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
Remember to:
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2018 Dates
Mark Your Calendar
TTN Meet & Greet

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
Linda Wham

 Newsletter Coordinator 

June Luptak


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Quick Links

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*TTN Resource Center 


*Contact Us

Books on Transition
Check out TTN's Transition Resource Center for a list of recommended books on Transition!   
Chapter Events
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Events Calendar to see what's coming up.

Register quickly to reserve your spot.  

August   2018
Thank you member Marti Miller for presenting 
Intergenerational Insights  

On June 14th, members and guests enjoyed "Intergenerational Insights" presented by Marti Miller at McCormick's CafĂ© meeting room.  In addition, we enjoyed snacks and beverages. Thank you Cara and Lynn for arranging the program and food.  Both were a treat!

We explored over 100 years of generations: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y (Millennials) and Gen Z.   The objective of the presentation was to provide insight into influences and traits of each group that help explain differences in attitudes, beliefs, values, etc. between these ages.  Extra time was spent on Gen X, Y and Z because these are our children and grand children!  This is the first time that four (or sometimes five) generations are in the workplace together, creating many new challenges in communication methods, feedback approaches, job loyalty, reward/compensation expectations and working hours/locations.  Gen Z is the most diverse generation. Social media is having a big impact on all generations and how we communicate with one another.

Thank you Marti for sharing so much interesting and valuable information!!

Outreach for June was Tumbleweed.

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 September!

Evelyn Noennig
TTN Billings Chapter Chair                           
TTN October Program:  Fall into Food - Oktoberfest
Join us:
Thursday, October 18
Carter's Brewery

5:30 pm 
Mark your calendars
Save the Date

We will be learning about and enjoying German foods and beverages.  Full details are pending.  Meanwhile, save the date for a great combination of learning and tasting.  

Outreach for October:  Billings Food Bank

The Billings Food Bank gathers food and other essentials to meet the needs of the under privileged in our community. The food bank accepts donations of food all year around and each and every donation is greatly appreciated. 

We ask that persons attending the meeting bring non-perishable food items that will be taken to the Billings Food Bank in support of their mission and work in our community.

 Thank you for supporting our 
outreach program!
Meet & Greet Thursday Sept. 20 
Levity (formerly Simply Wine) 

2018 Connections
Members Mark your Calendar for a Potluck 
September 11th @ Yellowstone Cellars

Please join us to welcome all of our 2018 new members!

Teresa Neal
Maggie Arbuckle
Norma Kraft
Renee Haefer
MaryLou Fundingsland
Diane Jeanroy
Nina Gutierrez
Colleen Chapple
Here is an opportunity to share your experiences in TTN with out new members! 

It's what we do for each other that 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 Debbie Brown

Debbie has joined the steering committee 
and will be working with our program committee
Debbie has worked at Montana State University Billings for 28 years.  For the first 15 years she worked in Facilities Services part-time while raising her sons Jason and Trevor.  She presently is the Office Manager for University Relations and Communications.  Debbie and her two dogs Riley and Chester are avid walkers and she enjoys reading, bowling and golfing (badly).  Debbie is a Charter member of TTN and belongs to the Suitcase Sisters.
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)
Between the Covers
 (Book Club)
Ladies Who Lunch
Coffee or Tea Ladies
One and Done
(Volunteer Group)
Matinee Mamas
(Now meeting eves.  Watch for new name!)

For more information contact:
Evey LaMont 
Moments From our Members - 
Board Members, Special Interest
Groups, Peer Groups,
 Meet & Greets
In keeping with the name of our organization, 3 members of the Steering committee have recently transitioned to new positions. Left to Right
  • Marti Miller has changed roles in the food service industry.  She is now National Account Manager at Oregon Fruit Products.  She will continue to work with foodservice chains on menu ideas that utilize the company's pourable fruit product line for beverages, desserts and many other applications.  
  • Chair Evelyn Noennig who recently retired from the Billings Gazette after 24 years, has recently began as Executive Assistant to Chancellor Dan Edelman at MSU-B.  Her years of experience and extensive contacts will be put to good use in support of our local university.
  • Lynn Langiers has begun part time work at Yellowstone Valley Women. She will continue her relationships throughout the community and is selling advertising for the popular magazine.

Winey Women is one of the wine-related SIGs.  Here, Winey Women members are enjoying great wine, food, and friendship at Seva.  The other wine-related SIG is named Uncorked.

Lucky Ladies Peer Group learning and enjoying themselves

  July Meet & Greet at Yellowstone Cellars

 July Meet & Greet at Yellowstone Cellars

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