Santa Fe Chapter  |  Newsletter   November 2017
Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
NEWS FROM THE STEERING COMMITTEE

We are excited to announce that beginning this December we will have a new Santa Fe TTN Coordinator, Nathalie Herrman!
You will be meeting her at the November program where she will be presenting, Honoring Connectedness. What an appropriate topic!

A special welcome to the new members who have joined! For those of you who are considering joining, we encourage you do it before the Members Only Holiday Potluck on December 18.
It's a festive gathering in a member's home and a great way to meet other members. It's easy to join, www.TheTransitionNetwork.org/join.
For questions on membership, email Lynne Frimond, lfrimond@gmail.com.

Another benefit of being a member is to be in a Transition Peer Group, a small group (usually 8-10 women) who join together in each other's homes once or twice a month discussing topics of mutual interest. These groups provide opportunities for connection, new friendship and mutual support in a safe, respectful environment. We will start a new group as soon as enough women  sign up.
For questions and to sign up, email Jean@JeanPalmer.com.

Last month, we talked about finding a charity to support. We wanted to do something for the elderly and have found an organization that wants our help. Our members will be giving the residents a holiday gift (more about that in next month's newsletter). They would also love any of us who has a pet to visit or anyone who plays an instrument to entertain them.
Contact Vivian Munoz, Activities Director, Casa Real, 984-8313
 
 
THANK YOU, RACHEL!!
 
We owe you, Rachel, a BIG THANK YOU for your service to the Santa Fe TTN chapter. When you arrived from New York several years ago, you had known about TTN because you were a member there. Once you arrived in Santa Fe, you attended meetings and soon became active. You are completing two years as the Chapter Coordinator and we appreciate especially the enthusiasm you have for TTN and the time and effort 
Rachel Greenstein
  you have put into the chapter, even while having a full-time job!
 
Prior to the Coordinator job, you were on, and then chaired, the Membership committee, and are currently on the Transition Peer Group committee . You have given much time and energy to TTN. We appreciate all that you have done and will welcome your continued participation in whatever way works for you.    
 
With much appreciation,
The Santa Fe Steering Committee

 
 
November Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 27
5:45 - 7:30 pm
 
Program: THE HONORING CONNECTEDNESS 
WORKSHOP  with Nathalie Herrman 
~ Making a Difference Right Where We Are
 
Ever felt like there must be something more to life?  
If so, you're not alone.

We are role models for the energy, attitude, and action that we want to experience in our daily interactions. And yet, under the pressure of our life challenges, it's easy to lose sight of this, and end up faultfinding and complaining instead, and feeling like we are especially burdened, and our problems are maybe even other peoples' or society's fault.
 
The Honoring Connectedness Workshop is designed to restore engagement, enthusiasm, and creative possibility, and give us a sense of meaning and purpose to inspire our lives.
In this workshop, you will discover what you stand for, what empower
s you, and what gives meaning that matters to life.
 
Nathalie W. Herrman teaches from the heart, leads by example, and brings enthusiasm to the realm of possibility. She writes a practical and inspirational award-winning daily blog, is the founder of Conscious Living Online Community, and has two internationally published books: Daily Enlightenments: 365 Days of Spiritual Reflection, and The Art of Good Habits: Health, Love, Presence, and Prosperity.  
 
 
$5 donation at the door.
Bring a guest!  Non-members welcome!   

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

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY OF MORNING BALLOONS

 
Seeing the dawn patrol balloons fill and glow and rise into the crisp morning sky was magical and surreal, like watching an animated movie with billion dollar special effects, only this was real life! We watched them with wonder as they flew through the dark, and filled with fire every few seconds. The sight and the feeling was outdone only by the mass ascension when row after row of these air-filled works of art floated above us, and beyond us, and all around. Pictures cannot do it justice, though apparently, the Albuquerque Balloon festival is the most photographed event on  earth.

FLIGHT #18 
 
We gathered in Sue Benedict's sunny kitchen and piled in two cars for the ride to Albuquerque, talking the whole way- laughing, telling stories, getting to know each other.

The tickets we purchased said "Flight #18" and that's what it was! We lifted off the ground and went 2 miles straight up, up, up, over the canyon below us, above the 3 story high rocks, over the first tower, and across the great gaping open space. We were holding on for dear life, thrilled and terrified both.

