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Prime Timers of S.E. Virginia

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Our local Prime Timers club, Prime Timers of Southeastern Virginia, had its beginning some eighteen years ago with three men of vision: Gary Copeland, Bob Lawrence, and Russ Learn. They had heard about the Prime Timers movement and, after much discussion, decided to start a club in eastern Virginia....Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton, and Newport News. That's a mighty large land area with well over a million residents. We started out small, but now we're more than 100 members.

 

But why are we here? A sense of personal loyalty, mutual compassion, and commitment to our community. Simply put: we are here for each other. Nothing more and nothing less. Our meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month in Norfolk's Heutte Center: an old ferry (note the spelling) terminal that was moved miles inland and reassembled. Our gatherings are usually filled with good humor, but also may be of a serious nature at times when they'll feature programs of varying interests. Perhaps a military veteran will tell of his experiences in coming out in the service; or perhaps a financial expert trying to explain the stock market. We also sponsor our local Food Bank with monthly contributions. Our programs are all about us....either as a person or a group.

The Tidewater area of Virginia is most beautiful and many of us have found a good home here to enjoy our retirement. Not that all of us are in that category, as there's a goodly bunch of us still working. But there is still time for week end "field trips." Afterward, we'll assemble in a good restaurant and enjoy fellowship with our fellow Prime Timers. But, come to think of it, that's why we're here....mutual fellowship.

 

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