WIN Minutes 5/14/2019

Nenana Wellness Coalition

May 14, 2019



The Nenana Wellness Coalition is an alliance of representatives from various organizations, government agencies, community groups and individuals that meets weekly to discuss and help implement plans for improving the wellness and quality of life in Nenana Alaska.








Remembrance walk & Breast Cancer Detection Bus: Robin Carter

Restorative Justice: Amie Verhagen

Envisioning Wellness: Update
MINUTES: The minutes generated last week were posted at the WIN link at and submitted electronically to the WIN e-list.


INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS:  Bonnie Reed, Rosemary Allen, Laura Hokenson, Amie, Josh, James, Kenneth Verhagen, Robin Carter, Arnie Erickson



Envisioning Wellness: Thanks to Daniel Marks again for coming last week and doing presentation on IGAP program. Upcoming events include Hospice 101 which will next week, Tuesday May 21st; and next month will be one on Autism – more to follow for date.


Remembrance Walk: Robin Carter, the RN case manager at the Nenana Clinic is putting on a Remembrance Walk through TCC to remember those who’ve passed away. It will be Sunday June 2nd at 2pm and will start at clinic & go to City Park. Still figuring out exact route. Volunteers are needed for help with set up, route direction, safety, and take down. TCC to provide refreshments. Please call Robin if you are able to help with this event at 907-451-6682 ext. 3561.


The Breast Cancer Detection Center’s mobile Unit will be in Nenana on June 28th. It’s preferred to call for an appointment, but walk-ins also welcome. There are no referrals needed. See posting around town and on FB for more information of call Robin Carter at number listed above.


Restorative Justice: Last meeting had a great turn out and the next meeting is set for June 3rd @ 6pm @ rec center where child care will be provided. As there is community support for the Restorative Justice program this next meeting will be to figure out some next steps in order to get program up and running. Please review the several models that have been emailed out prior to meeting if possible for ideas of what the program could look like in Nenana.



WELLNESS THOUGHT: “Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’”                                                                 – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves –




Rosemary Allen: Waiting to hear from State on FY20 funding.


Josh Verhagen: Regular City Assembly meeting tonight at 6pm @ the rec. Prior to meeting the Board of Equalization will meet at 5pm if any questions on correct assessment of properties. Arnie Erickson use to assess the properties in Nenana from 2003 until a two years ago and was down to consult with assembly on assessment on properties.

Love Nenana Days is June 14 & 15th. There will be 2 or 3 town projects identified that volunteers can sign up and help accomplish. One being the city playground next to ball field, other projects will be announced first week in June. Love Nenana Days will kick off with a BBQ at the Pavilion by River the evening of the 14th, with projects starting morning of June 15th.

My book has been published!


Amie Verhagen: Excited to speak at graduation this weekend and preparing speech.


Bonnie Reed: City Assembly meeting tonight @ 6pm; Tomorrow (5/15) k-12th Spring Concert in gym @ 6:30pm; Native Council meeting same time 6:30 tomorrow night; Friday May 17th is clean-up day with Sun Fun Run @ 10am and community picnic to follow after at school @ 11:30am; Kelly Burk doing another language night at rec center Friday the 17th; Sunday the 19th is Senior graduation at the school; Kindergarten graduation is 1:30pm on 23rd and 8th grade graduation is 6:30pm same day in the Pit; May 21st is the Ice Classic Annual meeting to vote on board – 25 community members need to attend and good food provided; May 31st is Nenana Native Council Memorial Day picnic at cemetery on hill; No lunch at Senior’s on Memorial Day May 27th; Ted Suckling memorial May 18th 1:30pm at Civic Center, 2pm food.


Visitor Centers open and looks great! Buses stopping.



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