1/23/2018 WIN Minutes

Nenana Wellness Coalition




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: Meeting stared at 12:30. Rosemary Allen read the mission statement. For lunch we enjoyed shepherd’s pie, green salad, cheese and crackers and nuts and raisins.

There were 4 coalition members in attendance:  Bonnie Reed, Laura Hokenson, Rosemary Allen, and Maryellen Robinson


SPIRITUAL MOMENT: Bonnie Reed read the wellness thought.



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






Choose Respect: Update by Maryellen – There is not date yet, but looking at last week of March. Along with the PINK group there are a few other high school kids that would like to start planning the event once they can get together for a meeting. Some ideas are: showing one of two movies (or both) a documentary on resilience or the movie Paper Tigers; having the event over two days, but still having the assembly in the gym, walk, and dinner; having both an adult and student speaker; among others. More to follow.


Health Fair: Update by Laura – About the same place as last week, sending out begging letters and getting a timeline together of when tasks need to be accomplished. Looking for anyone who is interested in being on a Health Fair planning committee…Anyone? Anyone?

WELLNESS THOUGHT:  As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love.

–          Martin Luther King Jr.



Bonnie Reed: Village Pride and Safety meeting/dinner on February 15th @ 6:30pm.

Rosemary Allen: Working with digital story telling @ school; next digital storytelling is January 29th. Getting back from knee surgery.

Maryellen Robinson: TCC wants to do a wellness week sometime in April in Nenana; the woman from TCC will come to Wellness February 13th. The tobacco prevention poster contest is due Friday. Collaborating on youth conference in June in Fairbanks. Other things currently working on are prevention carnival in June, and kicks butts day in March.

Laura Hokenson: Roads are terrible!


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