The January 2020 Tradewind Times is now online!

 

The January 2020 Tradewind Times is now on line!
(It says Oct2019TWT in the link, but it is the new one.)
You can always go to the PHIP website, https://www.phip.com/club and scroll down the left side then select Tradewind Times.
See what our new PHIP President Billy Brehm wrote.  The wrap up of MOTM 2019 is there, along with who won the Golden Coconut Award and Newsletter Contest.  Also, the new PHIP Scholarship raffle and MOTM 2020 contests and have started.
The standard PHIP Financials, Club Birthdays, Domino College and Regional events are there too!
Keep posting information on club events and charitable activities on the PHIP Leaders groups.io mail groups!
Please forward to your your clubs and club members.
Thanks,
Sally, Spenny
Tradewind Times Editor

Souper Bowl 2020

We invite you to join your Emerald Isle Parrot Head Phriends for another day of phun to support a great cause. Come out and watch the 2020 Super Bowl and cheer on the team of your choosing or just choose the best commercial. We will be hosting our SOUPER BOWL PARTY 2020 at the Emerald Club on Sunday, February 2nd from 6:00pm until the big game is done. Please plan to bring your favorite SOUP (soup, stew or chili), appetizers or dessert to share.  Matt will also have some yummy food on hand. There will be drink specials, SWAG and fun and games. Feel free to wear your favorite team jersey or fan attire, even if they didn’t make it to the big game. Non-perishable foods and cash donations will be collected on the day of the event to benefit a local families in need. Come out and Phlock with your Phriends!

President’s Notes January 2020

What better way to start off the New Year than to have an opportunity to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band live in concert! Open your mind and let the phantasy begin. Come hear the stories in his music about life, people, friends, society and relationships. It’s a special lifetime event. No where will you ever be as welcomed by complete strangers! Everyone is there to have a good time!

Jimmy is playing at Walnut Creek in Raleigh for his 26th concert in that venue on April 18, 2020. This tour is called the “Slack Tide Tour” and promises to bring lots of phun and surprises! If you’ve never been or if you’ve been to all 26, each concert evolves into a creature of its own and one you will never forget. As you know, Parrot Heads are a different culture and our festivities can’t be compared to any other. Phlocks roam the parking lots visiting others tailgating, 75% of the crowd looks like they’re tourists in Hawaii, Beach Balls fly over and on you during the entire time, T-shirts get blown into the audience as far as the lawn, and the band is truly amazing. This includes the entire band, not just Jimmy…so much talent! Whether you are young or “vintage” this is the time to go!

See me or Jessi Holland at the phlocking on Friday, February 7, at E-Club beginning at 7 p.m. for additional information or to purchase a bus ticket and we’ll “Party with a Purpose!” Jan H.

PHiP Scholarship is Now Open

 

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2020 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 2020. 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 Continue reading PHiP Scholarship is Now Open

PHLUFF UP THE PHLOCK 2020

The Phluffing was a phun time for visiting and working together as we planned 2020!  A big “Thank You” to our 2019 Board and Committee members for their countless hours of service and a warm “Welcome” to our newly elected 2020 Board and Committee members for their promise of a successful new year!  Here’s a special “Thank You” to all of our volunteers in all capacities for the time and effort you will give to make this year another great year to remember as we “Party with a Purpose!”

MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY BASH @ 34 NORTH BAR – SAVE THE DATE!!!

“PARTY WITH A PURPOSE” AT MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION OFFERED BY 34 NORTH BAR

34 North Bar, Cedar Point, has invited the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club to attend its Mardi Gras Celebration and fundraiser scheduled for Fat Tuesday, February 25, 2020 beginning at 6 pm. The event will include a food truck offering Cajun themed foods, a costume contest, favorite Mardi Gras drinks, shuttle service and much more.  Stay tuned for more information.

 

RESERVE YOUR BUFFETT CONCERT TICKETS NOW! DEADLINE JAN. 15

 

This offer is for EIPHC members only. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS: 1/15/2020
Under the menu section of our website “Reservations for 4/18 Buffett Concert”, you can now reserve inside tickets, lawn tickets and bus trip tickets for the upcoming Buffett concert in Raleigh on April 18, 2020, and be obligated to pay later. Our bus seats only 47 and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Jimmy doesn’t come every year so if you want to see what he’s all about, this is your chance! Did I mention that parking lot tailgating and shenanigans is as much phun as the concert?  See you there!  Jan H.

Jimmy’s coming to Walnut Creek April 18th

Time Sensitive information: If you have not heard already, Jimmy Buffett will be doing a concert in Walnut Creek (Raleigh) on April 18th (Saturday). As in the past, Parrot Head Club members can purchase inside tickets to sit with other Parrot Head Clubs. You of course have the option of purchasing tickets directly for lawn or inside seats (but we may be able to purchase lawn seats through the club in bulk but don’t have the price yet)….but if you want to guarantee yourself an inside seat, you can commit to tickets through our club. I am not positive but we usually have this opportunity before the tickets go on sale publically. It always is a very short turnaround to get our numbers into the National Club (Parrot Heads in Paradise PHIP) and we just got word so get your calendars out and see if it works for you.

Tickets purchased through Parrot Heads (national PHIP) will cost $150.25. Because these are earmarked seats, we must let the National folks know by January 17th, which means you must let us know by January 15th (Wednesday) how many tickets you wish to purchase. You can either sign up at the January PHlocking (oh yeah, that is tonight) or you can email me at stonesend@gmail.com, to get on the list, but be sure you want tickets as once we submit the list to national, you are responsible for paying for the tickets, once we know they have been reserved.

A few folks have asked about a bus and Jan did check, we have tentatively reserved a bus for 47 and the cost would be approximately $40 per person. One hitch, we need one person to be the coordinator and 2-3 Parrot Head volunteers to help put together the trip with bus, coordinate tickets, secure payment for tickets etc. We can only get tickets if we have a Ticket Coordinator and we need someone to work with the Ticket Coordinator to put in place the bus part of the event. Know everyone who went last time loved the bus, concert and fun. Not a big job to put together but we do need someone to spearhead the concert event. See you all tonight and look for the sign up sheet. We will try to answer questions but it will be a busy night with collection of annual dues so be patient.