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!
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.
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 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 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 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.
I am trying to organize a group to see Every Brilliant Thing, a Speak Easy Production, on Thursday March 29th, at 2 PM. I am able to obtain a community discount of 10 tickets at $20 each. This will be performed at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. in the South End.
The first ten people to RSVP via the Tear Sheet will receive the discount. I will notify you when I receive the tickets. The deadline is March 15th. Last month, three members attended Shakespeare in Love. I hope that more members would like to join us for an afternoon of fun at the theater.
To quote their website:
1. Ice cream 2. Water fights 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. These are just a few items on a list of things worth living for compiled by a young girl trying to ease her mother’s depression at the start of the charming and miraculous new play EVERY BRILLIANT THING. Through adulthood, as the list grows, she learns the deep significance the list has on her own life, as she goes to college, falls in love, and builds a home. A tribute to the irrepressible resilience inside all of us and the capacity to find delight in the everyday, EVERY BRILLIANT THING is a very funny and moving new play that enlists members of the audience to help tell its story.
RUN TIME: Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.
For more information, view Speak Easy’s website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
My story begins after my partner of 25 years passed away and a few years after I began to look for ways to connect with men. I did not want to go to Bars or to stand at the corner of Comm. Ave. (known as the Block) and Arlington St. (did I really do that?)
Then I saw an ad in the Bay Windows about Gay men meeting in a safe place in Boston, so I called. The next event they were planning was their 7th Anniversary Party at the Claddagh, today known as Cleary’s. At that time, their meetings were at the Lindemann Center on Staniford St.
Soon after I started to attend the monthly meeting, they needed help with hospitality. Well, the rest is history. Up until last year I hung up my Apron over 20 years. Of course, only with the help of Jim Garrity who I met at Club 119 after a PT meeting and we have been together ever since.
We do not live together because I have too many outfits in my closets!!! I can’t imagine my life without all the P.T. friends thru these years that I cherish dearly. And I am thankful that Harry Fullerton has taken the role of President to keep or club going strong.
Remember, just don’t sit there, become involved!
The first luncheon is finally upon us and will be Monday, March 19th, 2018, at S & S Deli (not Ryles) from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The cost of the luncheon will be $11 (or you may order from the menu). Future dates will be the third Monday of each month, March through December. S & S Deli is at 1334 Cambridge Street.
Please RSVP with Bob Kingston-Parrott by calling (336) 324-9256 or e-mailing email@example.com. You can also sign up with Bob at one of the other community meals.
Should you need to get there by T, take the Red Line to Central Square, then catch either the 83 or the 91 at the bus station on Magazine St. just south of Mass. Ave. Both buses stop on Hampshire St. between S & S and Ryles (just before the intersection with Cambridge St.). Alternately, you can take the Green Line to Lechmere and take the 69 bus down Cambridge St. to the intersection with Hampshire St. S & S Deli also has off-street parking.
Join us and bring a friend!
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 24th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM
Choices: (1) Haddock, (2) Rigatoni Pasta with Meatballs, (3) Statler Chicken, (4) Pumpkin 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 April 16th.
Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.