at 5:30. Official business gets rolling at 6:15, with election of officers and volunteer awards.

NAMI Doorways 2014-11 (PDF)

Nov. 2014 calendar (PDF)

We need several new board members. Don’t everybody step forward now and unbalance the planet’s rotation…. 😉

The Halloween party was loads of fun. Jodi’s Famous Chili, Bingo, and some very creative costumes kept JAK’s Place rockin’.

Seth in creepy

The Littlest Giraffe!

magic hat

bingo, I'll wait a little longer for the bathroom!

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