WIN Minutes 2-17-15

Nenana Wellness Coalition
February 17, 2015

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 seven participants today: Bonnie Reed, Kat McElroy, Virginia Young, Tim Horn, Jeannie Bennett, Mary Alexander and David Poppe. We enjoyed salmon chowder, Ritz crackers and sliced cheese and walnuts & raisins for lunch with cocoa pound cake for dessert.

WELCOME and READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT by today’s chairperson: Jeannie Bennett.

PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were no items added to the agenda.

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: No new participants at WIN today.


Pleasure Unwoven: Despite valiant efforts, we were unable to get the TV/DVD system to work, so we were unable to view the second half of this DVD today. David will bring his laptop next week to cable into the big screen TV for our viewing purposes.
Nenana Health Fair: They had another meeting at the school and the staff these, including Natalie, Beth Norman and Mindy are enthusiastic, planning student demonstrations and activities. They will continue to meet for planning at the school. There is discussion to shift the schedule to run from 10 AM-2PM to accommodate school student schedules but there are questions then about timing for blood work which requires a 12 hour fast and if isn’t conducted early (7AM) leaves teaching staff unable to get blood work done as they will need to be in the classrooms.
WELLNESS THOUGHT: Rest In Peace George Attla; May you find all your old dogs waiting for you up there in heaven

Bonnie: Margret Sanders died Sunday morning. There will be a funeral for her on Saturday, 2 PM, at the Civic Center followed by a pot luck.
The Toghotthele Council on Aging’s annual meeting will be held at the Senior Center tomorrow at lunch.
Mary: We miss Margret already. It was wonderful how friends gathered to care for her at the last.
David: His work schedule has changed so he is able to attend WIN again. January was subsumed with EMS re-certification training. He recounted some of the challenges he experienced getting the small pig barn built, just in time for four mama pigs to drop litters totaling 33 little piggies. The cows are all doing well out at Virginia’s farm.
Kat: Smoked two small slabs of bacon yesterday; today she sliced and packaged it. “Too smoky,” David says. “Just right!” Kat says. Jessica is working on her RHS bullying prevention project at NCPS.
Virginia: Just home yesterday after attending Baha’i training in Anchorage and visiting with her daughter. Her new grandson, she says, “Is just a doll!”
She has picked up a map from the city office and she and Mary will do a walking tour of our community to mark all the non-functional streetlights and to explore potential walking trails.
Tim: They had four for line-dancing last night at the4 Civic Center. They will have line-dancing again next week, Monday evening, 7 PM.
She and Carl will be leaving for an extended trip and to go to Florida to attend a family wedding; back here March 17th.
Jeannie: Next Health Fair meeting is scheduled for February 26th, 3:15 PM at the school.
She and Rob took a weekend trip to Anchorage. The U-joint on their truck went out. Rob has begun work on a project to turn a Ford Excursion into a track vehicle.


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