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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 Update

Hello Everyone!
It’s almost February and the days are getting a little longer. I hope you are staying warm for now and thinking of tropical times later this year! We want YOU in Key West in November! Here is a quick update on PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill” in Key West, Florida!
The planning portion of PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds for 2019 is well underway. As I write this I am talking to artists and putting together some entertainment that will be the deal of the year for a Parrot Head. Standby for all that schedule information as the artist contracts come together over the next month or so.
In the mean time I want you to know that the gift bag stuffing party is almost full so don’t wait if you want in on that party. After we “fill the room” we cannot add people. Register now to get in on the bag stuffing party!
The host hotel is 75% 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.

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PHiP Scholarship Announcement

Hello Club Leaders:

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:
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
PHiPscholarship@gmail.com

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!

David Cohen,
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2019 Scholarship Chair
2013-2019 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-2019 Mini Mart Chair

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YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2018 Update!!

Hello Parrot Heads! In just over three weeks Meeting of the Minds begins in Key West, Florida!!
On October 31st the 27th annual Meeting of the Minds “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” will be in underway! Be sure to tell your Parrot head friends and anyone who may want to be in Key West for the week of MOTM if you missed regular registration there will be ON SITE REGISTRATION! YOU MUST REGISTER TO SEE ALL THE EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE CASA MARINA! WE HAVE AN AWESOME MINI MART PLAN THIS YEAR! WE HAVE $3.50 LAND SHARK BEER AT THE HOTEL…WE HAVE $5 MARGARITAVILLE MARGARITAS AT THE CASA DURING MOTM…WE HAVE CORAL REEFERS…WE HAVE TONS OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS AND ARTISTS PLAYING ON OUR STAGES….MAGIC ACTS, MUSIC, KILLER RAFFLE PRIZES, BANDS, BANDS, BANDS…WE HAVE SIGNED JIMMY BUFFETT ITEMS FOR YOU AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO BID ON TO SUPPORT PARROT HEADS IN NEED…IT IS “THE” PARROT HEAD CONVENTION AND WE WANT YOU THERE!
YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND OUR SPONSORS PAY FOR THIS EVENT. THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THE PARTY HAPPEN! IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US AND MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Announcing On Site Registration in Key West for Meeting of the Minds 2018
First you MUST be a Parrot Head Club member to attend MOTM. You know we verify EVERY club member who attends every year. This is an IRS requirement.

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MOTM 2018 REGISTRATION CLOSING IN 15 DAYS!!

 

Hello Parrot Heads! Happy Labor Day! Can you believe there are only 15 days until registration for Meeting of the Minds closes? Please don’t email me in late September and say you missed the deadline! At midnight we have to close registration for the year!  TELL YOUR PHRIENDS…RING THE KIDS!! PHONE THE NEIGHBORS….REGISTRATION FOR MOTM 2018 is WINDING DOWN! Don’t miss MOTM 2018 as it is going to be a great time in KEY WEST! All we need is YOU! YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND OUR SPONSORS PAY FOR THIS EVENT. THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!!!
WE NEED YOUR REGISTRATION DOLLARS TO MAKE MOTM HAPPEN EACH YEAR!
Be sure to register for Meeting of the Minds 2018 now and book your travel! Don’t delay as we close registration on September 15, 2018 or when we reach our sell out target of 3,500!
Entertainment Schedule!
WOW the MOTM 2018 schedule is getting better by the day… Coral Reefer Band Member and CMA Musician of the Year for almost a decade now Mac McAnally will be on stage not only on Saturday night but also with the Peter Mayer Group on Thursday! They will be joined by Coral Reefer Eric Darken on percussion as well as the normal band! Where else are you going to see a value like this surrounded by TONS of great music for 5 days?

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PHIP_Club_Leaders] PHiP 2018 Scholarship Winner Announced

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.

David Cohen,
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2018 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-18 Mini Mart Chair

The Clock is Ticking on Meeting of the Minds 2018 Registration!

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!
REGISTRATION!
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-discount-partners
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-transportation
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:
  1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2018.
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.
  1. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but there is a booking discount for MOTM Parrot Heads. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!
  1. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at rjfyffe1@ymail.com
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.
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!
Halloween Contest!
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!
Entertainment Schedule!
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!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
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” 

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Win A Windjammer Cruise While Helping 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?

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 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.
2012-2108 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(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! �
•PALMFRINGED,WHITESANDYBEACHESOFFERYOUTRANQUILITYANDRELAXATION THAT WILL HAVE YOU LIVING YOUR CARIBBEAN DREAM AND UNWINDING BY THE MINUTE �
• WEPROVIDEALAIDBACKEXPERIENCEWITHMOUTHWATERINGNATIVECUISINEAND 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!

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PHiP Scholarship Notice

 

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 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 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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