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Meeting of the Minds 2017 Drawing Winners!

 

Hello Parrot Heads!!
April 1 has come and gone! The year is flying by! It is time to announce the winners of our two Meeting of the Minds 2017 drawings! Thanks to everyone for your participation in the drawings!
The Casa Marina Four Night Two Bedroom Suite Drawing
First the WINNERS of the two bedroom oceanfront suite for four nights at the Casa Marina for MOTM 2017 are Kim and Mason Hollis of the Finz Up, Lake Monroe Parrot Head Club! Congratulations go out to Mason and his wife Kim for winning this awesome prize! Thank you for being registered for MOTM 2017 and staying at the Casa Marina!! It pays to stay at the Casa Marina in more ways than one!!
Two Tickets and Hospitality Passes for a Jimmy Buffett 2017 Concert of Your Choice Drawing
Everyone who registered for Meeting of the Minds 2017 prior to April 1 was entered into a drawing for two tickets and hospitality passes to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band anywhere on the 2017 concert schedule courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! Congratulations go to Jason Shaffer for winning this awesome prize!  Thank you Margaritaville Foods! Jason is a member of the Virtual Parrot Head Club!

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YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!

 

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!

 Hello Everyone! Here is the latest update for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 “We’re Still Here!”
The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule!
The Meeting of the Minds entertainment schedule will be published in April. There are a few contracts and details being finalized as this update is going to press. Stand by for more information but get registered for the awesome ticket drawing!! There are less than two weeks until we announce the winners for 2017!
The Casa Marina Remains Sold Out!
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.
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!!
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
TWO DRAWINGS!! THERE ARE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL THE DEADLINE TO ENTER!!   CHECK OUT THESE PRIZES!!!
THANKS TO MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! IF you register FOR MOTM 2017 before April 1st, 2017YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN a pair of JIMMY BUFFETT and THE CORAL REEFER BAND concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2017 Live Nation tour date within the U.S. or Canada.  Concert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible, if concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notification.
NEXT….THE CASA MARINA RESORT IS SOLD OUT FOR Meeting of the Minds. IF YOU ARE ON THE WAIT LIST AND GET MOVED OVER BEFORE APRIL 1 YOU WILL GET ENTERED TO THE DRAWING! If you booked your room by April 1st, 2017 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2017 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2017 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the fifth year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!! The winners will be announced in APRIL!!!
Standby for more Meeting of the Minds News!! 2017 is gonna’ ROCK!
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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BE ADVISED!! The CASA MARINA AT 2017 MOTM IS SOLD OUT!!!

Hello Everyone! I wanted to give you an update as Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration and the Casa Marina MOTM reservations block opened back on December 27 just over two weeks ago!
BE ADVISED!! The CASA MARINA IS SOLD OUT!!!
As I told you when the Casa reservations opened on December 27th…the hotel will sell out very fast!! Well the record has been broken! Less than three weeks! Now what?

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The January 2017 Tradewind Times is now on-line

 

Hello Parrot Heads!
Hope all are surviving the weather this winter….  Can’t wait for Spring!
The latest edition of the PHIP Tradewind Times quarterly newsletter is now on line for you to share with your clubs and club members! Thanks to all that provided inputs and thanks to the clubs that posted or sent information so their club could be included in the Domino College Deans List.  I know that you are all out there doing great things, but it is good to share with others – who knows?  You might have an idea that others can use or another club did something that will work great for an event you want to plan.
Read President Kathy Pfister’s advice for club leaders and meet the new PHIP board members.  Read about what we did at MOTM 2016 and registration for MOTM 2017.   PHIP Scholarship contest for 2017 is now open.
To find the newsletter you can go to the link at: TradewindTimes0117
Or you can always go to the PHIP website at www.phip.com then go to the Club/Chapter Info section and scroll down on the left side then select the Tradewind Times.
Thanks and hope to see you at a Parrot Head Club event down the road!
Sally Spenny
Editor, PHIP Tradewind Times

PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest

 

Hello Club Leaders: 
It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest.  Please pass this information along to your club members.  You can cut and paste this email and include it in your email you send out to your members.   This is the only way that your members will know of this great opportunity and we need you as leaders to make sure that this information gets out to each and every one of them.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your members and their families.  Please forward this email to you club at least once a month for the next three months in your clubs communications.  This is  a great opportunity that we want all eligible students to take advantage of.  Thanks in advance for helping to get the word out and good luck to all the applicants.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2017 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 2017. 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: $2,000Eligibility: 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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2017, 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!

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2017 MOTM REGISTRATION

HAPPY NEW YEAR PARROT HEADS!!
Hello Everyone! Happy Holidays! It is time to let you know that Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration is open! The Casa Marina is also now ready to take your reservation for Meeting of the Minds 2017!! But hurry on the reservations as the hotel sold out in three weeks last year!
2017 MEETING OF THE MINDS REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 27th!!
REGISTRATION FOR THE 26th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 WILL OPEN AT 12:00 NOON EST on DECEMBER 27, 2016!! Here is the link: https://www.phip.com/meeting

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