Welcome to THE Central Ohio Chapter!
The Central Ohio Chapter encompasses the Columbus Metro area
and surrounding suburbs.
We are a community of women, 50 and forward, who:
Come from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences
Provide support during significant transitions and beyond
Seek new connections, resources and opportunities
Focus on learning and discovery
We offer opportunities to:Develop new friendships and find transition support
Explore new and enriching interests and activities
Make meaningful contributions to our community
Share our wisdom and expertise
Please look at our calendar and join us!!
Contact us at CentralOhioChapter@thetransitionnetwork.org.
Central Ohio Chapter
TTN Central Ohio September 20, 2021 program-
Monday, September 20, 2021, 6‑8pm EDT
“The Danger of a Single Story”
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Contact: Donna Kayne
More Info & Register Here
Participants will listen together to novelist Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk “The Danger of a Single Story”(19 min.) 2009.
In her talk, Adichie approaches the stereotype as a story we generalize to characterize a person, a culture, or a country.
Adiche is gentle and non-judgmental as she discusses the consequences of having access to only a single story as it has applied to her as a Nigerian writer and as she has applied it to others.
Adiche’s approach differs from standard caveats against stereotyping in two ways. First, in using the story as a framework, she demonstrates that more knowledge (more stories) is the antidote. Second, she explains that access to multiple stories about an entity, such as the U.S., for instance, involves the power to provide greater access to media coverage, including literature and films, than is available about, for instance, African countries.
In our discussion, we will extend Adiche’s method by applying it to our own lives. How have we impacted by a single story, and how have we impacted others?
We will address some of the following questions:
--Was there a single story about you growing up (what you told yourself and/or what others told you)?
--What impact did that story have?
--What about a single story during your adult life, at least at points?
--How was that story confirmed, denied, broadened?
--What single stories have we told ourselves as women, with what outcomes?
--What single stories might we have about "the poor," "people in their 20s," "drug abusers," other "groups"?
--How can we add to those stories?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award winning novels include Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) and The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and We Should All Be Feminists (2014).
The zoom link will be included in your confirmation and we'll also send a reminder the day before the event.
Please join us for this event!
More Info & Register Here
Central Ohio August 2021 Event: Returning to the Arts After the Pandemic: “No Carry Out Available”
Location: Online via Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Members: FREE, Guest: $5
Covid 19 has brought a plethora of major and minor changes to all parts and pieces of our communities. None have been more negatively impactful than for the performing arts.
Erin Blue, Executive Director at the McConnell Arts Center, will be walking us through some of the pivoting and realignments for the community arts center in Worthington. She will share how she and the MAC prepared for the uncertain return of the performing arts as the pandemic wound down.
During the Covid Disruption, there were very few ways to keep the arts alive. The arts couldn’t pivot to primarily providing carry out like many restaurants and clubs did.
She will share some innovative approaches she has accomplished and observed both locally and nationally.
Sign up today for this glimpse of what's happening in the arts!
Don't delete your confirmation email when you sign up because it includes the zoom info. We'll also send you a reminder email the day before the event with the zoom info.About Erin Blue...
Becoming Executive Director in December 2019, she initially joined the MAC in 2015 where she served as Development Director for four years.
She has fundraised for the arts in Columbus for nearly 20 years at local institutions including the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Columbus. She presented at the Art Museum Membership Conference in 2008, and was a Next Generation of Leaders, Arts Leadership Fellow in 2013.
Before moving to Ohio, Erin worked as a theatrical stage manager at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, Florida and Sharon Stage in Sharon, Connecticut.
She holds a bachelor of arts in theater from Florida State University and is the Visioning Steering Committee for the City of Worthington.
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TTN Central Ohio July Program: Civil Discourse in a Polarized Environment: Our Citizen Imperative ~ Speaker John P. Schuster
When: Monday, July 19, 2021, 6‑8pm EDT
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Contact: Pat Snyder
Are different perspectives on politics and race testing your family and friend relationships?
Do more and more topics seem to be off limits?
This session will look at how we can weave the fabric of civil political discourse back together.
Our July speaker, John P. Schuster, is a charter member of Greater Columbus Braver Angels, the local branch of the national organization with thousands of hours behind it in weaving the fabric through workshops and one on one conversations. Learn about what you might do better as a citizen.
