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Announcing Two New DC Chapter Special Interest Groups:

DC Museum Arts SIG

Washington, DC is blessed with SO many great art venues and as the women of TTN, wouldn’t you love to check them out together?   In this SIG, members will visit local art sites and meet for an optional lunch afterwards to discuss the outing.  Members will share the planning.
Contact: Emily Barrosse (
DC Book Sisters SIG

This new book club SIG will together choose the genres they wish to read: Fiction, Non-Fiction, History, Biographies, etc  If you love a good read and love discussing that book with other intelligent women, this is the SIG for you.
We are looking for new members to join this group.  Your inquiry is welcome!

What is a Special Interest Group (SIG)?

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.  SIGs are participatory.  Each member, depending upon the genre, may be asked to choose a book, movie or restaurant, lead a discussion or make arrangements for a day trip.  SIGs are a commitment on your calendar.   Unlike Events or Programs which are usually a one-time occurrence, SIGs usually meet monthly and depend upon the presence of its members to grow in friendship and knowledge.

Although some SIGs are unlimited in participation, many limit their participation to 12-14 members.  This is a decision made within each SIG, mostly to accommodate good conversation among members or to accommodate living spaces used for meetings.  
How Do I Join?

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

To join a Newly Forming SIG, contact, Emily Barrosse, to let her know of your interest.  When there are a minimum number of eight interested members, Emily will be in touch with information about an organizational meeting.   A SIG Committee member will facilitate the meeting at which members will decide on how, when and where the group will meet, who will be the Lead and other parameters the group decides on.
To join an existing SIG, contact the SIG Lead listed in the SIG description.  The Lead will give you details on the group – how, when, where – and you are ready to go.
Starting a New SIG

Our best ideas come from our members!  If you have an idea for a new SIG and are willing to shepherd the idea forward and lead the group, email Emily at

The idea will be posted on the webpage under Newly Forming SIGs.  Once we have 7or 8 interested people we will call an organizational meeting to get things started. 

Your ideas are encouraged!  Where one member is interested, there are sure to be more. To give you some ideas, other chapters have successful SIG groups with the following focus:
  • Book Clubs
    • Murder mysteries
    • Non-Fiction
    • Female Authors
    • Mixed Genres
  • Museum SIG – many chapters have 2-3 museum groups who meet monthly to visit local museums.
  • Wine Groups – these clubs meet both at local restaurants and in each others homes. Many chapters have 2-3 wine groups.
  • Travel Group
  • Movie Groups
  • Cooking Group
  • Restaurant Group
  • Walkers’ Group
  • Bridge Group
  • Canasta Group
  • Pot Luck Cooker’s Group

Material from, 15:18:04 May 6, 2021.
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