Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
News From The Steering Committee 
Changes afoot...
 
Rather than the "Coordinators ' Corner, " which has been a part of our newsletter for a few years, our current Steering Committee agreed that members might be more interested in a shorter, more newsy article.
 
Another change is the addition, in each newsletter, of a member 's story of transition. Most of us seem to welcome learning about one another 's experiences. It helps us put our own transitions into perspective. (And I think it gives fellow members a better chance to know one another.)
 
If you 'd like to share your transition experience(s), please email a draft of your transition narrative - limited to 300 words if possible - to Membership Co-Chair Lynne Frimond  lfrimond@gmail.com 
  
Last, but hardly least, Chapter Co-Coordinator, Robin Sarkissian, has decided to step down for the foreseeable future. As someone closer to 50 than forward, Robin has contributed enthusiasm and many good ideas about serving the younger women in our chapter and reaching out to engage more of that age range in our community.
 
As partner Co-Coordinator, I offer my thanks and appreciation for Robin 's many contributions during the nine months of her tenure. ~ Rachel

My Transition Story 

Lynne Frimond
New Mexico had us at " Welcome to Santa Fe!" We know it now. We heard that phrase less than a two-day drive away from southern California, at the beginning of what would become an 18-month, 30,000-mile Vagabond Tour of America, with my husband Bernie, our beloved old retriever Zoey and me packed into our small SUV.

We sold our family home of 30 years, retired a law practice, and put furniture and the family treasures into one POD storage container. We said goodbye to our three amazing children, our dear friends and set out for an adventure. We would experience so many awe-inspiring sights, but our true quest was to discover new "home." Free of most roles and responsibilities, it was time to re-pot ourselves in a new container. Time to get on with the third chapter of life. All that stuff.

A new friend recently said, "Santa Fe just calls you. If you're supposed to be here, she just calls you." After testing that first call with a return visit, we answered yes and moved here last September. We loved being here from day one. At the same time, we had many transitions. We didn't know a soul. We missed our children terribly. We missed our forever friends. This was real retirement, not an extended road trip. So, what's next and where do we start? Every aspect of ordinary day-to-day living was new, requiring exploration. If I wanted to meet anyone, I had to put myself "out there" by walking into a roomful of strangers and saying, "hi." Not easy to do for this introvert. Without all the familiar roles and comfortable guideposts, perhaps most surprisingly, it has often been a challenging period of asking "who am I?" or "who am I now?"

Nearly one year later, our roots are indeed growing anew because Santa Fe is filled with endless possibilities and engaging, friendly people. Please, when you meet someone visiting or new to town, never underestimate the power of "Welcome to Santa Fe!" You may be delivering the Call. ~ Lynne Frimond

 
August Monthly Meeting

Monday, August 28
5:45 - 7:30 pm

THE VISION WORKSHOP with Drew Dooley

Visualize the life you would love to live by developing it, designing it, and defining how it will look!

Do you realize most people spend more time planning where to go on vacation than they spend planning where they want to go in life? It's true! However, Drew Dooley, a certified Life Mastery Consultant and Dream Architect, can and will show you how to visualize your greatest desires and move forward to a life you wou ld truly love to live. In her workshop you will learn how to: design a dream that is worthy of you, dissolve resistance to the roadblocks preventing you from achieving that dream, and move toward manifesting what you desire.

This workshop is an exciting journey into your deepest desires and how to bring them from the dream stage to reality. Join us for an hour of interactive fun, where you will discover what dream building is all about!
 
Dr. Drew Dooley has devoted the last 25 years of her life to teaching, training, a
nd motivating educators and is now taking those skills and moving them into the pu blic sector. She is in the final stages of publishing her first book, A Woman Called Yesterday, and has studied with Mary Morrissey and Mike Dooley to develop a quality Life Coaching program for her clients

$5 donation at the door.
 

Bring a guest!  
Non-members welcome! 
 


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

A Busy July: Festivals, Concerts, Art Openings!

Our TTN members did not let the July heat stop them - even doing two events in one day! On July 8th, 5 women drove to Abiquiu for lunch at the Abiquiu Inn and to tour the events at the annual Lavender Farm Festival, also in Abiquiu. Lavender was everywhere and a feaured ingredient in the desserts we enjoyed that afternoon! 
 

