March 2017

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
Co-Coordinators' Corner      
Rachel Greenstein & Robin Sarkissian 
Recently, someone asked why I, Rachel, was involved with TTN. When I moved to Santa Fe three years ago, TTN was a wonderful place for me to feel like I belonged to something in my new city.  I met lots of warm, welcoming women and had the option of attending monthly programs and activities. All for little or no cost above my membership. I had a home base.

Here I am, three years later, as the chapter co-coordinator and the reasons I first joined TTN are no longer those that keep me engaged. What keeps me engaged is that The Transition Network offers something unique in Santa Fe:  one organization that provides access to a variety of programs at monthly meetings where I learn about a timely topic - like an informative presentation by the League of Women Voters (right before election day) -- or something about what makes us humans tick - last month's recent talk about Left-brain/Right-brain time management. [These monthly meetings are open to all.]

And we have a variety of special and unique activities just for members; from a hike around the Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs to a docent-led tour of the art at the historic La Fonda Hotel and this past summer, a trip to Taos to see the Mabel Dodge Luhan house and exhibit at the Harwood Museum where our docent was a TTN member.  These are not generally things I would have done or known about if it were not for TTN.

So, whether you're interested in learning about something new or looking for something a little different to do, you can always find it under TTN's broad umbrella.  -Rachel

We are looking for members to coordinate Social, Venues and Membership.
Please contact Rachel Greenstein 
or Robin Sarkissian if you're interested.


If you are interested in recycling the plastic from our meetings, just bring a container and ask to make an announcement for us to use it

March Monthly Meeting
Monday, March 27 from 5:45-7:30 pm


Meet with women pursuing the same path or explore options you hadn't considered before. We'll have groups of business owners, working women, career changers or work seekers, recently retired, volunteers, and new Santa Feans. 

Please send us your ideas for other groupings before March 8

Bring guests!  
Non-members welcome!   
Suggested donation: $5

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


Looking Ahead:
April Monthly Meeting
Our 5th Anniversary Celebratio n!  
Monday, April 17  
(please note this is the 3rd Monday of the month.)

Our featured guest
will be
TTN Execut
ive Dire cto r,
Mark your calendars now for this very special party!

Bring guests!  
Non-members welcome!   
Suggested donation: $5
Montezuma Lodge    
431 Paseo de Peralta  
located just to the left and behind the Scottish Rite Temple with plenty of parking.

When Best Laid Plans Go Awry....... 
On February 22nd, six TTN members gathered on Museum Hill looking forward to a private tour of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to be led by Kay Henriksen, a docent at the museum and also treasurer of our TTN chapter. Alas, a gas leak at the museum forced the building to be evacuated, cancelling our visit! Luckily the hill offers several alternatives and the group quickly chose to explore the nearby Museum of International Folk Art instead.

Coincidentally upon our arrival, an available docent offered to give us a tour of the Alexander Girard permanent exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. Although most of us had already visited this exhibit, our guide helped us to see it afresh with her explanation of just a few of the many, many installations. We learned that Alexander Girard fully planned and supervised the creation of the displays designed to showcase his extremely extensive collection of 10,000 pieces of folk art, toys, miniatures and textiles from around the planet. Time prevented us from exploring other current exhibits at the museum, but all vowed to return again to this fascinating institution! 

Tell Us What You'd Like To Do This Year!  

Are there meeting topics, tours, events,  
day trips, restaurants you want to try?
Please contact:

Rachel Greenstein,, 
Robin Sarkissian,
Sue Burgess  
We look forward to sharing 2017 with you!


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You may also RSVP on Meetup.

It is important that you RSVP to any event you plan to attend.

It's a great help to event organizers since
reservations must be made.  THANK YOU! 
 Santa Fe Chapter





Thursday, March 9
CafĂ© Sonder 
326 S. Guadalupe St.

Located at the site of the old Zia Diner, Cafe Sonder has a whole new look plus a locally-driven contemporary American cuisine, artisan wines and a curated draft and bottle beer list with a focus on eclectic beers from around the world. Join us!


Friday, March 17
3:00 pm 
1352 Rufina Circle
Have you been to Meow Wolf where immersive, multimedia experiences will transport you into fantastic realms of storytelling? Or want to revisit this extremely unique art exhibit and share it with other TTN members?
Help us get a group of 10 by March 10th for the group rate of $10/person.

Regular admission is $13 for seniors 65+ and $15 for adults who are NM residents.


Please RSVP to  

Saturday, March 18    
2:00-4:00 pm
790 Paseo de la Cuma

Join now so you will be invited to meet other members and learn more about The Transition Network. To join, go to   

Wednesday, March 22   
3:00 pm
3470 Zafarano Drive
We'll get our caffeine fix at Tribes "where the natives are never restless" by choosing from a wide variety of beverages. Tribes also boasts an art gallery featuring the work of local artists.  




5:45-7:30 pm
(Please note: this is the 3rd Monday) 

Non-members are welcome to attend all events except those designated as
TTN Members Only Events.

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

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& share event ideas. 
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