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January 2021 Tradewind Times is now available



The latest edition of the PHIP quarterly newsletter, the Tradewind Times, is now on line to view.  Club leaders please share with your members.  This one has a lot of good information in it!
The new PHIP Board Members are introduced.  All the contest winners are identified: Golden Coconut Award, Membership Contest, Website Contest, Newsletter Contest, plus the PHIP Scholarship raffle winner.
There’s an update on the PHIP MOTM charitable donations made last fall, new MOTM co-chairs, dates and registration opening for 2021.

Or you can always find the newsletter on the PHIP website at then look to the left and scroll down to the Tradewind Times.

This is my last edition after eight years as editor.  It has been a labor of love for me, but time for someone new.  Stephen Woods, from Galveston is taking over and will have a new format for you next time.
Take care, stay safe, and hope to see you in Key West!
Sally Spenny
last time as Editor of the PHIP Tradewind Times
San Antonio PHC Dir of Communications

3rd Quarter Edition of the Tradewind Times is now on line


Hope all are safe and well!
The next edition of the PHIP newsletter is now online.  You can view it by going to this link
Or you can always go to the PHIP website,, then go to the PHIP/Club/Chapter page and scroll down to the Tradewind Times.
This edition includes information on some special PHIP benefits, a contest, raffles and an auction for members only.
Keep posting ideas for getting your club members together and supporting your charities during this difficult time.  Be sure and post when and if you reschedule events that were postponed or cancelled.
Take care – can’t wait for the end of the virus and for 2021 to come around!
Sally Spenny
PHIP Tradewind Times Editor
San Antonio Parrot Head Club

PHlockers Magazine for July 2020 is Here!!!!


Good Morning Parrotheads! Check out this months PHlockers magazine featuring Jim Asbell and the Tropiholics!

Enjoy the read!!!


Fins Up!

Billy Brehm

President, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
President,Chicago Parrothead Club

2020 PHiP Scholarship Winners Announced

Hello Parrot Heads:

It is the extreme honor of the 2020 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2020 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 (Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community.  Tell us how you plan to continue to apply your leadership skills at the school you are planning to attend).  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 2020 scholarships are:

Heather Erlemann, from Cary North Carolina (Parrot Heads Of North Carolina) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.

Laney Phillips from Orr’s Island Maine (PHC Of Maine) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.

Lauren DeFrance from Richmod, Texas (Galveston Bay 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 – 2020 Scholarship Chair
2013 – 2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017- 2020 Mini Mart Chair

PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 is being Postponed

Hello Everyone:
The last few months have been challenging causing schools and businesses to be closed, concerts to be cancelled, and sporting events to be postponed. After working closely with our business partners, sponsors, and the Casa Marina we have decided to postpone PHIP’s Annual Meeting of the Minds 2020.
We have done this out of a great abundance of caution for our members, performers, and all the volunteers that make this event so amazing. This decision was not easy but we felt it was necessary. There is currently too much uncertainty surrounding precautions that will be needed in the future and the possible resurfacing of the Covid-19 virus that might happen later this year.
As the window to cancel the event was closing, making the decision now will allow Parrot Heads in Paradise and PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds to flourish in the future. Also, it will allow you to cancel any travel plans you have already made.
You will receive a refund of your registration for the event by July 31, 2020. Please bear in mind it will take some time to process all of the refunds and get them to you.
You can rest assured that we will do everything possible to make next year a celebration to remember. We appreciate your understanding and trust that we are doing what is in the best interest of everyone involved.
Q: How do I get a registration refund?
A: There is nothing for you to do. This will be an automatic process and is only limited by the time required to process all of the payments back to those who are currently registered.
Q: How long will it take me to receive a refund?
A: Depending on volume you should receive your refund prior to July 31, 2020


Q. How will my refund be issued?
A. Every attempt will be made to refund your registration in the same manner you paid.  Due to restrictions by our service provided, we are only able to go back 120 days to issue an electronic refund.   If we are unable to issue an electronic refund, you will receive a check via U.S. mail. If you paid by check, you will receive your refund by check.


Q. Can I keep my reservation at the Casa Marina for 2021?
A. No, all reservations for PHiP’s MOTM 2020 booked using our group booking code will be canceled and refunded.


Q: Do I have to contact the Casa Marina for a refund?
A: No, the Casa Marina will contact you as soon as possible via email. Given the Casa is still closed with a minimal staff in-house the hotel refunds could take up to 30 days to be returned to you so please be patient with the process given the situation.


Q: What are the dates for next year’s event?
A: Thursday, November 4, 2021 through Saturday, November 6, 2021


Q: When will I be able to book a room at the Casa for PHiP’s MOTM 2021?
A:  Booking for the 2021 event cannot start until the normal timing which is typically at the end of the calendar year. The hotel booking for 2021 will be announced via email and social media at that time.
Stay safe PHriends!
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 


2020 Scholarship Announces The Chance For This One Week Vacation


You can be the lucky winner of a Margaritaville Island Reserve all-inclusive One Week vacation in Riviera Maya!

This year Ultimate Vacations has graciously donated a week long trip 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 TRIP ARE 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?  The trip is good for one year so there is plenty of time after MOTM to redeem the trip.

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 11 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.  Ultimate Vacations has donated a week long trip for two to raffle off this year. We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check going through October and until 2:30 at MOTM. We will draw for the trip Saturday, October 31st from the stage at Meeting of the Minds for the eight day/seven night all-inclusive trip.   Winners do not need to be present at MOTM to win the trip!  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). 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.  Below is the details of the trip.

David Cohen, Secretary
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2012-2020 Scholarship Chair
2013-2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                              2017-2020 Mini mart Chair


Your Island Reserve Inclusive vacation includes all meals, beverages, non-motorized water sports, entertainment, taxes, gratuities and more! Transfers and airfare are not included.

Your prize is valid for 8 days/7 nights for 2 adults at Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun, by Karisma, in a lead in room category.

• Trip certificate is based on room availability limited to a complimentary room allotment. • Excludes any government environmental fees and is good one year from date of issue

PHiP’s MOTM 2020 Drawing Winners and the Casa Marina is Sold Out!

The Casa Marina is Sold-out! Drawing Winners!

Hello Everyone. I hope everyone is staying safe during these very different days we are experiencing at this time. I want to give everyone a few updates for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020!
For the four FREE nights in a two bedroom suite at the Casa Marina we have a winner! You had to be registered for PHiP’s MOTM 2020 and have booked a reservation at the Casa Marina by April 1st to be in this drawing. The lucky winners are Brian and Robin Aslakson of Freemont, Michigan. They are both members of the Virtual Parrot Head Club. It pays to register early and stay at the Casa Marina Resort!
Next! For the 2 concert tickets and hospitality passes to see JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND show in a city of your choice in the USA or Canada during the 2020 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! All you had to do was register for PHiP’s MOTM 2020 by April 1st! We have a winner! Sally Twyman-Morris and her husband Steve are the lucky winners! They are members of the Southwest Florida Parrot Head Club.
Congratulations to all of our prize winners and thanks to everyone for your support of PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds!
The Casa Marina is sold-out with a wait list being built at the Reach Resort. This is great news for our event. If you want to be on the list for a Casa Marina room if we get cancellations here is the method:
The 2020 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:
1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2020.
2. 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!

3. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Kathy Kaz at

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 as 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.
Here is the link to register for the 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020.
The dates of the event are Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Stay well PHriends and take care of those around you. Keep YOUR PHINS UP!
Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

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