He was wearing WHAT?? July 7, 2017

Tourist Season is in full swing on the island and you know what that
means… Pier People and Tacky Tourist everywhere you look. Now it’s our
time to turn the tables and poke a little fun at the ones who keep our
little island going by bringing in the big bucks and entertaining the
locals! Look deep in your wardrobe for some fun stuff to participate in our
TACKY TOURIST THEMED JULY PHLOCKING! Yes, we know you have some of that
touristy stuff before you became an EI local or a weekender. Anything goes,
so bring out the dark socks and sandals, the zinc oxide, the belly bags and
all those “Wings” Emerald Isle Shirts. The Phlocking will be Friday, July 7th at the E-Club. We party from 7-9 pm and we even welcome those special summer visitors.
Our 50/50 raffle will benefit A Second Helping Mission. A Second Helping- Emerald Isle is a community supported project to collect leftover food from vacationers as they leave the island. They have two drop off centers in Emerald Isle on Saturday mornings. Beside Bert’s Surf Shop 8-11 am and Stir It Up Coffee Shop 7-9 am at Emerald Plantation. The group needs money to buy a banner to make them more visible and money to buy ice each week. You can even sign up to volunteer at the meeting. Check out the website for more information or to volunteer. www.asecondhelping-emeraldisle.com/ Break out the tacky fun stuff and join us!

Music treats for Parrot Heads

EmeraldFest Concert Series Kicks Off June 15
The 2017 EmeraldFest Concert Series kicks off on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access!
Free outdoor concerts will be held each Thursday evening throughout the summer!  Bring your blanket or chair, and come on out and enjoy some great music with us!
Free concerts are also offered in Swansboro each Sunday evening throughout the summer.  Check out the EmeraldFest and SwanFest lineups at http://www.seasideartscouncil.com/ .

 

 

Calling all Parrot Heads!! Phlash Phlocking!!

The EIPHC will be Phlash Phlocking at Salt Bar on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Let’s all come out and welcome new owner, Sean to the island family officially!! Sean was a great supporter of the Beach Bike Poker Run and this will be a fantastic way to show our gratitude. Thursday night is shaping up to be a fun filled event with live reggae music by TreeHouse, Patron and Bacardi reps on premise and DOGS welcome!! I’m sure Annie, Bennett, Bouy, Mahi, and Tierney will be checking out the theory that “dogs relax to reggae”. The music starts at 9:00 pm. So grab your best buddy (human or four legged) and head out to Salt Bar to show them how we “Party with a Purpose”. Hope to see everyone there.

June Phlocking – June 2, 2017

WOW! What a month the EIPHC had in May. The Beach Bike Poker Run was a huge success with our biggest crowd and the most money raised in the history of the event. The month has flown by, and I’ll use that as my excuse for this Phlocking information being so late. You know the Parrot Heads just keep right on “Partying with a Purpose” so get ready to join us on Friday, June 2nd at the E-Club for our monthly gathering. The PHUN will begin at 7:00 pm and continue until at least 9:00 pm.  If we’re lucky, our new t-shirts unveiling the updated club logo will be available. Don’t hold me to that….but a fellow PH told me that it just might happen. The E-Club will be providing drink specials, yummy food and a great outdoor patio with Cornhole and my favorite Giant Jenga!!

This month we will be raising money for BackPack Friends and providing food to kids in needs on the weekends or over holidays when they are not provided meals at school.   Be sure to bring your food or cash donations and remember the money raised in the 50/50 drawing will also support this GREAT cause.  The following is a list of items included in the bags for students – Each Backpack Contains: 2  vegetable bowls, 2 fruit bowls, 3  meat stews or canned meat, 1 packaged noodles, 2 healthy snacks, 2 breakfast items, 1 peanut butter, 1  jelly,  4  snack crackers, 1 roll toilet paper, and 4 individually wrapped spoons.

Come join us for a guaranteed good time!! Hope to see you there!!

 

 

BackPack

YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!

 

 

