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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 Update

Hello Everyone!
It’s almost February and the days are getting a little longer. I hope you are staying warm for now and thinking of tropical times later this year! We want YOU in Key West in November! Here is a quick update on PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill” in Key West, Florida!
The planning portion of PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds for 2019 is well underway. As I write this I am talking to artists and putting together some entertainment that will be the deal of the year for a Parrot Head. Standby for all that schedule information as the artist contracts come together over the next month or so.
In the mean time I want you to know that the gift bag stuffing party is almost full so don’t wait if you want in on that party. After we “fill the room” we cannot add people. Register now to get in on the bag stuffing party!
The host hotel is 75% full already and room types will start getting scarce very soon. Do not delay to get a Casa reservation if you are planning to stay at the host hotel!
Remember if you book a room at the Casa Marina you need to go register for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds. YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED FOR MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.

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PHiP Scholarship Announcement

Hello Club Leaders:

It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2019 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2019. 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 awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)

The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:
http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at www.phip.com. Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary
PHiPscholarship@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2019, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.

Good Luck to all applicants!

David Cohen,
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2019 Scholarship Chair
2013-2019 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-2019 Mini Mart Chair

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MOTM 2019 CASA MARINA RESERVATIONS & REGISTRATION UPDATE!

 

Hello Everyone! I hope your holiday season is going great and you are staying warm!  Can you believe another year has come and almost gone already?
This is your 7 day notice! On Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time the Casa Marina will open for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 reservations! Please mark your calendars now if you want that special room or room type for MOTM! Do not call the Casa now as they cannot take reservations until next Monday and you will need a special booking code to get the Parrot Head rate! I will give you that information in another email this coming weekend!
On Monday, December 17  PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 registration will open at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time!! For those of you wanting to be in the bag stuffing party I suggest you register early as we only take the first 125 people who register. This is a popular party and it sells out FAST!
 
All that said much is going on the event planning side and I can tell you MOTM 2019 is going to be another special year! Standby for more information on how to book your room at the Casa this coming weekend!
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR PHRIENDS SO NO ONE MISSES THE OPEN OF THE HOTEL RESERVATIONS NEXT MONDAY!!!!
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road. 
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board Member of the Lone Palm Foundation
Key West, Florida

 

YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2018 Update!!

Hello Parrot Heads! In just over three weeks Meeting of the Minds begins in Key West, Florida!!
On October 31st the 27th annual Meeting of the Minds “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” will be in underway! Be sure to tell your Parrot head friends and anyone who may want to be in Key West for the week of MOTM if you missed regular registration there will be ON SITE REGISTRATION! YOU MUST REGISTER TO SEE ALL THE EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE CASA MARINA! WE HAVE AN AWESOME MINI MART PLAN THIS YEAR! WE HAVE $3.50 LAND SHARK BEER AT THE HOTEL…WE HAVE $5 MARGARITAVILLE MARGARITAS AT THE CASA DURING MOTM…WE HAVE CORAL REEFERS…WE HAVE TONS OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS AND ARTISTS PLAYING ON OUR STAGES….MAGIC ACTS, MUSIC, KILLER RAFFLE PRIZES, BANDS, BANDS, BANDS…WE HAVE SIGNED JIMMY BUFFETT ITEMS FOR YOU AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO BID ON TO SUPPORT PARROT HEADS IN NEED…IT IS “THE” PARROT HEAD CONVENTION AND WE WANT YOU THERE!
YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND OUR SPONSORS PAY FOR THIS EVENT. THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THE PARTY HAPPEN! IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US AND MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Announcing On Site Registration in Key West for Meeting of the Minds 2018
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.

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Lone Palm Foundation – Hurricane Florence

Good morning Parrot Heads,

Florence has created flooding over significant portions of North Carolina and South Carolina.

