As a member of the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club*, you are invited to attend EIPHC’s PHLUFF UP THE PHLOCK annual membership meeting at 4 pm on Sunday, January 23. If you are interested in joining us by virtual ZOOM, see below for Zoom Invite instructions.  If you decide to join us “IN PERSON,” the PHluffing will be held at the home of Lois Gray at 6717 Ocean Dr., Emerald Isle, NC, and pre-registration is unnecessary. There is plenty of meeting space and an elevator available. The focus of the meeting is to elect our 2022 Board members and Members at Large and to plan our events and monthly phlockings for the New Year!  This is your opportunity to serve on the Board, volunteer for a “Big Bird” position, be a committee member, suggest a new event or just VOICE your opinion! Our BYLAWS contain the description and qualification for each position and can be reviewed at on the MENU entitled “Membership.” Be advised that our meeting is casual and open-minded. New and fresh ideas are welcomed!

The positions are voted upon yearly as follows and will include the incumbent(s) if they wish to remain in office:



Vice President




Members at Large:

Activities Director(s)

Membership Director(s)

Technology Director

Communications Director

In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to review the Annual Report for year ending 2021, prepared by Betty Strader, Secretary, which includes all events, the hours of service by volunteers and all funds donated to charities throughout 2021. This report and membership dues are required by our national club, Parrot Heads in Paradise “PHIP” in January of each year, to be officially and nationally recognized as a club chapter member.

We are looking forward to seeing you.  Come ready to “PHluff up your PHeathers” by contributing to this NEW YEAR of 2022!

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January is the time to renew your annual dues. All 2022 dues must be paid by
March 1. It doesn’t matter what month you joined because our dues are only
$10.00 per person and we do not pro-rate them.  There are three ways to pay your
Method 1 – Use our website to renew, Use the Click
here to Join or Renew picture (or click this link!) and follow the directions. You do
not fill out a form to renew. There is a 61 cent fee that you need to add to your
$10.00 for each membership being renewed. This is the fee to PayPal. Also, you
do not need to have a PayPal account. Any credit card can be used.
Method 2- Renew your membership through the mail. Send check to
Emerald Isle Parrot Heads
PO Box 4293
Emerald Isle, NC 28594-4293
Method 3- Pay your dues at the February 4 th Phlocking. January Phlocking is
Please remember that if dues are paid later than February 28, you will have to
rejoin the club and fill out the form again. Our data base is updated in March 1 to
reflect current paid memberships. Our club dues are lower than any other club.
After paying a small amount of each membership to the National Parrot Head
Club, we use the rest to run projects to help the community.

President’s Notes December 2021

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! The 2021 Island Santa Bar Crawl was a stunning success! We will be presenting a check to Make a Wish, Eastern North Carolina, for $30,350! As President, I am humbled by the generosity of all who participated in this weekend celebration! The weather was beautiful, and your support was enormous. I am so thankful for the opportunity to see you all every year. Please keep coming! I would like to take a moment of your time and share with you the volunteers who made this happen!

Big Birds, Moh Traini and Jimi Crampton, for their endless hours of dedication and service to this project. Moh claims that she is only a gopher, but we all know that is not true. She is vital to “getting the job done!”

Matt Morel, owner of the Emerald Club, and Paul Musco, owner of 34 North Bar of Cedar Point, for their time and money invested and the great service provided by their staff. These two venues were critical to the success of the weekend!

Will & Tony Show for donating their talents in providing free rocking tunes throughout the 34 North event

Kathy Ruge for sharing her “Birthday Celebration Wishes” donations.

Georgia Ricks for the “Wish Your Way Fundraising” at her Annual Christmas Bash.

Each of the Bloody Mary Makers and their contributing supporters. We learned a new way to “Party with a Purpose.”

Jason Holland, our talented and fearless auctioneer, and all who assisted him.

Donors of door prizes and priceless items to the crawl raffle and live auction, including the Swag of Adams Distributors.

Joel Dunn and Carl Rauchenburg for the technology involved in making online registration possible.

James Hicks, my dear husband for his moral support from beginning to end, with at least 10 trips to the storage room, hauling me and my STUFF back and forth.

Maggie Rauschenberg and all of those who helped her with the registration of over 350 participants.

Rita Babich and our raffle teams.

Carol Lauback for detailed financial tracking and Cris Lauback for his excellent photographing of the weekend events.

Our fabulous 7 stops, Surf’s Up, Trading Post, Beach Bums, Shark’s Den, Island Time Tavern, The Growler and Gaffer’s, for allowing us to be crazy while we partied, and for their caring and patient staff.

So many “behind the scenes” volunteers for copying, cutting, running errands, putting up and taking down signs, assisting at the “big ticket raffle” and the “live auction,” distributing literature, and more!

The EIPHC Board is grateful to each of these volunteers who collectively contributed over 100 hours of service to the weekend events and for MAW. It is comforting to know that children and their families will see their wishes come true as a result of our efforts. Job well done everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Phins Up Ya’ll! Jan H, President

ISBC 2021 Grand Totals Top $30,000

The Island Santa Bar Crawl 2021 was held the first weekend in December. This event is held annually and benefits Make a Wish of Eastern NC. This year’s event included a Christmas Pajama Party at the EIPHC monthly Phlocking on Friday, the Island Santa Bar Crawl on Saturday, and a Bloody Mary Contest and Auction on Sunday. There were also several private parties held by local individuals to fundraise for this great cause during Crawl Week. This year’s event raised $30,350.00 for Make a Wish. This donation will help grant wishes for critically ill children in our area of the state. The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club is extremely proud to be a part of this annual fundraising effort
Big Birds, Moh Traini and Jimi Crampton along with EIPHC President Jan Hicks would like to thank everyone who made this event such a BIG success. The ISBC 2021 stops included: Surf’s Up, Trading Post, Beach Bums, Shark’s Den, Island Time Tavern, The Growler and Gaffer’s. The E-Club, our home “nest” was a huge support as always. This year, we added an additional event on Sunday at 34 North in Cedar Point, and we hope this will become an ongoing part of the Crawl Weekend. There were approximately 350 participants at this year’s event on Saturday and a PHun time was had by all!! THANK YOU to everyone who participated, donated and otherwise supported Island Santa Bar Crawl 2021. We’ll see you the first weekend of December 2022 when we do it all over again!!