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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members who share common interests, activities or goals. SIGs are member-driven:  members initiate them, decide how they should be run, and provide leadership and organization.  We continue to have some great Special Interest Groups (SIGs) activities as part of the Atlanta TTN experience.  If you are interested in a SIG, please let us know so you can be added to the SIGs distribution list to get communications on upcoming meetings.  It's so exciting to see all this new activity with Atlanta TTN.  Share with a friend and let them experience the power of TTN!

Special Interest Groups are a TTN member benefit.  You must be a member in good standing to participate in SIGs.

Contact us as to learn more about the following SIGs in our chapter, or get in touch with the contacts in the individual SIG's below:

Book Club

Patti Schropp has graciously offered to host in June. The selected book is "The Woman's Hour"  by Elaine Weiss. The meeting is June 14th at 12:30 PM.  For those of you planning to attend this SIG and not attended as of yet, the upcoming book is selected. Pick it up and be ready to discuss July's selection, " The Heart's Invisible Furies"  by John Boyne.


Meet & Eat SIG

The group enjoyed Caribbean Food on May 7th at 12:00 Noon (A Lunch Event) at Chef Robs. The next selection is Cajun (not a country but a great cuisine).Laissez le Bon Temps Rouillez!!!!  The Cajuns, also known as Acadians, are an ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and in the Canadian maritimes provinces as well as Québec. They are known for their food and style of dance. On June 11, at 6:45 PM, the TTN SIG will enjoy Cajun Food at the Louisiana Bistreaux. The website is: where you can see the menu. The restaurant is located at 1496 Church Street, E-G,  Decatur, GA 30030. The phone number is 404-963-1463. Live music will be on hand as well. Please register on-line by June 9th.
Register at:

Mahjongg SIG

Now is the time to learn something new. Mah Jongg is a game of skill, luck and opportunity to mingle and converse with women of similar interests. We rotate around the city, we eat lunch, we agonize if the tiles and jokers do not come our way and we rejoice if we get to say "Mah Jongg", which means you won the game.  It is somewhat addictive but more importantly a lot of fun. If interested in participating or have questions, and would an evening gamework for you? Anyone interested, please contact Elaine Cloward.
We have 12 members playing and would not mind more joining in.

Movie Club
 On May 6th a large group of women attended a movie and had dinner. They viewed Hot Shot, and had food and conversation about the movie at Whole Foods. Contact Judy Golden at if you would like to attend.
Questions?  Reach out to Sharon Karpel,, or Judy Golden email address above.

Out and About 
On Saturday, May 18th a group absolutely enjoyed a beautiful day at Gibbs Garden. They walked the grounds of the garden and visited the Manor House, the Waterlily Gardens, Japanese Garden and saw a display of color throughout. An added treat was the Arts Festival. Many interesting things to see and buy. The weather was perfect which made it a fulfilling day. More plans are forthcoming about the next venture.  
The group walks on the 1st Friday of each month. The next walk is on June 7th at 9:30 AM. It will be on the Chattahoochee off of Powers Ferry.  This is a flat, gravel 3.2 mile trail that is part of the Chattahoochee National Park. Contact Julie Bolen if you would like to attend. Because of the warm weather, this SIG will take a break until September.