Santa Fe Chapter | Newsletter | September 2018
Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
COORDINATOR'S CORNER
To me there is something so magical about September. Even though it’s been decades since I’ve been in school, this time of year still holds the promise and excitement of the beginning of something new. September marks the end of summer and the start of a new season. As the air starts to get cooler and leaves begin to change color, we can also begin to bring new energy and positive change into our lives.

Although we may not be starting a new academic year, this is a perfect time to learn something new or start a new project or explore some of the many wonderful opportunities available to us here. Is there something you’ve been wanting to do but just haven’t taken the time to start? Set aside some quiet time for yourself and make a list of what new learning or adventures or projects you’d love to begin. Which one really speaks to you and makes you smile? Imagine what it would feel like to actually be doing that or having that experience in your life, and just relax and breathe and savor the feelings that come to you -- peace, happiness, joy, excitement, creativity, fulfillment, purpose, aliveness! Whatever it is for you, let this feeling motivate you and guide you.

Whatever makes your heart sing, begin to take some steps to bring that into your life as we move into this new phase of the year. Taking the first small step can lead to enlivening, surprising, and even miraculous changes.

As we turn toward fall, embrace the changing energy by bringing something new and positive, whatever that may be, into your life. Stop waiting for tomorrow or next month or next year and make a commitment to yourself to start moving toward what you love. Now is the perfect time!

Awaken to the magic, mystery and renewal of this new season, and welcome the excitement of growth and new learning in September!


—Ellen
WOMEN IN TRANSITION WORKSHOP! 
SATURDAY • SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 • 12:30–5:00 PM
We are in transition all the time. Sometimes it is big and sometimes small. We often struggle with how can I make this change work better for me? Help!

What do I want to do? How can I deal with this more effectively?

The Women in Transition Workshop takes the participants through the three perilous stages of any transition, explaining how each stage can be understood and embraced. 

Sign up now for the Women in Transition Workshop!  This workshop is open to TTN members ($25) and non-members ($35).

Here’s what stood out from previous participants:
  • Beautifully organized and enthusiastically received – I think many really learned a great deal and moved ahead today.
  • Importance of women in community supporting whatever life brings.
  • Diversity, wisdom, experience in abundance. Very encouraging. 
  • Everyone’s willingness to be vulnerable and share from their heart.

For questions, contact Rheanni Lightwater at

See details on the

BY SEPTEMBER 28TH
MONTHLY MEETING
Two Programs in One! 
ARE YOU AN INTROVERT OR AN EXTRAVERT? AND Forming Special Interest Groups!

MONDAY • SEPTEMBER 24 • 5:45–7:30 PM
Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
Jean Palmer April 2012
What makes extraverts and introverts tick? Learn from  TTN Santa Fe  Founder Jean Palmer the key distinctions between these psychological preferences.

Understand what it is and what it is not. Can I be both? What if I don’t like my preference? Come enjoy this enlightening session.

Jean Palmer’s experience as an executive director, founder of networking groups, and leader in many organizations has given her an opportunity to learn from, and help others deal with the challenges of life and organizations. She believes that every individual has value and she provides gentle encouragement and practical help that can be used right away. She had her own training business, Jean C. Palmer Training for Success and Excellence, for 40 years, where she worked with a variety of organizations including Sprint, State Department, American Red Cross, and the US Senate. She is the founder of the Santa Fe chapter of The Transition Network and has served on the National TTN Board.  

In this program, we’ll also form Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which bring members together who share a special interest. Would you like to meet with others in a book group, hiking, movies, traveling? Join a special interest group to share your passion and socialize with each other. (NOTE: If you are interested in joining a Special Interest Group and are unable to attend the meeting on 9/24, please contact Ellen Wetzel at ERW400@aol.com or 319/325-7543.)
 
Suggested donation - $5.00

Open to TTN members and non-members!   Bring a guest!  
CHAPTER HAPPENINGS
Santa Fe Soul Festival Serves Up Spirit!
Savoring Ecco's Gelato on Marcy Street!
One of Three Santa Fe Opera Tours!
Zozoritas and a Steel Drum Dance!
SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY • SEPTEMBER 7 •   7–9:30 PM
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 9 AM–6 PM
AGELESS LIVING CONFERENCE
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco St
9 Inspiring Authors and Experts Live on Stage - Bruce Lipton, Caroline Myss, Gregg Braden, Lynne Twist, Eben Alexander and Karen Newell, Jeddah Mali, and Sedena and George Cappannelli!

Live and age more consciously while creating a positive future for yourself and future generations! 


Open to TTN members and non-members!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 • 3–6 PM
WORLD WIDE WANDER - MINDFUL WALK
Meet at San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Be part of the Second Annual Street Wisdom - World Wide Wander, a global event happening the weekend of Sept. 14-16.  Join Mindful NM in a 3-hour walk to stop the clock, step out of the familiar and find wonder right beneath your feet. 

