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PHiP’s MOTM 2020 Update – Casa 99% Sold Out, Drawings Ending Soon, A Music Note

The Casa Marina is 99% SOLD-OUT, Drawings END Tuesday, Aaron Scherz Band!

Hello everyone! Here are a few quick updates for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020. There are many distractions in the world right now and I hope you and yours are staying safe wherever you are. Better days are ahead and as the song line goes “Everything is Gonna’ be Alright.”
Before I get to the news I want to treat you to a video from Aaron Scherz who just released his brand new awesome single “Beach Town” yesterday and you can hear it now on Radiomargaritaville… I asked Aaron if he would give us a quick update on his band and up-coming set at the Casa Marina during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020. This band will feature Coral Reefers Doyle Grisham and Eric Darken as well as on-going Coral Reefer Will Kimbrough. There will be a stage full of awesome musicians that will electrify Aaron’s hits. Don’t miss this exclusive set only at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020! From there I will pass it to Aaron via this video link!
Our drawing deadlines for two great prizes are next Tuesday, March 31st at midnight EDT. I will to tell you more about the drawings below and the Casa Marina booking status. So let’s start with the Casa. There are exactly 3 suites left to sell for PHiP’s MOTM 2020. Once those are gone we are sold out in every room type at the Casa Marina which means we start building an over-flow list for any Casa reservation cancellations. Hurry if you want one of the remaining suites as they may book as soon as this email goes out.
The over-flow hotel for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds is the newly renovated Reach Resort right down the beach from the Casa. If you do not want a suite at the Casa you can book at the Reach and request a move to the Casa if rooms become available in the class you want to book. If you use the Reach booking link provided below you will receive a 10% parrot head discount and a $20 resort fee discount. You must use the link below to get these discounts.
The 2020 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:
REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020 TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA OR BE ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THE CASA.
ONE:  Register for Meeting of the Minds 2020.
TWO:  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 priced 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 if 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!
THREE:   Email our MOTM Director of Registration Kathy Kaz at motmkathykaz@gmail.com
Put in the title of your email “PHiP’s MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Kathy you are booked at the Reach and registered for PHiP’s MOTM.  Kathy will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact her.
We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can if cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Kathy Kaz. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Kathy 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!
Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group. Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.

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Jimmy Buffett launches Cabin Fever Virtual Tour

 

 

Jimmy Buffett launches Cabin Fever Virtual Tour for fans to watch concerts at home
Starting March 25, the king of chill will upload a live concert from his archives every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. PST.

Since he can’t physically tour, Jimmy Buffett has launched his Spring 2020 Cabin Fever Virtual Tour, which includes live sets through the years being uploaded to his website every Wednesday and Saturday starting March 25.

Coronavirus may have temporarily put a stop to live events, but Jimmy Buffett still wants fans to have a little fun. Break out the blender or head to your favorite local restaurant for some margaritas-to-go and join Buffett and fellow Parrotheads during his Spring 2020 Cabin Fever Virtual Tour from the comfort and safety of your own home.Starting Wednesday, March 25, every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. PST Buffett will be re-broadcasting shows from his live archives via margaritaville.tv or tune into Radio Margaritaville on SiriusXM.

Here’s the full Cabin Fever Virtual Tour schedule:

March 25: Live from Key West, Florida (2015)

March 28: Live from The Gorge in George, Washington (1996)

April 1: Live from The Coyote Drive-In at Fort Worth, Texas (2014)

April 4: Live from Honolulu, Hawaii (2004)

April 8: Live from Paris France (2017)

April 11: The Millennium Show Live from Los Angeles, California (1999)

April 15: Live from Australia (2011)

April 18: Live from Mansfield, Massachusetts (1994)

April 22: Live from Bora Bora (2010)

April 25: Live from Hartford, Connecticut (1995)

April 29: Live from Wellington, New Zealand (2017)

May 2: Far Side of the World Show (various years and cities)

May 6: Live from Dublin, Ireland (2019)

May 9: Live from Key West, Florida (2015)

Enjoy!

Fins Up!

PHiP Scholarship Ending in 2 week

 

 

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO GET YOUR APPLICATIONS IN.  Below are the details of the scholarship.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2020 is  OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar 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, 2020, 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,
2012-2020 Scholarship Chair
2013-2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-2020 Mini Mart Chair

PHiP Scholarship Is Taking Applications Now Through March 31st

 

 

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2020 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 of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar 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@…

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2020, 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,
2012-2020 Scholarship Chair
2013-2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-2020 Mini Mart Chair

The latest update for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020!!

