San Diego Elders Club
October 9, 2011-Noon
Vice-President, Jerry Starnes arrived early. Roy Cook was also on
time and was soon joined by Ben Nance with the donuts. That was
sure to set sweetness to the TONKAWA gathering.
This is a fine
turn out of our faithful TONKAWA membership. We were
pleased to see old friends in the Indian community but new to our
regular meetings. Many visitors are seen at our annual dinners but
not as frequently at the monthly gatherings. Regardless, it is all
good and we are very pleased to break bread and catch up on recent
activities in the San Diego and their far-flung tourist adventures.
Both Randy Edmonds and Bonnie went to Africa to visit their daughter
in the US State department service. Randy was gracious to offer
blessing for the meal.
Celia Flores are due to go on another cruise with their grand-daughter
next month. Jerry Starnes Rita just got back from visiting
her son in Sacramento. Rose Davis was just in Las Vegas, no
gaming, just a green conference. There was a good bit of positive
feedback from Nellie Ruiz about the Wellness conference last week
and the zippered sweat-shirt. There was great food and good informative
Holey, moley Ben Nance brought in the sugar free donuts and a word
or two about the great white North. He also attended the wellness
conference last week and won a raffle prize to boot-the rat! Jean
Vigenault was a good girl to bring her Mother, Genevieve. We know
it is not easy for her to get around and we are blessed to be in
her company. Barbra and others said the Cabrillo Festival was a
hit with the pow wow dancers and their presentation.
We ate up,
cleaned up and chatted up our next month activities in addition
to the Harvest dinners activities. We were still discussing or cussing
options as we scooted out the door to check on the Chargers and
the Sunday game.
Maybe we will
see you and a friend (We are always recruiting Elders to be TONKAWA
members!). It is always nice to see new members and guests drop
in and are encouraged to return. This is a real nice down home meeting
to attend. We are also very pleased to enjoy the regular attendance
of TONKAWA along with community guests and family member.
Our next TONKAWA
meeting is at noon November 13, 2011 at the IHRC offices, 4265 Fairmont
Ave. San Diego 92105. There is plenty of good parking with easy
access. Thank the Creator and all of you for being there today.
submitted: TONKAWA Secretary Roy Cook