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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 Wrap Up Notes

 

Hello Parrot Heads! I hope your holiday season is going well and you have recovered from another PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! The 28th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds “License to Chill” was very successful in many ways and it all seemed to go down in a few hours instead of days. Time does fly when you are having PHun…The beach in Key West was HOT… Abnormally hotter than normal by 10-20 degrees at times. You may have noticed there is a weather station on the roof of the main stage at the Casa Marina to monitor the weather on the beach and watch the wind speed for any danger to our crowd due to the roof used over the main stage. One day the “feels like temperature” was at 103 F! The average high temperature in Key West for October 31 is 82 F! We can’t control the thermostat on the beach but we can hopefully look forward to normal temperatures returning in 2020.
Sponsors, Attendees, and Volunteers. First I want to thank all of our sponsors and folks who registered to support PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 as you all pay the bills and we appreciate everyone of you! I also want to thank every volunteer that made the event happen whether you work every day on this event or just a few hours. You know who you are. Remember that you did make a difference to many and you supported this very special event.
Registration. We had a late registration surge as always and similar walk-up support to 2018 as there were many people excited to see all of our music for such a great value. We were told several times what a “bargain” the ticket prices were with people paying what they do for boat tours and theatre concerts around town.  I also know that we poured several thousand FREE Margaritaville Tequila margaritas and SOLD-OUT the priced-right Land Shark Lager supply in the Key West area by the end of Saturday! NO we did not run out of beer in Key West but we were selling some alternative brands at a few of the hotel bars by Saturday night. Just a hint to the local distributor…next year BRING A BIGGER TRUCK OF LAND SHARK! Parrot Heads LOVE THAT $3 LAND SHARK LAGER at events in Key West!
Success. We ended the year UP in registration AGAIN from the hurricane Irma year which also followed our 25th annual sold out event. There is a MOTM trend that says we see a dip in registration after a five -year anniversary sellout which we saw at MOTM during the 20th and 25th annual sell-outs. (Yes we keep records and have statistical information) In fact I am happy to say as I said at the Club Leaders Brunch that the 2019 registration number was up 18% from 2017.

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The October 2019 Edition of the Tradewind Times is now online!

 

The fourth Quarter 2019 Tradewind Times edition is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you’ll find some important information about the 28th Meeting of the Minds – “License to Chill”.  There’s information for the on-site registration this year, the specials at the Casa Marina, and service projects.  Also the PHIP scheduled meetings for members and leaders while in Key West, plus the upcoming PHIP Annual Renewal.

There is an special early preview of some auction items that will be after the General Membership Meeting and another way to raise money for the Lone Palm Foundation.  There’s an update on the 2019 PHIP National Alzheimer’s Walk Team and participating clubs, the quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.  So please share this email with your club members!

To access the newsletter go to this link:  s3.amazonaws.com/busites_www/phipcom/1/1/pages/Oct2019TWT.pdf

Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at http://www.phip.com/ then click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to select the Tradewind Times.

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way!  Keep those posts and emails coming about how Parrot Heads “Party with a Purpose”!!  There are so many clubs and members out there doing great things!

Fall is here, we’ve had a cold front come in, and it is almost time to head down to the party at the end of the road!

Hope to see some of you at MOTM in Key West really soon!

 

Sally Spenny.

Editor, Tradewind Times

The latest update for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019!

 

 

Hello Everyone!  PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 is barely a month away and here is some more information as we approach the event!
I want to explain why the music is starting so early on Saturday morning this year. A few short months ago I made a required change to the entertainment schedule for Thursday and Saturday that switched some artists around due to changing tour and show schedules. A couple of bands were moved from Thursday to Saturday. No one was dropped from the schedule but both days were tweaked a bit! The bonus of all of this was we get the Mac McAnally show on Thursday night and Mac also has told me to let you know that he will be joining Peter with most of teh Coral Reefers on Friday night for part of his special set! The Friday night set will be something you simply must see with all of the things that are going into it!

All this said the schedule adjustments moved the music to start at 08:00 AM on Saturday. Jim Hoehn starts the day out at 8:00 AM followed by Johnny Russler and his Beach Bum Band at 09:00 AM. I know this is early but to fit everyone in I backed the schedule up to keep everyone in place on the line-up. I want to first of all thank everyone for being understanding about the situation and I am also getting ready to tell you why YOU want to be there! We want to draw a crowd for a long-time Meeting of the Minds favorite and a band that many people are super excited about seeing back at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds.

Here is what we are going to do for YOU when you pack the beach for these awesome artists! The Casa Marina team has agreed to deliver $5 bloody Marys, $5 mimosas on the beach, a special $6 bacon and egg sandwich on the beach, $3 muffins on the beach from 07:00 – 12:00 noon on Saturday! Yes…we will have the $3 Land Sharks and $5 margaritas flowing for the whole event as well as tons of food specials!  This is awesome Key West drink pricing and it is ONLY during this event for our group!

Now pace yourselves as we have music from 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM on Saturday! Be sure to come on out and sit in your beach chairs and ease into the day!  We want to show these guys playing early some real love!There are some other things stirring for Saturday morning support as well to start the day but the details are still being worked out! I just wanted to get this out to you now so you can start your planning to join us for our Saturday morning PARTY ON THE BEACH to start another amazing day at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds!

One more time…Don’t forget your beach chairs! If you are flying drop by the stores on Duval to pick up something comfortable to sit in…This one is appropriately called “License to Chill!”

More news to follow so standby….there are still things in the works for this year. I was just on the phone again this afternoon…

That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road.

Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

 

PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds Announces On Site Registration in Key West!

 

 

 

Hello everyone! Registration for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 is CLOSED as of September 15th! Orders are headed to vendors and t-shirts are being printed for the event! Soon we will be in KEY WEST for an awesome event!
I want to tell you that registration was very good this year but we are not at a sell-out which means
ON SITE REGISTRATION IN KEY WEST WILL OPEN ON AT 9:00 AM ON THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBER 31st IN THE CASA BALLROOM!
We are already getting tons of email about Parrot Heads missing regular registration for various reasons and new people wanting to come to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds this year! Well we do not want to leave YOU out and we always try to do what we can to help if possible.
First you MUST be a Parrot Head Club member to attend MOTM. You know we verify EVERY club member who attends every year. This is an IRS requirement.
When we are in Key West we DO NOT have the ability to verify your membership. Come to the registration area and fill out the special “Meeting of the Minds 2019 On-Site Registration / Virtual Club Membership form”Please DO NOT join the Virtual Club before showing up to register on-site as we will not be able to confirm your membership in Key West at the event.
We will have forms for you…Fill out the registration form in Key West, the registration cost is $90.00, the Virtual Club membership cost is $30.00, and the late fee is $30.00.
You will not get a free event t-shirt or gift bag when you on-site register. Remember we had to order that stuff in mid-September and you missed the deadline. Late Registration? $30.00 fee. Why? Because we want you to register before the deadline so we can prepare everything for you in advance. We don’t want you to register late…this is only to help people who have a situation that did not allow a regular registration during the year.
So, the cost to attend MOTM via late registration is $150.00 on-siteYou will walk away with a personalized credential and wristband that allows you to attend all events at the Casa Marina!!
Remember there is no free event shirt or gift bag with on-site registration but you are then ready to join your PHriends and see the show!!
If you want to register on site be sure to show up during regular registration hours as there are NO exceptions to these hours. We have an awesome registration crew that are all-volunteer and they need to enjoy MOTM too! On-site registration is during the normal registration hours of Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to noon, as well as 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Remember you will be registering up front at the Casa Marina in the ballroom to the left of the main lobby door. No one will be able to enter the Casa Marina without a credential and wristband during PHiP’s MOTM when registration starts on Thursday.
$150.00 cash or credit card will be accepted for registration on-site during the hours listed above.
Once again, after you register you will have everything you need to attend the entire event, enjoy discounts at Margaritaville Key West, and enjoy a membership in the Virtual Parrot Head Club for the balance of 2019.
There are no exceptions to this process as this is just to help folks who need to use this method of registration. See you in Key West!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Director of Conventions
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc
PHiP’s “License to Chill” 2019
Key West, Florida
Member of the Lone Palm Board of Directors

 

 

UPDATE ON HURRICANE NEEDS

9/10/19 – First of all, thanks to all of you who have donated items, money and volunteer time in support of our efforts to help the victims of our recent storm. As always, we can count on you to jump in with both feet running.
As you know, there are ever-changing conditions and needs on Ocracoke. The Market at Cedar Point has asked that you view their Facebook page for updated lists of items needed. Do not bring clothes, water, etc., to the Drop Off Point as they are no longer being collected. Mary will post later today on their Facebook Page the new updated list which is in addition to their posted list yesterday. She indicated that she will keep everyone up to date as much as possible and to stay tuned. Please view these lists on the Facebook Page, The Market at Cedar Point. She will be open every day and if no one is there, she has instructed us to leave the items on the covered porch of The Market.

In addition, I have attached an excerpt from a newspaper article found from Ocracoke’s community newspaper “The Ocracoke Observer.”
Ocracoke post-Dorian day four (Sept. 9, 2019) has specific needs post Hurricane Dorian.
We set up an email for this purpose and please respond as to your availability to supply any of these items. That email is ocracokedisasterrelief@gmail.com and please be patient. Someone will respond as soon as possible.
Please respond as to your availability to supply these items but do not purchase them until you’ve heard back from us with an OK. We will get back to you as to how to get them here.
Although the needs list is large, right now the following are specific critical Ocracoke needs:
Floor squeegees
Gatorade
Flashlights, including headlamps, and batteries of all sizes
Tupperware-type plastic containers
Totes—medium and large
Battery-powered fans
Commercial floor fans
Propane cookstoves
Extension cords
Carpet knives, nail pullers
Tyvek suits
Boot socks
Tarps
5-W-30 oil for generators—lots of it.
Mops, rakes, shovels, hammers
Chain saws
Generators
Dehumidifiers

Also, EIPHC Board has voted to contribute cash, from the amount of funds we now have on hand, and will be making a considerable contribution later to Ocracoke and the Bahamas. More news on that later! Stay safe everyone. Hope to see you soon and thank you again for all that you do and continue to do! Jan H. Pres.

YOUR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS UPDATE!

 

 

 

T-MINUS 18 DAYS UNTIL REGISTRATION FOR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS  CLOSES!!
Hello Parrot Heads! Happy Labor Day! This is a quick update that will be followed by others chocked full of information about PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! The pace is picking up, the clock is ticking, and YOU NEED TO REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15!!! Everything is very busy behind the scenes preparing for the event which is now ONLY WEEKS AWAY!!
MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS?
There are still things in the works right now to embellish the entertainment sets! By the time we get into September I will give you more details about things happening on the ground in Key West! For now I will tell you that once the music starts in the morning it will not stop even for a break until the stage closes just before midnight during the entire event!
BLOOD DRIVE NEWS
Get ready… a blood drive update is coming!! Jeff Hoffman is almost ready to start taking names and telling you all about the 2019 blood drive at the Casa Marina!
TOY DRIVE?
YES there will be a toy drive and notes are coming to tell you all about it.
RAFFLE GIFT BASKETS? More news is coming from Joe and Lorene Prorok to tell you about the gift basket plan for 2019!
LIVE AUCTION?
Yes the Lone Palm Foundation will be back onhand on Saturday morning at the Casa Marina to auction some very special Jimmy Buffett autographed and one of a kind items. All proceeds will benefit Parrot Heads in need from natural disasters. Parrot Heads Helping Parrot Heads! `
MINI MART?
YES it is SOLD OUT and PACKED with cool Parrot Head things! Don’t miss the party on Thursday morning. More news on that is coming.
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS AT THE CASA MARINA
$3 Land Sharks, $5 Margaritaville Tequila Gold Margaritas, and cheeseburgers off the grill on the beach for less than Five Guys? That is just the tip of the iceberg…. It is Key West and you are on a beach with palm trees and the ocean at a Historic Waldolf Astoria Hotel. Folks this is the place you need to be with all of your PHriends! YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE AN AMAZING TIME.
HALLOWEEN CONTEST?
YES we will have a contest on Thursday night on the MAIN STAGE WITH prizes!! Get your costume plan ready now! Fair warning! The competition was tough last year! From Radiomargaritaville…DJ’s Steve Huntington and JD Spradlin will be your hosts! See you there!
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
If you want to volunteer, we want you to contact Rick Fyffe directly and he can help put you in the place we need folks while meeting your schedule! Email Rick at rjfyffe1@ymail.com and put in your email title “PHIP MOTM VOLUNTEER HELP” and Rick will work with you to help make 2019 the best ever! Thank you to ALL of our volunteers! YOU make this event happen!
SAVE THE ONLINE SCHEDULE LINK TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE 
Remember the schedule can change even as we get to the event so be sure to keep the schedule link online updated by phone even as you attend the event!
More announcements are coming soon with other items!
YOU CANNOT SEE ALL THIS AWESOME MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED!
REMEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSES WHEN WE REACH 3,500 REGISTERED PARROT HEADS OR SEPTEMBER 15 WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS IS AN EXTREME BARGAIN AT $90 for the ENTIRE EVENT!  https://www.phip.com/meeting

 

That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road.

 

Andrew

 

Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation

PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS UPDATE!

A QUICK CALENDAR UPDATE FOR PHiP’S 2019 MEETING OF THE MINDS!!
Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the latest update for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida. Don’t delay in registering for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds!  Why? You have until September 15th and then registration is CLOSED.
What will YOU miss if you don’t make it to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 in Key West? One thing is THE 6th CONSECUTIVE BEACHSIDE ALBUM HOUR. This one will feature a full end-to-end performance of Jimmy Buffett’s 2004 release“License to Chill.” 
Rather than tell you all about it here is a special video for you to check it out! Just click the Beachside Album Hour logo below to head over to You Tube and enjoy!
PARROT HEADS! WATCH THE CALENDAR! DEADLINES ARE COMING!
The deadline for mail-in registration for PHiP’s MOTM is AUGUST 31! That is less than 3 weeks from now! The deadline for online registration is SEPTEMBER 15 which is just over a month from now!
If you have a reservation at the Casa Marina and have to cancel don’t forget there is a 60 day cancellation policy which is just over two weeks away! If you have to cancel a reservation for the event inside of 60 days you will lose your initial one night deposit. I am reminding you of this deadline as it is a hotel reservation policyand our intent is to do what we can to communicate all the dates to everyone!
STANDBY! THERE IS MUCH MORE INFORMATION TO COME!! 
That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road.

Meeting of the Minds IMPORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATE!

 

 

 

 

Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the latest update and a NEW announcement that has been in the works for months for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida.
First Coral Reefer Mac McAnally’s set is moving to Thursday night! The Key West Beach Party with Nashville’s James T Slater followed non-stop by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band is moving to Saturday night! Brendan Mayer’s set is being expanded to two hours to allow for more guests and music!
Now I want to tell you about the Peter Mayer Group’s special two-hour show on Friday night at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! This show concept has been in the works for months and is just getting better as we approach the event. Now it is time to tell you all about it!
FIRST Peter Mayer is inviting all of the Coral Reefer Band into his set for various parts on Friday night.
NEXT this concert is going to be recorded for a LIVE ALBUM from the stage in Key West at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds on Friday night. The details of how to purchase this recording and even more details will be coming as we get closer to the event.
FINALLY… Not only is Peter working on a special set of music there will be a FOUR-PIECE STRING SECTION COMING IN FROM MIAMI and performing on this set.
Those of you who are veterans of Peter’s shows know he sometimes uses string sections on his recordings. On this night in Key West you will get to see and hear that live and in person!
It will be a party with the Peter Mayer Group, Coral Reefers, and special original music withsome Beatle’s tracks rocking the stage. YOU need to be there!
Remember the schedule can change even as we get to the event so be sure to keep the schedule link online updated by phone even as you attend the event!  Bookmark this link:
More announcements are coming soon with other items!
YOU CANNOT SEE ALL THIS AWESOME MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED!
REMEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSES WHEN WE REACH 3,500 REGISTERED PARROT HEADS OR SEPTEMBER 15 WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS IS AN EXTREME BARGAIN AT $90 for the ENTIRE EVENT!   https://www.phip.com/meeting

That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road

Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation