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:
 
Like us on Facebook
 Holiday Party
Open Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Trekkers (walkers)
Between the Covers
 (Book Club)
Ladies Who Lunch
One and Done
(Volunteer Group)
Movie Roulette

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

Chair
Evelyn Noennig
evelyn.noennig@gmail.com

Marketing & Communications/Peer Group Coordinator
Marti Miller

Membership
Pat Pitsch 
ppitsch@hotmail.com

Tori Larae
itsmejonesy@hotmail.com

Programs/Events 
Cara Schaer

dbrown@msubillings.edu 
Special Interest Groups
Evey LaMont
 Treasurer
Kim Bar
kbarmt34@gmail.com

Web & Facebook
Administrator
Linda Wham

 Newsletter Coordinator 

June Luptak
juneluptak@gmail.com

  

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*TTN Resource Center 

 


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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.  

November
  2018
       
 Fall into Food Oktoberfest at Carter's Brewery  

     On October 18, members and guests gathered for an Oktoberfest evening at Carter's Brewery.  We enjoyed tasting craft beer; a program on beer making presented by Carter's owner, Mike Young; then brats, sauerkraut, and potatoes from Billings-owned Oktoberfest German Restaurant.  About 35 members and guests were present for the evening and to make donations to Billings Food Bank, the TTN Outreach program for October. 
     Although most of us would refer to Mike as a brew master, he stated he avoids the title as it implies mastery of a subject.  He feels beer making skills and knowledge are continually evolving. 
     Beer is 80% water; hence, many breweries are located near a natural water source.  Other ingredients are malted barley, yeast, and hops.  He purchases each of these as close to Billings as possible. 
     At Carter's, he had 11 different beers that evening - some that he usually carries and others that are seasonal such as the Oktoberfest brew. Some batches of beer take 2-3 weeks, others 2-3 months depending on the types.  He has some aging in oak barrels - these include sour beers that can taste somewhat like wine.
     He stated the Oktoberfest beer is made to go with caramelized meats.  This writer can attest that yes, it was very tasty with our brats.
 
Thank you, Mike Young, owner of Carter's Brewery for hosting TTN plus presenting a very interesting program!!
 

 
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.

Our final meeting of 2018 will be our Holiday Party.  I am looking forward to seeing you all in December!

Evelyn Noennig
TTN Billings Chapter Chair
evelyn.noennig@gmail.com                           
   
TTN Holiday Party
Please Join us:
Monday, December 10, 2018
McCormick Cafe
6:00 pm 

Members please bring an appetizer to share.  The Steering Committee will bring desserts.  There will be No Host Bar for beer and wine.  

And, PICTURES WITH SANTA!!  
How long has it been? Members only for this event.
TTN
2019 will be here soon
Mark your Calendar for our first meeting of 2019
 
Tuesday, January 29th 
@ McCormick Cafe
5:30!!!!

Program by Norma Kraft will discuss innovative retirement ideas!  More details to follow.

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 montanamarti@gmail.com

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.
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:  eveylamont@primetimetransition.com  
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
One and Done
(Volunteer Group)
Movie Roulette
(Now meeting eves)
 

For more information contact:
Evey LaMont 
Moments From our Members

  
Oktoberfest 2018

  
More Oktoberfest

     
Members learning and enjoying themselves at Carter's Brewery at the Oktoberfest Program


 
  Lunch Bunch enjoying themselves at the Sassy Biscuit


 The Steering Committee combined planning for 2019 with a 
gathering in Red Lodge


Be sure to send pictures and updates on your 
Special  Interests  Groups or Peer Groups to June to be included in our next newsletter... 
juneluptak@gmail.com
Community Outreach
Outreach Makes A  
Difference

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.