It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest.
We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2019 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 2019. 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: $2,000
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:
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 www.phip.com. Please email your completed application and essay to:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2019, 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!
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2019 Scholarship Chair
2013-2019 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-2019 Mini Mart Chair
On May 19, 2018, the Emerald Isle Parrot Head’s hosted their 15th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run. With 242 participants this was the 2nd largest in history of the event. Each participant rode their bike or walked to the seven poker stops, drew a poker card, and tried to create the best poker hand possible. Congratulations to Lee Ott for buying his mulligan and coming up with four aces for the winning hand. He took home $300 in cash. Aside from the poker hand competition, the Parrot Head’s also hosted a bicycle decoration contest. The creativity of the Parrot Head’s is second to none! The evening ended with a live auction. The giving hearts of the Emerald Isle community were magnified during our auction. This was the first year of the live auction and what a success it was, brining in $3000.
Local The profits of this event were donated to the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp. The camp allows children of injured service members of all branches from Carteret and Onslow counties to enjoy a week of personal growth and adventure. Following the week of camp, campers are paired with a mentor the year. This allows the continued growth of these children who have faces so much in their lives. 2018 was another record breaking year for the fundraising efforts of the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads. Through hard work, the generosity of our poker stops, sponsors and the kind-hearted members of the Emerald Isle community $15,000 was donated on June 6th to the Semper Fi Fund. Last year the Parrot Heads raised funds to cover the expenses of 21 campers and four mentors. In true Parrot Head fashion, we partied with a purpose! We are excited to see how many more campers and mentors this $15,000 donation will impact!
Hello Parrot Heads:
It is the extreme honor of the 2018 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2018 scholarships. We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and efforts in reading each and every application. The applicants had to answer three questions as well as submit a blind essay (Explain a family, social, or school situation in which your leadership made a difference. What was accomplished? We received many applications and these fine judges had some very tough decisions to make.
Full congratulations go out to all our applicants and the board wishes each and every one of you good luck with your continued education. It was a very close decision and each of the winners should be very proud of what they do.
The winners of the 2018 scholarships are:
Emily Jo Scircle from Lexington, South Carolina (Palmetto Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.
Haley Davis from Austin, Arizona (Little Rock Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.
Raquel J Armas from Cicero, Illinois (Chicago Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the third place award of $2000.
Again, congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all that applied as well as our judges who took many hours out of their days to help in making this very tough decision.
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2018 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-18 Mini Mart Chair
Hello Parrot Heads! I hope you are enjoying this warm weather! Summer is almost here! I was just looking at a calendar and I realized we are less than 90 days from registration closing for Meeting of the Minds 2018! All that said I am sending you a note to get registered! The clock is ticking!
Registration closes in 83 short days on September 1 or when we sell out! If you haven’t booked your hotel or flights it is time as prices only start climbing from here! Here are a few notes for you!
Be sure to register for Meeting of the Minds 2018 now! Don’t delay!
PARROT HEAD DISCOUNTS!
Need a Rental Car? Book now at Budget online and use the PHiP code all year long including Meeting of the Minds in Key West! Here is the link for the Budget code: https://www.phip.com/awards-
First time to Meeting of the Minds? Do you need a car? Not really! There are plenty of cabs and other transportation. Yes we have a FREE shuttle if you are registered!
Free Parrot Head Shuttle During the Convention
The Parrot Head shuttle will be running as always this year. MOTM Credentials are required! Get registered to ride! Be sure to note the schedule online on our web site at: https://www.phip.com/meeting-
Barefoot Billy’s Jet ski, Bike, and Scooter Rental
As always our Parrot Head PHriends at Barefoot Billy’s are offering YOU a nice discount on several things! For the uninitiated, Barefoot Billy’s is on the beach at the Casa Marina in Key West. Book your bikes and scooter rentals with them by asking for the Parrot Head discount of 10% off during MOTM! You can also get a discount on a jet ski tour! They have one option of a 27 mile tour of the island by water for YOUR low price of $99 which is a nice savings. http://barefootbillys.com/
Margaritaville Key West
All Parrot Heads registered for Meeting of the Minds 2018 will get a FREE special drink during Meeting of the Minds 2018. All you have to do is present your credential and ask for the special MOTM drink at Margaritaville key West on Duval Street during Meeting of the Minds. Be sure to take your credential with you as they will put a special small punch in it when you ask for your FREE drink! Also with your credential YOU will receive a special discount of 10% OFF on anything from the retail shop! Yes there will be a special charity shirt this year from Margaritaville Key West. The artists are hard at work developing the art now. Margaritaville Key West will be back in 2018 at our Mini Mart inside the Casa Marina as well!
