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Welcome to THE Central Ohio Chapter!

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

 
 

CHAPTER NEWS

January 19, 2020
The First Girls' Night Out of 2020












Come to the first Girls’ Night out of 2020 on Monday, January 20th. 

Where?

We will gather in the upstairs room of the Olde Bag of Nails in Gahanna at 63 Mill St. The entrance is on the south side of the building, or the left side as you face it.

What time?

We have the room reserved from 6:00 to 8:00, but if you get there a few minutes early, they will probably serve you. Just tell them you are with TTN.

Guests?

By all means, bring your guests, especially if they are even mildly interested in joining TTN. Please RSVP when you receive the on line invitation. You must register in advance so we can give an accurate count to the restaurant.

See you then, and let’s party!

Parking?

You can either park in the parking garage, which is about a half block farther north on your left, or you can find a place on one of the side streets near the restaurant.

Directions?

If you are entering Gahanna on Rt. 62, cross Stygler Rd., Old Ridenour Rd., and the bridge over Big Walnut Creek. Turn left onto Mill St. right after you cross the bridge. The building is on your left, the west side of Mill St. 

If you are coming from Hamilton Rd., you will pass the Gahanna Grill on your right and then turn right onto Mill St. If you go over the bridge, you have gone too far.

If you are coming from Morse Rd., take Cherry Bottom south until you intersect Mill St., which is also Rt. 62. Look for the parking garage on your right. About a half block farther south, you will see the restaurant on your right.

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December 28, 2019
Insight Out - A New Book by Member Mary Hiland
Mary Hiland has just released her second book, Insight Out: One Blind Woman’s View of Her Life.
 
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be blind in a sighted world; if you’ve had questions about blindness but were afraid of being rude or inappropriate; if you are unsure about what to do around guide dogs; or if you know a person who is experiencing vision loss and would like to know how to help them in this traumatic time, this book is for you.
 
The book is a portrait of Mary’s personality and is full of honesty, humor, and even photos of Mary’s life as a skier,cyclist, hiker, public speaker, dancer, and handler of five Seeing Eye ® dogs.
 
Mary invites you to follow this link to the synopsis. It’s available on Amazon both in paperback and e-book.
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December 13, 2019
Writers Group Publishes a Book
The TTN Central Ohio Writers have published a book of their writings that they read in November.  Contact Donna Winters if you would like to purchase one.

Here is a link to view the book online: 
 
 
 
Many thanks to Donna Winters for putting this lovely book together and to Roberta Kayne who helped coordinate it with Donna.

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December 4, 2019
Annual Members-Only Holiday Potluck & Charity Party
 
December 16, 2019
 
At our December 2019 members-only holiday party, TTN Central Ohio Chapter supported YWCA Columbus by bringing requested donations and/or donating cash.    The YWCA donations included $175.00 in cash, checks & gift cards plus a variety of personal and household items ranging from adult winter coats and toothbrush/toothpaste sets to laundry detergent and hand towels.
 
 
 
YWCA is an organization committed to creating a community of safety, support and stability through emergency shelter (Family Center) and long-term supportive housing (Women's Residency). The Women's Residency Program, for those recovering from addiction, weathering disability or mental illness or navigating job loss and low income, enables women to live independently, with pride and dignity. 
 
 
 
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December 2, 2019
Special Interest and Transition Peer Groups Activities

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Wellness Group:

We are looking for ideas and suggestions for Wellness Group events.  Please send any suggestions to RobertaKayne@gmail.com at least two weeks before the end of the month, so they can be included in the next newsletter.

Sleuthin' Genies Genealogy Group:

Contact Karen Linnenkohl for more about the "Sleuthin' Genies" Genealogy Group at klinnenk@aol.com

Movie & Theater Group:

The movie group is considering Little Women for the January movie, although it might not be in the Columbus area that long. Watch for a pop-up invitation to go see it earlier in the month instead of our normal movie night on January 27th, Monday. Stay tuned! Contact Mary Hiland at mary.hiland@wowway.com.

TRANSITION PEER GROUPS

At the TTN Social on December 16th, Ann Fox announced that the three month trial period for the Eastside Women’s Group and Single Women’s Group was over. Decisions were made, and the Eastside Women’s Group has decided to remain together and the Single Women’s Group has decided to disband. At this time, the Eastside Group is not accepting new members as they are over capacity. 

Please contact Ann Fox at afox2069@gmail.com if you are interested in forming a new Transition Peer Group whether it is creating another geographical women’s group, another Writers Group, or a group, which is completely different. TTN is committed to helping members form additional groups to explore the same or other issues.

Just what is a Transition Peer Group (TPG)?

It is a small group of 8-12 women, often geographically oriented, where members explore life-stage related issues. TPGs are unique and different from the above Special Interest Groups. TPGs are intended to be comfortable and trusting environments where the same members gather on a regular basis to discuss what’s important to them, share in ways to live with vitality and wisdom, and provide support to each other. For many of our members, TPGs are like a home base, and for some, it is their initial experience with TTN. 

Writers Group

The next Writers group meeting is on January 17th. Our group is closed and capped at ten. If other TTN members are interested in forming a second group, one of our members would be happy to attend a meeting to help you get started. Please contact Anna Crooks at han.nah@sbcglobal.net

Fact Gatherers Group

This group has reached its member limit. Contact Mary Greenlee at mbgreenlee@gmail.com for the next meeting date.

Eastside Women’s Group

This new transition peer group is closed to new members. Please contact Donna Owen at donnakowen@gmail.com for the next meeting date. 

Welcome New Members!

If you are a new member and would like to introduce yourself through the Newsletter, please contact Mary Hiland at mary.hiland@wowway.com.


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November 28, 2019
2020 Program Schedule through May

January 20, 2020 – Girls Night Out, Old Bag of Nails, Gahanna

February 17, 2020 – Update on Sex Trafficking in Central Ohio 

March 16, 2020 – Cross Generational Conversations 

April 20, 2020 – Girls Night Out, Rusty Bucket, Clintonville

May 18, 2020 – Living Legacy: Why & How to Create Yours 

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