Who are the Palm Beaches Prime Timers?
We endeavor to enrich our social lives by making contact with new people, enjoying our warm tropical climate outdoors, have group dinners, bowl, bike, fish, go to the theater, or enjoy a pot luck get together at one of our homes.
Who are Prime Timers?
Prime Timers World Wide is for mature gay and bisexual men. We have members mainly in their 40's to 60's. Our members are men who choose to have their social lives enriched by engaging in the many diverse activities with other gay and bisexual men. No single definition can describe Prime Timers, as they come from all walks of life. Prime Timers involve themselves in their community with volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, entertainment, and every other facet of life. Prime Timers are gay and bisexual single men, couples, fathers, grandfathers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, and living-life-to-the-fullest retirees. Some are workers, volunteers, or care givers. Some are always on the go while some enjoy the quiet company of others at home. We guarantee you will find someone with your same interests. One thing is true of the Palm Beaches Prime Timers, they enjoy the opportunities that friendships bring with other Prime Timers across the U.S. and around the world. Prime Timers World Wide offer a couple of cruises every year to a great variety of places.
Prime Timers was founded in 1987 by a retired professor, Woody Baldwin. Woody felt that a wide gap existed in today's society, which caters almost exclusively to youth. This worship of eternal youth is never more flagrant than in the gay culture. Woody began the Boston Chapter by placing ads in local newspapers and soliciting his many friends. He expected only a small handful of men to attend the first meeting and was surprised when over 40 showed up. This indicated to Woody a need for social and cultural organizations to aid and support the mature gay and bisexual man. Now this organization has grown to over eighty chapters worldwide, located throughout United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Travel opportunities for members are vast. Individual chapters welcome the chance to meet visitors from other chapters. Letters asking for local information and recommendations will be well received and promptly answered. Chapters enjoy showing off their communities and having visitors come away with a feeling of kinship and brotherhood with their newfound friends. The Prime Timers Worldwide Convention is held to discuss business and attend workshops geared toward Prime Timers. Our Conventions have been in Vancouver BC, Dallas TX, and Washington D.C., and more. And each year during Mardi Gras in New Orleans hundreds of Prime Timers gather to celebrate life, freedom and each other. We now reserve an entire hotel just for Prime Timers. Keep an eye on our on-line PTWW Events page, since much more is being planned for our worldwide members, chapters, and affiliates.
Our organization is emerging as a leading force in the gay and bisexual communities, and while we are not an activist political or religious organization (we are a Not-For-Profit 501(c)7), we are concerned with society as it effects the gay and bisexual population. As our organization grows, we will be leading the pack in seeking answers to the needs and problems of mature gay and bisexual men. It is hoped that soon a Prime Timers Chapter will be in every major metropolitan area in the world.
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