Billings Chapter Newsletter 
In This Issue
Welcome Billings Members to our 
TTN Family!
 Thank you for your support!

Check out who's a member by going to the
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2018 Dates
Mark Your Calendar
TTN Meet & Greet

May 22nd
Northern Hotel "10" 
@ 5:30

July 19th
Yellowstone Cellars
@ 5:30

August 16th 
Bin 119 @ 5:30

September 20th
Levity formerly Simply Wine @ 5:30

November 15th
Bistecca @ 5:30

Open Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Trekkers (walkers)
Spirit Ladies (cocktails)
Between the Covers
 (Book Club)
Ladies Who Lunch
Coffee or Tea Ladies
Just the One
(Volunteer Group)

For more information contact:
Evey LaMont 
Billings Chapter 
Steering Committee
Need information?
  Have Questions????  
Your Steering Committee is here for you.

Evelyn Noennig

Marketing & Communications/Peer Group Coordinator
Marti Miller

Pat Pitsch

Cara Schaer
Special Interest Groups
Evey LaMont
Kim Bar

Web & Facebook Administrator
Linda Wham
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Books on Transition
Check out TTN's Transition Resource Center for a list of recommended books on Transition!   
Chapter Events
Look at our up-to-date
Events Calendar to see what's coming up.

Register quickly to reserve your spot.  
Women's Run May 12th
2 Mile Walk

If you would like to join other TTN Ladies on May 12th...
Register as an individual and meet at 8:30 at the bus terminal on N 25th

April  2018
TTN Billings Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Program at Gainan's!

On April 19th, 30 members and guests enjoyed "Spring Gardening" tips from Mick Gainan at their Greenhouse in the Heights and delighted in cupcakes, coffee and Dirt Cake with gummy worms.  Thank you Cara and Lynn for arranging the program and food.  Both were a treat!

Attendees enjoyed hearing the history behind the business and took a tour of the greenhouse while learning how they grow and care for the plants prior to gardening season.  Specific plants for shade and sun are utilized in gardening pots for the best growth and display for summer.  Geraniums are their special feature plant;grown for their specific colors, size and durability for our region.   Each attendee received a 15% off one item coupon.

Thank you Mick for sharing your years of knowledge and allowing us to enjoy your facility and the discount!

Outreach for April was for the Sensory Garden at ZooMontana.  We enjoyed a informational update about the Zoo from Executive Director Jeff Ewelt.

Please "like" us  and "follow" us on Facebook to keep up with this active group of women!

Thank you for your continued support and making the Billings Chapter of TTN vibrant.

Make sure to mark your calendar with upcoming program dates and Meet and Greet dates located on the side of the news letter. 

I am looking forward to seeing you all in May!

Evelyn Noennig
TTN Billings Chapter Chair                                   
TTN June Program:  Inter-generational Insites
Join us:
Monday June 14th
Billings Public Library
Royal Johnson Community Room

5:30 pm 
$5 Members
$10 Non Members

Plan to join our own Marti Miller leading a discussion about 
Inter-generational Insites:
Exploring the differences between Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z.

Marti has worked in the Food-service industry for over 20 years in both Sales and Marketing.  Currently with Bay Valley/Treehouse Foods, she works with menu innovation teams at major chain restaurants.  Traveling regularly, she enjoys exploring new culinary trends and trying to replicate them at home for family and friends. 

Outreach for June:  Tumbleweed Runaway Program

The Tumbleweed Runaway Program is a non-profit, community-based agency, founded in 1976, which provides services to runaway, homeless, and otherwise at-risk youth and their families. Tumbleweed's crisis counseling and youth services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

T umbleweed's vision is to end youth homelessness in our community. They do this through building and sustaining a top notch team and providing youth focused programming that evokes lasting life change. 

 Thank you for supporting our 
outreach program!
TTN January Program Recap
"Get to know your TTN       Resourses"

Our program for January was a  live tour of the TTN Website.  Linda Wham guided us through the process of signing on to the website, signing up for events, renewing our membership and finding resources to help you navigate your  transition.  Those who attended now navigate the website successfully.  Thank you Linda for showing us the in's and out's of our website!

