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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds Raffle Baskets

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

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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

joeandlorenebaskets@gmail.com

YOUR PHIP’s Meeting of the Minds Update!

 

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…

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Beach Bicycle Poker Run is this Saturday….don’t miss this event!

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.

YOUR PHiP Meeting of the Minds Update

 

Hello Everyone!
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-schedule which is a great entertainment deal already…and all the way until the day of the start of the event things will be in the works that will deliver way more entertainment than you paid for and you can take my word for it. I just had an hour-long call with Tall Paul yesterday about the 2019 Beachside Album Hour on Saturday at PHiP’s MOTM where the Jimmy Buffett album “License to Chill” will be played from beginning to end. I know you are familiar with that one and you can only imagine how many guests there will be with backing from most of the Coral Reefer Band as well as other guest musicians. You have to be registered to see all these special events at the Casa Marina!
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 rjfyffe1@ymail.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
joeandlorenebaskets@gmail.com

That’s all for now….Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
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”

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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 Drawing Winners Are Announced!!

Hello Parrot Heads! Here is your PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds “License to Chill” Update!
Casa Marina and the Reach Resort Update
The Casa Marina is currently sold out for Meeting of the Minds 2019. There are usually a few cancellations through the year due to “life gets in the way” so if you want a room there is an easy way to get on our Casa Marina wait-list!      
It is VERY SIMPLE:  Send an email to our Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at: rjfyffe1@ymail.com and tell him you want to be added to the waitlist for the Casa Marina. Please put “Casa Wait List Request” in your email title and be sure to give Rick your contact details for the hotel staff if a room opens. That is it!  You will be added to the Casa Marina MOTM wait list for 2019.
I will give you a quick update on the Reach Resort status during PHiP’s MOTM 2019. The Reach will be undergoing construction and upgrades during MOTM 2019. The Reach will not be accepting reservations for MOTM as the upgrade is happening during our dates. I just received this news two days ago so you are hearing this almost as soon as I am.This is all I know at this time.
THE WINNERS OF THE MOTM DRAWINGS ARE SELECTED FOR 2019!
First thank all of you for registering for PHiP’s MOTM! For those who made it in by April 1st you were entered into the drawing for a chance 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 2019 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!! 
The winner was selected in a drawing this past week. Drum roll please!!
The winner of the TWO Jimmy Buffett 2019 concert tickets for 2019 is: John Boomer of Club Finz in Portsmouth, Maine! Congratulations to John! Thank you to our MOTM sponsor Margaritaville Foods!
If you booked your room at the Casa Marina and registered by April 1st, 2019 you were in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING PHiP’s MOTM 2019 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!!
The winner was selected in a drawing this past week. Another drum roll please!!
The winners of the beautiful two-bedroom ocean front suite for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 are: Jennifer and Michael Hollander of the Virtual Parrot Head Club! Thank you Casa Marina and PHiP’s MOTM for this awesome prize.
Here is the link to register for the 28th edition of PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2019: http://www.phip.com/motmregistration
The dates for the 2019 and 2020 events can be found at this link:http://www.phip.com/meeting
Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
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”

A Great Way To Help The PHiP Scholarship

 

IT’S BACK! THE TRIP OF THE YEAR! 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. DETAILS OF THE CRUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
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 2nd 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 to PHiPscholarshipraffle@yahoo.com (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.
2012-2109 Scholarship Chair
2013-2019 Scholarship Raffle Chair

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PHiP Scholarship Closes on March 31st

 

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 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) Continue reading PHiP Scholarship Closes on March 31st

YOUR 2019 Meeting of the Minds Update!

 

Hello Everyone!
Here is a quick update on PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill” in Key West, Florida!
The 2019 Meeting of the Minds schedule will be online in a couple of weeks! The schedule is almost complete!! The ink is drying on some contracts and the phone bank is still working overtime. This year will deliver some awesome entertainment!! Standby for full details!!
The host hotel is over two thirds full already and room types will start getting scarce very soon. Do not delay to get a Casa reservation if you are planning to stay at the host hotel!
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 A REGISTERED FOR MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.
A GREAT DRAWING FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!! GREAT ODDS OF WINNING!!
IF you register before April 1st, 2019 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 2019 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2019 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 2019 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, 2019. 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 28th edition of PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2019:
WANT A ROOM AT THE CASA MARINA FOR MOTM 2019?
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds? The link goes live and the registration staff at the Casa Marina are ready to take your call at noon EST on Monday!
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because it is a great deal for a hotel in Key West! It is ground zero for MOTM!! If you book your room by April 1st, 2019 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2019 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2019 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the seventh 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!
Here are the ways to book a reservation for MOTM #28 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:
Booking code: ZZPAR2
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
Casa Marina In House Reservations: 1-305-296-3535
The 2019 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
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”

Continue reading YOUR 2019 Meeting of the Minds Update!