May 2013, Volume 2, Issue 3
Central Ohio Newsltr Head  
Coordinator's Corner  Jean Palmer at Flying Star


THANKS to all who attended the Member Showcase and Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 14 and especially to the members who had tables to share their many talents. It was a very festive and fun afternoon with music, cake and connections!


NATIONAL: The Coordinators of all the TTN chapters across the country met in New York on April 19-21 for a TTN Leadership Retreat. Maria Francis, Peer Group Coordinator, and I attended and helped set a direction for the future of The Transition Network. The group affirmed our mission of continuing to connect, engage and support women 50 and forward as they go through transitions. Three words help define who we are as an organization: Connect- Discover-Impact. It was wonderful to meet the leaders from all over the country, to understand more the roles and responsibilities of chapters and the Board and to see the power, strength and value of being part of a National organization.


MEMBERSHIP: We have many exciting, new activities and opportunities for members. If you are not currently a member, go to and follow the instructions for joining. Scholarship money is available for joining or renewal if you have a financial need. Participation in the scholarship program is confidential. For more information, contact TTN Executive Director, Betsy Werley at 212-803-6121 or


For those who are currently members, it's an easy process to renew: log in to using your username and password.  If your membership has already lapsed, you'll be automatically prompted to renew.  If it has not, simply click "Go To Your Account" underneath your name in the log-in box, and then "Renew My Membership" on the left hand side of the page.  You'll see the renewal options for your local chapter and will have the option to pay online by credit card, or by mailing a check. If you have any questions or need a reminder of your username or password, contact Sara Lyons at the National office at or 212-803-6120.   


NEW POLICY: The monthly programs are open to all and are fragrance free. We are meeting in public places and we must be respectful of their policies that only allow service dogs. As of May 1, this policy will be in effect at TTN meetings in public places and in homes as well.


PEER GROUPS: There are two kinds of Peer Groups in Santa Fe: Social Peer Groups and Transition Peer Groups. The overall Peer Group Coordinator is Maria Francis and she heads up the Social Peer Group activities. There are many new, fun activities planned that you will see spelled out elsewhere in this newsletter and are open to members. Watch for an announcement about a new opportunity for members to be a part of a Meet-up-TTN group where any member can put in an announcement to find others who might want to participate in an activity. The Transition Peer Group (TPG) Coordinator is Beth Johnson. The Transition Peer Group, a unique benefit of TTN membership, consists of a small group of women (usually 8-12) who join together in each other's homes discussing topics of mutual interest and relevance to their current lives.  
A Transition Peer Group Advisory Council was established in November 2012 and at the committee's direction, a meeting was held in early April with past and presently active TPG participants to ascertain what has worked well and what would make the experience even better. The TPG Advisory Council met to review the group's feedback and will be meeting again in mid-May to develop a new approach to joining and participating in Transition Peer Groups. Sue Legacy is a new member of the TPG Advisory Council.  We will be offering new TPGs in September commencing with a general orientation meeting for all those interested. Further details and dates will be made available through the monthly newsletter. Any questions, please contact Beth Johnson, TPG Coordinator at or by phone at 505-466-3679.


GRATITUDE: Thanks to all the members who purchased a table for the Member Showcase: Sedena Cappannelli, Elaine Coleman, Sheila Doran-Benyon, Meira Findel, Cha Foxhall, Georgia Larson, Stephanie Hiller, Betsy Keats, Claire Lange, Susan Latham, Sue Legacy, Gail Litvak, Karen Lupton, Elaine Meizlich, Patty Nagle, Barbara Radov, Margaret Ramey, Mary Rives, Carolyn Roock, Pat Shapiro, Francesca Shrady, Joy Silha, Ishwari Sollohub and Jean Tobias. Please support these members! You can find their email addresses by going to, clicking Member Directory and type in their name or Chapter, Santa Fe and see them, and all other members, listed there.  


Jean Palmer, Coordinator
TTN-Santa Fe

May Monthly Program Meetings

Sue Legacy Santa Fe 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Time: 6:15 - 8pm

Location: Unitarian Church, 107 West Barcelona


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Time: 1:45 - 3:30pm

Location: Christ Church, 1213 Don Gaspar X Cordova 


Topic: Writing for Self-Discovery; and Leaving a Legacy


Presentation by Sue Legacy: Journaling is powerful! It is an inner journey that allows you to explore your beliefs and make you more aware of what you truly think, feel and know. Growth and healing can result from writing your life stories and the impact they had on you. You can explore your truths and find the wisdom and creative nature inside you that you never knew you had.


