This Sunday’s Packer Party (Nov. 16) will kick off at 3:25, not noon.
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’.
Welcome to autumn. 🙂
The month kicks off with Mental Illness Awarenesss Week, yet another time dedicated to dragging reality out of the closet to get some fresh air. As usual, NAMI Door county will have a display at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The libraries will be presented with eight copies of a book by a local writer, Tara Meissner. Stress Fracture is the story of her ordeal and recovery.
An event worth noting will be held at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107 North First Ave, Sturgeon Bay. On October 7, beginning at 6pm with a Resource Fair and hors d’oeuvres, it will feature a presentation by Rob Valentine on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: Strength Through Understanding
On a lighter note, the annual JAK’s Place / CSP Halloween Party will take place from 1-3pm on October 31. Dress up for prizes! There will be plenty to eat.
Here is the first issue of our new unified newsletter. From now on, there will be no separate NAMI Door County or JAK’s Place newsletter.
And, of course, the calendar.
October 2014 Calendar (PDF)
NOTE: The calendar has been revised, and a fresh copy uploaded. We will be CLOSED on Wednesday, October 15
The winner of our third quilt raffle, held during the annual Open House on September 20, was Kris Wagner-Maclean.
Thanks to Bettie Greenwood for another beautiful quilt.
Here comes Fall, and JAK’s Place is celebrating its eighth birthday. Don’t miss our Open House on Saturday, September 20, from 11am to 1pm. At noon, some lucky person will win a queen size quilt. There’s still time to buy raffle tickets (hint hint hint).
Our newsletter is undergoing some changes. This is the last JAK’s Place-only issue. Next month the new NAMI Door County and JAK’s Place combined version becomes the norm.
We are also thinning our mailing list. Quite a few people who get the NAMI Doorways simply because their name got on the list will soon be dropped, unless they opt to receive email notification instead. It costs a lot to print and mail paper newsletters, and practically nothing to upload PDF files and send a “monthly spam.”
September 2014 Calendar (PDF)
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.
Kyira Hauer of NAMI Wisconsin visited us on the day of our annual picnic.
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)
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)