Around the Neighborhood


Residents interested in helping seniors invited to upcoming training

The Neighborhood Association Council and the Wauwatosa Senior Commission are teaming up to provide older residents with a new way to obtain and share information with their neighbors. TETNA’s senior representative, Mary Cook, is looking for folks who might be interested in volunteering their time to be an important cog in their neighborhood’s workings, as a senior liaison.

There will be a training for all interested participants on Monday, Jan. 22, at a site yet to be chosen. Please call Mary at 414-870-3362 to let her know if you’d like to join the senior liaison team and take part in this training. This program will follow roughly the same path as the safety liaison program that the NAC has recently implemented.

All are welcome, though much of the information distributed will pertain to older residents.

Senior Liaison Program Description

The Senior Liaison Program is designed to create an environment of inclusion for all older adults that will encourage them to remain in Wauwatosa as they age. The senior liaisons will connect our older adults to the community: its people, its activities, its resources.

To accomplish this, each neighborhood association is recruiting at least one or two senior liaisons who will reach out to their neighborhoods’ older adults to make that connection. At the Jan. 22 training, they will receive information folders to distribute to seniors at neighborhood and citywide events.

This program will be a partnership between the senior liaisons and the neighborhood association. They will work together to tailor their efforts to the particular needs of the neighborhood’s older adult community. The Senior Commission will oversee this program and be an active partner in its support.


TETNA raises $1,000 in fundraiser at Metcalfe’s Market

Metcalfe’s Market Store Director Rich Lewandowski holds a jumbo $1,000 check with TETNA Board President David Paulsen to mark the close of the neighborhood association’s November fundraising partnership with the grocery store.

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association is grateful to Metcalfe’s Market for choosing us as its community partner in November.

Residents who used our coupon saved 5% percent on groceries all month, and Metcalfe’s matched that 5% with donations to TETNA.

The results are in, and we succeeded in raising the maximum of $1,000, which will be used to support the events and activities that TETNA brings to 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.