May President’s Message

Hello Gentlemen,

I am very excited about our Ogunquit Spring Fling. It is going to be a great time for everyone. We have 33 rooms sold at this time and a total of 55 members and guests, with more to join us for our Friday evening party.

There will be members of the Seacoast Gay Men and North Shore Men, as well as our brothers from the Rhode Island and Connecticut chapters of the Prime Timers.

See you on May 31st for a great weekend!

We will be having an Italian buffet and soft drinks for Friday evening’s party. For anyone wishing to have adult beverages, you will need to bring your own. Should you want a bottle of wine, Perkins & Perkins is just down the street at 478 Main St. and the Ogunquit Wine Cellar is 2 minutes south of the resort at 59 Shore Rd. (turning southeast off of Main St.) on the east side of the road.

For the stragglers who have yet to pay for their lodgings and the Friday evening party, please get your checks into the office ASAP or contact me at (781) 587-1429 or everharry@aol.com about paying with a card.

We have an exceptional guest speaker lined up for the May 18th meeting. David Velasco-Bermudez was present at the Stonewall Inn during the 1969 riots. This incident is widely credited with spurring the modern Gay Rights movement. David, accompanied by his partner Robert Isadore, will speak to us about his experiences that night, as well as his activism since then. We are opening the presentation to anyone who wishes to attend. Please invite your friends or anyone you feel might be interested.

We have reserved a Boston Duck Boat for the Boston Pride Parade. We are looking for volunteers to help decorate and ride with us. David Velasco-Bermudez, Robert Isadore, Lady Di and a number of our friends from Club Café will be on the Duck Boat. If you are willing to voluteer to decorate or would like a seat on the Duck Boat, please contact me at (781) 587-1429 or everharry@aol.com.

The Boston Pride Parade this year will be at noon on Saturday, June 8th.

I look forward to seeing you in Ogunquit, at the next meeting and at Pride!

February President’s Message

Hello Gentlemen,

I would like to thank everyone who donated to my birthday fundraiser through Facebook. My set goal was $500, but in the end, we raised $836. This money will be used for the Pride Event this year, to help pay for a duck boat for us to ride during the Pride Parade. The folks from Club Café will be joining us. This year will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Should you wish to help with Pride, we need a decorating committee to brainstorm ideas and help make them happen. We want to make a big impact this year, honoring a significant milestone in gay history. Please get in touch with me if you are interested.

As of writing this, we still have 9 tickets remaining to the Hasty Pudding Theatrical performance this year. The show, France France Revolution, is on March 7th at 8 PM. Tickets are $28. You may be able to get tickets at the February meeting, if they are still available. That will be the last day; any remaining discounted tickets will be returned to the Hasty Pudding box office. (See this page for more details.)

In place of the March meeting, please join us and enjoy a boiled dinner served by Club Café on March 16th. The cost is $25.

I have been told by several members that they are happy with the direction of the club. I want to thank you, but it takes a team to maintain this and keep it going. Some members are leaving, so we will need others to step up!

The April elections are approaching rapidly. I need your help to run the club. I am asking members who have time and energy to contribute to please join the board. If you are interested, please send in your biography to be posted in the March Prologue. (E-mail your bio to prologue@bostonpt.org or mail it to the office.) If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you,

Harry

October President’s Message

Hello Gentlemen,

The Halloween trip to P-Town is coming up soon (October 26-28th). I hope you all have your costumes ready. Check-in is 11 AM on Friday 26th. Explore and have fun around town, but join us for an informal cocktail and snacks hour at 5 PM. Thanks to Roy Moeckel and the Connecticut group, as they do a wonderful job every year. The dinner, dancing and costume show will begin at 6 PM on Saturday. The parade through town will be happening most of the day. If you have not sent in your Tear Sheet with payment, please do so soon. Rooms are going fast. The website was just updated to show the latest list of available rooms. We are already out of rooms with more than one bed.

If you would like to host a potluck, please contact Norman Pelletier or Tom Gaudett [see roster]. Norman and Tom will assist you in setting up a wonderful day with friends.

If you have ideas for a speaker for one of our meetings, please call Harry at (857) 544-3630 or e-mail me at everyharry@aol.com.

We have 2 open seats on the board. Please see me if you are interested in helping out.

Gentlemen, we have a few members who now reside in nursing homes. It’d be wonderful to reach out to them to let them know they are not forgotten. Cards and letters are great ways to do this. A visit or phone call may be even better. The members and the info to reach them are in the Prologue under Member News.

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served on November 17th’s meeting at Club Café. This is a time for all of us to get together and give thanks for the many blessing in our lives. Details will be released soon.

Save the date December 8th for our Holiday Party. Details will be released in next month’s Prologue. I am working on a big surprise.

