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TONKAWA San Diego Elders Club

July 12, 2009 TONKAWA minutes:

Early arrivals, this hot summer day is: TONKAWA Vice President Jerry Starnes and Rita Hochveet. Followed closely by Nellie Ruiz and El Bissara. Also in attendance are Helen Halling and TON KAWA Treasurer Jean Vigenault and her Mother. Genevieve Bordeaux. More members kept dropping in to enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the Many Nations, Chet Hunt Community room, facility.

Meeting called to order by TONKAWA Secretary Roy Cook at 11:30. We had a respectable number of members and guests in attendance this Sunday. Nellie Ruiz brought in gifts and ‘bad news’ on Violet Tunohon being sick and Jane Dumas. There was quite a bit of reminiscing about past TONKAWA members and the Pechanga Pow wow. TONKAWA member Elizabeth Strangfeld provided the luncheon blessing at noon.

This is great summer fare for a fine table of friends. We did ourselves proud with 15 bean and Italian sausage soup, Lasagna, macaroni and cheese, peas and corn, Cole slaw, raw vegetables with French onion and guacamole dip, celery sticks, jalapeno bread and butter, ‘dump’ pudding, red Jell-O and a diabetic special donut selection. Our terrific TONKAWA members continue to keep happy smiles and real good eats in this monthly potluck meal.

Thank you all for the July birthday song and thoughtful gifts!

Tonkawa discussion items:

1. We realize the impact of canceling meeting therefore we will continue to have the TONKAWA meetings on the regular schedule, the second Sunday of the month. Next meeting: noon, August 9, 2009.

2. TONKAWA will host members and guests’ special luncheon at the University Ave Home Town Buffet on Thursday, August 13, 09, from 1-3pm (Rib night will start at 3:30pm). Final directions and maybe tickets will be announced at the August 9, 09 meeting.

3. IHRC will host a picnic August 9, 2009 celebrating their 30th year of service. The location will be Kiosk #3 at Admiral Baker Field; they will be honoring the founder and first Executive Director Randy Edmonds. They would appreciate support and contributions from the TONKAWA Elders.

4. Soaring Eagles will conduct another Mini-Swap meet on Saturday July 25, 09 from 8am to 2pm. This will be held at the IHRC facility, 4225 Fairmont ST. San Diego, CA 92105. Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off starting Thursday July 23, 09. All proceeds will benefit the Soaring Eagles dance workshop. For more information call: 619-281-5964.

We cleaned up, packed up and while some TONKAWA members were still talking and laughing, others went out the door by 1:15 pm.

San Diego American Indian community announcements:

August 15 and 16. 2009
2nd Annual Pala Pow-wow

September 4, 5 & 6, 2009

Barona Powwow
Barona Indian Reservation
Lakeside, Ca

Info: 619/443-6612

September 11, 12 & 13, 2009

Sycuan Powwow
Sycuan Indian Reservation
5459 Sycuan Rd
El Cajon, Ca

Info: 619/445-7776

MC: Michael Burgess
Host Southern Drum: Roan-Horse Singers
Host Northern Drum: King Bird Singers
HSM: Steve Campos
HSW: Shelah Panjawani
HNM: Adam Nordwall
HNW: Carol Melting Tallow
AD: Renee Navarro, David Plunkett

September 18, 19 & 20, 2009

Soboba Powwow
Soboba Casino
San Jacinto, Ca

Info: 951/654-2765

September 26 & 27, 2009

16th Annual American Indian Powwow & Craft Fair
William S Hart County Park
24151 Newhall St.
Newhall, Ca

Info: 661/298-3014 or 661/255-9295

September 25-27, 2009
Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow
19th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow - September 25-27, 2009 Cabazon, California For additional information please call (951) 755-5340, Ext. 23800.
Friday, Sept. 25th - Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Grand Entry at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26th - Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27th - Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry at 1:00 p.m.
Open to the Public. Admission and parking is free.

Remember to 24/7 look to the TONKAWA-American Indian Source site for the calendar of upcoming events. Click on the link below now.

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 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.

Respectfully submitted:

Roy Cook, TONKAWA secretary

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