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.


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.


Comments on Schoonmaker Creek proposals are due by Nov. 30

The City of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District (MMSD) and Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) have been working together on a comprehensive study to understand what possible investments in infrastructure could mitigate flooding from reoccurring. SEWRPC presented these slides at last week’s open house and are looking for feedback. Residents are encouraged to complete the comment form online by November 30 and submit their thoughts on this project. If you have a neighbor who is not online, consider printing this PDF version of the comment form that they can fill out and mail in.

Please note that there are no recommendations as to how to proceed at this point in the study process. The Schoonmaker Creek runs from Kops Park neighborhood in Milwaukee in storm pipes underground to the Washington Highlands. It is in an open channel in the Highlands until Vliet Street, where it goes back underground before eventually flowing into the Menomonee River.


Taste of East Tosa dinner for TETNA members returns on Nov. 16

With so many great restaurants in East Tosa, it sometimes is hard to choose one for dinner. On Thursday, Nov. 16, you don’t have to choose just one. Come to our annual Taste of East Tosa dinner at the historic Kneeland- Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive, for a sampling from several local East Tosa restaurants.

Taste of East Tosa is TETNA’s premiere adults-only event and a great opportunity to join with your neighbors, meet the TETNA board and celebrate all of the things we love about our neighborhood. Desserts and sodas will also be provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverage or favorite cocktail, however, the Wauwatosa Historical Society prohibits red wines. Party attire can be festive, not fussy. A tour of the house is also available.

This year’s lineup includes:

Check our website and Facebook page for updates.

The members’ event begins at 6:30 p.m., and tasting is at 7 p.m. Complete your RSVP form to RSVP online today reserve your spot for $10. RSVP via mail by Nov. 12 or online by Nov. 15.