2006 TONKAWA Picnic area is number six again at Admiral Baker Field, San Diego.

The TONKAWA Club provided: Franks, Brats, Buns, Soda Pop and Watermelon. We thank all who participated in the very generous pot luck!

This is located in the San Diego riverbed North of Friars Road and East of the football stadium. Our Chef this year is Jerry Starnes, Menominee. He was there early for set up and made sure everyone had all they wanted to eat.

There were craft projects, laughs and smiles all day long.

Both the Indian Education project and the American Indian Clinic organized: Games, Crafts, Bingo and Senior Contests

Swimming was facilitated by the AIWA Military Veterans from NOON to 2 PM ONLY, well, maybe a little later too!

Stories, songs, Our good friend Randy Edmonds shared thoughtful oral traditional lessons and messages.

Finally after much good times and greasy chins we started clean up: 4-5pm and the Park closed at 6pm.

The Sycuan Community Committee is the major sponsor. Mehan!

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Admiral Baker Field

The members of the “Tonkawa” American Indian Elders, with the help of Sycuan Tribal Council will be having a Family Gathering on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Admiral Baker Field. We need help with volunteers to make this gathering a success.

The agenda will briefly give you an idea of the help we need. Please call the Indian Education office if you would like to volunteer (858) 627-7362.


8:30 Set-up

Volunteers, to unload the supplies get everything on ice, etc.

9:00 to 5:00 Bar B Q

Need help with the cooking and keep everything on track at the food area.

10:00 to 4;00 Arts & Crafts

Need volunteers to take charge of the craft projects, material be will provided.

11:00 Crazy Hat & Shoe Contest

Need someone to organize the contest. Prizes will be provided.

12:00 to 2:00 Swimming

Need military volunteers to take the children and stay with them in the pool.

1:00 Elders’ Olympic Game

Indian Education staff will take care of this event.

2:00 Children Games

Need volunteers to be in charge & organize the games for the children.

All Day 5 Bingo Games

Indian Education staff will take care of this event.

Clean Up

Need volunteers to clean the area and help load the supplies.

We are very pleased to enjoy even a small attendance of regular TONKAWA and community members.

Maybe we will see you and a friend (We are always recruiting Elders to be TONKWA members!) at our next TONKAWA meeting, noon July 9, 2006, at the Many Nations: Chet Hunt Community room, 3928 Illinois St. San Diego, CA. 92104.