TONKAWA Talking Leaf notes Meeting: June 12, 2005

Sometimes you just cannot predict how a meeting will develop. It was overcast as most days are in this ‘June gloom.’ Jerry Starnes and Roy Cook got there early and were reviewing the San Luis Rey Pow wow event as they were setting up the room for the gathering.
TONKAWA secretary Roy Cook joined hands in a prayer circle for all our Indian Nations peoples. Jerry Starnes provided the prayer in for all the people in a sincere spiritual language.

Good fellowship is all around us as surprisingly few members enter the.

Announcements of the: Native American events downtown and in the North county shed light on the small turn out this meeting. We were able to discuss the annual TONKAWA picnic. General topics of: where, when, who to invite were aired and tabled for further discussion. Also brought up are the craft projects and the interest and direction of the membership. Both topics were tabled for further discussion.


Very tasty, tender, turkey with dressing with mashed potatoes and gravy, Spanish rice and an interpretation of the Waldorf salad rounded out the generous buffet. Chips, dip, rolls and butter for the croissants filled out the extra spaces. Choices of hot coffee, iced tea and many choices of soda pop lubricated the great fun, traditional tribal teasing and good fellowship that makes this one of the most satisfying meetings of the month.

Although few, the members and visitors left with thoughtful opinions, big smiles and memories of a different meeting and some with a nice snack for later too!



Maybe we will see you and a friend (We are recruiting interested members!) at the next TONKAWA meetings at the Many Nations: Chet Hunt Community room, 3928 Illinois St. San Diego, CA. 92104.