August 14th, 2022 Minutes

Present: Harry Fullerton, Coley Kelly, Helder Lemos, Peter Mandeau, Swift Lane, PT Consultant David Clark. Worldwide President Mark Hatten and and Vice=President Charles Koehler,  Excused Absence: Vernon Diannah PorterHarry called the meeting to order @ 11:05 am.
Open discussion
Discussion of Helping Hands.  Decision to start it up again.  Members needing assistance should show proof of need with Mass Health Card, Disability Card or some other method.  Discussion whether it should be ‘give what you can’ or to have a standard discount.  No further discussion or decisions took place on this topic.Discussion of accounting software and on how to transfer existing information to new method.  Should PT use Quicken Desktop or Quicken Online.  Accounting will be set up by Coley and David over the next 30 days. Harry will purchase two laptops for use in creating accounting, Prologue and other club-related purposes.  David is to be paid for his time monthly.  He will submit a proposal to the Board outlining the scope of his work. .Discussion of Halloween event in PTown.  Helder to write up an ‘invitation’ with details.  He will post on website, FB page, sending out a member email and by sending a physical mail to those who do not use computers.Mark discussed Worldwide topics including a video called ‘Sex and the Silver Gays.  Charles suggested edits to PT Membership Application.Coley motions to end meeting.  Agreed upon by unanimous consent.  Meeting edjourned at 12:40pm.Transcription by: Peter Mandeau, Board Member-at-Large

Motion to delete paragraph 3 under open discussion of Aug. 13th, motioned by Coley Kelly, 2nd Swift Lane, Helder Lemos, Vernon Porter, excused absences, Harry Fullerton, Peter Mandeau. Yeah 4, Nay 0.

Please add to minutes:  The next Board meeting will be held by Zoom at 5:30pm on Sept. 1 prior to weekly Monday Zoom meeting.

35th Anniversary Weekend

Meet & Greet, Club Cafe, Friday, Aug 12th.

Club Cafe 11am to 4pm, meet and greet, *No RSVP required.

Come welcome members from the Prime Timers Worldwide  and enjoy a Free Brunch, off their menu.  And they say there is no such thing as a free meal. No Reservations required, just show up and have a good time.

Anniversary Dinner, Club Cafe, Saturday, Aug 13th.

Dinner will be served about 1:00pm,

 Awards ceremony around 3:00pm

*Choice of Prime Rib, Statler Chicken(breast with wing portion),

Baked Cod or Veggie Lasagna 

  House Salad or Clam Chowder

Boston Creme Pie for dessert

Cost is $35 at the door.

Boston Duck Tour

Sunday, August 14th at 1:00pm from Club Cafe

Michael Healey & Peter Krause Memorial Dinner, May 21st at 1 PM

  • Choice of New England Clam Chowder or House Salad
  • Choice of Prime Rib, Baked Salmon or Pasta Primavera (Veggie)
  • Seasonal Pies & Chocolate Cake
  • Champagne Toast

This wonderful meal is provided free of charge to the wishes of Michael & Peter so come and share a toast to celebrate their lives. 

*RSVP by email to by May 11th, or call (617) 286-4440 and be sure to leave your Name and Entree Choice.

Temporary Club Closure


Out of an abundance of caution Harry has decided to shut down the club for in person events through March.  That means we won’t be having a January, February or March meeting. 

We will try to keep you updated as to whether or not we will meet in April.

In the meantime we will continue to meet on Google Meet every Monday night at 6:30 pm as usual.  We have greatly enjoyed doing this every week for almost the past two years and you are strongly encouraged to join us.

If you don’t have access to a computer with a video camera you can call in on a regular phone at:  

                                  1-402-809-1280 (pin: 646929974)

Another event that the club will be cancelling is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. This is unfortunately the 3rd straight year that we won’t be going and it is unfortunate because it is a wonderful event that we have enjoyed for many years. 

We will not be attending as a group but I am including the link for the event just in case people decide to go on their own:

We will see  you on Google Meet and if not hopefully in April.

Philip Findlay

Philip Matthew Findlay passed away peacefully at the Salem Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 23rd after a long battle with ALS. Born and raised in East Boston, Philip was a fun, loyal and hardworking man. He worked early in his life with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Suffolk Clerk of Courts and Bank of America, but his passion was for the restaurant business. He worked most of his life as a waiter and bartender and was the manager of the Dark Horse Tavern in Somerville until his illness required him to retire. Philip was a kind and loving friend, brother, son and partner to Harry for nearly thirty years. A long-time member of the Boston Prime Timers, Philip also enjoyed all types of movies but became a big fan of the Marvel Comics Movies.

The beloved partner of Harry Fullerton for nearly 30 years, Philip was the devoted son of Mrs. Patricia (Murphy) Findlay of Chelsea. He was the dear brother of Bruce Findlay and his wife Robin Daley of East Boston, and Kellie Findlay of Chelsea. He was a devoted uncle to Louis Garcia, Michael Findlay, Amanda Lanzilli, Joseph Daley and Matthew Findlay.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, on Wednesday, December 29th from 4 – 7 PM.

Bernie Michels (1932-2020)


Somerville, MA – Bernard E. Michels, 88, of Somerville, MA died of natural causes on October 26, 2020. He was born on January 21, 1932 to Edward and Emma Michels. Bernie grew up in Raynesford, MT with his parents and four brothers: Bud, Elvin, Vern, and Del. He graduated from Belt High School in 1949.

Then Bernard traveled around Montana and worked several jobs in agriculture and construction. He attended Montana State College, Bozeman and earned a degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Soils in 1953. Later that year, he was drafted into the US Army. Bernie served for two years at California bases as a truck mechanic. After being discharged, he lived in Los Angeles and San Diego areas for twenty years. Bernard worked for electric companies and banks before he found his calling in social work with the Department of Public Social Services. He also earned his Masters’ degree in Sociology at San Diego State College.

In 1976, Bernard moved across the country to pursue his doctorate in Sociology from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Once a professor, he taught classes at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. Both are in the Boston area. At this time, Bernie grew plants and entered them into competitions. He also involved himself in exercise regimens to improve his health.

Bernard is survived by his brother Vern Michels, NYC; his sister-in-law Marilyn Michels, Great Falls; nephews: Larry Renney, Helena; Bill Renney, Billings; Ed Michels, Great Falls; Steve Michels, Raynesford; and Tim Michels, Spokane; nieces: Melanie Hallett, Clancy; Laurie Deckert, Longmont, CO; and Lisa Norfolk, Spokane; and good friend Herb Breneman, Pasadena, CA. Cremation has taken place and his family will hold a celebration of life next summer.

Bernard took pride in his life achievements. He was born during the Great Depression to a working-class family in rural Montana. His education started in a one room country school and he pursued his studies until he became a Professor of Sociology. Bernie taught about social inequality at distinguished institutions. He made it his mission to speak out about the social injustices of modern society. Bernard was also the family historian. He wrote thirty plus chapters on various relatives and collected decades of family photos. He was a kind and gentle soul who will be greatly missed.