WIN Minutes 4-4-2017

Nenana Wellness Coalition


April 4, 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.




WELCOME and READING OF MISSION STATEMENT: By this week’s chairperson:  This week we did not have a formal meeting there were only 2 attendees who by 12:30 decided to not have a meeting due to no attendance. After that another person showed up to have lunch we decided to just have a discussion rather that a regular meeting. During the discussion 2 others showed up late so 4 of us just continued discussion.





MINUTES: The minutes generated last week were posted at the WIN link at and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.




SPEAKERS/TOPICS: We held an informal discussion about the purpose of WIN, and can there be more done by this group to improve Wellness /life in Nenana. Some things discussed were inviting members who have not been here for a while to give a presentation to the group, how to reach out to people in the community who don’t typically participate in community events or wellness activities and are not members of WIN, identifying the resources we already have and what we need, developing a community page with all of the things that are happening in the area.


WELLNESS THOUGHT:  The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt by the heart.   –Helen Keller-




Virginia Young: Book Club meets the first Monday of the Month at Karen Harvey’s house. Seed packets provided by the Cooperative Extension are still available at the tribal hall. Flower and vegetable seeds are available. The Community garden plots are available on first come first serve bases. Plots that have already been taken are either marked or have been cleaned of weeds and overgrowth. There is a vendor meeting for Saturday Market Saturday May 6th. This year they will hire a market manager there are currently around 8 vendors who sell their goods at the market.


Tim Horn:


Jim : Jim attended the  Choose Respect dinner, held April 3rd, and thought it was “lovely.” He liked that the kids, with the help of Magen Spencer from Railbelt, participated the planning and decision-making process of the event.


Bonnie Reed: There is a play tonight in the pit at the school at 6:30

April 5 – School board meeting 6:30 at the school

April 8 – the Senior Center bus will be going to North Pole to the pagoda restaurant.

April 13 – City Council meeting at 6:30 at the Senior Center



ADJOURNMENT:  Discussion ended by 1:30





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