Nenana Wellness Coalition
July 17, 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.
There were 9 in attendance today, including: Kat McElroy, David Poppe, Bonnie Reed, Virginia Young, Maryellen Robinson, Jeannie Bennet and Rebecca, Bill & Emily Troxel.
We enjoyed halibut soup, mixed green salad, Ritz crackers with sliced cheese and raisins and pecans for lunch.
WELCOME followed by the READING OF MISSION STATEMENT, by this week’s chair-person: Rebecca Troxel.
PRAYER was led by Jeannie Bennet, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE
PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were no additions to the agenda.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: No minutes were generated last week.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: No guests today.
Where’s all the fish?: There are emergency fish closures for king salmon and low catch counts. King salmon fishing is closed on the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Kenai Rivers. Low catches are reported for red and sockeye salmon all over the state. No one can agree on the possible causes of this.
WELLNESS THOUGHT: Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Virginia: Saturday Market continues each week over by the Cultural Center. They’ve had some new vendors. She wants to round up some kids to help harvest the NSLC garden. She’s all done harvesting peonies at this time but continues weeding the beds and is preparing to open new beds.
Kat Is back at work after a weeklong fishing trip with her siblings. They caught halibut but two days of heavy fishing 8 hours a day netted them one salmon amongst the four of them. She received an email that stated that the Public Health Nurses will begin charging for services; they have a sliding fee scale. She has lots of zucchini if anyone wants some.
David: Bull calf born Sunday morning, named Buster. He cut and baled about 300 bales of hay out at Virginia’s place before he went fishing. The McElroy siblings all got to help buck hay. Greg Crowe took care of the critters in his absence. His mother in Iowa remains in a nursing home, with the goal of being able to return her the assisted living facility.
Bill: Emily has been walking for the past couple of days she is signing and following basis instructions. She also likes to dance. Aerin is back from camp.
Rebecca: Her garden is going really well. She has been moving the chicken yard around and notices that where the chickens were, the lawn regenerates really well.
Nenana Native Council Fish Camp started this week. There is a scheduling conflict with Bible Camp.
On July 20th, 1 PM, there will be a musical performance at the Civic Center, stringed instruments.
Maryellen: Brought and distributed some information from the Surgeon General about the dangers of second hand smoke.
Jeannie: July 22 is the Old Minto Family Recovery Camp pot latch.
The footings are in place for the Bennet’s new building and they are getting ready to pour the foundation.
Bonnie: The Senior bus will be going to Fairbanks on Thursday for a tour of the Morris Thompson Cultural center and to attend the kickoff of Golden Days at Pioneer Park.
Bonnie There is a group of elders touring the Senior Center today.
ADJOURNMENT: 1:30 PM.