The Boston Prime Timers will be visiting Ogunquit this year instead of Provincetown for Halloween, due to the large hike in room pricing. The Ogunquit trip will be Friday and Saturday Oct. 22-23, returning on Sunday Oct. 24th.
Club Café is reserving private outdoor (weather permitting) and indoor dining space for Boston Prime Timers. Meeting space for regular meetings is not yet open so this will be a dining event only. A great start to reopening BPT events.
We will be ordering off the menu. Club Café is GENEROUSLY PROVIDING 20% DISCOUNT to BPT. You may access the menu here.
CDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
At this time, FULLY VACCINATED members or guests only.
On our regular Monday night Google Meet sessions, there was a suggestion that we have a Meet Up on the Boston Common. Until we can meet again at regular meetings, this may be an OK safe event.
So, the proposal is to meet up on the Boston Common by the Band Stand around 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11th weather permitting meaning no rain and a temperature no less than 50 degrees. An alternative date will be sent out if needed.
No agenda, just a start in seeing each other once again. Join us, no drinks or food provided — bring your own whatever, carry in/ carry out, there are park benches all around the band stand but bring your own chair if you like.
If you drive, there is parking available at the Boston Common Garage right under the Bandstand. Or, MBTA stops on the Red Line (Park Street) and Green Line (Park or Boylston).
Since this is a public place, masks are required.
Please let others know if they don’t do email or just want to come along.
Stop by to say hello. chat, join up to go to lunch, whatever. If this works for you, great, and there will more safe similar events in other locations.
Hope to see you there.
Coley Kelly and other regulars on Monday BPT Google Meet sessions.
In response to the declared State of Emergency for Massachusetts, we will be cancelling the Saturday meeting on the 21st (St. Patrick’s Day boiled dinner) and the board meeting that would have been held before it. For those who have already paid, we can either void your check, refund you, or use the money towards a future event.
For now, the Tuesday (31st) dinner is still on and we will keep you posted.
Peter Krause’s wake will be held Saturday, August 17th, from 2-4 PM at Dello Russo Funeral Service, 306 Main Street, Medford, MA 02155.
Our condolences to all who knew him; he will be missed.
Via the MBTA, probably the easiest ways to get there are either by taking the Green line to Lechmere, then riding the 80 bus to Main St. @ Bowen Ave. or by taking the Orange Line to Sullivan Square, then riding the 101 bus (also to Main St. @ Bowen Ave.).
I am looking forward to seeing you at one of the several upcoming potlucks this summer. I would like to thank all the members who joined us on our Duck Boat for the Pride parade and especially the members who walked in front carrying our banner and greeting onlookers. Participation like this increases our profile and invites potential new members to check out the club.
I would like to thank Coley Kelly and Helder Lemos for their participation and fundraising for the AIDS Walk every year as well as the members who donated money to support them. (More about this here.)
The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly dinner at Club Café (but remember, there is no dinner in August). The dinner is typically $28, but Jim Morgrage welcomes anyone who wants to come by and order off the menu if you wish to join your friends.
Thank you and congratulations to the 22 generous individual Boston Prime Timers, their supporters, and the BPT Board who raised $1,050 exceeding our goal of $1000.
A big thank you to our April BPT meeting speaker, Franc Castro, Development Director at the Fenway Community Health Center who supported the BPT’s Walk efforts and whose donation helped us to exceed our $1,000 goal. Thanks also to Jim McCloskey, who managed Prologue donations, and to our own David Clark for his technical assistance in this and so many other BPT’s efforts.
Proceeds from the Walk & Run will benefit AIDS Action’s public policy advocacy work, housing and legal services, prevention outreach and education, local and national advocacy, and health services for people struggling with substance misuse.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to walk, run, or volunteer, and to all of the individuals and sponsors whose donations made this year’s Walk such a success,” said Jane Powers, MSW, LICSW, Acting CEO of Fenway Health, AIDS Action’s parent organization. “Your support has helped Massachusetts make tremendous progress toward the goal of zero new HIV infections and serves as a model of HIV prevention and treatment across the country.”
July’s speaker will be Dr. Robert Carrasquillo, MD, who is an urologist at Needham Urology Associates received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for several years. He is multilingual, and speaks both Japanese and Spanish.