Nenana Wellness Coalition
August 12, 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, celebrate and help implement plans for improving the wellness and quality of life in Nenana Alaska.
We had eleven participants today: Kat McElroy, Jessica Durtsche, Harriett Bortst, Miles Martin, Mark and Steven Poppe, Tara, Virginia Young, Jeannie Bennett, Bonnie Reed, and Tim Horn.
We enjoyed chicken pasta casserole, three-pepper cheese, mixed garden salad, and Ritz crackers with sliced cheese for lunch.
WELCOME and READING OF MISSION STATEMENT: By this week’s chairperson, Jeannie Bennett.
PRAYER was lead by Tara, followed by the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were no 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: Kat introduced Mark and his son Steven Poppe; Mark is her partner, David Poppe’s brother. They are up visiting from Iowa and have been helping David put up hay for the winter..
Envisioning Wellness: Kat has ordered another copy of the Drunk In Public DVD and will schedule a preview of it when her order arrives. Tim affirms that Brian Blair will be speaking to us Tuesday, September 9th.
WELLNESS THOUGHT: Make hay while the sun shines…..
Harriett: Enjoyed Game Night last night at the Meda Lord Center. They played Chicken Feel dominoes, among other games. The Seniors went to the Fair last week. She enjoyed the Quilt Show.
Virginia: Continues living out at the farm. She has Arthur Hill and his sister Trina Lawrence out there helping her weed, cut grass, and moving dirt from the berms to her 4th Street property. She has Market Gard3en vegetables for sale: kale, beets, zucchini, kale, chard and lettuce. She will be selling them at the Senior Center Mondays and Wednesday Noon-1PM.
Jessica: Pickles, pickles, pickles. She made ketchup which turned out pretty well. She goes back to school for RHS September 7th.
Kat: Railbelt will be sponsoring the 10th annual Dancing in the Streets which has been scheduled for September 12th. There will be the usual: parade, community dinner and dancing in the streets if the weather holds out, dancing indoors at the Civic Center if the weather is inclement.
Miles: His friend Phil and Phil’s wife are up visiting from Arizona; they are here avoiding the heat in Arizona.
Bonnie: Kenny Menano passed away Friday; no funeral arrangements yet.
Tara: Has spent the past several days processing bear. She canned one bear and yesterday made sausage of another five quarters.
Tim: The Bradley Kauffman Memorial Alumni Soccer Game will be held Saturday, August 16th, starting at 3 PM. School starts in Nenana on the 20th.
A community dinner to bid farewell to Jim Sackett is scheduled for August 29th at the tribal hall. People are encouraged to bring side dishes.
The Nenana Book Club is reading Wuthering Heights and will meet September 1st to discuss, 7 PM, at Karen Harvey’s house.
Steven: Would like to know where he might go fishing.
Mark: It seems like there are more mosquitoes here than last time he visited.
Jeannie: City Assembly meeting Thursday night, 6:30 PM, at the Senior Center
Freecycle will be Friday starting at 5:30. She will be bringing the fixings for tacos. People are encouraged to bring Mexican style food.
ADJOURNMENT: 1:15 PM
Don’t forget: Due to incoming NSLC students, our WIN meeting next week will be held at the Meda Lord Senior Housing, in the Great Room.