San Diego Elders Club
October 10, 2010 TONKAWA minutes:
This Sunday, we have a new place for TONKAWA to
meet. One with a large table, 10 padded chairs, electrical outlets,
storage for paper goods, bathrooms; plenty of good parking and it
is Senior accessible (ramps, etc). The Indian Human Resource Center
will be our new meeting home. Thanks to TONKAWA Vice-President
Jerry Starnes. He would like us to look forward to what we can create
for the American Indian Elders in our community today.
VP Jerry Starnes had new keys, instructions of the
facilities and hot coffee. All ready for the donuts and the early
arrival of the TONKAWA members.
TONKAWA President, Violet Tunohun called the meeting
to order at 12:22pm and asked Steven Kimble to provide the blessing
for the meal.
The TONKAWA Indian Summer Harvest meal consisted
of: Turkey, meat loaf, chicken wings, vegetable mashed [potatoes,
mixed legumes, salads, Tamale pie, M&M candy, bread and butter
and sugar free donuts (ha ha).
TONAWA business covered the: community announcements
of events, financial status and TONKAWA contributions to the Harvest
and Holiday dinners: $100.00 each, M/S/P.
Increased participation (14 members) reminded everyone
of the need for recruitment of new members, respectful behavior
in public occasions, a new emphasis on the traditional American
Indian generosity of gift giving at each TONKAWA meeting and hospitality,
bereavement and get well greeting cards.
Rose Davis distributed copies of Indian Voices.
Our next TONKAWA meeting is 11:30-1:30 on November 14, 2010 and
will have a Thanksgiving theme: Turkey and all the goodies.
Finally, our regular monthly meeting location is
at the Indian Human Resource Center, 4265 Fairmont Ave. suite 140,
San Diego, 92105. We will send out a mailed print copy of the TONKAWA
minutes to the few members that do not have Email access.
Meeting adjourned at 1:15pm.