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October 2017 Edition of the PHIP Tradewind Times is available online

The fourth Quarter 2017 Tradewind Times edition is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you’ll find some important information about 26th Meeting of the Minds – “We’re Still Here”.  There’s information for the on-site registration this year, the entertainment schedule, service projects – raffles, donations, the blood drive, and Zonta Walk.  PHIP meetings for leaders, and good information on preparing for next year and the PHIP Annual Renewal.
 
There is some important information about the Lone Palm Foundation and Parrot Heads Helping Parrot Heads after the hurricanes this fall.  There is an update on the 2017 PHIP National Alzheimer’s Walk Team and participating clubs, the quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.  So please share this email with your club members!
 
To access the newsletter go to this link: phip.com/Oct2017TWT   Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at http://www.phip.com/ then click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to select the Tradewind Times.
 
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way!  Keep those posts and emails coming about how Parrot Heads “Party with a Purpose”!!  There are so many clubs and members out there doing great things!  Fall is here and it is almost time to head down to the party at the end of the road!
 
Hope to see some of you at MOTM in Key West really soon!
 

Win a Winjammer Cruise while Supporting the PHiP Scholarship

We are giving away a windjammer cruise.  The value of this prize is quite high and your chances are still real good to win this awesome prize.  Please help to pass the word to your clubs and help out the PHiP Scholarship Fund at the same time.  The winner just may be you.
Only you as club leaders can help us to pass the word.  Please Pass this along to your members so all have a chance to enter.  You can cut and paste this in your next club communication or just by itself.  Thanks in advance for your help with this.
Want To Win A Windjammer Cruise And Help Some Parrot Head College Students?
Parrot Heads in Paradise have been awarding qualified parrot heads and their children a total of $10,000 in scholarships every year for the last 10 years. Fundraising has been just keeping pace with our pay-outs each year and we want to add some additional funds to ensure future years’ have adequate funding. To make sure that we can continue to award these gifts well into the future we have come up with a great way to help that cause. Windjammer cruises has donated a cruise for two to raffle off this year.  Below are all the details about this great cruise.  We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check right up until MOTM. We will draw for the cruise Saturday, November 5th from the stage at Meeting of the Minds for the seven night cruise on this beautiful boat. Winners do not need to be present at MOTM to win the cruise! Tickets are five for $20 or five dollars for one. I will send you via email with a list of your numbers so you have them for your records. I will be tracking the name and numbers of every ticket coming in and they will all be in Key West for the drawing. You can pay via PayPal www.paypal.com toPHiPscholarshipraffle@yahoo.com (click on the friends and family link) or send your check to David Cohen, 6986 Samantha Court Wheatfield, NY 14304 (checks payable to Parrot Heads in Paradise). If you are mailing a check please send your email address if you want your numbers emailed to you. When you get to MOTM you may purchase additional tickets right up until 2:30 pm on Saturday. Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.  Details of the cruise are below.

David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2107 Scholarship Chair
2013-2017 Scholarship Raffle Chair

SAIL WINDJAMMER PRIZE DESCRIPTION
• THIS IS A ONE WEEK GIVEAWAY FOR TWO ON THE S/V MANDALAY. TRIP MUST BE USED ONE YEAR FROM ISSUE DATE.
• VALUED AT $3396 ($1599 PER PERSON, PLUS $99 PER PERSON PORT CHARGES)
• STANDARD CABIN ACCOMMODATIONS (UPGRADES AVAILABLE)
• ALL MEALS, 5 O’CLOCK RUM SWIZZLES AND SNACKS ARE INCLUDED
• OUR SHIP, THE S/V MANDALAY, SAILS FOR ONE WEEK, BOARDING SUNDAY AND DISEMBARKING ON SATURDAY, OUT OF OUR HOMEPORT IN GRENADA WEST INDIES, CARIBBEAN
• Flight to Grenada is not included. Gratuities, Bar, Shore Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Transfers & Onboard Purchases are not included.
• VISIT A SELECTION OF ISLANDS IN THE GRENADINES, WHICH INCLUDE OUR HOME PORT GRENADA, CARRIACOU, UNION ISLAND, MAYREAU, TOBAGO CAYS, BEQUIA, ST. VINCENT AND POSSIBLY SOME OTHER STOPS ALONG THE WAY. REMEMBER, PORTS VISITED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE…WE GO WHERE THE CAPTAIN AND THE WIND TAKE US!
• WE WILL SAIL YOU SAFE AND STEADY TO UNSPOILED BEACHES, HIDDEN INLETS AND SPARKLING WARM WATERS THAT CONVENTIONAL CRUISE SHIPS JUST CAN’T REACH. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A CARIBBEAN FEW OTHERS EVER SEE OR DREAM OF!
• PALM-FRINGED, WHITE SANDY BEACHES OFFER YOU TRANQUILITY AND RELAXATION THAT WILL HAVE YOU LIVING YOUR CARIBBEAN DREAM AND UNWINDING BY THE MINUTE
• WE PROVIDE A LAID BACK EXPERIENCE WITH MOUTH WATERING NATIVE CUISINE AND COMFORTABLE AIR-CONDITIONED CABINS. EACH CABIN IS AN ENSUITE UPON ITSELF WITH YOUR OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM
• PARTAKE IN RAISING THE SAILS, TAKE A TURN AT THE HELM OR JUST ENJOY THE WINDS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA FILLING THE SAILS…THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 “We’re Still Here” November 1 – November 5, 2017 in Key West, Florida

Hello Parrot Heads! I am sending you an update to let you know that 
REGISTRATION FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 CLOSES IN FOUR SHORT DAYS!!
FRIDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 15th at midnight the registration web page will turn off for MOTM 2017!  There will be no extension as we have deadlines to print and order items needed for the event. Register NOW!

