NAMI Scott County will celebrate the organization's 30th anniversary at the Annual Meeting Sunday, June 7, beginning at 3 pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Brady at Lombard, Davenport.

NAMI Rock Solid Awards will be presented to people who helped to found NAMI in 1979, and to others who have been important in the growth of the organization.   Some local people attended the formation meeting of the national organization in Wisconsin.  The organization was founded by parents of adults with mental illness, to provide programming at first, then support, education and advocacy for better services.  It became Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI) and later National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

NAMI Rock Solid Awards will be presented to David Lanaghan, Jim and Ann Spaeth, Linda Lewis, and Connie Williams.  There will be special recognition for Lucia Dryanski, Jon Grate, Donna Hague, Kathleen Lenaghan and Jim Weller.

The meeting June 7 will include a light supper, a dramatic presentation, awards, and board elections.  At 4:30, live music and dancing will begin, with ice cream sundaes.  The event is free and open to the public.  Reservations may be made by emailing, or by calling and leaving a message at 322-8870.

For more information, contact Anne Corbi, president of NAMI Scott County, at 563 326 7701, or Caroline Vernon in the NAMI Scott County Office, which is at 1706 Brady St., Davenport, 563 322 8870.

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