David Paulsen


Enter your spooky home in our Halloween decorating contest

Participating homeowners set the bar frighteningly high last year in our inaugural Halloween decorating contest, but don’t let that scare you away from entering this year’s contest. We’d love to expand the pool of contestants this year as we award prizes to the top three.

Register your house in Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s contest with this form by Friday, Oct. 25. All registered homes of TETNA members will be eligible to win.

To become a member or renew your membership, visit tosaeasttowne.org/join.

Entrants must submit photos for judges’ review. Creativity is a plus. Judges also will take into account overall scariness, though your decoration concept need not be scary to win. Selection criteria ultimately will be up to the judges.

House decoration winners will be announced and prizes distributed on Sunday, Oct. 28. Prizes provided by Fish CheeksCafé Blue and The Fermentorium.

And don’t miss TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday, Oct. 27.


You’re invited to help fill our TETNA newsletter with neighborhood news

Your Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association produces a 12-page printed newsletter that is distributed by neighbors three times a year – February, June and October – providing notifications and recaps of TETNA events, as well as stories on other neighborhood and city news.

The newsletter wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. Here’s where you come in: If you have a background in writing, editing, design or advertising, we could use your help putting together upcoming issues. All roles require only a modest time commitment, primarily in the month before each publication, and roles can be tailored to your interests and skills.

Our revamped newsletter committee is forming now. If you would like to participate or are looking for more info, please email David Paulsen at dmpaulsen@gmail.com.


Consider helping TETNA plan Run Tosa Run 2019

Run Tosa Run start 2018New Year’s greetings to all Tosa East Towne residents and past participants in Run Tosa Run!

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association is gearing up for another great race, scheduled for Saturday, May 18, and we’re proud to announce that BelAir Cantina and GRAEF are back on board as our top sponsors, with net proceeds again going to Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin.

With preparations just getting underway, I’d like to personally invite you to consider joining me and our race committee in helping to plan this year’s race. We have a great team but are looking for people like you to add new life and ideas to the process. It’s a great way to give back and a lot of fun along the way. Plus, you’re still welcome to sign up and run the race once our online registration opens in January.

Please email me at dmpaulsen@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about our race committee, or fill out the (very) brief Google Form below to let us know if a particular aspect of the race interests you as a volunteer. Thanks for your support.


TETNA needs neighbors like you to volunteer now for 2019… Here’s how.

The end of one year and beginning of another often is a time when we reassess life’s priorities and enjoy the excitement of taking up new opportunities while letting go of some of the old. Resolutions may be personal, but even the personal can be community-minded. I hope you have enjoyed some of the contributions that our TETNA board and volunteers have made to the neighborhood in recent years, and I ask that you give some thought to making your own contribution in 2019, not with your money but your time.

The nice thing is that volunteering with TETNA doesn’t require a lot of time, but a little time goes a long way in enhancing our neighborhood’s quality of life, from popular family events like our Spring Egg Hunt and adult events like Taste of East Tosa to special campaigns, like our drive to add Tosa East Towne signs on lampposts in the neighborhood. (Those beautiful signs have arrived, and we’re working with the city to install them.)

So here’s the hard sell: Much of this good news won’t keep happening without neighbors like you stepping up to make it happen, and right now we need more neighbors to get involved. Start by committing to just a year of support for your neighborhood association. You can email me at dmpaulsen@gmail.com with your interests or questions, or join us at one of our upcoming meetings, which are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Center Street Park pavilion. (The next is Jan. 14.)

One of the easiest ways is by joining our board, which meets to discuss upcoming events and ongoing issues in the neighborhood. It’s a great, no-hassle way to add your voice. No strings attached.

We also are looking for a new coordinator for our TETNA Nighttime Trick-or-Treat. If you’ve enjoyed that festive Saturday in October every year, then take on this fulfilling role for 2019 and help us keep it going for the future. We don’t want to lose such a popular event, so your time can make a big difference.

If you have a background in writing or publications, we could use your help producing our 12-page TETNA newsletter, which is distributed three times a year to homes around the neighborhood. This often is the first way new residents hear about the neighborhood association and provides timely reminders about upcoming events and other news.

Finally, Run Tosa Run is scheduled for May 18, and we now are forming this year’s race committee. If you are an avid runner or just a supporter of the event with an interest in contributing, we can use your help in one of a variety of planning roles. Some may require just a bit of your time in the week or two before the race, or join us in the earlier planning stages as we take a big-picture look at the future of the race, which has raised thousands of dollars for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

And the best part about volunteering is you don’t have to do it alone. Take on a new role with a friend or your family. Along the way, you will have the support of fellow neighbors who love East Tosa like you and want it to continue to thrive. Join us today.

Sincerely,
David Paulsen
Board President
Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association


Decorate your house for TETNA’s Halloween contest

Think your house will be the spookiest this Halloween? Then sign up to participate in Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s inaugural house decorating contest.

Register your house with this form by Friday, Oct. 26. All registered homes of TETNA members will be eligible to win and highlighted on the decorated homes map available online. To become a member or renew your membership, visit tosaeasttowne.org/join.

Secret judges will be out from 6:30-8:30 on Saturday, Oct. 27, during TETNA’s Nighttime Trick or Treat. Creativity is a plus. Judges also will take into account overall scariness, though your decoration concept need not be scary to win. Selection criteria ultimately will be up to the judges.

House decoration winners will be announced and prizes distributed on Sunday, Oct. 28.