Now that all y’all have recovered from the Beach Bicycle Poker Run, it is time to get the creative juices flowing again! This Friday’s PHlocking will be getting us ready for summer at the Fair. Yep, we will be having a Parrot Head PHair, just like the county or state fairs! There will be booths where you can try your luck at winning prizes. We are looking for Parrot Heads to dress the part by picking a favorite PHair activity be that a Bearded Lady, pig run, tractor pull, dwarf bowling, biggest cabbage, livestock judging, sheep……??? , rodeo fun….well you get the idea. Hope to see you there…at the PHair!
Please join the community as we stand for clean oceans and renewable energy. (see attached flyer) We will gather at the ocean by the Emerald Isle Pier at 11:50. We encourage you to ride your bike or walk but if you drive, the parking fee is $15 and refundable if you are there less than 30 minutes. At noon, we will join hands for 15 minutes. A wonderful opportunity to show your support, bring your kids and grandkids and get them involved early in helping to nurture and protect our Earth.
This event is worldwide and is growing every year. Hands Across the Sand / Land, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and to stand against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.
- This isn’t about politics – it’s about protection of our oceans and marine life, our coastal environment, our coastal economies our mountains, valleys and meadows.
- The Hands Across the Sand/Land events are aimed at steering America’s energy policy away from its dependence on fossil fuels and towards clean energy. We are drawing an imaginary line in the sand and on our lands, which make for a powerful image to say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.
The Parrot Head Beach Bike Poker Run is on, dress for the weather, and you will have fun. You can go by car, bike or foot. Over 50 raffle prizes and gift certificates. Registration starts at 11:30 the ride starts at 2. Come on out and make the best of the situation cause that is what Parrot Heads do. This is a public event so bring your friends and neighbors! Don’t miss this annual event.
Hands Across the Sand event is at 11:50 with hand holding at 12 to 12:15. There will be a plane fly over to take some pics so lets turn out in numbers.
Yes, we do have culture around the area and now is your chance to enjoy some musical entertainment. This event will benefit the Friends of the Library for the building fund. Parrot Heads can listen and enjoy all types of music!
We had planned a Highway pick up along with the SoundSide litter pick up by boat but DOT and prisoners picked up the trash along the highway a week or so ago. We will do one later in the spring or early summer instead. The Soundside pick up is still on and Val Johnson has it all organized for those who have signed up. Thanks to those who volunteered, we will get back with you about a future date!
January 8th – 7PM – First Friday PHlocking (no wait this time it is the second Friday PHlocking…..)
Join us for the new year and a recall of the fun we had in 2015. Not sure exactly what the theme will be but we will make sure you have some fun. Also, a big reminder to bring a check (EIPHC) or cash for the 2016 dues of $10 per person. (same price as when the Club started.) Our dues are calendar basis (January to December) and we do not prorate. If you joined late in the year, check with us, we may have put you in for 2016 already! In March we will delete those who have not paid from the membership list and you will need to fill out a new application with appropriate information and the dues payment. If you won’t make the PHlocking, you can mail your check made out to EIPHC to Sue Stone, 9701 Ashley Place, Emerald Isle, NC 28594.
January 16th – Adopt a Highway Litter Pick-up – Meet at 11:00 AM at the Emerald Club. We missed the fall highway pickup due to rain etc. and it is looking pretty littered so what better way to work off some calories and stay warm than an hour with your Parrot Head friends. This time we are doing the litter pick up in coordination with Carteret County Gateway organization (the group trying to pretty up Cape Carteret and get a bike path built). They will be picking up on Rte 58 going up towards Pelletier. So bundle up and help us keep the “gateway” to paradise clean and pretty! We will have a sign up sheet at the PHlocking and at the PHluffing Party or you can email Jean Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the group for lunch someplace to be determined immediately following the pickup if you want to continue the fun.
January 13th (Wednesday) – PHluff up the PHlock Party 6:30 . This is your chance to become an active member. Each January, as tradition now has it, we come together as a PHlock to help plan the upcoming year’s activities. We see who is interested in becoming a Board Member, committee chair/co-chair or someone who can help head up an event. It is a time that you can give the Club some feedback on the good, the bad and the ugly and help make some positive changes in the club. While everyone is welcome, we are really looking for those that would like to take an active role in the club. If you are interested and can attend, please send me an email and as we finalize plans for the gathering, I will let you know exactly where we will be PHlocking. We do some break out work sessions and of course have plenty to eat and drink. Please think about your role in the club. The more active you become, the more people you will get to know and enjoy. One other item worth mentioning here. If you would like to see the club help a particular charity (501 C 3) , have an idea and are willing to head up the event, we are always willing to help find a way to help make it happen. Typically, the person/persons in charge of an event (Big Birds) get to pick the recipient of the funds raised. As an example, Michael Moyer and Mendy Barrows team up for the Coast is Clear Under the Pier Party and they pick the charity (usually animal related).