WIN Minutes 9-25-12

Nenana Wellness Coalition



September 25, 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 8  in attendance today, including: Kat and Leon McElroy, David Poppe, Audrey Roth, Harriet Borst, Bonnie Reed, Jeannie  Bennet, and Bob Murray. We had moose soup, pickled beets and sweet pickles, Ritz crackers with sliced cheese, and pecans and raisins for lunch.


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


PRAYER was lead by David Poppe, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE.


PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were two modifications to the agenda.


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



INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: No new guests today.




Envisioning Wellness: We still have no firm date for Jim Sackett to do his Envisioning Wellness presentation about the biomass project. The Reverend Stringfellow is scheduled for after hunting season, perhaps in November. We are as always open to suggestions for EW presentations.


Nenana Blood Drive: The flyers arrived in the mail. Kat will get the to Miles to post. He posted the flyers we made last week. The packet also had signup sheets and parent permission packets. Kat will make sure that those get to Susan at the school. Flyers were taken by Bob to post in Anderson at the PO and the school. Flyers were also sent to the Senior Center and Meda Lord Center.


Project Overhaul:  Jeannie would like to have a work party this Saturday if the weather holds. There is quite a load of trash at the Old House. She needs volunteers, as usual.


WELLNESS THOUGHT: ~ Acceptance ~ Until you make peace with who you are,

you will never be content with what you have. Doris Mortman



Harriet: Eight Seniors took the bus Sunday to tour the El Dorado Gold Mine Camp and enjoyed lunch at KFC and sundaes at McDonald’s.


Audrey: Is thankful for the wonderful fall weather we have been experiencing.


David: We’ve got a flubug going around. He was sick off and on for the past ten days. Busy between moving cows around and EMS runs.


Leon: Is sick today. Was sick yesterday. Sick, sick, sick.


Kat: Has submitted her name as a write-in candidate for Seat C of the City Assembly. Twenty-one people attended the Mayoral Q and A Sunday afternoon; it was pretty interesting. Jason was told he should do this more often.

There will be an opportunity to meet all the candidates for city office on Friday, September 28, 7 PM, at the Civic Center.


Bob: Provided two quotes: “The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places,” Earnest Hemingway and, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones,” Albert Einstein.



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