With an abundance of interest groups geared towards its many LGBT populations, "Asheville May Be the Most LGBT-Friendly City in the U.S." (Livability Magazine), LGBT folks are well integrated into the fabric of Asheville. The abundance of specialized groups, including those for dancers, hikers, walkers, LGBT Elders, vegans, supper club participants, book readers, bar-friendly folks, card players, and movie enthusiasts is wonderful. But that also makes establishing a niche for the Asheville Prime Timers somewhat difficult. The overall population of our region is among the smallest in the constellation of Prime Timers chapters, so we are constantly challenged to provide unique educational and social opportunities for our membership.
Gene Autry would say San Antonio Prime Timers is the best social value in town. He calculated our scheduled annual events divided by our $26 annual dues, resulting in a seven cent cost per event and pitched that number in recruiting. He was an enthusiastic Prime Timers salesman.