WIN Minutes 8/15/2017

Nenana Wellness Coalition

August 15, 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 9 participants and 4 children join us for the health challenge presentation: Laura Hokenson, and her son Max, Derek Ketzler and Magen Spencer with their 2 nephews and Michael, Bonnie Reed, Tim Horn, Kristi Dugan, with her son, Amie Verhagen and Virginia Young. We enjoyed a roast with potatoes and carrots, assorted nuts, and crackers with cheese.


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

Laura Hokenson


SPIRITUAL MOMENT was led by Kristi Dugan



Nothing added


Introduction of Guests: Laura’s son Max




Amie and Kristi did a presentation on the heath challenges they sponsor. These challenges consist of a complete life change, and not just steered toward losing weight fast. Their challenges consist of 7 major pillars: Nourishing Diet, Rejuvenating Rest, Increasing Knowledge, Moderate Movement, Positive Spirit and Mind and Increasing Knowledge. These 7 pillars are designed to achieve maximum health for your body and soul. They encourage everyone who is thinking of joining to get to know your body and figure out what works for you.


How their health challenges work are based off of a point system. When you get a full nights rest, you get points, when you eat vegetables you get points, etc. Once you reach a certain amount of points, you can start winnings money.


The next upcoming health challenge should be taking place in September. They are not sure of the exact date yet. They are now working with a company in California for their website and designing an APP. They just did a trial run and it seemed to have worked out well. They encourage anyone who is interested to contact them by going to their Facebook page: The Healthified Life to learn about the upcoming events and asking questions.


WELLNESS THOUGHT: “I believe the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”                                                                                       –    Joyce Meyer





Nenana Native Council meeting is August 22, 2017 at the Nenana Native Council.

August 25, 2017 at Pioneer Park is the Stand Down event for Veterans. There will be a clothing drive for them starting at 7:30am, also, August 26, 2017 there will be a free screening for services done at Pioneer Park for veterans as well.

August 29, 2017 is the presentation done by Magen and Derek about the Adverse Childhood Experiences.

August 20, 2017 is the St. Marks backpack blessing at 11:00am.


Laura: Dancing in the Streets is September 8, 2017 starting at 5:00pm.


Derek: No Updates



Children Class is every Wednesday, except Kid Kraft Wednesday, at Tim’s house starting at 3:30pm.

The Nenana Book Club is Reading Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini. They will be meeting sometime in the beginning of September.

Junior Youth Group is on hold until school starts.

Youth night is still every Tuesday at Tim Horn’s house starting at 6:30.

The Eclipse is August 21, 2017.


Rose: September 12, 2017 there will be presentation on Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions.


Amie: End of Summer BBQ Friday, August 25, 2017 around 6ish in the back yard of Evelyn Verhagen. This is potluck style.


Magen: No Updates


Kristi: No Updates


Bonnie: If anyone wants to take a train ride to and from Denali for only 25$, contact Vicki by September 6 to purchase the tickets. The train ride will be on September 9, 2017.






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