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

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2017 Dates
Mark Your Calendar
TTN Meet & Greet

Details where we meet will come the first of each month.

August 22nd
Bin 119 @ 5:30
Be sure to register online so we know you are coming!

September 26th
Place TBD

Quarterly Programs
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
We have 9 SIGs open for new members!

Wine Group
Book Club
Travel Group
Exercise Group
Spirit Women Group
Hiking Group
Coffee or Tea Group
Volunteer Group
Exercise  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 
Marti Miller

Pat Pitsch

Cara Schaer

Special Interest Groups
Evey LaMont
Kim Bar

Web & Facebook Administrator
Linda Wham
Stay Connected!
Quick Links

*The Transition Network - National


*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
Look at our up-to-date Events Calendar
 to see what's coming up.

Register quickly to reserve your spot.  

August 2017

The Transition Network 
Connecting, Discovering and Impacting our members and our community!

It's been a great summer for our Billings TTN Chapter!  Members and guests have enjoyed meet and greets at Yellowstone Valley Cellars, a potluck at Henry's Garage and an educational program on self-defense for our August program.  Members' generosity to support our outreach to YWCA's Gateway House was amazing!  Thank you for all you are doing to support our chapter and our community!

Special Interest Groups are busy reading books, going to movies, learning about wines, planning travel into 2018, walking to keep healthy, enjoying lunch and social opportunities.  We have 3 peer groups engaging in timely conversations that impact their lives. 

Members are finding their lives are warmer and more interesting with the Transition Network in them.  As we move into the end of 2017 we would like you to help us grow.  
campaign will run through December 2017.  
Our Goal is 90 members!

Any member who recruits a friend will get a special "Thank You" gift,  a TTN cosmetic bag.  All you have to do is have your new recruit enter your name as the friend who recruited her and the bag is yours!  Or email me and let me know who your recruited.  657-1226
I look forward to seeing you at our next
 Meet and Greet on August 22nd at Bin119.  

Please bring a friend!

Evelyn Noennig
TTN Billings Chapter Chair                                   
TTN August 22nd Meet & Greet 
Bin 119 @ 5:30
Bring a Friend

Join us for a evening of connecting with members and making new friends!

Women in Transition Workshop
September 23rd
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henry's Garage - 
12 Garden Ave. 

TTN's Signature Program Women in Transition Workshop
has been wowing our members since its launch in 2015.

Over 200 women have learned more about
what it means to be in transition and
what steps to take to create the life they are seeking.

It was previously held in Billings in 2015
with wonderful reviews by the participants.

Our presenters

     Marti Miller          Jean Palmer        Janet Dietrich

Are you ready to...
  • explore new possibilities
  • rethink your life and/or work
  • contemplate changes in your lifestyle, or
  • expand your networks?
This informative workshop will provide a guiding framework to understand the process of transition.  Engage in structured conversations for personal reflection and interactive learning.    

Marti Miller has worked in the foodservice industry for almost 30 years in both sales and marketing roles.  Currently she is a National Account Manager with Treehouse Foods, working with menu development teams at top chain restaurants like Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Hardees and Red Robin.  During her career she's been a part of different training programs as a participant and facilitator.  She facilitated the first Transition Workshop along with Jean Palmer, Evey LaMont and Evelyn Noennig.  Marti serves as the Marketing Coordinator on the Billings TTN Steering Committee.

Jean Palmer has been involved in TTN for 10 years.  She was active in the Metro DC chapter before moving to Santa Fe where she founded the chapter.   Jean is a member of the National TTN Board and helped design the Women in Transition course and the Transition Peer Group Manual.  Jean help facilitate the Billings first Women in Transition workshop last year and is looking forward to returning to Billings.

The birth of the Billings TTN chapter coincided with a significant career transitioning for Janet Dietrich. She attended the first Women in Transition workshop and appreciates the diversity of opportunities offered by our local chapter. After over thirty years devoted to women's health as a gynecologist, Janet is "rewiring" as an integrative health coach and mindfulness meditation teacher.

What sets this workshop apart is the opportunity to explore your transition within a supportive community of women, and to make connections that can continue to enrich your life and sustain your journey over the next several years.

In this highly experiential TTN workshop you will:
  • better understand the transition process
  • enhance your skills for successfully navigating change
  • expand possibilities and options
  • learn how to create a meaningful life
  • create a "next steps" action plan
  • engage and connect with other women age 50+ in transition
You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to make the most of your transition to a life that is meaningful to you!

R egistration Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017
$25 for Members  $35 Non Members
Space is limited - Register Early

Register Here

October 24th Quarterly Program 

Mindfulness: What It Is and Why It Matters
Plan to join us October 24th at 5:30
in the Billings Public Library
Royal Johnson Community Room

Our presenter is:  Janet Dietrich

If "being busy" seems more chaotic than productive and "the urgent" increasingly distracts you from what you know to be important, consider exploring mindfulness. 

This talk will introduce you to the definitions, benefits and barriers of mindfulness. 

We will end with a brief practice.

Our community outreach for October will be: Family Services

Family Service has been helping neighbors in need for 110 years. They assist struggling households with basic needs: food, clothing, rent and utilities. They also provide support through educational training for better employment, a "Suit Up" program for men entering the workforce and special projects like holiday meals and back-to-school backpacks.

Generous donors and volunteers are vital partners in our work to prevent hunger, homelessness and poverty in Yellowstone County since 1906.

Immediate Needs - Now and Always
  • Financial donations to meet the needs of struggling families

  • Food box supplies like sandwich & gallon size Ziploc-style freezer bags, canned fruits and veggies, soup, pasta, rice and other non-perishables

  • Gently-used clothing, furniture and household items to keep our Family Treasures Thrift Shop
For more information follow this link

TTN Connects...

Suitecase Sisters at Fort Peck
  Meet & Greet At Henry's Garage 

July Program on Self Defense
Billings TTN Special Interest Groups 
TTN Members are the heart  and soul of our Special Interest Groups. 
 9  groups Open to new members!

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!  Special Interest Group

Open to new members: Book Club, Exercise Group - Focusing on Yoga, Wine Group, Travel Group, Spirit Women - focusing on trying new cocktails/beer, Travel Group, Movie Group, Hiking Group, Coffee/Tea Group, and Volunteer Group.  Opportunities abound...don't see something you like start a new group!
If you would like to be put on the list to get organizational information or start a group please contact Evey. 

Please contact Evey at:

Special Interest Group Updates:
The Coffee Group is now meeting at 9 am on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Harper and Madison, enjoying coffee and tea, great pastries, and wonderful conversations! 
We invite all TTN members to join us when they can.

Looking to connect with like minded women...   
A Peer Group may be the answer.

Alice Jagallio is our Peer Group Coordinator.  

A monthly Monday & Saturday group are open for additional members.

If you are interested in more information about joining a group contact Alice:

We are excited to have launched 3 TTN Peer groups!  Peer Groups are one of TTN's Signature Programs.  They are small groups of members that gather in a comfortable and trusting environment on a monthly bases to discuss:
  • What is important to them at this stage of life
  • Share ways to live with vitality and wisdom
  • Provide support to each other
The difference between Special Interest Groups and Peer Groups: SIG's are member-generated around topics or activities and anyone can start one. 

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.
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.
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