Welcome to the Washington, DC Chapter
The Washington DC-Capital Area Chapter encompasses the Greater DC area, as well as suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.
For more information about the DC/Capital Area Chapter of TTN, contact us at DCChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.
Who We AreIn 2004, several women from Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland – all of whom learned about TTN independently – began meeting and talking about whether such a group was needed and wanted here. In January 2005, they held a dinner to introduce their friends, colleagues and acquaintances to The Transition Network and President and Co-Founder Christine Millen. And so TTN-DC began, as an informal offshoot. By the summer of 2006, with a core of perhaps 50 interested women, the decision was made to become a legal chapter. Today, the Capital Area Chapter, as we officially are known, is the largest outside the New York Metro area, and the fastest growing.
Our women come from the District, Northern Virginia and Maryland. We extend as far east as Annapolis, north toward Baltimore, west into Loudoun and south into Prince William. Our members and guests hold or held professional jobs that literally go from A to Z (accountant to zoologist). They represent every sector -- arts, big and small business, construction, defense, education, government, journalism, law, marketing, medicine, nonprofits, social services and, yes, zoos. They are well-educated and well-traveled. They are interesting and interested in navigating transitions, finding new jobs, careers, volunteer opportunities, hobbies and friends.
What We OfferOur goal is to provide a unique array of events and activities tailored to the needs and interests of our members.
Our Small Groups, the backbone of The Transition Network, allow for intimate discussions, hands-on learning, large group outings and the chance to meet women and make friends.
Our general meetings, typically held 10 times a year, bring speakers, authors and experts to talk with us about every interesting subject imaginable: creative thinking, global travel and volunteering, navigating the world of medical insurance, civic engagement, friendship after 50, wine, finance, health issues, transitions, designed communities, consulting, multi-cultural dialogues on women's experiences and on, and on.
Educational workshops focused on technology, and seminars on health and money, all of which are designed for our members.
Events and Monthly MeetingsThanks to the efforts and strong commitment of the Program/Workshop committee, we’ve made great strides in our 2012 programs and workshops. There are friendly and interesting programs offered throughout the year. Take a moment to see what is coming up in our EVENTS and SMALL GROUP (peer groups) meetings.
Click the Events link above to learn about upcoming programs and make reservations.
Click the link for Small Groups for a schedule of their upcoming meetings.
March 20, 2013
An Uplifting and Inspiring Evening with Connie Morella
Many of us enjoyed the pearls of wisdom and incredible insights share by Connie Morella, former Congresswoman and Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD). Read more...
February 24, 2013
New Opportunities for Transformational Leadership!
New opportunity for transformational leadership: The Steering Committee Co-Chair is open! If you are interested, get in touch with our departing co-chair, Ellie Giles. She would like to transition this role to you. Read more...
February 23, 2013
New Small Group Forming: Cultivating Good Relationships: Current and Future, with Men and Women
Let’s celebrate the strengths of current relationships as well as explore how to expand and deepen connections with women and men. Ruth Schimel will lead this new small group and provide a range of supporting materials as the group wishes; she has been a career and life management consultant since 1983. Read more...
February 22, 2013
SMALL GROUP LEADERS NEEDED!
There are two very successful small groups within the DC TTN Chapter which are in need of leadership transitioning: Burning Daylight and Rockville Ring. Management of these groups is VERY SIMPLE! They practically run themselves. If you are a friendly type and wish to be a bit more involved in TTN without a lot of administrative time and attention, please get in touch with Beth Honour (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out exactly what is involved. Read more...
January 13, 2013
Creativity Group Discusses a New Renaissance: Changing Perspective in Our Time
The most recent meeting of the DC TTN Chapter’s Creativity Group discussed the creative opportunities provided by changing times and perspectives. Read more...
November 16, 2012
Extraordinary Workshop at the Dance Exchange
On Sunday afternoon, November 4th, 10 members and 2 guests met at the Dance Exchange (founded by Liz Lerman in 1976) in Takoma Park, MD for an extraordinary, thought- provoking workshop unlike any most of us have ever experienced. Read more...
