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Please note that you will need to log into the forum to see the boards and discussion there, as it is private and only for our current members.

We look forward to your participation!

A Night at the Copa

$10 Tickets.

Fundraiser Dance to Benefit BOSTON PRIME TIMERS with Music, Dancing, Raffles and THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE.

The Prime Timers, founded by Woody Baldwin in Boston on August 15, 1987, is a brotherhood of mature gay and bisexual men and their friends who join together for friendship, support, educational and social activities. Our diverse membership, some retired, some still working, is involved and focused on improving the image and quality of gay life through activities like volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, sports, and entertainment.

Lakeside Café May Update

From our friends at HESSCO:

Hi All,

The next LGBT Luncheon will be held on May 15th from 11-1 PM at the Sharon Adult Center (219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon). Please RSVP so we can make sure we have plenty of food. Also, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! In honor of Pride Month we are planning an event on Monday June 19th from 5-7:30 PM at the Sharon Adult Center. In place of the luncheon we will host a Supper Club Pizza Party and view the documentary film Gen Silent. The documentary follows the lives of six LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health care system. More information will follow but want to make sure you save the date!

Best,

Jayne

Lakeside Café April Update

From our friends at HESSCO:

Hi All,

Just a reminder the next LGBT Luncheon will be held this Monday, April 24th from 11-1 at the Sharon Adult Center. If you haven’t already RSVP’d please do so by tomorrow so we can make sure we have enough food. Terry Tomasello, the HESSCO Intake Specialist will be speaking on Options Counseling for Older Adults. Hope everyone can make it!!

Best,

Jayne

May Dinner

Tuesday, May 30th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Stuffed Pork Chop, (2) Panko Chicken Picatta, (3) Fish & Chips, (4) Rigatoni with Meatballs, (5) Veggie Pizza.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by March 18th.

Lakeside Café March Update

From our friends at HESSCO:

Hi All,

Happy SNOWY Friday! Just a reminder the next LGBT Luncheon will be held on Monday, March 20th from 11-1. We’ll be hosting a leprechaun contest with prizes for the most unique costume and all around BEST costume in memory of our BEST Leprechaun of all time…Paul Rizzo. Hope everyone can make this fun day! Please RSVP so we make sure we have plenty of food.

Best,

Jayne

P.S.…STAY WARM!!!

Coro Allegro & Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

On Sunday, March 12th at 3 PM, at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Coro Allegro will be performing The White Raven, their 10th Anniversary Pinkham Award Concert. Tickets start at $20 for seniors. For more information and for tickets, see their site.

On Saturday, March 18th at 8 PM and Sunday, March 19th at 3 PM, the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing Let’s Hear It for the Boys at Jordan Hall. Tickets for Saturday start at $25; Sunday’s start at $30. For info & tickets, see this page.

Lakeside Café February Update

From our friends at HESSCO:

Hi All,

Just a friendly reminder, the next Lakeside Café Luncheon will be held NEXT Monday February 27th from 11-1 at the Sharon Adult Center, 219 Massapoag Ave Sharon. Please RSVP no later than Friday morning so I can order the food. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

Best,

Jayne

Our New Website

Gentlemen, over the next month or two we will be rolling out an entirely new web site with many new features. We will be updating and adjusting this new site as we see what works and what doesn’t. For the time being we will have a new web address: bostonpt.org. Our current web address was owned by Dick Bourbeau and we have to find a way to access it now that he has passed away. We have learned a valuable lesson from this; all passwords and account information for our new on-line presence will be kept on file in our office.

I will be heading our new “tech” committee with Philip Findlay and Steve Vorenberg, as we set up our new web site with assistance of David Clark and look for ways to best utilize the internet for the advancement of our organization’s goals. We will be looking at on-line analytics to see who is visiting our public pages, what they are looking at and for how long. (Not specific individuals, just blind data. For example, we will be able to see if people from New England are looking at our site as opposed to eastern Europeans.) We want to see if we are reaching potential members.

Our new site will also feature a blog version of our Prologue that we will be able to update whenever we like and an on-line bulletin board for members to gather and converse and share images &c. It will be private and moderated. Members will set their own passwords rather than one rotating password. You will be able to private message other members and search the board for conversations you are interested in. We will have tear sheets, board minutes and our by-laws on line as we do now. We hope to have newsletters from other chapters on-line as well.

We have also switched to a new calendar on the bostonpt.org site, which should allow us to add events that might not get to us in time for the Prologue; be sure to check the news and calendar on the website for these events so we can hopefully get out and do more things!

There are lots of exciting changes ahead for us. As we move forward, let’s pause a moment to thank Steve Lord & Charlie Briggs for all their hard work over the years on our previous web site.

Office News

Gentlemen, our board elections are in April. Our by-laws require short biographies of candidates be published in the March Prologue. If you are interested in running, start working on one. We’ll need them by the end of February.

Serving on the board does entail some work and can be a bit stressful at times, but overall it is a rewarding and enriching experience, one that gives great satisfaction. If you feel you might not have the experience or knowledge to do a good job, well, you may just surprise yourself. On a related note, I will be stepping down as editor of the Prologue. Four years is long enough. As someone who is still working full time, I find I don’t have the time I’d like for other things. I am also hoping to focus on IT for the club. It has been an interesting few years full of challenge and expanding horizons.

I have learned a lot about our community and myself by putting together each number. I have not accomplished everything I set out to do, but I feel it’s time for a fresh viewpoint. I would urge whoever steps in to follow me as editor to focus more on expanding content. I feel I have had mixed results on that front. We will, in the near future, have an increased web presence that we can use in a myriad of ways to enhance the Prime Timer experience.