August 2016

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.

Co-C oordinators' Corner 

Rachel Greenstein & Sue Burgess 
Aside from partaking in every available ritual that might bring monsoon season -- or even just a normal thunderstorm -- to Santa Fe, we've been keeping our chapter members busy:  We all did such a good job wishing for rain that we finally got some - at our annual picnic!  Portia found us a beautiful site up the mountain in Hyde Park which, luckily for us, had a new, watertight shelter that protected us from the welcome, if imperfectly timed, downpour that accompanied our event. We're thinking June for next year's picnic might be more likely to ensure a sunny day...
In the meantime, the first trip to Taos was such a hit, a second one is about to take place -- August 4th.  We've also organized a group to tour the Opera House together -- Saturday, August 13: after two years of renovations, there's more to see than ever! (And, because it's a little early in the morning, they offer coffee and muffins.) And it's all free!  
In September, we'll be presenting the Women in Transition workshop. If you've participated before, it's worth doing again because it's always a little different and your transitions tend to evolve. (Some of us have done two or three of the workshops.) We're also starting a Lunch Bunch in September -- "Ladies Who Lunch" Santa Fe-style! Join us for good company, good food and maybe a few restaurants you've never tried.
Finally, newer members will gather for tea in the early fall to get to know one another and meet some of our Committee Chairs and members. We're also planning to form a new Transition Support Group.  
There is more than one way to RSVP to a TTN event - through Meetup, on the TTN website or by e-mailing the organizer.  It doesn't matter which method you use but it is important that you RSVP to any event you plan to attend . It's a great help to event organizers.  
Thank you!
We are still seeking a Coordinator
for Our Program Committee!
Please e-mail us with your questions and ideas.

Monthly Meeting
Monday, August 22 from 5:45-7:30 pm

Member Ann Shubert, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, presents the five cognitive processes hardwired into our brains that often make financial decisions challenging. The interactive session will include ample opportunity for questions. 
Ann Shubert, MBA 

After a 30-year career in the defense industry, Ann transitioned in 2014 to a career as a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, where she uses her planning and analytical skills to help people bring their financial "big picture" into focus and create a plan for their financial goals

Montezuma Lodge   
431 Paseo de Peralta 
located just to the left and behind the Scottish Rite Temple with plenty of parking.

$5 suggested donation

Bring a guest!
Art Santa Fe - A Feast for the Eyes!
Art Santa Fe, the second largest art market in the United States, provided a venue for enjoying the art of established studio artists not only from the Santa Fe area, but also from across the United States and around the world. Volunteer Virginia Asman hosted a gathering of several TTN members who not only viewed the art but had the opportunity of meeting and speaking with the artists directly in addition to learning more about their processes during scheduled artist panel discussions. The event took place during the weekend of July 8-10 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
Book Club
Want to join a new
TTN Book Group
Want more information?

Contact or 217.544.2931 if you are interested. She can give you more information. 

Interested in being in a Transition Peer Group?  Want more information?

Contact to learn more.
Do you live in Eldorado ?
Please email Sue Burgess at if you live in the Eldorado area. We are thinking of scheduling a coffee out there. Thanks!

Host Your Own TTN Events! 
TTN members enjoying the annual picnic at Hyde Park.
The Social Committee continues to arrange many events, including coffees, happy hours, plays and parties to connect our members beyond the monthly meetings.

Have suggestions?  Hiking, art, theater? Help us set up social events using MeetUp as a communications tool. Contact Linda McEnroe -  to share your ideas - or to join the Social Committee.

 Santa Fe Chapter




Thursday, August 4th     
Meet on the west side of Office Depot
to carpool

Return to Santa Fe 

Harwood Museum and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House 
TTN member and exhibit docent, Karen Lievense, will provide a morning tour of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. We'll then have lunch at a local restaurant followed by an afternoon tour, led by Karen, of the Mabel Dodge Luhan Exhibit.
( at the Harwood Museum)



Saturday, August 6th     
9:00am - 3:00 pm
DeVargas Mall 
564 N. Guadalupe St

We will once again participate in the DeVargas Women's Health Fair which was great fun last year. This year should be even more vibrant with the opening of Light Vessel and Love Yourself Care and with all the new stores that have moved in from Sanbusco.
To read more, visit Please come by and say hello!

Thursday, August 11th     
3:00 pm
Kakawa Chocolate House
1050 E Paseo de Peralta

Enjoy good conversation while savoring authentic and historic drinking chocolate elixirs made from recipes spanning 1000 BC

to the mid-1900s AD.       


Saturday, August 13th  
Santa Fe Opera  
Box Office 
301 Opera Drive 

Experience a "behind - the - scenes" look at how a production comes together while enjoying a panorama of breathtaking scenery. Jean Palmer will meet participants at the opera house box office at 8:15 am. We will be greeted by an Opera Guild member with coffee and muffins followed by a lively talk at 8:45 am about a particular area or opera-related craft from an opera insider. The event is concluded with a complimentary backstage tour. Saturday admission is free.



A Half-Day Workshop for women 50+ to explore what's next.


Non-members are welcome  
to attend all events  
except those designated as
Member Events.

Come & learn more about
Santa Fe TTN and
the value of becoming
a member.


Santa Fe TTN uses
Meetup to schedule
and share event ideas. 
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Please sign up with the Chapter's Meetup site to receive meeting and event reminders.

To sign up follow these instructions:
If you are not already a Meetup member, go to
and select sign up, using your e-mail address. You must go into your e-mail and verify your registration to finish the registration with Meetup. 

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If you are already a Meetup member, sign into Meetup as usual and look for our group title listed above. 
The Santa Fe Transition Network