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Tom Hammond

Tom Hammond

Hamilton, Ontario

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The chapter has wrapped up fall activities. The chapter celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner Prime Timer Style in October. A Halloween party was held. Prior to Remembrance Day, the club took a trip to the Canadian Warplane Museum. A remembrance day parade and service was held in Hamilton. The club took their last hike of the season. There was an out-of-town November trip to the quaint village of St Jacobs, Ontario. Another trip was to Niagara Falls for the closing day of the "Cascade of Fire" fireworks competition. The Annual Holiday Party is coming in early December.

Nanaimo, British Columbia

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The chapter is planning their December Holiday party. They have also adopted a new constitution. The Directors are asking members for event suggestions. The election of Directors is scheduled for early December.

Vancouver, Canada

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In Chairman Tony's column written in September, he muses about his career as a teacher remembering the excitement of school starting in September. Long vacations were mentioned too. Member Greg writes about the cost of living in Vancouver. He wonders if moving out to the suburbs can affect older gay people in that they could lose the sense of living in a gay community. The chapter had a successful Labour Day outing with a Harbour cruise. They passed cruise ships and saw Silver Falls, among several sights of interest. The chapter's Book Club has its selections out for January and February of 2019. Authors David Sedaris and Armistead Maupin's books were selected.

The club had a recent breakfast at the Bad Waitress Coffee Shop. Breakfast is paid for when you order. Coffee refills are self-serviced. The chapter also held a Thanksgiving breakfast the morning of Thanksgiving day. The chapter's book group read Ricardo Brown's memoir about his 1945 military discharge and socializing at a downtown St Paul bar. It catered to blue collar workers during days and working class gay men and lesbians in the evenings.

Dayton, Ohio

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Dayton chapter President Ron wrote to the membership that the chapter is growing. He reminded members to welcome new members. He mentioned helping fellow Prime Timers when they are not showing up for events. Ron is interested in members discussing some of the chapter's history that newer members are not aware of. He thanked chapter volunteers and reminded members that suggestions are welcome.

Des Moines, Iowa

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The Des Moines chapter decided that due to heavy member commitments, the winter holiday party would be held in January instead of December. Holding a progressive dinner was discussed as an event. Different courses of the meal would be served at different locations. President Jim discusses a Caribbean cruise out of Miami. The newsletter is loaded with pictures, thanks to photographer Gary.

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Tri-State President Ted held the October monthly meeting in the barn on his property. Ted shares that he grew up in rural northern Indiana. On his Ohio property, he has had horses and chickens and much lawn to mow. His farm is located in an area that was the basis of a 1901 novel about the area. Ted has become friends with a grandson of the farmer who worked the land over a hundred years ago. The meeting also served as a pot- luck. A hike was also offered to members. Ted noted the trail is uphill starting out, which means it's downhill coming back.

Wichita, Kansas

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President Steve took a minute to thank all members for making Wichita Prime Timers the friendliest group in Wichita. He has heard compliments on the members congeniality, especially the new members. In addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas pot lucks, club members will prepare a meal to serve to others during the holiday season. Some members were interested in seeing the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. The cost is under $6 and includes popcorn. They are also looking forward to seeing the film, Boy Erased.

Columbus, Ohio

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The chapter had a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Members brought side dishes. The annual Christmas party will be in mid-December. President John reminds members if someone is unable to afford the cost of the Christmas party, the Board will accommodate them and keep the information private.

Tampa Bay, Florida

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The November newsletter started out with the words THANKS-LIVING. Several members shared their memories and comments about the Thanksgiving Season. Here are some of the titles which give a hint to the content: Brad - An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving; Wally – Fish and Pie; Chuck – A Year of Thanksgiving; Steve – An Unseen Hand; Wil – Friends, Family and Cornbread Chicken Dressing; Charles – The Person I Wish I Could Thank. The Chapter newsletter has a similar feature in the December issue with the theme of members' memories and comments of the Winter Holiday Season.

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