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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.

The biennial Worldwide Convention for Prime Timers will be held October 2 to 6 in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. A number of our Chapter members will be attending. Although this Convention is more than ten months off, we encourage you to register as soon as possible for the best rooms and registration rates. A special Early Bird "Full Conference Registration" rate of $175 is good until February 28. This registration includes all on-site scheduled activities - workshops and meetings, two cocktail hours, two dinners, entertainment, hospitality suite, shuttle buses and more. Daily registration rates and four optional excursions to local attractions are also available to attendees.

How do others see you? Are you approachable, friendly, and accepting of others? Some people tend to be gregarious with others and have no problem with meeting and including new people. However, for the majority of us, this doesn't come naturally and involves "work" on our part. One of the problems of being in a group is that we tend to define our "comfort zone" within the group then proceed to stay within those limits, but the unfortunate result of this behavior is the formation of "cliques". A clique is defined as a small, exclusive group of people. While cliques of themselves are not necessarily negative things, it is the "exclusive" part that can damage the larger social group particularly when that group has been designed to reach-out and include others.

MEETING POINTS #4
REFER OR COMMIT

continued from April issue

Did you know that if the assembly needs more information about the Main Motion or wants a study to determine if the proposal is advisable, it can refer the main motion to a committee? Referring can save valuable time and allow the assembly to obtain the information it needs to make an informed decision.

David Gunton, the outgoing President of Prime Timers Hamilton, took the opportunity to congratulates members on their success in 2012. “I want to take this time to say a big “thank you” to all of you for allowing me to be your President over the past year. 2012 was a year of tremendous growth for Prime Timers Hamilton. From the 18 men who joined to found our chapter on January 8th, we have grown to 47 members.