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The Clock is Ticking on Meeting of the Minds 2018 Registration!

Hello Parrot Heads! I hope you are enjoying this warm weather! Summer is almost here! I was just looking at a calendar and I realized we are less than 90 days from registration closing for Meeting of the Minds 2018! All that said I am sending you a note to get registered! The clock is ticking!
Registration closes in 83 short days on September 1 or when we sell out! If you haven’t booked your hotel or flights it is time as prices only start climbing from here! Here are a few notes for you!
REGISTRATION!
Be sure to register for Meeting of the Minds 2018 now! Don’t delay!
PARROT HEAD DISCOUNTS!
Need a Rental Car? Book now at Budget online and use the PHiP code all year long including Meeting of the Minds in Key West! Here is the link for the Budget code: https://www.phip.com/awards-discount-partners
First time to Meeting of the Minds? Do you need a car? Not really! There are plenty of cabs and other transportation. Yes we have a FREE shuttle if you are registered!
Free Parrot Head Shuttle During the Convention
The Parrot Head shuttle will be running as always this year. MOTM Credentials are required! Get registered to ride! Be sure to note the schedule online on our web site at:  https://www.phip.com/meeting-transportation
Barefoot Billy’s Jet ski, Bike, and Scooter Rental
As always our Parrot Head PHriends at Barefoot Billy’s are offering YOU a nice discount on several things! For the uninitiated, Barefoot Billy’s is on the beach at the Casa Marina in Key West. Book your bikes and scooter rentals with them by asking for the Parrot Head discount of 10% off during MOTM! You can also get a discount on a jet ski tour! They have one option of a 27 mile tour of the island by water for YOUR low price of $99 which is a nice savings. http://barefootbillys.com/
Margaritaville Key West
All Parrot Heads registered for Meeting of the Minds 2018 will get a FREE special drink during Meeting of the Minds 2018. All you have to do is present your credential and ask for the special MOTM drink at Margaritaville key West on Duval Street during Meeting of the Minds. Be sure to take your credential with you as they will put a special small punch in it when you ask for your FREE drink! Also with your credential YOU will receive a special discount of 10% OFF on anything from the retail shop! Yes there will be a special charity shirt this year from Margaritaville Key West. The artists are hard at work developing the art now. Margaritaville Key West will be back in 2018 at our Mini Mart inside the Casa Marina as well!
Casa Marina Host Hotel Status
The beautiful Casa Marina is currently sold out. All that said there may be a cancellation during the year as the event approaches due to life changes as we all know about. If you want to be in line for a cancellation you can book a room at the Reach to be on the standby list for the Casa Marina!
The 2018 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:
  1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2018.
REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018 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 there is a booking discount for MOTM Parrot Heads. 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. Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available just for Parrot Heads!
The Reach Resort offers a special MOTM Only Parrot Head 10% discount for the online rates and will also honor discounted resort fee of $20. The current public resort fee is $40.
Mini Mart at the Casa Marina!
Our Mini Mart will be full of sponsors and vendors for you to come by and visit. Be sure you make it to the Mini Mart party with live music on Thursday morning and all through the event to see what we have planned for you!  There will be plenty of things for you to purchase and check out! Be sure you drop by several times during Meeting of the Minds! More to come on the Mini Mart!
Halloween Contest!
This year Halloween falls on Wednesday during the start of Meeting of the Minds 2018. On the MAIN STAGE at the Casa Marina we will have a contest sponsored by the Casa Marina so start picking your costume now! There will be some nice prizes and a ton of Parrot Head PHun!
Entertainment Schedule!
Bands! Bands! Bands! This year there will be more bands featuring your favorite artists than ever before at MOTM. Many of the Coral Reefer Band and even Coral Reefer band alumni are lined up to come to MOTM 2018. The schedule always gets tweaked up to the day of the event so keep an eye on the listing for any changes! The 2018 entertainment schedule is up on line for your viewing pleasure! Don’t miss the WELCOME TO KEY WEST PARTY on the main stage on Wednesday night!! Watch the sun go down on beach as the party gets started!
What a value MOTM is! Five days of non-stop music from artists you love and your favorite artists from the Coral Reefer Band along with alumni members playing in all kinds of configurations!
More to come over the next few weeks! Don’t delay registering and getting your plans ready for another awesome time in Key West at Meeting of the Minds! 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 are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” 

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Win A Windjammer Cruise While Helping The PHiP Scholarship

Windjammer has once again graciously donated a windjammer cruise to help benefit the PHiP Scholarship. You can buy these tickets individually or as a club donation to the scholarship (domino college recognition) and use this great prize for your fundraiser. Last years winner was a club and they are using their prize for their fundraiser at the end of this month.

Please pass this information around to all your club members. All are eligible to win whether they are going to MOTM or not. How about buying some chances as a club to use the prize for your clubs fund raiser?

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. We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check starting today. We will draw for the cruise Saturday, November 3rd 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 – https://www.paypal.com/home to PHiPscholarshipraffle@yahoo.com (Please 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). Checks will only be accepted up until MOTM registration closes on September 15th. 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. Below is what the cruise is all about. Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.

