MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 “WE ARE STILL HERE”

Hello Everyone! Here is the latest update for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 “We’re Still Here!”

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 15th FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 OR WHEN WE SELL OUT!!  ARE YOU REGISTERED? HAVE YOU MADE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS? DON’T GET LEFT OUT!

 Concert season is in full swing and the HEAT is on! Can you believe we are halfway through the warm season? Don’t forget to extend your Summer 2017 by coming to Key West in November! There are many things in motion to make this year a special one in so many ways. Ourawesome volunteer teams are working hard every day to make your MOTM one of the best ever!  All we need is YOU! The clock is ticking!

MOTM ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE!
MOTM 2017 will be full of great music from all the Trop Rock artists you know and love. There are several first-time things like bands made up of many of the solo artists you see through time on the Trop Rock music scene. For over a year now we have been talking about the Girlz Rule Band coming to MOTM as a first! You have seen the trio…now check out a full-on band backing this group. Scott Kirby is coming with a brand new studio cd to release as we get to Key West. That set should rock as he brings in backing from several great artists. There are many things you may never get the chance to see again in Key West at MOTM 2017! Devon Allman is coming with his band. An evening with the son of the late great Gregg Allman will be something you won’t forget! There is a blank spot on the schedule for Saturday. I can tell you that the Nashville area code keeps coming up my caller id… We are cooking up something special for you and you won’t have to pay amphitheater prices to see this one….I will stop here for now! There are so many great sets of music playing at the Casa Marina for MOTM 2017! More to come in the weeks ahead!
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? WE NEED YOU!
Rick tells me he needs some help at registration and for the raffle table. He has a variety of days and hours available. We depend on you all for help! Just email Rick if you want to volunteer and he will sign you up! If you haven’t registered yet you can sign up as you register! Please email Rick directly for volunteering at rjfyffe1@ymail.com
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!
Don’t Forget the Meeting of the Minds Forum is Open for Use!
If you have a question or need help finding a ride or roommate go over to the forum and look around! Here is the link:  http://motmforum.phip.com/
WANT A ROOM AT THE CASA? WE HAVE A FEW THAT JUST RELEASED AND YOU SHOULD ACT FAST OR YOU WILL MISS THE CHANCE TO BOOK ONE!
We sold out the Casa Marina in two weeks this year but as always there are a few cancellations due to life getting in the way… If you can’t get one of the few that just released by the time you read this…we are collecting names to add to the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! … If you can’t grab one of the few open Casa rooms and want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below…remember there is a Parrot Head discount at the Reach and you have a chance to move to the Casa if a cancellation happens:

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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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. 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.
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!!
Here is the link: https://www.phip.com/meeting
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
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'”

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