Wauwatosa’s Active Adult March 2018 Newsletter


2018 Annual Board Meeting

Join us for our annual board meeting on Thursday, February 1st~6:30pm at Hue on 65th and North.  If you have an interest in helping to plan our winter happy hour, egg hunt, trick or treat event or just want to be more involved, we would love to see you! We are actively seeking a new president and treasurer, as Lisa and I have filled these roles longer than the bylaws allow.  If a board member position interests you, please email either Lisa or me for more information.  We would be happy to have you shadow us for the rest of this membership year to get a feel for the positions.  If traditional board member positions sound too daunting, we may restructure the PPNA to have coordinators for each event, social media, emails, website, etc….  If you would like to just coordinate one piece of the PPNA, please let us know or join us on February 1st.  Many hands make light work!  We could use some fresh faces and ideas to grow our membership, please consider getting involved.  

Fall Newsletter Delivery

Our Fall Newsletter is ready for distribution.  Volunteers are needed to deliver the newsletter at your convenience anytime before Sunday, October 8th.  If you can help out with a block, please email with your name and address and the closest block available will be assigned to you. We need about 18-20 volunteers to help with delivery.  Many hands make light work, please volunteer today!

Tosa’s Night Out Local Celebrations


Once again the PPNA is encouraging each block to host a block meet and greet.  Block captains or anyone else with the planning “bug”, could throw together a simple gathering on the block on either July 29th or 30th.  For example, you could invite your block to all convene on 7-30 at 7:30pm for lemonade, root beer floats or an ice cream social.  If you would like help spreading the word about your block’s gathering or want to know who your block captain is,  please email  Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition?  Let’s see who can host the best block gathering in Pabst Park!  
From the TNO website:  This year we are bringing the focus back to your neighborhoods and fighting crime on a block by block level. The Wauwatosa Police Department is encouraging as many neighborhoods as possible to have their annual block parties during the weekend of July 29th and 30th.  Our Police Department will be out in full force to attend every block party in the city that weekend!! Plan ahead and get your block party on our list. We’ll bring the squads and motorcycles. This is your chance to have one on one conversations with the officers that work your neighborhood every day.
On Monday, July 31st, the Police Department, in coordination with our many neighborhood associations will host “regional block parties” throughout the City. There will be four parties throughout the city that night. Get your neighborhood association together and join your neighbors. Our officers will be out and you can meet the officers that patrol your neighborhoods every day. We’ll be there with McGruff, squads, motorcycles, and bicycles. Stop by to say hello to our officers or ask about crime prevention in your neighborhood. Stay tuned for the exact times and locations.

Saturday, July 29th – TNO Block parties
Sunday July 30th – TNO Block parties
Monday July 31st – TNO Neighborhood associations – regional block parties parties
Tuesday August 1st– No activities (preparation for Wednesday)
Wednesday August 2nd– Milwaukee County Zoo culmination event

Sign up for Tosa’s Night Out, here.

PPNA Liaison to the Senior Commission Needed

The Senior Commission of Wauwatosa would like to communicate more effectively with neighborhood associations  in Tosa via a Senior Liaison. The liaison does not need to be a “senior”, just someone who has a passion for helping our senior neighbors make connections with the various resources available to them. You would be invited to attend meetings of all Tosa neighborhood senior liaisons, perhaps a couple per year, and be the ‘keeper’ of the brochures provided by the Senior Commission. It would be a very simple volunteer position you could list on your resume. Great for a local college student or professional in need of volunteer hours. Information about the next meeting is below. Please email if you are interested in being the liaison for Pabst Park.
The Senior Commission invites you to attend the Senior Liaison Planning Meeting on April 11, 2017 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Firefly Room, Tosa Library. . This is a follow-up to the February meeting where we discussed our vision for this new volunteer position in each Neighborhood Association. All are welcome! We will begin the meeting with a brief summary of that vision. We will then map out how you envision the Senior Liaison in your Neighborhood. We believe that the Senior Liaison position should be tailored to your unique Neighborhood. Just as each Neighborhood has its own personality, so will the Senior Liaison role. Please join us for this exciting new venture!

Summer Block Party

Register today!  Click here for link.


Join us on Sunday, June 26th from 2pm-5pm for our Summer Block Party. The party will be co-hosted with the Inglewood Neighborhood Association. This is also the East Tosa Gran Prix Bike Race day, so you can spend the whole day enjoying the neighborhood! Our Block Party will be held on the half street at 68th and Garfield. We will have access to Washington Playground as well as the street.
Come and enjoy:
Games and Fun for All Ages
Live Music from the Lounge Lizards
Lemonade and Water will be provided, please BYOB if you want something stronger than lemonade!
Please bring a savory snack or appetizer to pass(Inglewood will be providing desserts to pass)
Make sure kids bring their bikes/big wheels!
B.Y.O. Lawn Chairs
This event is free for current members. If you are not a current member we will be running a membership special if you sign up for the picnic. Since our membership year ends on September 30th, we will only be charging $5 for membership to attend the Block Party. Use our current membership form, here, but only submit $5.
Please submit your RSVP and registration information, here,  as soon as possible. Didn’t register, but find yourself free on Sunday, stop on by!   Any Questions? Email or call Tammy Crouch at 475.6345
If you are available to help with set-up or clean-up, please let me know!