The Swansboro Rotary Club is collecting donations to fill a 58 ft. tractor trailer for victims in Alabama of the Cat 2 Hurricane. The storm flooded neighborhoods, submerged homes, and left thousands without power. So many came from far away to help us out following Florence and this presents us with an opportunity to “give back.” The donations will be shipped on Friday to Baldwin County, near Gulf Shores of Alabama.
Jason Holland of Movement Mortgage AT 309 MANGROVE DRIVE (K&V SHOPPING CTR) has volunteered his office for collection of the donated goods beginning today September 21 through Thursday at 12 noon. All goods donated by EIPHC will be loaded and transferred to the Rotary Club Thursday afternoon. Please be sure you bring your items before noon on Thursday, September 23. Here is the list: Collections officials ask that water and clothes are NOT DONATED.
ITEMS THAT CAN BE DONATED AT MOVEMENT MORTAGE: Peanut butter and Jelly, toothpaste, contractor bags, ziploc bags, diapers, tarps, paper products, bug spray, button nails, dog food, cat food, disinfectant supplies, baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, D and C batteries, flashlights.
Come on Parrot Heads, let’s spread the love….
WHERE: CEDAR POINT MUSIC PAVILION (located on Old Hwy 58)
34 NORTH is presenting a fundraiser for E-Club/34 North Tap Room at the new outdoor drive inn concert featuring DJ ROUSE OF BB&B, THE MIGHTY SAINTS OF SOUL, AND JIM QUICK & THE COASTLINE BAND starting at 5 pm. Gates open at 4 pm. $15 per person or $50 for truck/carload of 6 (Cash Only). Moore’s BBQ trailer will be on site. We suggest that parrot heads show up and show off with decorated vehicles and tropical/parrot head clothing, etc. You get the picture. While it’s not a Buffett Concert, it may be the next best thing!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, SAT., SEPT. 19, 11AM, E-CLUB PARKING LOT!!! Our phriend, Jean Jensen, is back and he’s ready for our help picking up litter and whatever else shows up as trash on our stretch of Hwy 58. So let’s get to work and do our best to make this a fast and easy project to beautify our community. Jean has the tools, bags and gloves but you may also bring your own if you prefer. Thanks phlock! Let’s see how many bags we can gather!
Greetings! Here we are at the end of August and remain in a “holding pattern!” Since March, we have cancelled all in-person events, meetings and phlockings, except for our two beach cleanup events which had limited attendance. Although the DIVA Walk remains on the calendar in October, it depends on the state of the Pandemic at that time as to how it will be held and if it can be held. Same thing goes for the Santa Crawl in December. Our float plans are scratched and that about sums it up to date.
Question: Is there something brighter on the horizon?
Answer: We’re working on it! The Board is meeting in September. We’ll be searching ways that our members can come together to support our local charities, business owners and musicians, while continuing to put health and safety first. As you know, social distancing is not an easy thing for Parrot Heads! Our plans will be based on existing safety guidelines, members’ comfort levels and choices while still maintaining club activity. News and events will continue to be announced in your Newsletter and posted on social media and email. Please bear with us phriends while we continue to wait out this storm. We will “Party with a Purpose” again! Phins up! Jan H
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.
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!
Good Morning Parrotheads! Check out this months PHlockers magazine featuring Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics!
Enjoy the read!!!
President, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
President,Chicago Parrothead Club