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  • Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc. PO Box 100666, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33310 ftlprimegentlemen@gmail.com www.ftlprimegentlemen.org 2003 Page 1

    President's Message by Henry Penas

    A social club for mature men and those who enjoy their company

    Look at the top of this page. That's the new name of an organization with a rich tradition. And

    you are a de facto member. We decided to give up our old name to avoid unnecessary legal

    problems. Other than the name everything else remains the same. We continue to grow and

    prosper. We are up to over 550 members and continue to strive to add to our already large array

    of activities and events.

    If you want to maintain a personal relationship with PTWW should go to

    primetimersww.org and navigate the web page until you find independent chapters. For $15 you

    can become an independent member and partake in their events.

    By now we should have completed the name change with the state of Florida, our nonprofit

    registration with the IRS, our bank account, our web page and our email address. The web page

    and email address have been set up so that if you use your old bookmarks they will redirect you

    to the new one. Then all you will have to do is create new bookmarks.

    We've notified the Pride Center and other local organizations and businesses. Now all that's

    left to do is get used to the new name.

    Say "I am a Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen" five times out loud. Go ahead. Nobodys

    listening. Isn't it catchy and elegant? I think so.

    January 2018 Volume 15 Number 1

    Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc.

    http://primetimersww.org/

  • Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc. PO Box 100666, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33310 ftlprimegentlemen@gmail.com www.ftlprimegentlemen.org 2003 Page 2

    Mr. January by Ken South

    Mr. January was born in a small town in Nebraska on May 13, 1944. Little did he know that on that

    same day, Armistead Maupin, the gay author of Tales of The City, would also be born in Washington, DC. Mr. Js brother, Edward, would fol-

    low him a few years later. Their childhood was spent in a loving, but strict home environment.

    By 1954 the family moved to Denver, CO. where Mr. J enjoyed his involvement in Junior Achievement

    during high school. After high school he enrolled in an Airline Training School, planning on a career in the airline industry. In 1963 he moved to Los Angeles, CA

    to pursue that dream, but it did not come to be.

    After graduating from a night college in Fullerton,

    California, Mr. J started on a long and varied career working for large as well as modest size

    corporations. He enjoyed his mostly sales and management positions like at General Electric, where he was the recipient of several awards. His work life also included years at Budget Car Rental, Westinghouse and GTE

    (General Telephone and Electronics), which became Verizon. Over the years he was pleased to accept several awards for his work. He retired from his professional career in 2009.

    His varied professional responsibilities meant that he had the pleasure of living in

    various cities including, Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Little Rock, AR, and Houston and Dallas, TX.

    Mr. J describes his gay life beginning in Los Angeles where he went through the closet door like a bulldozer! Soon after making friends at his first job, he was

    introduced to many of LAs celebrities --ask Mr. J to name drop and you will be pleasantly surprised. His first gay encounter was with a guy in a LA bar. Things sped up from there. He reports that gay life was great, with lots of loves, however no

    lovers.

    He became active in the gay community by attending the Celebration of Friends events in Fort Lauderdale. In 1992 he became a leader in the Prime Timers, Dallas chapter, where he served as event coordinator, newsletter publisher and chapter

    president. In this capacity, he also became the vice president for independents on the Prime Timers World Wide Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013.

    Mr. J discovered Fort Lauderdale with his attendance of several Celebration of

    Friends events. In 2016 he decided to move to Florida where he purchased a home in

    Coconut Creek. He is a very gregarious type of guy and has numerous friends in the Ft.

    Lauderdale chapter. Can you guess who he is?

    (Answer on Page 5)

  • Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc. PO Box 100666, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33310 ftlprimegentlemen@gmail.com www.ftlprimegentlemen.org 2003 Page 3

    Prime Gentlemen Holiday Party

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    Prime Gentlemen go to the Gay Mens Chorus

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    Mr. January 2018

    Everett Rosner

    Changes to After-Mixer Dinners

    After long discussion and deliberation, it has been decided to REVISE or

    CHANGE the After Mixer Dinner locations. A lot of the members did not approve

    of some of the locations and some just did not like the diners that were chosen.

    So we have up-graded the restaurants, and hopefully we will have less

    discontent.

    On the First Monday of the month we will be going to Ale House located at

    2861 North Federal Hwy. On the Second Monday we will continue to go to

    Chucks Steak House located on Commercial Blvd. The third Monday will take us

    to Tee Jay Thai Sushi, located in Wilton Manors. The address is 2254 Wilton

    Drive. The Fourth Monday will take us to Ferdos Grill located at 4300 North Fed-

    eral Hwy. Ferdos serves hearty Middle Eastern dishes and is very popular. On

    the fifth Monday we will be going to the California Pizza Kitchen located at

    2301 North Federal Hwy.

    We will try these restaurants for a while and see what response we get. If

    you have any suggestions or comments please direct them to Doug Kent at

    305-495-2978.

  • Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc. PO Box 100666, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33310 ftlprimegentlemen@gmail.com www.ftlprimegentlemen.org 2003 Page 6

    Prime Gentlemen on Post-Thanksgiving Cruise

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  • Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc. PO Box 100666, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33310 ftlprimegentlemen@gmail.com www.ftlprimegentlemen.org 2003 Page 7

    Stan Paley 9/18/1940 - 11/21/17

    Fellow member Stan Paley passed away yesterday.

    He succumbed to pneumonia and pulmonary

    fibrosis. He is survived by Mike Golin, his husband

    and partner of 32 years .

    Due to Stans many health problems they have not

    been as active in Prime Timer life as they had been

    in the past.

    Mike and Stan joined our chapter in January of

    2006. Stan was Mr. Prime Timer in the September 2014 Surfer. Click here to read the article:

    http://www.ftlprimetimers.org/Hall%20of%20Fame/Stan%20Paley.pdf

    A Celebration of Life will be planned in the near future. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Vitas Health-

    care would be appreciated.

    Keep Mike in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

    Robert Rob Miller

    15/1945 11/11/2017

    Rob Miller passed away in his sleep overnight on November 11. He has been a member since October of 2013. He used to be one of our Wednesday bowlers and frequently attended our mixers. Rob hailed from Michigan and used to live in San Jose, California. He worked as a stagehand in a theater in San Jose. We have no information about a memorial service, but if we hear of one, we will send a second notice.

    He will be missed by those who called him a friend.

    Obituaries: January 2018

    http://www.ftlprimetimers.org/Hall%20of%20Fame/Stan%20Paley.pdf

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    Luncheons On Again We have a new volunteer for our regular Thursday Luncheons. Mr. Rick Lenzi will be coordinating the luncheon as soon as he returns to the U.S. Doug Kent has agreed to set up the first four luncheons for 2018. On Thursday January 18, we will be going to Shooters Waterfront. On February 22, we will be going to Seasons 52 at the Galleria Mall. On March 29 we will be going to the Caf Vico located on Federal Highway. Then on April 26, we will be going to our most popular luncheon at the Sea Watch located in Lauderdale By the Sea. As usual, in order to attend these luncheons just give Doug Kent a call or text at 305-495-2978 or e-mail him at dutchwood@att.net. Rick will set up the remaining luncheons for 2018, and he will give you details on how to notify him. Our luncheons are very popular, and we know that Rick will be doing an outstanding job when he returns.

    New Lunch Concept The Diner Our luncheons continue to be a very popular event on the Prime Timers Calendar. We ar