We had another fine TONKAWA turnout! Jane Dumas, TONKAWA Vice-President chaired the meeting. She opened the meeting at 12:30 with a prayer in Tipai. This warm, breezy day is beautiful. Good fellowship is all around us as the members greet and form into conversation groups.
Dumas had some issues and concerns to share with the group: Firstly,
next meeting, September 19, 2004; Lena Mayer, past TONKAWA secretary
sends her regards; a lifetime membership for Ruby Teton; the insensitivity
of the Cabrillo Festival and her desire to see some recognition of local
Tipai culture at these events. El Bisera reported on the HIV Aids services
changes still ongoing. Rose Davis had the newest copy of Indian Voices
and felt that the time is right for Voter awareness and participation
in the democratic process.
healthy food brings smiles to the TONKAWA membership. Meat loaf with
Au grautin potatoes, yellow squash soup, a wide variety of salads and
spicy dressing. Loads of fresh fruit for summer diets. Once again Jane
Dumas brought some beautiful plants for all to admire and someone to
take home. Our lucky TONKAWA treasurer, Vicky Gambala, was in attendance
and owner of that gorgeous plant.
of upcoming events were brought to the members attention: Orange County
8/27-29/04, Barona 9/3-5/04 & Sycuan 9/10-12/04 pow wows and sadly
CA Culture Days in Balboa Park is cancelled for this year.