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2018 Annual Meeting + Luncheon

The 2018 NAMI Missouri Annual Meeting + Luncheon was a great success, including the membership meeting, member awards and a powerful presentation by Keynote Speaker Stephanie Appleby. During the membership meeting, members elected Diana Harper of Joplin to her third term; Crystal Simler of Kirksville to her first full term; and Debora Biggs and Amy Hoffman, both of Springfield, to their first terms on the NAMI Missouri Board of Directors.

Thank you to all who attended and supported this event by attending, shopping for NAMI Missouri gear from our new NAMI pop up store, and purchasing tickets from the raffle booth. Congratulations to all raffle winners who left with prizes ranging from beauty products to NAMI gear to tickets to many Missouri events and activities, including the Kansas City Zoo, Magic House Children’s Museum in St. Louis, Silver Dollar City, the Titanic Museum in Branson and Royals baseball tickets for NAMI Day at the K.

Awards and Honorees

Chris Fischer – NAMI Missouri Service Appreciation Award
NAMI Southwest Missouri – Achievement of NAMI Standards of Excellence
Steven Wilhelm and the Lee H. Cruse Trust – Supporter Appreciation Award
Alan Stoutz – NAMI Missouri Peer Dedication Award
Toni Flackmiller – NAMI Missouri Peer Dedication Award
Barb French  – NAMI Missouri Award for Excellence in Advocacy
Sherry Fischer – Outstanding Service and Dedication to NAMI Missouri
Eric Pahl – NAMI Missouri Service Appreciation Award
Les Joslyn – NAMI Missouri Service Appreciation Award

Special thanks to our event sponsors, supporters and raffle donors: 

Harris Foundation, Inc.

Kansas City Zoo

Lorraine Smith, Mary Kay Cosmetics

Magic House Children’s Museum, St. Louis

Missouri Department of Mental Health

NAMI Columbia

Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo

Super Hair Salon, Jefferson City, Mo

Titanic Museum, Branson, Mo

2018 Meeting Details 

The 2018 NAMI Missouri Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, and featured special guest Stephanie Appleby as the keynote speaker. Her story was most recently featured in Metro Woman Magazine, online here.

Featured Speaker
Stephanie Appleby

Date and Time
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Doors open at 10:30 am; Membership meeting starts at 11:00 am
Lunch begins at 12:00 pm

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
415 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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