September 2016

Santa Fe TTN is organized and led entirely by volunteers.

Co-C oordinators' Corner 

Rachel Greenstein & Sue Burgess 
In this time of lovely cool mornings and great crashing thunderstorms at night, we continue to experiment with new ways to learn and have fun. The Opera House tour is described in an article below.  
Six members and four guests came to our coffee hour at Kakawa Chocolate House, drank chocolate elixirs, ate ice cream and discovered connections such as having the same elementary school teachers in New York City.

Thank you to our members who volunteered at the DeVargas Women's Health Fair where we enjoyed talking to many potential new members. 
At our August meeting, TTN member and financial advisor Ann Shubert described five cognitive processes that can get in the way of effective financial decision making. She presented the material with a great sense of humor so it was a pleasure to learn how to work around mental roadblocks.

Karen Lievense was, of course, a wonderful ambassador for the second Taos trip
and, like a mini-stay-cation, the full day outside of Santa Fe was a good and informative adventure. Whenever you forget that it's fun to spend time with a bunch of girls (or women), TTN comes to the rescue.
In addition to new social events and venues, we're presenting the Women in Transition workshop on September 24.  If you are exploring new possibilities, rethinking your life and/or work, contemplating changes in your lifestyle or want to expand your networks, this informative workshop will provide you a guiding framework to understand the process of transition. To register, please see details to your right
To accommodate speaker availability, we have changed our September monthly meeting program to Elections 2016 - What Can We Expect?  and have rescheduled The Transition Network; A National organization With a Local Chapter-What's In It For Me? for our October meeting.

Monthly Meeting
Monday, September 26 from 5:45-7:30 pm

Change of Program:  
Dr. Suzanne Schmidt, President of the League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County, will enlighten us about both the Presidential race and the local elections.This is a very unusual year! Come and learn about the election and become a better informed voter.  
Montezuma Lodge   
431 Paseo de Peralta 
located just to the left and behind the Scottish Rite Temple with plenty of parking.

$5 suggested donation

Bring a guest!

On a beautiful August morning, ten TTN members and guests arrived at the Santa Fe Opera ready to experience an Opera Insider/Backstage Tour. Gathering around Jean Palmer's TTN sign, we enjoyed muffins and beverages before being guided into the theater to learn about the history of the SF opera and the experiences of some of the staff. We then embarked on a tour throughout the facility including areas where sets are stored, costumes are created and dressing, makeup and hair styling occurs. At each point, our very knowledgeable guide shared in-depth information and answered our questions. All in the group - whether opera lovers or not - agreed that the tour was extremely informative and most enjoyable. Thank you, Jean, for arranging this for us and for planning a future SF Opera excursion to the opera's Ranch Tour-an extended tour of the grounds. Watch for details about this event during the summer of 2017!

Interested in being in a Transition Peer Group?  Want more information?

Contact to learn more.


Do you live in Eldorado ?
Please email Sue Burgess at if you live in the Eldorado area. We are thinking of scheduling a coffee out there. Thanks!

Host Your Own TTN Events!  
TTN members on the grounds of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos.
The Social Committee continues to arrange many events, including coffees, happy hours, plays and parties to connect our members beyond the monthly meetings.

Have suggestions?  Hiking, art, theater? Help us set up social events using MeetUp as a communications tool. Contact Linda McEnroe -  to share your ideas - or to join the Social Committee.  
There is more than one way to RSVP to a TTN event - through Meetup, on the TTN website or by e-mailing the organizer.  It doesn't matter which method you use but it is important that you RSVP to any event you plan to attend. It's a great help to event organizers.   Thank you!
 Santa Fe Chapter




Saturday, September 24
   9:00 am - 1:00 pm    
Montezuma Lodge
431 Paseo de Peralta
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.
It is open to members, $25 and non-members, $35.

To register, email,
write check made out to TTN and send to:
Jean Palmer, 790 Paseo de la Cuma, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 


Thursday, September 8   
  3:00 pm
Sweet Lily Bakery 
229 Johnson Street 
A get-together for conversation at a boutique bakery and cafĂ© with locally sourced teas and coffees and unique, delicious made-from-scratch goodies.


Thursday, September 15  
    11:30 am  
Plaza Cafe Southside
at San Isidro Plaza
3466 Zafarano Drive


Join us for lunch at this regional diner serving very good American and Southwestern food in an authentic atmosphere.


Thursday, September 22    5:00 pm
The Burger Stand 
at Burro Alley,
207 W San Francisco St

We'll try out this new, informal venue with outdoor picnic tables or indoor seating.

Happy hour prices: $1 off food, wine & beer until 6 pm.

The Burger Stand's menu focuses on gourmet burgers but, also includes specialty "Hawt Doggz", a large vegetarian/vegan menu and, gluten-free options - all made with quality ingredients from nearby and a great selection of beer and wine.

Saturday, October 1  
2:00 - 4:00 pm  
at Jean Palmer's home 
Join by September 30th to attend, meet other members from the chapter and learn more about TTN. To join, go to


by September 30.   

Non-members are welcome  
to attend all events  
except those designated as
Member Events.

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


Santa Fe TTN uses
Meetup to schedule
and share event ideas. 
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
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:
If you are already a Meetup member, sign into Meetup as usual and look for our group title listed above. 
The Santa Fe Transition Network