Nenana Wellness Coalition


November 11, 2009

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 and help implement plans for improving the wellness and quality of life in Nenana Alaska.

Those present for the meeting were Rebecca Troxel, Virginia Young, Merrily Verhagen, Maryellen Robinson, Bonnie Reed and guests William McKinley from Chugiak and Philip Dunne from Anchorage. We had spaghetti, fresh rolls, brownies, cinnamon rolls, cheese and crackers, pecans and raisins for lunch.

Maryellen Robinson chaired the meeting. Rebecca Troxel offered the prayer, followed by the pledge of allegiance.

Lacking an agenda, the following items were recalled and discussed:

Health Fair Coordinator: Merrily Verhagen has not asked Kristie Dugan yet.

Envisioning Wellness:Tim Hornwas not here so no new information other than the meeting with Nita Marks on Tuesday, November 17th.

Operation Ho Ho Ho: Railbelt Mental Health is still looking for families who
need food boxes at Christmas. Verhagen families will be making cookies for
the boxes.

Sober House: Around 40 people, young and old, including those who furnished
food, assisted with the framing of the Sober House on Saturday, November
7th. The roof was being put on at the time of this meeting.

Great American Smoke-out: Maryellen Robinson is working on this.

Chronic Care Classes: When are they going to be held and who can attend?

Nativity will be on December 22 and anyone can volunteer to be a singer,
narrator or other help.

Updates: Community dinner at 5 pmat the StudentLivingCentertoday,
Tuesday, November 10th.
Ice Cream Classics Junior High Basketball tournament November 13-14.
Band Concert November 17th in the gym.
Norma George passed away on Saturday, November 7th in Anchorage. Her funeral will be on Friday, November 13th, 2 p.m. at the Tribal Hall with potlatch in evening.
November 17th is Envisioning Wellness with Nita Marks.
There will be a community dinner in Anderson on November 23rd.
December 20 there will be caroling.

Meeting closed at approximately1:15 p.m.