WIN Minutes 07-03-12

NenanaWellness Coalition


July 3, 2012


The Nenana Wellness Coalition is an alliance of representatives from various organizations, government agencies, community groups and individuals that meets weekly to discuss, evaluate, coordinate, consolidate, celebrate and help implement plans for improving the wellness and quality of life in Nenana Alaska.


We had six participants today, including: David Poppe, Kat McElroy, Bill Troxel, Bonnie Reed, Audrey Roth, and Miles  Martin. We enjoyed chicken/cheese pasta casserole with zucchini, mixed green salad, Ritz crackers with sliced cheese and raisins and pecans for lunch.


WELCOME: By this week’s chairperson, Bonnie Reed, followed by the READING OF MISSION STATEMENT.


PRAYER was lead by Bill Troxel, follwed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE.




APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes approved with one clarification from Merrily Verhagan that it is the LDS church, not the Verhagan family, that are sponsoring the Veteran’s Honor breakfast on July Fourth. Minutes posted atWIN link on and posted electronically to the WIN e-list.








Fourth of July: Nenana will have their usual events tomorrow to celebrate the 4th of July including: Breakfast at the Nenana Conference Center (next door to Kristi’s) to honor veterans of all branches of the US military service. Preparations begin at 8, breakfast served at 9 AM. The street games in front of Coghill’s Store will begin around 11 AM for kids of all ages. The Nenana Community Church will be having a fundraiser for their building fund, selling hot dogs on a stick, fruit on a stick and root beer floats. No parade has been planned for this year.

WELLNESS THOUGHT:  Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.                                                                 Robert Lewis Stevenson.  


Bill: Rebecca will have her first OB visit next week; they are busily picking out names for the new baby.


Miles: The garden is doing great. They are eating sweet [peppers and cucumbers. Their bees are doing well, too, though it seems that George’s colony swarmed and had to be retrieved.


Kat: Reports that the tobacco-free family fun day went very well on Saturday, with a good turnout. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the activities. Kudos to Maryellen and Brianna! Kat will not be here next week as she is going fishing with her brother and sister up visiting from the Lower-48.


David: Spent Saturday hanging fence out at Virginia Young’s place and Sunday moved the bull and three yearling calves out to pasture where they are getting acquainted with Mike and Ester Smith’s new milk cow, Molly. Getting ready to hang fence and move the milk cows over to by the Meda Lord Senior Housing once the new heifer gets trained to the electric fence.


Bonnie: Tim and Carl are now in Israel. Bill adds: Carl is making regular Facebook updates for those who wish to follow the Horn family summer adventures.




Per email from Michele Goodwin, they still have several items for sale:


$50 round wooden table – can seat 6,
$10 green bed side table
$10 set of 3 wooden chairs – need some work
$30 set of brown dishes (4 mugs, 7 bowls, 8 small plates, 12 large 
$1-5 plastic totes – various sizes
$80 Bushnell telescope
$15 futon – black metal frame & mattress
$10 per pair – 2 pairs of white bunny boots (kids) – 5XN and 5R (extra 
narrow, regular) – I think…
$10 each – 2 kids’ bikes
Old Windows for a green house – $3/window – not sure how many are left 
as we have sold some.

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