All posts by Jimi Crampton

Island Party Transportation Update

The EIPHC Anniversary Weekend Island Party will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 on Pelican Island in Swansboro, NC. Parrot Head members arriving by land can catch a ride to the island by coming to the docks between Bake, Bottle and Brew and Saltwater Grill. A special thanks to Parrot Head Captains Jason Holland and Steve Johnson for helping with transportation to the island. They will shuttle to the island beginning at 12 noon and run every 30 minutes. The island party is for Emerald Isle Parrot Head member and their guest only. Come celebrate “Island Style”!!

Happy Anniversary to Us!! August 4-6, 2017

It’s time to come out and celebrate another Anniversary Weekend with the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club. Plans for our Parrot Head Club Anniversary Weekend have been in the works for a while and we are all looking forward to a weekend full of PHUN and PHRIENDS.
The celebration begins as always with our First Friday PHlocking on Friday (Aug. 4th). Matt and the E-Club will be hosting and our favorite PH Chef, Jack Synan will be cooking a pig. There will be great drink specials and some free swag too! The new expanded patio area is open and there will be some fantastic music on the new outdoor stage. Join us on Friday night from 7-9pm.
Our Anniversary Island Party (August 6th) is out on Pelican Island. Parrot Heads and friends will arrive by boat, kayak, canoe, or other(?) for a fun day in the sun and water with games, grllin’ & chillin’, and music by Dicky Scearce & Jack Ketner. We need lots of help for the planning and we will have sign up sheets at the PHlocking. We need a few big birds to be in charge so please help by letting me know before the PHlocking if you can coordinate. Email Sue Stone at stonesend@gmail.com. Sign up sheets will be at the PHlocking. There will be a few specific emails to keep you all up to date on where and when to catch a ride if you need one.
Just so you know, this is the Annual event where we “fun raise”. No money involved, This party is just a way to thank our members for doing such good things all year. EIPHC provides hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls and condiments. There will be a few games, a swimming spot, music and all y’all provide is the fun, a dish to share and chairs, umbrellas, sunglasses and sun screen. No dogs allowed (due to food stealing, spilled drinks and general mayhem). We need volunteers to purchase the food, provide boat transportation to those that have no water vehicles, plan the games, clean up the island before and after, cook some food etc. Everyone can help. Everyone is invited and you can bring guests but it is not a public event.
It’s going to be a GREAT weekend!! Come out and celebrate the EIPHC!!

         

BREAKING NEWS!!!

This just in….It looks like the new EIPHC T-Shirts will be available for purchase at tomorrow’s Phlocking. This will be the “official unveiling” of the new logo design. T-Shirts will be $15.00 and you will not be disappointed. The new design is AWESOME!! Be sure to stop by the membership table tomorrow night to purchase your very own EIPHC T-Shirt and proudly represent this great club.

He was wearing WHAT?? July 7, 2017

Tourist Season is in full swing on the island and you know what that
means… Pier People and Tacky Tourist everywhere you look. Now it’s our
time to turn the tables and poke a little fun at the ones who keep our
little island going by bringing in the big bucks and entertaining the
locals! Look deep in your wardrobe for some fun stuff to participate in our
TACKY TOURIST THEMED JULY PHLOCKING! Yes, we know you have some of that
touristy stuff before you became an EI local or a weekender. Anything goes,
so bring out the dark socks and sandals, the zinc oxide, the belly bags and
all those “Wings” Emerald Isle Shirts. The Phlocking will be Friday, July 7th at the E-Club. We party from 7-9 pm and we even welcome those special summer visitors.
Our 50/50 raffle will benefit A Second Helping Mission. A Second Helping- Emerald Isle is a community supported project to collect leftover food from vacationers as they leave the island. They have two drop off centers in Emerald Isle on Saturday mornings. Beside Bert’s Surf Shop 8-11 am and Stir It Up Coffee Shop 7-9 am at Emerald Plantation. The group needs money to buy a banner to make them more visible and money to buy ice each week. You can even sign up to volunteer at the meeting. Check out the website for more information or to volunteer. www.asecondhelping-emeraldisle.com/ Break out the tacky fun stuff and join us!

Calling all Parrot Heads!! Phlash Phlocking!!

The EIPHC will be Phlash Phlocking at Salt Bar on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Let’s all come out and welcome new owner, Sean to the island family officially!! Sean was a great supporter of the Beach Bike Poker Run and this will be a fantastic way to show our gratitude. Thursday night is shaping up to be a fun filled event with live reggae music by TreeHouse, Patron and Bacardi reps on premise and DOGS welcome!! I’m sure Annie, Bennett, Bouy, Mahi, and Tierney will be checking out the theory that “dogs relax to reggae”. The music starts at 9:00 pm. So grab your best buddy (human or four legged) and head out to Salt Bar to show them how we “Party with a Purpose”. Hope to see everyone there.

