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Board Annoucement

 

 

 

 

NAMI Members,

The 2015 NAMI Annual meeting will be on held during our General Meeting on October 13, 2015.  During the annual meeting active members will be voting to fill two board vacancies.  Individuals who have an active membership with NAMI-SAT as of July 1, 2015 are eligible to vote.  Each membership is one vote. If you are not sure if you are an active member please contact the NAMI office so that we can verify your membership status. If your membership has lapsed or you want to join NAMI-SAT you can join/renew online at www.nami-sat.org prior to July 1st.

Active members who are interested in becoming a board candidate should contact the NAMI office at (210) 734-3349 to request an application.  Interested candidates must submit their application prior to Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Each application will be reviewed by a nomination committee composed of 2 board members and a representative from our general membership.

A needs assessment was completed earlier to help guide the nominating committee on board member areas of need and expertise.  These areas include housing, finances, education and fundraising experience.  The ideal board candidates will be selected based on subject matter expert ability to fulfill NAMI-SAT’s mission.  Board member responsibilities include, but are not limited to, setting up the organizational direction, ensuring that the organization has the necessary financial resources and providing oversight of programs and services.  After the nominating committee has identified candidates that fulfill needs assessment criteria and are current members of the organization, the nomination committee will submit a ballot recommendation to the board of directors for approval.

If anyone has questions about board members duties and responsibilities please contact the office at (210) 734-3349) so that a member of the nominating committee can contact you.

 

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

We are having instructor training programs this summer.  If you are interested in being a NAMI instructor and you have participated in the classes listed, please contact our office for an application.

BASICS – July 25-26, 2015

Peer to Peer – September 12-13, 2015

Connections – August 29-30, 2015.

This year’s walk season is well under way and the sponsors are stepping up to help stomp out the stigma of mental illness.  Here are  the first two sponsors for this year.

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Introducing the  NAMI AIR app.  is  a brand new smartphone support app to serve as a safe, anonymous space for you to share your experiences and connect with others.

  • It’s free
  • Built in features to connect you with the NATIONAL SUICIDE prevention Lifeline or the NAMI Helpline in a matter of seconds
  • The app leads individuals to find their local NAMI for further support
  • Downloadable from Apple App Store , android store or google play store
  • Searchable under NAMI AIR

Check out the new and improved NAMIWalks.org website!!!

As the flowers bloom and the clouds clear, We have lots of activities going on.  Check out our upcoming events, calendar dates and volunteer opportunities popping up all over for you to bee active!

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April 23, 2015   12-2 pm – Music is in the air, NAMI and AKA Sororities present a music festival for the students at the                 University of the Incarnate Word.  DJ will play and water will be provided.

April 29, 2015 –  Texas A&M University will be our host for this week’s music festival. A DJ will play and water will be provided.

Big Give S.A.

May 5, 2015 – This is your opportunity to give back to NAMI-San Antonio. This online giving campaign begins at 12:00 am – 11:59 pm.  The proceeds help us get program materials and classes!

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May 9, 2015 – Join the San Antonio Scorpions as they raise funds for NAMI-San Antonio at their game against the North Carolina Railhawks. A portion of the proceeds is donated to NAMI-San Antonio during Children’s Mental Health Month

In The News: NAMI San Antonio Texas

May 29, 2015

The Houston Chronicle with the help of Mary Giliberti, NAMI Executive Director and Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau posted an article on decriminalizing mental illness. Click on the link to read the article Decriminalize Mental Illness

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