Confusion about times for the Coast is Clear Party

September 15th – Sunday Coast is Clear Under the Pier Party – beginning at noon, on the beach to the left of the Pier as you face the water. Michael Moyer will be the big bird again and is lining up all his help (weenie wrappers, set up and take down teams and raffle team etc.) . For those who don’t know, it is the first weekend of beach driving so it easy to get to or hitch a ride or walk from the Pier. Hotdogs will be available, just throw some money in the donation jar. We also ask everyone to bring a little something to share. There will be raffles, prizes, games and more. If you can contribute or secure any items for the raffle, please let Michael  know. This is the time of the year when we “take back our beach” as the Coast is Clear. We love our tourists but it is always nice to have the beach almost to ourselves. Please remember to be careful about driving on the beach as it will still be turtle hatching season. The charities for this event are the Island Cat Allies and the Carteret County Humane Society Shelter and they are always so grateful for the money we raise! See you there!

UPDATE ON HURRICANE NEEDS

9/10/19 – First of all, thanks to all of you who have donated items, money and volunteer time in support of our efforts to help the victims of our recent storm. As always, we can count on you to jump in with both feet running.
As you know, there are ever-changing conditions and needs on Ocracoke. The Market at Cedar Point has asked that you view their Facebook page for updated lists of items needed. Do not bring clothes, water, etc., to the Drop Off Point as they are no longer being collected. Mary will post later today on their Facebook Page the new updated list which is in addition to their posted list yesterday. She indicated that she will keep everyone up to date as much as possible and to stay tuned. Please view these lists on the Facebook Page, The Market at Cedar Point. She will be open every day and if no one is there, she has instructed us to leave the items on the covered porch of The Market.

In addition, I have attached an excerpt from a newspaper article found from Ocracoke’s community newspaper “The Ocracoke Observer.”
Ocracoke post-Dorian day four (Sept. 9, 2019) has specific needs post Hurricane Dorian.
We set up an email for this purpose and please respond as to your availability to supply any of these items. That email is ocracokedisasterrelief@gmail.com and please be patient. Someone will respond as soon as possible.
Please respond as to your availability to supply these items but do not purchase them until you’ve heard back from us with an OK. We will get back to you as to how to get them here.
Although the needs list is large, right now the following are specific critical Ocracoke needs:
Floor squeegees
Gatorade
Flashlights, including headlamps, and batteries of all sizes
Tupperware-type plastic containers
Totes—medium and large
Battery-powered fans
Commercial floor fans
Propane cookstoves
Extension cords
Carpet knives, nail pullers
Tyvek suits
Boot socks
Tarps
5-W-30 oil for generators—lots of it.
Mops, rakes, shovels, hammers
Chain saws
Generators
Dehumidifiers

Also, EIPHC Board has voted to contribute cash, from the amount of funds we now have on hand, and will be making a considerable contribution later to Ocracoke and the Bahamas. More news on that later! Stay safe everyone. Hope to see you soon and thank you again for all that you do and continue to do! Jan H. Pres.

YOUR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS UPDATE!

 

 

 

