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Who Are Independent Members?


Independent Members are Prime Timers who do not live near an existing chapter and are offered many of the same benefits enjoyed by Chapter Members.  The nucleus of future chapters can be our Independent Members, as we encourage our Independent members to consider starting a new chapter when a nucleus is found in a geographic area.

Independent membership benefits include:


1.   You may visit any chapter of Prime Timers and participate in their activities. 


2.  Prime Times newsletter is distributed every other month electronically to inform you of Independent news, major chapter events, and activities sponsored or co-sponsored by Prime Timers.


3.  Opportunities to network and socialize with other Prime Timers include regional/weekend  gatherings.  Regional host cities in the past include Chicago IL, Denver CO, Myrtle Beach SC, Las Vegas NV, and Oklahoma City OK.


4. The Prime Timers Worldwide Convention is held every two years to discuss business, attend workshops, and to socialize with friends as well as make new ones.  In order, our past conventions were held in Chicago IL, Columbus OH, Dallas TX; Houston TX, Las Vegas NV, Orlando FL, Palm Springs CA;  Reno NV, Toronto ON, and Washington, DC. 


       The 2019 Worldwide Convention will be in San Antonio TX and non-members may register to attend.


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How to start a chapter

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We are truly excited about your interest in starting a Prime Timers Worldwide Chapter. When you do it, you will be embarking on what is sure to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. You will find the enthusiasm with which the project is met, and the good that the organization brings to its members to be a real incentive to make the organization work. Every sincere attempt to start a chapter has had unqualified success; there are many guys waiting for this opportunity.

To assist you along the way, we have prepared an information packet that includes general instructions to help in the initial stages of the organization. Contact our Vice-President of ChaptersPresident, or Director Emeritus and they will send you the packet and help you get started. After the second meeting (and the election of a temporary governing board), things will fall into place, and keeping the club moving forward will be easy.

Also included is a set of general guidelines to provide those constants we think necessary if the name "Prime Timers" is to mean the same thing wherever it is mentioned. We have included a list of steps in starting a chapter; just remember that these are not all done at once. We keep operating procedures loose so each chapter can operate in a way that is best for its members and community.

The Worldwide recognition of Prime Timers means that members now have "connections" when they travel. Members are welcome to attend events of all other chapters, and this networking opportunity is being widely used.

Through Worldwide, you have free exchange of ideas between chapters. We share our monthly newsletters with other chapters. These provide a rich source of ideas for programs and activities. We share forms and write-ups of any kind that may be used word for word, or can be altered to meet your specific needs.

If you decide to pursue the idea of starting a chapter, you will learn there are a lot of wonderful guys out there who are not into bars; and who, therefore, have become disconnected from gay society. They will find a whole new social life, thanks to Prime Timers. Also, you will vastly increase your own set of friends. It's great!

Please keep in touch and let us know how we can help. When you set your first meeting date, we will send you additional forms, newsletters, etc. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you.