Halloween in P’Town

Join your fellow Prime Timers at the Provincetown Inn, on October 26th-28th (3 days/2 nights) for another memorable and enjoyable weekend of camaraderie, shopping, browsing, dining and fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best drag, the most humorous and most creative, so start working on your costume for the Halloween dinner at the Inn on Saturday night—who knows, you might win a cash prize!!! As in past years, we will be joined by our Prime Timer brothers from other chapters for the weekend—providing a wonderful opportunity to meet and interface with fellow Prime Timers. The Inn offers off-season rates for this weekend. All rooms in the Old & New Inn are available for our annual event.

The Old Inn rooms open into a common lobby where we can congregate to enjoy snacks, drinks (BYOB) and conversation. A great place to hang out when not in town. The non-smoking rooms ($100 smoking penalty) are available for single or double occupancy (there is a supplemental charge of $20 per person per night for more than 2 people in a room). This year’s rates are: Street View—$110.00/night. Waterview, Harborview, Breakwater—$130.00/night. The rates include room taxes, maid gratuity and a continental breakfast offered each morning. In addition, our fellow Prime Timers from Connecticut and Rhode Island will provide snacks for our happy hour on Friday evening in the lounge area.

We will have a cocktail hour on Friday at 5 PM. A dinner is planned for Saturday, October 27th at the Inn, with a cocktail hour proceeding the dinner and appetizers provided by the Inn. A cash bar will be open for the evening. Be sure to wear your costume to the dinner! Entrée selections are Prime Rib at $36, tip included, a choice of Chicken Florentine or Native Salmon and Vegetarian Plate each at $29 (tip included). Each meal includes a salad, entrée, vegetable, potato/rice, dessert, and coffee/tea. Following dinner, we will hold the costume judging.

Everyone will be on their own for meals other than the continental breakfasts and Saturday evening dinner. If you wish to drink beer, wine or liquor—you can either bring your own or visit a cash bar at the Inn. We will have our own cash bar for Saturday’s dinner. In the event of inclement weather, an entertainment committee will be providing activities at the Inn for your enjoyment. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and there will be no need for inside activities.

The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be joining us to put on another Sister Bingo early Saturday afternoon, so plan on joining us there, it should be a great time!

Your completed Reservation Form (Tear Sheet) and payment must be mailed to the Boston Prime Timers office and postmarked not later than October 12th. Non-reserved rooms will be released back to the inn for sale to the general public on October 15th>. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate your room preferences. If you are requesting a specific room, such as a first-floor room, do so immediately in order to secure your desired room.

Available Rooms [updated 10/11 @ 5:15 PM]

Room Price View Floor Bed Size Extra Bed
Standard Inn #37 $110.00 Street 2 King  
Standard Inn #41 $110.00 Street 2 King  
Waterview Inn #44 $130.00 Ocean 2 King  
Waterview Inn #48 $130.00 Ocean 2 King  
Harborview Inn #128 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #129 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #130 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #131 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #132 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #133 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by longtime member, Bernie Michels.

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by longtime member, Ruby Katz.

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by longtime member, Norm Pelletier.

Upcoming Events

Hello Gentlemen,

Happy New Year!!! There are several new faces in our group. I’d like to ask everyone to make an extra effort to reach out, introduce yourself and welcome new members when you meet them. Assimilating into a new group can be daunting for some so we’d love to make it a little easier for new folks. We’ve all seen new guys come by meetings, sit quietly and then never return as we’re all caught up with chatting with the friends we usually associate with. This is an area where we have been weak in the past. We can do better. A hello or chat at a meeting or perhaps making the extra effort to invite them to a potluck, event or dinner would be helpful. Learning their name and introducing them around will help them feel more comfortable and invited.

We will be sharing pictures of club events in the Prologue and/or website soon so if you take photos, we’d love for you to share with other members. We will not post your photo if you do not want it. Please let us know if you do not want a photo in the Prologue. If you have not yet filled out a photo release form, please contact the office. Over the years, many of you have chatted about and shared interesting and important stories about your lives. If you’d like to write and share a story in the Prologue, please let Harry know. It can be about an experience as gay men, as seniors, an important life event or experience, your travels, your experiences with Prime Timers… We all have a story and we’d like to hear them!!!

The Mohegan Sun bus trip is February 24th (see below for details). The Hasty Pudding show is March 1st. Tickets are on sale already. Make sure you sign up!!! There are a few upcoming potlucks. Norman and Jim’s party is on February 10th. Gary Gropman’s Mardi Gras party will be on March 24th. As always, please contact Tony and Steve to set up a potluck event at your home. Thank you to Ben Gallo and Jim Sutfin for a fantastic party this past week.

We will not have a speaker at the March Meeting. Jim Morgrage and Club Café will be preparing a delicious Boiled Dinner for us in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. This will be $25 per person and you can sign up for this on the tear sheet now. We look forward to seeing you there!

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by founding member, Jim Norris.

Member Stories

If you have a story that you would like to tell, either about being a member or about what the Prime Timers have done for you, feel free to submit it Harry by e-mailing it to everharry@aol.com or mailing it to 3 Vale View Road, Wakefield, MA 01880. If it would be difficult for you to type this up, Harry can help you by recording your story; just give him a call at (781) 587-1429.

Below is one sent in by current member, George Wright.