Santa Fe Chapter | Newsletter | July 2020
Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
COORDINATOR'S CORNER
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”—Joseph Campbell

So much is happening in our world now and how are we all doing? We hope you are finding the resources and support that you need to move forward. We believe that the connections you can, or do have, with TTN are very important, especially now.

To help you, we are offering many virtual events on a variety of topics from fun to inspirational. You will find them listed in this newsletter. If you are a current member and would like to be considered to offer a virtual event, please write to Jean@JeanPalmer.com .

We will continue to offer virtual events as we are not able to meet in person and we don’t know when that will happen. We will keep you posted and will begin offering them again when we feel it’s safe to do so. Even when we start meeting in person, we may continue to offer some virtual events.

Thanks to the Steering Committee members who reached out to all of the current TTN members in June! You will see an article about it in this newsletter. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions about how TTN can help during these unusual times.

—The Santa Fe TTN Steering Committee
LET'S GET CONNECTED—VIA ZOOM!
THURSDAY • JULY 9 • 5:30–7:00 PM
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR ON ZOOM
TTN is hosting a third Virtual Happy Hour where we can catch up and relax after a long day. Please join us with Elena de Molina hosting it again. Grab a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and join us from the comfort of your home. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Open to TTN members and non-members

Host: Elena de Molina
If questions, contact Elena de Molina at elena.demolina@gmail.com
SATURDAY • JULY 11 • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
BBQ BRAVADO ZOOM CLASS
WITH CHEF JOHNNY VEE
Great tips to get you ready for summer grilling techniques. We will explore flavor enhancers such as dry rubs, wet rubs, sopping sauces and marinades with side dishes to accompany our smokin' menu, i.e., BBQ sauce, Santa Fe cured salmon, Hungarian Beef Skewers, smoked Baby Back Ribs, Salsa Verde and Smoked Potato Salad and Classic Strawberry Shortcake with buttermilk biscuits.

Cost includes class and all prepared dishes.
I person: $55.00; 2 persons: $65.00.

For more information, contact Sue Benedict at suefbenedict396@gmail.com or 818-522-7115

Open to TTN members and non-members

Register to receive details for payment, Zoom instructions
and place and times to pick up prepared servings. 
FRIDAY • JULY 17 • 5:30–7:00 PM
VIRTUAL MEET AND GREET
Join us for a virtual Meet and Greet! It’s a great way to make new connections and have some fun at the same time . We will have an opportunity to share with each other all from our comfy chairs. There will be some creative activities that will be fun and a way to learn more about what is important to us.

We hope you will grab your favorite beverage and join us!

Open to TTN members and non-members

Host: Betty Bartos
If questions, contact Betty Bartos at bebartos@gmail.com
WEDNESDAY • JULY 22 • 4:00–5:15 PM
LIVING ALONE DURING THE PANDEMIC
There is a distinction between being alone and feeling lonely. For those of us living alone it is especially important to stay connected with those we care about. Listening to yourself and being kind to yourself and feeling a part of something larger are also ways to help feel supported, balanced and connected during this time of continued social distancing. Come share with us what’s happening with you.

Open to TTN members and non-members  

Facilitator: Diane Johnston
If questions, contact Diane Johnston at dianejohnston16@comcast.net
SATURDAY • JULY 25 • 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
WRITE FOR YOUR LIFE!
In this “Write for Your Life!” workshop, facilitated by TTN member Joanne Fay Brown, we will write with others in a small group. Together we'll foster a supportive community enabling you to write freely and go deep: writing in response to suggested prompts, building trust among the group and in our unique voices. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if you have always written.

More information about Write for Your Life!: www.joannebrown.com. I look forward to writing with you!

Open to TTN members and non-members.
Limited to 8 participants, so register early to ensure a space.

Facilitator: Joanne Fay Brown
If questions, contact Joanne Brown at joanne@joannebrown.com

Pre-registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting. 
WEDNESDAY • JULY 29 • 7:00–8:30 PM
RESILIENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
What does resilience mean? In the simplest sense, resilience means one’s ability to bounce back. To be a resilient person means to be able to withstand and adapt to hardships and setbacks. We will watch together Three Secrets of Resilient People, a Ted Talk by Lucy Hone, and have a chance to share our reactions and thoughts.

Open to TTN members and non-members

Facilitator: Jean Palmer
If questions, contact Jean Palmer at Jean@JeanPalmer.com

Pre-registration is required.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting. 
MORE VIRTUAL EVENTS
For information about interesting offerings from other chapters that you can attend, on the TTN website, go to Chapters/Santa Fe/Events and you will find a listing of events available to you.

Our Santa Fe Virtual events are listed also there for a second place to find them.

We encourage you to explore all these virtual offerings and to take advantage of these opportunities to learn and share.
CHAPTER NEWS
STEERING COMMITTEE TRANSITIONS
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR
We welcome Dotti Graviet to a new position on the Steering Committee, Community Outreach Coordinator. Three of the pillars for TTN are Connection, Discovery and Impact. Dotti will be focusing on the area of Impact, an important and growing area for the Santa Fe chapter.