David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2108 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair

SAIL WINDJAMMER PRIZE DESCRIPTION
•THIS IS A ONE WEEK GIVEAWAY FOR TWO ON THE S/V MANDALAY ON ANY AVAILABLE ONE WEEK GRENADA SAIL. TRIP MUST BE USED ONE YEAR FROM ISSUE DATE. NOT VALID ON SPECIALTY SAILS �
•VALUED AT $3396 ($1599 PER PERSON, PLUS $99 PER PERSON PORT CHARGES) � STANDARDCABINACCOMMODATIONS(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! �
•PALMFRINGED,WHITESANDYBEACHESOFFERYOUTRANQUILITYANDRELAXATION THAT WILL HAVE YOU LIVING YOUR CARIBBEAN DREAM AND UNWINDING BY THE MINUTE �
• WEPROVIDEALAIDBACKEXPERIENCEWITHMOUTHWATERINGNATIVECUISINEAND 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!

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15th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run

 

 

Parrot Heads,

The time has come! Our 15th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run is just around the corner. Mark May 19th, on your calendar for the FUN filled day! The bicycle poker run will begin at the Emerald Club. Starting at 11:30 you can pick up your registration packet or complete a same day registration This year we have ONLINE REGISTRATION AND IT SAVES YOU $5!  Online registration allows you to save time the day of the event. We also have online t-shirt purchases this year, so register today to guarantee yourself the t-shirt size you want! 
The Bicycle Decoration Competition will begin at 1:30 pm. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the bicycle competition will be CASH! Riders will head to the 7 Poker Stops at 2 pm to collect the best poker hand possible! We will venture to Salt, Surf’s Up, Trading Post, Flipperz, Island Time Tavern, Shark’s Den and the Growler. Think you have a good hand but missing that “one” card? Purchase a mulligan for $5! You MUST have your hand turned in by 5pm at the E-Club. 1st place wins $300, 2nd place takes home $200 and 3rd place finishes the day with $100.
Following the turning in of you cards, join us for our live auction! (We take credit cards, so don’t be afraid to bid!!)  We will be auctioning off a deep sea fishing trip, a beach tricycle, and a stay at Myrtle Beach! Help us meet our goal as we continue raising “fun”ds for the Semper Fi Outdoor Odyssey Kid’s Camp. Winners of the Poker hand will be announced at 5:30pm.
 

April 2018 Tradewind Times is now online

 

The second quarter 2018 edition of the Tradewind Times is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you will find the always anticipated “State of the Phlock” with details about how awesome you all did last year!  There is also the Top 20 Clubs list with those clubs that have the most members.
There is an article about how PHIP did with the National Alzheimer’s Walk Team and the clubs’ team participation.  You can read about how to set up your team for this year and participate with PHIP to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

 

There is info on upcoming deadlines for PHIP Interim Reports, the Golden Coconut Award contest and the Newsletter Contest.  The latest PHIP featured clubs are in there.  There’s a Lone Palm Foundation raffle for ticket to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Fenway Park.   Plus see the standard quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.
To access the newsletter go to this link: phip.com/Apr2018TWT   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.  Please share this email with your club members!

 

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!
 
 
Sally Spenny
Editor Tradewind Times
San Antonio Parrot Head Club

Win a Windjammer Cruise and Help The PHiP Scholarship

 

Windjammer has once again graciously donated a windjammer cruise to help benefit the PHiP Scholarship. You can buy these tickets individually or as a club donation to the scholarship (domino college recognition) and use this great prize for your fundraiser. Last years winner was a club and they are using their prize for their fundraiser at the end of this month.

Please pass this information around to all your club members. All are eligible to win whether they are going to MOTM or not. How about buying some chances as a club to use the prize for your clubs fund raiser? Purchase of tickets by your club gets you listed in the Tradewind Times Domino College. Last years prize went to a club and they earned over $2000 for their fund raiser this past February.

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. We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check starting today. We will draw for the cruise Saturday, November 3rd 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 – https://www.paypal.com/home to PHiPscholarshipraffle@yahoo.com (Please 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). Checks will only be accepted up until MOTM registration closes on September 15th. 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. Below is what the cruise is all about. Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.

David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2108 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair Continue reading Win a Windjammer Cruise and Help The PHiP Scholarship

Join Us For A New Member Social

 

The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will be sponsoring a new member social on April 25 th at the Island Time Tavern (across from Rucker Johns in Emerald Plantations.) It will be held from 6 to 9 PM. We are inviting all new members who have joined since October, 2017, but all members are invited. You will be responsible for your drinks, but the club will provide pizza. In order to make sure, we order adequate pizza, you will need to sign up at the April Meeting or contact Sue (stonesend@gmail.com) or Maggie (maggie.rauschenberg@gmail). Email invitations will be sent out to all new members who have joined in the past 6 months.

REMINDER: Last Call for 2018 Club Dues

Last Call for Dues

 

REMINDER:  Club member dues are due in January of each year,  We have sent out reminders in the January and February newsletters. If your dues have not been paid by March 31st,  your membership information will be removed from our data base. That means you will no longer receive emails, newsletters etc., from the Emerald Isle Parrothead club. If you decide to re-join later you will have to fill out a new application.

If you are in town, you can pay your dues at our St Patrick’s Day Booth. If not, dues can be paid in the following ways.

Annual dues are $10 PER PERSON, PER YEAR. If you joined this past October, November, or December, your dues are not due until next January(2019) These are the two ways to pay your dues which are $10.00 per year per person. 1.  You can mail the dues to: Emerald Isle Parrot Heads PO Box 4293 Emerald Isle NC 28594-4293.  2. The easiest way is to go to the website Emeraldisleparrotheads.com. and use the PayPal link. To do this, go to the box on the right that says click here to join or renew. Click on box and then go past the first part (that is for new people) and scroll down. If you are just “renewing” your membership for 2018, You do not need to fill out a form, go to the bottom and then click on the link to pay with Paypal. If you pay with PayPal, please enter $10.61