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The Central Ohio Chapter encompasses the Columbus Metro area
and surrounding suburbs.



November 27, 2018
TTN Central Ohio Holiday Party - December 17
Please join us at our annual Member-Only Holiday Party
Date:   Monday, December 17, 2018
Time - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cramer's Crossing Condos Clubhouse, 6270 Hampton Green Place, Dublin, OH 43016
This year we are going to support CelebrateOne on the Hilltop by providing new infant sleep sacks. Members can either bring a new sleep sack to the party or make a cash donation.   
Specifics on the sacks:  
Sacks with or without sleeves 
Sizes up to 18 months
Machine washable 
The CelebrateOne Sleep Sack program is about increasing the number of infants who reach their first birthday  The incidence of sleep related deaths has increased this year on the Hilltop.  Sleep sacks are needed because the homes are cold and it is recommended that not even a blanket cover the baby.  The ABC guideline is alone, back, crib.
It's also important to check the care instruction label to ensure the item is machine washable.  (We don't want to burden the new mom with something needing to be hand washed.)  They can be purchased for about $20 on Amazon. 
Directions:  From I-270 exit at Rt. 33 West, Exit Avery Road, go South on Avery Rd (left off of exit), take Avery about 1.8 miles, turn right on Cramers Crossing, turn right on Bennington (the second street). The Clubhouse will be straight in front of you. 
Note:  I-phone maps will not take you to the correct location. Use google maps or above directions.
Contact for Location and Directions:  Roberta Kayne
Please bring an appetizer or dessert - contact Roberta Kayne or Ann Fox with questions.. 
Preferably Last Name A-K bring a dessert and Last Name L-Z bring an appetizer.
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November 23, 2018
December Letter From the Chair

Gratitude and Reflection – December 2018

As we wrap up another year for Central Ohio TTN, I want to take a moment and ask all of you to reflect upon where the chapter was a year ago.  

Our persistence and modest growth this year is due to all of you.  Without you our members and community, the chapter would no longer be relevant.  The chapter was on the verge at the end of last year.

Thanks to members who stepped up to take on new roles or agreed to stay in the roles they were serving we’ve made it through another year.   However,

Maureen Severns is currently serving as the chapter Secretary and previously served as the Membership Chair.  Maureen is ready to step aside and we need someone to agree to become the chapter Secretary for 2019.

Janice Countaway, the current Membership Chair, agreed to stay in the role through 2018 and is planning to step down as Membership Chair at the end of the year.  We need someone to agree to step into the role of Membership Chair.

Roles on the Steering Committee require a modest amount of effort, and are largely what the person in the role makes it.  If you are at all interested, please talk to Maureen and Janice, or me about stepping into one of these roles for 2019.

Roberta Kayne along with Maureen have been coordinating activities for the Wellness Special Interest Group and would like to hand that off for 2019.  

If you’ll recall, at the end of last year, we lost the Chair abruptly and it wasn’t clear there would be a Chapter.  While I may not be stepping down as Chair at the end of 2018, the Chapter will suffer if I am forced to try and do it largely as a Steering Committee of one.  

Even though I know Carol Oswald is committed to continuing to support the leadership of the Chapter and Carol Smith will continue to support our finances we need some new perspectives on the Steering Committee.

I want to thank those who followed through on the initiatives outlined at the beginning of the year and those who’ve agreed to continue in their roles.  

As part of following through on the Community and Connection focus area define last February, Roberta and Susie Collins coordinated a Potluck/Recipe Sharing event with the Amethyst organization.

The Impact Committee, Pat Snyder, Janice Countaway, Jeanette McDonald, and Claudia Speakman presented the May program exploring Ageism.

Carol Oswald and Barbara Blair-Karr have extended the reach of our chapter by creating and presenting a mini-Women-In-Transition Workshop with two local employers.

Anna Crooks has been coordinating our Writers Special Interest Group as well as helping to coordinate with all of the other SIGs and has agreed to continue.

The Sleuthing Genies, our Genealogy group is led by Virginia Brizendine.  Virginia has also faithfully manned our meeting check in throughout the year.

Mary Hiland has been coordinating our Movies & Theater group over the last year.

Finally we have an amazing Communications Committee who has agreed to continue to support our meeting announcements and newsletter throughout 2019.  Mary Hiland, edits the newsletter. Roberta Kayne and Susie Collins are credited with the production. Anna is also a part of the committee.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the annual members’ only December potluck as we close out the year and look forward to what 2019 has to offer.

