Nenana Wellness Coalition
June 6, 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: Rosemary Allen chaired the meeting with 8 attendees: Bonnie Reed, Tim Horn, Maryellen Robinson, Jim Hatula, Virginia Young, Keri Frazier, Mary Alexander and Rebekah Thompson.
SPIRITUAL MOMENT WAS LED BY: Rebekah Thompson who said a prayer.
PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS:
Update on wellness: Tim reviewed her efforts to line up people for an envisioning wellness series WIN is planning. Tim has talked to Jessica Shaw the Tribal Administrator who may be available in October, Kristi Dugan who will present on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other Mental Health issues, Amy Verhaegen who can do a presentation on physical fitness as well an overview on a book she is writing about depression. Rosemary has talked to Jason Mayrand and Suzanne Hill from the city about presenting on their rolls in the community. Suggestions were made to invite representation from Toghetilli Corporation, the new principal at the school, Vicki Moyle from the senior center, school board members and local church representatives. There is no schedule for the series but Tim will work on the schedule. Railbelt will present September 12.
Agenda revision: It is suggested that the list of members of the coalition be removed from the agenda and minute. Rosemary will make those changes.
MINUTES: The minutes from last week were posted on the WIN link at www.railbelt.org
|WELLNESS THOUGHT: “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today” –Mother Theresa-
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: Tim reported that Junior Youth Camp will be July 16-17 at the Parish Hall for 11-14 year olds. Camp helps youth to become agents of change in their community. It will be between 12-5 o’clock.
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
Maryellen: the Prevention Carnival is Saturday June 24th. This year there will be the usual barbeque lunch, bouncy house, water balloons etc. with the addition of a Sani-can with a sink.
ADJOURNMENT: Discussion ended by 1:30