May 2021
The Transition Network, Atlanta Chapter, is slowly coming back to how we once were. Most of us are vaccinated and feel the need to meet in person again. Plans are underway to do so in small groups during the month of may.
A Change is Coming

I have served as the Atlanta Chapter's Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the last four years.  I have enjoyed the role, which allowed me to know new members by receiving your bios and pictures for the newsletter.  

As of June 1st, I am stepping down from that role, including the development of this newsletter along with other duties.  Susan Bruce will take over the Communications role and become the newsletter editor.  The Steering Committee has created a new, separate role for a Marketing Lead and is currently seeking members interested in filling this position. If you are interested, please review the job description in the link below and contact Lynn Anderson at lynn_anderson84@att.net.

I will remain a member of the organization and will see you at Book Club meetings, Meet and Eat dinners, MahJongg games and other events.  

I am starting a nonprofit organization addressing Ovarian Cancer and other reproductive cancers with my niece and others.  It will take a bit of my time and feel I should place my efforts in that area.  

Gail Collier-Glover

After almost three years as the Atlanta TTN Co-chairperson, I will be stepping down from this role due to my upcoming move to Gainesville, GA in June . When I first joined TTN in 2017, I looked forward to making new connections and also to find ways to contribute and make a difference. I found that the more involved I became with TTN, the more I got out of my membership. I truly enjoyed getting to know the wonderful members of the Steering Committee and learning about the organization as a whole! 

If you are interested, please look over the job description and contact Lynn Anderson at lynn_anderson84@att.net

Cindy von Hohenleiten

Programs
We encourage you to bring friends, prospective members, and female acquaintances to any of our programs so they too can experience what TTN has to offer. Keep in mind all events require a headcount at least two days before the actual date. Please register as early as your schedule allows. If you are registering within two days of the event, please contact the the organizer of the event directly. If you are unable to attend an in-person event that you registered to attend, please contact the organizer of the event to let them know as well. We consider all schedules and hope everyone will find an event that is convenient and sign up.
COVID Guidance for In-Person Events
In May, the Atlanta TTN chapter is starting to host some in-person meetings. While we are excited to hold small group events again, the health of our members is of primary importance. Per CDC guidance, please maintain 6 ft. distance from others, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, wear masks, and wash your hands often when meeting in public places. If you are sick or have worrisome symptoms, please stay at home. For additional guidance to protect yourself and others, visit CDC.gov.
Upcoming Events
Please go to https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/events/atl to check out all of the events we can attend. You can now register for any event from any chapter because everything is virtual and there is no need to drive anywhere. There are interesting activities planned from the New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington DC chapters and more. Keep in mind time zone differences and plan accordingly. Register on the website and enjoy!!!
Re-Entry - What is Next
May 12, 2021, 8:00 PM

Some of the common feelings and thoughts of “Re-entry Anxiety” and “Re-entry reactions" following this year of social distancing will be presented. We will discuss and share our experiences and those of friends and family on the myriad reactions we may be having. Ways of coping with these reactions will be discussed and members’ collective wisdom, strength, and success with handling these reactions will, hopefully, lead to lively discussion and opportunities for connection with each other.

Our presenter is Dr. Betsy Gard, Licensed Georgia Psychologist and TTN Member. Adjunct Professor, Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Manager, Disaster Mental Health for the Georgia Region of the American Red Cross, Trainer for Services to the Armed Forces.

You must register by May10th in order to receive the Zoom link.


LGBTQ+: What do all those letters mean and how can I be an ally?

 Monday, June 7th, 2021, 6:30 PM

It does seem like more letters are added all the time. Let’s talk about what those letters represent and how terminology has changed over time. What language is respectful, and what is considered derogatory.  The queer (that’s a word we will address) community can use all the support we can give. There will be a short presentation via Zoom, hosted by Ann Vitale, and there will be lots of time for your questions! 

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
June 10, 2021 1:00 PM

This fascinating 360 degree digital art exhibition is coming to Atlanta in mid May. We have purchased 14 tickets at $25.70 for June 10 at 1:00pm. Tickets will go fast. For more info google Van Gogh; The Immersive Experience.
COVID-safe, Family-friendly
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is all digital, hands free, and perfect for our socially distant world. Its rich content is suitable for a wide audience, including families, school groups, couples, and seniors. In addition to a spacious central area where Van Gogh’s works stretch floor-to-ceiling, the experience includes separate galleries that chronicle his life, technique, and influence through informative panels, larger than life re-creations and engaging interactives.
Location: Pullman Yards, Bldg 1. Atlanta, GA 30317
Please watch the video for the experience.

SAVE THE DATE - FRAUD PROTECTION!
 
Join us on June 16th at 5PM as we learn how to be smart and savvy and protect ourselves against fraud. We will share real-life examples of women like us who have fallen prey to fraudsters who seek to steal our money, our information and often our identity.  Detective Carole King of the Sandy Springs Police Department works fraud issues every day and is passionate about helping people understand and identify the latest scam “tricks of the trade”. The meeting will be held at Sandy Springs City Hall, Room C.

REGISTRATION TIP:
To register for any of our events on the TTN website, it is required that you login first. Go to the upper right portion of the screen, and put in your email address and your password. We often receive comments that the event will not allow one to register, and it is usually because the login has not taken place.
Monthly Events
Each month we will offer these for your pleasure. Sign up and join the fun!!