Casa Marina Host Hotel Status
The beautiful Casa Marina is currently sold out. All that said there may be a cancellation during the year as the event approaches due to life changes as we all know about. If you want to be in line for a cancellation you can book a room at the Reach to be on the standby list for the Casa Marina!
The 2018 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:
REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018 TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA OR BE ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THE CASA.
Put in the title of your email “MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Rick you are booked at the Reach and registered for MOTM. Rick will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact him.
We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Rick Fyffe. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Rick vs. contacting the hotel.
Here is the special link to the Reach Resort for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina. Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available just for Parrot Heads!
The Reach Resort offers a special MOTM Only Parrot Head 10% discount for the online rates and will also honor discounted resort fee of $20. The current public resort fee is $40.
Toll Free Number 1-888-318-4316 MOTM Group Code: ZZPAR1
The Reach Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_
Mini Mart at the Casa Marina!
Our Mini Mart will be full of sponsors and vendors for you to come by and visit. Be sure you make it to the Mini Mart party with live music on Thursday morning and all through the event to see what we have planned for you! There will be plenty of things for you to purchase and check out! Be sure you drop by several times during Meeting of the Minds! More to come on the Mini Mart!
This year Halloween falls on Wednesday during the start of Meeting of the Minds 2018. On the MAIN STAGE at the Casa Marina we will have a contest sponsored by the Casa Marina so start picking your costume now! There will be some nice prizes and a ton of Parrot Head PHun!
Bands! Bands! Bands! This year there will be more bands featuring your favorite artists than ever before at MOTM. Many of the Coral Reefer Band and even Coral Reefer band alumni are lined up to come to MOTM 2018. The schedule always gets tweaked up to the day of the event so keep an eye on the listing for any changes! The 2018 entertainment schedule is up on line for your viewing pleasure! Don’t miss the WELCOME TO KEY WEST PARTY on the main stage on Wednesday night!! Watch the sun go down on beach as the party gets started!
What a value MOTM is! Five days of non-stop music from artists you love and your favorite artists from the Coral Reefer Band along with alumni members playing in all kinds of configurations!
More to come over the next few weeks! Don’t delay registering and getting your plans ready for another awesome time in Key West at Meeting of the Minds! Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road!
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About”
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?
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 – https://www.paypal.com/home
David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2108 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair
SAIL WINDJAMMER PRIZE DESCRIPTION
•THIS IS A ONE WEEK GIVEAWAY FOR TWO ON THE S/V MANDALAY ON ANY AVAILABLE ONE WEEK GRENADA SAIL. TRIP MUST BE USED ONE YEAR FROM ISSUE DATE. NOT VALID ON SPECIALTY SAILS �
•VALUED AT $3396 ($1599 PER PERSON, PLUS $99 PER PERSON PORT CHARGES) � STANDARDCABINACCOMMODATIONS(
•ALL MEALS, 5 O’CLOCK RUM SWIZZLES AND SNACKS ARE INCLUDED �
•OUR SHIP, THE S/V MANDALAY, SAILS FOR ONE WEEK, BOARDING SUNDAY AND DISEMBARKING ON SATURDAY, OUT OF OUR HOMEPORT IN GRENADA WEST INDIES, CARIBBEAN �
•Flight to Grenada is not included.�Gratuities, Bar, Shore Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Transfers & Onboard Purchases are not included. �
•VISIT A SELECTION OF ISLANDS IN THE GRENADINES, WHICH INCLUDE OUR HOME PORT GRENADA, CARRIACOU, UNION ISLAND, MAYREAU, TOBAGO CAYS, BEQUIA, ST. VINCENT AND POSSIBLY SOME OTHER STOPS ALONG THE WAY. REMEMBER, �PORTS VISITED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE…WE GO WHERE THE CAPTAIN AND THE WIND TAKE US! �
•WE WILL SAIL YOU SAFE AND STEADY TO UNSPOILED BEACHES, HIDDEN INLETS AND SPARKLING WARM WATERS THAT CONVENTIONAL CRUISE SHIPS JUST CAN’T REACH. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A CARIBBEAN FEW OTHERS EVER SEE OR DREAM OF! �
PARTAKE IN RAISING THE SAILS, TAKE A TURN AT THE HELM OR JUST ENJOY THE WINDS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA FILLING THE SAILS…THE CHOICE IS YOURS!