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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.

With any organization, there are good times and not so good times. Member participation is the life blood for all of us! When you live in a small, rural state like West Virginia, there are challenges that our clubs in larger, more urban situations do not necessarily encounter. We have to deal with members who may drive 30 miles or more to get to a function. Weather becomes much more of a concern when you have to consider not everyone has a four-lane highway available. Then there are the challenges every PT chapter has: how to schedule activities that will draw in members, how to maintain our relevancy, how to meet the needs of our 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.

John Rachau, President of Prime Timers of Phoenix and Bill Holderby, Board Member at Large delivered the chapter's donation of canned goods and a check for $100 from Woody's Legacy Funds on Saturday, July 8, 2017, to the Joshua Tree Feeding Program. Joseph Gaxiola, Chairman, accepted the generous donation and gave John and Bill a tour of the facility while explaining how the program works.

By Dewi Wilson, from the March 2013 Aptitudes, the newsletter of the Atlanta Prime Timers


This month, something a little different. Ken Anderson, the Prime Timer whose novel Sea Change has recently appeared, graciously agreed to answer a few questions I asked him about the book and related subjects. I hope you enjoy the Q&A.