National Newsletter - April 2017

It seems like it's taken forever for spring to arrive here on the east coast. But it finally has, just in time to celebrate Passover, Easter and the many other rites of spring that are meaningful to us. For most of us, getting outside is paramount, after being cooped up all winter in conditioned air. Do you walk? Bike? Bust out the grill? I'm sure our city dwellers are thrilled to see the park trees greening up. For me, it's time to head to the shore and get the family beach house opened up.

In TTN-land, there seems to be a wave of activities focused on the broader community. Members are finding their own way of giving back, broadening their point of view or just making it look prettier. It's a perfect time of year to be reaching out to women who haven't found us yet and encouraging them to give us a try.

I'm headed to Santa Fe in a few days to share the joy of celebrating their 5th anniversary as a chapter of TTN. We will enjoy an evening together and do a little work on the side. Meeting with our chapter leaders and sharing all the wonderful things that are going on around the country is one of the best perks of this position.

Inspiration is everywhere!
Welcome New Members!
Join us for the next New Member Orientation
Friday, May 12 at 12:00 noon Eastern time
(l-r) Sr. Vicki Toale, Rev. Lynda Bates-Stepe, Rabbi Beth Klafter, Dr. Isma Chaudhry
Long Island "Reaches Out"
With its first ecumenical program, TTN's Long Island Chapter's Committee on Contemporary Social Issues presented a program in October 2016, entitled "Women in Religion," inviting four women religious leaders representing different faiths to appear in a panel discussion. Now that introduction, fostered by TTN, has led these women to organize a related program, entitled "Breaking Bread: An Interfaith Dialogue," held at Temple Beth David on March 9.

Speaking to an interfaith audience comprised of members of the Commack, Huntington, and Smithtown communities, Sr. Vicki Toale, Rev. Lynda Btes-Stepe, Rabbi Beth Klafter and Dr. Isma Chaudhry spoke about what drew them to a life dedicated to religion, and addressed topics about common misconceptions of their religion, the effect of the current political climate on their religious communities, and their hopes for the future.

The women represented Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Commack United MEthodist Church, Temple Beth David and Long Island Islamic Center.

At the start of the evening, panelist Rabbi Beth Klafter of Temple Beth David, publicly thanked TTN for bringing this group together. It was clear to everyone present that our members had made a connection among themselves and would continue to meet and use their voices and their influence to "build bridges and not walls" in our Long Island community and the outside world. As Rabbi Klafter said, "Such an evening of fellowship and learning is particularly meaningful and crucial at this time in our nation. Our differences will not be used to divide us, if we stand together as a united society."
~ Joan Herman
Wanna be a Star?
The National Marketing Committee is producing a TTN Video and we want to feature YOU!  

We know our members are the best reason to join TTN.  So why not show the world how fascinating you are! The video will contain short snippets of us at exciting moments in our real lives.

Don't hide your light under a bushel.  Dust off that video camera or scour your archives and find the moments of you life that show the real YOU!

Keep your eye out for more information on how and where to send your videos.

See you in the movies!
Calling All National Members

Please join our Facebook Group just for National Members!  We're getting to know each other and sharing our stories
 of transition.  Won't you join us?

Tri-Chapter Power!

A recent "Brunch and Brainstorming" session brought together chapter leaders from the North/Central New Jersey, New York, and Long Island chapters.  They shared ideas on how to successfully market TTN and grow membership.   Now that's what we call a power lunch!

Pictured (L to R) are: Rosemary Byrne, Judy Glick, Pam Brownstein, Susan Lilly, Ann Freedman, Barbara Alpern, Joanne D'Aleo, Linda Paige Levine, and Marlene Gerber.
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New Member Orientation
Are you new to TTN?  Join us for a one-hour orientation on how to make the most of your membership in TTN!

Friday, May12
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Transition Support
Visit the new Transition Resource Center on our website.  We are always adding new information and resources to assist YOU in your transition.

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