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
That’s all for now! Until next time I’ll see you, down the road
Hello Parrot Heads:
It is the extreme honor of the 2019 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2019 scholarships. We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and efforts in reading each and every application. The applicants had to answer three questions as well as submit a blind essay (The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?). Wee received many applications and these fine judges had some very tough decisions to make.
Full congratulations go out to all our applicants and the board wishes each and every one of you good luck with your continued education. It was a very close decision and each of the winners should be very proud of what they do.
The winners of the 2019 scholarships are:
Zachary Erlemann, from Cary North Carolina (Parrot Heads Of North Carolina) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.
Samuel Kwatkosky from Ocala Florida (Ocala Parrothead Club) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.
Anna Lee Twigg from Gambrills Maryland (Annapolis Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the third place award of $2000.
Again, congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all that applied as well as our judges who took many hours out of their days to help in making this very tough decision.
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2019 Scholarship Chair
2013-2019 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-19 Mini Mart Chair
W O W !!!!!
MOTM 2019 is going to find the parrotheads, in attendance B-U-S-Y!! The musical lineups for the annual phlocking is phantastic. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the phestivities that the summer has offered – but have saved energy for the super, fantastic lineup at MOTM.
1) music every day, all day at the Casa
2) great shopping at the mini mart
3) great variety of gift baskets for a great basket raffle
Speaking of baskets for the basket raffle, we hope that you’ve had the chance to talk with your committee members, club members, people on the street, and anybody that will listen to you, about donating a basket to the MOTM basket raffle. In past years, we have had such a great & wide variety of baskets available for people to purchase raffle tickets for & are sure that this year will be no different. The basket that your club donates allows you to brag about your club, state, area & your members – so why not let the rest of the phlock see what you are so proud of. There will be shipping information in our next update.
And now back to our “regular programming”
As you’ve noticed from the previous e-mails from Andrew, this year there will be an increase in the amount of music at the Casa & times of operations of the mini mart, which will also mean an increase in the time to shop, enjoy the venue & shop some more. That being said, we find that the Gift Basket Raffle table will be in need of a few more volunteer ticket sellers to better serve the needs of our wonderful MOTM attendees. As in the past we will be offering flexibility on shifts, ability to sell tickets during registration, selling tickets on The Casa grounds (which will allow you to enjoy the music, the great Florida weather and the many other activities including the blood drive & group pictures); heck you may even find other volunteer activities that are of interest to you – – you just never know. If you have the time to help, we have a place for you.
If you have any questions, please contact us!
Joe & Lorene