WIN Minutes 10/24/2017

Nenana Wellness Coalition

October 24, 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 5 participants: Magen Spencer, Jeanine Bennet, Bonnie Reed, Laura Hokenson and Virginia Young. We enjoyed chili, cheese with crackers, and assorted nuts. We also had homemade pineapple cookies made and donated to us by a lovely individual who does not want to be named.



Laura Hokenson


SPIRITUAL MOMENT was led by Jeannine Bennet


PRESENTATION OF AGENDA AND CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS: Health Fair and Community Thanksgiving Dinner


Introduction of Guests:

No guests




Laura is looking at dates for the health fair. The dates are tentatively being looked at are March 24 or March 31. This year the health fair will be at the civic center. Donations letters are starting to go out to raise money for this event.


Jeannine is looking for volunteers to set up and take down for the Thanksgiving Dinner that will be held tentatively the day after thanksgiving at the tribal hall. The time is approximately at 4pm but only if the tribal hall is available and the time works for the vast majority. Jeannine is looking for any helpers for the event to set and clean up.



WELLNESS THOUGHT: “Don’t worry be happy!”




Magen: November 2 – November 4 she will be in Anchorage for Alcohol Drug Informational School and November 18 – November 30 she will be in Hawaii for vacation. In those dates she will not be available to cook for win or take minutes. Any WIN members who would like to cook and take minutes is encouraged to do so.


Virginia: Movie night at Virginias House! Virginia is hosting a movie night to watch the story of the Bahia Founder story. This event will be at 7:00pm. Fall Concert at the school Wednesday at 6:30pm. The Halloween Carnival is at the school on Tuesday.


Bonnie: No updates


Laura: The Recreational Center Halloween craft night was a ton of fun! They had lots of different activities for the kids to do and stuff to make.


Jeannine: Rob and Jeanine went to Nome to help with a foundation to a house. Jeannine was able to help put on a baby shower and made lasting memories.





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