This morning we were informed of Parrot Head’s evacuating due to flooding in NC.
Many of our club members are going to need our assistance in the coming days.  To donate to the Parrot Head Emergency PHUND or for further information and applications visit:  Lone Palm Foundation – Parrot Heads helping Parrot Heads

Our main focus of providing financial assistance to Parrot Heads in times of natural disaster couldn’t be furthered without the help of the Parrot Head nation, or world.  In 2017 we banded together as a phlock to assist in the clean up and recovery of Harvey, Irma and Maria through volunteerism, as well as financial and emotional assistance. Kristin McFadden’s ingenious blue t-shirt best describes 2017: “Parrot Head Strong – We Will Rebuild”.  The foundation would like to thank everyone who donated on behalf of our efforts in 2017

When a hurricane hits land fall, a tornado touches down or flooding occurs and any of our current PHIP, Inc. PARROT HEADS are victims of a natural disaster, information and applications for the Parrot Head Emergency PHUND are available on the Parrot Head Emergency Phund Guidelines on the Lone Palm Foundation website.

Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3rd and attend the Lone Palm Foundation LIVE Auction immediately following the PHIP, Inc.. general meeting at the Casa Marina in Key West, FL..  We will have autographed memorabilia from Mr. Buffett and much more.. Get there early to reserve your bidding number! As always, proceeds will benefit the Parrot Head Emergency PHUND.

Sincerely,Jim Brogren
Midwest Region co-RC
President – Lone Palm Foundation
President – Lakes Area Parrot Heads
“2011 Golden Coconut”
mnparrotheads@yahoo.com

MOTM 2018 REGISTRATION CLOSING IN 15 DAYS!!

 

Hello Parrot Heads! Happy Labor Day! Can you believe there are only 15 days until registration for Meeting of the Minds closes? Please don’t email me in late September and say you missed the deadline! At midnight we have to close registration for the year!  TELL YOUR PHRIENDS…RING THE KIDS!! PHONE THE NEIGHBORS….REGISTRATION FOR MOTM 2018 is WINDING DOWN! Don’t miss MOTM 2018 as it is going to be a great time in KEY WEST! All we need is YOU! YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND OUR SPONSORS PAY FOR THIS EVENT. THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!!!
WE NEED YOUR REGISTRATION DOLLARS TO MAKE MOTM HAPPEN EACH YEAR!
Be sure to register for Meeting of the Minds 2018 now and book your travel! Don’t delay as we close registration on September 15, 2018 or when we reach our sell out target of 3,500!
Entertainment Schedule!
WOW the MOTM 2018 schedule is getting better by the day… Coral Reefer Band Member and CMA Musician of the Year for almost a decade now Mac McAnally will be on stage not only on Saturday night but also with the Peter Mayer Group on Thursday! They will be joined by Coral Reefer Eric Darken on percussion as well as the normal band! Where else are you going to see a value like this surrounded by TONS of great music for 5 days?

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EIPHC ANNIVERSARY PARTY-SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH-PELICAN ISLAND

 

Please Note Change, Children may attend with signed waiver……

August 5 – Sunday -1:00 PM Island/Sand Bar Party at Pelican Island Parrot Heads and
friends will arrive by boat, kayak, canoe, or other(?) for a time that we get together and relax, enjoy each other’s company and spend a fun-filled day at the beach swimming, eating, playing games, and listening to great music. Below are items that need SPECIAL ATTENTION so that your attendance will go without a glitch and you can get your party on. (Pelican Island is across from the Swansboro Yacht Club and has a small dock and large American Flag)

1.. A SIGNED WAIVER IS REQUIRED. This is a new requirement. The waiver can
be signed at the PHlocking on Friday, August 3, or you can sign upon your arrival
on the Island. A registration station will be set up at the PHlocking and on the
Island or if using Parrot Head boat pickup, you must sign the waiver before the
boat can leave the dock. Wristbands will be issued on the Island for all those who
have signed. THE WRISTBAND MUST BE WORN IN ORDER TO ATTEND.

2. We will have available a Waiver for a parent or legal guardian to sign for and on behalf of their child or children who will receive a wristband at the event.  (this is a change, previous information said children may not attend.  They can attend with a signed waiver.)

