Santa Fe Chapter | Newsletter | April 2018
Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
Nathalie Herrman
COORDINATOR'S CORNER
It is with a full heart and much gratitude that I pass along the Coordinator Baton to Ellen Wetzel at the end of this month. I have learned and grown and been blessed by TTN in more ways than I ever could have anticipated, and it thrills me to know that I will be leaving it in such capable hands. There is a magic and depth to our membership that is unsurpassed in any other group I’ve been affiliated with, and I encourage you all to do your part going forward to cherish and support the uniqueness of our powerful community of women. I step forward forever transformed by my experience with TTN, and thank you all for your contribution to my life!
MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, April 23
5:45-7:30 pm
Program: THE MAGIC OF NATIVE PLANTS
Santa Fe Master Gardener Association (SFMGA)
Santa FE Native Plants Project (SNaPP)
We will first define Native Plants, talk briefly about Ecology and Ecosystem Services, and suggest that adding native plants to the home landscape is something each of us can do to mitigate diminishing biodiversity and loss of habitat.

We will next highlight a few native plants and their most endearing characteristics.

We will conclude with the down-and-dirty business of soil, water, and mulch.
Pamela Wolfe left Denver in 2012 to settle in Santa Fe. She holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics and continues to work as a biostatistcal consultant to researchers at Colorado State University in Ft Collins and the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.

Ms Wolfe is a graduate of the Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Illustration program. She enjoys starting plants from seed, nurturing, photographing, drawing, and if it’s edible… well, why not? Her other interests include arthropods, book arts, and opera. She is a Master Gardener and Santa Fe Native Plants Project (SNaPP) team member.

Bring a guest!
Non-members welcome.

$5 donation at the door

Montezuma Lodge
431 Paseo de Peralta
located just to the left and behind the Scottish Rite Temple with plenty of parking.
CHAPTER NEWS
IT'S A LAUGHING MATTER!
Presenter Valerie Clote (left) leads TTN members and guests in Laughter Yoga at our March Monthly Meeting.
TWO SUCCESSFUL TTN EVENTS
IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH!
The WOMEN IN TRANSITION WORKSHOP led by Ginny Dwyer, Rheanni Lightwater and Jean Palmer was a great success. Twenty-two women attended, 12 members and 10 non-members. Several of the non-members have since joined and TTN would welcome any of the others to do so too. 
 
Here were a few comments by those attending:
That women are awesome and smart! Lots of wisdom in the room.”
“The power of women gathered together-the sharing, openness and support and excellent information and presentations.” 

The new TRANSITION PEER GROUP had a successful Kick-off and is off to a great start - ready, hopeful, challenged, excited. There are 14 women in the group, some who are relative newcomers to Santa Fe and others who have been here many years. Being in a Transition Peer Group is a TTN member benefit. 
 
A comment that is applicable to both groups:
“I look forward to becoming more involved within TTN!”

Several have since stepped up to serve and that is great. 
If you are interested in getting more active by leading or serving on a committee, let Nathalie Hermann, Coordinator, know at nathalie@humanizetheworld.com .

THE PLAY'S THE THING!
"Beat the Devil" afterparty: TTN members chat with
Glen Williamson, NYC actor and star of the production.
APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY APRIL 6-—10:00 AM
RIVER WALK
Solana Center, 903 W. Alameda
We will walk the flat smooth river trail to Frenchy’s Park led by Carol Pava...lunch afterwards. Bring water, jacket for wind, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes. Park behind the State Farm Insurance building on east corner across from Quik Lane.

Open to TTN members and non members!
THURSDAY APRIL 12—11:00 AM
TOUR OF SAN MIGUEL CHURCH
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Join us for a tour and presentation about the San Miguel Church, described as the oldest church in the United States, one of the famous northern New Mexican adobe churches and part of a distinctive cultural tradition.

Lunch at Tomasita’s Restaurant.

Open to TTN members and their guests
MONDAY APRIL 16—7:00 - 9:00 PM
TTN MUSICAL PARTY
790 Paseo de la Cuma (off Old Taos Highway)
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which
human nature cannot do without.”  ― Confucius

Are you afraid that you can’t sing well enough or you are shy and won’t feel comfortable? Do you have a musical instrument that you haven't played in a while?

We are an informal monthly gathering of about 10-12 women who come to play or listen to instrumental music and sing songs that are familiar to us, learn a few new ones and enjoy each other’s company. There will be also be an opportunity for solos (2-3 per person/group).

If you are willing to bring a food item to share with others, it’s appreciated but not required.

If you are one of the 65 women who asked to be on the mailing list and you’ve never attended, please come join us! If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for the Musical parties, email Jean@JeanPalmer.com
 
Open to TTN members and non members!
TUESDAY APRIL 17—5:00 PM
SWINGING HAPPY HOUR
Derailed at Sage Inn, 725 Cerrillos Road
Join us for delicious food and drinks as well as LIVE MUSIC. Derailed bar and lounge serves up scratch-made comfort food and seasonally inspired fare at the Santa Fe Sage Inn. The bar is known for its blue agave tequila margaritas and signature cocktails.

Open to TTN members and non members!
SUNDAY APRIL 22—2:00 PM
SANTA FE CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT
St Francis Auditorium, 107 W Palace Ave
Join TTN members for a FREE concert with a varied program including The Sound of Music, ET (The Extra-Terrestial). Bolero, Hebrides Suite, lively marches... and much more.

The Santa Fe Concert Band continues one of Santa Fe's oldest traditions, of free public concerts by volunteer musicians dating back to 1865! TTN Member Virginia Asman plays in the flute section.

Open to TTN members and non members!
MONDAY APRIL 30—TIME TBA
MEET US AT THE MOVIES!
Theater and Movie To Be Announced
Join us for a late afternoon movie followed by dinner with lively discussion. Look for a pop-up announcement for the title of the movie, the theater and time of showing, and the name of the restaurant.

You must be on our TTN mailing list to get this information!   
Send your email address to art@vgasman.com

Open to TTN members and non members!
SAVE THESE DATES!
SATURDAY APRIL 21—10:00AM
HOW TO USE POWER TOOLS SAFELY
  Lowe's store, 3458 Zafarano Dr.
This is Lowe's free, one-hour class.
No construction experience is necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: the Power Tools class is optional and NOT A TTN event!
TUESDAY MAY 8—8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
2018 WOMEN BUILD EVENT
 59 Willow Back Road,
 Oshara Village, Santa Fe
This annual event, created in partnership with Lowe's, is always held during the weeks leading up to Mother's Day, and is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. More than 117K women from all 50 states have volunteered at past Habitat Women Build week events!

If you want to help change lives in our community, TTN Santa Fe, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's of Santa Fe invite you to grab a hammer and volunteer for a day or two. All tools are provided, but bring your own work gloves and water bottle if you can. A tasty free lunch will be served and volunteers will receive a t-shirt. Please invite your partners, relatives and co-workers to join us! (Must be 16 years or older.)

Don't miss out our TTN Chapter's tradition of participating in this very worthwhile endeavor. There are only 6 to 8 slots available, so SIGN UP NOW!!!  
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:
PLEASE VISIT OUR TTN WEBSITE
FOR VALUABLE RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

FIND A HOST OF INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LOCAL CHAPTER AT

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: Nathalie Herrman nathalie@humanizetheworld.com
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com
Events: Sue Benedict  suefbenedict396@gmail.com
Membership: Lynne Frimond  lfrimond@gmail.com
Transition Peer Groups: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com