San Diego Elders Club
February 14, 2010 TONKAWA minutes:
a bright warm Sunday. We had an excellent number of members and
guests in attendance this Sunday. Early arrivals this Sunday are
Nellie Ruiz TONKAWA Vice President Jerry Starnes and Roy Cook. Nellie
rode with her son. Jean brought Rollie and her Mother, Genevieve.
Rose Davis brought the latest copy of Indian Voices for the members
Jerry Starnes, enrolled Menominee Tribe, chaired the meeting. TONKAWA
President Violet Tunotun will step down while she deals with personal
issues but she will continue to seek out financial support for the
TONKAWA senior club. Jean Vineault, TONKAWA treasurer, reported
on the progress and complications of securing separate financial
services. We will continue to be patient with the process.
It is nice to share company with more members this sunny Sunday.
It always feels so good to be alive and in the company of our respected
American Indian TONKAWA Elders. The attending members and the tables
looked fine and we sat down to a heartfelt healthy potluck feast
with good TONKAWA hot coffee. No butts about it this luncheon is
Verna Antonio provided the luncheon blessing at 12:10. There is
always a warm fellowship; we are so fortunate to have years and
years of living and wisdom close at hand.
Today we had choices of Enchiladas, special chicken and sweet potato
posole, a selection of cheeses, side dishes. Bread and butter and
for all to enjoy red or white grapes, berry pie or cookies with
good hot TONKAWA coffee lubricated the conversation.
We cleaned up, packed up and while some TONKAWA members were still
packing take-home snacks, drinking coffee, talking and
laughing, others went out the door by 1:45 pm.
It is always nice to see new members and guests drop in and are
encouraged to return. This is a very 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.
The next TONKAWA meeting is March 14, 2010.