June 2006 monthly minutes.

Tonkawa secretary, Roy Cook was there very early and met Jerry Starnes along with Rita to set up the room for the noon TONKAWA meeting, June 11, 2006.

Jerry Starnes brought in a tasty and spicy meat loaf with hot gravy. Jean Vineault contributed her mystery recipe for mashed potatoes. Green beans, potato salad and fresh wheat bread and butter were all very popular. A special treat is the kettle popped corn and jalapenos.

TONKAWA President Esther Abrahano and VP Jane Dumas along with TONKAWA Treasurer Vicky Gambala and our greeter Nellie Ruiz were missing. Good conversations continued as we locked up the meeting room. Traditional tribal teasing and good fellowship are some of the qualities that make this one of the most satisfying meetings of the month.

However, a major topic of discussion is the upcoming picnic.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Admiral Baker Field

The members of the “Tonkawa” American Indian Elders, with the help of Sycuan Tribal Council will be having a Family Gathering on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Admiral Baker Field. We need help with volunteers to make this gathering a success.

The agenda will briefly give you an idea of the help we need. Please call the Indian Education office if you would like to volunteer (858) 627-7362.


8:30 Set-up

Volunteers, to unload the supplies get everything on ice, etc.

9:00 to 5:00 Bar B Q

Need help with the cooking and keep everything on track at the food area.

10:00 to 4;00 Arts & Crafts

Need volunteers to take charge of the craft projects, material be will provided.

11:00 Crazy Hat & Shoe Contest

Need someone to organize the contest. Prizes will be provided.

12:00 to 2:00 Swimming

Need military volunteers to take the children and stay with them in the pool.

1:00 Elders’ Olympic Game

Indian Education staff will take care of this event.

2:00 Children Games

Need volunteers to be in charge & organize the games for the children.

All Day 5 Bingo Games

Indian Education staff will take care of this event.

Clean Up

Need volunteers to clean the area and help load the supplies.

We are very pleased to enjoy even a small attendance of regular TONKAWA and community members.

Maybe we will see you and a friend (We are always recruiting Elders to be TONKWA members!) at our next TONKAWA meeting, noon July 9, 2006, at the Many Nations: Chet Hunt Community room, 3928 Illinois St. San Diego, CA. 92104.