WIN Minutes 10/10/2017

Nenana Wellness Coalition


October 10, 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 read the mission statement


SPIRITUAL MOMENT: was led by Virginia Young


PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: There were no Agenda modifications. We had 6 participants today: Bonnie Reed, Nycki Saxton, Mary Alexander, Virginia Young, Rosemary Allen, and Sharon Clark. We enjoyed cold cut sandwiches and potato salad for lunch.


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


INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS:  Nykki Saxton was visiting her mother Bonnie Reed.




No Speakers scheduled.


WELLNESS THOUGHT: “Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore well described as a series of glorious defeats.” –Gandhi-





Virginia reported that October 22 is the bicentennial celebration of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’I Faith. There will be commemoration and celebration in the multi-purpose room at the Head Start building beginning at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.


Mary that the Meda Lord senior housing center is “getting full” with 2 new residents scheduled to move in. She reported that current activities taking place at the center are card night 2 times a week, and gentle yoga classes once a week. As there was low attendance at the yoga class they are looking to change the schedule in the hope that more people can attend. She also said that many of the residents enjoy watching TV and doing jigsaw puzzles in the evening. Community members are welcome to join in any of these activities.


Sharon reported that she is involved with the Governor’s council for the homeless. We had a discussion on the homeless population in Nenana and she is interested in finding out more about this. She also commented that this summer her grandchildren participated in the Cultural Camp sponsored by the Nenana Native Council. She said that it was well run, provided hands on experience of cultural activities, and the children loved it.


Rosemary reminded everyone that the next meeting will be held at the Nenana Fire hall and we will receive training on simplified CPR and the proper way to administer Narcan.


Nykki reported that there will also be a bicentennial celebration of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh in Anchorage on October 22.


Bonnie reported that she experienced a recent medical issue where she had to call 911 but could not reach local EMT service and had to call family in Anchorage who was able to access service and Nenana’s EMT’s responded quickly. There have been other reports of phone service being disrupted in the community and speculation as to why.


She also reported the following schedule:

Nenana City council meeting: Thursday October 12 at 6:30 pm

Native Council meeting: October 23 at 6:30 pm

CVSP: October 24 at 6:30 pm

School Concert: October 25 at 5:30

Halloween Carnival:  Nenana School gym from 5-7 pm



ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting adjourned at 2





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