Dotti is a Financial Adviser with a passion for empowering women in transition with tools and knowledge to feel strong and successful. She has been in the Financial Services industry since 1989, a Santa Fe resident since 1978, and has two children and five grandchildren! Dotti enjoys time in the garden, playing with grandchildren and home remodel projects.

Since Dotti has lived in Santa Fe for many years and knows the community well, we feel she is the right fit for this new position and look forward to her helping us in this new role.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
One of the Program Coordinators, Terese Kitts, is stepping down and we are sorry to see her go. We greatly appreciate the time and effort she has contributed to bringing us varied and interesting programs over the past year.

The good news is that Lovett Bayne has agreed to continue serving as the Program Coordinator. She has been working with Programs as Co-coordinator with Terese since early this year and is well-versed and ready to continue taking on this responsibility. Thank you, Lovett!
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
CONNECTING WITH OUR MEMBERS
In June we were able to connect with or leave a message for each TTN member in the Santa Fe Chapter. Our Steering Committee had fun calling everyone to check in on how they were doing. The vast majority are doing well, and we are very thankful for that. Those who are having some difficulty have others who are helping them, for which we are also grateful. In this time of change and isolation, a phone call is a great way to express care and concern for others.

The calls were so well received and appreciated that we will do them again in six months. We want to stay in touch with you. Please let us know if you didn’t get a call as that means we don’t have your correct contact information.

We look forward to talking with you again!

Lisa McGee and Elena de Molina
NOTES FROM NATIONAL
As an organization, TTN supports equal justice for all Americans regardless of race, religion, gender, age or any other basis for discrimination. We stand with those who strive to raise awareness of the inequalities in our justice system. We also share the sorrow of all the families who have lost loved ones because of systemic racism throughout our country.

As we determine our role in solving the issues of the here and now, let’s also look forward. It’s still the year of our 20th Anniversary. We’re learning a lot about our world and how much it needs us. Now is the time for strong, resilient TTN women to leverage our vision and experience to raise awareness of these important issues and make a meaningful difference. 
SANTA FE STUDY GROUP ON RACE 
There is much going on in the world right now. One of the important areas that is getting much deserved attention is racial inequality and injustice. In our Santa Fe Chapter, a Study Group on Race has been meeting for a year.

One of the members from that group recently wrote a letter to the editor in The Santa Fe New Mexican. Here are excerpts from her letter: Opportunity for Healing. …I am aggrieved and angered that our legacy of racism and genocide continues to resurface again and again…One action step I took last year was to join a study group on race that has met monthly. This group has transformed my own consciousness about my racist beliefs, behaviors and actions as a white woman of privilege. (Submitted to The Santa Fe New Mexican by Judith Elfrink Weissmueller.)

If you are interested in learning more and would like to join a study group or have questions, please contact Katherine Youngmeister, katherineyoungmeister@gmail.com.
HIGHLIGHTS OF JUNE VIRTUAL EVENTS! 
HAPPY HOUR!
We had the second Happy Hour on June 5th and again it was a great success. Both members and non-members came together for a relaxing time. We had such a good time, talking, catching up, and connecting with each other in a very casual and fun environment.

TAKE A BREAK!
Some TTN members and a non-member got to take a mid-day break, relax, and enjoy getting to know one another and the opportunity to meet new people! We talked about our work, previous work, interests—plus innovative ways to put our no-longer-needed items directly into the hands of others through Buy Nothing Santa Fe and The Circle of Giving .

BRENE BROWN’S REMARKABLE INSIGHTS
A small group of TTN members gathered on Zoom to explore the wisdom of Brene Brown based on a video covering six of her big insights about how to live well: embrace vulnerability, be authentic, risk failure, brave the wilderness, show up , and strive for excellence rather than perfection. The hour flew by as we discovered how inter-related these all are and explored how each one impacted us differently. Finally we each expressed how we want to apply them in our own lives as we go forward. We all felt enriched and inspired.

LIVING ALONE DURING A PANDEMIC!
Eight women attended including the facilitator, Diane Johnston. Topics discussed were feelings of isolation, the importance of staying healthy since we are caring for ourselves and new things we have taken up during the quarantine. Those new things included meditation, adopting a healthy diet and starting a new outdoor exercise routine. The group decided that they would like to meet on a monthly basis to discuss a “spin-off” of what was discussed today.

We welcome you to join us in any of our upcoming events! We also have the opportunity to attend many varied offerings from other TTN chapters. We are a National organization and it’s fun to meet women from the other chapters, too. See how to do that in the More Virtual Events section earlier in this newsletter.
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SANTA FE CHAPTER
STEERING COMMITTEE
Please contact these committee coordinators
with questions, concerns, suggestions
and/or to offer your assistance.

Interim Coordinator: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com
Community Outreach Coordinator: Dotti Graviet nanisplace@hotmail.com
Events: Sue Benedict suefbenedict396@gmail.com
Membership: Lisa McGee and Elena de Molina
Programs: Lovett Bayne lovett@fishcitygrill.com
Transition Peer Groups: Betty Bartos bebartos@gmail.com
Founder: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com