President’s Notes July 2020

Uh oh! It’s July 31, 2020 and I am just now sending you a note from the Prez! Better to arrive late than not arrive! You and I are still waiting to fly from our nests and join the rest of our phlock! That day is coming and don’t give up! As Jimmy said in a recent interview:

“There will be an end to this, that we know,” he says. “I plan to be there and as I tell everybody, that show, whenever it is and wherever it is, that’s going to be one hell of a show. And then we’re just going to keep going.”

This is exactly the spirit needed to continue to do what we do best as a club. We can’t solve all our problems or agree on everything, but we can continue to be friendly, accepting and giving. It’s time to chill, take a breath and calm the high seas by enjoying those around us,  appreciating and recognizing magical moments, and looking for the “silver linings.” Our phlock is strong and filled with amazing people with kind souls who rock!

Although we postpone or cancel our events, I encourage you to keep looking forward and be ready when we’re able to finally get together!  Every day we are closer to when we can “party with a purpose” and until then… stay strong! Missing you, Jan H.

 

REMINDER, SUNDAY, JULY 19, PHLOCKING/BEACH CLEAN UP

7 P.M. ON THE BEACH TO THE LEFT OF THE PIER

Come make this phlocking spectacular!!  Along with the beach cleanup, other phun things are in the works, such as music, new member specials, T-shirts($15), etc.  Bring your own chair and gloves. Trash bags and trash pickup sticks will be available.  Together we can getter done!  Let’s keep our beautiful beach beautiful.

We encourage everyone to continue to make every effort to follow safety guidelines to keep us all healthy and happy as we move through this crazy time. Social distancing and being considerate of everyone’s space is important but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a great time anyway! Come only if you feel comfortable in this setting.  If not, we’ll catch ya later my pheathered phriend!

 

PHlockers Magazine for July 2020 is Here!!!!

 

Good Morning Parrotheads! Check out this months PHlockers magazine featuring Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics!

Enjoy the read!!!

 

Fins Up!

Billy Brehm

President, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
President,Chicago Parrothead Club

President’s Notes, June 2020

“Every Day is Once in a Lifetime!”

This new song written and performed by Mac McAnally, tenured member of Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, is a real winner! What a great way to look at life. We’re all experiencing a time in which we expect one thing, but often get something different. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate our current circumstances when it’s not at all what we envisioned. However, today only happens once in a lifetime, so why not make the best of it? We won’t have the opportunity ever again!

This thought comes to mind when our club events are carefully planned and only days later cancelled or postponed. We ask, when can we phlock? When can we play together? When can we work together? Although we don’t have the answers, these facts remain clear. We’re still here, we still have each other, and we’re still trying! Every day is a once in a lifetime experience and when we get that one day when the stars are aligned and it all goes as planned, it will be one “whale” of an experience. “Party with a Purpose” remains on our agenda! Hang in there!

Hope you all are doing well and looking after yourselves and others. Remember to Live every moment, Love beyond words, and Laugh every day until we meet again! Jan H., President

2020 PHiP Scholarship Winners Announced

Hello Parrot Heads:

It is the extreme honor of the 2020 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2020 scholarships. We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and efforts in reading each and every application. The applicants had to answer three questions as well as submit a blind essay (Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community.  Tell us how you plan to continue to apply your leadership skills at the school you are planning to attend).  We received many applications and these fine judges had some very tough decisions to make.

Full congratulations go out to all our applicants and the board wishes each and every one of you good luck with your continued education. It was a very close decision and each of the winners should be very proud of what they do.

The winners of the 2020 scholarships are:

Heather Erlemann, from Cary North Carolina (Parrot Heads Of North Carolina) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.

Laney Phillips from Orr’s Island Maine (PHC Of Maine) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.

Lauren DeFrance from Richmod, Texas (Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the third place award of $2000.

Again, congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all that applied as well as our judges who took many hours out of their days to help in making this very tough decision.

David Cohen, Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.

2012 – 2020 Scholarship Chair
2013 – 2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017- 2020 Mini Mart Chair

“Let’s Get Physical” Fundraiser/Challenge

Beginning June 1 and continuing through the entire month of June,  you are challenged to “Accept the EIPHC Let’s Get Physical Challenge and Donate to the Salvation Army of Carteret County.” Watch out for a Facebook challenge from our President for more information. Your job is to accept the challenge and post a picture or video on Facebook of your favorite physical activity during the pandemic (non-offensive). Search the Menu on www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com for an easy way to contribute to the Salvation Army of Carteret County to help them assist local families who have been harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a great way for us Parrot Heads to continue to “Party with a Purpose!”

JUNE 5 PHLOCKING A/K/A BEACH SWEEP!

Let’s practice what the Parrott Heads preach this month. We are going to Party with a Purpose on Friday June 5 at 7:00 pm! Let’s make Jimmy Buffet proud of us and our commitment to giving back to our community. Wear your favorite Parrott Head or shirt if you have one, so we are easily identifiable and meet us on the beach at the Bogue Inlet Pier for a Beach Sweep. The Parrott Heads are going to help clean up the beach while hanging out together. We will respect the Covid 19 Guidelines while we socialize because we’ll have plenty of room to spread out on the beach. Grab your mask, some gloves, a few friends, a chair or blanket and cooler of beer and let’s come together for the good of the community. We have missed everyone and hope you will join us at this unique Phlocking!

While we’re at it, stop by the E Club and purchase your beer for the beach from Matt. He’ll even give you free ice! We can show him some LOVE too! We also plan to debut the new 2020 Parrott Head T-shirts! Bring some extra cash, cause you’re going to love them!!