June 2016

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.

Co-C oordinators' Corner 

Rachel Greenstein & Sue Burgess 
Transition. That's what we - and a lot of life - are all about! On May 23, thanks to Santa Fe chapter founder and former training company owner, Jean Palmer, about 25 women participated in a dynamic conversation about the several transitions many are managing: from health and career issues to re-locating or retiring, each change affects one's life in ways we might not recognize. We shared a short version of a supportive, informative, and fun workshop Jean has offered in Santa Fe and at many of TTN's thirteen chapters around the country. We anticipate she will offer it again soon in Santa Fe. It's open to both members and non-members of TTN and well-worth the modest fee. Extra special thanks to Judy Donohue for a delicious array of homemade tea sandwiches and other snacks!

While many groups take the summer off, TTN is not one of them. We have lots to offer members and guests. June will bring us "Living More with Less"; in July we'll have our annual picnic supper in Eldorado; and in August we'll hear from our money management expert.

In between, we'll have coffees, happy hours and, perhaps, another adventure as engaging as our visit to Taos's Harwood Museum - Ideas welcome (and wanted)!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday, June 27 at 5:45 p.m., if not before at a coffee or around our small town! Bring a friend or acquaintance to our next meeting.
Upcoming meetings:

July: Picnic
August: Mental Roadblocks to Wise Financial Decisions 
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, June 27 from 5:45-7:30 pm

Please join Interior Designer Karen Lievense in a lively exploration of our relationship with our possessions, why we keep them, and why it's often so challenging to let go. There's a tangible connection between what we see in our homes, and how we feel on a daily basis....wouldn't you like to have the same joyful, loving relationship with your home that you have with your friends and family? 
Come share stories of YOUR stuff, and discover why simplicity is the new luxury.
er, Karen Lievense In 1987, Karen established her own interior design firm in California. After moving to Taos in 2013, she created Downsizing Made Simple based on her own experience of editing and eliminating possessions in order to live more with less.

To learn more, go to
Montezuma Lodge  
431 Paseo de Peralta 
located just to the left and behind the Scottish Rite Temple with plenty of parking.

$5 suggested donation  

Bring a guest!

Linda McEnroe and Julia Kinney, representing our Santa Fe TTN Chapter, joined in the effort at the Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week 2016 by hanging drywall. They credited the helpfulness of the team leaders on site for facilitating a fun, compassionate, learning experience for the participants. Many of the volunteers during the week wrote blessings on the studs for the new family and their new home. Linda described their day as having "Such good energy to permeate the casa for happy living. [this event] was a real miss for those who didn't come. Kudos to Habitat!"
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!     

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




Thursday, June 9th    
3:00 pm
Hotel Santa Fe Patio 
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Enjoy good conversation and coffee in a lovely outdoor setting.    


 Friday, June 10, 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.


With Optional Tour of 
Mabel Dodge Luhan's Home

 Friday, June 24th
TTN member and exhibit docent, Karen Lievense, will provide a morning tour of the Mabel Dodge Luhan Exhibit (http://mabeldodgeluhan.org) for TTN members and their guests. We'll have lunch at a local restaurant followed by an optional afternoon tour led by Karen to the Mabel Dodge Luhan House.

8:45am - Meet on the west side of Office Depot at the DeVargas Mall to carpool

Return to DeVargas Mall 
3:00pm - if you leave Taos after lunch

4:00pm - if you do the afternoon tour of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House 

Please contact Brigid (e-mail follows) for more information and please RSVP early so she can make arrangements for travel and lunch.
or 510-508-9185 by Friday, June 17.


Thursday, June 30th   
5:00 pm    

Agave Lounge at the
Eldorado Hotel
309 W San Francisco St

Relax in this casual setting with TTN friends. 


July 25th

Chez Dre in Eldorado 
7 Avenida Vista Grande 

This year's picnic will be held at this delightful
outside plaza.
Please stay tuned for details.

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. 
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:
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