One outcome at Braver Angels is this: Participants rarely change their views of issues, but they do consistently change their views of each other, and many find the experience so hopeful and reassuring that they want to continue to meet and work together in the future.
John Schuster teaches leadership coaching at Columbia University. He has an MA in literature and an MA in psychology. He has had his own business for 30 plus years. He is the author of five books.
In 2018, John launched a podcast about aging with intention called Stories for the Ages on NPR. He provides support to retiring professionals and takes his guitar to nursing homes to sing and encourage the elders to keep growing psychologically and spiritually.
He is a grandpa and a gardener. He got interested in depolarizing work in 2016, starting a dialogue group across the political spectrum and has been working with Braver Angels and doing presentations and workshops since 2018.
Join us for this stimulating discussion about how we can all come together in these divided times.
For more information about Braver Angels, Click Here.
To watch a 50 minute documentary about Braver Angels, Click Here.
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Look for the Zoom link for this program in your confirmation!Read more...
For our June event, come enjoy an in-person outdoor picnic on June 21st as we welcome summer at Mary Greenlee's fabulous and renowned garden from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Please bring your own food and drink (if you want more than water), as we will not be sharing food (due to covid). You are welcome to bring wine or whatever else you might want to drink and/or a few desert items that are individually wrapped if you want to share.
Donna Kayne will bring a tent cover in case of rain or shine, and there is already a covered area in Mary's backyard. Mary G. will provide serving dishes and bottled water.
For those who have not been vaccinated, please plan on wearing a mask when you are not eating or drinking and social distancing in order to protect yourself and others.
This will be our first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, and we hope you will join us to celebrate!
Don't forget to register online for the event.
At the end of the event, all guests will help with clean up. We are looking forward to seeing you in person on Monday, June 21!
Address and directions will be sent in your confirmation.
The TTN Central Ohio "Aging Mastery Peer Group": What We've Learned From The Books We've Read
The TTN Central Ohio "Aging Mastery Peer Group" Presents:
Presenters: Ann Fox, Roberta Kayne, Jeannette McDonald, Leslie Robinson, Maureen Severns, Pat Snyder, Jane Tessier
Join in as the members of the group will share summaries of each of the books they have read thus far as well as their own personal experience as a result of what they’ve learned.
The Central Ohio Aging Mastery Peer Group started in May of 2020. The group operates as a cross between a personal development book club and an accountability group.
The group is focused on developing mastery of our personal experience of aging - mastery in the context of aging being defined as living long and dying short.
The Zoom info will be included in your meeting confirmation and we'll also send you a reminder the day before the event.
April 2021 Central Ohio Chapter Fun Night Have fun getting to know your fellow members!
We'll be doing a scavenger hunt, finding what we all have in common and sharing interesting stories.
Look for the zoom info in your confirmation email and we'll also send a reminder email the day before the event.
When: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: Zoom - TTN Zoom Room - In Your Home
Please join us!
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Sex Trafficking: A Problem of Pandemic Proportions
Sex Trafficking: A Problem of Pandemic ProportionsIf you thought sex trafficking would diminish with pandemic shutdowns, think again. With more folks stuck at home, online trafficking has skyrocketed and placed our youth at even greater risk than before.
Do you know the red flags that signal someone in your family or circle of young friends may be at risk? What sort of privacy safeguards need to be in place for photos they share on social media like Instagram and TikTok? And do these safeguards always work?
Amy Ryan Rued, a trained volunteer ambassador for Shared Hope International and regional coordinator for Ohio, will speak at our monthly Zoom meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 15. Feel free to invite a guest who might benefit from the information she has to share.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!
Thrive Ohio: New Volunteering Opportunities for Our Chapter
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: Your own home via Zoom Video Conferencing
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Contact: Barb Seckler
Meet Mary B. Relotto, TTN member and founder of Thrive, Ohio and learn about Thrive Ohio's non-profits we may support.
TTN members have a lot to give in time, talent and treasure! From our annual holiday donations to volunteering with non-profits, we have a history of giving back to our community.
TTN member and the founder of THRIVE Ohio, Mary B. Relotto, will share her experience working with diverse organizations, serving the needs of women and girls.
