2018 Election Notice & Bios

Reminder, the Board elections will be held after April’s monthly meeting on the 21st. See below for candidate bios and this page for absentee voting. Please join us to cast your ballot and let your voice be heard!

Election Profiles

David Bachofer

[David Bachofer]

David Bachofer worked in IT, supporting large mainframe data storage systems for the medical and education sectors. After retiring in 2014, he became more involved with LGBT activities including the various meal sites, joining the Prime Timers and participating in more of the group’s events. He has enjoyed this time and has met many interesting people along the way. He feels it’s time to participate more actively and believes he would be able to help the group, proposing more activities.

Michael Ferrara

[Michael Ferrara]

My name is Michael Ferrrara, an Army Veteran born in Boston, who has returned home after 20 years overseas. I would be honored to serve the membership as a member of the BPT board. You can find out more about me and my professional experience on my LinkedIn profile or feel free to call me at (718) 663-1907. I ask for your support. In return, you will receive a dedicated, hard-working and friendly man who will advance the mission of the Boston Prime Timers. Thank you for welcoming me into your organization.

Harry Fullerton

[Harry Fullerton]

Harry Fullerton is your existing and would like to continue serving you as your president. He would like to use his energy, skills and knowledge to continue our agenda to increase membership, create a more lively and active and involved membership by adding more activities and events. He would appreciate your vote in the April election.

John Kinsherf

John Kinsherf grew up in South Boston. He attended B.C. High and UMass/Amherst. He lived in New York City for many years. He is an actor/director and has a background in both arts and retail management. He has served on the Boston Prime Timers’ Boad of Directors as the Recording Secretary for the last ten months.

Mark Roy

[Mark Roy]

Mark Roy offers quite a bit of experience to help run the Prime Timers board. He has worked as the Executive Director in Public Housing for over 20 years. Outside of this, he has been a member of the Monday Night Bowling League for 30 years, and served on the Executive Committee/as President for over 20 years.

In the Beantown South Bowling League, he has been a member for over 15 years and served on the Executive Committee/as Vice President for 5 years. In the Beantown Softball League he has been on the Bubbles Team for 7 years and has served as Team Rep. & Division Rep. to the Executive Committee for 2 years. He has participated in a number of Statewide Committees for many of those years, including a Governor’s Task Force.

Nunch – the Nun Brunch

The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are happy to announce the date for Nunch – The Nun Brunch. This year the event will take place on March 11th, 2018 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Club Café. This event features hours of live entertainment from local performers while raising funds for the annual grants the Boston Sisters give. For further information, please visit the event Facebook page which will continue to be updated about the event and ticketing details.

March Mt. Vernon Dinner

On Wednesday, March 14th at 6 PM, we will be dining at the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub. From now on, rather than sending in a Tear Sheet, just come and order off the menu.

The restaurant is at 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 and you can view their website here. It’s located just a short walk from Sullivan Station (Orange line, buses) or the following buses stop in front of the restaurant: 89, 89/93, 90, 92 and 101. For more information, you can call them at (617) 666-3830.

Want a Florida Vacation?

Would you like to take a break from winter and enjoy some sun in good company? You can spend the week (Sunday to Sunday) of April 22nd-29th in comfortable resort-style accommodation in Orlando. There are two deluxe units each containing a bedroom & bath. Both suites include a living room, dining area, balcony, refrigerator, microwave, cookware, dishware, utensils and a fully-equipped kitchen. Good for eight guests with a king & queen-sized beds, and a sleeper sofa. The resort is minutes from Orlando’s theme parks like Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and Sea World, and has seven pools, along with hot tubs and barbecue grills. All within short driving distance, you can explore historic St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center, Busch Gardens and Silver Springs. Please contact Chase if interested at (617) 378-8234.

[CANCELLED] Mohegan Sun Casino Bus Trip

This trip has been CANCELLED due to lack of response. The office will be sending out refund checks to the members who signed up to go on this trip.

