WIN Minutes 2-16-15

Nenana Wellness Coalition
June 16, 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, masticate and help implement plans for improving the wellness and quality of life in Nenana Alaska.

We had 8 participants today: Bonnie Reed, Kat McElroy, Harriett Borst, Gayle Rayme, Tim Horn, Mary Alexander and Amie & James Verhagan. We enjoyed chicken shepherd’s pie casserole, cole slaw with pineapple, nuts and raisins and sliced cheese with Ritz crackers for lunch.

WELCOME followed by the READING OF MISSION STATEMENT: By this week’s chairperson, Tim Horn.

PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: One change to the agenda as presented.

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

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: No guests this week.


Envisioning Wellness: Tim has not heard back from Bart about presenting information on Toghotthele. Rondell Jimmie is scheduled to speak with us next week, June 23rd, his topic: Recycling 101.
June 30th is the date picked to re-visit the agenda format.

WELLNESS THOUGHT: Make hay while the sun shines!!!!!!

Mary: It is summer time and they are busy. She had 20 volunteers from the Baptist church youth group who came in to the Meda Lord Center and helped her scrub the floors. She got the buffer and is polishing them.
They continue having Game Nights Monday at 6:30, Music Nights Wednesday at 6:30 and Thursdays a pot luck dinner at 5:30.
Gayle: Is working 8 hours a week at NSLC; she will be updating their data base. She will go fulltime starting August 3; Soccer Camp starts August 4th. She isn’t sure where she will spend the winter. Her garden is coming up well: she is already eating lots of lettuce and has zucchini squashes already.
Harriett: Her son will start radiation therapy again this week. She told us about harvesting and picking wild dandelion greens when she was young.
Amie: Don’t forget to attend the Veteran’s Appreciation Pancake Breakfast the morning of July 4th, at the Civic Center, 9-10 AM. Everyone is invited. She will be gone next week to get ultrasound. They have started a new Health Challenge; it consists of two four week segments. They have participants from all over as it is web-based.
Bonnie: Enjoyed attending her niece’s wedding in Anchorage. They had a balloon artist, Read Dr. Suess Oh, The Places You’ll Go, and had an ice cream truck to provide desserts for the guests. She was tired and glad to be home; they came back via the Richardson due to Parks Hwy closure at Willow because of wildfire.
Kat: Steven is working raking hay today and will be baling hay tomorrow. David and Steven were moving manure yesterday; you should come see the huge potato plot we planted. Most the animals are out on pasture.
Tim: Saturday, June 27th is the Prevention Carnival at the baseball field. Always a good time for adults and kids alike.
Gospel Fest July 3 and 4th with pulled pork dinner at the Civic Center Friday the 3rd. Come enjoy good live music.
Nenana Book Club is reading A Hole In The Heart and will meet July 6th to discuss.


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