TONKAWA Talking Leaf notes: Meeting of November, 14, 2004

Jerry Starns and Roy Cook arrange the buffet counter for the luncheon TONKAWA meeting. It was nice to see past members return again: Laura Workman and Joan Sun. Additionally Eileen George Rn, Choctaw graciously brought artistically arranged centerpieces in a fire polish container. She was doubled up on meetings but she still found time to stop by to share her talent and love.


Excellent Indian summer healthy food brings smiles to the TONKAWA membership. This clear, crisp, sunny day is San Diego beautiful. Good fellowship is all around us as the members enter the room greet and form into conversation groups Jerry Starns, our resident chef, prepared juicy roasted turkey with dressing and fixings. Our busy TONKAWA treasurer Vicky Gambala was in attendance and contributed reports and updates on many of the recent events past and announcements of upcoming events.

Announcements of the: Native American Month proclamation by the City of San Diego, Nov 15 also the Nov.20 and Dec. 18 American Indian community dinners at the Adams and 35th St. Methodist church were brought to the TONKAWA members' attention. Details of these and certain TONKAWA meeting tasks and expenses were discussed and Don Vingeault and Vicky Gambala presented a review of the history of these events.
Also, Tiffany Workman will be the Head Women Dancer at the Feb. 2005 Grossmont College Pow wow.

November birthdays were sung into celebration with pumpkin pie, cookies and ice cream and Don Vingeault announced the gift exchange. All members and visitors left with thoughtful opinions, smiles and memories of a different meeting and some with a nice gift and snack for later too!


Maybe we will see you and a friend at the next meeting of the TONKAWA Elders: December 12, 2004. Our TONKAWA meetings are in the Many Nations: Chet Hunt Community room, 3928 Illinois St. San Diego, California.