Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
It's my distinct honor and privilege to take over the coordinator position from Rachel Greenstein for The Santa Fe Chapter of The Transition Network - a dynamic community, a place to connect and discover, and a voice for women who change the rules. That's us!!
I believe we are powerful together in a way that we cannot be powerful alone, that TTN provides a format for ongoing interaction and exploration that is unequalled in Santa Fe, and that we have endless lessons to learn from each other, and our experience and hope to share.
If you believe in what TTN is all about, and you're not yet a member, I encourage you to become one! Make the commitment. The value we offer is far and above the minimal cost to join.
Participate, and enjoy!
DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, December 18
5:45 - 7:30 pm
BRING A DISH TO SHARE! BYOB (if you'd like wine)*
*Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
In the spirit of the holidays, we are collecting much- needed items for more than 80 low-income, elderly residents of Santa Fe's Casa Real.
Please bring socks and/or a beanie hat or plan to donate cash toward their purchase. Soft socks and beanies are readily available at Dollar stores. Buy multiple sets! Get your knitting or crocheting on! Together, we can help keep our women and men elders warmer this winter.
THIS IS A TTN MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. Please remember to join TTN in order to attend.
WANT TO FEEL MORE CONNECTED? CONSIDER JOINING A TTN TRANSITION PEER GROUP!
Here's what one Peer Group participant said: "Through the TTN peer support group that I have been a part of for the past year, I have met a terrific group of women - each one of them in her own way has contributed so much to my life. They are inspirational, funny, warm and understanding- the conversations we've had over the year have allowed us to share our lives in a way that rarely happens in other contexts. Thanks, TTN!"
A Transition Peer Group consists of a small group of women (usually 8-10) who join together in each other's homes (usually once or twice a month) to discuss topics of mutual interest and relevance to their current lives. Transition Peer groups provide opportunities for connection, new friendships and mutual support in a safe, respectful environment as women navigate their individual life transitions.
Participation in a Transition Peer Groups is a TTN member benefit.
We are eager to have a new Transition Peer Group start in early 2018.
Recently at the stunning KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, nine women entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, and activists gave their signature dynamic talk on a wide range of subjects. Each one was designed to inspire, educate and empower New Mexican women. And they did! From entering the theater to leaving, the high, positive energy of the volunteers, speakers and audience was palpable. Our carpool ride home was non-stop, enthusiastic idea sharing!
DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
TAOS FOLK POP-UP CRAFTS + GIFT SHOW
Meet at De Vargas Center on the side of Office Depot at 9:15 am and carpool north to Taos.
We'll arrive at the world-famous
Taos Folk Pop-up Crafts + Gift Show, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte,Taos, NM 87571
www.TaosFolk.com at 11am and after an hour of being inspired (and knocking a few items off of our gift lists), we'll walk across the street to
Martyr's Restaurantwww.martyrs-steakhouse.com for a cozy lunch by the fire. After lunch, we'll see American pottery, textiles, paintings and folk art at the
Millicent Rogers Museumwww.millicentrogers.org.
Please call, text or email Karen Lievense to confirm your place on this trip and for travel directions.
email@example.com or 575 779 6826.
*7:00 PM Catch the seasonal spirit with a concert that includes all-time favorites by
Leroy Anderson and Irving Berlin; Spanish, renaissance and Alfred Burt carols; an arrangement of dances from Tschaikowsky's Nutcracker Suite, the Russian Sailors Dance - and more. The evening concludes with the audience joining the band for a holiday sing-along!
The Santa Fe Concert Band continues one of Santa Fe's oldest traditions of free public concerts by volunteer musicians dating back to1865.
TTN member Virginia Asman plays in the flute section.
*5:15 PM Meet prior to the concert for drinks, snacks or early dinner at the
Burger Stand at Burro Alley.
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!
We also use Meetup.com to announce upcoming events.
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.
SANTA FE CHAPTER
Please feel free to contact these coordinators with questions, concerns, suggestions and/or to offer your assistance.
Please note that Sue Burgess and Kay Henricksen will be completing their terms at the end of 2017.