San Diego Elders Club
December 12, 2010 TONKAWA minutes:
Roy opened the doors early to set up for the meeting.
TONKAWA President Violet Tunohun followed in shortly and opened
the meeting before noon. Tonkawa gathered in good spirit as Rosa
Nepomuceno provided the blessing for the TONKAWA members, along
with visitors this past Sunday. Some of the other members were talking
about the Traditional Winter Gathering dinner or busy with friends
and relatives and others, no doubt, took advantage of the Indian
summer warmth of the day.
Manuel and Celia have been very busy with Fr. Joes holiday
dinners and their grandkids. Manuel Flores had stories about living
on the East coast and working in a candy factory. He had a nostalgic
description of a stick and a nail used to snag Ice cream. Celia,
his wife brought gifts for all there this afternoon. These gifts
and Violets gifts made for many happy smiles and appreciation
of the TONKAWA generosity. In the conversation the topic possibility
of a craft project for our elders came up Dolls in tribal
and international outfits.
Rosa is involved with a transit wash room facilities
issue and will be going before the San Diego City Council in the
Our faithful TONKAWA members keep the cooking pots
bubbling and the happy smiles ready. The weather and dishes are
passionately delicious. These selections are made with lots of love
and care for a very festive Holiday luncheon: Sliced ham, lima beans
and ham hocks, fresh vegetables and rice, potato salad and the ever
popular donuts with good strong hot TONKAWA coffee.
Our next TONKAWA meeting is at noon January 9, 2011
at the IHRC offices, 4265 Fairmont Ave. San Diego 92105. Ben Nance,
Violet, Rosa and Roy put away all the tables and cleaned up the
room. It is a good time to come together for our Elders TONKAWA
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 member.
Respectfully submitted, Roy Cook