April 2013, Volume 2, Issue 2
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Coordinator's Corner    


Birthday Celebration  

The big event this month is the Member Showcase and First Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 PM at the Woman's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail. We will be highlighting our members and celebrating our one year anniversary as part of the National TTN organization. We'll also have a musical jam session so bring your voice, an instrument or listen while you view the member tables, meet others and enjoy a piece of cake. The event is free and open to the public so please come and invite your friends and family to join us too.


Peer Groups: Watch for an announcement this spring about a new opportunity for members to be a part of a Meet-up-TTN group where it will be an easy for any member to put in an announcement to find others who might want to participate in an activity. More details to come. Thanks to Maria Francis and Ann Church for initiating this idea.


The Transition Peer Group Advisory Council sent an email invitation to any woman who is currently, or has been, in a Transition Peer Group (TPG) to gain ideas and valuable feedback. This special session will be in early April and will help shape the direction for future Transition Peer Groups. Members of the TPG Advisory Council are Beth Johnson, TPG Coordinator, Maria Francis, Peer Group Coordinator, Glynn Anderson, Mary Haile, Elaine Meizlish and Jean Palmer, TTN Coordinator.


Membership:  In April 2012, we had 34 members a year ago and we currently have 130 members today! We appreciate all who have joined and welcome your attendance at any of our events. Many memberships are coming up for renewal in March, April and May so be sure to renew so you don't miss out on some exciting new things that we are planning for this next year. To renew, go to www.thetransitionnetwork.org, type renew membership in the Search box at the top and follow the instructions. 


Programs: The April program will be on Transitions and those attending will get an opportunity to get to know each other more through finding common themes that are pertinent to women 50+ and sharing in small groups. The monthly programs are open to all and are fragrance free. To find out more about this month's program, see below.


In addition to the monthly programs, we want to offer some workshops on topics such as End of Life issues, Finances, Transitions, Grief and Dealing with Death.  In order to do that, we need a volunteer to head up the workshop committee and 3-4 women who would be willing to help plan and work out the details for these. If interested, please contact Pat Shapiro, Program chair, shapiropat@gmail.com.


National: The Coordinators of all the TTN chapters across the country will be meeting in New York on April 19-21 for a TTN Leadership Retreat. Jean Palmer is on the planning team for the retreat and will be attending as will Maria Francis, Peer Group Coordinator.


National offers a program called the Caring Collaborative which is something we are exploring for the Santa Fe chapter. The Caring Collaborative is a program of friendly and neighborly assistance, offered by members, to preserve and promote healthy independence. Anyone interested in helping with this possible new initiative should contact Jean@JeanPalmer.com.


Gratitude: Thanks to Patty Armstrong, Communications Chair, who does many of the behind the scenes activities that make us look so good. Patty designs our flyers, created our local logo and pins, puts together the newsletter each month, maintains and updates the website and designed a banner which you'll see at the Member Showcase. Patty deserves a great deal of credit for the professional look of all of our materials and for her creativity.  


On the Member Showcase and Birthday Celebration, a special thanks to all of the members who purchased tables for the Member Showcase and to any sponsors. Thanks to Steering Committee members, Jeanne Roos, Jutta vonGontard and Sheila Doran-Benyon for the set-up and logistics and to Ann Church for designing the booklet.


Jean Palmer, Coordinator
TTN-Santa Fe



April Monthly Program Meetings   


Jean Palmer at Flying StarMonday, April 22, 2013
Time: 6:15 - 8 pm

Location:  Unitarian Church: 107 West Barcelona


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time: 1:45 - 3:30 pm

LOCATION: Christ Church, 1213 Don Gaspar X Cordova

 $3 donation requested.


Topic: Managing Transitions Effectively



What's the difference between transition and change? Managing transitions is about effectively managing the psychological process of a adjusting to a new situation. Each person goes through the phases of transition at their own pace and there is no right or wrong in the speed with which each individual moves through the phases. Come learn about the three phases and how you can deal effectively with them.  Presented by Jean Palmer, Coordinator, The Transition Network-Santa Fe and of Jean C. Palmer Training for Success and Excellence (www.JeanPalmer.com).


