January 2014
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January Monthly Program Meetings


Monday, January 27, 2014

Time: 6:15 - 8pm

Location: Unitarian Church, 107 West Barcelona


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time: 1:45 - 3:30pm

Location: Christ Church, 1213 Don Gaspar X Cordova


The Program Committee has some exciting changes in store for 2014. We are going to begin a HerStory series, featuring prominent local women who have made a difference in people's lives. These programs will be interspersed with programs that focus on women's development during one of the decades, from the 50s through the 80s, of our members' lives.  These will provide lively, interactive discussions for the monthly meetings.  January's speaker is still being arranged.  Come and be surprised and delighted.


(Illustration image is storyteller Dovie Thomason)

Save the date!


ARTFEAST Edible Art Tour

WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2014, 5:00-8:00 PM

WHERE: Canyon Road and Downtown

TICKETS: $35 per person

PURCHASE TICKETS: Before February 12th at www.artfeast.org

RSVP TO: Santa Fe TTN MeetUp , where you will find out when and where members will meet to share the tour together.

In this gaze and graze event, you won't leave hungry. Some 40 members of the Santa Fe Gallery Association pair up with creative local chefs and open their doors with great art, imaginative themes, and fantastic food in the Downtown and Canyon Road art districts.



Thanks to the hard work and committed leadership of our Steering Committee in 2011, 12 and 13, Santa Fe TTN is in a strong position to move forward into new arenas in 2014.  Betty Bartos, Jeanne Roos, Lisa Reed, Karen Hodges, Pat Shapiro, and Sheila Doran-Benyon have all served well and rotated off the Steering Committee over the past few months. They all remain committed to Santa Fe TTN and will continue to be involved.


Going forward, Jutta von Gontard will be the Chapter Coordinator, sharing responsibility for all chapter activities with Steering Committee members and others who have stepped forward to be on various committees. Over the next few months, we will determine in more detail what this shared leadership model will look like. For now, we'd like to gratefully acknowledge everyone who is contributing to the vibrancy and success of the Santa Fe Chapter:


  • Patty Armstrong, Communications
  • Maria Francis, Ann Church, and Sue Latham, Social Groups
  • Portia Blackman, Logistics
  • Chris Johnson and Mary Rives, Programming
  • Ellie Briggs, Julia Kinney, and Carolyn Rook, Membership
  • Jean Palmer, Chapter Liaison to TTN National

We are also actively recruiting members interested in joining us to help with Finance and Communications.  We may add more Steering Committee members and/or other committee members, as needed. Our new treasurer should be proficient and accurate with spreadsheets and budgets.  Interested members should contact Jutta at 505-820-0681 or jvgontard@aol.com to express interest and find out more about Finance responsibilities.


Patty, our current communications coordinator, is looking to train one or more members with excellent writing and editing skills, who may have newsletter, flyer creation, media arts, broadcast media, and e-mail communication experience, or are interested in learning how to do these things.  Please contact Patty at 505-505-428-1406, 505-920-2888 (cell), or patty.armstrong@sfcc.edu to express interest and find out more. 


We will be trying out some new programs, social groups and membership activities in 2014, as well as exploring our relationship to TTN National.  We will share our decisions and discoveries as they emerge.


The Santa Fe TTN Steering Committee wishes every member, participant and follower a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.  We welcome your questions, suggestions, assistance and active participation in any and all of our planning and activities.  You may contact any of us directly or go through Jutta, at 505-820-0681 or jvgontard@aol.com, who will forward your information to the most appropriate Steering Committee member to get back to you.


 Santa Fe Chapter


Holiday Potluck Celebration
On Wednesday,
December 11, Santa Fe
TTN members met at Sheila's lovely house for
a potluck celebration
and pure fun.
Warm up to TTN
at our Coffee Club 
Coffee Club 
Wednesdays at 3pm
January 8:  Kakawa Chocolate House
January 15: Flying Star
January 22: Downtown Subscription Coffee House
       Happy Hour (4:30pm)
January 29: Santa Fe Bar and Grill
Non-members may attend once before becoming members. 
Discussion Group


Our Quantum Physics Discussion Group is still

recruiting members. 

If you wish to find out more

or join, please contact

Elaine Johnson at 505-989-3570 or email her at





If you wish to start a club

or social group, contact

 Maria Francis, at


 or e-mail her at . 



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 our group,
which is called
If you are already a MeetUp member, sign into MeetUp
as usual and look for our group title listed above. 
You must be a current member to be approved
to participate in this communication tool.
If you need help, contact Maria Francis at 713-304-6262 or e-mail her.
The Santa Fe Transition Network   www.thetransitionnetwork.org