October 2015

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.
Coo rdinator's Corner 

Those of us
Jutta von Gontard 
who know Jean Palmer, the founder of our Chapter, weren't the least bit surprised when she announced in late spring that she was training for a Triathlon to take place in Santa Fe in late summer.  If, like me, you're not all that familiar with the many ways people can test their discipline and endurance, a Triathlon consists of: swimming 200 yards, biking, 11.2 miles, and running 3 miles!  All that Jean did on Labor Day, cheered on by family and TTN friends. This is what Jean has to say:

"Doing my first triathlon at age 71 was really thrilling. The best thing was the support of my TTN friends and my own family cheering me on!  While it was hard, I completed it, came in third in my age group and plan to do another one in the future."

On behalf of all Santa Fe Chapter members: Congratulations, Jean!

And talking about energetic and committed leaders, the Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Kay Henriksen and Sue Fulton just joined the Steering Committee. Kay is the incoming treasurer, Sue is taking on the coordination of the program committee. Welcome Kay and Sue - we're thrilled to have you on board! 
Monthly Meeting

The October meeting will be
Monday, October 26th  from 5:45-7:30pm
NEW LOCATION - Montezuma Lodge, 413 Paseo de Peralta - just to the left of the Scottish Rite Temple, plenty of parking. $3 suggested donation
October program: 

The initial idea for the Santa Fe Clown Chorus was sparked by Bettina Milliken, a Santa Fe Symphony member, who, for many years had a dream of having a chorus made up of volunteer clowns. A passionate circus lover, Bettina learned about the concept and traveled with Patch Adams with whom she spent time in Russia "clowning around" in hospitals, nursing homes and orphanages. Our purpose is to bring laughter, humor and smiles to ourselves and others. Singing is our way of sharing with communities how music can fill hearts with memories, joy, playfulness and healing. Come and sing along.
Linda McEnroe, Social Committee Coordinator, and Jean Palmer, Santa Fe Chapter founder, both active members of the Clown Chorus, will share their particular "brand of community service" and look
forward to an interactive and fun meeting on
Monday, October 26th.
Also included in our October program:
A P eer Group Advisory Committee Presentation
to provide information and answer members' questions about this TTN signature program.



A Half-day Workshop for women 50+ exploring what's next for them.
October 17, 2015  
 9 am-1 pm   
Montezuma Lodge 
431 Paseo de Peralta
Open to members, $25 and non-members, $35.

The purpose of this highly experiential TTN workshop is for participants to:
  • Engage and connect with other women 50+ in transition
  • Enhance skills for successfully navigating change
  • Expand possibilities and options
  • Know how to create a meaningful life
  • Create a "next steps" action plan.
To register, send check to be received by 5 PM, October 15 to:  Santa Fe Chapter TTN, 790 Paseo de la Cuma, Santa Fe, NM 87501.  

still room this fall!

Find out more at the  
October 26 Monthly meeting
from 5:45-7:30 PM at Montezuma Lodge
A Transition Peer Group consists of a small group of women who join together in each other's homes once or twice a month, discussing topics of mutual interest and relevance to their current lives. Peer groups provide opportunities for connection, new friendships and mutual support in a safe, respectful environment as women navigate their individual life transitions. 
Contact Jean@JeanPalmer.com if interested. 
Host Your Own TTN Events! 
For three years, the Social Committee has arranged many events, including coffees, happy hours, and special trips to connect our members beyond the monthly meetings.
Something you would like to host? Hiking, art, theater? It's easy with MeetUp as a communications tool. The only requirement is that you host and manage the event that you start. Contact the coordinators, Ann Church or Linda McEnroe to get started.

 Santa Fe Chapter




Harvest Festival at Los Golondrinas

Saturday, Oct 3 

Bring in the harvest with villagers as they crush grapes for wine by foot, string chile ristras, make tortillas, bake fresh bread and much more! This is their most popular community celebration!

Admission: Adults $8
Seniors (62+) $6 
Carpool Option: we will
meet at 9:30 am in the
Office Depot parking lot
at Devargas Center.

OR  Meet us at Los Golondinas just inside the fence at 10:30. If you miss us, we will be back at this location at 12:30pm

RSVP to Linda McEnroe singinglinda@gmail.com or Meetup by October 2nd.
Please indicate if you wish
to car pool. 

Happy Hour
Wednesday, Oct 14  
5:00-6:00 pm   
Warm up to TTN
at our Coffee Club 
Wednesday, Oct 28

Non-members are welcome to attend the Coffee Club
and Happy Hours.

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


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 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
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 Ann Church at 
The Santa Fe Transition Network   www.thetransitionnetwork.org