 

Hello Everyone!
February is here and it is time to let you know how things are progressing for the “Party at the End of the World” in Key West this year! I can tell you that my phone line and computer have been working overtime for weeks to connect with the artists and bands who will fill the stages at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds later this year. There is still much to do but I think you are going to love what you see when the schedule rolls out in just a few short weeks. Some of the seeds that were planted over a year ago will bear fruit in Key West this year!
We want everyone who wants to stay at the Casa during PHiP’s MOTM 2020 to be there! The latest update from Key West had the Casa Marina Resort booked at over 87% occupancy for PHiP’S Meeting of the Minds 2020. Many room types are sold out but there are still some rooms if you want one! Book as soon as you can as we need every room occupied with Parrot Heads!!!
WANT A ROOM AT THE CASA MARINA FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020?
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because if you book your room by April 1st, 2020 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2020 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2020 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 PHiP’s MOTM #29 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:
Booking code: ZZPAR
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
A GREAT DRAWING FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!! GREAT ODDS OF WINNING!!
IF you register before April 1st, 2020 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 2020 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2020 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 2020 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, 2020. 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!
The dates for the Party at the End of the World are:
Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Key West, Florida
Here is the link to register for the 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020 ‘Party at the End of the World”
Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

PHiP Scholarship is Now Open

 

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2020 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 of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar 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:
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YOUR PHiP’s MOTM 2020 Registration and Hotel Link UPDATE!

 

Hello Everyone!
It is almost Christmas and it is time to OPEN REGISTRATION FOR  the 29th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 “Party at the End of the World.” As I told you a few days ago registration for the event and Casa Marina reservations opens at 08:00 AM EST this Monday, December 16!!!
 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 REGISTERED FOR PHiP’s MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.
Note: Due to the results of our last two years of Meeting of the Minds surveys the MOTM gift bag is being eliminated for 2020. There will be no gift bag stuffing party this year so it will not be on the registration form.
 A GREAT DRAWING FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!! GREAT ODDS OF WINNING!!
IF you register before April 1st, 2020 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 2020 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2020 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 2020 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, 2020. 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 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020:
WANT A ROOM AT THE CASA MARINA FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020?
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds? The hotel booking link goes live and the registration staff at the Casa Marina are ready to take your call at 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday morning December 16th!
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because if you book your room by April 1st, 2020 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2020 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2020 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. 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 PHiP’s MOTM #29 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort when Casa Marina reservations open at 08:00 AM EST this Monday, December 16!!!   This link will not work until then and a reservation cannot be made until Monday.
Booking code: ZZPAR
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
 The 2020 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Merry Christmas and 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 29th Annual Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “Party at the End of the World”

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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 Wrap Up Notes

 

Hello Parrot Heads! I hope your holiday season is going well and you have recovered from another PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! The 28th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds “License to Chill” was very successful in many ways and it all seemed to go down in a few hours instead of days. Time does fly when you are having PHun…The beach in Key West was HOT… Abnormally hotter than normal by 10-20 degrees at times. You may have noticed there is a weather station on the roof of the main stage at the Casa Marina to monitor the weather on the beach and watch the wind speed for any danger to our crowd due to the roof used over the main stage. One day the “feels like temperature” was at 103 F! The average high temperature in Key West for October 31 is 82 F! We can’t control the thermostat on the beach but we can hopefully look forward to normal temperatures returning in 2020.
Sponsors, Attendees, and Volunteers. First I want to thank all of our sponsors and folks who registered to support PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 as you all pay the bills and we appreciate everyone of you! I also want to thank every volunteer that made the event happen whether you work every day on this event or just a few hours. You know who you are. Remember that you did make a difference to many and you supported this very special event.
Registration. We had a late registration surge as always and similar walk-up support to 2018 as there were many people excited to see all of our music for such a great value. We were told several times what a “bargain” the ticket prices were with people paying what they do for boat tours and theatre concerts around town.  I also know that we poured several thousand FREE Margaritaville Tequila margaritas and SOLD-OUT the priced-right Land Shark Lager supply in the Key West area by the end of Saturday! NO we did not run out of beer in Key West but we were selling some alternative brands at a few of the hotel bars by Saturday night. Just a hint to the local distributor…next year BRING A BIGGER TRUCK OF LAND SHARK! Parrot Heads LOVE THAT $3 LAND SHARK LAGER at events in Key West!
Success. We ended the year UP in registration AGAIN from the hurricane Irma year which also followed our 25th annual sold out event. There is a MOTM trend that says we see a dip in registration after a five -year anniversary sellout which we saw at MOTM during the 20th and 25th annual sell-outs. (Yes we keep records and have statistical information) In fact I am happy to say as I said at the Club Leaders Brunch that the 2019 registration number was up 18% from 2017.

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