Santa Fe Chapter  |  Newsletter   |   January 2018
Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
COORDINATOR'S CORNER

Nathalie Herrman 
This month we acknowledge the dedicated service of two of our beloved Steering Committee Members and send them off with great blessings and best wishes for many grand adventures ahead.

Sue Burgess 

 Thank you, Sue Burgess, for your tireless commitment to TTN, your organization, your willingness to take on multiple roles, and all the brightness you have brought our wa
y these many years! We appreciate all that you have done for us!


Kay Henrikson 
And thank you Kay Henrikson for being our loyal and efficient treasurer! Your role in our community has been vital, your records have been impeccable, and we are so grateful for YOU!!

We will be challenged to replace these two wonderful women, sincerely hope they will continue to participate in our programs, and wish them nothing but the best as they move on!

Which brings us to 2018! We have all kinds of wonderful events planned for our collective benefit, starting with Rhoda's program on January 22nd, so stay close, stay tuned, and let's continue to connect, discover, and enjoy each other!

Nathalie
 
 
RECOGNIZING JEAN PALMER FOR HER SERVICE ON THE NATIONAL BOARD.

Jean Palmer
Jean was selected to be on the National TTN Board in 2014 and has served for four years. During her time on the Board, she made many contributions. One of the highlights was having the Leadership Retreat in Santa Fe in 2015 for the leaders from all the chapters and served as program co-chair for that event. She helped write the ABC's of Starting a Chapter and co-chaired the Leadership Development Committee. She was instrumental in helping design the Transition Peer Group Manual and the Women in Transition Workshop which are being used across the country.

The founder of our TTN Santa Fe Chapter, Jean will be leaving her post as Liason to National but will continue to be active on the Santa Fe Steering Committee as the  Transition Peer Group Coordinator.
 
TTN's Santa Fe Chapter is grateful for the benefit of Jean's leadership!


JANUARY MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, January 22
5:45 - 7:30 pm
 
 
PLANNING FOR A STELLAR 2018

Mary Poppins, in the movie of that name, talks about "pie crust promises - easily made and easily broken." For most people, that is what New Year's resolutions are. They are not made from a place of deep understanding of ourselves or aligned with our core values, so of course we break them. This year, embrace a process of
Rhoda Mitchell 
 
looking at your deepest values and intentions. See what really fits you and set up guidelines for 2018 that will enable you to lead a truly satisfying life. It can be done more easily than you think. Rhoda Mitchell, TTN member and popular Life Coach w ith over 35 years of experience, will lead us in developing our unique, personal guidelines for 2018.

Rhoda Mitchell is a popular coach and master teacher who has over 30 year s experience helping individuals make the right career and life decisions. She excels at helping people get from wherever they are to where they want to be. You will enjoy the interaction with her as you clarify where you're headed in 2018.

$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.

  

WOMEN IN TRANSITION WORKSHOP OFFERED! 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 2018 - 12:30 TO 5:00 PM


Are you wanting to:
  • explore new possibilities?
  • rethink your life and/or work?
  • contemplate changes in your lifestyle?
  • expand your networks?
 
If so, sign up now for the Women in Transition Workshop!
This workshop is open to TTN members ($25) and non-members ($35).

Here's what stood out from previous participants: 
  • To know I'm not alone and that others have similar changes
  • Camaraderie, organization, expertise, non-judgmental
  • The amazing group of women who are part of TTN!
For questions or to sign up, contact Jean Palmer: Jean@JeanPalmer.com  
 
See link below for more information.

 

WANT TO FEEL MORE CONNECTED? CONSIDER JOINING A TTN TRANSITION PEER GROUP!  

WE ARE EAGER TO START NEW PEER GROUPS IN EARLY 2018! 
 
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.
 
Here's what one Peer Group participant said:
 "I have found participating in our Transition Peer Groups one of the special opportunities offered by our TTN Chapter.   We share our individual experiences of chosen topics such as aging, friendships, isolation, or passion in a confidential  environment. The unique format encourages developing the art of listening, the art of shared facilitating and providing the kind of support which enables each member to find their own unique solutions." 

Participation in a Transition Peer Group is a TTN member benefit.
 