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November 20, 2018
Wellness Group Event for January
Barbara Blair-Karr has suggested this event for January Wellness. 

If you would like to attend, please register with the Westerville Community Center online at this link:
DATE: Friday, Jan. 18
TIME:  5:30-7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Everal Barn
ADDRESS:  60 N. Cleveland Ave.
Registration is required
Activity #105941-01
Discounted Westerville Resident Rate $15
Flow into 2019 with positivity and balance. Join us for
an amazing evening of yoga, snacks and conversation.
This is the perfect opportunity to relax and renew
after the hectic holiday season. Gather your friends or
significant other or arrive solo to meet new friends as
you relax in this enjoyable time of socialization. Rate
includes a light refreshment courtesy of Fresh Thyme
and 90-minutes of instructor-guided Yoga/meditation.
No childcare. Please bring a Yoga mat.
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October 24, 2018
November 12 Meeting - Aging with Grace and Vitality with Paula Harer

Photos from Aging with Grace and Vitality with Paula Harer from Starting over @ Sixty.  More photos on our Facebook page.

We all know women who never seem to age – they appear ageless naturally without any outside intervention a.k.a surgery or fillers.  We all want to be one of those women.  We want to know what they are doing.

Fortunately for all of us, the secret to being ageless is already within you.  If you were to ask any one of the women you recognize as aging with grace and vitality, you likely already know some of their answers will include:  make time to move their bodies – exercise daily, eat right – follow the ‘hara hachi-bu’ model practiced by the Okinawans, laugh and smile every day, learn to set appropriate boundaries and be selfish, take risks and count their blessings. Read more...

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October 24, 2018
Special Interest Group Activities

Attention members who enjoy our Wellness Special Interest Group, and especially new members who have not yet experienced our activities.  Roberta Kayne is looking for someone to take her place as the Wellness Group Lead. She would be willing to lend some assistance. 

For more information on the Wellness Group, please contact Roberta Kayne or Maureen Severns at and And if you would like to plan an event or have an idea for a wellness event, please contact Roberta or Maureen!

Contact Virginia Brizendine for more information about the "Sleuthin' Genies" Genealogy Group at

Please contact Mary Hiland for more information about the Movie and Theater Group at

The Writers Group will meet on January 11, 2019. Contact Anna Crooks for more information at

If you have an idea for a new Special Interest Group, please contact Anna Crooks at

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October 23, 2018
2019 Changes for Guest Registration

The Steering Committee has voted to implement a $10/program meeting registration fee for guests at our programs held at the Quest location.  This change will be effective January 2019.  Guests should be registered with paid registration fees before the meeting date. 
One of the primary drivers for this change is simply that programs and events offered at no charge for anyone who walks in the door diminishes the perceived value of membership. 
Many of the venues we use carry a cost to our chapter. They are not free to us.  While the Membership Dues defray the costs of the chapter to some extent, they do not cover all of the costs.

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October 23, 2018
Introducing New Members
Please welcome new members Mary Ann Rinsch, Bonnie Wanko, Cynthia Jones and Elizabeth Kuhn.   We look forward to seeing you at our Special Interest Groups and/or our monthly meetings, and to hearing more about you! Read more...

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October 23, 2018
A Review of "Heartless Conduct" and Leslie's "Thank You"

Review of "Heartless Conduct" by Leslie Robinson

Many TTN members recently attended Leslie Robinson’s play, Heartless Conduct. The Kelton House on Town Street provided a perfect backdrop for her first historical fiction, which represents an attempt for Leslie to find a way for Mary Todd Lincoln and her only living son, Robert, to reconcile after he committed her to an insane asylum.

Their dialogue allowed the audience to learn and recapture the history of the period as well as witness the pent-up emotion between the two characters. A talk-back session and a tour of the Kelton House followed the play. A job well done by the playwright, the actors, AdHoc Productions, and the Kelton House Museum and Garden.

A "Thank You" From Leslie

"Thank you, to all the Central Ohio TTN members who came to see the play I wrote, Heartless Conduct.  You have always championed my theatrical exploits but seeing you in the audience for this one meant so much to me. Thanks again for your support.  It truly warmed my heart."  Leslie Read more...

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