We want to give a massive THANK YOU to all of our campus community that joined us at our first general member meeting last night! Not only did we smash NAMI-UW’s previous attendance records with a total of over 100 students, we had a turnout big enough to require us to move to another room! (That’s a good problem to have if you ask me)!
We are so thankful for the support last night, and appreciate all of your willingness to take an interest in our club and participate in our Stand Up For Survivors Activity. We know that it can be a heavy topic to discuss, and we truly acknowledge your efforts to look towards the conversation as one of reducing stigma and bringing mental health conversations into a new light.
As always, we are here for you with any questions, suggestions, or considerations you may have. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time!
It is with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to two of our executive board members who are graduating this year. We are going to miss their invaluable contributions to our community and the warmth and positivity they brought to our events and meetings.
As they embark on new journeys and experiences after graduation, we want to wish them all the best and offer our heartfelt congratulations. We are confident that they will go on to do great things and make a positive impact wherever they go.
Thank you for all the effort each of you have put into our community. Your dedication, hard work, and leadership have helped shape NAMI-UW into the vibrant and supportive community that it is today. We are grateful for your contributions and will always remember them as an integral part of our community.
Thank you for everything, and we wish you all the success in your future endeavors!
ISABELLA REILLEY: 2022-23 Workshop Coordinator. Bella is graduating this year with a major in Health Promotion & Health Equity and certificate in Athletic Healthcare! She joined NAMI because she believes that all health starts with mental health; "So many individuals have been affected by mental health conditions, I strive to reduce its stigma while increasing awareness and resources."
ZACH GOETZ: 2022-23 Fundraiser Coordinator & Treasurer. Zach is graduating this year with a major in Economics and certificates in Data Science and Business Administration! Outside of class he loves being in nature, reading, and being active. Witnessing his loved ones struggle with mental illness inspired him to get involved with NAMI. He is passionate about advocating for mental health support and reducing the stigma.
Our members are the heart of our student organization and we are honored to have such amazing UW-Madison student be a part of our community! Therefore, we hosted our first annual NAMI-UW Spring Gala to celebrate the wonderful things we’ve done together this year (2022-23) and recognize our members for their commitment, dedication, and passion for NAMI-UW’s mission: to advocate, educate, and support!
The 2023 NAMI-UW Spring Gala Celebration took place on April 26th, 2023, 7:00-8:30 pm at Union South, Varsity Hall. At the event, attendees socialized, played games, entered raffles, took photos, and dined! Everyone had so much fun celebrating everything we've done this year and our community.
Beginning the Award Ceremony, once all were seated, Katherine Zimmerman, 2022-24 NAMI-UW President gave a speech to welcome our guests and give thanks to our dedicated members and our talented executive board leaders: Vice President, Lauren Roskopf; Bandana Project Director, Noelle Kotrly; Events Coordinator, Kat Schneider; Marketing Director, Abbey Skramstad; Workshop Coordinator, Isabella Reilley; Volunteer Coordinator, Anna Rehfeld; Fundraising Coordinator & Treasurer, Zach Goetz; Chief Communications Officer, Emma Smith; and Secretary, Alyssa Shack. Kat Schneider also gave an heartfelt and amazing speech recapping all of the social events she hosted this year and said thanks to our members, along with shouting out a few members for their outstanding participation! Then, we took a trip down memory lane by watching a video showcasing the exciting and fun events we hosted this year and finally announced our 2023 NAMI-UW Spring Gala Award Winners along with our raffle winners!
2022-2023 NAMI-UW Award Winners
"Most Involved" Award Winners
"Education Excellence" Award Winners
"Volunteer Star" Award Winners
"Social Butterfly" Award Winners
"Fundraiser Champion" Award Winners
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