November - 2020 

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UP-COMING TTN EVENTS

 
        Friendship Circle/Meet and Greet                                           Saturdays, 11:00 AM                           ZOOM
        Food, Glorious Food Monthly Meeting                                    Monday, November 9                          ZOOM
        The Person You Mean To Be                                                  Thursday, November 19                      ZOOM
        Winter Solstice and Traditions Monthly Meeting                     Monday, December 14                        ZOOM
  
                                                                             Let's stay connected. 
           Use ZOOM to hold your meetings, continue your book clubs, TED talks, conferences and other events.  

IN THIS ISSUE
SAVE THE DATE
WINTER SOLSTICE AND TRADITIONS!
December 14, 2020
What a year it's been!  

As we approach the Winter Solstice - a traditional time of gathering together and celebrating - we have much to share and celebrate!  

Traditions and rituals bring us comfort, joy, and connection.  Share a photo, object, memory, or story about a favorite Tradition in your life. 
 
We'll then raise a toast to the outgoing year 2020 and the incoming New Year 2021!

When:  Monday, December 14, 2020
Time:   7 PM

To join this celebration, click on this ZOOM link.

ZOOM KEEPS US CONNECTED

TTN National Presents
Dr. Dolly Chugh: 
The Person You Mean to Be:
How Good People Fight Bias

Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. The question is how we stand up for those values in these turbulent times. Please join us on November 19th as Dr. Dolly Chugh shares her research and perspective on fighting for what you believe in.

When:  Thursday, November 19
Time:  12:30-2:30 Pacific Time
Where:  ZOOM
Cost:  $25.00 Members;  $35.00 Guests. 
Includes a copy of Dr. Chugh's book. 
For more information and to register for this event click HERE.

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The SF Non-Fiction Book Club 
had a lively discussion of Isabel Wilkerson's latest book Caste.

The November selection is Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR NOVEMBER 11th DISCUSSION Email Nancy Ware at nanwebware@sbcglobal.net

TTN TED talk Special interest Group 
had a lively discussion about Edi Rama, the Prime Minister of Albania, who took back his city of Tirana with paint. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR TED TALK DISCUSSION ON NOVEMBER 18TH, contact Gail Benton Shoemaker at gailbentshoe@igc.org

NEW BENEFIT FOR MEMBERS:
JOIN ZOOM PROGRAMS FROM
TTN CHAPTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY

Don't miss out on these great opportunities to connect with TTN members from other chapters.  TTNer Dianne McCutcheon attended three inter-chapter events this summer, including a book club event from NYC, which offered a chance to meet the author, as well as a happy hour sponsored by the Chicago chapter. Dianne commented, "The Chicago happy hour was so enjoyable!  I met women from Oregon and Boston as well as Chicago.  The host provided discussion questions for each small group and we had a very meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. I feel like I made some new friends! I highly recommend trying out an event with another chapter."

  A sampling of offerings are:
  • Philadelphia Chapter Event: Medicare and You
  • Long Island Chapter Event: The Remarkable Wife of        Alexander Hamilton
  • Atlanta Chapter Event: Take a virtual tour of the animal rich countries of Tanzania & Uganda
To see the list of all events available to us, click HERE.

THE READERS' CORNER
And Other Media



Many of you have shared interesting articles and videos that have been appreciated by our readership.  To encourage this sharing, we have created a monthly column called Readers' Corner. Submit your articles to Nancy Ware at  nanwebware@sbcglobal.net

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."

As we are all hunkering down, and there is time to explore new things, we invite all our members to share in how you are coping.  
Stay healthy.


What Does Retirement Look Like
In A Pandemic?

TTNer, Joan Varrone, sent in this NY Times article about how retirees are adapting to this Pandemic.  Taking guitar lessons, enrolling in on-line classes, taking virtual tours around the world are just some of they ways seniors are adapting to these changing times. To read the full article, click HERE.

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Adventures on Line
You might be missing the travel, but don't forget about the perks of learning from home: no packing stress, no air travel hassles or flight costs and no piles of laundry to do when you get home! When you join Road Scholar on a virtual learning adventure, you get all the learning and camaraderie you expect with Road Scholar, with the comfort and convenience of learning from home. It's the best of both worlds.  Some of their courses available are:
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Linda Brown
Event Planning

Mae King Go 
Event Planning

Rita Herndon
Social Media

Dianne McCutcheon  
National Liaison Coordinator

Bunnie Quint
Event Planning

Gail Benton Shoemaker
 Program Planning Coordinator

Joan Varrone
Event Planning

Janice Wallace
Special Interest Groups 
and Membership Coordinator

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!
November's Monthly Discussion Meeting


One of the biggest impact of COVID 19 has been on our habits around food.   

We will lead a discussion on how each of us has navigated the food landscape during this time.