For questions or to sign up, contact Jean Palmer: Jean@JeanPalmer.com

TTN CAPTURES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
Shopping at Taos - and a Holiday Concert at the Lensic! 
TTN members began the holiday season on December 8th by driving to meet TTN member and Taos resident artist Karen Lievense for shopping at the Taos Pop-Up Art Show followed by lobster bisque at Martrys Restaurant and more shopping and sampling elixirs at the Chokola on the Taos Plaza. The group loved the Taos ambiance and resolved to return to visit the Millicent Rogers Museum.

More TTN members joined the audience on December 11th for the Santa Fe Concert Band 's performance of seasonal music including all-time favorites by Leroy Anderson and Irving Berlin, a variety of Spanish carols, an arrangement of dances from Tschaikowsky's Nutcracker Suite and the Russian Sailors Dance. The evening concluded with the audience joining the band for a holiday sing-along! TTN member Virginia Asman played in the flute section of the band whose tradition of presenting free concerts dates back to 1865.
 

Joyous Carol Singing at Our Holiday Party

Great food, conversation and a sing-along was enjoyed by 30 enthusiastic TTN members at our annual holiday party on December 18th. A very special shout out to Jean who worked so hard to get members there by making many phone calls and emails to people we haven't seen for a while and to newer members.

Socks and Beanie Drive 
At our holiday party, TTN members contributed 87 pair of socks and 27 beanies, six of which were hand knitted! Cash donations totaling $27 were spent buying more items. Thank you to Lynne Frimond for originating the idea of doing something for the elderly and making sure we had enough to distribute that day - and a big thank you to our members for their generosity!


Bringing Holiday Spirit to the Residents of Casa Real! 
On December 20th, we had the privilege and pleasure of joining the residents of Casa Real at their holiday party where a group of us gathered to sing carols, distribute those fuzzy socks and beanies, and spread our love! What a lovely group of people! It was an uplifting and truly joyful experience!
 
 
JANUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS


THURSDAY  JANUARY 4  at 11:30 AM
LUNCH GATHERING AT JAMBO CAFÉ
2010 Cerrillos Road @ St. Michael's Drive
 
Let's celebrate January in Santa Fe by going to the Caribbean for lunch!
Jambo Café  serves African-Caribbean Fusion food in a tropical atmosphere with Reggae music playing in the background. Jambo Café has won "Best International Cuisine" in Santa Fe for 6 years running, and "Best Chef" since 2015.
The more who come, the merrier our gathering will be!

TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.
 



WEDNESDAY  JANUARY 10  at  5:00 PM
HAPPY HOUR AT HOTEL SANTA FE
1501 Paseo De Peralta
 
Let's gather at the lovely Hotel Santa Fe Amaya Bar for drinks & conversation!
 
OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

 RSVP
   


WEDNESDAY  JANUARY 17 at 7:00 to 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 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 MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS. BRING A GUEST! 


 RSVP
   


THURSDAY  JANUARY 18 at 11:30 AM
VIOLET CROWN MOVIE AND DISCUSSION
1606 Alcaldesa St @ The Railyard
 

What better to do when it's cold outside than go to a movie with  women friends and then have a bite to eat and discuss the movie when it's over? That's the plan for our January 18th event. Located in the Railyard District, the Violet Crown is an artsy, upscale theater with wide comfy seats, and a spacious, full menu restaurant for after.

The movie choice will be something interesting and off the beaten path, to be announced a few days before the event
to all who have expressed interest.

TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.

 RSVP 
   
TTN EVENTS PARTICIPATION POLICY  

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

These 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 


HOW TO RSVP

When you click on this newsletter's RSVP to a TTN event,
you will be connected to the TTN website where you will be directed to an email address and/or phone number to register. Please do not skip that step since it is important for the organizer(s) to have an accurate list of participants.  

TO ATTEND A TTN MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT:

You must be a current member of The Transition Network (TTN).

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

You may join or renew online:


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: Nathalie Herrman nathalie@humanizetheworld.com
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com
Events: Sue Benedict: suefbenedict396@gmail.com
Membership: Lynne Frimond lfrimond@gmail.com
Transition Peer Groups: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com