Annual Meeting

April 22, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cranky Al’s, 6901 W. North Avenue

Please join us at the 2015 TETNA Annual Meeting. Come to learn about all the exciting events and new businesses coming to our neighborhood. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and get involved.

TETNA will be providing pizza for attendees.


The Annual Meeting will cover:

  • Alderman Update: Fifth District alderman, Bobby Pantuso and Joel Tilleson have been invited to speak about the city’s plans for our area.
  • Police Update
  • Financial Report
  • Activities and Programs
  • Request for volunteers
    • Run Tosa Run
    • Senior Representative
    • Advertising Committee
    • Board members
  • Scholarship Award
  • Election of Officers and Board. All volunteer positions are open and members are encouraged to participate for the one-year term from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016.

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The best job in Tosa East Towne is to be a TETNA officer or board member. Impress your friends and influence people with your East Towne title. Get your name in the neighborhood newsletter. Attend meetings. Say “yay” or “nay” to things that impact your neighborhood. Express your opinions and have a drink with us afterwards at Walters!

If you’d be willing to do these things for your neighborhood this year, please contact Sarah Hunt-Frank and attend the annual meeting on Wednesday. Click here for more information.

Current Officer and Board Candidates:


  • President – Jason Odrzywolski
  • Vice President – Brian Holtz
  • Secretary – Nancy Hall
  • Treasurer – Barb Blaney
  • Past President – Sarah Hunt-Frank

  1. Bobby Pantuso
  2. TR Yow
  3. Tiger Beyer
  4. Open
  5. Open
  6. Open

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

July President's Letter

Hunt-FrankNow I can say I have tried my hand at being an Area Rep AND a newsletter distributor! Some of you may know that our Area 6 Rep has moved out of the neighborhood, and until we find a replacement for her, I am covering her area. We also have a vacant distributor spot on the 2600 block of North 63rd, and I did that too.

So I got to play “Sally Sorter”, and contact my distributors, grab a box of newsletters from the Newsletter Chair, count them out into bags and leave them on my front porch in a Rubbermaid tub. Then I sent an email. (Easy peasy!) I also got to play “Tina Tosa” and drop the newsletters in people’s doors on one of our blocks. (Piece a cake!)

If you are okay picking up a box to take home, counting out some flyers and sending out an email, you may be a great candidate for the new Area Rep—or if you are interested in having a walk around a block four times a year—for that distributor for the 2600 block of 63rd St.

Around here, we like to share the jobs, spread the duties around, and give lots of opportunity, so everyone who wants to gets a chance to be involved.

So, let me know. Send me an email. Drop me a line. Give me a call. I promise you will be able to hear the smile!

“One person volunteering is good. But a bunch of people volunteering—is a force to be reckoned with!”

Sarah Hunt-Frank, TETNA President