Block captains needed for TETNA newsletter distribution

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s printed newsletter, which contains helpful information and news for residents of our neighborhood, is published three times a year and distributed by our all-volunteer network. Each block is assigned a block captain, and we are looking for neighbors willing to serve as block captains to get the newsletter to residents on their street or nearby streets.

The following are some of the blocks that still need coverage:

  • 2300 block of N. 63rd St.
  • 2300 block of N. 67th St.
  • 2500 block of N. 69th St.
  • 2300 block of N. 73rd St.
  • 2300 block of N. 74th St.
  • 7300/7400/7500 blocks of Meinecke

If you are able to “adopt” one or more of those blocks and serve as block captain, please email info@tosaeasttowne.org ASAP so we can follow up with you and our distribution reps in time for our October issue.

Thanks to all who help with our newsletter!


Come to a TETNA meeting to learn more about your neighborhood association


Alderman Joel Tilleson gives an update on city news for Tosa East Towne residents at TETNA’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held at Tosa Bowl & Bun.

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association seeks to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment, and to maintain the quality of live and a sense of community through shared interest and neighborhood interaction.

We serve all residents, and any resident is invited to become a member, volunteer at our events and serve on our board. Our annual meeting is held in April, typically at one of the establishments on North Avenue.

Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of most months at Center Street Park pavilion. We sometimes take a month off if the agenda is light, so check this page or our Facebook page to confirm. The next monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

The neighborhood is primarily bounded by 60th St. on the east, Wauwatosa Ave. to the west, North Avenue to the south and Center Street to the north, with a few additional blocks north of Center, from Lefeber to 75th. Email us at info@tosaeasttowne.org if you have any questions.


Taste of East Tosa is a night of neighborhood cuisine on Nov. 14

The popular Taste of East Tosa for TETNA members will be held again this year at Birch, the event space next to Camp Bar, and we are finalizing a great lineup of samplings from numerous East Tosa restaurants.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tasting is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and limited to the first 100, so reserve your spot today on our Eventbrite link. If you are not a TETNA member or need to renew your membership, you can do so at tosaeasttowne.org/join.

Taste of East Tosa is TETNA’s premiere adults-only event and a great opportunity to join with your neighbors, meet the TETNA board and celebrate all of the things we love about our neighborhood.

We will have updates soon on participating restaurants. The confirmed lineup so far includes Tosa Bowl and BunNorth Avenue Grill, Wauwatiki and Cafe Blue.


Make plans for TETNA’s Nighttime Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 26

TETNA’s Nighttime Trick-or-Treat will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and is open to all blocks. Official participants must be registered TETNA members.

Each group of children (recommended 14 and younger) should be accompanied by at least one adult. To participate, come to one of our registration events at Center Street Park Pavilion, 6420 W. Clarke St.

  • –  6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • –  6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24
  • –  8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Participants can renew their membership or become members at tosaeasttowne.org/join, or bring the form on page 9 of this newsletter. Our membership year is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.

The cost to participate as a trick-or-treater is a 100-piece bag of candy per child. The candy must be individually wrapped and factory sealed. The first 500 people to drop off their candy at registration will be given a reusable trick-or-treat bag (max 5 per registered household).

If you would prefer to hand out candy instead, come to registration and sign up, and you will receive a sign to put in your window and candy to distribute.

Volunteer

We also need volunteers to help at registration. Sign up here.

Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal is the color for food allergy awareness. The homes decorated with these brightly colored pumpkins indicate safe items for trick-or-treaters with allergies. Signs will also be available for pick up at registration.

House Decorating Contest

Register your house here by Friday, Oct. 25. All registered homes will be eligible to win prizes, based on the assessment of our secret judges. Winners will be announced and prizes distributed Sunday, Oct. 27.

Diaper Drive

You also are encouraged to participate in the Third Annual Tosa Tushie Drive. Bring a package of diapers and/or wipes to any of the Trick-or-Treat in-person registration times. Additionally, diaper/wipe donations can be dropped off at Tosa Pediatrics during Oct. 16 to 25. All diaper/wipe donations will be divided between the Sojourner Family Peace Center and Tosa Cares.


New coordinator sought for TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat

Pumpkins on ledgeWe’re looking for a new coordinator for our TETNA Nighttime Trick-or-Treat. If you’ve enjoyed that festive Saturday in October every year, help keep it going by taking on this fulfilling role for 2019, either as lead coordinator or as an assistant.

The outline of this event is already in place. We just need you to step in and guide this year’s planning through to Halloween fun, and the TETNA board is here to help.

Email info@tosaeasttowne.org for full details on what the coordinator role entails.