Membership


Augustina Piel awarded TETNA’s annual neighborhood scholarship

Thanks to generous donations from our members, TETNA is proud to offer a scholarship to one of our neighborhood’s graduating high school seniors. TETNA honors a bright young person from our neighborhood whose essay response best represents TETNA’s philosophy of providing  “a welcoming and nurturing environment … and sense of community through shared interests.”

Augustina Piel

This year, the scholarship committee recommended and the TETNA board approved awarding the $750 scholarship to Wauwatosa East High School senior Augustina Piel.

Augustina is at the top of her class, with a 4.0 GPA. She has been a stage manager for over 14 theater productions at Longfellow, East and community theater. She is an Ambassador Girl Scout and participated in many activities in our local community with her troop. She loves reading and writing and works part-time at the Wauwatosa Public Library.

In voting for Augustina for the scholarship, a member of the scholarship committee said: “Her descriptions of neighborhood life – whether by sharing a book at a free little library, babysitting neighborhood kids or working with neighbors to find a lost pet – demonstrate that she understands the value of community.”

Augustina plans to attend Stern Business School at New York University in the fall to study business and political economy.

We have many incredible students in our area, and this is one small way we can support and recognize their efforts. The wide array of talents and contributions of all of the students who applied for the scholarship impressed the selection committee. We are a lucky community to have so many amazing young people as neighbors.

To donate to our scholarship fund or to see previous recipients, visit tosaeasttowne.org/scholarship. Congratulations, and good luck to all of our TETNA graduates!


Neighbors encouraged to get involved by joining TETNA’s board

It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as your Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association board president the past three years, and I have been encouraged recently by the level of interest among neighbors in volunteering their time to help make our neighborhood a better place.

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.

Our Annual Meeting is a great time to think about getting more involved, including on our board. Any TETNA member can serve, and this year I will be looking to hand off my role to a new TETNA president.

If you are interested in that or any of our other officer roles, please email us at info@tosaeasttowne.org for more information.

There are plenty of other reasons to join us for our Annual Meeting, which will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Tosa Bowl & Bun, 7212 W. North Ave. The agenda will include appearances by our council members and Wauwatosa police, and the presentation of our Volunteer of the Year Award and a $750 check to this year’s college scholarship recipient. Plus food and good conversation.

It’s also a great way to spend time getting to know your neighbors. We hope to see you there.


TETNA’s high school seniors invited to apply for $750 scholarship

Ricky Serrano scholarship

TETNA board president David Paulsen, right, presents Tosa East High School senior Ricky Serrano with the 2017 scholarship check.

TETNA is again excited to offer a $750 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from our neighborhood to continue their education at a college, technical college or trade school.

Applicants or their immediate family must be current paid TETNA members, and students attending any area high school may apply.
The scholarship recognizes neighborhood high school seniors whose activities demonstrate support for the Association’s philosophy: “To provide a welcoming and nurturing environment and to maintain the quality of life and sense of community through shared interests and neighborly interaction.”
To apply please complete the application and submit it by Feb. 14th, 2020, to stinalp95@gmail.com. Application requirements may be found online at:

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.


TETNA scholarship now $750; neighborhood high school seniors invited to apply

Know an outstanding high school senior in the Tosa East Towne neighborhood? Encourage him or her to apply for our TETNA scholarship, which this year was increased to $750.

Seniors in our neighborhood should apply by Feb. 9. Info at tosaeasttowne.org/scholarship.

Ricky Serrano scholarship

TETNA board president David Paulsen, right, presents Tosa East High School senior Ricky Serrano with a $500 scholarship check at the 2017 annual meeting.

This scholarship recognizes a student who best exemplifies the TETNA philosophy: “To provide a welcoming and nurturing environment and to maintain the quality of life and sense of community through shared interests and neighborly interaction.”

The scholarship competition is open to neighborhood seniors who attend public or private school, but only students whose families have a current, paid TETNA membership are eligible. For more information, contact the Tosa East Career Center or email info@tosaeasttowne.org. Email us, too, if you are a resident interested in serving on the committee that selects the scholarship recipient.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous donations of our members and area businesses. It will be presented at our annual meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Red Dot.