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NEWS

This area contains all of the news articles from the Prime Timers Worldwide quarterly newsletter.  They are listed in chronological order, with the most recent news article listed first.  Feel free to peruse this article archive; it is chock full of interesting stories from local chapters, the worldwide organization as a whole, and important news to its members.

In the spring of this year, our Prime Timers of Tampa Bay (PTTB) Board of Directors decided to launch a campaign for new members. There is a local publication that is of interest to the gay community and available bi-weekly. Our newsletter editor, Steve DePenning, put together an ad that we decided to use in this local publication.

Why are some chapters growing like a weed and others dwindling away? This question illustrates the challenge Prime Timers chapters have across the spectrum of our Worldwide organization. I am Jack Nimmo, a newly elected At-Large member of the Prime Timers Worldwide Board. As Membership Chairman of San Antonio Prime Timers, I saw the need for a spark in my performance in San Antonio to strengthen our chapter and provide for the future. What tools can spark a difference?

Independent members are due a membership card and a roster when they join. A subscription to the Prime Timers newsletter is also part of membership dues.


I was relying on another person to print and mail membership cards and assemble a roster. The last three years this has not been done and I apologize.


The PTWW board voted to extend Independent Memberships to another year. If your membership ends in 2015, it now has been extended to end in 2016.


The annual renewal letter sent in December will ask only to verify your information. So please respond with any changes or stating all is correct.

Over the past two years, I had the privilege of serving as PTWW Board Member-At-Large and Chapter Liaison to the 11 incredibly diverse northeastern chapters: Washington D.C., Connecticut, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Rhode Island, Tidewater (Norfolk, VA), Charleston, Central Virginia (Richmond), New York, and the chapter that started it all, Boston.

All together these eleven Northeast Chapters have over 1,000 members and have grown about 5% between 2013 and 2014. While some of these chapters have seen truly impressive growth (29%+) during that time period, a few are facing a serious decline in membership (with steps hopefully being taken to help turn things around).