February 2016

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.

Co-C oordinators' Corner 

What a terrific first
Rachel Greenstein & Sue Burgess 
meeting of the new year! More than 35 members and guests came to hear one of TTN's talented authors, Pat Shapiro, talk about her latest book, The Privilege of Aging. Pat shared inspiring thoughts from some of the 12 women she interviewed and some of their strategies to ensure their cup is always half-full.

Our favorite is the approach one of Pat's interviewees takes when thinking about some of the activities she can no longer enjoy: her inability to hike means no more blisters on her feet and not riding her bicycle means no more aching leg muscles.

Our February meeting features Ruth Greenberger, President of the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe who will present an overview of this important organization and volunteer service. See more details in the next article, including information on the book swap! We hope you'll join us!

Please plan to enjoy more socializing at our New Member Tea on March 19 which will be held at the house of our founder, Jean Palmer.

Last but not least, our Programs Committee needs a new Coordinator since Judy Donahue has moved over to Membership.  Please e-mail us with your questions and ideas: rachelrgreenstein@gmail.com, sueburgessttn@earthlink.net.

Monthly Meeting

The February meeting will be
Monday, February 22nd from 5:45-7:30pm

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

$5 new suggested donation

Bring a guest! 
February program:  
+ Book Swap!

As Frederick Douglass said,"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." 

TTN welcomes Ruth Greenberger, president of the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe.  
Did you know that 34% of adults in
a Fe are functionally illiterate
according to the
2010 census? ....and 32% speak little or no English. For 30 years, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe have been providing free tutoring to adults in our community. Ruth Greenberger, current board president of Literacy Volunteers, will talk about her experiences as an ESL tutor and about the organization.
Ruth Greenberger

Ruth Greenberger
is a retired educator with 40 years of experience as a teacher, school principal,and education consultant. She has tutored several individuals and groups of students for Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, and she is clear that her life has been transformed by the experience as much as her students' lives.


To add to our celebration of the joys of reading, we will have a book swap. Each person please bring a book with your name in it. Discover and chat with the owner of the book you choose. Refreshments will be served during what should be a fun evening!

Santa Fe Chapter Webpages Updated!

Visit our recently updated pages
on the TTN website:
  • Keep informed with the Events Calendar
  • Get acquainted with our Steering Committee members by reading their "bios"
  • Check out Chapter News for an overview of recent - and not so recent - activities
  • Read archived Newsletters from 2013-2016


Do you have a vacation home you'd like to rent, a movie review, an event you'd like to tell other members about?  We are working on creating a page where members can post their own announcements!

Host Your Own TTN Events!  

The Social Committee continues to arrange many events, including coffees, happy hours, and special trips 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 - singinglinda@gmail.com to share your ideas - or to join the Social Committee.  

 Santa Fe Chapter




Wednesday, Feb 3 
3:00-5:00 pm

Chocolate Maven  
821 San Mateo Road 
Santa Fe

Experience a traditional High Tea with a variety of confections, little sandwiches and a wide assortment  
of teas in china tea cups.  
We need to reserve tables,  
so be sure to RSVP!


Thursday, Feb 18

Bar & Food Happy Hour

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Trivia begins at
6:00 pm

The Santa Fe Bar & Grill
187 Paseo De Peralta
(De Vargas Mall)

Do you know the answers to these trivia questions?
Question 1:  Which 5-letter word can refer to a spicy Latin dance or a spicy Latin sauce?
Question 2:  How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico?  

Ready for more trivia?  

This fun-filled evening will be open to not only TTN members but also friends who might be interested in learning about the many programs and activities TTN has to offer.


March 19
"Getting to Know You"
2-4 pm    
Jean Palmer's Home
790 Paseo de la Cuma
New members will join longtime members for conversation and light refreshments. Learn about the social events, peer groups, and book group plans for the spring.

April 16
Annual UnBirthday Celebration
2-4  pm
Carolyn Moore's Home
Santa Fe

An UNBIRTHDAY party has been defined as a celebration on any day that is not one's birthday.
Join us for an afternoon of fun!


Non-members are welcome
to attend all of February's events.

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


Santa Fe TTN Social Groups use MeetUp to schedule
and share event ideas. 
meet up logo

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:
If you are already a Meetup member, sign into Meetup as usual and look for our group title listed above. 
If you need help, contact Ann Church:

The Santa Fe Transition Network   www.thetransitionnetwork.org