Sue Legacy LISW is a psychotherapist in private practice. She recently relocated here from Austin, Texas, with her husband of 24 years and two Chihuahua mix dogs named Nada and Todo. Her specialties include groups on The Joy of Journaling: Writing for Self Discovery and Leaving your Legacy, and Anxiety, oh Joy. She volunteers with Literacy Santa Fe teaching ESL.  Her memoir, The Joy of Nada, will be published soon.


Pre-registration not required. Just show up -- and bring a friend! This is a members and non-members event. 

Santa Fe First Birthday 
Our First Birthday Celebration and Membership Showcase


On Sunday, April 14th, 2013 from 2-4pm, we celebrated our first birthday at the Santa Fe Woman's Club, where National TTN President Ellen Bartoldus came to help us launch ourselves as an official chapter last April. 


This year, we decided to honor and showcase our dynamic membership with tables to promote their busineses, organizations and passions.  We had writers with their books, consultants and therapists, a dancer, singers, an animal rescue organization, an anti-child sex trafficking booth and many more.  We had a great time.. 


View other event photos at our website. 

Santa Fe TTN in the Community


On Saturday, April 27th, from 9am - 3pm, four Steering Committee members staffed a table at Santa Fe's 20th Annual Women's Health Fair at DeVargas Center.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by to say hi.  We added 19 interested people to the e-mail list.


On Saturday, June 1, from 8am to noon, Santa Fe TTN will have a booth in the Artist Market at the Railyard.  Stop by on your way to the Farmer's Market and say hi.  Bring your friends and get them to sign up for the newsletter and mailing list.

Women Build Santa Fe 
Women Build Opportunity


Last year several Santa Fe TTN members participated in Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week.  This year, you have the opportunity to independently sign up, sign up with friends, or gather some Santa Fe TTN friends and sign up together for Tuesday, May 7 and/or Thursday, May 9.


Contact Rob Lochner, the Habitat for Humanity Director of Volunteer and Family Services, to sign up for either day  at 986-5880 ext. 13 or e-mail him at  Be sure to tell him if you wish to represent The Transition Network and send us new photos to share your day.

Santa Fe Pin photo 
meet up logo 
We are now using the
online MeetUp web tool
to communicate with
each other about planned
 social events and
connect with each
other for spontaneous events.  Only Santa Fe
TTN members will have access to this site. 
To sign up and for more information on any
of the events below, 
contact Maria Francis
at 713-304-6262
or e-mail her, unless otherwise indicated.
Coffee Club
Coffee Club 
We meet every
Wednesday at 3pm
and are open to both members and first time
non-member visitors. 
Meet at El Tesoro Cafe inside Sanbusco Mall. 
No RSVP needed. 
Just show up.
Light Hiking
Women Walking 
Santa Fe Light Hiking Group is a collaboration
between an existing
 MeetUp group and
Santa Fe TTN.  If you wish
to become a member
of Meet Up you may register at  
Then join Santa Fe
Light Hiking. 

 Book Club

Book Club 
The second meeting 
of the new Santa Fe TTN Book Club will be
May 21st at 2pm. 
The group will be
discussing Chris
Cleave's novel
"Little Bee" and
sharing favorite
If you wish to join,
contact Glynn Anderson
at 505-795-3952
or e-mail her.
There is room for a
few more people.
Desert Mermaids
Ojo Caliente NM 
Wednesday, May 15th Santa Fe TTN members
who love Ojo Caliente
Hot Springs (or who have never been) are invited to
 join the carpool leaving Santa Fe at 8:30 am and
returning around 3 pm. 
$18 for basic spa services, plus contributions for gas.  Sign up with Maria Francis (above).
Meet Your Neighbors
Zip Bonding logo 87506 
TTN Members who live in
the 87506 zip code area are invited to a
 neighborhood gathering
on Friday, May 24 from
2:30 to 4pm 
Contact Irene Herrera 
for a reservation
and directions. 
Art & Collage
On Sunday, June 2,
 2-4pm learn easy
ways to make paper
books.  For more
 information, e-mail
Annie Holley.  Register
by May 19 with
Space limited to
10 people.
French Cooking
French Cooking 
Join us for a French Proven´┐Żal Cooking
Class and Luncheon, Saturday, June 29,
We will shop together
 at the Farmers Market
and then learn from Judy Donohue, a Cordon Bleu trained chef. Cost $25.  Class capacity 10
people.  Register with Maria Francis
by June 15.
The Santa Fe Transition Network