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.
May 23rd
June 27th
August 22nd
September 26th

Quarterly Programs
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
We have 5 new groups forming!

Wine Group
Book Club
Travel Group
Exercise Group
Lunch 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
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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.  

March 2017

The Transition Network 
What's New in Billings...

Much has happened since our last newsletter.  Members are connecting with other members through Special Interest Groups, our new program Connections, Quarterly Meetings and at Meet & Greets.  They are discovering new interests and new opportunities as they engage with each other and meet new friends.  Plus, members are impacting their lives and the lives of others as they volunteer in our community.  We hope you enjoy the pictures from past activities over the last few months.

Our chapter continues to grow with new members as we connect to other women in our community.  The Steering Committee is busy making plans as we move into spring and the celebration of our first anniversary.  We will launch our Peer Groups on March 28th at the library and in April celebrate our Anniversary with a luncheon and program at the Petroleum Club.  Plus, we will have our Women in Transition Workshop again with Jean Palmer, 
TTN National Board Member, and member of the Santa Fe Chapter.  Jean will be coming to Billings to help facilitate the workshop.

Make sure you "like" 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.

Evelyn Noennig
TTN Billings Chapter Chair                                   
TTN April Program
Celebrate our 1st Anniversary!

Join us:
Saturday,  April 22nd
Billings Petroleum Club
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$20 Members
$30 Non-members

Register  click on this link

Our 1st Anniversary will be celebrated with a luncheon at the Petroleum Club.  Enjoy a Southwestern Chicken Salad, cake and a champagne toast to you our members!  Our program "Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway..." will be presentation by Laverne Royer owner of Cricket.  Laverne will show us how to take an outfit to the next level with accessories!  

Register here: 

Program outreach: Dress For Success

What they can use:

1. Purses
2. Cash donations 
3. Jewelry
4. Scarves
5. Sunglasses

Please no watches due to the cost of batteries

Dress for Success Billings is supported entirely by the generous financial donations of individuals, organizations and some grant funds.  All donated clothing items are free to their clients.  Items that they 
cannot use are given to the women's shelter or other services in our city.

 Thank you for supporting our 
outreach program!
Women in Transition Workshop
Mark your calendars for April 21st - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: $25 for members   $35 for non-members

Where:  Adult Resource Alliance -  Upstairs 
Address: 1505 Ave. D
Parking:  Use the parking lot at the building or in surrounding block.

Register Click on this link

A workshop for women 50+ who wish to navigate change successfully and create a meaningful life.  Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Engage and connect with other women in transition
  • Learn what it means to be in transition
  • Expand your possibilities
  • Know what is important and energizing for you
  • Create "next steps" action plans
TTN Billings 
Peer Group Launch - March 28
Billings Public Library Royal Johnson Community
Please plan to join us for this informational and organizational meeting.

Alice Jagallio will be our Peer Group Coordinator

Register Click on this link

  We are excited to launch TTN Peer groups!  Peer Groups are one of TTN's Signature Programs.  They are small groups of the same members that gather in a comfortable and trusting invironment 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.
Montana Women's Run TTN Team

Montana Women's Run May 13th
Be a part of the TTN Billings team!

Womens Run   Click here 

Then - click on register, click on Team UP. 
Our Team Name: TTN Billings  
Follow the instructions from there. 

Thank you Karen Lyncoln for putting our team together!
Billings TTN Special Interest Groups 
TTN Members are the heart  and soul of our Special Interest Groups. 
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!  Special Interest Group

N ew groups are forming: Book Club, Exercise Group - Focusing on Yoga, Wine Group and Travel Group.  If you would like to be put on the list to get organizational information please contact Evey. 

Come have a glass of wine and help us organize these new Special Interest Groups!

1. New Excersise Group (focus on Yoga) 
Monday, March 20th @ 7 PM - Bistecca on Poly

2. New Lunch Group (Wine optional :) )
Tuesday, March 21st @ 11:45 Bistecca on Poly

Please RSVP to Evey
TTN January Program Recap
"Social Security Pre-Retirement"

David Baier from the Social Security Field office in Billings presented a great overview of how to maneuver around the system.  His first piece of advice was to go online and check your social security statements - making sure earnings are correct.  Social security benefits are based on the top 35 earning years, so it's important to make sure your information is accurate.  

David talked about things to consider regarding what age is best to begin taking benefits.  There's a lot of information available online and he recommended making an appointment to discuss your own situation with one of the social security advisers.
He also reviewed the different components of Medicare. 

Linda Wham took the group through the new TTN website.   From setting up your account to signing up for programs and events - there are many resources on both the national and local pages.  

Marti Miller

Thank you Linda Wham for your help learning how to navigate the website!
TTN Billings New Program
Enjoying our first Connections gathering were from left to right...Sharon Forman, Maggie Barovich,  Sue Weinreis,
Mary Martin , Cara Schaer, Candice Godfrey, Kristin Neva, Kim Bar, not pictured Lynn Langeliers

Quarterly, 8 - 10 Billings TTN members will be invited to an intimate gathering at a home of one of our steering committee members to meet other members from our chapter, hear more about TTN, our programs  a nd to ask questions.   

Our first Connections launched on February 16th at the home of Lynn Langeliers with Cara Schaer co-hosting the evening.  

Eight members enjoyed the evening and from this gathering five new Special Interest Groups were launched.   

Our next gathering will be May 18th...we could be calling you soon!

Moments From our Holiday Party, Travel Group, Volunteer Group and our 
February Meet & Greet
Members enjoyed our holiday party connecting with each other and enjoying some great wine and food!

Suitcase Sisters enjoying a snow coach trip to Yellowstone!

TTN Leaves it's mark in Yellowstone

Celebrating Karen Lyncoln's Birthday in West Yellowstone...
after the fire alarm went off!  Way to celebrate!

Volunteer Group members helping at Riverstone Hospice/BraveHearts on February 11th 

Members and guests enjoy our February Meet & Greet at Bistecca

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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.