All posts by Jan Hicks

President’s Notes July 2019

17th Anniversary, Alive and Well!

While some of you reading this article were young children when this club began in 2002, others of you were here getting it started! Imagine how different we and the surrounding areas would be without it…no charity events and fundraisers, no area cleanups, no phlockings, and no new parrot head friends! Need I say more? It’s easy to see the importance of keeping the Parrot Head Nation and EIPHC active and strong for generations to come.

We are way beyond just partying together!  We reap the benefits of having young and old (oldish) birds working together to form a strong force with common goals that benefit everyone! Like Jimmy, we love flip flops, the ocean, our walks in the sand, soaking up the sun and breathing the salty air.  We all realize life is good and meant to be appreciated.  We take responsibility for the welfare of the beautiful people and treasures surrounding us and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve them! Come join us this weekend at the E-Club for our Friday Phlocking on 8/2 at 7 pm and Anniversary Party on Sunday 8/4 at l pm and raise your glass as we continue to “pass the torch” and “party with a purpose!” Together let’s reminisce about the past as we look forward to the future! Jan Hicks

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA” JULY PHLOCKING

Yes, it’s our great nation’s birthday the week of our phlocking set for Friday, July 5, at the E-Club, Emerald Isle, NC, beginning at 7 p.m. There’s no better way to celebrate than with a party thrown by our phlock as we “Party with a Purpose!” Lots of fun is in store, including free food and music provided by Matt and a couple of way-out wacky games for those who love to win prizes! Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle are going to Fairways for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission statement is to support combat wounded warriors to help with their physical and emotional rehabilitation. This is accomplished by using the fun and challenging sport of golf. Funds raised by EIPHC will be designated for combat veterans and their families in Onslow and Carteret Counties. Visit their website at www.fairwaysforwarriors.org to learn more. Our new club t-shirts will be making their debut but won’t last long, so hurry up and buy one! Cindy New, Big Bird, has a July 5 birth date so come wish her a happy birthday as well! Let’s do this!

President’s Notes June 2019

“One Particular Harbor,” it’s a magic kind of medicine that no doctor could prescribe!

The harbor is right here and EIPHC contributes to its magic each year! Our membership continues to grow as we welcome new members and invite them to get involved in our many projects. Our fundraising efforts have magnified with the help from our wonderful and giving membership and the support of our surrounding community. We are something special because we love to party, give our time and money to the people who live around us and need our help, and do it with enthusiasm! The next few months will be busy so be sure to read your newsletter and mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss a thing!

Now into July we go with visions of making 2019 the best year ever, and we’ll continue to do what we do best, “Party with a Purpose!” I hope to celebrate America’s birthday with you at the PHAbulous PHLocking on July 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at the E-Club! See you there! Jan H.

President’s Notes May 2019

“IF WE COULDN’T LAUGH, WE WOULD ALL GO INSANE!” So true from every perspective and especially at our 16th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run. We laughed and even cackled, yet some of us still went insane. What a great day of making history! We’re donating $20,000 to Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp, bringing the total funding from EIPHC since 2014 to $67,050 to help change the lives of military children.

This is a huge event and I love watching it unfold every year. I’m so excited that it’s hard to reign in everything I want to share with you! Let’s start by throwing out a few facts you may not know. The day started with a clean-up crew at the E-Club at 7 a.m., giving everything outside a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, arranging furniture, posting signs and much more! The day progressed with folks selling t-shirts, registering our guests, preparing and selling raffle tickets, judging bikes, gathering and selecting winning poker hands, and assisting with the silent auction and door prizes. Card sharks were everywhere greeting the players, monitoring the poker cards and making sure folks had a good time. Also, behind the scenes and well before the event date, volunteers were generating donations, making deliveries, running errands, sorting and packaging silent auction items, making copies, designing and putting out signs, and lots more! While this is not an all-inclusive list, it should give you an idea of why I am so proud to be a part of this A+ team of over 65 volunteers! We couldn’t make this event a reality without their huge commitment and active contribution!

Bear with me just a little longer. Our surrounding community also stepped up to the plate and supported us and our cause in every way possible with 8 establishments participating in the run, 21 businesses graciously serving as corporate sponsors, and 48 local business and individuals donating cash, door prizes, and silent auction items! Our phlock is fortunate to be located among such a caring family of businesses and individuals in our area. They make us look good!

And finally, I want to thank all of you who showed up for the event, brought your bicycle, spent your money, shared your smile and experienced a good time with new and old friends during your ride! I hope each one of you will join us again next year where we can start this madness all over again! Hope to see you soon at our next event! Take care and continue to “Party with a Purpose!” Jan Hicks

President’s Notes April 2019


I LOVE PARROT HEAD EVENTS!!!
Yep, warm days are here, and we are all just itching to party! One great place to start is at our 16th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run! Whether it’s your first or your sixteenth ride, it’s an experience that offers wonderful memories and great stories that last forever! It’s a time when we all unite in one gigantic phlock and enjoy the day as only Parrot Heads can do. Even if you’re not a parrot head, come hang out and party with us; or even better, join us as a parrot head member online or at our May 3 Phlocking!

Registration for EIPHC Poker Run is online at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com currently but will expire on May 4. If you register online, you save $5 per person. You can register live on May 18, 2019, day of event for $25.00.

While you are at it, don’t forget to decorate your bike and yourself in costume to win CASH PRIZES. The theme is “Daydreamin” so you can be anything you want! I’ve decided to become the image I love, a mermaid! Also, there are opportunities to win a 50/50 raffle, a “Scratch Off Board” Raffle, a silent auction bid and the purchase of a Mulligan card to aid your final poker hand and win cash! Be sure to come bringing cash, check, or credit card to participate in these fun and lively activities. Remember that what you spend at this event is going to the Semper Fi Fund! We are proud to sponsor them again this year to benefit local kids of wounded warriors to attend an outdoor kid’s camp and be matched with a high school mentor to assist them throughout the year! I love these kids!

Any other questions you have can be answered on our website at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com ! From your friendly President a/k/a Mermaid,  Jan H.