All posts by 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.

MAY 18 2019, BEACH BIKE POKER RUN, REGISTER NOW!

BBPR 2019   REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR $20. YOU SAVE $5.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION $25. Event t-shirts @ $10.00 each are also available online for purchasing, so register now at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com, 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.