Minutes 4-09-13

Nenana Wellness Coalition



April 9, 2013


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.





STATEMENT, by this week’s chair-person:  12:15 convened.


Bonnie Reed agreed to chair this week’s meeting. Coalition members in attendance: David Poppe, Tim Reed, Virginia Young, Tara, Miles Martin, Rosemary Allen, and Jessica Durtche.



Virginia opened with prayer, and we said the Pledge



There were no agenda items this week.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Posted on the WIN link at www.railbelt.org and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.


Minutes were approved as presented on website.


INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS:  No guests this week


SPEAKERS/TOPICS: No Speakers this week.

UPDATES/ANNOUNCEMENTS: As there were no agenda Items this week we went around the room for updates and discussion.

The flyer for next week’s “Envisioning Wellness” series presentation on N2Oil with Jim Sackett from Toghotthele was handed out for distribution. Rose took one for the RMHA and city offices, Bonnie will post one at the Senior Center, and Miles took several to post in other locations around Nenana.

Miles and Virginia brought up a discussion about flood preparedness in the event of Nenana flooding this year. Rose agreed to invite Joe Forness, Nenana Fire Chief, to present at future WIN meeting on this subject.

Miles, Tara, David, and Virginia discussed seeds and planting Miles brought in plants to demonstrate how  different seeds, sub arctic and Black Prince, raised under the same condition showed a marked difference in size, with the Black Prince being significantly larger.  

Tim Horn gave an evaluation of the Nenana Health Fair: highlighting the successes and the ways to improve the next one. She was particularly impressed with the ETT‘s from the fire department that manned the blood pressure table because the Fire Chief and other EMT’s were involved in an accident the night before. Virginia thought that the school is generous in allowing the Health Fair to be held in the gym, and incorporating it into their curriculum. They show a lot of support.

Tim also informed us that the Prevention Grant meeting for the school will be held in Eric’s office Wednesday (4-10) at 11:00 AM.

The community lunch is at the school is on Thursday (during lunch).

The City Council meeting will be on the 11th at 6:30

The Nenana City Public School music department will be participating in Band Fest in Cordova,  April 16- 21

Prom will be held on April 27 in the gym at NCPS.

Next Blood Drive will be on June 12, at the Civic Center.

Bonnie reported that the owners of the Nenana RV park are back in town and will be selling propane as soon as they dig a path to the tank.


WELLNESS THOUGHT:   It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.                                               James Gordon, M.D.



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