TONKAWA San Diego Elders Club

April 5, 2009 TONKAWA minutes:

The TONKAWA Secretary opened the doors and set up the room at 11am. Also early are TONKAWA members: Manuel and Cecilia Flores. By 11:30, there are 10 more TONKAWA members socializing and asking who is going to make the coffee. Violet Tunohun brought in five pounds of coffee beans. Nellie said she had a grinder and would bring back two pounds for the coffee pot next month.

Marvelous selection of bountiful delights: Menudo, meatloaf, string bean bacon casserole, pepperoni pizza, bread pudding, donuts, blue and black berries, cut mixed fruit, candy temptations on the tables. Great fare for a fine table of Elders and friends. Our terrific TONKAWA members continue to keep happy smiles and real good eats in this potluck meal. There is cherry Coke soda pop in cans and plenty of Good Hot TONKAWA coffee brewing to wash it all down.

Meeting called to order by TONKAWA President Violet Tunohun at noon. We had over twenty members and guests in attendance this Sunday. She called on Sylvia and Don Weber to provide the prayer in their Lakota language.

Tonkawa Old business: Oct. 4, 08 Community after picnic report tabled again until the next meeting.

Tonkawa New business:

1. Violet announced that we would continue to have the TONKAWA meetings on the first Sunday of the month and avoid conflicts with schedule American Indian activities in the San Diego region. (5/3/09, 6/5/09)
2. Derik Roberts let a workshop on how to make willow dream catchers. All variations of success and promises were accomplished.
3. Jerry Starnes will look into the Admiral Baker field for the next TONKAWA Elders picnic. Tentative date- August 5,09. He will report back next month.


We cleaned up and some TONKAWA members were still comparing dream catchers, talking and laughing as they went out the door by 1:30 pm.

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Maybe we will see you and a friend (We are always recruiting Elders to be TONKWA members!). It is always nice to see new members and guests drop in and are encouraged to return. This is a real nice down home meeting to attend. We are also very pleased to enjoy the regular attendance of TONKAWA along with community guests and family members.