Congratulations to our Santana Nation Hupa. They held their annual kick-off event for their charity drive. The tribe made “no-sew” blankets that they delivered to the Tustin Area Senior Center’s Senior Santa Project. Members of the Police Department and senior center met with members of the Tustin Teens in Action, Orange County Adult Protective Services and Santana Hupa to accept their donations and place them under the senior center’s Christmas tree. According to Sarah Randall, recreation coordinator for the Tustin Area Senior Center, “We had a great turnout with tons of donations. We are so excited to start our donation drive.”
Through Dec. 23, donations can be dropped off at the Tustin Area Senior Center at 200 S. C St. or the Tustin Police Department at 300 Centennial Way. For more information, call 714-573-3107.
Save the date! November 15-16 we will be having our annual Turkey shoot. This is sponsored by the Santana Nation and war chiefed by the Cherokee. All Tribes and Nations of the Longhouse are envited to participate. This is a two day event with limited time slots. Dads are welcome to shoot too if they so choose. Kids color and shoot at their Turkey targets with real bows and arrows. No experience necessary. The event is run by the Cal State Fullerton Archery team. If your tribe wants to attend, email Eric Bergeron @ email@example.com
Noonay!TURKEY SHOOT 2
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With Summer here, it’s not too early to start your tribe’s recruiting. The Longhouse has two new marketing pieces that can assist your effort to bring on new members.
See PDF: 2015 Orange Skies Longhouse Recruiting Materials
Both the Longhouse Flyers and Arrow Invitations are provided free of charge and can be picked up at Kustom Imprints in Orange, CA. This company is owned by Longhouse member Mark Kuli and if email him day ahead, he will count out number of each pieces you want . BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE- if you also want pre-printed 2″ by 4″ mail labels with your own personalized Tribe name, Chief’s name + phone and email, just send him that information.
Kustom Imprints is located at 1661 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92867. The business hours are Mon- Thurs 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Closed Sat & Sun.
Email Mark ahead at: Mark@KustomImprints.com and if you have any questions, you can call him at (714) 771-5768 Ext. 106.
Come join us for an evening of family fun, food and a great movie: The Lego Movie. If you would like to attend, contact Turkey Legs at CinemaGeek@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
We hope to see you there!
As our first successful year as an independent Longhouse comes to a close, it was time to honor the Longhouse council and pass on the feathers to a new Longhouse Chief. The awards dinner was held at Holy Family Church which has been the location for all our Longhouse meetings this year. A great dinner was catered by Smokey Fred’s BBQ and was served to the 60+ Braves in attendance. A great slide show was put together by Steve Vegh using the new Longhouse Audio/Visual system and played while everyone was enjoying their meal.
After dinner, our soon to be Longhouse Sachem, Daniel “Smoked Turkey Wing” Alexander, swore in Mike Schmitt as our new Longhouse Chief. Also sworn in was our new Longhouse Medicine Man, Mike Garcia. Noonay to both of you! The Longhouse has a very bright future with leaders like you!
We’d also like to thank Daniel for a job well done in guiding us in this year of transition. It was a difficult task especially at the beginning of the year but he along with the rest of the council made sure it was a seamless transition. A big Noonay goes to you Smoked Turkey Wing for a job well done!
Also recognized were the 10 Nations chiefs that was your Longhouse council. Eric Bergeron from the Santana Nation, Norbert Lippert from the Sequoia Nation, Dan Shortall from the Sun Nation, Karl Arnold from the Star Nation, William Selman from the Sky Nation, Ron Berry from the Foothill Nation, Will Hare from the Mountain Eagle Nation, Reggie Ulrich from the Red Hill Nation, Roger Tefft from the River Nation and Tim Dodson from the Valley Nation. A big Noonay goes out to them for help in making this year a success.
A couple of special “Smoked Turkey Wing” awards were given out by Daniel to two of our Longhouse council members for their hard work throughout the year. Doug Hathaway and Norbert Lippert have been working tirelessly in multiple aspects in getting this Longhouse started and running smoothly. Thank you Doug and Norbert!
Interested in making some tasty beef jerky…. check out Big Bear’s special recipe: Beef Jerky