Nenana Wellness Coalition
December 3, 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, masticate, 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, Jessica Durtsche, Bonnie Reed, Virginia Young, Mary Alexander, Steve, Nick and Andrew DuPlantis, Jeanie Bennett and Tim Horn. We enjoyed baked salmon with rice medley, fresh garden 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: Jeannie Bennett.
PRAYER was led Nick DuPlantis, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE
PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were multiple changes to the agenda as presented today.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes were posted at the WIN link at http://www.railbelt.org and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: No new guests today.
The Bully Project: Jessica brought all the materials for the Bully Project presentation. We were supposed to watch the second half of The Bully Project video today, but David is home sick so we had no technical assistance to set up the DVDE player. No arrangements have been made for a community dinner on Friday. There is some confusion if this has been cancelled or rescheduled. We will check with Maryellen and reschedule viewing the rest of the DVD and our discussion for a later date. (Note: Per Tim, in conversation with Maryellen, the Bully Project Dinner has been re-scheduled to January 17th.)
Envisioning Wellness: We are scheduled for a presentation by Mr. Roe on Geothermal heating January 14th. We would like to have a presentation from Adam White, Art Thompson and/or Brian Blair (any combination thereof) to do a presentation about KIAM and their ministry. Kat would like to do a presentation about helping friends or family members who are experiencing addiction. This was tentatively scheduled for January 7th.
Supporting Nenana Fire Dept./EMS: Jeannie Bennett is scheduling for people to cover the table for fund-raising for the Fire Dept./EMS. We will be selling bowls of soup, coffee and desserts. Kat is making clam chowder for Saturday and tomato bisque on Sunday. Rose Allen volunteered to let us use the Kierug coffee maker for making latters. We need to get bowls, paper cups, napkins, etc. from Sam’s Club. Kat can make a shopping trip to Sam’s Club.
Steve: A rough couple of weeks. On a brighter note: they are starting a youth fellowship; Nick will take lead on this. They want to create “A safe Place To Go.” They plan to serve food. They will probably start after the Holidays. They would like to be able to do skating and other sports activities.
Nick: Going away on a retreat Thursday-Saturday. December 9th is his birthday.
Mary: Nice Thanksgiving. They enjoyed going to hockey games. Margaret Sanders had appendix surgery.
The furnace at Meda Lord’s apartment complex shorted out and they are in the process of getting it fixed.
Jeannie: Needs paper plates for the Thanksgiving Community Dinner which will be Friday, November 29, 5 PM at the Civic Center.
Virginia: Just back from Eagle River. They had a nice family gathering. She watched football on TV. The Baha’i have children’s group this afternoon and a study circle tonight at seven at Bonnie’s house.
Tim: Wednesday, 12-04, the Kindergarten through 6 grade Christmas Concert will be held, 6:30 PM, in the Pit.
No school Friday; December 6 and 7th will be Regional Volleyball Tournament at NCPS.
The Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, at the Civic Center.
December 11th, the school has a community dinner starting at FIVE and the Christmas Concert for 7-12 grades will be that night in the gym, 6:30 P.M.
Friday, December 13, the Nativity play will be held.
Monday, December 16th, 7 PM, Line-dancing at the Civic Center.
The 19th of December is the end of the semester at school and the last day before Christmas break.
January 6th, 2014 Nenana Book Club will meet at Karen Harvey’s house to discuss Nothing Daunted, the story of two woman who came out west in the early 1900’s to be teachers.
ADJOURNMENT: 1:30 PM