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October President's Letter

Hunt-FrankHello, Tosa East Towners!

It is so good to be back in the swing of the school year! As a theater professional, my season runs with the school year, so it is all starting up at the same time! Exciting stuff!
In the May newsletter, I challenged you to try something new. I would love to hear what kinds of things you came up with. What did you try this summer that was new? Let me know on the facebook page!

As I told you back in May, I was going to try some new things, too.   I tried my hand at a Victory Garden using the Square-Foot Gardening system.  I learned a lot. I made notes for adjustments for next year. But I got a lot of zucchinis, kohlrabi, radishes and other delicious veggies out of it. I even made a pico de gallo — made completely of items from my garden: tomato, onion, cucumber, cilantro, peppers and jalapeno! That made my husband happy!

I also tried a kayak for the first time in my life. — I think I have found my new calling! — In the kayak, I sat in the water like a duck. The paddling was easy and I sped across the lake like I was meant to do such a thing all of my life. If I could get paid for kayaking, I would quit my job and do it all the time… Of course now I have to convince my husband that I can’t live without one and need one of my own…

I also tried a “peel cherry” this summer. It is a small fruit that comes from Columbia.  I had challenged the kids at Vacation Bible School to try some new foods (because I was tired of hearing, “I don’t like that” when they had never even tasted it.) If they tasted it —even if they didn’t like it— I would give them a knuckle bump. I had to go around the room bumping my knuckles to theirs. Then, when the peel cherry came out, they all intently watched me eat it and then gave ME a knuckle bump!

Whatever your summer was like, I hope it was enjoyable, pleasant, adventurous and fun! Looking forward to shoveling snow with you soon! Not!

Sarah Hunt-Frank, TETNA President


October Association Meeting

Monday, October 3 •  6:30 PM
Lutheran Home

TETNA meetings are open to everyone in the Tosa East Towne neighborhood. Please feel free to attend. We gather at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Home, 7500 W. North Ave. If you have a topic or issue you would like to discuss, contact Sarah Hunt-Frank to be included on the agenda.

Click here to read the September association meeting minutes.

AGENDA

  1. Treasurers Report – Barbara Blaney
  2. Events
    • Trick-or-Treat – October 29 – Wendy Swenson, Jenny Farr
    • Kneeland Walker House –November 3 – Tiger
      Board members bring a dessert to share
      Paper plates, cutlery, napkins, plastic cups — Sarah
    • Cookie Exchange, Dec 12 6pm – Dawn Zehren’s 2334 N. 64th
  3. Communications – Julie Terwelp
  4. NAC  Report,  next date  —  Oct 26   – Sarah
  5. Discussion – Research a new place to hold the meetings. Library?
  6. Groups – print out spreadsheet
    Referred the Service Group to the Lutheran Home
    Referred Writing Group person to Julie Terwelp
  7. Next meeting – November 7, Lutheran Home


September Association Meeting

Monday, September 11 •  6:30 PM
Lutheran Home

TETNA meetings are open to everyone in the Tosa East Towne neighborhood. Please feel free to attend. We gather at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Home, 7500 W. North Ave. If you have a topic or issue you would like to discuss, contact Sarah Hunt-Frank to be included on the agenda.

Click here to read the August association meeting minutes.

AGENDA

Approval of Minutes

Treasurers Report – Barbara Blaney

Events

  • Chili Charity Run Review – Craig Brittingham; 134 runners,  $1200 to RMHC
  • Trick-or-Treat – Wendy Swenson, Jenny Farr, attendance required for budget vote
  • TETNA Block Party — Review
      Cost 2011
      $17 Col Pops
      $  20    Balloons
      $       Soda
      $123  Sam’s Club
      $42 Bartz, tablecloths, bubble juice, tape
      $66 picnic table delivery
      $ 0  Insurance, good for 2 years
      $ 338.98 Movie rights
      $15   Block Party Kit
      $50 Parks and Rec
      Total: $671.98
  • TGIThursday –  Tiger Beyer
  • Kneeland Walker House, Nov 3 – Tiger Beyer

Communications – Julie Terwelp

NAC  Report, next date, Oct 26  – Sarah Hunt-Frank

Discussion

  • Research a new place to hold meetings, Library?

Groups – print out

Next meeting – October 3, new location