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Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter


The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter includes the seven county metropolitan area that includes Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Washington, Carver, Scott, Wright and Anoka.

For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact us at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter is connecting women and helping them make the most out of their "50 years and forward" transition journey. While every woman's situations may be varied, we can all learn and find support from other women who are also experiencing change.

We are constantly reaching out to as many women as possible to make connections and planning as many events as we can.  We already have active Special Interest Groups and are now in the process of creating more Transition Peer Groups. For more information about the Minneapolis/St. Paul Group, please contact Steering Committee Chair Jill Goski at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.  

          Chair: Jill Goski  

September at a Glance  

Join us for upcoming chapter events ----

Wednesday, September 30 - September Virtual Get connected

Early 2021, Date TBD - Active Aging: Discover What’s Next for You
               with TTN Chicago Member and Author, Joy Loverde
                    THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 30 AND OCTOBER 29

Let's Stay Connected!

MESSAGE FROM CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
Submitted by Jill Goski
New Lifelong Learning Chapter Resource
Focus: Social Justice
 
As mentioned in our July Chapter Newsletter, we have initiated a Lifelong Learning Resource page focused on Social Justice on our chapter website: https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/ttn-msp-chapter-learning/  This Social Justice page is for members to share information, resources, and tools that may be useful in self-reflection and gaining deeper understanding of ourselves, our institutions, and our systems and how we can have positive impact as we navigate through transitions and changes to a more just community. Send your resources to Jill Goski at jill.goski@gmail.com. This lifelong learning resource will include all forms of information and resources including opportunities for those interested in going beyond the theoretical to engaging in action with the community. Thanks to Terri Evans for organizing the initial resources in an accessible format!
 
The 19th Amendment
 
Thanks to Jean Forrey, some of our Chapter TTN members participated in the August 10–14 events sponsored by The 19th, a new nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. The 19th was founded to empower women – particularly those underserved by and underrepresented in American media – with the information, community and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy. Here is an excerpt from their webpage (https://summit.19thnews.org/) and how to watch the August 10–14 recordings including an interview with Kamala Harris on August 14:.
 
A century ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution made voting, our country’s most fundamental mode of civic participation, a right regardless of gender. But this watershed moment in our democracy excluded millions of women, including women of color, from the ballot box for generations.
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From August 10–14, 2020, we commemorated the suffrage centennial with The 19th Represents, presented by Goldman Sachs and Intuit, a week of virtual events that raised the voices of women — past and present — who are reshaping the American story. Recordings of the five days of conversations with prominent women in politics, civic engagement, journalism and the arts have been recorded and are available to watch. Enjoy! 
 
Roseville Area League of Women Voters
Hope in the Struggle
Wednesday, September 16, 6:30–8:00 PM
Online event
 
Presenter, Carolyn Holbrook is co-author with Dr. Josie Johnson of Hope in the Struggle which chronicles Dr. Johnson’s illustrious life, including her dangerous role registering voters in the South during the Civil Rights Movement. Holbrook teaches creative writing at Hamline University, is the first person of color to win the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award, and will also share her book Tell me Your Names and I Will Testify.
 
This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software. Registration is required:  You must register in advance for this program.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. TTN Chapter Member Teresa Werneke has been actively involved in the Roseville Area League of Women Voters and the development of this program.
 
SAVE THE DATE: October 14 & 15
TTN 20th Anniversary Online Event


RECENT EVENTS

August 13, 2020
August Virtual Get Connected
Five of us participated in the latest Zoom Get Connected.  As usual, we covered a wide range of topics as we got to know more about each other.  For example, we exchanged info about our first big music concert, how we got introduced to TTN, our dreams, some of our travels, and our fears and experiences revolving around Covid.  And as usual, there were lots of laughs and the time flew by.

Thanks to Jean and bj for hosting.
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July 8, 2020
July Virtual Get Connected
10 women met on Zoom at the July Get Connected event.  As usual we touched on a lot of different topics.  It was interesting to explore our commonality as we described our "perfect" day- before and after Covid-19.
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June 8, 2020
June Virtual Get Connected
Have you discovered anything that has felt “freeing” or thanks to Julie’s suggestion - liberating! - during this quarantine? That was the question we had pondered and shared at the June Get Connected Zoom event. 11 women expressed themselves during the hour and a half meeting on Monday, June 8. Of course, there were other topics to explore since a lot had happened since our May meeting. It is always interesting to hear other’s perspectives and to learn more about each other’s experiences! Read more...

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May 5, 2020
Cinco de Mayo Get Connected
Even without margaritas or salsa dancing, 12 women had fun celebrating Cinco de Mayo on the actual date of that holiday!  Of course it was very different than meeting at a restaurant, but we were still able to feel connected as we shared information about our lives during Covid19.  Lots of varied experiences were told as we identified things we have done during this stay at home quarantine that otherwise we wouldn’t have done.  Read more...

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February 8, 2020
Home Sweet Home
Twenty-one women attended the winter quarterly program and learned valuable information from Della Johnson, TTN member and realtor, and Laurie Wrobel, Senior Move Manager and owner of Clutter 911. Read more...

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September 7, 2019
Potluck Brunch Gathering on Golden Lake
On Saturday, September 7, fifteen women enjoyed a lovely morning at Debra's home in Circle Pines. Debra had invited Mary Jo Meadow to talk with us about mindfulness. Mary Jo is 83 years young and has been engaged in teaching mindfulness for over 30 years. She was a delightful woman and helped us understand the benefits of practicing mindfulness. We also enjoyed a potluck brunch and shared wellness tips. Thanks to Debra for hosting this lovely event. Read more...

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July 13, 2019
"A Taste of Italy" Garden Party
On Saturday, July 13, 19 women gathered at Terri’s home in St. Michael for a Garden Party. It was a warm summer day and we sat in the shade of her backyard. Terri, Deb and Grace had organized a party with an Italian theme and everything planned matched the theme. This included the activities, the food, the online cooking demonstration, the decorations – even the wine and non-alcoholic beverages were from Italy. We appreciated the stimulating activities and the opportunity to connect with women we know and others who were new to us. It was a relaxing yet engaging event to savor. Thanks to Terri for opening her home and hosting this event. Read more...

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May 18, 2019
CELEBRATE TTN Women Connecting, Creating, and Contributing
We were honored to have TTN Executive Director, Susan Collins, join us for our May 18 Celebration and get to know the wonderful women of our chapter better. We also were very excited to have Lorna Landvik join us for the afternoon and be our keynote speaker. Read more...

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