WIN Minutes 1/20/2018

Nenana Wellness Coalition


January 30, 2018


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. Laura Hokenson chaired meeting. For lunch we enjoyed spaghetti and cookies and cupcakes.

There were 5 coalition members in attendance:  Bonnie Reed, Laura Hokenson, Virginia Young, Tim Horn, and Maryellen Robinson


SPIRITUAL MOMENT: Lead by Virginia Young.



MINUTES: The minutes generated last week were posted at the WIN link at 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:  It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

–          Vince Lombardi



Bonnie Reed: Village Pride and Safety meeting/dinner on February 15th @ 6:30pm. February 14th @ noon senior annual meeting – electing 4 people to board. February 28th tentatively School Spring Concert. Tim McMannus is taking 9 kids to the Native Youth Olympics. Meet & Greet with Superintendent Candidates February 13th.

Tim Horn: Went to Robin Campbell’s showing of Smoke Signals at the Rec – really great! She wants to do it again, thinking of suggesting Spirit of the Wind. Youth night @ Tim’s house 5:30pm Wednesday. No children’s class this Friday the 2nd due to NIT; following week youth class at Bonnie Reeds after school. Book club is reading “My Father’s Ghost is Climbing in the Rain”.

Maryellen Robinson: IACT Free meeting this Friday the 2nd at noon at the American Lung Office on 6th Ave. NIT this weekend; school board meeting the 7th @ 6:30pm; PINK started presentations in elementary running from JAN-March; Kick Butts day march 21st; NCPS Spring Break is March 12-16th; PINK received $2,500 grant to help with Choose Respect.

Laura Hokenson: Health Fair March 24th, 2018. Next Tuesday WIN meeting will be used partially for a health fair brainstorming meeting. Tim Horn will post about health fair brainstorming on Nenana Community Page on Facebook.

Virginia Young: Sent out Health Fair begging letter and brought some to meeting. Yoga on Mondays, storytelling project @ school Monday mornings.


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