Later that evening we had an impressive turnout of TTN members and guests to hear a concert - Why We Sing - by the New Mexico Peace Choir at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe. Our own Linda McEnroe and Jean Palmer are both members of the Choir which will present a concert this summer in Vienna and Prague!


 
A tour of artwork created locally and internationally was enjoyed by several of our members and guests during the Opening Night Preview Party on July 13th of Art Santa Fe, an annual 3-day exhibit at the Santa Fe Convention Center. There were opportunities to speak with the artists and attend demonstrations and panel discussions.

Please plan to take advantage of the many interesting activities that we have scheduled for August!  

AUGUST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SATURDAY AUGUST 5      9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
NEW MEXICO FOOD FEST AT LAS GOLONDRINAS


Explore the food history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas.
Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food historians, attend demonstrations, sample delicious locally made creations and find something special from vendors and artisans.   Read More.

Admission  $8/$6-62+

9:30 AM-Meet to carpool from the Del Norte Credit Union pkg lot at DeVargas Center, Guadalupe St.


TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.

RSVP BY AUGUST 4TH

THURSDAY AUGUST 10        5:00 pm
HAPPY HOUR AT AGOYO LOUNGE
 Inn on the Alameda
303 E. Alameda at Paseo de Peralta 
 
We'll meet in the shady courtyard of "That Enchanting Small Hotel in Old Santa Fe" for conversation with a full bar with margaritas, wines and a cantina-style menu.

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

SUNDAY AUGUST 13          5:30 PM 
APPRENTICE SHOWCASE AT SANTA FE OPERA 
301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe, NM


Join us for a traditional tailgate picnic prior to experiencing a series of arias from this season's operas presented by the Opera's singing and technical apprentices.

5:30 PM - Meet to carpool from the Del Norte Credit Union pkg lot at DeVargas Center, Guadalupe St.  BYOB and a tailgate dish to share! 

TTN MEMBERS ONLY 
 
We are reserving a block of $19 tickets ($15 plus handling)
for the first 10 TTN members who register!
 
WEDNESDAY  AUGUST 23   7:00 - 9:00 PM
TTN MUSICAL PARTY
790 Paseo de la Cuma (Jean Palmer's Home)

Come have some fun with an evening of music! Please bring your instruments, 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!


RSVP 
   
TTN EVENTS PARTICIPATION POLICY  

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

These open 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 susan.collins@thetransitionnetwork.org
 

SAVE THESE SEPTEMBER DATES!!!

SUNDAY SEP TEMBER 10 - 2:00 PM  Santa Fe Playhouse: THE FIESTA MELODRAMA 
A tradition in Santa Fe since 1919, the Fiesta Melodrama lampoons local news and politics.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 - 7:00 - 9:30 PM - MUSICAL PARTY
Instrumental, vocal performing and a sing-along of old favorites at Jean Palmer's home.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25 - MONTHLY MEETING AT MONTEZUMA LODGE  - 5:45 - 7:30 PM 

Networking.
As we did last March, we'll meet in groups related to such topics as careers, retirement, and volunteerism. If you have suggestions for groups and discussion questions, please e-mail a Steering Committee member.


HOW TO RSVP


We invite non-members to attend up to three of our events to learn
more about Santa Fe TTN and the value of becoming a member.


When you click on this newsletter's RSVP to a TTN event,
you will be connected to either the TTN website or the organizer's email.

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

You may join or renew online:
TheTransitionNetwork.org/join


We also use Meetup.com to announce upcoming events.  


meet up logo

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 www.meetup.com
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.

Then find and sign up with:
"SANTA FE CHAPTER THE TRANSITION NETWORK".
 
If you are already a Meetup member, sign into Meetup as usual and look for our group title listed above.


 
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.


Thank you!



SANTA FE CHAPTER

STEERING COMMITTEE

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

Chapter Coordinator: Rachel Greenstein rachel4TTN@gmail.com                    
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com
Membership: Sue Benedict  suefbenedict396@gmail.com
                        Lynne Frimond  lfrimond@gmail.com
Programs: Sue Burgess sueburgessttn@earthlink.net
Treasurer: Kay Henriksen kay.henriksen5@gmail.com
TTN National Liaison: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com