THIRD THURSDAY: Hit the Road, Jane!
Thursday, May 16th, 5:45pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, May 29th: Lower East Side Food Tour
Social Networking Workshops with Abby Stokes!
The Bottomless Closet - An Info Session
Orientation Webinar for New Members: May 21st, 8pm-9pm EST
A Lincoln Center Theatre Adventure: "Ann"! hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of TTN
TTN Upcoming Events
Hit the Road, Jane!
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Time: 5:45 to 8:00 PM
Location: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies - 281 Park Ave. South (22nd St.)
The Women's Travel Group and Road Scholar
TTNers are well known for their travel-lust, and we mean to satisfy it with this program. Come and indulge your travel 'inner self'!
Planes, trains, automobiles, bikes and hikes - to exotic destinations or domestic ones, on the high-end or on a strict budget, 'service' oriented trips or sightseeing, with or without men. . .
Phyllis Stoller of the Women's Travel Group, and Molly Goodrich of Road Scholar (formerly ElderHostel) are our expert guides to the amazingly wide range of travel possibilities to ponder.
Phyllis notes that we are the new generation of women travelers: first to have travelled for work, to do Peace Corps, etc., and we remember Europe on $5 a day!
We want more than a sketch of a country - we want immersion, education -- and perhaps a frisson of adventure. Phyllis will provide useful travel checklists.
Not-for-profit Road Scholar inspires adults to learn, discover, and travel. Molly Goodrich designs and develops RS tours in NYC, and will talk about the range of some 5500 available RS educational travel programs domestically and in 150 countries around the world.
Both will raffle discount vouchers for attendees.
So come fly away with us on May 16! See you there!
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Lower East Side
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Time: 11:00am, rain or shine!
Location: We'll meet outside Yonah Schimmel's Knishes Bakery, 137 East Houston Street
Where can you find a historic Synagogue next to a Bulgarian punk discotheque, trendy boutiques that sit comfortably beside decades old "Mom and Pop" shops, or tenement apartments between luxury high rise condos? Look no further than the Lower East Side.
The streets of the Lower East Side tell the tales of struggling immigrants - Eastern European, Russian, German, and Puerto Rican, among others. They brought with them the recipes from the old world and you can taste these foods today.
We will stop at a knish bakery, a dumpling house, a bialy bakery, a doughnut plant, and a pickle store. We might stop at Katz's if it is not too crowded. You can eat or not as you like. Your food should not cost more than $10. (You will pay for your own food).
The two hour tour will also cover the Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in the historic Anshe Chesed Synagogue, the Orchard Street pedestrian mall, Russ and Daughters, Streit's Matzoh Factory, Economy Candy, and Beth Hemedesh Hagodol Synagogue.
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Social Networking Workshops
with Abby Stokes
Monday, May 20th
Wednesday, May 29th
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Location: Senior Planet Exploration Center: 127 West 25th Street
TTN is offering two social networking workshops for TTN's membership.
#1. Social Networking - Why? How? Why Not?
#2. Social Networking 2.0 - Beyond the Basics
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Learn to setup an account, safely maximize the benefits of social networking, and navigate around the pitfalls.
Abby Stokes, author of "Is This Thing On?" will facilitate these hands on workshops. She lectures throughout the country and has single-handedly helped 190,000 people online.
Social Networking is not just about Facebook... Discover Pinterest, Tumblr, blogging, and more.
You may register for one or both sessions. Each session is three hours and there is plenty of time for questions.
Early registration is recommended because the class is limited to thirteen participants.
Register for both workshops
Register for May 20th only
Register for May 29th only
The Bottomless Closet - Information Session
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Location: The Pennsylvania Hotel - 7th Ave, between 33rd and 32nd Streets - take elevator to the B Level
A FEW HOURS OF YOUR TIME CAN IMPACT THE LIFETIME OF ANOTHER WOMAN!
Come to the special TTN member information session at the Bottomless Closet.
Learn about this wonderful and effective organization, and why TTN members are uniquely qualified to help!
FREE - Please bring friends, and for donation: used purses, costume jewelry, and scarves.
The mission of Bottomless Closet is to help disadvantaged New York City women become self-sufficient through a comprehensive program that begins with business attire and interview preparation and continues with professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. Using the model of women helping women and our network of dedicated volunteers, Bottomless Closet enhances our clients' self-esteem and self-confidence in order for them to enter and succeed in the workforce and improve the quality of their lives.
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Orientation Webinar for New Members
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Time: 8 - 9pm EST
Welcome, new TTN Members. Thank you for joining TTN!
We hope you've started to find resources, friends and fun activities in your chapter and on the website. To get the most of your membership, we are organizing an orientation webinar.
