WIN Minutes 5/30/2017

Nenana Wellness Coalition

May 30, 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.


This week we had 6 participants: Bonnie Reed, Tim Horn, Derek Ketzler, Michael Clifford, Gayle Stevenson, and Magen Spencer. We enjoyed homemade chili, watermelon, assorted nuts, and crackers with cheese.

WELCOME and READING OF MISSION STATEMENT: By this week’s chairperson:  Tim Horn






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



No new guests



The WIN group continued talking about envisioning wellness in Nenana. In the past WIN would invite people to present on different subjects that bring wellness to our community. The WIN group would like to bring that tradition back. We will continue discussing different people we would like to formally invite to present on themselves, a subject, or their new employment.


The WIN agenda has announcement updates from different organizations in the community, however, many of the organization no longer exists. We would like to discuss about potentially removing or editing the announcement updates next meetings.



WELLNESS THOUGHT: My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

  • John F. Kennedy


Magen: No updates


Derek: No updates


Gayle: Gayle is preparing for a month long camping trip in Alaska with her Cat.



June 3, 2017 is the River daze yard sale at the Coghill’s parking lot 9am-5pm. Members of the community can rent a couple tables to sell used valuables. To rent a table go to the Coghill’s store and sign up.
June 6, 2017 is the marionette puppet show at the Tribal Hall sponsored by the Nenana Library. The puppet show is going to reenacting beauty and the beast, after the show, there will be a potluck. The main dish is sloppy joes, community members are encouraged to bring a dish.

June 16, 2017 is the father day luncheon at the Senior Center.

June 20, 2017 the Senior Center is going to Hilltop restaurant.

June 24, 2017 is the Prevention Carnival at the Baseball Field 12pm-4pm.

June 27, 2017 the Breast Cancer Detection Center is coming down to the Nenana Clinic.


June 9, 2017 and June 10, 2017 is a Junior Youth Group Camp for the ages 11-14 years old at the Parish Hall 12pm-5pm. The two animators are Jordan and Heather, they will be discussing how to empower youth in the community. For more information contact Tim Horn at 907 832 1047

June 5, 2017 is the Nenana Book Club meeting at the Harvey’s home at 7pm. The book club is reading an interesting novel about people in Alaska and their personal stories. This book is called Our Alaska edited by Mike Dugan


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