Hello Parrot Heads!! I hope your daylight hours are getting a little longer and the sunshine is bringing you warmer days…there is still some winter to go but that doesn’t stop us from planning to feel the tropical winds on our faces in a few months. I want to let you know that the Meeting of the Minds 2015 entertainment schedule is only weeks from being announced! I just turned the ceiling fans on high to dry the ink on some contracts and the cell phone towers are working overtime…
Parrot heads having fun at the Plash Phlocking.
WHERE: Stir It Up coffee shop (Emerald Plantation Coffee Shop, 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594)
WHEN: Saturday morning Jan. 24th at 10:00 AM ish
WHO All Parrot Heads and Phriends
WHY: Because Stir It Up has proven to be a Phriend of the Parrot Heads and “Why the Heck Not?”
See you all there for a beverage, whether hot or cold, and possibly one of their tasty pastries or desserts. Bring your own flask if you want to spice things up!
You have probably already heard that a young (29) local woman and nurse with 2 young children has ovarian cancer and the community is rallying around this family. The Emerald Club is hosting the first fundraiser on Saturday January 17th starting with a Community Yard Sale from 8 am to Noon (at the E-Club), Barbeque Plates for $8 (food donated by the E-Club and Piggly Wiggly) from 11 AM to 2PM, 50/50 raffle, plus 4 bands starting at 5 PM (cover is $10) All cover, tips and proceeds will be donated to Hope 4 Holly. (see attached flyer). How can the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Nation help? We need items to be donated for the yard sale, shop at the yard sale, work at the yard sale, sell and purchase raffle tickets, help with serving BBQ, come and eat and listen to some great bands who are donating their time for this cause. Donated items for the yard sale can be brought to 117 Arthur Dr. Emerald Isle (on the ocean side, off Craig St.) Contact Travis at 252-503-1571 for info or donation pick up. You know we have 387 members in our Club right now and we can have a major impact on this fundraiser so let’s get out the Parrot Power. Check the flyer for more details and we will keep you posted on Facebook as well.
New Info for Yard Sale Item Drop Off!
The Emerald Club now has a storage trailer so you can drop off any items there. If someone is in the Club, you can let them know and if not (if they are not open) you can leave the items outside the storage container if it is locked and they will check periodically to load items. Date of event is Saturday, January 17th. Several of you have asked about clothing donations and yes they will have a table for good used clothing.
Here’s the poop on the Essay Contest direct from the PHiP: Know someone going to college? This is a great opportunity to earn some $$$ for tuition, books or living expenses. The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children, grandchildren or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited 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 gives 3 awards in the amounts of: First Place: $5,000, Second Place: $3,000 & Third Place: $2,000
Eligibility, scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at: http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship. Application deadline is March 15, 2015, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; awards are given annually, based on a new application process. Good Luck to all applicants! – David Cohen, Secretary – Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc., 2015 Scholarship Chair
Let’s Get PHluffy! January 14 at 6:30PM – join us for this annual meeting. It is your chance to be more active in club activities, provide some PHeedback and help to make some positive changes to the club. If you would like to attend the PHluff the PHlock Party, please see Sue Stone at the January PHlocking to get the full poop on where the meeting will be held. There will be plenty of food and drink, and no pressure, just fun and sharing of ideas.
Come Phlock with us! The January Phlocking is January 2, 7pm at the Emerald Club. DJ Robbie Jones will be hosting our inside gathering (’cause baby it’s cold outside!) Come join us as we hang out, listen to some good tunes and munch on food provided by Eddie Peterson from Piggly Wiggly Deli! Thank you Eddie!
A little ‘dues’ goes a long way! We will hopefully be collecting our budget friendly annual dues from returning and new members. Dues are $10 per person for 2015 for your continued membership. Please bring your dues to the Phlocking and don’t forget to check the club roster to assure we have your info correct.
Can’t attend the Phlocking? No worries, you have until March to pay your dues. You can bring them to the February or March Phlocking, or mail them to Sue Stone, at 9701 Ashley Place, Emerald Isle. If you join after March we will ask that you fill out another membership form, as we purge the list yearly.
How many members are in the EIPHC? We currently have 376 members! Wow, not bad for a small area like ours. We ranked 10th nationwide in size for 2013 out of 238 clubs world wide. Those clubs raised $33.9 million in funds for charities. We are past the $11,000 mark as a club for 2014. We will keep you posted on the final numbers!