T-MINUS 18 DAYS UNTIL REGISTRATION FOR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS  CLOSES!!
Hello Parrot Heads! Happy Labor Day! This is a quick update that will be followed by others chocked full of information about PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! The pace is picking up, the clock is ticking, and YOU NEED TO REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15!!! Everything is very busy behind the scenes preparing for the event which is now ONLY WEEKS AWAY!!
MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS?
There are still things in the works right now to embellish the entertainment sets! By the time we get into September I will give you more details about things happening on the ground in Key West! For now I will tell you that once the music starts in the morning it will not stop even for a break until the stage closes just before midnight during the entire event!
BLOOD DRIVE NEWS
Get ready… a blood drive update is coming!! Jeff Hoffman is almost ready to start taking names and telling you all about the 2019 blood drive at the Casa Marina!
TOY DRIVE?
YES there will be a toy drive and notes are coming to tell you all about it.
RAFFLE GIFT BASKETS? More news is coming from Joe and Lorene Prorok to tell you about the gift basket plan for 2019!
LIVE AUCTION?
Yes the Lone Palm Foundation will be back onhand on Saturday morning at the Casa Marina to auction some very special Jimmy Buffett autographed and one of a kind items. All proceeds will benefit Parrot Heads in need from natural disasters. Parrot Heads Helping Parrot Heads! `
MINI MART?
YES it is SOLD OUT and PACKED with cool Parrot Head things! Don’t miss the party on Thursday morning. More news on that is coming.
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS AT THE CASA MARINA
$3 Land Sharks, $5 Margaritaville Tequila Gold Margaritas, and cheeseburgers off the grill on the beach for less than Five Guys? That is just the tip of the iceberg…. It is Key West and you are on a beach with palm trees and the ocean at a Historic Waldolf Astoria Hotel. Folks this is the place you need to be with all of your PHriends! YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE AN AMAZING TIME.
HALLOWEEN CONTEST?
YES we will have a contest on Thursday night on the MAIN STAGE WITH prizes!! Get your costume plan ready now! Fair warning! The competition was tough last year! From Radiomargaritaville…DJ’s Steve Huntington and JD Spradlin will be your hosts! See you there!
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
If you want to volunteer, we want you to contact Rick Fyffe directly and he can help put you in the place we need folks while meeting your schedule! Email Rick at rjfyffe1@ymail.com and put in your email title “PHIP MOTM VOLUNTEER HELP” and Rick will work with you to help make 2019 the best ever! Thank you to ALL of our volunteers! YOU make this event happen!
SAVE THE ONLINE SCHEDULE LINK TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE 
Remember the schedule can change even as we get to the event so be sure to keep the schedule link online updated by phone even as you attend the event!
More announcements are coming soon with other items!
YOU CANNOT SEE ALL THIS AWESOME MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED!
REMEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSES WHEN WE REACH 3,500 REGISTERED PARROT HEADS OR SEPTEMBER 15 WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS IS AN EXTREME BARGAIN AT $90 for the ENTIRE EVENT!  https://www.phip.com/meeting

 

That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road.

 

Andrew

 

Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation

President’s Notes August 2019

WHO ARE WE? Of course, we are fans of Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter, author and businessman. But, being a Parrot Head is so much more. It’s a state of mind! Age has nothing to do with it. We love the lifestyle, the party, the ocean, the sunshine, and a relaxed sense of freedom. It allows us to express our feelings and creativity, in whatever manner we choose, to escape from life’s rat race into our own little tropical paradise, if only for a little while.

WE ARE EVERYWHERE! You probably know a few of us and don’t even realize it. Parrot Heads are business owners, doctors, sales reps, lawyers, bankers, police officers, college students, bartenders, musicians, carpenters, grandparents, and maybe even your neighbor. We come from all walks of life! Through our common interests, we come together to support causes in every area of our surrounding communities.

AND, WE OFFER GREAT BENEFITS! The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club and all parrot head clubs are open to anyone with the tropical spirit and the desire to contribute positively to the betterment of their little corner of the world. Our events offer us opportunities to “Party with a Purpose” among old and new friends! Visit our website at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com to learn more and become a part of this PHUN group! See you soon! Jan Hicks

PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS UPDATE!

A QUICK CALENDAR UPDATE FOR PHiP’S 2019 MEETING OF THE MINDS!!
Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the latest update for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida. Don’t delay in registering for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds!  Why? You have until September 15th and then registration is CLOSED.
What will YOU miss if you don’t make it to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 in Key West? One thing is THE 6th CONSECUTIVE BEACHSIDE ALBUM HOUR. This one will feature a full end-to-end performance of Jimmy Buffett’s 2004 release“License to Chill.” 
Rather than tell you all about it here is a special video for you to check it out! Just click the Beachside Album Hour logo below to head over to You Tube and enjoy!
PARROT HEADS! WATCH THE CALENDAR! DEADLINES ARE COMING!
The deadline for mail-in registration for PHiP’s MOTM is AUGUST 31! That is less than 3 weeks from now! The deadline for online registration is SEPTEMBER 15 which is just over a month from now!
If you have a reservation at the Casa Marina and have to cancel don’t forget there is a 60 day cancellation policy which is just over two weeks away! If you have to cancel a reservation for the event inside of 60 days you will lose your initial one night deposit. I am reminding you of this deadline as it is a hotel reservation policyand our intent is to do what we can to communicate all the dates to everyone!
STANDBY! THERE IS MUCH MORE INFORMATION TO COME!! 
That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road.

