Yes, it’s our great nation’s birthday the week of our phlocking set for Friday, July 5, at the E-Club, Emerald Isle, NC, beginning at 7 p.m. There’s no better way to celebrate than with a party thrown by our phlock as we “Party with a Purpose!” Lots of fun is in store, including free food and music provided by Matt and a couple of way-out wacky games for those who love to win prizes! Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle are going to Fairways for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission statement is to support combat wounded warriors to help with their physical and emotional rehabilitation. This is accomplished by using the fun and challenging sport of golf. Funds raised by EIPHC will be designated for combat veterans and their families in Onslow and Carteret Counties. Visit their website at www.fairwaysforwarriors.org to learn more. Our new club t-shirts will be making their debut but won’t last long, so hurry up and buy one! Cindy New, Big Bird, has a July 5 birth date so come wish her a happy birthday as well! Let’s do this!
Hello Parrot Heads:
It is the extreme honor of the 2019 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2019 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 (The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?). Wee 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 2019 scholarships are:
Zachary Erlemann, from Cary North Carolina (Parrot Heads Of North Carolina) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.
Samuel Kwatkosky from Ocala Florida (Ocala Parrothead Club) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.
Anna Lee Twigg from Gambrills Maryland (Annapolis 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,
2012-2019 Scholarship Chair
2013-2019 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-19 Mini Mart Chair
W O W !!!!!
MOTM 2019 is going to find the parrotheads, in attendance B-U-S-Y!! The musical lineups for the annual phlocking is phantastic. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the phestivities that the summer has offered – but have saved energy for the super, fantastic lineup at MOTM.
1) music every day, all day at the Casa
2) great shopping at the mini mart
3) great variety of gift baskets for a great basket raffle
Speaking of baskets for the basket raffle, we hope that you’ve had the chance to talk with your committee members, club members, people on the street, and anybody that will listen to you, about donating a basket to the MOTM basket raffle. In past years, we have had such a great & wide variety of baskets available for people to purchase raffle tickets for & are sure that this year will be no different. The basket that your club donates allows you to brag about your club, state, area & your members – so why not let the rest of the phlock see what you are so proud of. There will be shipping information in our next update.
And now back to our “regular programming”
As you’ve noticed from the previous e-mails from Andrew, this year there will be an increase in the amount of music at the Casa & times of operations of the mini mart, which will also mean an increase in the time to shop, enjoy the venue & shop some more. That being said, we find that the Gift Basket Raffle table will be in need of a few more volunteer ticket sellers to better serve the needs of our wonderful MOTM attendees. As in the past we will be offering flexibility on shifts, ability to sell tickets during registration, selling tickets on The Casa grounds (which will allow you to enjoy the music, the great Florida weather and the many other activities including the blood drive & group pictures); heck you may even find other volunteer activities that are of interest to you – – you just never know. If you have the time to help, we have a place for you.
If you have any questions, please contact us!
Joe & Lorene
Hello Parrot Heads! It is a holiday weekend and you can feel Summer in the air! Here is the current update for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill!”
PHUN, PHREE STUFF…READ ON….
It as been a couple of weeks since I have sent you an email. In that time many sponsor deals have been discussed and soon you will be hearing all about the things that our sponsors are bringing to the event. You are going to get a great deal for your registration dollars from the event shirt, the many things that are going to be in your tropical Christmas stocking I mean gift bag, and the awesome entertainment… well I always like to add some tweaks to the music on the schedule or change something for the better as we get closer to the event. I will be telling you about all that as soon as the deals are in ink. When you get to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds at the Casa Marina you are going to have a chance with great odds I might add to win some really cool stuff this year. A 27 mile jet ski tour off the beach, a Margaritaville frozen concoction maker, drawings to win a special main stage VIP viewing area for YOU and 5 of your PHriends! How would you like some free special snacks and beverages in your special viewing area? How would you like to sit on some outdoor furniture from our new partner Shelter Logic? Get ready. This is just some of many things that will be announced over the coming weeks. There is some cool stuff being worked on. I really want to tell you more but I just need a little more time…
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE NEW FACEBOOK GROUP? Continue reading YOUR PHIP’s Meeting of the Minds Update!
WOW – $20,000 RAISED IN THE 16TH ANNUAL BEACH BICYCLE POKER RUN. Yes, that is right, we topped last year’s total by $5000. Every year, the event has been more successful thanks to dedicated Parrot Heads who plan, scheme and energize the PHlock and the community to raise fun/funds and Party with a Purpose. A new highest ever total of riders, 311 crazy people having fun and spending money for a great cause. All of the money raised goes to Semper Fi Fund to send children of wounded Marines and sailors to summer camp for a week, along with a high school student/mentor who will work with that child for a year. These funds are used for local children only and we have been so pleased with the feedback we get from Semper Fi, we know the funds we raise make a huge difference! Check out our newsletter next month for more details, and pictures (we hope to get some up on Facebook and on the website in the next few weeks.) A huge flap of the wings go out to our big bird James Hicks and the committee who made this happen. Our card sharks worked hard and this could not happen with out them. Hope you all had fun!
