July 2016

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.

Co-C oordinators' Corner 

Rachel Greenstein & Sue Burgess 
Just because it's summer doesn't mean the women of TTN are resting!
  Last Friday (June 24) a dozen members had a fabulous trip to the Harwood Museum in Taos where, as docent Karen Lievense led a tour of  the Mabel Dodge Luhan exhibition.    
Karen will conduct another tour if four or more members want to go. Please e-mail Sue or Rachel if you're interested.
Monday evening, 27 women at TTN's monthly meeting had a lot of fun learning about Living More with Less - also from Karen Lievense. In her interactive presentation, we identified the objects we love and why and explored ways to honor our memories while still finding ways to let go.
As the owner of "Downsizing Made Simple," Karen helps people let go of things that may no longer belong in their lives, whether it's because they're moving from 4,500 sq ft to 450, tired of the clutter or, most importantly, the things they're holding onto no longer bring them joy.
Upcoming meetings:

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There is more than one way to RSVP to a TTN event - through Meetup, on the TTN website or by e-mailing the organizer.  It doesn't matter which method you use but it is important that you RSVP to any event you plan to attend. It's a great help to event organizers.  
Thank you!
We are still seeking a Coordinator
for Our Program Committee!
Please e-mail us with your questions and ideas.

Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 25 from 5:30-8:30 pm

Hyde Memorial State Park 
Group Shelter #1
This a Venue Change!
Our picnic will take place at
Hyde Memorial State Park  in a large wooded area with picnic tables and shelter in case of rain.   

Parking is limited so we'll meet in the Montezuma Lodge parking lot at 5:00 to arrange carpools.
  Please bring $1 or $2 to contribute to the $5 per car parking fee. Driving directions will be announced later in the month for those unable to join the carpool at 5.

THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN (BYO) FOOD AND DRINK PICNIC! We can bring beer and wine but no glass containers.
Bring a guest!


On June 24th, twelve TTN members and their guests spent a delightful day in Taos visiting the Harwood Museum of Art exhibition Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West.

TTN member Karen Lievense
, a Taos resident, interior designer and docent at the Harwood, gave us an entertaining and comprehensive tour of the exhibit which includes paintings by Georgia O'Keefe. She presented the different periods in Mabel's life, from Victorian Buffalo to Italy, New York and finally Taos. We also learned about her five husbands and the four-part memoir she spent a decade writing.

At the end of the tour everyone had a clearer vision of who Mabel Dodge Luhan was and why she was described as a "creator of creators" by American Modernist painter Marsden Hartley.
We had lunch on the plaza then toured the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. Karen explained that the list of house guests, including D.H. Lawrence, Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams, reflects the tremendous impact Mabel Dodge Luhan had on 20th Century American Modernism. The house is now an historic inn and conference center.

The weather was gorgeous and cooler than Santa Fe and everyone had a lot of fun. Many, many thanks to Brigid Brahe for organizing the trip.

Book Club
Want to join a new
TTN Book Group
Want more information?

Contact  kay.henriksen5@gmail.com or 217.544.2931 if you are interested. She can give you more information. 

Interested in being in a Transition Peer Group?  Want more information?

Contact Jean@JeanPalmer.com to learn more.
Do you live in Eldorado ?
Please email Sue Burgess at sueburgessttn@earthlink.net if you live in the Eldorado area. We are thinking of scheduling a coffee out there. Thanks!

Host Your Own TTN Events!   
TTN Members and Guests visit Taos. (see article above) 
The Social Committee continues to arrange many events, including coffees, happy hours, plays and parties 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




Friday, July 8th    
5:00 pm
SF Convention Center  
309 W Marcy St 
Art Santa Fe, the second largest art market in the United States, features the art of established studio artists not only from the Santa Fe area, but also from across the U.S. and around the world.

We will meet near the "Call Table" in the lobby and enjoy the exhibit
as a group.

Volunteer Virginia Asman will be able to obtain FREE PASSES on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact her immediately if you are interested: art@vgasman.com 
Otherwise, admission is $20, $10 seniors with tickets available online.



 Friday, July 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Eastern Time

Online Webinar
Members: FREE

Join us to learn more about TTN, and gain some valuable tips on how to make the most of your membership.

Thursday, July 14h    
3:00 pm
Downtown Subscription  
376 Garcia Street 
Enjoy good conversation and coffee at a popular neighborhood gathering place either inside or at a charming outdoor setting.    


Non-members are welcome  
to attend all events  
except those designated as
Member Events.

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


Santa Fe TTN uses
Meetup to schedule
and share event ideas. 
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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:
If you are already a Meetup member, sign into Meetup as usual and look for our group title listed above. 
The Santa Fe Transition Network   www.thetransitionnetwork.org