At the top it was windy and brisk. The views were liberating, expansive, and vast. 
What an adventure! What a good time getting to know some amazing women! What a blessing to be part of TTN.   
 
NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2   5:00 - 8:00 PM
TED TALK: TEDxABQ WOMEN 2017: BRIDGES
KiMo Theater, Albuquerque

 
TEDxABQWomen 2017! At this time of deep divides and rising global challenges, we will hear ideas from women entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, activists, and thought leaders from business and civil society - bridge builders - who are shaping the future of New Mexico. 9 dynamic talks and 2 performances.  

Women of New Mexico are strong, valiant trailblazers who inspire, empower and transform ideas into reality.  

Purchase your own $42 ticket online today! 
https://tedxabq.com
We will carpool at 3 PM from Santa Fe to the historic KiMo Theater in Albuquerque.  Contact Lynne Frimond at   lfrimond@gmail.com or 949-466-8794 for carpool location.

TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.

 RSVP 
   
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7    3:00 PM
HIGH TEA AT CHOCOLATE MAVEN
821 West San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM


Yes, it's Election Day but you can make it much more fun by joining us for a delicious selection of goodies, sweet or savory, or share one that includes both! If you know Chocolate Maven, you'll know why you don't want to miss this event. (Don't have a big lunch that day!)

 RSVP 
   
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13   7:00 - 9:00 PM
TTN MUSICAL PARTY
790 Paseo de la Cuma (Jean Palmer's Home)


Come have some fun with an evening of music!
Please bring your instruments and/or your voices, to listen or participate in music of any genre. There will be an opportunity for solos (2-3 per person/group) and a sing-along of familiar and well-loved tunes!

Light refreshments will be served and if you'd like to bring something, please do.

Open to TTN members and non-members. Bring a guest!


RSVP 
   
SAVE THE DATE!!!



MOND AY DECEMBER 18- HOLIDAY POTLUCK PARTY  5:45 - 7:30 PM
790 Pase o de la Cuma (Jean Palmer's Home)
 

BYOB and bring a dish to share.
 
Bring a gift for the elderly - a pair of socks and/or a winter beanie hat or donate money towards their purchase.  
 
Please remember to join in order to attend.  www.TheTransitionNetwork.org/join. 

THIS IS A MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT!

 
TTN EVENTS PARTICIPATION POLICY  

Non-members are invited to attend up to three events before joining.

These events include our monthly meetings, coffees, luncheons and happy hours as well as members-only events that you attend as a guest of a particular TTN member.

Thereafter, we ask that you join The Transition Network (TTN) to continue attending.

We hope non-members will understand and respect this policy.

Please contact our National Office to join/renew: TheTransitionNetwork.org/join

If there is a financial need, you may apply for a confidential scholarship by writing to Susan Collins, Executive Director:



HOW TO RSVP


When you click on this newsletter's RSVP to a TTN event,
you will be connected to either the TTN website or the organizer's email.

TO ATTEND A TTN MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT:
You must be a current member of The Transition Network (TTN).

TO ATTEND A TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS EVENT:
You must be a current member or
the guest of a current member of The Transition Network (TTN).

You may join or renew online:


We also use Meetup.com to announce upcoming events.  


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:
"SANTA FE CHAPTER THE TRANSITION NETWORK".
 
If you are already a Meetup member, sign into Meetup as usual and look for our group title listed above.


 
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU RSVP TO ANY EVENT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
IT'S A GREAT HELP TO EVENT ORGANIZERS SINCE RESERVATIONS MUST SOMETIMES BE MADE IN ADVANCE.


Thank you!



SANTA FE CHAPTER

STEERING COMMITTEE

Please feel free to contact these coordinators with questions, concerns, suggestions and/or to offer your assistance.

Chapter Coordinator: Rachel Greenstein rachel4TTN@gmail.com
Communications: Virginia Asman art@vgasman.com
Events: Sue Benedict: suefbenedict396@gmail.com
Membership: Lynne Frimond lfrimond@gmail.com
Programs: Sue Burgess sueburgessttn@earthlink.net
Treasurer: Kay Henriksen kay.henriksen5@gmail.com
TTN National Liaison: Jean Palmer jean@jeanpalmer.com