Our group will be part of dozens on similar walks happening in dozens of countries. Bring an open mind, good walking shoes, water and a question around something happening in your life for which you'd like fresh answers! No charge! 

For details contact Sue Benedict at 818/522-7115 or suefbenedict396@gmail.com

Open to TTN Members and non-members!

SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 16 10 AM–5 PM
11TH ANNUAL SANTA FE RENAISSANCE FAIR
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe
Travel back in time with Clan Tynker and the Order of Epona jousters! Ride in a Spanish Galleon, learn about Renaissance arts, enjoy incredible performances, music, delicious food, arts and crafts vendors and more at NM's premier Renaissance Fair. 

At The Door Prices: Adults - $12, Seniors (62+) - $10.

Meet at del Norte Credit Union parking lot (DeVargas Mall) 510 N Guadalupe, SF, at 9:30AM to car pool.

For details contact Sue Benedict at 818/522-7115 or suefbenedict396@gmail.com

Open to TTN Members and non-members!

THURSDAY • SEPTEMBER 20 • 7–9PM
TTN MUSICAL PARTY  
790 Paseo de la Cuma (Jean Palmer's Home,
off Old Taos Hwy),
Come have some fun with an evening of music! Please bring your instruments and/or your voices, to listen or participate in music of any genre. There will be an opportunity for solos (2-3 per person/group) and a sing-along of familiar and well-loved tunes!
Light refreshments will be served and if you'd like to bring something, please do. 
Open to TTN members and non-members! Bring a guest! 
SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 23 3 PM
ECHOES OF PEACE,
NEW MEXICO PEACE CHOIR
James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd., 
Come and enjoy inspiring music with the 90-member choir singing some of their favorite songs about nature, social awareness, the human spirit and peace. In November the Choir will be singing in Carnegie Hall! 

Tickets can be ordered from www.NMPeaceChoir.org and will be available at the door. 

General Admission - $20; Seniors (62+) - $15

Open to TTN members and non-members!
TUESDAY • SEPTEMBER 25 • 7 PM
VESSEL—SANTA FE N.O.W.
WOMEN’S FILM SERIES
CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail
VESSEL: Winner of the Audience Award, SXSW Film and six other festival awards!  Horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, Rebecca Gomperts took a radical step; she began providing abortions at sea, in international waters. This film follows her project, Women on Waves, as she works within the underground network of emboldened, informed activists at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights. 

Meet in the lobby 6:30PM.

General Admission - $11, Seniors - $9.50. 
Purchase ticket in advance - call CCA, 505/982-1338.

Open to TTN Members and non-members!  
SAVE THE DATE!
MONDAY • OCTOBER 22 5:45–7:30 PM
GET WELL, STAY WELL!
Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta

Learn from a panel of local wellness experts at TTN’s October Program! Our guest speakers will focus on medicinal mushrooms and Feldenkrais movement, among other topics.

Suggested donation - $5.00

Open to TTN Members and non-members! Bring a guest!

TTN EVENTS PARTICIPATION POLICY 

Non-members are invited to attend up to THREE events before joining.

These events include our monthly meetings, coffees, luncheons and
happy hours as well as members-only events that you attend
as a guest of a particular TTN member.

Thereafter, we ask that you join
The Transition Network (TTN) to continue attending.

We hope non-members will understand and respect this policy.

Please contact our National Office to join/renew: TheTransitionNetwork.org/join

If there is a financial need, you may apply for a confidential scholarship by writing to Susan Collins, Executive Director, at

HOW TO RSVP

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU RSVP TO ANY EVENT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. IT'S A GREAT HELP TO EVENT ORGANIZERS SINCE RESERVATIONS MUST SOMETIMES BE MADE IN ADVANCE.

Please click on the RSVP BUTTON for the event you would like to attend.

TO ATTEND A TTN MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT:
You must be a current member of The Transition Network (TTN).

TO ATTEND A TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS EVENT:
You must be a current member or
the guest of a current member of The Transition Network (TTN).

You may join or renew online:
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SANTA FE CHAPTER
STEERING COMMITTEE 2018

Please feel free to contact these committee coordinators with
questions, concerns, suggestions and/or to offer your assistance.

Coordinator: Ellen Wetzel erw400@aol.com 
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com
Events: Sue Benedict suefbenedict1396@gmail.com
Membership: Carol Pava  carolofpava@gmail.com
Programs: Joanne Brown Joanne@joannebrown.com
Programs: Pat Wetzel: pat@CancerRoadTrip.com
Transition Peer Groups: Betty Bartos bebartos@gmail.com 
Founder: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com