3. FERRY: We have two boats for pickup of participants. They will run from 12:30
p.m until 2:30 p.m, to and from Swansboro Town Dock, in 15 to 30 minute intervals.
Return trips will begin at 4, so our Captains Jason Holland and Steve Johnson get a
chance to chill and hang out for a bit of the party. We may even save some food for
them.
4. HOT DOGS/HAMBURGERS, The cooks will grill the meat prior to and during the
party. However, the grill closes at 2 so make sure you are there in time to grab your
share.
5. Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage of choice.
6. SWIMMING AREA. You are advised to stay within the designated swimming area
since often there are currents that could take you away or place you right in front of
a boat. YIKES!
7. WATER SHOES AND SUN SCREEN. Water shoes are a great way to avoid shell
cuts and pelican poo! Also, don’t forget your sun screen.
8. UMBRELLA, TENTS AND CHAIRS, are highly recommended for your comfort
and shade.
9. SAFETY. There’s some poison ivy, slippery mud, spotty weeds and bushes, and a
very ugly potty waiting. Additionally, a bunch of boats will be sharing the same site,
so be sure to keep your wits about you and help look after each other.
Just so you know, this is the Annual event where we “fun raise”. No money involved, just a
way to thank our members for doing such good things all year. The Club provides
hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls and condiments, a few games, a swimming spot, music and all
y’all provide the fun, a dish to share and chairs, umbrellas, sunglasses and sun screen. No
dogs allowed (due to food stealing, spilled drinks and general mayhem) Everyone is
invited and you can bring guests but it is not a public event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 5 – Sunday -1:00 PM Island/Sand Bar Party at Pelican Island Parrot Heads and
friends will arrive by boat, kayak, canoe, or other(?) for a time that we get together and relax,
enjoy each other’s company and spend a fun-filled day at the beach swimming, eating, playing
games, and listening to great music. Below are items that need SPECIAL ATTENTION so that
your attendance will go without a glitch and you can get your party on. (Pelican Island is across
from the Swansboro Yacht Club and has a small dock and large American Flag)
1. OPEN ONLY TO ALL MEMBERS OR MEMBER GUESTS OVER 21 AND NO
PETS
2. A SIGNED WAIVER IS REQUIRED. This is a new requirement. The waiver can
be signed at the PHlocking on Friday, August 3, or you can sign upon your arrival
on the Island. A registration station will be set up at the PHlocking and on the
Island or if using Parrot Head boat pickup, you must sign the waiver before the
boat can leave the dock. Wristbands will be issued on the Island for all those who
have signed. THE WRISTBAND MUST BE WORN IN ORDER TO ATTEND.
3. FERRY: We have two boats for pickup of participants. They will run from 12:30
p.m until 2:30 p.m, to and from Swansboro Town Dock, in 15 to 30 minute intervals.
Return trips will begin at 4, so our Captains Jason Holland and Steve Johnson get a
chance to chill and hang out for a bit of the party. We may even save some food for
them.
4. HOT DOGS/HAMBURGERS, The cooks will grill the meat prior to and during the
party. However, the grill closes at 2 so make sure you are there in time to grab your
share.
5. Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage of choice.
6. SWIMMING AREA. You are advised to stay within the designated swimming area
since often there are currents that could take you away or place you right in front of
a boat. YIKES!
7. WATER SHOES AND SUN SCREEN. Water shoes are a great way to avoid shell
cuts and pelican poo! Also, don’t forget your sun screen.
8. UMBRELLA, TENTS AND CHAIRS, are highly recommended for your comfort
and shade.
9. SAFETY. There’s some poison ivy, slippery mud, spotty weeds and bushes, and a
very ugly potty waiting. Additionally, a bunch of boats will be sharing the same site,
so be sure to keep your wits about you and help look after each other.
Just so you know, this is the Annual event where we “fun raise”. No money involved, just a
way to thank our members for doing such good things all year. The Club provides
hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls and condiments, a few games, a swimming spot, music and all
y’all provide the fun, a dish to share and chairs, umbrellas, sunglasses and sun screen. No
dogs allowed (due to food stealing, spilled drinks and general mayhem) Everyone is
invited and you can bring guests but it is not a public event.

The PHIP July 2018 Tradewind Times is now on line! EIPHC being featured!!

The Tradewind Times is the national Parrothead newsletter; published quarterly; Our Emerald Isle Parrothead club is being featured in the July issue; Use the following link to access the newsletter and then go to pages 11 & 12 for the article about our Emerald Isle Parrothead club; Great recognition at the national level!!!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/busites_www/phipcom/1/1/pages/July2018TWT2.pdf