Around the Neighborhood


Design a new Tosa East Towne logo for our lamppost signs

You’ve seen the signs attached to lampposts in neighborhoods around Wauwatosa. Have you thought, “Wow, TETNA should totally get some of those too”? Well, we agree!

In addition to launching a fundraiser for the Tosa East Towne signs, we need your help coming up with a design. We are calling on all graphic designers, amateur or professional, to submit their vision for our new signs and logo from now through Dec. 1.

Spread the word to friends and family members, or try creating your own design. Full submission guidelines are below. If you have any questions, email us at info@tosaeasttowne.org. We hope to choose a design from the submissions we receive by the end of the year and install the signs in the spring.

Complete Street Sign Design Request


TETNA launches fundraising campaign to add neighborhood signs to lamp posts

Inglewood and Pabst Park

Tosa East Towne will follow neighborhoods like Inglewood and Pabst Park in purchasing signs for display on cross streets.

Residents of the Tosa East Towne neighborhood share something in common: the desire to make this a better place. To show our unity – and to bring awareness to the safe, fun and exciting events happening here – the TETNA board has moved forward with the process of designing an updated logo for display on new lamppost signs throughout the neighborhood.

To get started, the TETNA board has been in conversations with nearby neighborhoods that already have purchases signs, such as Inglewood and Pabst Park, and with the City of Wauwatosa to better understand the process and cost of creating and installing about 80 signs up and down the streets of Tosa East Towne. Exact sign specifications and locations are still being decided upon. Updates will be communicated through our various communications, including our website, emails and Facebook page.

As a wholly volunteer organization committed to creating a sense of community throughout our neighborhood, this exciting opportunity cannot be accomplished without the financial support of residents like you.

A fundraising campaign for this project will begin in October to coincide with our annual membership drive and will continue into the spring, or until we reach our goal of $2,500. To support this effort today, you may send your donation by check to TETNA, P.O. Box 26721, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. Include “Sign fund” in the memo field. Any money raised above our goal will be added to our TETNA scholarship fund. An option to donate online also will be available during membership renewal in late October.

Join your neighbors in uniting our neighborhood and displaying our Tosa East Towne pride!

CALL FOR DESIGNS

TETNA will be accepting submissions for proposed designs of our updated logo to be used on our lamppost signs. Visit tosaeasttowne.org/signs for more details.


Help us bring a new event to the Tosa East Towne neighborhood

The Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association board approved up to $500 in this year’s budget as seed money to create a new event. We have received several suggestions and now are looking for residents willing to help organize one or more of the new events, such as:

  • Winterfest
  • East Tosa pub crawl
  • Roller skating night
  • Movie night (at Rosebud)
  • Outdoor sports game screenings
  • A kickball tournament
  • Your own new idea

If you would like to volunteer, or suggest a different idea, email us at info@tosaeasttowne.org. Events preferably have a revenue stream to help offset the cost, but we still may pursue certain worthy events without revenue streams if TETNA deems them beneficial to our members.


Save Money at Metcalfe’s and Help Fund TETNA

TETNA has partnered with Metcalfe's Market to participate with their Give-Back Coupon program for the month of November. You get 5% discount on your Metcalf's purchase, Metcalfe's donates 5% of your total back to us. You are also able to use it EVERY time you visit Metcalfe's in November. It's a win-win.

Tips for using coupon:

  • - It works best to download and print the PDF of the coupon
  • - You can download either the PDF or JEPG to your phone to display at checkout, however:
    • - Be sure to turn the brightness up ALL THE WAY on your phone
    • - Metcalfe's has had issues with mobile coupons, so its safest to just print.
  • - REMEMBER TO USE IT EVERY TIME!

Consider becoming a block watch captain in our neighborhood

A string of carjackings in our neighborhood this summer had residents on edge, and although police have arrested a suspect in the crimes, residents are encouraged to consider becoming a block watch captain to help keep the neighborhood safe in the future.

The carjackings “provided a good example of how the block watch captains could be used to transmit vital information to neighbors,” Tosa East Towne safety liaison Tim Sumiec said. “We have to get creative to reach as many people as possible, not only for troubling events but for fun community events as well.”

Info on the block watch program is available online on the city’s website.

The main requirement of the block watch captain is to deliver the “Tosa Watch” newsletter on a quarterly basis. If you are interested in gathering your neighbors and hosting an introductory block watch meeting, community policing officers from the Wauwatosa Police Department would come and speak; further explaining the program and police expectations.

The following are blocks that are in need of block watch captains. Contact Sumiec at timsumiec@gmail.com for more info:

  • North 62nd Street (Clarke St. to Center St.)
  • North 64th Street (Clarke St. to Center St.)
  • North 65th Street (North Ave. to Meinecke Ave.)
  • North 65th Street (Clarke St. to Center St.)
  • North 66th Street (Clarke St. to Center St.)
  • North 68th Street (North Ave. to Meinecke Ave.)
  • North 69th Street (Meinecke Ave. to Wright St.)
  • North 70th Street (North Ave. to Meinecke Ave.)
  • North 70th Street (Meinecke Ave. to Wright St.)
  • North 75th Street (Center St. to City Limits)
  • North 76th Street (Center St. to City Limits)
  • Meinecke Avenue (Wauwatosa Ave. to N. 74th St.)
  • Clarke Street (N. 65th St. to N. 64th St.)