San Diego Elders Club
2009 TONKAWA minutes:
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
2nd Annual Pala Pow-wow
5 & 6, 2009
Barona Indian Reservation
12 & 13, 2009
Sycuan Indian Reservation
5459 Sycuan Rd
El Cajon, Ca
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
19 & 20, 2009
San Jacinto, Ca
& 27, 2009
American Indian Powwow & Craft Fair
William S Hart County Park
24151 Newhall St.
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
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
Open to the Public. Admission and parking is free.
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.
Roy Cook, TONKAWA