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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 gocoastalgirl@gmail.com 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:

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018 WITHIN 30 DAYS OF BOOKING A ROOM AT THE CASA MARINA. THIS INCLUDES ANYONE STAYING IN THE ROOM WITH YOU. IF YOU BOOK A ROOM PLEASE REGISTER AT THE SAME TIME TO AVOID HAVING YOUR RESERVATION CANCELLED. 

Here are the contacts to book a reservation for MOTM #27 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:

The online link: http://group.waldorfastoria.com/MOTM2018 

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!

http://www.phip.com/meeting 

MEETING OF THE MINDS 2018 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

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!

A GREAT DRAWING FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!! GREAT ODDS OF WINNING!! 

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: 

http://www.phip.com/motmregistration

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!

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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

Rules:

8 shot max. per hole

2 person teams for total score

“PAR TEE” with a Purpose and help improve our town course!


Contact information jack.synan@gmail.com 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 (jack.synan@gmail.com)

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!

PHiP Scholarship Announcement

Hello Club Leaders: 

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 your 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 2018 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 2018. 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: $2,000Eligibility: 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:
http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship

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:
David Cohen
PHiP Secretary

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2018, 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!

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Win a Winjammer Cruise while Supporting the PHiP Scholarship

We are giving away a windjammer cruise.  The value of this prize is quite high and your chances are still real good to win this awesome prize.  Please help to pass the word to your clubs and help out the PHiP Scholarship Fund at the same time.  The winner just may be you.
Only you as club leaders can help us to pass the word.  Please Pass this along to your members so all have a chance to enter.  You can cut and paste this in your next club communication or just by itself.  Thanks in advance for your help with this.
Want To Win A Windjammer Cruise And Help Some Parrot Head College Students?
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.  Below are all the details about this great cruise.  We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check right up until MOTM. We will draw for the cruise Saturday, November 5th 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 www.paypal.com toPHiPscholarshipraffle@yahoo.com (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). 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. Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.  Details of the cruise are below.

David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2107 Scholarship Chair
2013-2017 Scholarship Raffle Chair

SAIL WINDJAMMER PRIZE DESCRIPTION
• THIS IS A ONE WEEK GIVEAWAY FOR TWO ON THE S/V MANDALAY. TRIP MUST BE USED ONE YEAR FROM ISSUE DATE.
• VALUED AT $3396 ($1599 PER PERSON, PLUS $99 PER PERSON PORT CHARGES)
• STANDARD CABIN ACCOMMODATIONS (UPGRADES AVAILABLE)
• 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!
• PALM-FRINGED, WHITE SANDY BEACHES OFFER YOU TRANQUILITY AND RELAXATION THAT WILL HAVE YOU LIVING YOUR CARIBBEAN DREAM AND UNWINDING BY THE MINUTE
• WE PROVIDE A LAID BACK EXPERIENCE WITH MOUTH WATERING NATIVE CUISINE AND COMFORTABLE AIR-CONDITIONED CABINS. EACH CABIN IS AN ENSUITE UPON ITSELF WITH YOUR OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM
• 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!

26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 “We’re Still Here” November 1 – November 5, 2017 in Key West, Florida

Hello Parrot Heads! I am sending you an update to let you know that 
REGISTRATION FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 CLOSES IN FOUR SHORT DAYS!!
FRIDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 15th at midnight the registration web page will turn off for MOTM 2017!  There will be no extension as we have deadlines to print and order items needed for the event. Register NOW!

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Hello Parrot Heads! Fair warning! Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration closes in 29 days or when we sell out! Don’t get left out!

Hello Parrot Heads! Fair warning! Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration closes in 29 days or when we sell out! Don’t get left out! Register NOW!
Volunteer status and Meeting of the Minds            

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