Sunday, September 26 @ 10 AM, Boston AIDS Walk

Support the Boston AIDS Walk at DCR’s Carson Beach in South Boston!

The Boston Prime Timers have for many, many years supported this important gay community event and we continue this traditional support this year. Over the years, BPT have raised over $26,000 for this more than worthy cause that is so important to our community. Last year 25 BPT members pledged $1,310 exceeding our goal of $1,000. This includes the generous contribution of $100 made by the BPT Board. Hopefully, we can match or even exceed last year’s donations. 

AIDS Walk Donation Website

Please Donate: choose a suggested donation amount or enter your desired amount (the default is $50 but just type over it). ANY AND ALL DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE APPRECIATED — WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU!

Or, send a check made out to Boston 2021 AIDS Walk – put Boston Prime Timers Team in the note space on the check and mail it to Coley Kelly, 6 Evergreen Trail, Milton, MA 02186 (BPT Office is still closed).

Join Helder Lemos and Coley Kelly and others for the Walk at the new location – DCR’s Carson Beach (125 William J. Day Blvd.) in South Boston. Please contact Helder or Coley for details on where we will meet up prior to the Walk which starts at 10:00 AM. The site provides for plenty of free parking and is accessible by MBTA subway and bus.

Many thanks to all who have so generously contributed to the AIDS Walk in the past. We hope you can contribute again this year. Stay safe and well.

For more information, go to www.aidswalkboston.org (or bostonpt.org/walk) or contact Prime Timers Helder Lemos (401-440-5200) helder28@aol.com or Coley Kelly (617-680-1901) columcsk@msn.com.

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Free parking will be available at the Boston Teachers Union (180 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125) and Corcoran Jennison Management (150 Mt Vernon St, Dorchester, MA 02125) lots.

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.

Friday night’s dinner will be at Jonathan’s, which we have reserved from 5-10 PM. Dinner seating at 6 PM. The meal will be $40/person, and your meal choices are: Lemon Baked Haddock, Chicken Piccata, Roast Loin of Pork or a vegetarian option (TBA). All meals include Jonathan’s starter salad (greens, cucumber, red onion, carrot, radish, tomato and house Italian vinaigrette), chef vegetable and mashed potatoes.

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

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) 214
KE (King Efficiency) 326
KE (King Efficiency) 427
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.) 3303*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 4304*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 5401*
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 6402
QQ (2 Queens, Main Bldg.) 7403
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 4104
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 5107*
ST2Q (2-Bedroom Suite) 6108*
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) 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

Hotel: Ogunquit Tides, 548 E Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907

Restaurant: Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Ln, Ogunquit, ME 03907

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. Per Club Café you will need your vaccination card or a photo of it.
  • 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).
  • Food will be served at 2:30 PM.

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

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!