May 2014
Central Ohio Newsltr Head  

A heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who made the afternoon so

special. Barbara Beizer, TTN Board President, came from Washington, DC, to help us celebrate. She also masterfully moderated a conversation about transition with Patty Armstrong, Pat Shapiro, and Patty Smith.


Our thanks also go to all Steering Committee members for the planning, Portia Blackman for the behind-the-scenes work, and Jeanne Roos for making sure that everyone had at least

one helping of the birthday cake!  Special thanks to our guest, Lisa Carman, singer, song writer, and music educator, for enlivening the celebration with her lovely songs. The closing "Blessing Song" by Marsie Silvestre was beautifully presented by Lisa, accompanied by Jean Palmer.  Members Sue Latham, Maria Francis, and Ann Church as the Green Man, Tree of Life and Great Goddess, respectively, (pictured above) led us in a silly and joyous celebration of Spring.
View our Second Anniversary Photo Gallery. More photos will be uploaded to the same site soon.  If any of you took photos you wish to contribute, e-mail them to


May 2014
Monthly Program Meetings

Monday, May 19

Time: 6:15 - 8pm

Unitarian Church, 107 West Barcelona, and

Tuesday, May 20

Time: 1:45 - 3:30pm

Christ Church, 1213 Don Gaspar X Cordova


Our May speaker is Lorene Mills, host and producer of the weekly television show, "Report from Santa Fe."  She'll speak on the issues and challenges of transition, especially in the context of her personal experience following the death of her husband.    


Lorene Carpenter Mills began her career in academia, earning her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado. Her studies took her around the world until she met Ernie Mills, the legendary New Mexico newsman. They were married in the early 1980s and settled in Santa Fe, NM. As a team, the couple produced a legislative newsletter, three daily radio broadcasts, and a weekly television show. Lorene was the editor, producer, and camerawoman until Ernie's death in 2003.  In April 2003 Lorene stepped in front of the camera and the keyboard.


"Report from Santa Fe" airs statewide on the New Mexico PBS Network, which has carried the program for almost forty years. It is the preeminent public affairs program in the state.


Welcome to the Women who stopped by The Tranisiton Network table at the 2014 Annual Women's Health Fair at DeVargas!
Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of our new Membership Committee, who staffed our chapter's table at the April 26th fair, thirty-two women signed up to receive our newsletter and learn more about TTN.  We look forward to having you attend upcoming activities.  Look for a Meet and Greet invitation in May where you can learn more about us. Here's a link to our chapter web pages
Want to save some money this summer? 
Renew your Transition Network membership before July 1, 2014 for one year at your original dues level.  The Transition Network, of which Santa Fe is one of the chapters, is a powerful national organization for women 50+.  TTN gives us an opportunity to connect with diverse and interesting women, discover new perspectives and opportunities and impact our life and our community. TTN will be increasing dues July 1.  Members can extend their membership for an additional year at the current rate before July 1, 2014 even if it doesn't expire until later in the year.  Renew now!    
 Santa Fe Chapter


Warm up to TTN
at our Coffee Club 
Coffee Club 
Wednesdays at 3pm
May 7:
Chocolate Maven
May 14:
Chez Mamou
May 21:
Downtown Subscription Coffee House
4:30pm for Happy Hour
May 28: 
Inn at Loretto
Non-members may attend once before becoming members.  
Other Upcoming Social Group Activities

Thursday, May 15

Tour Georgia O'Keefe's house in Abiquiu. (Full)


Saturday, June 7

Discuss Your

Favorite Book



Details of events such as these and more recent postings are listed in "Santa Fe Chapter The Transition Network" on MeetUp. See enrolling in MeetUp below. If you have questions about posting an activity, contact Maria Francis at 713-304-0262 or e-mail her at


Santa Fe TTN Social Groups use MeetUp
to schedule and
share event ideas.
meet up logo 
To sign up follow these instructions:
If you are not already a MeetUp member, go to 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 our group,
which is called
If you are already a MeetUp member, sign into MeetUp
as usual and look for our group title listed above. 
You must be a current member to be approved
to participate in this communication tool.
If you need help, contact Maria Francis at 713-304-6262 or e-mail her.
The Santa Fe Transition Network