San Diego Elders Club
2009 TONKAWA minutes:
arrivals this Sunday October 11, 2009 are TONKAWA Vice President
Jerry Starnes and Rita. Followed closely by Manuel and Celia Flores.
Also in attendance are TONKAWA Treasurer Jean Vigenault, Nellie
Ruiz and El Bissara. More members kept dropping in to gather this
sunny Sunday. In spite of the leaky ceiling, 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, events in the recent past and future. It feels
so good to be alive and in the company of our respected American
Indian TONKAWA Elders.
is called to order by TONKAWA President Violet Tunohun at 11:55am.
We had a respectable number of members and guests in attendance
this Sunday. Ruth Wapahominie provided the luncheon blessing at
This is good
company and great fall comfort fare. Our terrific TONKAWA members
continue to keep happy smiles and real good eats in this monthly
potluck meal: Enchilada pie, ham hocks and lima bean soup, chili-Mac,
tender boiled white corn, mac-n-cheeze, French bread and butter.
There are Jell-O cups and a Birthday chocolate cake and songs for
three TONKAWA birthday special people. Iced tea and plenty of hot
TONKAWA coffee to drink.
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.
received a request for the TONKAWA Club to contribute to the IHRC/SE
Veterans honoring on Nov. 10, 09. Questions of: what is it, for
whom and details of the program were asked. El Bisarra will attend
the SE parents meeting and ask these questions.
2. Thanksgiving and Holiday dinners update questions: where, When
and what will the TONKAWA participation be at these Indian community
functions. Additionally, the membership was supportive of having
the next TONKAWA meeting have a Thanksgiving theme. Vice-president
Jerry Starnes will organize the details and he will see we have
a good sit down meal.
3. Jean Vigenault and Jerry Starnes proposed the following craft
activity ideas for the membership to enjoy: Greeting cards, kiln
baked copper tiles, glass beads for any project, table center pieces
for community dinners or gifts.
4. 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: 11:30 November 8, 2009
will have a Thanksgiving theme.
up, packed up and while some TONKAWA members were still ducking
the drips, drinking coffee, talking and laughing, others went out
the door by 1:10 pm.
We are all
looking to the open doorway. 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.
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.