Jean Palmer, M.S. is also the Past President of the Washington Metro chapter of American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and under her leadership the chapter received two outstanding national awards.  She is a founder of professional women's networks in Alexandria, Virginia and Ames, Iowa.


Jean has over twenty-five years of training experience in both the public and private sector.  Since 1985, she has had her own business, Jean C. Palmer Training for Success and Excellence.  She teaches people how to become effective presenters, communicators, leaders, team players and managers.  She facilitates workshops and retreats. 

Pre-registration not required. Just show up -- and bring a friend! This is a members and non-members event.


Participation in our 4th Monday and Tuesday monthly programs remains open to both the community and members, with a request for a $3 donation to cover expenses. We especially enjoy hosting National TTN members visiting from out of town, new and long-term community residents, and women aspiring to be "50 and forward.


While you may attend one Peer Group meeting or Social Peer Group Event without being a member, to continue to participate in the Peer Group activities, you must become a member. Other member benefits include access to the member directory*, the online chapter bulletin board, opportunities to promote your book and view job postings at the national website. Certain events are also designated for members only. Click here to view our membership flyer.

Dues: 12 Month membership: $80 ($6.67/month)
           24 Month membership: $150 ($6.25/month)


Scholarships: No one should feel they are unable to afford membership. Participation in the scholarship program is confidential. For more information, contact TTN Executive Director, Betsy Werley at 212-803-6121 or betsy@thetransitionnetwork.org.


* The TTN Membership Directory is for personal use only. TTN does not sell or share our membership directory for business solicitation.


Santa Fe Pin photo

Members can display

brochures, flyers, and

announcements at the

monthly programs and are

responsible for bringing them

and picking them up each time.




meet up logo 


The Santa Fe Social Groups

 are developing a new and

private communication tool

using the online Meet-Up

network. Only Santa Fe TTN members will have

access to and be able to

communicate with each

other about scheduled events,

as well as offer impromptu 

gatherings of their own. 

Please contact Maria Francis

to learn more and sign up at

713-304-6262 or e-mail her
Future trainings on how to
use the online tool are
being planned.  



Coffee Club 


The Coffee Club Social Peer

Group meets every Wednesday

 at 3pm and is open to members

and first time non-member

visitors. Meet at

El Tesoro Cafe,

inside the Sanbusco Mall
500 Montezuma # 104
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact Maria Francis with

questions or just show up. 


Women Walking   

Santa Fe Light Hiking Group

This is a collaboration between

an existing Meet Up group

 and Santa Fe TTN. 

To Become a member of  

Meetup you may register at: http://www.meetup.com/ 

and join the

Santa Fe Light Hiking at 


Any questions or need helping registering for the hikes, please
give call Maria Francis at
713-304-6262 or e-mail her. 

Book Club 

The Book Club Social Peer Group  

A new group is 

starting soon and still

has room for members. 

For more information, see the 

January newsletter article. 

Contact Glynn Anderson

 if you are interested in joining.



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There are also Transition Peer Groups and more are always forming.  A Transition Peer Group is a regular group of 10-12 women who meet for an extended period of time to talk about subjects of their own choosing and provide support.  View our Peer Groups web page for more information.  Contact Beth Johnson to sign up.



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This is the year to:

  • Sponsor a national or local TTN program;
  • Advertise on the website and in the national or local newsletter, or on the website alone;
  • Mix and match your advertising with postings or Tweets to our rapidly growing Facebook fans and/or Twitter following audience.
Our national website and social networking programs will put you in front of the women you  want to reach...and you can expand the impact with an ad in our newsletters. 


For more information download our Ad Rates flyer here then contact Carole Holland at  advertising@thetransitionnetwork.org to discuss placing your ad Here -- or on our web page.
The Santa Fe Transition Network