Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact us at MSPChapter@TheTransitionNetwork.org.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter includes the seven county metropolitan area that includes Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Washington, Carver, Scott, Wright and Anoka.
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.
October at a Glance
Join us for upcoming chapter events ----
Wednesday-Thursday, October 14-15
TTN 20th Anniversary - Celebrate the Past; Embrace the Future
Wednesday, October 28
Wellness Wednesday - Preventing Falls
Thursday, November 12 - 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
And the Survey Says!
Submitted by Erin Campbell
With 28 women taking the survey, we have been able to get a deeper understanding of our member’s preferences. Initially we wanted to know how members are reacting to the quarantine, but we learned even more!
The top question (during COVID-19 times) was would you attend in-person events and 61% said they would attend with 10 or less people, 24% said no, and 15% said yes. We also wanted to know what is the most important thing TTN should be doing? The top responses were to focus on recruiting and retaining members, as well as, continue to provide and support the existing SIGs and TPGs. There were many comments and further information which will help in developing future steps.
TTN’s success is driven by the members. Although the survey was anonymous, many women offered to provide help and we are hopeful that they will get in-touch with Jill Goski at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more involved.
September 30, 2020
September Virtual Get Connected
Seven women gathered via Zoom to connect with each other. Thanks to Jan and Pat for stepping up to host this event. We had a chance to introduce ourselves and learn new things about each other. Then we shared something that renewed our spirits sometime during the past few months. The hour passed quickly and we enjoyed spending time with each other. Read more...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...