WIN Minutes 4/10/2018

Nenana Wellness Coalition


April 10, 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.


We had 5 participants at this week’s meeting, this included, Rosemary Allen, Laura Hokenson, Derek Ketzler, Bonnie Reed, and Magen Spencer. We enjoyed chicken fettuccine, crackers with cheese, and assorted nuts.


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

Laura Hokenson


SPIRITUAL MOMENT: Lead by Derek Ketzler



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Envisioning Wellness – Tim Horn

The WIN coalition has not had an envisioning wellness meeting in a while. The members discussed asking individuals in the community to come present to the WIN members. We also thought about having a movie or documentary to show as an Envisioning Wellness presentation as well. During the conversation a member asked Christine Babcock, the Tribal Family Youth Specialist, and Danielle Clark, TWIDS, to present on what their job entail through the tribe. Danielle and Christine made a date to present about their jobs on May 1, 2018.

WELLNESS THOUGHT:  “No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.”


–           Unknown



Derek: The cyber lynx office was hiring for a finance 1. Derek has been accepted for this new job and will start working full time at the Cyber lynx office April, 20, 2018. He no longer works at the post office.


Magen: Bethel has their schooling program starting on April 17, 2017 through April 20, 2018. She will not be able to do WIN then.


Bonnie: The food box delivery for the senior citizens will be held at the last Wednesday of every month.


Rose: CARF is going to be in Nenana looking through policies, procedures, offices, and file work on April 23, 2018 and April 24, 2018. There is a new man working for RMHA in the Healy office. The prevention carnival will be June 30, 2018 at the ball field.


Laura: Dolly Frazier is starting Zumba Strong in the Recreational Center Multi-Purpose room every Wednesday at 4pm. Yoga is every Monday at the Neda Lord Center at 10am


Tim: Music Festival is being held in Anchorage this year for our high school band. They will be leaving April 17, 2018.


Hollywood Street ballers is coming to Nenana to host a basketball tournament with the local teams on April 20, 2018.



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