WIN Minutes 2-07-2017

Nenana Wellness Coalition

February 7, 2017



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 7 participants today: Bonnie Reed, Maryellen Robinson, Rosemary Allen, Magen Spencer, Natalie Chong, Derek Ketzler, and Tim Horn. We enjoyed chicken alfredo with caesar salad, hummus with pita chips, cheese and crackers, and assorted nuts.



Maryellen Robinson


SPIRITUAL MOMENT was lead by Rosemary Allen



Coffee House Performance Night was added to the agenda
MINUTES: The minutes generated last week were posted at the WIN link at and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.



No new guests




Hannah Filardi popped by and announced the Coffee House performance night will be held at the Nenana Pitt, February 18, 2017, at 7:00 pm.


Magen printed out the link that Natalie sent the WIN group. The link has the updated locations where you can take your recyclables in Fairbanks and what places accept what. The website is  Will post information on the Nenana Community Facebook Page.






WELLNESS THOUGHT: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

  • Steve Jobs




  • City Council meeting is February 09, 2017 at the senior center at 6:30 pm.
  • The Annual Senior Center is meeting at the Senior center February 15, 2017, at 12:00
  • Presidents Day is February 20, 2017, the city office, Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions, and Post Office will be closed.
  • Home Basketball Game against the Tri-Valley Warriors is February 21, 2017
  • Home Basketball Game against Effie Kokrine February 28, 2017
  • Beading Class at the Nenana City Public Library is on Wednesday at 5:00 pm


Natalie: Natalie’s sister left Alaska, heading back home when she was stuck between snow storms on the west coast. Thankfully, she was able to make it safely home, even though it was a day late. They had a pleasant time together, they were able to experience steaks at Clear Sky Lodge, the northern lights at Chena Hot Springs, the Adventures of Denali, and a moose being butchered. Natalie and the upper class elementary, 5th grade – 8th grade is learning about college opportunities and job training.


Rosemary: Laura is doing great is Wisconsin with her in-laws. They are having a good time visiting family and attending the wedding. Uncle Sonny passed away recently and Karen and Gopher have been feeding people. They fed visitors at their house Wednesday evening and Thursday and Friday they will be hosting the Potlatch at the George Hall. We reminisced about the good memories we had with Uncle Sonny, and what a great man he was.


Tim: The potluck on Saturday, honoring Rondell Jimmy was fantastic. It was a great success and was a beautiful reminder of the great life he lived and the people he touched. The Book Club is reading Blue Bear by Ben Schooler. Kids Kraft night was Wednesday after school at the Public Library.


Derek Ketzler: No Updates


Magen Spencer: Meeting with the Lead On student next Friday. Will be discussing a plan on the how-to on our action plan. There is a Circle of Justice Training in Anchorage AK. Announced what the training was and is anyone is interested, I can send the email out.


Maryellen: Leena Robinson was awarded a prestigious award from the national Prudential Spirit of the Community Award for Junior High. Only her and one other person from Alaska was selected. She gets a free trip to Washington DC and a medallion. When they get to Washington DC, there will be 5 selected to get the most prestigious award they offer. Anna from Alaska Tobacco Coalition Alliance is going to be featuring a story of Leena on her newsletter. The next Anchor Café meeting will be February 21, 2017. These meeting will start meeting monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Alaska Tobacco Coalition Alliance is having a 3-day summit in Anchorage at the Sheraton Hotel. It will be February 27-29.  They will have top speakers like Michael Patterson and Doctor Victor DeNoble. Maryellen is helping Anna, from ATCA, on the youth track this year.



Adjournment : 1:11

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