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PHiP Scholarship is Now Open


We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2020 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 of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar 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: $2,000

Eligibility: 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: Continue reading PHiP Scholarship is Now Open



34 North Bar, Cedar Point, has invited the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club to attend its Mardi Gras Celebration and fundraiser scheduled for Fat Tuesday, February 25, 2020 beginning at 6 pm. The event will include a food truck offering Cajun themed foods, a costume contest, favorite Mardi Gras drinks, shuttle service and much more.  Stay tuned for more information.


YOUR PHiP’s MOTM 2020 Registration and Hotel Link UPDATE!


Hello Everyone!
It is almost Christmas and it is time to OPEN REGISTRATION FOR  the 29th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 “Party at the End of the World.” As I told you a few days ago registration for the event and Casa Marina reservations opens at 08:00 AM EST this Monday, December 16!!!
 Remember if you book a room at the Casa Marina you need to go register for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR PHiP’s MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.
Note: Due to the results of our last two years of Meeting of the Minds surveys the MOTM gift bag is being eliminated for 2020. There will be no gift bag stuffing party this year so it will not be on the registration form.
IF you register before April 1st, 2020 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 2020 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2020 tour. If you are the lucky winner YOU will win a pair of concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2020 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, 2020. You must be registered prior to midnight April 1st to be in the drawing and 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 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020:
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds? The hotel booking link goes live and the registration staff at the Casa Marina are ready to take your call at 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday morning December 16th!
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because if you book your room by April 1st, 2020 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2020 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2020 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. 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!
Here are the ways to book a reservation for PHiP’s MOTM #29 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort when Casa Marina reservations open at 08:00 AM EST this Monday, December 16!!!   This link will not work until then and a reservation cannot be made until Monday.
Booking code: ZZPAR
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
 The 2020 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Merry Christmas and until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Lone Palm Foundation Board Member
PHiP’s 29th Annual Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “Party at the End of the World”

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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:

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.

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


On JUNE 13, 2020, the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads and PHriends will be on the road again to Kinston, NC! First stop is Mother Earth Brewery for great beer and cool company, second is Grainger Stadium for a private party with Wood Ducks baseball, food, drinks and the return of RICK LAMB AND THE PHINN-ADDICTS BAND.  Ya’ll don’t want to miss this so mark your calendars now.  Let’s fill up the buses! Details to follow.

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 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
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 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