Holiday Party checks

Good evening gentlemen,

I am writing to you at this time to please ask you all to call me at (857) 544-3630 or e-mail me at everharry@aol.com concerning the Christmas party on Sunday. Unfortunately the U.S. Postal Service is behind schedule with the Christmas rush, so we are not getting information into the office fast enough. We need a list of people for Sunday so just please call or e-mail me to confirm that you are coming on Sunday.

Thank you, love you all!

Harry Fullerton

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 our former office manager, Bob Adams, who took over the office from Dick Bourbeau, as many of you may remember.

Happy Holidays!

The Holidays are upon us. The Thanksgiving Dinner at Club Café was a success. Jim Morgrage, as always, did a beautiful job. The Holiday dinner is just around the corner on December 10th 1-4 PM. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be in attendance enjoying the time with us. They will also be collection donations for their sixth annual Sister Santa Holiday Drive. The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are working with the community again this year to provide gifts to the less fortunate children who are being cared for by the Department of Children and Families and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please bring an unwrapped non-violent toy or gift to the party. The Sisters will be happy to take your cash donation as well. Please visit their website at thebostonsisters.org/sister-santa-returns/ for more information.

2017 is just about over, so I’d like to thank you for a great year of fun and memories, especially those of you who volunteer your time and efforts to make it so. You are the backbone of this group. I’d love to see more members participate. Voicing opinions and ideas helps, but active participation is what will really keep this a great fun club.

In the coming New Year, we will be looking to grow our group with new outreach campaigns. We will be updating the webpage to make it more useful and user friendly. We will be creating new activities and events for you to enjoy, some with the other New England Prime Timer chapters. We are looking for more hosts for potlucks. A great group of people have formed to look for new and interesting speakers for our meetings. If you’d like to volunteer to join a new committee to reach to reach out to members who are under the weather please call Harry or Jim Buckley. We’d like to increase our presence in the 2018 Pride Parade, possibly with a float. In the past, our floats have been award-winning. Money constraints, parade rules and lack of volunteers have prevented us from entering floats in recent years but its time for the Prime Timers to show our community what we can do! As always, any ideas and help will be graciously accepted and greatly appreciated.

It has also been a challenging year for our community. The rights and freedoms we have gained over the past few years are being attacked and some are being reversed. It seems we take two steps forward and one back, but we will continue the battle and we will win. Remember it gets better and it will.

I’d like to remember our friends who have passed. Some of the gentlemen who have gone on to a better place left a lasting impact on our group and community. We thank them for their service and friendship and we hold them in our hearts and minds forever. These are big shoes to fill but some of our members have taken that challenge and we thank them for it.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Gentlemen,

Summer has come to an end. The leaves are changing color and the weather is getting cooler. Holiday season is upon us. We are looking forward to spending our holidays with friends, enjoying their company and delicious meals. If you are able to host, please think about spending the day with some other members who may normally stay home alone, whether it be a smaller or larger group. We would love to see everyone have a place to go.

I hope everyone enjoyed the entertainment at last week’s meeting. Thanks to Elizabeth Anker and to Bob Kingston-Parrott for finding these talented singers for us. Again, if you know of anyone (group or individual) you’d like to see at a meeting please contact Harry or Bob.

Club Café will prepare a delicious turkey dinner during our November Meeting so come with an empty belly. You will find the Thanksgiving dinner on the tear sheet in this month’s Prologue. Thanks again to Tony and Steve for all their hard work in the past, preparing dinner for us.

The Halloween trip to Provincetown is days away as of this writing. Join us at the Mount Vernon on November 1st at 6 PM. Please see Harry or call (857) 544-3630 if you are interested in attending.

The Holiday Party will be at Club Café on December 10th. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be collecting gifts for their Sister Santa toy drive. The drive benefits homeless children. Please open your hearts and wallets. Bring a non-violent gift if you can, but any donation will be graciously accepted also.

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming changes or events feel free to contact me at everharry@aol.com or (857) 544-3630.

Provincetown, Dining Out & Trips

Hello Gentlemen,

We’ve just had our first meeting at our new location in Club Café. It seems everyone enjoyed the new venue and Jim Morgrage once again took good care of us. If any of you have ideas or contacts for speakers for one of our meetings, please contact me or Bob Kingston-Parrott (see roster or contact page). Bob has been doing a great job helping but it is a difficult job to find new and interesting presenters.

Fall is now upon us and the annual Halloween invasion of Provincetown is a few weeks away. The reservation date was September 29th, but if you didn’t get a reservation in, you can contact the Inn directly. See September’s Prologue. The meet and greet cocktail hour with the other chapters will be Friday around 5 PM in the main lobby. Sister Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be Saturday afternoon at the Inn. Expect lots of laughs and prizes to the winners.

Dinner will be Saturday night with the Costume Party immediately following. We’ve made many friends over the years who’ve supported us so we’d love to return the favor. Please join us every last Tuesday of the month at Club Café for the monthly dinner. Paul Fanizzi has been very generous to the Prime Timers for years. In return, there will be a group going to dinner Friday night in P-Town at Fanizzi’s on Commercial Street. His food is outstanding. All are welcome. Also on Friday night is The SistersHairspray Sing-Along fundraiser at the Crown & Anchor to benefit the Sister Santa Fund. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. All these folks have been very generous financially as well as with their time. Please show them love.

