7/11/2017 Minutes


Nenana Wellness Coalition

July 11, 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

This week, we had 8 participants: Magen Spencer, Bonnie Reed, Derek Ketzler, Mike Arena, Tim Horn, Brianna Ketzler and her two boys Shad and Brayden. We enjoyed shepherds pie, assorted nuts, and crackers with cheese.

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

Bonnie Reed




No Modifications



Envisioning Wellness was spoken by Magen and Tim. There is some interest in asking Kristi and Amie Verhagen in presenting their health challenge to the WIN members. Tim has been in contact with other residents who are interested in presenting and has been working with them. August 8, 2017, the Mudge Dou will be presenting to WIN the importance of music and how it benefits our community. September 12, 2017, Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions will be doing a presentation about services and upcoming events. If there is anyone else that is interested in presenting to the WIN members, please contact either Tim Horn at 907 832 1047 or Magen Spencer at 907 687 0452.


WELLNESS THOUGHT: Question everything, it is all meant to be challenged.

–    David Spencer





Mike: Things are changing at the radio station. Rick Migra’s last day announcing was July 10, 2017. Mike is now the sole responsible party in announcing. His daughter is coming to visit Nenana at the end of August and his wife should be coming to live with him here at the end of October.

Derek: The Community Village Pride Meeting is July 13, 2017, at 6:30 pm.

Magen: No Updates

Brianna: The softball game during the fourth of July had people in the community talking about starting a little league in Nenana. Brianna is thinking of starting one for the little kids.

Tim: There is going to be a trial in Nenana soon. Many different people have been given jury notices out to call every week. Kids Kraft is July 12, 2017, at the Nenana Library. Vacation Bible School starts July 17-21 at the Civic Center for ages 4 and up. Starts at 9 am and end at 1 pm, lunch will be provided. Children’s Class will meet every Wednesday at 3 pm besides the one day when there is Kid Kraft. The Children’s Class will take place at Tim Horn’s house. Any questions please call her at 907 832 1047. Nenana Book Club is now reading Women of the Silk. Their next meeting is August 7, 2017, at Karen Harvey’s home.

Bonnie: The church group from Texas is here in Nenana.







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