  • From ordering groceries, to cooking more at home, to take out and even recent forays into dining out
  • Recommendations; recipes, takeout, outdoor dining, food show/blogs 
  • What will you do more of or less of when things open up and perhaps "go back to normal"?
  • Did you learn something unexpected (good or bad)?
  • Any silver lining?
When:  Monday, November 9
Time:    7:00 PM
Where:  On ZOOM.  Click HERE to join the meeting.
 
VIRTUAL
VIDEO CONFERENCES

Hiking vacations, living in Paris, on-line shopping frustrations, discovering previously unknown connections, renewing TTN friendships are just some of what is happening on our Friendship Circle/Meet & Greet ZOOM calls.

We have scheduled ONE weekly on-line Meet & Greet meetings, Saturdays at 11 AM.  Meetings will be facilitated by members of the Steering Committee and other volunteer hosts.  Please send a message to janicewallace2016@gmail.com  if you would like to facilitate a meeting.

A reminder email with a link to the ZOOM meeting will be sent out every Monday.  We hope you'll join us.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
SIGs

 All Special Interest Groups in-person meetings have been cancelled due to the "Shelter-in-Place" order.  We encourage you to stay connected through ZOOM to continue meeting face-to-face virtually!   For questions about how to set up a Zoom meeting, email Janice Wallace at janicewallace2016@gmail.com 

A Walk in the Marsh by Dianne McCutcheon
NEW!  
The Special Interest Artists Group is embarking on a new activity starting in November.  We will be focusing on Collage as an art form.  Monthly prompts will be shared and then the group will get together over Zoom to show our collages and give each other support. Here are the first two prompts: 
  • October- Dia de los Muertos (either in celebration of the holiday or of those dearly departed or both)
  • November- Gratitude (in celebration of Thanksgiving or in general)
For future meetings, members of the group will take turns providing prompts either around themes or styles or materials.

Artists will be asked to submit photos of their collages at least two days before the meeting so that a slide show can be prepared.  Here are the dates for the photo submissions and the Zoom gathering.  
  • October collage- photo due 11/4, Zoom gathering 11/6 at 3:00
  • November collage- photo due 12/2, Zoom gathering 12/4 at 3:00
If you are interested in joining this group, email Dianne McCutcheon at dianne07@aol.comfor further details. 

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Groups With Openings
  • Artists Group - if interested in joining this East Bay group please contact Dianne McCutcheon at dianne07@aol.com 
  • SF Movie Goers - if interested in joining this group please contact Mae King Go at mkgo@earthlink.net 
     
  • East Bay Non Fiction Book Club  - if interested in joining this group please contact Sandi Blair at sandrablairsf@cs.com
  • Travel Partners - if interested in joining this group please
    contact 
    JaniceWallace at  janicewallace2016@gmail.com
    Group meets in locations all over the Bay Area
  • Exploring Life Over 70 - if interested in joining this San Francisco group please contact Shelley Friedman at shelleydit@gmail.com 
NOTICE: Many SIGs have membership limits because they meet in private homes or have other logistical constraints. Since most SIGS are currently meeting on-line, the Steering Committee thought it would be appropriate to open up ALL SIGS to any member who would like to join.  Email the contact person of any of the groups to hear more about what they are doing during the quarantine. 


Groups That are Currently Filled 
BUT THAT ARE OPEN TO ALL DURING THE QUARANTINE
  • SF Non Fiction Book Club - contact Nancy Ware at nanwebware@sbcglobal.net                                                   *** The non-fiction book being discussed on Wednesday, September 9th is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo  If you would like to join us on ZOOM for this meeting, contact Nancy Ware at the email address above.
 
What's your passion?   

Any member can start a special interest group. If you have an interest that is not represented by a new or existing group, contact  Janice Wallace at
janicewallace2016@gmail.com  to create a group description and recruit other members to join you.

For more information about other new groups as well as information about existing groups, see the Special Interest Page on our website

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

TTNer, Edith Kaplan, recommends some interesting workshops in November on Solo-Aging being co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center and the Institute on Aging.  The offerings include:
  • Living Alone in Older Age
  • Tips and Tools to Be a Successful Solo Ager
For more information about presenters and dates, click HERE.
               OLLI SF OFFERS 
             ONLINE COURSES
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is offering a series of free speakers on a wide variety of topics. Some of these include:
  • Wild Women in Art with Karen McSorley
  • Adolph Sutro: King of the Comstock Lode and Mayor or San Francisco with Bill Huber
Olli also offers Mini Courses Via Zoom that are open to anyone.  To see the Fall offerings click HERE.
ADJUNCT COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Janet Mandelstam
Arlene Reiff  
Co-Founders of SF Bay Area Chapter

Nancy Ware
Newsletter Editor   
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The Photograph used in the heading is "Two Bridges and the Low Fog" provided by  Brocken InaGlory