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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.

Father's Day Pride

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June happens to be when both Father's Day and LGBTQ Month occur. For many people, these events are treated somewhat separately. Many gay men are either single or if they are in a committed relationship, do not have children (sorry, pets owners don't count here!). And many gay fathers are not into the "gay scene" and so may miss out on some of the activities offered during Pride Month.

In early December, each chapter received an e-mail with the subject "Dues Letter." It is the annual reminder that dues are payable to the PTWW Treasurer by January 31st and the Chapter Information Sheet should be returned to the PTWW Secretary.

The message is sent to the chapter president and the chapter liaison e-mail addresses as shown on the PTWW database. Each chapter should be aware of this request and respond.

by Garrett Henry, Vice President, RGV Prime Timers

As we all look forward to celebrating Pride month this June, we in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas had one more battle to fight before we could pause to celebrate all the gains we’ve made over the past year for gay rights and equality.

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of friend and fellow Prime Timer, Walker Meade. Walker passed away peacefully in early February after a short illness.

He joined Prime Timers Sarasota in November of 2004. He jumped right in, attending most of our activities. He joined the board and served many years as our group's secretary, doing a great job. Many of us will also remember him for the great conversationalist he was. He was tall with a booming voice and held a commanding physical presence!