President’s Notes February 2021

We’re still here! It’s the end of February and the beginning of March which promises Spring and warmer weather! Lyrics from Jimmy tell us to  “Pick up the Pieces, Hit the Road Again. The World is What You Make it.” That’s exactly what EIPHC is going to do! I’m so excited about the events coming up! But first, if you haven’t registered for the “Phluff the Phlock” zoom meeting, STOP what you’re doing and do it now!  Registration is found on our website at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com in the menu.  You must register by March 1 to be a part of the planning on March 7 and to learn what great things are headed your way in 2021!

Please review carefully the events found in your March Newsletter and mark your calendars! Come join us for our first Phlocking of the year on Saturday, March 21 from 3 to 5 pm at the E-Club. Note that it is scheduled at a different date and time than our usual monthly phlockings, However, it guarantees a great time of phun phellowship with plenty of room to safely distance outside.  In addition, the phlocking serves as a food drive for Martha’s Mission  either by your attendance or drive-by.  Get out your prized baseball gear and I’ll see you at the “SWING INTO SPRING FOOD DRIVE.”  Can’t wait to “Party with a Purpose,” with YOU!!! Jan H., Pres.

Newly Appointed PHIP President

 

Happy Presidents Day Club Leaders,

We would like to thank all who voted in the PHiP Special Election for President.

112 clubs voted in this election.

The newly elected President of PHiP is Bill Brehm.

This is how the ballots were cast:

Bill Brehm                     69 votes

David Cohen                 43 votes

Many thanks to the candidates for running and everyone who voted.

The PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship Now Open

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest for 2021 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2021. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar four-year university or college of the student’s choice. The award will be paid to the winners school account, when a student account is established.

PHiP awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)

The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:
http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at www.phip.com. Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary
PHiPscholarship@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2021, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.

Good Luck to all applicants!

David Cohen,

Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.

2012 – 2021 Scholarship Chair

2013 – 2021 Scholarship Raffle Chair

2017- 2021 Mini Mart Chair

President’s Notes January 2021

It’s easy for us to get bogged down in the daily grind and lose our motivation in the things we really love to do. Don’t let that happen to you! Stay well informed by reading your Newsletter and visiting www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com often to keep up with what’s happening in the world of Parrot Heads.

A great way for you to know us better and become involved in upcoming events is to attend our annual “PHluff the PHlock” Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday March 7, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be virtual and held via ZOOM. The February Newsletter will contain additional information. Your suggestions and involvement in deciding the directions we take this year is of great importance to us.  Let your voice be heard! After all, you are the reason we’re still here!

Lastly, you are reminded to renew or pay your dues for 2021. Thank you if you already have done so. Each of you is a valued member of this Parrot Head PHamily.  Listen up, it will get better, and the time will come when you can hug again, spill your drink on your best buddy, step inside someone’s space, dance like a PHool, and work side by side! Raise your glasses high and let’s drink to the adventures that lie ahead in 2021!  We will “Party with a Purpose.” Jan H., President

Membership Dues are Rolling In

Membership Dues are Rolling In

Thank you to everyone who has paid their dues. There is still time to join us if you
have not. Make a difference in people’s lives through our projects in 2021.
There are two ways to pay your dues as a result of Covid 19. Please use you use
Method 1 or Method 2.
Method 1 – Use our website to renew, emeraldisleparrotheads.com. 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
We don’t want to eliminate your membership from our data base when it is
updated to reflect current paid memberships. Our club dues are lower than any
other club.
After paying a small only amount of each membership to the National Parrot Head
Club, we use the rest to run projects to help the community.
Hope to see everyone by summer. Until then stay healthy,

It’s almost time! MOTM 2021 Registration!

Even as we as a community and a country navigate our way through loss and tragedy amidst the most challenging time in our memories,  we look ahead to a day of renewal and rebirth and recovery when we Parrot Heads are Back on our Phins Again! And that day is coming soon. Registration for Meeting of the Minds 2021 – “Party at the End of the World”  – opens at 11:07 am Eastern Time on January 21, 2021.

No need to knock on wood. With registration starting at 11:07 on 1-21-21 for an event that begins November 3 and runs through 11-7-21, MOTM 21 is, numerologically speaking, the safest bet you’ll ever make! And with music programs added for Wednesday and Sunday of MOTM week, it’s a Key West Jackpot – five days of music and friends and partying with a purpose in paradise.

We will be rolling out more of the details of the entertainment program in the coming days, but you can bet your bottom dollar the lineup will include some staples – Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24, some exciting debuts – Opening Night with “Girls Just Wanna Have Rum!”, Steel City’s Corned Beef and Curry making their first MOTM trip,  and the addition of Kelly McGuire’s Lighthouse Songwriter Showcase – and some traditional charity cases – Jim Hoehn breaks his own record by appearing at MOTM for the 76th straight year, a remarkable career achievement for a man who knows just three chords on the guitar. And of course you won’t be able to tip a shot ski without spilling tequila on a Coral Reefer!

(Note: We are confident ww will soon be able to reveal the participation of John Frinzi, but the announcement has been delayed due to extensive negotiations and some minor litigation over the terms of his 16-page hair-and-makeup contract rider.)

Some changes to know about:
With just a slight uptick in the registration cost to lucky $97.77, MOTM is a remarkable bargain, especially with two additional days of music added to the program! But we’ve made a couple of changes to make sure our charity beneficiaries do not take a hit during these challenging times. With sponsors tightening their belts, especially those in the hard hit hospitality industry, we are counting on Parrot Heads to come through with support for these great causes, as we always do, because it’s what we do. We’ve made two adjustments to help make it happen.

Event tee shirts are an optional purchase. Event surveys demonstrate that some people are passionate about their event shirts while others report having entire guest houses filled with Parrot Head souvenir tees. By making the tees an optional additional purchase, we will be able to save tens of thousands for our charities without having to increase registration costs for folks who have closets full of coral and magenta tops.

VIP Registration. For $200 (per individual or couple in addition to registration cost), you can be an MOTM VIP/Sponsor. This earns you a program shoutout, a welcome gift and other goodies, but most importantly, for the FIRST FIFTY VIP REGISTRANTS only, the option to purchase a guaranteed premium beachfront room at the Casa Marina. If you are among the first fifty VIP registrants, you need not reserve your room at the Casa. We become your “Concierge,” and we will do it for you! (Please note this is not a guarantee of any particular room or suite.) Yes, it’s an extra expense for those who choose it, and yes, the best rooms are no longer first-come-first-serve, but at least you don’t have to repeatedly call the Casa’s reservations line like a teenager trying to win a radio station prize just to get your room!

Go to www.PHIP.com to register, beginning 11:07 am Thursday, 1-21-21.

You must register for MOTM to reserve a room at Casa Marina. Beginning at 11:07 am on 1-21-21, book a room at http://group.waldorfastoria.com/sdumf, or call 1-888-303-5717 with code ZZPHIP for the PHIP Discount.

Phins Up!

Bill Connolly

Rob Hill
MOTM21 Co-Chairs

PHiP Scholarship Now Open

 

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2021 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2021. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar four-year university or college of the student’s choice. The award will be paid to the winners school account, when a student account is established.

PHiP awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)

The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:
http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at www.phip.com. Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary
PHiPscholarship@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2021, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.

Good Luck to all applicants!

David Cohen,

Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.

2012 – 2021 Scholarship Chair

2013 – 2021 Scholarship Raffle Chair

2017- 2021 Mini Mart Chair