All posts by Jan Hicks



RACE DAY REGISTRATION $25. Event t-shirts @ $10.00 each are also available online for purchasing, so register now at, to guarantee yourself the t-shirt size you want and to save money!

WHEN MAY 18, 2019 (see schedule below)
WHERE: Beginning at E-Club, 8102 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC and on to 7 participating bars/stops, Carolina Wine Mixer, Surf’s Up, Trading Post, Flipperz, Island Time Tavern, Shark’s Den and the Growler for a poker card, special drinks and who knows what!
12:00 noon……..Pick up online registration packet/same day registration at E-Club
1:30 p.m……….. Bicycle contest winners (Bicycles must be parked in designated area with registration number attached no later than 1 p.m. to participate) $100 first, $50 second and $25 third place.)
2:00 p.m……….. Poker Run begins.
5:00 p.m……….. Poker Card Stops are closed to participants.
5:30 p.m. ……….You MUST return to the E-Club and turn in your poker hand no later than 5:30 p.m. to be eligible to win. 1st place wins $300, 2nd wins $200 and 3rd takes home $100. Winners of the Poker hand will be announced shortly after 5:30.

BEFORE AND AFTER RACE: Silent Auction. Place your bids and enjoy the opportunity to give and receive! (We take credit cards, so don’t be afraid to bid!!) Feeling lucky? We are raffling off a HUGE Board filled with Lottery tickets. Win the entire Board by purchasing raffle tickets. You can win $1,000’s! And don’t forget to purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle.
Help us make this event a success as we continue supporting the Semper Fi Outdoor Odyssey Kid’s Camp for children of wounded warriors in Onslow and Carteret Counties to attend camp and be mentored throughout the year.

President’s Notes February 2019

Good day my fellow Parrot Heads! February has gone by fast with its Super Bowl celebrations and its sweet hugs and kisses on St. Valentine’s Day. Now, get ready for a cheery “Top of the Morning!” as we celebrate the Emerald Isle St. Patty’s Day Festival on Saturday, March 16. Come support our volunteers working at the EIPHC booth onsite. We are proudly sponsoring as our charity Family Promise of Carteret County whose mission is to assist the homeless.
We’re rolling out more events this Spring for your enjoyment! Be sure to Save the Date for our infamous EIPHC Beach Bike Poker Run on May 18, 2019. Personally, this is one of my favorites because it involves a bunch of Fruitcakes like me enjoying a chaotic but somehow organized poker run on bicycles to participating establishments on the Island! All profits will be donated to Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp for local Onslow and Carteret County children of wounded warriors. The families of these kids are so grateful for our love and support every year.
In addition, don’t miss our “Fins Up” Party Weekend. The Beer & Baseball Bus Tour begins at 12 noon on June 1. On June 2, the Emerald Club is hosting a “Fins Up” Party with live music from Rick Lamb and the Phin-Addicts. I can’t believe these guys are performing for us at the Wood Ducks game on Saturday and then again Sunday afternoon at the E-Club. They are an award-winning, popular and loved band on the Trop Rock Circuit and played inside and outside the States! These are Parrot Head party music veterans and have promised us a great show at both events! So, spread your wings and come fly with us! NOTE: Registration for the Beer & Ballgame Adventure is available on-line until March 10.
Details of these and more events can be found on our website at Make sure you SAVE THESE DATES! I can’t wait to “Party with a Purpose,” can you? Jan Hicks

President’s Notes, January 2019

Get ready, get set, let’s go! We’re off and running and looking forward to our new year of 2019 and all it has in store for us! 2018 was awesome and we couldn’t have had the success we had without all of you! Thanks to the time you donated and to your gracious generosity, we made a significant change in many lives! Thanks also to the generosity of our many sponsors for their continued support with our events throughout the year.

Our Phlock has many great things coming in this new year and you won’t want to miss any of them. Pay close attention to the Newsletter, our Website and Facebook to keep up with all we have scheduled for you! It all starts at 7p.m., at our Friday, February 1, Phlocking, held at the E-Club, Emerald Isle, NC. If you are currently a member, we’ll be glad to see you. If you are not and want to become a member, we’ll be just as glad to see you and sign you up! There’s a membership table on location or join on-line at our website Look for me and I’ll show you around! Jan H.

President’s Notes, December 2018

Cheers to the passing of 2018! Another chapter is written in our “Book of Parrot Head Tales.” Exciting stories include monthly phlockings, St. Patty’s Day Celebration, Disc Golf Tournament, Land and Sea clean ups, and Island and Beach parties. Then there’s wild accountings of a daring Diva Walk, a hot chili cookoff, the building of a hippie bus, and an Island Santa Bar Crawl. But the best 2018 stories were those of many helping hands, strong working heroes, outstanding sacrifices, major giving and encouraging support for those affected by Flo! Yes folks, this has been one “well” of a year, full of wonder and mystery, calamity and joy. We have all written these stories together!

It’s now time to look forward to a new chapter waiting to be written. Let’s plan on 2019 being fantastically amazing. Come live, love, laugh, sing, dance, dream, play, give, smile and work with us at EIPHC! You can be an important part of what we do. Register for membership on line or sign up at our next phlocking on Friday, January 4, and help us write the next chapter as “we party with a purpose.” Jan Hicks