WIN Minutes 9-18-12

Nenana Wellness Coalition


September 18, 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 in 9 attendance today, including: Kat McElroy, David Poppe, Harriet Borst, Audrey Roth, Bonnie Reed, Miles Martin, Jeannie Bennet, Virginia Young, and Bob Murry.

We enjoyed cream of broccoli with sausage soup, mixed green salad, and Ritz crackers with sliced cheese and raisins & pecans for lunch.


WELCOME followed by the READING OF MISSION STATEMENT, by this week’s chair-person: Jeannie Bennet.


PRAYER was led by Bonnie Reed, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE


PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were no additions to the agenda.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes were posted at the WIN link at and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.


INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS:  Bob Murray introduced himself. He is a long time resident of the community of Anderson, a retired educator. He was the principle of Anderson School for 20 years.



Nenana Blood Drive: The Blood Drive will be at the school, October 10, 10 AM-2PM. Snacks will be provided: soup and fruit. Flyers will be put up around town. Tim says the flyers have been mailed to Railbelt. If they have not arrived, Kat will make flyers. Miles volunteers to post them around town.


WELLNESS THOUGHT: And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.             Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449



Harriet: The Alaska PFD this year will be $878.00.


David: Wind blew so hard the other evening it broke one of the trees in our back yard. We harvested about 580 pounds of potatoes and 70 pounds of carrots this year.


Kat: Walter Tommy celebrated his 7th year of sobriety.

She, Laura and Diana will be attending a workshop in Fairbanks tomorrow on nutrition and the brain. She’ll give a report next week on what they learn.


Virginia: She and Roland have 3,000 peonies enroute to be planted before freezeup. Her daughter Margret will be getting married in October.


Bonnie: Bob Bean donated tickets to tour the El Dorado Gold Mine to the Senior Center. People interested in obtaining one should contact Vickie at the Senior Center.

There was a proposal to the city assembly asking the city to donate a lot for a veterinary clinic to be built in Nenana. She brought a copy of the proposal for us to see.

Crowley donated two lots over on Eighth Street to the Senior’s to build a new Senior Center.


Bob: This is his first WIN meeting. He hopes to come back again. Recounted an adventure he had touring the Eva Creek Wind Farm on Sunday. The wind was blowing 90 miles an hour. He said crossing the bridge was quite an experience.


Miles: Has seeds from a pepper plant that did really well this year, long mild green peppers. He will save and share the seeds.


Jeannie: The first weekend of December, the 1st and 2nd, will be the Christmas Bazaar, at the Civic Center. This is a Saturday and Sunday.

Project Overhaul last weekend hauled about two thousand pounds of trash, in three loads.


Don’t forget the Edmund Lord Memorial Pot Latch this weekend. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, the family will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the tribal hall. They expect a large turnout.




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