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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  

August at a Glance  

Join us for upcoming chapter events ----

Thursday, August 13 - August Virtual Get connected

AUGUST various dates - Get Connected In Person Small Group Events

                  For more information, contact bj at lazydazee@gmail.com

Saturday, August 29 - Women Weaving Words Garden Party
                    THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2021

Saturday, September 27 - Women in Transition Workshop
                      THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED

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

Over the past several months, TTN MSP has navigated through the transition created by the pandemic and the Governor’s stay at home order by offering many opportunities to stay connected through Zoom. Our members have shared our individual and collective journeys. While not the same as meeting in person, we found ways through this virtual platform to open-up, connect on an authentic level, laugh, commiserate, and even notice some silver linings. Our SIGs and TPGs have become very creative in developing new ways of actualizing their purpose through zoom meetings and some new SIGs have emerged during the past few months: Mini Golf, Gardens R Us, and On Being Podcast discussion SIGs. And a new Legacy Writing SIG is seeking members to convene beginning in the Fall.

Here is a brief chapter update:
  • Please complete TTN MSP Chapter Member Program Planning Survey by August 3, 2020 to assist us in making program planning decisions based on your feedback.
  • August Get Connected will be small gatherings at member’s outdoor spaces and a Zoom meeting on August 13 for those not comfortable meeting in person. 
  • Women Weaving Words Garden Party scheduled for August 29 is Postponed to summer, 2021, due to COVID-19.
  • Women in Transition Workshop originally scheduled on Sept 26 is Postponed due to uncertainty regarding facilitator travel from Santa Fe.
  • Active Aging Program is Postponed due to uncertainty regarding presenter travel from Chicago.
  • Lifelong Learning Resources chapter webpage with current focus on Social Justice is coming soon!


We know we cannot predict how the pandemic will play out throughout the rest of the summer and beyond, so we will continue to be responsive in our programming to our community health status. 

Visit our Chapter webpages for all events and updated information: https://www.thetransitionnetwork.org/chapters-msp/

Enjoy August! 


RECENT EVENTS

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.

We are looking forward to August and meeting in small groups (geographically) on volunteer's decks.  If interested either in attending or hosting please contact bj (lazydazee@gmail.com) or Jean (jean.4e@gmail.com) ASAP. Read more...

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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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January 15, 2020
January Get Connected
The GET CONNECTED lunch, at the iconic JAX Café on January 15, engaged attendees with a wonderful panel discussion with three TTN members, Debbie Dorgan, Jean Forrey, and Janis Weller! They shared helpful information about how we can navigate participating in TTN given our different personalities, needs, and so much more! The personal stories were at the heart of what was special in this event. The panel members got much deserved applause at the end!    
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December 11, 2019
Celebrate the Season Party
Seventeen women attended the Celebrate the Season Party at Davanni’s Roseville on December 11. We enjoyed connecting with women we had never met and reconnecting with women we hadn’t talked to recently. We had the opportunity to win prizes provided by the attendees. The women also had the opportunity to impact others in the community by donating toys for the Toys for Tots campaign. Thanks to all who contributed to this event by donating prizes, donating toys, bringing decorations, and helping with setup/cleanup. It was an uplifting event. Read more...

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November 9, 2019
Secrets to Finding Your Passion and Purpose
Follow-up Workshop to October Quarterly Event

Nine women discovered or affirmed more about their core  passion at the November 9th half day workshop led by Lori Palm, CEO of Core Passion Inc. Before the workshop, participants took the online Core Passion Assessment which is a validated instrument identifying an individual’s profile related to 12 core passion codes. By reviewing the gifts and the challenges for their top Core Passion Codes, participants created understanding of how to be more proactive and authentic as they balance and blend their top codes in creating their future vision. Some participants are planning to continue meeting to use The Passion Vision Action process provided in the workshop to explore on a deeper level what they are feeling called to do. Read more...

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October 10, 2019
Secrets to Finding Your Passion and Purpose
On October 10, thirteen women gathered for the “Secrets to Finding Your Passion and Purpose” educational event with Lori Palm. Lori is an engaging leader and helped us do a short self-assessment to identify our Core Passions. We talked about the energy that emerges when one operates based on her passion. After one identifies her passion, she can formulate a vision of how she wants to give back and then formulate an action plan to do that. The November 6 workshop will actually provide the opportunity for the participants to complete the 240 question Core Passion Assessment and receive a detailed report of the results. 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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