Hands Across the Sand 2019 is coming to Bogue Banks this Saturday, with events in Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. It’s a 15-minute event at noon Saturday May 18th to raise awareness and solidarity with others around the world to protect the beaches we all love. In Emerald Isle, it’s at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, and in Atlantic Beach, it’s at Fort Macon. It’s only 15 minutes at noon! You can be a part of Hands Across the Sand, and then participate in other activities on the Island on Saturday afternoon, such as the Beach Bike Poker Run!
May 18th – Beach Bike Poker Run – -16th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run –
The day of the event, registration begins at 12 noon at the Emerald Club, 8102 Emerald Drive. The ride begins at 2 PM. Visit 7 local establishments and draw a card for a winning poker hand and cash prizes! Decorate yourself and your bike in tropical attire and enjoy an afternoon offering special drinks, a silent and live auction, door prizes, raffles, and much more! This year’s bike decorating contest theme is Day Dreaming (anything tropical or Buffett related) Enter the Bicycle Decoration Competition, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Starting at noon you can pick up your on-line registration packet or complete a same day registration for $25 at the Emerald Club.
Prior to and following the ride, please view our display of fantastic items and great packages contributed by local vendors and Parrot Heads for our Silent Auction. Place your bids and enjoy the opportunity to give and receive! (We take credit cards, so don’t be afraid to bid!!) Feeling lucky? As an added feature this year, we are raffling off a HUGE Board filled with Lottery tickets. Win the entire Board by purchasing raffle tickets. You can win $1,000’s! And don’t forget to purchase tickets for the 50/50 raffle to be sold prior to and following the race.
Please note that the EIPHC Beach Bike Poker Run will be held Saturday, May 18th, “rain or shine.” If for any reason you are unable to attend, please consider your registration as a donation to this great charity.
Help us make this event a success as we continue supporting the Semper Fi Outdoor Odyssey Kid’s Camp for children of wounded warriors in Onslow and Carteret Counties to attend camp and be mentored for a year.
Here is YOUR update on PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill” in Key West, Florida!
Well here we are… it’s already the month of May! Jimmy Buffett concerts are happening and people are registering and booking travel for the 28th annual PHiP Meeting of the Minds in Key West!
Behind The Scenes There Is A Ton of Team Work Happening To Support The Event!
I want to tell you that even though you only hear a report every few weeks things are brewing to make PHiP’s MOTM 2019 one to remember but is that anything new? Everyone MOTM is special. I cannot share details yet as plans are in the works and special segment embellishments are being planned but you need to be in Key West for this one! You can see the online schedule https://www.phip.com/meeting-
Here is the link to register for the 28th edition of PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2019:
WANT A ROOM AT THE CASA MARINA FOR PHiP’s MOTM 2019?
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds? We are currently sold out at the Casa but you can get on the wait list by simply emailing our Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at email@example.com Cancellations usually happen all the way up to the event start so go register for the event and email Rick to get on the wait list. As a note you MUST be registered for PHiP’s MOTM to get on the wait list for the Casa.
PHiP’s MOTM Charity Gift Basket Raffle
Here is a note from our charity raffle basket leadership team of Joe and Lorene: By now we’ve sent out an e-mail to all clubs and we hope you’ve had the opportunity to discuss it with your committees. The e-mail was concerning a gift basket donation representing your club to the PHiP’s MOTM charity gift basket raffle. As you may or may not be aware all monies raised from the ticket sales for the gift basket raffle are donated to charities in the Key West area as we have no expenses thanks to our generous volunteers. There are many deserving charities and that makes the decision by the PHiP board more challenging but they take on this daunting task at the conclusion of each year’s MOTM and deserving charities benefit. We can’t say this enough, but we do want to say it one more time. Between the wonderful basket donations and the MOTM basket raffle volunteers with their dedication to hard work and the fun that we have when we get together as we PARTY WITH A PURPOSE the gift basket raffle is something that we so look forward to being involved with each and every year. We want to thank each and every one of you in advance. QUESTIONS? If you’ve got ‘em, please don’t hesitate to ask ‘em. we may not know all the answers but we do know who to ask. Here is our email contact below.
Joe and Lorene
That’s all for now….Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Lone Palm Foundation Board Member
PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “License to Chill”