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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.

Way back when (around 2006), I heard from a man (H.B.) in the Columbia, S.C. area who expressed an interest in Prime Timers. Two years later, I heard from another fellow in the same area. I sent out a "chapter startup kit", but he claimed that the area was too "red neckie" and couldn't get anything started. Subsequently, he moved and now resides in Florida.

Help Is On The Way

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Need help in saving a chapter, or revitalizing one that is showing signs of decay and near death? Well, we may just have some ideas for you. Prime Timers Worldwide has just created a brochure that addresses that very problem. Just ask your chapter president or look on the PTWW website under the Membership menu for the document named "Revitalizing and Reinventing an Existing PTWW Chapter". This is an adaption of a similar document created for the Society of Sigma XI (an international scientific research society) which has hundreds of chapters. We have adapted their experience to our own structure and we hope it will assist you in refreshing your chapter or restarting one.

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.

There's a church near my home that in the spring of 2014 unfurled a rainbow flag on the building. There's also a sign posted nearby that says "God is still speaking".


As I drove by one day, I spotted on the front lawn two quite noticeable rainbow flags. Not long after, I spied an article in the local newspaper, announcing that the First Congregational Church of Bloomfield had become "Open and Affirming".

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survey   What do you enjoy most about Prime Timers?
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Total votes: 47
The voting for this poll has ended on: Jul 22 2015 - 17:31