Del McCormick, Chicago chapter co-chair, and Betsy Werley, Executive Director, will lead this "get to know TTN" webinar. There is a limit of 30 participants, so register today. We look forward to getting to know more about each of you!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing important information about joining the webinar.
Connect with TTN-Philadelphia
A Lincoln Center Theater Adventure!
hosted by TTN-Philadelphia
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Location: Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center (65th and Broadway)
Contact: Louise Polis
We will gather in the theatre lobby at 1:30pm
Reservations deadline: May 1st
"Ann" is a no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious new play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Written and performed by Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men"), "Ann" takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family.
After playing throughout Texas to sold-out audiences, "Ann" went on to win critical acclaim both in Chicago and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. And now this extraordinary play comes to Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in a production directed by
Benjamin Endsley Klein (resident director of War Horse). Don't miss this unforgettable performance that The New York Times has called,
"frank, funny and
warm. As Ann Richards, Holland Taylor is a fiery dynamo." Check out....
Reservations deadline: May 1st. We must have your reservations by May 1st so we have enough time to purchase the tickets from the theater.
If you would like to take the bus or train with other members going to New York for this performance and/or meet for lunch near Lincoln Center, please send an email to Louise Polis,
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NYC Chapter Committees (con't)
Volunteer Program Committee
leads TTN's team-based volunteer activities to strengthen the civic sector, use members' experience and talents, and expand our community.
We are responsible for policy, strategy, standards, and measurements of success for TTN-sponsored volunteer programs including:
Bottomless Closet, supporting women re-entering the workforce with clothing and coaching. (See event in the left-hand column)
My Own Book, helping third-graders buy books, many for the first time in their lives.
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), providing skills-based volunteer opportunities for us.
To let us know what your volunteer interests are, contact Eileen Kobrin at
Caring Collaborative Council
The Caring Collaborative is a program within TTN that focuses on health. Volunteer members offer each other help during times of medical need. Educational programs and a quarterly newsletter provide current wellness information to help maximize fitness and vitality.
The Caring Collaborative Council (CCC) is the executive committee of the Caring Collaborative (CC). We meet monthly to ensure that the CC is functioning at a high level and continues to meet the needs of CC members.
Our scope of work includes:
* Neighborhood group representation
* Health Strategies Seminars
* Caring Times Newsletter
* NYC Caring Collaborative Website
* Responsibilities of the CC Coordinator
* CC Operating Budget
* Communications with non-NYC CC Chapters
* Liaisons to other TTN and CC branches
* And more
Coordinator: Sulekha Prasad,
photo by Eleanor Foa Dienstag
Encore Fellowships - A Pathway from For-Profit to Nonprofit Careers
NYC Chapter Outreach Materials
New Transition Peer Group Forming (left-hand column)
New York Chapter Committees
Welcome, New Members!
Encore Fellowships -
A Pathway from For-Profit to Nonprofit Careers
Many people leave careers in the for-profit sector to address challenges within our communities and society, and many assume important leadership roles in nonprofit organizations. With this in mind, we would like to bring to your attention the unique Encore Fellowship Program which was successfully launched in Silicon Valley in 2009 by Encore.org with expansion efforts starting in 2011.
Encore Fellowships are structured assignments that place highly-skilled, experienced professionals at the end of their midlife careers into social-purpose organizations, where they help nonprofits build capacity, grow strategically and, ultimately, have a broader impact on their communities.
Encore Fellows bring a wealth of skills in marketing, communications, strategy and planning, information technology, risk management and process re-engineering, operations and performance management, human resources, financial management and engineering - skills that can have a lasting impact on their nonprofit hosts.
Fellows are carefully matched with their host organizations to ensure a cultural fit and the ability to make a long-term impact. They are screened for commitment, flexibility and willingness to adapt and learn. Nonprofits are vetted for their readiness to use this type of talent.
During the fellowship period (typically six to 12 months, half to full time), fellows commit to 1,000 hours of work, are paid a stipend and are embedded as part of the nonprofit staff. This practice allows them to deliver greater impact than the fellows could as volunteers, board members or short-term consultants.
Recognizing the need for talent to address critical issues transcends geographic boundaries. The East Coast expansion of the program successfully launched in 2011 with strategic support provided by Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and the Robin Hood Foundation.
The Encore Fellowship Program is beginning its third cohort here in NYC and is currently screening and interviewing candidates for consideration. For more about the program including articles of recent alumni and bios of the 2011 and 2012 Fellows please go to http://www.encore.org/learn/fellowships/programs/nycity
NYC Chapter Outreach Materials
The Marketing & Communications Committee has developed some basic materials describing TTN and the New York City Chapter. In this section on our web site you will find:
An organization overview
Fact sheets on each of our major programs.
