Change is inevitable. Change is constant ” —Benjamin Disraeli

At TTN, we’re all about change and all kinds of transitions, like MaryLou Floyd and Phyllis Meissel becoming our new chapter co-chairs. Change it up with Nancy Gold’s What Is in YOUR Pocketbook? A Fun Insight into the Mysterious Abyss. Catch up with Sally Dougan’s Did You Miss These? Reflect on Ellen Freed’s Highly Recommended.  And lighten up with our new TTN Writers' Spotlight, featuring the work of our poet-in-residence. 

  Mimi Grinker , 7 Year Member
Newsletter Editor

Barbara Schreibman , 3 Year Membe r

As her term ends, our estimable chapter chair Barbara Alpern is passing the baton to our two new co-chairs — MaryLou Floyd and Phyllis Meissel. They don’t think small!   MORE


Nancy Gold, 4 Year Member

The Challenge: I don’t know about you, but my pocketbook is weighing me down. No matter how many times I try and make a change, it still ends up heavy and cluttered.  MORE 
Nancy Gold, 4 Year Member

There were quite a few varied responses to this article. This one was not an easy one for me to write. It may have been hard for some people to read. Please read others’ feedback to the article.   MORE
Sally Dougan, 14 Year Member

June saw sold out talks, social events, and an exciting cultural expedition. 
On June 4, The Caring Collaborative West Side members enjoyed a “Happy Hour” at Arte Café. MORE 

This new column will feature the writings of some of our talented fiction and poetry authors. 

We’re kicking it off with a timely and lovely poem by our new chapter Poet in Residence, Harriet Shenkman. MORE

Last chance to RSVP - July 17th 
Annual Summer Cocktail Party!
Always an upbeat event, there will be drinks galore, hors d’oeuvres piled high, live music and tempting raffles. Don’t miss this one! MORE
“highly recommended”
Ellen Freed, 2 Year Member
  endorsements from TTNers for educational, cultural, and culinary experiences...

  ~ THEATER:My Fair Lady” 
Lincoln Center Theater
“Excellent production with stunning sets, and the orchestra was phenomenal. Eliza (Lauren Ambrose) and Henry Higgins (Harry Hadden-Paton) were superb, and the ensemble singers were great. Eliza’s father’s (Norbert Leo Butts) rendition of Get Me to the Church on Time was a showstopper! Then there was the surprise ending. The show was almost three hours long, and I didn’t want it to end!”
Culture Mavens 'r' Us 

~ RESTAURANT : Bistro Vendome
405 East 58th Street (near First Avenue), 212-935-9100
“French cuisine, lovely menu, with a beautiful back garden; fixed-price brunch includes an alcoholic beverage, appetizer, and main course ($30)”
The Brunch Bunch " NEW"

~ FILM: “Whiplash” ( dvd only )
This 2014 American drama written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz student ( Miles Teller) and an abusive instructor ( J. K. Simmons). Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist co-star. Winner of 3 Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actor and nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.  
The Last Thursday Film Group

~ BOOK : " The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn
A fascinating and exciting story about 3 young women who are recruited to be spies for the Allies in France during World War I…”  
The Food-for Thought Book Group "NEW"
(Wednesday evenings for dinner and discussions)


member survey fact #2
NYC members are socially conscious, prioritizing a variety of issues for national action.  

  • Affordable health care tops the list, mentioned by 6 in 10 members.
  • Efforts to end climate change, racial and ethnic discrimination and hunger are cited by 3 in 10. Also mentioned at this level are action on affordable housing, care for the elderly and promoting voting rights. 
a warm welcome to our new members

Lisa Botwinick, Myra Derkatch,
Mary Dodd, Helen Flaum, Doris Lopez,
Emily Rubin, Joanne Shapiro,
Sheryl Silberg, Wendy Sommers,
Phyllis Vecchione, Janice Wetzel


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