The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule
The MOTM schedule is out and up on the web. There is a ton of awesome entertainment waiting for you at the end of the road in November.  https://www.phip.com/meeting-schedule
2017 MEETING OF THE MINDS REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION FOR THE 26th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 is OPEN and going very well! Don’t get left out as we stop registration at 3,500 or September 15th whichever comes first!!
If you have ANY QUESTIONS about Meeting of the Minds registration questions are generally answered at this FAQ link: https://www.phip.com/meeting-faq
The Meeting of the Minds 2017 Basket Raffle by Joe and Lorene Prorok
Hello phellow parrotheads, many of you heard from us via email this past winter (seems like a year ago, doesn’t it?).  We had a great time at last year’s basket raffle and are looking forward to 2017 being bigger and better. There were many baskets telling stories and yes bragging about their area and club. It was like being in a parrot head garden and we loved it. The question that we are asked the most often is: “Where does the money go? “The money that was raised last year will be given away directly to charities selected by the PHIP board the next year. Besides the money raised from the raffle, PHiP will add to this total with proceeds from MOTM registration when possible to donate to local charities. The 501(c)3 organizations in the Key West area have benefited greatly from your basket donations and our team selling tickets. You will be getting more information from us down the road. PHINS UP!  Joe & Lorene Prorok  joeandlorenebaskets@gmail.com
The Zonta Club of Key West 2017 Walk Run by Susan Richardson
Calling All Parrot Heads!!! Put On Your Walking Shoes and Help Us Stomp Out Breast Cancer!!!We’re calling all Parrot Heads to come out and walk with us as “Team Parrot Head” 2017 to help raise money for a local Key West organization. The Zonta Club of Key West will be having their annual “ABC 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  The event raises money to cover mammograms, thin-prep pap tests, and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys, which has some of the highest incidence of breast cancer because so many workers living here have no healthcare coverage. The Zonta Club of Key West online registration link to participate in the 2017 ABC 5K Walk/Run is at: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/KeyWest/ZontaABC5K
When asked if you are a parrot head, put “yes” and the drop down box will have a place for you to type the name of your parrot head club. Remember to put the complete name of your parrot head club on the registration form. If you have questions please contact Susan Richardson at jsrclearwater@aol.com and put in subject line .. “Team “Parrot Head” Prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 parrot head clubs raising the most money and a prize to the individual parrot head raising the most money. If you are registered prior to MOTM for the Zonta walk/race ..stop by the Team “Parrot Head”… Zonta Registration Table on Thursday November 2, 2017(outside the mini-mart) and pick up your walk/race packet. You can also register here too, if not already registered. We will have our “Pink Wheel” again this year on Thursday at the Team “Parrot Head” table.  You can “Spin” for $1.00 to win one of the prizes on the wheel, and get a ticket to be placed in the drawing for our “Grand Prize”.  All proceeds benefit Team “Parrot Head” 2017. If you are unable to walk/run(or planning to walk/run) and would like to get involved by assisting with the “on the scene” activities at the walk or on Thursday at the Casa  …please contact Susan Richardson, Team “Parrot Head” Chair at: jsrclearwater@aol.com and put in the subject line .. Team Parrot Head.” Watch for updates on upcoming announcements of  “fun” things planned by your Team “Parrot Head” Committee and the Zonta Club Key West by visiting our facebook page link below. We are on Facebook …Like the Zonta page!! https://www.facebook.com/TeamParrotHeadMotm2012
Don’t Forget Your BUDGET Rent a Car Discount!
The booking code for your Parrot head discount is located here: https://www.phip.com/awards-discount-partners  Be sure to use the code to rent your car and get a discount all year!
There are a few of you that are holding rooms at the Casa Marina and not yet registered…Remember you must be registered for MOTM to stay at the Casa Marina!
The Casa Marina remains sold out but you can book at the REACH RESORT and move over to the Casa Marina if there are cancellations!
We are still sold out at the Casa Marina but we are collecting names for the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! If you want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below:

The 2017 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:

  1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2017.

REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA OR BE ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THE CASA.

  1. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but it is a booking discount. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!
  1. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at rjfyffe1@ymail.com
Put in the title of your email “MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Rick you are booked at the Reach and registered for MOTM.  Rick will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact him.
We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Rick Fyffe. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Rick vs. contacting the hotel.
Here is the special link to the REACH RESORT for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina but if you get moved over you WILL get the special Parrot Head Casa rate! Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group:
The Call in link is: ZZPAR9 The Reach reservations line is: 305-296-5000.
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida  “We’re Still Here'”

Continue reading YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!

Almost here! The 14th annual Beach Bike Poker Run, May 20th!

It’s almost time for the 14th Annual Emerald Isle Parrot Head Beach Bike Poker Run! Save the date, May 20th, 2017. Registration begins at 11:30 am at the Emerald Club, and registration cost is only $20. All proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund and its  children’s summer camp. The E-Club will provide music before and after the event, food and drink specials. If you want to know more about just what this is, just read here about past events!

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets on the day of the event. Awesome prizes to give away! This year’s event is gonna be huge! The biggest ever! And you don’t want to miss it!

 

Cinco de Mayo Phlocking – May 5, 2017

 

It’s a Parrot Head Fiesta on Friday, May 5th.  Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Emerald Club.   We will be raising money for The Alzheimer Association with a special auction and our 50/50 raffle.  We are excited to offer 2 bicycles and a very special reclaimed wood table created using wood from our very own Bogue Inlet Pier.  The items have been provided by members and  will be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to our May charity.  As you know, our Beach Bike Poker Run is right around the corner so this is a great opportunity to bid on a new ride for the special day!!  The picture below represents the style of the table that is being made and donated for this special event.  So, mark your calendars and plan to join us…..as always, there will be drink specials, free food and fun with friends!!

Auction Items:

       

 

Earth Day cleanup 2017: 1 if by land, 2 if by sea…

Well, not exactly the midnight ride of Paul Revere, but the EI Parrotheads cleaned up by land and by sea on Earth Day 2017. Over 3 dozen EI Parrotheads cleaned up  NC 58 and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The “land” contingent was lead by Jean Jensen, and they picked up 15 bags of trash and several election signs, starting on the EI side of the bridge and going over to the NC 58/NC 24 intersection:

The “sea” contingent was led by Val Johnson, who organized a flotilla of 5 boats. The boats were captained by Jason Holland, Steve Johnson, Gary Hardee, Todd Kuntz, and Joel Dunn. The flotilla met at marker #33 on the ICW and worked its way back toward the WRC channel from Archers’ Point. The flotilla picked up a pickup truck load of trash bags (thanks for the truck, Steve J.!), a tire, and an EZ-UP tent (at least what was left of it 😉 ):

It was a good deed and a great time! We then met on Pelican Island in Swansboro Harbor for hotdogs & fixin’s, organized by Val!