All of these have been vetted and approved. Please replicate and use these materials in your outreach efforts. Having a consistent message will strengthen awareness and understanding of TTN.
To access the new Chapter Outreach Materials page, visit the NYC Chapter homepage and choose "Outreach Materials" from the menu on the left.
If you wish to make any changes in these materials, please contact email@example.com.
New Transition Peer Group Forming
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Location: Upper East Side - address will be sent upon registration
Group limited to 15 participants
Participants must be TTN members
FIRST MEETING: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6 p.m. Upper East Side location for first meeting - short walk from train.
If you're facing change in your life, join us for this constructive, supportive, productive experience. Meet the 4th Thursday of every month.
TTN's famous Transition Peer Groups are designed for members who want to articulate, define, think through and manage change in their lives. Join us if you wish to focus on major next-stage issues like leaving full-time work, dealing with post-employment questions and other vexing concerns like separation from professional colleagues, making new friends, risk-taking, use of time, new identity, etc.
(Although participants can provide some support to members confronting a crisis, Peer Groups are not "therapy groups" and cannot substitute for professional help.)
RSVP for address and details for meeting on May 23rd.
New York Chapter Committees
Joining a TTN committee is a great way for any member - new ones included - to meet new people, use your talents and have some fun.
If you're interested in any of the committees listed below, please contact the chair to learn more. If you have an idea for a committee that doesn't exist today, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Services Committee
The Member Services Committee initiates programs to welcome and engage new TTN members, and assist them in becoming involved in the organization in a meaningful way. Due to the positive correlation between a member's level of involvement and her tenure with TTN, our programs are also intended to positively impact member retention and growth. Committee outreach activities include:
Welcoming Calling new members
Hosting new member receptions in committee members' homes
Attending key TTN events
Participating in specific email/telephone campaigns
Implementing a new member email program
Providing current and informative materials for distribution at new member receptions.
The Committee continually considers new ideas to engage, involve and retain members.
To join the Member Services Committee, it's important to be an active TTN member for a minimum of 3 months and enjoy connecting with new members by telephone and in person. Please contact: Linda Paige Levine at email@example.com.
Peer Group Committee
Peer Groups are a unique benefit of TTN and are the heart of the organization. Our committee organizes and launches new Peer Groups; facilitates Peer Groups initiated by members; organizes quarterly meetings of Peer Group Liaisons (appointed by each Peer Group) to exchange ideas and information; and maintains the Peer Group section of the TTN website. If you would like to join our committee, form a new Peer Group or have questions about joining an existing group, please contact Diane Levine at Diane.Levine@sothebyshomes.com.
If you want to add to or change a Peer Group listing on the New York City website, please contact Marie Constantin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creates programs for the monthly TTN membership meetings, which address the many interests and issues of women in transition. The committee would like new volunteers who are interested in developing programs that will appeal to our diverse membership. Interested members should contact Sally Dougan at email@example.com.
EXPLORE NYC arranges docent led tours of interesting and diverse cultural and artistic venues in New York City, and hosts Member Mingle events. The goal is to provide programming that will generate member interest and attendance along with a profit to the NYC chapter.
EXPLORE NYC's mission is to provide the opportunity for relatively small groups of members to visit places they may not know in New York City and learn about art and artists, architecture and architects, small museums with important collections, houses of worship that have significance in New York City's history and to walk the city seeing with a different eye. These events provide an opportunity for members to get to know one another in an environment of mutual interest. There are usually one to two events per month with a charge of $20 per member, $30 per guest.
The Committee also arranges MEMBER MINGLES, which are free events with a cash bar. These events have been held at Sardi's two or three times a year, allowing a larger group of members to meet, share conversations, and network.
Wendy Bernstein, Committee Member: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing & Communications Committee
In operation for over a year, the Marketing & Communications Committee works to strengthen TTN's brand and thereby enhance external and internal communications. We have been established:
To assist committees as needed with development of communications materials to attract and engage new members, and help retain existing members.
To provide communications guidelines for a unifying Brand identity, tone and voice for communications to various TTN constituencies.
To provide outreach materials, contacts, and publicity to build brand awareness and solicit new members.
To identify the best vehicles for communications to reach internal and external audiences.
To build a social media presence and partnerships with complementary organizations.
Committees continued in left-hand column
Welcome, New Members!
Here's a list of our newest members. You can learn more about each of them by visiting the Member Directory section of our website.
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Do you have news or an article you would like to see in a future TTN-NYC newsletter? Contact Karen Gens at Gensk@aol.com
Are you ready to be more involved in TTN? There are many opportunities: start a new peer group; serve on a committee (program, member services, chapter steering); help develop a workshop or seminar; or share your ideas for how to improve our chapter. Contact us at