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image001Today, on the eve of the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion for gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA, (Defense of Marriage Act) allowing for married, same sex couples in 12 states to enjoy the same federal benefits of marriage as their heterosexual counterparts. And, it declared unconstitutional California’s Proposition 8 which made marriage illegal after it had been passed by the legislature of that state.


Annual Meeting & Picnic
Sunday, June 23, 2013

1pm – 4 PM
Glencarlyn Park


image006 image004We had a record number of guys and guests attend the event (37), because of morning thunderstorms, we moved the start of the picnic to 1pm and then the sun came out for a lovely day. Besides lots of chat and great food, we elected the next Board of Directors and Bill handed out a written finance report for the year. The guy who won the “came the longest distance to the party” was a guest named Wayne who arrived from Afghanistan!

Thanks as always to Allan Armus for the shopping, schlepping and cooking, and to his assistant, Ric Woods. Gerry Kelly won the 50/50 raffle and donated it back to the club.

The new 2013-2014 Board of Directors:  Ken South-President, Bill Latham-Treasurer, Allan Armus, Alan Dinsmore, David Thorne, Jack Howard, Chuck Almquist, and Dwight Carter. Our thanks for their service from Don Chaney and George Erbeck who retired from the board.



Capitol Pride 2013 http://www.capitalpride.org

Once again we hosted a booth at the annual fabulous event of the festival for Gay Pride. Thanks to Bill for organizing and all the guys who stopped by to lend a hand and talk to potential members. We had numerous good conversations with guys and lots of membership pamphlets left the table…let’s hope some of them translate into new members! Still puzzled by many older guys saying “they weren’t ready yet’ to join…what in the world does that mean?


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And again this year SAGE DC, and we, are co-sponsoring a Roof Top Pool Party on Sunday, July 7th

The 7th day of the week, of the 7th day, of the 7th month

at the Residences at Thomas Circle, from 4-7pm….more details to come…


image017Prime Timers Weekend Away
Rehoboth Beach, DE

September 27th – 30th
image008(3 nights, Fri/Sat/Sun)
Arrive Friday afternoon, leave on Monday

Atlantic Sands Hotel
Make your reservations ASAP and tell them you are from Prime Timers to get the special rate: You can cancel anytime up until September 20th for a full refund of your deposit!!!  (We have invited Baltimore Prime Timers to join us!)

              ($85.00 per night, per guy, double room)