Guys in our PRIME having a great TIME.
- in beautiful PALM SPRINGS!
Mirage Lane Dentistry, Maria Caroline Yu Aguilar, D.D.S., (760) 341-4515 Independent Financial Group, Jack Ellison, (760) 320-9565 Massagebijim, Donald Kennedy, (760) 844-4358


Edward Jones, Scott Jones, (760) 620-5688

John L. Mohr Attorney at Law, John L. Mohr, (760) 285-3462

Mugge & Man Associates, Joel Mugge, (760) 422-3085

Donald Bush Handyman Service, Don Bush, (760) 770-5250

Ron Williams Palm Springs Photographer, Ron Williams, (415) 336-8642

Tarbell Realtors, Victor Minetti, (760) 346-7405

Timothy S. Wood, Agent, Timothy S. Wood, (760) 770-0700

Heritage Legal, Christopher Hanson, (760) 325-2020

Casswood Insurance Agency Ltd, Glenn Christodora, (760) 322-4466

Independent Financial Group, Jack Ellison, (760) 320-9565

Stylish Retirement Living, PTOD, (720) 326-2022

Massagebijim, Donald Kennedy, (760) 844-4358

Prime Timers of the Desert
PO Box 4508, Palm Springs, CA 92263
Telephone (760) 424-8014
Email: [email protected]

Leave a message on the answering machine if your call is not picked up. Use the mailing address or E-mail for all correspondence.


Brad Day

Vice President
Ken Ayers

Secretary/Director of Lunches
Stephen Lundgren

Rod Pearson

Director Mixers
Rod Rasch-Claussen

JR Rausch

Director Hospitality/Volunteers
Doug Johnson

Director of Dinners
John Wiinikainen

Director Advertising/
Special Discounts

David Elert

Director Special Events
Delon Gobeli

Member at Large
Mike Termini

Click on "Planned Events" above.
Come to a couple of events, get to know us and then consider joining our organization!


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.

Past Presidents

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


Contact Us Home

Professional Home Cleaning, Regie Dake, (760) 835-5411

Bloom in the Desert Ministries, Kevin Johnson, (760) 327-3802

State Farm, Tom Gleeson, (760) 322-3100

Héctor Martínez Realtor, Héctor Martínez, (760) 861-6439

Compass Rose Financial Planning, Bob Machado, (760) 322-5200

A CRUISE 4 U, Louie Horvath, (760) 3256966

Bear Wear, Bear Wear, (760) 323-8940

Rancho Las Palmas Dental Care, Robert Karl Jr., DDS, MPH, (760) 568-2797

Foam Roofing Experts of the Desert, Raymond Carano, (760) 333-3556

Mirage Lane Dentistry, Maria Caroline Yu Aguilar, D.D.S., (760) 341-4515

Albert S. Johnson, CPA, Albert Johnson, (760) 469-4750

Tarbell Realtors, Rigoberto Lomeli, (760) 625-7045

Stonewall Gardens Assisted Living, Chad Boeddeker, (760) 548-0970

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