There has never been a better time to explore new opportunities to build a deeper relationship with a community organization.
Join us in this first conversation about how we make an impact in Central Ohio, increasing our Chapter’s visibility and attracting new members.
Register for this Meeting Here!Read more...
TTN Central Ohio January 18 Virtual Program - Real Life Resilience for Turbulent Times
Real Life Resilence
for Turbulent Times
These days, transitions are coming at us at breakneck speed. Not only have we had to shift gears into a more COVID-safe life but our assumptions about government, our way of life, and race in this country are also being challenged. Experts are quick to share their best resilience strategies.
For our January 18 program, the Central Ohio Chapter members contributed real-life wisdom during interactive breakout sessions where all of us shared challenges past and present and how we got through them.Read more...
Books for Beechcroft Kids Partnership & Charity
2020 HOLIDAY CHARITY
“BOOKS FOR BEECHCROFT KIDS”
Each year TTN Central Ohio picks a charity during the Holiday Season and collects donations, either funds or items. This year, our planning committee chose “Books for Beechcroft High School Kids.” You can help make dreams come true by donating to buy books for the kids at Beechcroft.
TTN Central Ohio Members Holiday Party - Online
When: 6-8 pm, Monday, December 14
TTN Central Ohio November 16 Virtual Program - The Writers Group Presents -How Has the Pandemic Affe
Since the shutdown in March caused by Covid 19, all of our lives have changed in so many different ways.
We've been left with the question of whether we'll ever be able to return to "normal" and what "normal" might even look like in the future.
In June, members of the Central Ohio TTN Writers Special Interest Group each wrote about how the pandemic had affected their lives, and it seemed appropriate for our November chapter meeting to bring our thoughts to the entire membership.
On November 16 at 6pm, join us virtually on Zoom for readings by the Writers Group members and for your opportunity to write your thoughts about how Covid 19 has affected your life as well.
This is usually a favorite event of our members, and we hope you will join us!
Once you register, you will be sent a link to login to the Zoom meeting.
You must sign up here to attend...
Our Member, Leslie Robinson, In a Production
A Standing Ovation: Women Pursuing the Vote - by AdHoc Productions
AdHoc Productions presents some moments in American suffragette history through the heartfelt words of Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Belle Coit Kelton, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They were women of purpose and valor. They were suffragettes.
View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhoWfvCZj9k&feature=emb_logo
The Transition Network 20th Anniversary Celebration
One good thing finally arrived in 2020 and that was TTN’s 20th Anniversary on October 14th and 15th.
Hot-Off-The-Press Books by Members ~ Virtual Showcase
This has been an especially difficult year to do book tours and promotion. So we offered this virtual event to showcase the creativity and talents of our members, and get the word out about their publications.
Here are the featured authors for this event:
Sorry you Missed VIRTUAL COCKTAIL PARTY on August 17!
Maureen Severns hosted the TTN Virtual Cocktail Party!
Here's what Maureen planned:
June 15 - Antonia Mulvihill & Giving Every Child the Best Chance to Learn in Uncertain Times
This was an inspiring look at educating our children during these uncertain times!Read more...
The “Fact Gatherers” of Columbus TTN is a special interest group formed in June of 2019. During a presentation by the Chapter’s Writer’s group, author Mary Greenlee presented her Life Facts Book to the membership.
They explained that the Living Legacy (Ethical Will) is an ancient document from the Judeo-Christian tradition.Read more...
Our April 20 speaker, communications expert Lillian Zarzar, facilitated an interactive program to help us communicate better across generational lines.Read more...
Instructions for using Zoom
If new to Zoom:
If you're new to Zoom, you can access your meeting by phone (audio only) or by computer, phone or Ipad via internet for video.Read more...
On February 17th Amy Ryan Rued spoke to Central Ohio TTN with an enlightening presentation on child sex trafficking. What we learned.....Read more...
Care Circle--An Opportunity to Care
Our Central Ohio Chapter formed a Care Circle a few years ago. I would like to share some information about the Care Circle in case some of our newer members have not heard about it, and to remind all of our members about the Care Circle. The Care Circle shares their joys and concerns with each other.Read more...
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