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Hello Parrot Heads! Fair warning! Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration closes in 29 days or when we sell out! Don’t get left out!

Hello Parrot Heads! Fair warning! Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration closes in 29 days or when we sell out! Don’t get left out! Register NOW!
Volunteer status and Meeting of the Minds            

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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!

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YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!

 

 

The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule
The MOTM schedule is out and up on the web. There is a ton of awesome entertainment waiting for you at the end of the road in November.  https://www.phip.com/meeting-schedule
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!!
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
The Meeting of the Minds 2017 Basket Raffle by Joe and Lorene Prorok
Hello phellow parrotheads, many of you heard from us via email this past winter (seems like a year ago, doesn’t it?).  We had a great time at last year’s basket raffle and are looking forward to 2017 being bigger and better. There were many baskets telling stories and yes bragging about their area and club. It was like being in a parrot head garden and we loved it. The question that we are asked the most often is: “Where does the money go? “The money that was raised last year will be given away directly to charities selected by the PHIP board the next year. Besides the money raised from the raffle, PHiP will add to this total with proceeds from MOTM registration when possible to donate to local charities. The 501(c)3 organizations in the Key West area have benefited greatly from your basket donations and our team selling tickets. You will be getting more information from us down the road. PHINS UP!  Joe & Lorene Prorok  joeandlorenebaskets@gmail.com
The Zonta Club of Key West 2017 Walk Run by Susan Richardson
Calling All Parrot Heads!!! Put On Your Walking Shoes and Help Us Stomp Out Breast Cancer!!!We’re calling all Parrot Heads to come out and walk with us as “Team Parrot Head” 2017 to help raise money for a local Key West organization. The Zonta Club of Key West will be having their annual “ABC 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  The event raises money to cover mammograms, thin-prep pap tests, and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys, which has some of the highest incidence of breast cancer because so many workers living here have no healthcare coverage. The Zonta Club of Key West online registration link to participate in the 2017 ABC 5K Walk/Run is at: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/KeyWest/ZontaABC5K
When asked if you are a parrot head, put “yes” and the drop down box will have a place for you to type the name of your parrot head club. Remember to put the complete name of your parrot head club on the registration form. If you have questions please contact Susan Richardson at jsrclearwater@aol.com and put in subject line .. “Team “Parrot Head” Prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 parrot head clubs raising the most money and a prize to the individual parrot head raising the most money. If you are registered prior to MOTM for the Zonta walk/race ..stop by the Team “Parrot Head”… Zonta Registration Table on Thursday November 2, 2017(outside the mini-mart) and pick up your walk/race packet. You can also register here too, if not already registered. We will have our “Pink Wheel” again this year on Thursday at the Team “Parrot Head” table.  You can “Spin” for $1.00 to win one of the prizes on the wheel, and get a ticket to be placed in the drawing for our “Grand Prize”.  All proceeds benefit Team “Parrot Head” 2017. If you are unable to walk/run(or planning to walk/run) and would like to get involved by assisting with the “on the scene” activities at the walk or on Thursday at the Casa  …please contact Susan Richardson, Team “Parrot Head” Chair at: jsrclearwater@aol.com and put in the subject line .. Team Parrot Head.” Watch for updates on upcoming announcements of  “fun” things planned by your Team “Parrot Head” Committee and the Zonta Club Key West by visiting our facebook page link below. We are on Facebook …Like the Zonta page!! https://www.facebook.com/TeamParrotHeadMotm2012
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!
There are a few of you that are holding rooms at the Casa Marina and not yet registered…Remember you must be registered for MOTM to stay at the Casa Marina!
The Casa Marina remains sold out but you can book at the REACH RESORT and move over to the Casa Marina if there are cancellations!
We are still sold out at the Casa Marina but we are collecting names for the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! If you want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below:

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.

  1. 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!
  1. 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 but if you get moved over you WILL get the special Parrot Head Casa rate! 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.
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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HEAR YE, HEAR YE, MEMBERS CAN NOW MAINTAIN THEIR OWN PROFILES

Free Clipart: Singing Jester | Animals | GR8DAN

 

Each Emerald Isle Parrothead club member has a profile on our web site, which previously has been maintained by the club’s secretaries.Now we have added a feature that permits members to maintain their own personal profiles. All a member needs to do is go to the EIPHC web site  ( emeraldisleparrotheads.com); then on the top menu bar, mouse over onto the “Membership” option; then in the drop down window that appears, click on the option “Membership – Retrieve Account Link”; and you will get an email with your personalized data link that will take you to your individual member profile. There, you can maintain your own profile,  including adding your picture and  your interests and hobbies.  When you are finished with your updates, click on the “save” button and you are done.