Coffee Hour
Friday, May 21, 11:00 AM to Noon
Day in and day out there are people and stories we read and hear on the news that inspire us. What story inspired you recently or in the past? Why did it inspire you? Come join us as we share incredible stories that put a smile on our face and and made us say "Wow! How amazing! How inspiring!"

Where in the World is ATL-TTN?
Travel Tour - How About Greece?

Wednesday, May 25, 2021 7:00 pm

Join us for our next Where in the World is ATL TTN? Series as we travel to the amazing country of Greece on Tuesday, May 25th at 7 pm.  View the amazing history of this country and the beauty of the islands that surround it. Visit Athens, the capital city, home to the Parthenon temple on the Acropolis citadel. See the Olympic history of the area, the black sands of Santorini , and the resorts of Mykonos.

SIGs and TPG
We continue to have some great Special Interest Groups (SIGs) activities as part of the Atlanta TTN experience. If you are interested in a SIG, look for information in our newsletter and emails with information about the date and location. Sign up to attend as many as you like.  Share with a friend and let them experience the power of TTN! Guests can attend outings for a limited number of times.

Transition Peer Groups (TPGs) are for women to share and learn from each other. While the groups are meant to create a supportive environment, be aware that any member of TTN can go to any Peer Group meeting with the exception of Cobb. We have them set up by location to make it easier for you to attend one closer to your home.  Only members should attend our Peer Group meetings.
Book Club SIG 
The next meeting day is May 12th at 12:00 PM. The book is Isabel Allende's The Soul of a Woman.

The vote for the format of the next book club meeting was unanimous: the group will lunch at Southern Bistro on Roswell Road at 12:00pm and discuss the selected book. Several members stipulated that only vaccinated members should come, as health officials encourage.
 
The group will be in the glassed-in area of the restaurant. How lovely it will be to see you all in person again!

Mah Jongg SIG
Calling all Mahjong players. The TTN Mahjong group is starting to play in person every Monday, May 3, 10, 17, 24. usually starting at 11:30 am. Bring your lunch and plan on having a great time. Contact Rhoda Margolis for location information. rhodamargolis@gmail.com or 404-409-4136. We are anticipating playing again and trying out the new 2021 Mah Jong card.

Meet and Eat SIG
True Food Kitchen, May 19, 2021, 6:30 PM
Enjoy our first in-person Meet and Eat since the pandemic. We will dine at True Food Kitchen, 3393 Peachtree Road at Lenox Square. You must sign up on-line by May 17th so we can confirm with the restaurant. We requested outdoor seating, however, it is not guaranteed. Hope to see you there!

Working Women SIG
Tuesday May 11, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, Via Zoom
Join us as we explore transitions associated with our professional lives. 
 Previous topics included:
  • What are your stretch goals, personal or professional?
  • The challenge of managing the limited resources of time and energy is lifelong. How do you manage your time and your energy? 
  • How is your experience and approach to work now the same or different from earlier in life? As we consider the transitions we will face in the future, let’s look at the changes we have already experienced in our work life.
 This is an open group… we welcome new attendees.
Ann Vitale, ann@2020careercoaching.com is the contact if more information is needed.


In the Works: Volunteer Opportunities coming later this summer.
Walking Group SIG will restart in June - more to come soon.
Peer Groups
Peer Group Meetings
To make it easier for the Peer Groups and new participants we would like you to contact JoAnne D'Aleo if you want to attend one of our groups. She will coordinate your attendance with the Peer Group.
Transition peer groups  (TPG’s) are informal groups composed of 8-12 TTN members who meet on a monthly basis. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment in which women may have thought-provoking and stimulating conversations relating to career or personal transitions. Transition peer groups provide opportunities for connection, new friendships and mutually supportive exploration. Peer groups are one of the key benefits of being a TTN member.

Currently the Atlanta Chapter has Peer Groups in Decatur, Sandy Springs and Perimeter areas, Cobb, Gwinnett and North Atlanta. If you are interested in becoming a part of a peer group, or are interested in starting one close to your area, please contact JoAnne D’Aleo at the link above. 
New Members
Do you have a friend having a difficult time dealing with our present state in the midst of a pandemic? Are you able to fill your days with things you want to do? Can you relate to women in your age group or would like to establish more relationships? If so TTN may be the answer to all of the questions. We invite you to become more involved in the various activities we offer and ask a friend to join us. We are not meeting face to face that often but we still find ways and time to come together.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?,
Cindy von Hohenleiten is our co-chair and will take questions, concerns or if you need assistance.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
We are  posting information on our FACEBOOK page. We have articles that may interest you, updates, and features.  Please go to:
https://www.facebook.com/TTNAtlanta,  and "LIKE" our FACEBOOK page.  

We have a new goal to reach 200 "Likes" by the end of the year. It is a pleasure to see more and more interest being paid to our Facebook page and the resulting interaction. Please encourage your Facebook friends to Like us. "Liking" our page is one way to find out what is going on in our chapter and to make sure your friends know what you are doing as a member of TTN. Choose "Invite Friends", and invite as many as you like. This is a busy year for Atlanta TTN so don't miss out on all of the new activities and interesting news posted to our Facebook page. If you have information you'd like to share please reach out to
Gail Collier-Glover at  gailglover@comcast.net.

That is a way of increasing viewership and possibly recruiting new members. Any post, article or event of interest please let Gail know! 
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