Tony and Steve have organized a bus trip to Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum on December 17th. Reserve early as the bus will accommodate 56 people. You may also contact them if you wish to hold a potluck at your home.

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming changes or events feel free to contact me at everharry@aol.com or (857) 544-3630.

Moving the Meeting Place & Cruise

Hello Gentlemen,

Our 30th Anniversary has come and gone. Participation is key to successful events and we could not have made the Boat Cruise the success it was without everyone who pitched in to help. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Special thanks to our entertainment, Carol O’Shaughnessy and Tom, for the great tunes and laughs. Captain Jerry and his crew, as well as Ritas Catering did a fabulous job for us. Even Mother Nature behaved herself. It was a beautiful day.

Fall is here and we are looking forward to our annual invasion of Provincetown for Halloween as well as a Thanksgiving Dinner after our November meeting at Club Café. Tony and Steve will be able to sit and enjoy the meal with us this year and we thank them for all the beautiful dinners they prepared for us in the past. Enjoy your retirement, boys. However, they have worked hard to arrange a holiday coach trip to Stockbridge, home of the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Members have asked to bring back the rotating monthly dinners. Bob Kingston-Parrott is working on this. If you have a favorite T-accessible restaurant, please suggest them and we will look into having a dinner there. Call Harry or Bob. We will still have the Tuesday dinner at Club Café.

Remember, our next meeting will be held at Club Café on September 16th. The support group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and the social hour will begin at 2:30 PM. This month’s speaker will be Dr. Philip Daoust, M.D.

Please contact Tony and Steve if you wish to host a potluck. We’d love to see a few more on the calendar.

It’s membership dues time!!! Please make sure you send your payment into the office via tear sheet or at the next meeting.

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming changes or events feel free to contact me at everharry@aol.com or (857) 544-3630.

Summer & the Anniversary Cruise

Summer is upon us. Pride month has just passed and we enjoyed one of the most successful parades in recent years. The turnout was bigger than we’ve seen in a long time and the energy from the crowd as incredible. Thank you to all who participated and marched with the Prime Timers group.

We live in one of the most beautiful cities in America, if not the world, with an abundance of activities to experience and enjoy. Potlucks large or small are a wonderful way to meet new people. Contact Tony and Steve to arrange one at your home. Make some new connections, meet some new friends.

The Interest Profile you filled in when you joined the Prime Timers identifies members who have common interests. Frank LaPiana has been incredible posting to our Facebook about all the goings-on around Boston. Use the monthly meeting, Facebook page and webpage or pick up the phone to reach out and make some new friends. Get out and enjoy this beautiful city and all it has to offer.

The Anniversary Cruise will take place on August 20th. We have a total of 115 spots available to us. Tickets have already started selling so please contact the office and get your payment in ASAP. Don’t procrastinate and be left out. It will be a wonderful night. Tickets are $40 and parking is available in The Boston Harbor Hotel Garage for $14.

If you have anything you’d like in the Prologue (ads, events, or to reach out) contact Swift Lane at prologue@bostonpt.org.

Harry Fullerton’s Election Profile

Hello Gentlemen,

My name is Harry Fullerton. I am running for a position on the Board. I am a 58 year old self-employed General Contractor. In my 12 year membership, I have met many friends and enjoyed the trips, activities and events the club has to offer.

During this time, I have enjoyed taking an active role in the club. I have volunteered my time and skills on the Gay Pride float committee. I have organized dances and a Fourth of July cruise as well as served as club D.J. many times.

I ask to continue serving you as an elected member of the board. My goal is to use my energy, skills and knowledge to create a more lively, active and involved membership by organizing events and activities for all members.

Annual Holiday Party

2015’s holiday party will be held at The Silver Fox in Everett on Sunday, December 6th from 1:00-6:00 PM. Because of our ongoing fundraising, this year’s party will again be free to all current members. Thanks to your continued support, we are able to keep this event free. We greatly appreciate your efforts and generosity.

In support of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s Toy Drive, we will be accepting donations of new unwrapped non-violent toys at December’s holiday party. Since the party is free, why not bring a gift for a needy child?

Our repast will begin with a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, followed by salad, bread and butter on the table, beef and turkey, butternut squash, peas and mashed potatoes, as well as eggplant for our vegetarian members. This will be followed by ice cream for dessert and our usual birthday cake. A cash bar will be available to serve those in attendance. Tony Soares has volunteered to man the carving station.

There will be plenty of entertainment with DJ service from Stephen & Tony. A complimentary shuttle will be provided from and to the Wellington Orange Line Station. The Prime Timers logo will be on the shuttle for your convenience. The Silver Fox has plenty of parking.

Tickets for non-member guests are $35 per person, but since the current membership fee is only $27, why not become a member? Only members in good standing as of November 17th are eligible to attend free of charge. So get those applications in the mail early, don’t miss out on all the fun!

We will be holding a raffle for exciting door prizes! See next month’s number for more details.