WIN Minutes 06/05/18

Nenana Wellness Coalition

June 5, 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


This week we had Rosemary Allen, Laura Hokenson, Magen Spencer, Michael Clifford, Virginia Young, Miles Martin and Mike Anderson. We enjoyed shepherds pie, assorted nuts, and cheese with crackers.


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


SPIRITUAL MOMENT was led by Laura Hokeson with a moment of silence.






Introduction of Guests

No guests





American Red Cross was presented by Amgen and Virginia. The American Red Cross came to Nenana to present on starting a Disaster Action Team. The American Red Cross can offer training and resources to community members to respond to natural disaster in the community. This Disaster Action Team (DAT) will be the ones who speak to the victims of the disaster and collect information. The DAT then talks to the Fairbanks American Red Cross and together they can give the victims of the disaster money, toiletries and resources. If there is anyone interested please sign up at There is already 3 members but they are looking for more. Magen Spencer has the 3 classes list that need to be done to be eligible for the DAT.



WELLNESS THOUGHT: “We cannot live in the past; it is gone. Now can we live in the future; it is forever beyond our grasp. We can live only in the present.”

  • N. Goenka





Michael – Playing baseball and soccer this summer.


Bonnie: The Great Benjamin Circus starting June 13, 2018 at 7:00pm in the ball field. Tickets are between $10 – $20. The next city meeting is at June 14, 2018 at the Nenana Recreational Center multipurpose room. June 15 is the Fathers Day lunch at the Nenana Senior Center. June 21, 2018 is the Nenana Native Council meeting. The breast cancer detection center is coming to Nenana June 27, 2018 and you call 800-464-4577 to make an appointment. The Nenana Prevention carnival is June 30, 2018 12pm – 4pm.


Rosemary: Railbelt Mental Health and Addictions has the card accreditation meeting, but has never heard what the answers are. The rumor is the city has been thinking they are going to move to the Civic Center so RMHA has to move into a new building. We are waiting to hear about CARF, grants and looking for a new building.


Laura: Is leaving to go on vacation this month. They are visiting family and friends in the lower 48.


Virginia: No applications for the farmer’s market manager. There are vendors available but no manager, yet. She has been working in the farm with her peonies.


Miles: Marilyn has come up with the funds to donate dirt and rebuild the community boxes. Miles is the point person to speak with if you want a plot they are available and they can have a spot in the green house. If you are wanting to have a plot please talk to Miles Martin. The dirt has been dumped at the community green house and is available for use at the garden. If there is vendor interested in selling homemade items or produce you can set up at the salmon bake. The only thing you have to do is give the city 10% of the profit of the day. The culture center is doing very well. Miles is running out of inventory at the culture center, things have been selling very well.


Mike: He is interested in buying fresh produce from community members for the living center. The Nenana Living Center has a large garden in the back that is not being used. He worries that there will be trouble maintain the garden if it is not being used.


Magen: Vocational Bible School June 4 – June 8 starting at 2:00pm – 4:30pm at the Nenana Bible Church on the corner of 2nd and market street.








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