BASICS class will be held at West Heights United Methodist Church We have arranged classes to be on Sundays from 3:00-5:30pm beginning June 2 thru July 14, 2019 (excluding Father’s Day on June 16th).
West Heights United Methodist Church
745 North Westlink Avenue
Wichita Kansas 67212
March 13: Grassroots Advocacy Network Training in Topeka (Contact Lynn Kohr)
Thursday March 14: Mental Health Advocacy Day with visits to State Legislators in Topeka
Because of weather conditions in February, we extended our invitation for the new NAMI Kansas Executive Director, Dr. Sherrie Vaughn, to join us this month for a review of legislative action in Topeka regarding mental health issues and concerns; discussion of the key advocacy points for Mental Health Advocacy Day in Topeka on March 14th; and a preview of planning for the 2019 NAMI Walk to be held on Saturday, May 4, in Topeka. This meeting with Dr. Vaughn sets the stage for many of our important affiliate activities for the following months. Please come and meet Dr. Vaughn. The weather will hopefully cooperate!
Great food selection and great visiting occur when we gather for our potluck dinners. NAMI Wichita folks know how to cook, and we always have a wide variety of tasty choices when we gather. Remember that NAMI provides the main dish, table service and beverages. In the past, the Spring Picnic has been our lasagna night, and you’ll know before hand with your personal invitation (sent by email or regular mail) if that changes. Please bring a complementary salad, side dish or dessert to share. Aside from plenty of time to visit with your NAMI family, we’ll have time to review planning for the May 4 NAMI Walk in Topeka to assure we’re prepared to raise as much money as possible for our local programs as well as for the state NAMI Office. The Board of Directors is also planning a Focus Group Experience for a part of the evening and hopes to have a full house to participate. The Picnic is open to all members, family members and friends of NAMI. We have plenty of space for everyone in our regular meeting location, so we hope to see you on April 2.