Philadelphia Chapter Newsletter  
September 12th 5PM

Calling all PHL Chapter Members and Guests:

Looking for the best way to catch up with TTN friends after the summer and meet new friends? 

Plus contribute $2 to Hemlock Edge Rescue with each drink you order?  
Come on out and join in the fun!
Tuesday Sept. 12th
5pm - 7pm
The Ritz Carlton


Ellen Kaye
Linda Koven
Lynn Orr
Barbra Shotel
Moffat Welsh
Nina Zimmer

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September is a great time to connect with TTN by taking advantage of our full calendar of events, firing up Peer Group discussions, launching new SIGs, participating in TTN group volunteer programs and giving back to our community.

Take a minute to think about your own TTN journey. What would you be doing right now if you hadn't met the women in your Peer Group, or made new connections through your interest in reading or theater or food? I know many of you are gratified by the volunteer work you do as a member of a TTN committee or a group that supports others in our community. Now think about all the women you know who have never heard of TTN. Don't they deserve a chance to meet you?

Our Chapter is participating in the national "Let's Go. Let's Grow!" membership campaign. We need your help to get the word out to other women you know could benefit from being part of our community. When you bring in a new member between now and the end of the year, you'll receive a special gift - a TTN Woman Beauty Essentials kit - that identifies all the qualities of a TTN Woman: wit, smarts, energy, caring, friendships, resilience, independence, involvement, the perfect lipstick!

I hope to see many of you at the next Member Mingle/Yappy Hour on September 12th at The Ritz Carlton. And I can't wait to give you a TTN Beauty Essentials Kit when you bring in a new member!

Warm Regards,
Chair, TTN Philadelphia      
SIG Corner:  Popular SIGs Hoping to Open New Groups 

While August slips away and we look forward to the crisp air of Fall, our Special Interest Groups (SIGS) continue to engage our members with lively activities. 

The Grateful Veg, formerly The Vegan Social Club, changed its name to let you know that they include not only vegans and vegetarians but anyone who is interested in learning about eating a more plant-based diet. Many of us have considered cutting down on meat and dairy but don't know quite how to go about it. The Grateful Veg will help you learn how to cook plant-based foods, where to go in the city to find them and where the best restaurants are that serve them. A cooking class, grocery tour and Holiday dinner party are also planned.

The Grateful Veg meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3-4:30pm in Rittenhouse. Please contact Cindy Benamy at if you'd like to join this SIG.

Our movie groups are going strong. Monday Afternoon at the Movies had its second outing at The Bryn Mawr Film Institute where they viewed Step, a documentary chronicling the senior year of a girls' high school dance group in Baltimore, and then convened to the adjacent cafĂ© to discuss. While this group is at capacity, names are being taken for a wait list and a second group may open if there is enough interest.  Contact Joanne Bowes at 

In the meantime, our Center City movie group, Let's Go to the Movies, has modified its format to include seeing the movie together and then going out to a local restaurant for coffee or a drink to discuss the film. This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00. Contact Susan Marker Levin at if you'd like to join.

Art Appreciation SIG continues to mine the Delaware Valley for interesting places to go for informative art events. Its latest outing was to the Wilmington Art Museum for a guided tour. If interested, please contact Joanne Bowes at, to be placed on the wait list. With enough interest, a new group may be formed.

The quicker we hear from members who want to start up a new group for these popular SIGs, the faster we can launch. Look forward to hearing from you!

Click HERE for full list of SIGs.

Donations for Career Wardrobe Needed
September is here and now is the time for you to collect your Career Wardrobe clothing and accessory donations and prepare to bring them to one of the TTN design ated locations. 

The goal of  Career Wardrobe  is to help women who are transitioning into the work force dress appropriately and with confidence. Work clothes are distributed to women who are preparing to interview for work. If they are offered a job, they are eligible for three additional work outfits - all free of charge. 
Please  donate clean and gently used suits, dresses and separates, including trousers, skirts, blouses and "Casual Friday" outfits (preferably on hangers). Accessories of shoes, handbags, scarves and jewelry are also welcome. 

Drop off Locations, Dates & Times:
  • Mainline: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at St. George's Episcopal Church, 1 West Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA.  
  • Center City: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The Wardrobe Boutique, 1822 Spring Garden St. Phila.
    Note:  Due to Rosh Hashonah, contact Moya if you need alternative drop off time/date.
  • Mt Airy: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at 648 W. Phil Ellena St. Phila. PA, 19119 (North of intersection of Lincoln Drive and Greene St.)
Volunteers are needed at the collection locations.  Please contact us if you are interested. 

SIGgestions:  What Are We Reading? 

As the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, it's a good time to settle in with an absorbing book.  Here are some selections from our SIG Book Clubs for your consideration. 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Fictionary Book Club

Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families.

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
Murder by the Book Book Club

A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past.

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Anything Goes Book Club

A story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Thursday Morning Book Club

A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom.

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege
People Readers Book Club

A black woman discovers her family's Nazi past and the more she learns, the more certain she became:  If her grandfather had met her--a black woman--he would have killed her. 

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Once you get to the FB page, click Following, and check the option "See First".  That way, the TTN FB postings will appear at the top of your feed.