November 2, 2012
TTN and the Chocolate Factory
Do you understand what the cacao percentages in chocolate really mean to taste, smell, texture and cooking? You do if you attended the wonderful Chocolate program, November 1, 2012. Many members and guests were honored to hear Nancy Baggett share a wonderful history of chocolate, and learned how to taste (let it melt on your tongue) and select chocolates for a wide variety uses. Read more...
October 18, 2012
Simple Techniques Lead to Increased Good Health
On October 17, we had a strong turnout (over 30 participants) at the Alternative Health Workshop at the Mindfulness Center in Bethesda. The focus was on simple techniques that will increase positive energy, eliminate pain and stress, and create a balance. Read more...
October 16, 2012
Rockville Ring – a great way to meet new friends
The Rockville Ring is a casual happy hour that meets monthly at different members home. We typically meet in the Montgomery County area but attendance is not limited to those living in this geographical area. Engage with established and new members in a fun and free flowing evening. All are welcome. Look for meeting announcements on NING. Read more...
October 9, 2012
Women Moving Their Communities Forward: Integrating with Intention
DC TTN in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women; Neighbors, Inc.; and AAUW Capitol Hill Branch is offering a special program -- Women Moving Their Communities Forward: Integrating with Intention -- with Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Read more...
October 7, 2012
THE FOOD OF THE GODS: ALL ABOUT CHOCOLATE
Join TTN for an everything-you-always-wanted-to-know about chocolate event. Start off with cookies baked by cookbook writer and chocolate specialist Nancy Baggett. Learn about the history of chocolate, and then about what to look for when buying chocolate (taste, smell, gloss, snap, quality, price) through a structured tasting. Afterwards, enjoy a variety of chocolate-centered desserts and drinks. Read more...
September 12, 2012
Creativity: Exploring the Process with the DC Chapter's Latest Peer/Interest Group
Creativity: Exploring the Process with the DC Chapter's Latest Peer/Interest Group Keeping our maturing minds healthy requires creative activity, just as keeping our maturing bodies healthy requires physical activity. Hence the push to establish a new peer group within the DC Chapter of TTN, Creativity: Exploring the Process. We are lucky to be living in a metropolis filled with cultural opportunities and enough people to insure random encounters necessary to come up with innovative ideas. However, we could increase our creative function by coming together as peers in unrelated fields to share our latest projects. We hope to grow into a group of women investigating the latest information on creativity and fostering innovative work amongst our members. Read more...
September 11, 2012
Enjoyed the Red Hot Patriot - Peggy Engel and Kathleen Turner Honorary Members of TTN-DC
The DC chapter laughed and was awed by the inspiring life of Molly Ivins superbly portrayed by Kathleen Turner in the wonderful play The Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins written by Peggy and Alison Engel. Read more...
September 5, 2012
Meet and Greet – Big Success!
There was fantastic discussion, great food, and lots of new and current members at the Meet and Greet on September 5th. Read more...
September 4, 2012
TTN Members: Refer a Friend to TTN This Fall and Get a Free Month's Membership
From September through December 31st, 2012, when you refer a friend to TTN, you'll receive one free month's membership in The Transition Network. Read more...
September 3, 2012
Spreading the word at the Women’s Power Conference
TTN shared experiences with potential new members at the Montgomery County's The Power Conference: Women Doing Business in August. Read more...
September 1, 2012
Steering Committee Fun
The steering committee oversees programs, communication, membership, administrative and outreach activities and we meets each month (see NING) for dates. Read more...
August 27, 2012
DC TTN programs and workshops "in the works"
In case you wanted to know what other programs and workshops DC TTN has "in the works," here are a few... Member Talent Showcase/ Craft Show (in Dec 2012), Health Advocacy (possibly with a hospitalist), Container Gardening, and Karaoke Night. Read more...
May 10, 2012
Like Us! Facebook's Ripple Effect:: How to Get the Word Out
The Facebook public offering has many buzzing. Whether investors will make fortunes or not, the fact is that Facebook has millions of active users—CBS reported recently that one in eight humans on the planet is a member of Facebook. Read more...
May 1, 2012
If you need to get in touch with the DC TTN website or newsletter editors
If you need to get in touch with the DC TTN website editor, email Marcy Bartlett at email@example.com. If you need to get in touch with the DC TTN newsletter editor, email Dorothy Unser at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more...