President’s Notes July 2019

17th Anniversary, Alive and Well!

While some of you reading this article were young children when this club began in 2002, others of you were here getting it started! Imagine how different we and the surrounding areas would be without it…no charity events and fundraisers, no area cleanups, no phlockings, and no new parrot head friends! Need I say more? It’s easy to see the importance of keeping the Parrot Head Nation and EIPHC active and strong for generations to come.

We are way beyond just partying together!  We reap the benefits of having young and old (oldish) birds working together to form a strong force with common goals that benefit everyone! Like Jimmy, we love flip flops, the ocean, our walks in the sand, soaking up the sun and breathing the salty air.  We all realize life is good and meant to be appreciated.  We take responsibility for the welfare of the beautiful people and treasures surrounding us and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve them! Come join us this weekend at the E-Club for our Friday Phlocking on 8/2 at 7 pm and Anniversary Party on Sunday 8/4 at l pm and raise your glass as we continue to “pass the torch” and “party with a purpose!” Together let’s reminisce about the past as we look forward to the future! Jan Hicks

Meeting of the Minds IMPORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATE!

 

 

 

 

Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the latest update and a NEW announcement that has been in the works for months for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida.
First Coral Reefer Mac McAnally’s set is moving to Thursday night! The Key West Beach Party with Nashville’s James T Slater followed non-stop by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band is moving to Saturday night! Brendan Mayer’s set is being expanded to two hours to allow for more guests and music!
Now I want to tell you about the Peter Mayer Group’s special two-hour show on Friday night at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! This show concept has been in the works for months and is just getting better as we approach the event. Now it is time to tell you all about it!
FIRST Peter Mayer is inviting all of the Coral Reefer Band into his set for various parts on Friday night.
NEXT this concert is going to be recorded for a LIVE ALBUM from the stage in Key West at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds on Friday night. The details of how to purchase this recording and even more details will be coming as we get closer to the event.
FINALLY… Not only is Peter working on a special set of music there will be a FOUR-PIECE STRING SECTION COMING IN FROM MIAMI and performing on this set.
Those of you who are veterans of Peter’s shows know he sometimes uses string sections on his recordings. On this night in Key West you will get to see and hear that live and in person!
It will be a party with the Peter Mayer Group, Coral Reefers, and special original music withsome Beatle’s tracks rocking the stage. YOU need to be there!
Remember the schedule can change even as we get to the event so be sure to keep the schedule link online updated by phone even as you attend the event!  Bookmark this link:
More announcements are coming soon with other items!
YOU CANNOT SEE ALL THIS AWESOME MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED!
REMEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSES WHEN WE REACH 3,500 REGISTERED PARROT HEADS OR SEPTEMBER 15 WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS IS AN EXTREME BARGAIN AT $90 for the ENTIRE EVENT!   https://www.phip.com/meeting

That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road

Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

17th Club Anniversary, 2 Great Parties, 1 Awesome Weekend🎉

It’s our Club’s 17th Anniversary!!!… Come help us celebrate at Phlocking, Friday August 2nd and “No Boat Required” island party, August 4th.

Matt Morel and Emerald Club will be hosting EIPHC’s annual Luau. In true tradition, Matt will have a pig pickin’ and cold drink specials, as well as, Corona reps dishin’ swag! Party starts at 7:00 Friday, August 2nd at the Eclub.

Also, that Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 we will be having our Annual Island party at the Eclub! Celebrate 17 years of Party With a Purpose right back where it all began! Although a different venue, we’re not giving up the “Island” theme! Swim suits are welcomed. Pools, water games and more! Music, hamburgers and hotdogs are provided. You are invited to bring a side dish or snack, a lawn chair, a tent and guests. This day is for you!

LET’S CELEBRATE!🎉🎊🎆

***UPDATE…Taking reservations for the dunk tank😎$3 Pacifico’s landsharks. Coronas. Corona lights. Friday.$2 naturdays and other beer is $3. Sunday