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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.

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.

Calling all Captains!!!

We are planning the biannual sound sweep by boat, on Saturday April 21st.

We will try to match crew with boat captains, but are  at  this time looking for more boats! So please contact Val Johnson at if you have a boat, and/or can accommodate an eager crew! Ask your friends and neighbors too!

Our tentative schedule is for Saturday April 21st from 11-1:00, starting in the ICW off the EI boat ramp, heading west,  with a gathering on Pelican Island afterwards!

If that Sat. doesn’t work for you, Bogue Banks Surf Rider Organization is planning a similar cleanup on  Sunday April 22nd., cleaning the sound islands heading east. Let Val know if you need contact info for them.

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!

Continue reading Your Meeting of the Minds Update!

Spring has Sprung Phlocking -March 2, 2018

The weather on the Island has been fantastic and most of us are hoping that Old Man Winter has packed his bag and moved on for another year. Come out to the Emerald Club on Friday, March 2nd from 7:00-9:00 pm and help us channel SPRING!! Matt will have cold beverages and FREE food. There will be some fun Spring themed games to help us “get our Spring On” and hopefully Mother Nature will get the message so we can spend some time outside. We will be fundraising for Warrior Surf Foundation of EI, and Rob will be on site to tell us about all the GREAT things that the organization does for our veterans. This is also a good opportunity to be sure that you are signed up for our next big event the ST PATRICK’S DAY BOOTH at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival. We are still accepting raffle donations and we need volunteers to work the booth on March 17th. The sign up sheet will be at the membership table or you can contact Jimi Crampton or Moh Traini. We look forward to a big turnout on March 2nd as we celebrate the end of Winter.

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!



YOUR MOTM 2018 Update! Please READ if you are holding Casa Marina Reservation!



Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all staying warm during this cold January! I want to see if I can get you thinking about the tropics and some great times complete with music! Here is an update on Meeting of the Minds 2018.
From my last update the Casa Marina is about 80% full and we still have a week and a half left in January! Things are moving fast in the hotel reservations office. Don’t wait too long to book as we are moving towards a sell-out soon! ! 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:

Continue reading YOUR MOTM 2018 Update! Please READ if you are holding Casa Marina Reservation!