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TONKAWA San Diego Elders Club

November 8, 2009 TONKAWA minutes:

There is high interest and good attendance at this Thanksgiving theme meeting. TONKAWA President Violet Tunohun called the meeting to order at 11:30 am. We had a respectable number of members and guests in attendance this Sunday.

Celia Flores provided the luncheon blessing at noon. There is warm fellowship, years and years of living and wisdom close at hand. Lively conversation bubbles across the tables. So many topics about grandchildren, friends that have passed on and events in the recent past and future.

Early arrivals this Sunday November 8, 2009 are TONKAWA Vice President Jerry Starnes and Rita. Followed closely by Manuel and Celia Flores. Also in attendance is TONKAWA Treasurer Jean Vigenault. She brought a floral centerpiece for added holiday atmosphere. Nellie Ruiz and El Bissara enter smiling and with a get well card for Jean’s Mother Genevieve.

More members and surprise guests kept dropping in this sunny Sunday. It feels so good to be alive and in the company of our respected American Indian TONKAWA Elders. The tables looked fine and we sat down to a splendid feast.

Indian Voices publisher Rose Davis, TONKAWA member, brought in the latest copy of the newspaper hot off the press! Good stories and great pictures of recent events.


Tonkawa discussion items and announcements:

Pechanga Silver Feathers invites Elders to their Christmas Party
December 16th @ 11:00AM-3:00PM
Pechanga Resort & Casino
RSVP Johnny Ruiz at (951) 699-1642 no later than Dec 11th

Barona's 9th Annual Native Senior's Luncheon
November 19th @ 11:30AM-2:00PM
Barona Star Dome
Barona Resort Convention Center
One senior plus guest (no children)
RSVP Matthews at (619) 443-6612 ext 273 or
by November 16th.

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 December 13, 2009.

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

Respectfully submitted:
Roy Cook, TONKAWA secretary

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