On JUNE 13, 2020, the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads and PHriends will be on the road again to Kinston, NC! First stop is Mother Earth Brewery for great beer and cool company, second is Grainger Stadium for a private party with Wood Ducks baseball, food, drinks and the return of RICK LAMB AND THE PHINN-ADDICTS BAND. Ya’ll don’t want to miss this so mark your calendars now. Let’s fill up the buses! Details to follow.
Hey Y’all! Hope you are having a phine time of year where we’re still having phun in the sun! I want to share with you my recent adventure to Myrtle Beach. A few of us EIPHC members visited the Throw Back Shell Party . It’s amazing when you can visit other clubs and experience so much in common and enjoy such a great time together. Eleven states were represented with 275 crazy parrot heads attending We loved mingling around the pool with pholks just like us who know how to party with a purpose! We made new phriends, took lots of pictures and contributed to the silent auction, the raffle, and donations! That’s how we roll! They raised lots of money for their charity and enjoyed doing it! Next year, we’ll plan to do this again with you!
That being said, we are all in it to win it! There’s no other organization like this one! Never was, never will be! Don’t you want to be a part of this? If so, come to the next phlocking on Friday October 4, at the E-Club or visit us at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com. and become a member. Let’s “Party with a Purpose!.” See you soon, Jan
Hello everyone! Registration for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 is CLOSED as of September 15th! Orders are headed to vendors and t-shirts are being printed for the event! Soon we will be in KEY WEST for an awesome event!
I want to tell you that registration was very good this year but we are not at a sell-out which means
ON SITE REGISTRATION IN KEY WEST WILL OPEN ON AT 9:00 AM ON THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBER 31st IN THE CASA BALLROOM!
We are already getting tons of email about Parrot Heads missing regular registration for various reasons and new people wanting to come to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds this year! Well we do not want to leave YOU out and we always try to do what we can to help if possible.
First you MUST be a Parrot Head Club member to attend MOTM. You know we verify EVERY club member who attends every year. This is an IRS requirement.
When we are in Key West we DO NOT have the ability to verify your membership. Come to the registration area and fill out the special “Meeting of the Minds 2019 On-Site Registration / Virtual Club Membership form”. Please DO NOT join the Virtual Club before showing up to register on-site as we will not be able to confirm your membership in Key West at the event.
We will have forms for you…Fill out the registration form in Key West, the registration cost is $90.00, the Virtual Club membership cost is $30.00, and the late fee is $30.00.
You will not get a free event t-shirt or gift bag when you on-site register. Remember we had to order that stuff in mid-September and you missed the deadline. Late Registration? $30.00 fee. Why? Because we want you to register before the deadline so we can prepare everything for you in advance. We don’t want you to register late…this is only to help people who have a situation that did not allow a regular registration during the year.
So, the cost to attend MOTM via late registration is $150.00 on-site. You will walk away with a personalized credential and wristband that allows you to attend all events at the Casa Marina!!
Remember there is no free event shirt or gift bag with on-site registration but you are then ready to join your PHriends and see the show!!
If you want to register on site be sure to show up during regular registration hours as there are NO exceptions to these hours. We have an awesome registration crew that are all-volunteer and they need to enjoy MOTM too! On-site registration is during the normal registration hours of Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to noon, as well as 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Remember you will be registering up front at the Casa Marina in the ballroom to the left of the main lobby door. No one will be able to enter the Casa Marina without a credential and wristband during PHiP’s MOTM when registration starts on Thursday.
$150.00 cash or credit card will be accepted for registration on-site during the hours listed above.
Once again, after you register you will have everything you need to attend the entire event, enjoy discounts at Margaritaville Key West, and enjoy a membership in the Virtual Parrot Head Club for the balance of 2019.
There are no exceptions to this process as this is just to help folks who need to use this method of registration. See you in Key West!
Director of Conventions
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc
PHiP’s “License to Chill” 2019
Key West, Florida
Member of the Lone Palm Board of Directors
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Flashlights, including headlamps, and batteries of all sizes
Tupperware-type plastic containers
Totes—medium and large
Commercial floor fans
Carpet knives, nail pullers
5-W-30 oil for generators—lots of it.
Mops, rakes, shovels, hammers
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.
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
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