On Saturday, February 24th, we will be taking a bus trip to the Mohegan Sun casino. The bus will depart from South Bay Center at 8:30 AM and then from Club Café at 9:00 AM. On the return trip, the bus will depart from Mohegan Sun at 5:00 PM to return to Boston.

Tickets are $30 per person, which includes a $15 food voucher and a $10 casino play voucher. Reserve ASAP as there are only 56 seats available and the deadline is February 2nd. Here is February’s Tear Sheet, which you can use to send in your payment for this event.

South Bay Center pickup at 8:30 AM:

Club Café pickup at 9:00 AM:

The Menopausal Mermaid

Join the Prime Timers for a Special Showing of the drag parody The Menopausal Mermaid. Prime Time members and their friends can use our special code PRIME when ordering to save $5 per ticket. Makes a great holiday gift too!

Cabaret-style table service for brunch-and-a-show (20% off brunch buffet with your show ticket so all-you-can-eat brunch for only $14).
Ariel, everyone’s darling from The Little Mermaid, is not feeling it. Betrayed by Eric, cursed by Ursula, she is ready to kick ass and take names in this 90 minute musical parody that picks up where the Disney fairy tale left off. Tired of playing by the rules, Ariel is reinventing herself, and along the way she takes on love, fame, Walt Disney, and anyone and anything that’s ever tried to keep a woman in her place.

The show is a kaleidoscope of fantastic drag, sexy sailors, outrageous costumes, and all your favorite 80s disco tracks re imagined and served up hot. Grab your bestie, throw on something cute, and get ready to rock the house with Ariel and her boys in this must see theater event!

Tickets: menopausalmermaid2018.bpt.me, choose date February 11th, and then click “Enter a password or discount code,” and enter PRIME (all caps), then click show available tickets. This will provide you with an option for a $25 ticket.

Facebook: facebook.com/pg/menopausalmermaid
Web: menopausalmermaid.info

February Mt. Vernon Dinner

On Wednesday, February 14th at 6 PM, we will be dining at the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub. From now on, rather than sending in a Tear Sheet, just come and order off the menu.

The restaurant is at 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 and you can view their website here. It’s located just a short walk from Sullivan Station (Orange line, buses) or the following buses stop in front of the restaurant: 89, 89/93, 90, 92 and 101. For more information, you can call them at (617) 666-3830.

January Dinner

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

Choices: (1) Statler Chicken, (2) Salmon Filet, (3) Steak Tips, (4) Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli.

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 January 22nd.

Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.

Drag Me to the Top

“Showbiz Spitfire” Paige Turner, the drag darling of NYC and star of Shade: Queens of NYC (on the Fusion Network), makes her Boston debut in her one woman show “Drag me to the Top!” which has previously played to sold out runs in Mexico and New York City. Learn the unvarnished truth of how this drag superstar climbed her way to the top in a world filled with bottoms. “Drag me to the Top!” is a hysterical evening of live singing, outrageous comedy, videos and over the top parodies. Life can be a drag—and Paige Turner wouldn’t have it any other way! Featuring all-live songs from Frozen, One Direction, burlesque, Queen, and many more. Get ready to ride on a rainbow as this tawdry blonde bombshell takes you into her phantasmagorical world of mayhem and foolishness! Known as the Carol Burnett of Drag, Paige Turner is one the original creators, producers and host of NYC’s live drag reality show “So You Think You Can Drag?”  She is a Glam Award winner and is known for her over the top parodies on YouTube. She tours throughout the country in her all-live one woman shows, including her critically acclaimed show “Confessions of an Un-Natural Blonde” and coined the phrase Slurp!, which is also the name of the longest running drag show in NYC! She is currently part of the cast of Shade: Queens of NYC and has been featured several times on Watch What Happens Live! on Bravo. Visit paigeturnernyc.com for more info.