Program outreach was for a new computer for our chapter.  Thank you TTN Members 
for your donations!
We now have a computer to use for our programs and managing our chapter!  Your support is greatly appreciated!

 Thank you for supporting our 
outreach program!

Meet & Greet May 22nd 
Northern Hotel "10"  
Host:  Linda Wham
2018 Connections
Twice a year we will gather all our new members and connect them with each other.  

New members from the first of January will be invited to meet in September at Yellowstone Cellars.  Watch for an invitation and details!
This is what you hear when TTN members get together.
  • "The friends I've made in TTN make me feel part of the world again."
  • "I'm transitioning to immobility. I've met a true friend. It's been very meaningful." 
  • "My peer group helped me figure out what retirement will really be like."
  • "The women I've met in TTN give me the courage to live a solo life." 
  •  "Hearing about how other women downsized helped me face some tough decisions about where I live."
It's what we do for each other than has the most impact.

TTN Billings 
Peer Groups
Our Peer Groups are growing, we now have 5 active groups.  

If you are interested in becoming part of a group or have questions Marti can be reached at

Peer Group are facilitated groups composed of 8-12 TTN members.  A safe and supportive environment provides members a place for thought-provoking and stimulating conversations relating to transition to help members reflect on their lives - past, present and future.
Welcome June Luptak

June has joined the steering committee 
as our new newsletter coordinator.

June has  enjoyed TTN, e specially meeting women at lunch, at programs, in her  Peer Group,  and at meet and greet gatherings.    

She's  been fortunate to have had numerous challenging and rewarding positions.  The  first 27 years were in public health  ending with  managing what is now Riverstone Clinic  and  Director of Community Health Services for Yellowstone City-County  H ealth Dept now Riverstone  H ealth. 
Following that, she taught nutrition at MSU-B, did food safety consulting, and was a dietitian at Billings Clinic.  

As a retirement gift two years ago, she took her two adult sons on a  6 day 120 mile float trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. 

June is currently settling into  a new  home.  Her passions include  learning new things,  her  friends and family and  the outdoors.     

Be sure to send pictures and updates on your Special
Groups or Peer Groups to June to be included in our next newsletter...

Billings TTN Special Interest Groups 
TTN Members are the heart  and soul of our Special Interest Groups. 

Open Groups and New Groups Forming!

Evey LaMont is our coordinator of the Billings TTN Special Interest Groups (SIGs):  groups of women who share a special interest. 

If you'd like to start a TTN Special Interest Group or become a member of one already started, begin the process by contacting  Evey LaMont at:  
or call: 245-3539.  

Descriptions of the current groups are on our website! 

Open Groups

Trekkers (walkers)
Spirit Ladies (cocktails)
Between the Covers
 (Book Club)
Ladies Who Lunch
Coffee or Tea Ladies
One and Done
(Volunteer Group)
Matinee Mamma's
Bucket List

For more information contact:
Evey LaMont 
Moments From our Special Interest Groups
Lunch Bunch members enjoying lunch at Fiddler's Green

Our Lunch Bunch group continues to enjoy friendship, good food and great conversations together.  Since we began meeting in January of 2016, we have visited 26 different restaurants in Billings.  We are definitely developing our favorites list!  This year, we have dined at The Vig, Last Chance Pub, and Fancy Fusion Asian Sushi and BIN 119.

Suitecase Sisters at Chico
Suitecase Sisters at Chico

Suitecase Sisters at Chico

Meet & Greet at Doc Harpers

Community Outreach
Outreach Makes A  

TTN women want to stay involved. They are using their skills to positively impact their own communities on a variety of levels. And they are changing the way organizations think of volunteers.  No longer satisfied to just stuff envelopes, our members are directing resources, raising money and finding gratification in "giving back." 

One way we can "give back" is by making donations to local non-profits.  In conjunction with our quarterly program we will highlight one organization which donations will be taken to. We will provide a list of items that the organization is in need of and ask that you consider a gift when joining us at the program.