Neighbors like you are needed to join TETNA’s board

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association remains an active institution serving your neighborhood, by providing local information to members, hosting events and working to improve the quality of life for residents. This is a completely volunteer association made up of neighbors like you, and we are looking for additional neighbors to step up and serve a term on the board.

This is a great way to get active in your neighborhood, and the time commitment starts with just attendance at our monthly meetings, which typically are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. The board oversees the great work of TETNA’s event coordinators, and board members typically volunteer at some of those events when they are able. We also encourage board members to share ideas for new events, initiatives or communications.

New terms start in May. If you would like to learn more about serving on the board, please email

The new board usually is elected in April at TETNA’s Annual Meeting. The coronavirus pandemic continues to shake up our spring schedule, and that includes the Annual Meeting, which previously was scheduled for April 15 at Tosa Bowl & Bun. Instead, the TETNA board is working to facilitate the official functions of the Annual Meeting — such as budget presentation and board election — online and by email.

When it becomes possible to gather again in person, we look forward to rescheduling an Annual Meeting-style event and other fun activities that showcase our neighborhood. In the meantime, please remember your neighbors while you are staying “Safer at Home.”

Support East Tosa restaurants with takeout and delivery during COVID-19

Restaurants and bars have closed for dine-in service as part of the widespread efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, but many of our favorite establishments in East Tosa remain open for takeout, curb-side pickup and/or delivery. Help support these local business by continuing to enjoy their great food while staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Info is only as current as we have time to keep it current, so check ahead with the restaurant to be sure take-out and delivery is still available.

If you are aware of additional East Tosa businesses offering takeout and delivery, please let us know at

A word on TETNA’s upcoming activities amid the coronavirus outbreak

UPDATE 12:50 P.M. MARCH 16: We are sad to announce we will be canceling this year’s Spring Egg Hunt given the legitimate concerns over the spread of the coronavirus and the uncertainty that remains with less than three weeks until the event. The CDC is now recommending that citizens avoid gatherings of 50 or more for the next eight weeks. The decision to cancel our popular Egg Hunt, though regrettable, is an obvious one at this point. Thanks to Ruckus & Glee for its support this year and for Maghan White for all her prep work. We hope to be able to offer another family-oriented event for our neighborhood later this year, as conditions allow. We’re in this together, East Tosa.


With many public gatherings being canceled or postponed this month in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association would like to update our members and neighbors about the status of the several events planned for this spring.

Plans are still underway for Spring Egg Hunt on April 4, TETNA’s Annual Meeting on April 15, Run Tosa Run on May 16 and the TETNA Neighborhood Rummage Sale on June 6. At this time, we have not made any decisions to cancel or postpone any of these events, however, we realize that may become necessary depending on how the response to the coronavirus evolves between now and then.

We are hopeful that conditions will improve in time to proceed with our Spring Egg Hunt, but we will update you on the status of that and the other events as further decisions are made.

This is an unprecedented and difficult time, though with the precautions now being implemented by institutions and organizations throughout our community, the residents of Tosa East Towne can be part of efforts to minimize the impact of the virus. And although “social distancing” has been identified as part of this public health strategy, we hope residents will not forget their neighbors and will find ways to connect with and serve each other.

If you have ideas you’d like to share for ways Tosa East Towne can respond, please send them to We hope to see you soon.

Some coronavirus resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wauwatosa School District

City of Wauwatosa

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 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 Application requirements may be found online at: