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15th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run



Parrot Heads,

The time has come! Our 15th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run is just around the corner. Mark May 19th, on your calendar for the FUN filled day! The bicycle poker run will begin at the Emerald Club. Starting at 11:30 you can pick up your registration packet or complete a same day registration This year we have ONLINE REGISTRATION AND IT SAVES YOU $5!  Online registration allows you to save time the day of the event. We also have online t-shirt purchases this year, so register today to guarantee yourself the t-shirt size you want! 
The Bicycle Decoration Competition will begin at 1:30 pm. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the bicycle competition will be CASH! Riders will head to the 7 Poker Stops at 2 pm to collect the best poker hand possible! We will venture to Salt, Surf’s Up, Trading Post, Flipperz, Island Time Tavern, Shark’s Den and the Growler. Think you have a good hand but missing that “one” card? Purchase a mulligan for $5! You MUST have your hand turned in by 5pm at the E-Club. 1st place wins $300, 2nd place takes home $200 and 3rd place finishes the day with $100.
Following the turning in of you cards, join us for our live auction! (We take credit cards, so don’t be afraid to bid!!)  We will be auctioning off a deep sea fishing trip, a beach tricycle, and a stay at Myrtle Beach! Help us meet our goal as we continue raising “fun”ds for the Semper Fi Outdoor Odyssey Kid’s Camp. Winners of the Poker hand will be announced at 5:30pm.

April 2018 Tradewind Times is now online


The second quarter 2018 edition of the Tradewind Times is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you will find the always anticipated “State of the Phlock” with details about how awesome you all did last year!  There is also the Top 20 Clubs list with those clubs that have the most members.
There is an article about how PHIP did with the National Alzheimer’s Walk Team and the clubs’ team participation.  You can read about how to set up your team for this year and participate with PHIP to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.


There is info on upcoming deadlines for PHIP Interim Reports, the Golden Coconut Award contest and the Newsletter Contest.  The latest PHIP featured clubs are in there.  There’s a Lone Palm Foundation raffle for ticket to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Fenway Park.   Plus see the standard quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.
To access the newsletter go to this link:   Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at then click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to select the Tradewind Times.  Please share this email with your club members!


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!
Sally Spenny
Editor Tradewind Times
San Antonio Parrot Head Club

Win a Windjammer Cruise and Help The PHiP Scholarship


Windjammer has once again graciously donated a windjammer cruise to help benefit the PHiP Scholarship. You can buy these tickets individually or as a club donation to the scholarship (domino college recognition) and use this great prize for your fundraiser. Last years winner was a club and they are using their prize for their fundraiser at the end of this month.

Please pass this information around to all your club members. All are eligible to win whether they are going to MOTM or not. How about buying some chances as a club to use the prize for your clubs fund raiser? Purchase of tickets by your club gets you listed in the Tradewind Times Domino College. Last years prize went to a club and they earned over $2000 for their fund raiser this past February.

Parrot Heads in Paradise have been awarding qualified parrot heads and their children a total of $10,000 in scholarships every year for the last 10 years. Fundraising has been just keeping pace with our pay-outs each year and we want to add some additional funds to ensure future years’ have adequate funding. To make sure that we can continue to award these gifts well into the future we have come up with a great way to help that cause. Windjammer cruises has donated a cruise for two to raffle off this year. We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check starting today. We will draw for the cruise Saturday, November 3rd from the stage at Meeting of the Minds for the seven night cruise on this beautiful boat. Winners do not need to be present at MOTM to win the cruise! Tickets are five for $20 or five dollars for one. I will send you via email with a list of your numbers so you have them for your records. I will be tracking the name and numbers of every ticket coming in and they will all be in Key West for the drawing. You can pay via PayPal – to (Please click on the friends and family link) or send your check to David Cohen, 6986 Samantha Court Wheatfield, NY 14304 (checks payable to Parrot Heads in Paradise). Checks will only be accepted up until MOTM registration closes on September 15th. If you are mailing a check please send your email address if you want your numbers emailed to you. When you get to MOTM you may purchase additional tickets right up until 2:30 pm on Saturday. Below is what the cruise is all about. Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.

David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2108 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair Continue reading Win a Windjammer Cruise and Help The PHiP Scholarship

Join Us For A New Member Social


The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will be sponsoring a new member social on April 25 th at the Island Time Tavern (across from Rucker Johns in Emerald Plantations.) It will be held from 6 to 9 PM. We are inviting all new members who have joined since October, 2017, but all members are invited. You will be responsible for your drinks, but the club will provide pizza. In order to make sure, we order adequate pizza, you will need to sign up at the April Meeting or contact Sue ( or Maggie (maggie.rauschenberg@gmail). Email invitations will be sent out to all new members who have joined in the past 6 months.

REMINDER: Last Call for 2018 Club Dues

Last Call for Dues


REMINDER:  Club member dues are due in January of each year,  We have sent out reminders in the January and February newsletters. If your dues have not been paid by March 31st,  your membership information will be removed from our data base. That means you will no longer receive emails, newsletters etc., from the Emerald Isle Parrothead club. If you decide to re-join later you will have to fill out a new application.

If you are in town, you can pay your dues at our St Patrick’s Day Booth. If not, dues can be paid in the following ways.

Annual dues are $10 PER PERSON, PER YEAR. If you joined this past October, November, or December, your dues are not due until next January(2019) These are the two ways to pay your dues which are $10.00 per year per person. 1.  You can mail the dues to: Emerald Isle Parrot Heads PO Box 4293 Emerald Isle NC 28594-4293.  2. The easiest way is to go to the website and use the PayPal link. To do this, go to the box on the right that says click here to join or renew. Click on box and then go past the first part (that is for new people) and scroll down. If you are just “renewing” your membership for 2018, You do not need to fill out a form, go to the bottom and then click on the link to pay with Paypal. If you pay with PayPal, please enter $10.61

PHiP Scholarship Notice


Hello Club Leaders: 
It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest.  Please pass this information along to your club members.  You can cut and paste this email and include it in your email you send out to your members.   This is the only way that your members will know of this great opportunity and we need you as leaders to make sure that this information gets out to each and every one of them.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your members and their families.  Please forward this email to you club at least once a month for the next three months in your clubs communications.  This is  a great opportunity that we want all eligible students to take advantage of.  Thanks in advance for helping to get the word out and good luck to all the applicants.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2018 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008.  Three scholarships will be awarded in 2018. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited four-year university or college of the student’s choice.  The award will be paid to the winners’ school account, when a student account is established.

PHiP awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply:  Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at Please email your completed application and essay to:
David Cohen
PHiP Secretary

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2018, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.Good Luck to all applicants!

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Your Meeting of the Minds Update!





Hello Everyone!

It is starting to slowly get warmer and concert season is coming soon! It is time to think about how you want to spend your vacation time! What better way than in Key West at Meeting of the Minds 2018? Here is an update on Meeting of the Minds.

From my last update the Casa Marina is approaching a sell-out. We have a few rooms left but it seems every time I send an email out we have a surge in reservations so fair warning! Please tell your Parrot Heads PHriends so no one is left out if they want a room at the Casa!

Remember if you book a room at the Casa Marina you need to go register for Meeting of the Minds at the same time. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA!

I need to pause my note so you read the following important message:


Here are the contacts to book a reservation for MOTM #27 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:

The online link: 

Booking code: ZZPAR1

Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717

Casa Marina In House Reservations: 1-305-296-3535 ext 6605

The 2018 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now! 


I wanted to let you know I am hard at work on the entertainment schedule and should be able to get the artists and bands on the web site in the next month or so. Standby for that announcement. I think you are going to like what you will see!


IF you registered and paid by midnight on March 31, 2018 YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN 2 tickets to see JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND in a city of your choice in the USA or Canada during the 2018 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register to be entered into the drawing!  NOTE THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE JIMMY BUFFETT DATES WITH THE EAGLES.  If you are the lucky winner YOU will win a pair of concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2018 regularly scheduled Jimmy Buffett tour date within the U.S. or Canada.  The concert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible if the concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notice.  The winner will be drawn on April 2, 2018. I can tell you your odds of winning are very good…much better than any lottery you will play!

Here is the link to register for the 27th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018:

There is Another Great Drawing if you Book a Room at the Casa Marina! There are 311 Rooms so YOUR Chance of Winning Beats Buying a Lottery Ticket Any Day! 

Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during Meeting of the Minds? Well the link is up for you to book your room NOW! Hurry while rooms are still available!

You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? If you book your room by March 31, 2018 and MOTM registration has been paid you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2018 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2018 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the sixth year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!

Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!

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REMINDER: First Annual EIPHC Disc Golf Tournament


First Annual

EIPHC Disc Golf Tournament

April 7th 2018

$20 registration per person

Novice — prizes awarded 1st 2nd 3rd

Advanced — prizes awarded 1st 2nd 3rd

Lunch @ 11am Woods Park Pavilion

Provided by Black Dog Provisions

Grilled burgers and Potato Salad

Black bean burgers available per request


8 shot max. per hole

2 person teams for total score

“PAR TEE” with a Purpose and help improve our town course!

Contact information or 919-697-3794

Please click on the  words “this form” (below in red) which will give you a link to a form that you should fill out and send to Jack Synan (

Complete and return this form to Jack for registration!