Sometimes you get lucky and you cross paths with someone like Ronnie Green, an indefatigable gatherer of friendships and experiences.
Having discovered TTN in 2015, shortly after Ronnie and her husband, Frank, returned to their beloved hometown of Philadelphia, Ronnie quickly got involved by joining a Peer Group, several SIGs and volunteering to be a TTN Welcome Ambassador.
She now serves as the Member Mingle Coordinator and actively contributes her creativity, ideas and enthusiasm on the TTN Steering Committee.
Like many TTN members, Ronnie mastered the art of transitioning across multiple careers, locations and life phases. Armed with a liberal arts degree, Ronnie became Development Director at Johns Hopkins University, leading their fund raising efforts for over ten years. Her strong people skills and warm, engaging approach led her into Career Counseling at a local non-profit in Baltimore, helping people find jobs through improved networking, interview skills and resume writing.
She established an Entrepreneur Meetup group that grew to nearly 300 members. Ronnie still hears from past clients and their parents about the lasting impact she had on helping them pull their life together and succeed.
Immersed in this counseling environment, Ronnie knew she wanted to design her own retirement and that she needed the right balance between creative, cultural, intellectual and physical activities. She also recognized when it was time to move on and top on her list was returning to the walkable streets of Philadelphia. Ronnie describes herself as someone who transitions easily, does not worry or agonize over things, likes to jump right in.
When she joined TTN, Ronnie wasted no time reaching out and meeting a lot of women in the organization. She relied on good instincts on how to get involved, went to events, met folks for coffee, joined SIGs and a Peer Group. She felt she had "known these women forever and that these women are just like me". TTN women are a self-selecting group having lived full, rich lives, with many shared interests and very engaged in the community. It was easy to meet these friendly and nice people, learn from the talents of others and develop new friendships. Ronnie shared the insight she got from her knitting group: "I started out only knowing how to knit squares and rectangles, and came out knowing how to knit circles". Her world expanded!
In addition to TTN, Ronnie volunteers for the Philadelphia Opera, Manna and serves on a film committee for the Rehoboth Film Festival. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her son in Philadelphia and daughter and two grandchildren in Baltimore.
Ronnie relishes being in the worker bee role and is happy to work with anyone ... just "one of the gang". For those who know her, we see her as a gatherer, someone who attracts people to her and brings them along. How lucky we are to have Ronnie in our Chapter and playing to her strengths as the Member Mingle Coordinator!