Nenana Wellness Coalition
May 27, 2014
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.
We had six participants today: Kat McElroy, Bonnie Reed, Virginia Young, Tim Horn, Harriet Borst and Jeannie Bennett. We enjoyed beef barley soup and Ritz crackers with sliced cheese for lunch.
WELCOME and READING OF MISSION STATEMENT: By this week’s chairperson, Jeannie Bennet.
PRAYER was lead by Virginia Young, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE.
PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were two additions to the agenda.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Posted at the WIN link at http://www.railbelt.org and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list with no reported issues.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: No guests today.
Nenana Blood Drive: This is still scheduled for June 25th to be held at the tribal hall from 10 AM – 2 PM. We need to have 15-20 participants pre-registered; so far we have only three. People should call Jessica at Railbelt as alternative contact person at 832-5557 to pre-register.
Summer Market: Miles Martin said that he was the only vendow that showed up on Saturday for the first day of the Summer Market. He was kind of discouraged that no other vendors showed. He said he did a little business but he feels that more vendors would generate more business. He does plan to be at the designated Market spot by the Taku Chief again next week and encourages other vendors to join.
WELLNESS THOUGHT: If nothing changes, nothing changes. And the only thing you can be sure you can change is you, yourself. Anonymous
Kat: Has signed up for ETT training next week so will not be available to do WIN. She will ask Jessica if she can make lunch and take minutes. Leon says he is okay in Barrow.
Virginia: Picked up amendments to add to her market garden to increase fertility of the soil: soy, bone and kelp meal, two types of lime, a five pound bag of sulfur and gypsum. She bases this on reading The Intelligent Gardener, by Steve Solomon. She is moved into her small cloth shelter out on the farm, has her bed set up, linens, an easy chair, all the comforts of home. Gabrielle has moved in to the town house.
Bonnie: Don’t forget the annual Ice Classic meeting tonight at the Civic Center, 6PM.
Tim: Wednesday night the Bahai’i will host a themed devotional on Life and Death at Bonnie’s house. 7 PM. Then Thursday at 4 AM they will gather to observe the Ascension of the Baha’u’llah.
Friday, 2PM, Traditional Memorial Day BBQ up on the hill at the graveyard.
Monday, June 2nd, there will be a memorial service for Gilbert Ketzler, 3PM, up on the hill with a pot luck to follow at the Senior Center.
Rural Provider’s Conference in Fairbanks, June 16-20.
Nenana Prevention Carnival June 28th, all day, at the ballpark.
Harriet Borst: Got rid of her table, two chairs and a small coffee table.
Jeannie: Amie’s baby is due May 27th. Jeannie is busy with arrangements for Gospel Fest. Adam picked up the wood for Bob to make a tail-gate for the rear of the trailer she wants to use for Project Overhaul. She notices that someone has begun dismantling the burnt out trailer over by the school. She looks forward to tackling that burnt down cabin on the other side of the school with the church mission volunteer group this summer.
ADJOURNMENT; 1:10 PM