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 Annual Holiday Dinner and presentation of the Bill Uhlhorn Award 


Every December, NAMI Lane County holds an annual holiday dinner. In addition to wonderful food and company, NAMI presents special awards.

The Bill Uhlhorn Award is the most prestigious recognition from NAMI Lane County, honoring the person or organization which has performed a meritorious service in educating about mental illness and the eradication of stigma.

NAMI’s Holiday Dinner is Tuesday, December 3rd

Make your Holiday Dinner reservations right now for NAMI’s excellent Tuesday, December 3 dinner and celebration. Once again we have reserved Room 104 in the Center for Meeting and Learning at Lane Community College. Our annual holiday buffet features slow roasted turkey and apricot-honey glazed ham. The Social Hour is from 6-7pm and dinner commences at 7pm. Sally Diehl’s beautiful holiday décor will provide the perfect mood for our festive occasion.

Price of an evening of good food and memorable entertainment is $30. You or your organization can sponsor a table for $1000. To make reservations call the NAMI Resource Center today at 541-343- 7688. Checks or credit cards accepted.

You must make and pay for dinner reservations no later than Monday, November 25 by 2:00 pm.  

This year we have limited seating, so be sure to reserve your places immediately. (Last year’s late flurry of reservations resulted in higher dinner costs and unhappy caterers. We promised we wouldn’t do that again!)

Julie Fast, award winning author, mental health advocate, and regular contributor to bp Magazine will emcee the evening’s festivities. You will be delighted when you discover who the 2013 recipients are for the Uhlhorn Award, the NAMI Volunteer of the Year Award and the Consumer of the Year Award.

Entertainment this year is the West Coast Comedy Group called Stand Up for Mental Health. David Granirer, counselor, stand-up comic and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success, created and leads Stand Up for Mental Health.  This show looks at the lighter side of taking meds, seeing counselors, and surviving the mental health system. David received Champion of Mental Health Award for his work with SUMH in Ottawa, Canada. We are honored to showcase this award-winning creator and troupe who guarantee an evening of humor and insight.

For more information about the dinner and program, contact Bev Hickey or Sheila Sundahl through the NAMI Resource Center (541-343-7688).

What: NAMI Holiday Dinner

When: Tuesday, December 3

Where: Lane Community College, Center for Meeting and Learning

Time: 6-7 pm Social Hour; 7-8:30 pm Dinner and Entertainment

Cost: $30 per person; $1000 to sponsor a table

Deadline for Reservations: Monday, November 25, 2 pm



NAMI Lane County
76 Centennial Loop, Suite A
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone (541) 343-7688

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Page updated October 11, 2013.
by Larry Cummings

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