Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.

News From The Steering Committee
Gratitude for the things we have is important. We want to thank those who are serving on committees, participating in Transition Peer Groups, attending monthly programs and events, and letting others know about The Transition Network. Members who bring in a new member receive a gift. We encourage all members to bring a guest and also appreciate those who find us on their own.
 
While we have much to be thankful for, there are others who may need our help: we can donate clothing, food, or time to one of our local agencies. If you have a charity that would want donations of food or clothing, or need a day or two of volunteer assistance, please let us know.
 
In a similar vein, we were all enthusiastic about finding a volunteer project that we could do as a group: an example is the Women Build in the spring where we join forces with other volunteers and help Habitat for Humanity build housing for lower-income people in Santa Fe. If you have ideas for a group project, let us know.
 
Would you like to be a part of helping decide the direction of the Santa Fe TTN chapter? Would you like to feel more connected and use some of your skills or learn new ones? We are looking for someone to take over the Treasurer position an d one or two people to be Chapter Coordinators. Let any of the Steering Committee members who are listed at the bottom of this newsletter know of your interest.
 
My Transition Story 

Virginia Asman
I am a city girl. Driving a car is not my favorite thing. It was a happy day in 1995 when I moved to NYC and traded my 1987 NIssan Pulsar with its T-roof for the MTA's newly graffiti-free subway trains. Never missing my 30+ years as a suburban driver, I was now able to navigate the city by rail and by foot. NJ Transit took me a bit farther and, for really long distances, there were the airlines. Having a driver's license meant that I had a photo ID, nothing more. 
 
My romance with public transportation did not end with my move to the Land of Enchantment. "You have to have a car in Santa Fe" was to me "fake advice" as I discovered Santa Fe Trails with its $10 monthly unlimited rides. Where the buses didn't go, UBER and friends did. All was well for ­­­­­over two years -  except for one nagging truth. 
 
I had been told that I was "really brave" to be without a car. Au contraire, my 22-year driving gap had created in me a huge fear of "taking the wheel." I was far from bold! I knew I had been limiting myself; so, finding encouragement in a Women In Transition workshop, I was determined to carry out my action plan. Four driving lessons later, I was visiting my favorite red rocks of Sedona - not via another Pink Jeep tour, but in my own little Enterprise rental! Facing my fears, and re-channeling old skills, I completed my transition with my very own brand new Mazda CX-3! And now this "Jersey Girl" can even pump her own gas! ~ Virginia Asman 

If you'd like to share your transition experience(s), please email a draft of your transition narrative - limited to 300 words or less - to Membership Co-Chair Lynne Frimond  lfrimond@gmail.com 
 
 
October Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 23
5:45 - 7:30 pm
 
Program: REINVENTING WORK

A panel presentation by three TTN members 
- Ginnie Asman, Karen Lievense, Amy Yockel -
who changed their careers in order to bring their work life more in line with their goals.
 


$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.


REIMAGINING WORK  
formation of Special Interest Group
Are you a budding entrepreneur? Changing careers?  Seeking work or experiencing any kind of career transition?
 
Starting over or creating new work can be stressful and at times feel isolating. Join other like-minded individuals within your TTN community who are seeking to create meaningful work. We will gather to share experiences, resources and provide support for one another. The group will also provide a space for us to trade services if desired and appropriate. Don't go it alone! 

Email Amy Yockel at Amy@TheArtofaNourishedLife.com if you are interested in joining.  Meeting dates to come.

Melodrama Madness!


TTN members and guests pose with "Boozeanna Martinis" (actress Libby King) after thoroughly enjoying the 2017 Fiesta Melodrama at the Santa Fe Playhouse. Subtitled "A Down Home Dance Hall Drama or Sister, Can You Spare A Sanguich or A Very Kofveve Council D onspiracy," the annual production has since 1919 lampooned local news and politics. In addition to Boozeanna (who was presented with a huge VETO stamp), thinly disguised 2017 characters included Linda Villa-Mall and Savannah Scandelara
    
Are You Really A TTN Member?
We are trying to untangle the confusion some people have about whether being a member of TTN's Meetup group also means you are a member of TTN. It does NOT.

Non-members are welcome to attend three activities without joining TTN. By then, we hope you will know that this is a group you'd like to make a part of your life in Santa Fe and then join. The Transition Network (aka TTN) is a national membership organization and annual membership dues are $100.

There are many benefits to being a member. Along with participating in the several activities we plan each month and the program at our monthly meeting, you are eligible to be in a Transition Peer Group - a rewarding experience for so many of our members. If you want to learn more about the benefits of membership, please contact Membership Coordinator, Lynne Frimond, at lfrimond@gmail.com.

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY  OCTOBER 5   5:00 PM  
HAPPY HOUR
LA FONDA BELL TOWER AT SUNSET
100 E San Francisco St 
   
We'll meet at the rooftop Bell Tower Bar of the La Fonda Hotel - with stellar sunset views of city and distant mountains - for good conversation, drinks and food from the bar menu.
Open to TTN members and non-members!

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11      4:45 AM
 Carpool location TBD
 
We will arrive at Fiesta Park early enough to view the Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol, Morning Glow, and Mass Ascension. After enjoying the activities at the park, we will stop for lunch en route back to Santa Fe .

RSVP BY OCTOBER 4TH
TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22   1:00 PM
SANDIA PEAK AERIAL TRAM
Carpool location TBD.



The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway will transport us above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. We will spend time at the peak and finish at the bottom with dinner at Sandiago's Grill at the Tram.  

Adults    $25.00           Seniors 62+    $20.00
TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.


RSVP 
   
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28   10:00AM - 7:50PM
BELEN and The Harvey House Museum   
VIA  RAILRUNNER

Meet at South Capitol Santa Fe Rail Runner Station 1301 Alta Vista (near Cordova Road) @ 10 am.
There is lots of free parking

We'll take the Rail Runner from Santa Fe to Belen. The train leaves at 10:25 am and arrives in Belen at 12:30 pm.

Buy $1 tickets on the train.
We'll walk to Pete's Café for lunch, and have a few more hours to explore Belen and visit The Harvey House Museum (of Fred Harvey and the Harvey Girls fame).
http://www.belen-nm.gov/belen-harvey-house-museum

Flyer
 
Please call, text or email Karen Lievense to confirm your place on this trip.
downsizingmadesimple@gmail.com or 575 779 6826.

TTN MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.

 RSVP 
   
WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 25   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 THESE NOVEMBER DATES!!!

 
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7- HIGH TEA AT CHOCOLATE MAVEN  - 3:00 PM  
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!)

MONDAY NOVEMBER 27- MONTHLY MEETING AT MONTEZUMA LODGE  - 5:45 - 7:30 PM
Nathalie Hermann: Making Connections.
 
 
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, at susan.collins@thetransitionnetwork.org
 


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:
TheTransitionNetwork.org/join


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
Membership: Sue Benedict  suefbenedict396@gmail.com
                        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