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Gary Payne

Gary Payne

Worldwide Prime Timers welcomes our newest chapter, Prime Timers of Knoxville, to our organization. Check-out their new website at www.primetimersww.com/knoxville. If you wish to contact them, the chapter's email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Postal mail can be sent to Prime Timers of Knoxville, P.O. Box 20903, Knoxville TN 37940.

I was honored to be invited to the San Antonio Prime Timers' 25th anniversary celebration. The party was held on October 7th at a local hall with over 100 people attending. It was a wonderful evening with plenty of food.

Yes, it is that time again. This October, we will have a new Board. The election will take place at the Worldwide Convention in Chicago this October (see page 4 for more information).

I would like to share a wonderful story with you. For the past few years, I have been working with the LGBT Center here in Las Vegas to have a Thanksgiving dinner for all LGBT seniors in the community. The Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but they made an exception this past year and opened it for this event.

Well, we had a very interesting year in 2016. I guess the major story was the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

After watching all the horrible accusations from both parties, it got me thinking about our organization. I thought about the dynamics of the chapter boards and the PTWW board. Each member on a board has different goals and different passions.

I want to share a few moments of your time to tell you what it is like being a Board Member. It does not matter if you are a Board Member of a chapter or on the Worldwide Board.

Being a Board Member (which is a volunteer job) takes many hours of my time. I ran for the VP of Chapters position on the Worldwide Board because I was asked. I had no real desire to be on the Board as I am president of the Las Vegas Board and that keeps me busy enough.

WOW! What a success the 2016 Western Regional Gathering was. We were concerned a little about having an event like that at the Stratosphere. Turns out that we had nothing to worry about. The Stratosphere was wonderful as they gave us great customer service and were always there or available. Some of the highlights were the food at the Meet & Greet, the Private Pool Party, the Comedy Show, and the Dinner Banquet.

Giving Back

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Las Vegas Prime Timers had its first fundraiser for the year. We had our annual yard sale to celebrate our LGBT's 3rd year homecoming. All proceeds went to the LGBT Center's senior programs.

Yes, that's right! Our gathering for 2016 is at the Stratosphere Tower on the famous Las Vegas Strip. We have room rates at $40 plus $14.99 resort fee for the first 100 rooms booked. After those are booked, prices may go up, so book your room early. This gathering will be very different than what we have had in the past. The convention rooms are all on upper floors with great views of all the valley. We have increased the number of seminars & workshops. We do have a private pool party with optional pizza and beer. We will be seeing a live show at the Stratosphere in place of our usual entertainment night.

Stratosphere Tower & Hotel, May 1–5, 2016

Yes, that's right! Our gathering for 2016 is at the Stratosphere Tower on the famous Las Vegas Strip. We have room rates at $40 plus $14.99 resort fee for the first 100 rooms booked. After those are booked, prices may go up, so book your room early. This gathering will be very different than what we have had in the past. The convention rooms are all on upper floors with great views of all the valley. We have increased the number of seminars & workshops. We do have a private pool party with optional pizza and beer. We will be seeing a live show at the Stratosphere in place of our usual entertainment night. Also, our dinner will be on the 104th floor overlooking the entire valley. Our hospitality suite will be open at various hours each day with a full open bar and snacks.

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survey   Which PTWW travel activities would you participate in?
Cruises - 29.2%
International travel - 24.6%
Domestic travel - 24.6%
Day/overnight trips to other cities - 21.5%

Total votes: 65
The voting for this poll has ended on: Jul 22 2015 - 16:14