June Phlocking – June 2, 2017

WOW! What a month the EIPHC had in May. The Beach Bike Poker Run was a huge success with our biggest crowd and the most money raised in the history of the event. The month has flown by, and I’ll use that as my excuse for this Phlocking information being so late. You know the Parrot Heads just keep right on “Partying with a Purpose” so get ready to join us on Friday, June 2nd at the E-Club for our monthly gathering. The PHUN will begin at 7:00 pm and continue until at least 9:00 pm.  If we’re lucky, our new t-shirts unveiling the updated club logo will be available. Don’t hold me to that….but a fellow PH told me that it just might happen. The E-Club will be providing drink specials, yummy food and a great outdoor patio with Cornhole and my favorite Giant Jenga!!

This month we will be raising money for BackPack Friends and providing food to kids in needs on the weekends or over holidays when they are not provided meals at school.   Be sure to bring your food or cash donations and remember the money raised in the 50/50 drawing will also support this GREAT cause.  The following is a list of items included in the bags for students – Each Backpack Contains: 2  vegetable bowls, 2 fruit bowls, 3  meat stews or canned meat, 1 packaged noodles, 2 healthy snacks, 2 breakfast items, 1 peanut butter, 1  jelly,  4  snack crackers, 1 roll toilet paper, and 4 individually wrapped spoons.

Come join us for a guaranteed good time!! Hope to see you there!!

 

 

BackPack

Cinco de Mayo Phlocking – May 5, 2017

 

It’s a Parrot Head Fiesta on Friday, May 5th.  Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Emerald Club.   We will be raising money for The Alzheimer Association with a special auction and our 50/50 raffle.  We are excited to offer 2 bicycles and a very special reclaimed wood table created using wood from our very own Bogue Inlet Pier.  The items have been provided by members and  will be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to our May charity.  As you know, our Beach Bike Poker Run is right around the corner so this is a great opportunity to bid on a new ride for the special day!!  The picture below represents the style of the table that is being made and donated for this special event.  So, mark your calendars and plan to join us…..as always, there will be drink specials, free food and fun with friends!!

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Longest Day Alzheimer Walk – June 17, 2017

June 17th (sunrise to sunset) – The Longest Day Fundraiser for Alzheimers

The 4th Annual Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl (EISTC) on the beach in EI! We are excited the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads are teaming up with us again this year. The Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event is a sunrise to sunset event to raise funds and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Our chosen event is to walk the beach from sunrise to sunset in a relay fashion and celebrate with a sunset ceremony at the Point (around 8:00pm). It is great fun and a fabulous way to raise money. Finding a way to end Alzheimer’s is a passion that is very close to our hearts and many of us know someone who has been affected by this disease…or will in the future…Now is the time to #endalz We would love for y’all to join us. Here are several ways you can participate:

1. Are you a Parrothead? Of course you are! The EIPHC will support you by a $10 donation when you walk during our sunrise to sunset relay. On Saturday, June 17 you will be scheduled to walk a 2 mile leg of the relay depending on the time of day you want to walk and where you live. As we have done in past years we will have volunteers who can shuttle you from the end of your walk back to your car (EI police allows street parking with our special passes for the day). We find that walking with a larger group brings greater attention to the event. Please invite your family and friends to walk with you. Let us know you will be joining us and we will be in touch with you closer to the walk to let you know the schedule.

2. Fundraise/Donate: Go to https://act.alz.org/goto/EISTC2017 (you may have to copy and paste into your browser if you cannot click on the link). Click on Join our Parrot Head Team and search for Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club (Val Johnson can assist you). There you can donate to the EIPHC team directly. If you want to create your own page for family and friends to donate, when you go to https://act.alz.org/goto/EISTC2017 click on Register. Registration is free. When you register you have the option of purchasing a t-shirt for $5 or $10. When you register you can personalize your own page on the website with your story about living or caring with someone with Alzheimer’s. You can invite friends and family to donate to your page, walk with you or attend one of our fundraisers. And of course we will take cash or check direct donations to the team! BONUS: Any donation of $50 or more will enter the person in the raffle for a stay at Batten the Breeze (courtesy of Emerald Isle Realty)!

3. Attend a Fundraiser: Frosted in Swansboro is holding a Cake Decorating Fundraiser for us on April 25 or May 18 from 7:30-9pm. The cost if $53.50 (tax included) and $15 of each fee will be donated to our team! We are also holding a weekday event on Saturday, May 27 from 5:30-7pm. We can also schedule a painting class with Peggy Poe if anyone would like to paint a swimming Sea Turtle. We can schedule small groups if you have friends or family who want to do the event together. Let me know if you are interested in attending so we can register for the event. These events are open to everyone (not just EI Sea Turtle Patrol).

4. Sponsorship: We are also working on sponsorship signs that will be placed around the town the week before the event and on the day of the event. Show your support and advertise your business as well as your commitment to end Alzheimer’s! Sponsorship of a sign is $50 and we will advertise your business, honor your loved one living with or lost to this disease, or Thank you for your support. Contact Susan Smith (Parrot Head) at 301-802-2121 or susan.seadreams@gmail.com