WIN Minutes 10-09-12

Nenana Wellness Coalition


October 9, 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 5 in attendance today, including: Kat McElroy, David Poppe, Bonnie Reed, Jeannie  Bennet, and Gabe Blair. We had pulled pork enchiladas, mixed green salad, 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 Gabe Blair, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE.




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







Nenana Blood Drive: Tim Horn called to confirm that we have 15 registered participants and the blood drive is a go. Kat is making chick pea with pork soup and will arrange for coffee and tea to be served. Bonnie is bringing cinnamon rolls. Tim is baking bread. Other snacks will be provided by the Blood Bank staff. The Blood Drive will be from 10 AM- 2 PM in the gym at the school.



Envisioning Wellness: Andreas Droulias has returned tp Nenana and is working at the student living center. He has offered to do a presentation to WIN about his completed PhD project which he completed last year. Some of his research was done here in Nenana. Kat will give him Tim’s contact information so she can coordinate his presentation date with our schedule.



WELLNESS THOUGHT:  We move towards and become like that which we think.         Don Coyhis, White Bison Foundation



Kat: The Railbelt crew spent the weekend up in Fairbanks working on the CARF accreditation process. They got their P & P rewritten to reflect CARF standards. It will still require some tweaking and reformatting, but otherwise it is in prett5y good shape at this point. Their goal is to have the new process in place in time to operate under CARF standards already for a year by 2015.


David: Just getting ready for winter. Bull-dozing to expand the cow-yard.


Bonnie: Community dinner tonight at 6:30 PM at the tribal hall to welcome all the new people to Nenana.

Community planning meeting tomorrow night, 5:30 PM, also at the tribal hall. This will be the last meeting in this series and will focus on health and wellness issues.

Thursday night the city election canvassing meeting will be held at 6 PM at the Senior Center with the city assembly meeting following at 7 PM.

There will be a tea for our new chief Donald Charlie at the tribal hall October 29th.

Flu shots are being administered at the Senior Center October 31st.


Gabe: Got her new truck, now she needs to get some tires for it.

Saturday they will be doing a burn practice.


Jeannie: Needs volunteers for Project Overhaul Saturday starting around 9 AM. She anticipates making at least one haul to the dump..

The Troxels will be back October 15th.

She is making four  kusp’iks for JOM representatives to wear to New Mexico.

Freecycle tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 15, at the Civic Center.



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