March 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1
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Coordinator's Corner  Jean Palmer at Flying Star 



Would you like to feel more connected and involved with The Transition Network? Would you like to have a more active part in determining the direction of the chapter? Whether you are new to the chapter, have been with us for awhile, or haven't attended, but wanted to, here are some great opportunities.


Member Showcase and Birthday Celebration: On Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 PM, we will be highlighting our members and celebrating our one year anniversary as part of the National TTN organization. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. It will be held at the Woman's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail.


The Member Showcase will feature members who want to display a business or hobby, sell something, or share an interest or organization that's important to them. The cost to reserve a table is $25. Contact Jutta vonGontard, Treasurer, to reserve a table and she will make arrangements with you about paying.  


This is THE perfect time to promote your business, art, or volunteer activity. One can buy and sell; actively gain committed members for your non-profit; educate the public about your worthy cause; establish yourself in the Santa Fe Community. Please respond as soon as possible to our treasurer (above) as tables are do NOT want to miss this opportunity.


Serving on a committee as a member or leader: Anyone in the chapter may express interest in serving on a committee or in a leadership role. It is a wonderful way to get to know others, to use your talent and skills and to give back to TTN. Fill out and return the volunteer form to Jeanne Roos ( let us know of your interest.


The Steering Committee is developing a succession plan and there will be openings for the following Steering Committee positions beginning in June 2013: Logistics, Treasurer and Member-at-Large. If you want to know more about these specific positions, please contact the current person serving in that job:

Logistics - Jeanne Roos -, 982-8298

Treasurer- Jutta vonGontard -, 820-0681

Member-at-Large - Betty Bartos -, 670-6636 


We are also looking for Co-Coordinators to begin attending Steering Committee meetings in 2013 to become familiar with the duties. They will begin serving in January 2014 for a term of two years. To find out more, contact current Coordinator - Jean Palmer -, 954-1566



The other Steering Committee positions will be opening up in December 2013 and December 2014. More details on those in future newsletters. 


Membership:  The Zip-bonding sessions were fun and informative. Here are some comments: "When do we meet again?!" "I'm so happy to meet such really vital and interesting people." "It's exciting to know this group will greatly help me become more engaged in friendships and activities, like a gift box I'm quite excited to open."  



A request that came from a Zip-bonding session was a desire to have the email addresses of the members. Members can access that by going to, clicking on the Members Only section, login and click Member Directory. You can then find a member by name, by chapter or by city or state. Some members have chosen not to share their contact information, and we ask that you only use the member information for personal contact, not for business solicitation.


When doing the Zip-bonding invitations, we used the member list from National and found some outdated information. Be sure to update your information with National so they are current and we have your most current information that way too.


Monthly Programs: Our monthly programs are open to all and the topic in March will be Cycles of Life Legacy Program. Note: The March programs are on the THIRD Monday evening, March 18 and the THIRD Tuesday afternoon, March 19 to avoid scheduling conflicts with Passover. Please remember that the monthly programs are fragrance free. Some have had to stop attending because of fragrances triggering asthma attacks. To find out more about this month's program, see below.


Gratitude: Thanks to Sheila, Membership Chair and Karen Hodges for their coordination of the Zip-bonding sessions and to those who hosted in their homes: Sheila Doran-Benyon, Maria Francis, Mary Rives, Jeanne Roos and Francesca Yorke. Thanks to the program committee for planning an exciting variety of programs for the remainder of 2013 that are interesting, provocative and relevant. Thanks to those who have stepped up and volunteered to help in any way and to those who will do that in the future.    


Jean Palmer, Coordinator
TTN-Santa Fe

March Monthly Program Meetings  




Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 6:15 - 8 pm
Location:  Unitarian Church: 107 West Barcelona


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 1:45 - 3:30 pm 

LOCATION: Christ Church, 1213 Don Gaspar X Cordova

$3 donation requested.


Topic: Cycles of Life Legacy Program


An introduction to Carol Fleishman's Cycles of Life Legacy Program. Through a process of life cycle reflection, participants will assess the value of their life experiences, realize the contributions they have made, and look forward positively to their future.


Carol Fleishman is a life and business coach who spends her professional life bringing about transformation in organizations and in personal lives. She specializes is working with individuals and businesses in transition. Carol spends her professional life bringing about transformation in organizations and in personal lives. Her positive spirit will support your own vision for life enhancement and change.


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


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


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Members can display

brochures, flyers, and

announcements at the

monthly programsand are

responsible for bringing them

and picking them up each time.


Save the date!
Details to follow:
Sun, April 14: Membership
Showcase and TTN
Santa Fe Birthday Party
at the Women's Club
of Santa Fe. (Event will be
open to public, but only
members can showcase.
More information in the Coordinator's Corner
column to the left. Click here to upload an invitation/flyer
to post or distribute.)


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
Phone # 505-988- 3886

See Events page for details and RSVP contact info.



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: 

and join the

Santa Fe Light Hiking at 

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

Book Club 

The Book Club Social Peer Group  

A new group is 

forming and hopes to

start in April.  See the 

January newsletter article. 

Contact Glynn Anderson

 if you are interested.



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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 Jean Palmer 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 to discuss placing your ad Here -- or on our web page.
The Santa Fe Transition Network