PO Box 4508,
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Telephone (760) 424-8014
Leave a message on the answering machine if your call is not picked up. Use the mailing address or E-mail for all correspondence.
Click on "Planned Events" above.
Come to a couple of events, get to know us and then consider joining our organization!
|PRIME TIMERS BRIEF HISTORY
The following history is the web posted version written in the early years of the current decade.
Prime Timers of the Desert was founded early in 1991 by a nucleus of seven men who realized, from
overcrowded private Christmas parties, in 1990 that gay males in the area simply had to have more
and continual opportunities to gather. They and a number of enthusiastic supporters offhandedly
decided to call their new group “Prime Timers,” initially unaware of a national gay
male organization already founded for the same purpose.
By late 1992, the structure of forming a Board of Directors and officer election process led to
their affiliation with the national organization, and unprecedented club growth.
Now the largest chapter of Prime Timers Worldwide, the Palm Springs club has nearly 800 members
and continues to provide venues with a “meet and make new friends” theme.
Organized lunches, dinners, mixers, trips, theatre outings and more have provided activity
options on a monthly basis for members. Prime Timers of the Desert is particularly
well known for its annual Beaux Arts Ball on New Year’s Eve, a black tie gala.
History has recorded significant contributions by each of the club Presidents listed below,
and the future remains bright for members who thrive on camaraderie and the perpetual chance
to meet new men in town!
Members can now read
the entire newsletter online, view photographs from our various events in color, see who's interested in
special interest activities, view birthday lists and post messages to members. In September of 2010 the web site was determined to need a major overhaul to remain current with internet standards. That process is currently in the works.
Leonard Lujan - 2016, 2017
David Doris - 2015
Jimmy Gene Walker - 2013, 2014
Wayne Patterson - 2010, 2011, 2012
Jimmy Gene Walker - 2009
Russell Schnepf - 2007, 2008
Nick Maston - 2005, 2006
Ken Keener - 2002, 2003, 2004
Wayne Patterson - 1999, 2000, 2001
Ralph Sheplow - 1997, 1998
Joe Hamel - 1996
Bill Worrall - 1995