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Welcome to THE LONG ISLAND Chapter

TTN Long Island Chapter covers a wide swath of our beautiful island from Eastern Queens and Nassau all the way out to Eastern Suffolk county.  Our geography is as big as our hearts!

For more information about the Long Island Chapter of TTN, contact us at LongIsland, or contact Marlene Gerber, the Chair of the Long Island Chapter at

For 10 years, the Long Island Chapter of The Transition Network has consistently offered new and varied programs to our members such as:

  • Connections with interesting and energetic women
  • Join others to share common interests
  • Explore new ideas with peers
  • Support one another during the challenges of transitions
  • Develop friendships and support systems
  • Participate in informative and social monthly programs
  • Participate in special interest groups
Interested in joining a special interest group or starting a new group?  Contact Carol Levatino for information and ideas at

"STOP! In the Name of Love," "Leader of the Pack," "Runaround Sue," "The Stroll," and "Let's Twist Again "...  These are just a few of the familiar songs that the 85 TTN/LI women danced and sang to at the Omni Diner.  Spurred on by the retro atmosphere of a 50's diner, and two enthusiastic DJ's, for a few hours, we re-lived the music and exuberance of our youth.  Some of us even dressed the part -- pony tails, poodle skirts, scarves, boyfriend jeans, along with bobby sox and sneakers, were in evidence.  We sat at tables named for some of our former music idols.  We sipped egg creams, and dined on burgers, chicken fingers, and mac 'n' cheese, finishing off the night with ice cream sundaes and all the "fixins."

UNE" contest was won by the very competitive Shirelles, who managed to name title, artist, and year recorded of an astounding number of songs.  Possibly the funniest part of the evening was the karaoke contest, where each table was given a song, a lyrics, and called up in turn to perform (Who knew we had such hidden talent?) By the end of the night, we all agreed that we had danced, sung, and laughed as much as we ever had at a TTN event (worth it, even if we had difficulty moving the next morning).

Kudos to Program Committee Chairs, Joan Ayoub and Claudia Cohen, and to their dedicatednd hard-working committee for planning a terrific event.


On Friday evening, July 10, members of the Long Island Chapter of TTN were treated to an excellent concert at Eisenhower Park. The music was "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway." the music was most enjoyable and the performers were great. We enjoyed each other's company on a beautiful summer night. Many remarked that TTN/LI should repeat this event.



Steering Committee Officers

LI Chair: Marlene Gerber
Vice Chair: Lindsey Draves
Secretary: Leslie Wollin
Finance: Judy Forman    

Planning a visit to the Long Island area?

Get in touch with one of our TTN “Chapter Ambassadors” and have a friend in the area when you come to town. TTN is all about connections so here’s a great opportunity to connect with someone on Long Island!

              Marlene Gerber                                                                   Dale Davis
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July 24, 2015
Trekkers Day Trip Group on the Brooklyn Bridge-smiling in the wind.

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July 18, 2015
Afghan Raffle for CTK
The TTN stitchers made an original afghan and raffled it at the annual luncheon in June. The raffle raised $410 for Care To Knit. The check was presented to Ines Basso Glick, executive director and Ivy Greenberg, Chairperson. The TTN Stitchers (part of the Volunteer Committee), a group that knits and crochets items for CARE TO KNIT ("CTK"), ran an afghan raffle at the annual luncheon on June 16. The winner of the beautiful, multi-colored afghan was Debbie Fox. CTK is a non-profit organization that distributes hand-made hats, scarves, and blankets to hospices, shelters, nursing homes, veterans groups, and anywhere else there is need. The Stitchers have donated over 450 items in their two-year existence. The $410 proceeds of the raffle was very appreciated by executive director of, Ines.

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June 4, 2015
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7 Santa Fe, NM
"Creating Our Future Together" was the theme and Santa Fe was the idyllic location of TTN's National Leadership Retreat. TTN/LI was represented by five chapter members: Joan Ayoub, Carole Davis, Dale Davis, Marlene Gerber, and Sue Sham. They had an opportunity to meet and connect with 45 extraordinary women representing TTN's eleven existing chapters, and several new chapters in formation. The goal of the conference was to work together to help determine the future direction of TTN.

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May 17, 2015
TRIVIA BRUNCH, Sunday, May 17 Trail View Restaurant, Glen Cove
Question: What novel, published in 1925, still sells about 400,000 copies annually, and made the bestseller list in 2013? Answer: The Great Gatsby This was the final question at TTN/LI's Trivia Brunch, and while a number of the participating teams came up with the correct answer, it was the BRAINSTORMERS, who won the grand prize (a restaurant gift card) with the highest number of points, including the correct response to the final question. Second place went to the TRIVIA TARTS. The brunch was held at the Trail View Restaurant in Glen Cove, overlooking the picturesque golf course and Long Island Sound.

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March 13, 2015
Thursday Trippers Painting The Town
The Thursday Trippers unlocked their hidden artistic talent. These ladies spent the afternoon at Paint The Town and created masterpieces while having a great time!

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