Anniversary Party, Aug. 21, 2 PM @ Club Café

As usual, our anniversary party is the third Saturday in August and we look forward to seeing you there!

  • Club Café will be hosting us in our regular meeting space.
  • CDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
  • At this time, FULLY VACCINATED members or guests only.
  • RSVP by August 14, 2021 to the Office @ (617) 286-4440, or e-mail contact@bostonpt.org.
  • Tear Sheets and checks should be sent to Harry (see address on the Tear Sheet).

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

Ogunquit Halloween Trip

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.

Please follow the directions on the Tear Sheet to reserve your room.

The list of rooms below have not yet been reserved, although any room with an asterisk after the number was reserved by a BPT member on the last trip, so they should have first refusal on that room:

Available RoomsRoom #
KEP (King Efficiency – Pet) 112
KEP (King Efficiency – Pet) 214
KE (King Efficiency) 326
KE (King Efficiency) 427
STK (1-Bedroom Suite) 2106*
STK (1-Bedroom Suite) 3205
STK (1-Bedroom Suite) 4206
LK (King Lodge) 2112*
LK (King Lodge) 4114*
LK (King Lodge) 6211*
LK (King Lodge) 7212
LK (King Lodge) 8214*
LK (King Lodge) 9215*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 1301*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 3303*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 4304*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 5401*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 7403
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 8404
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 3103
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 4104
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 5107*
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 6108*
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 7109*
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 8110
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 9201
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 10202
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 11203
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 12204
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 13207
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 14208
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 15209
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 16210
2QEP (2 Queen Efficiency – Pet) 115
2QEP (2 Queen Efficiency – Pet) 216
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 218
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 319
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 420
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 521
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 624
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 725
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 828
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 929
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 1032
2QE (2 Queen Efficiency) 1133
C1 (Cottage) 18*
C1 (Cottage) 29
C2 (Cottage – Screened Porch) 110
C2 (Cottage – Screened Porch) 211

1 PM June 17th Club Café Luncheon (RSVP Required)

  • 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.
  • RSVP by June 10, 2021 to Michael Tobey @ (978) 745-8020, or e-mail mtobeymwt@yahoo.com.

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

1 PM Tuesday, May 11th MeetUp

Hello,

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.

MA State of Emergency, no March meeting

Gentlemen,

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.

Should you wish to read the Governor’s State of Emergency message, here it is.

Stay well, we look forward to seeing you next month!

Peter Krause’s Wake

Michael Healy and Peter KrausePeter 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.).

June President’s Message

Hello Gentlemen,

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.

Also, the Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have invited us to Club Café for their Sister Stories Book Tour on Saturday, July 13th. (See this page for additional information.)

Save the date: August 24th from 1-5 PM for our 32nd Anniversary Party. The cost this year is $30 and guests are welcome.

Don’t forget the Seacoast Gay Men are holding their 40th Anniversary party on August 10th. We have been invited to attend. You can purchase tickets by visiting their website at seacoastgaymen.org. (See this article for more information.)

Finally, please welcome our new board members: Norman Pelletier, James Garrity and Paul Cram.

Have a great summer!

34th AIDS Walk & Run Recap

Representing the Boston Prime Timers Walk Team, Helder Lemos and Coley Kelly joined more than 2,100 walkers, runners and volunteers that turned out for the 34th annual AIDS Walk & Run on Sunday, June 2nd. The Walk raised more than $520,000 to support the work of AIDS Action. An amazing success! Photos from the Walk are online on the AIDS Action Committee (AAC)’s Facebook page.

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.

From the AAC webpage:

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.”