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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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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds Announces On Site Registration in Key West!

 

 

 

Hello everyone! Registration for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 is CLOSED as of September 15th! Orders are headed to vendors and t-shirts are being printed for the event! Soon we will be in KEY WEST for an awesome event!
I want to tell you that registration was very good this year but we are not at a sell-out which means
ON SITE REGISTRATION IN KEY WEST WILL OPEN ON AT 9:00 AM ON THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBER 31st IN THE CASA BALLROOM!
We are already getting tons of email about Parrot Heads missing regular registration for various reasons and new people wanting to come to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds this year! Well we do not want to leave YOU out and we always try to do what we can to help if possible.
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.
When we are in Key West we DO NOT have the ability to verify your membership. Come to the registration area and fill out the special “Meeting of the Minds 2019 On-Site Registration / Virtual Club Membership form”Please DO NOT join the Virtual Club before showing up to register on-site as we will not be able to confirm your membership in Key West at the event.
We will have forms for you…Fill out the registration form in Key West, the registration cost is $90.00, the Virtual Club membership cost is $30.00, and the late fee is $30.00.
You will not get a free event t-shirt or gift bag when you on-site register. Remember we had to order that stuff in mid-September and you missed the deadline. Late Registration? $30.00 fee. Why? Because we want you to register before the deadline so we can prepare everything for you in advance. We don’t want you to register late…this is only to help people who have a situation that did not allow a regular registration during the year.
So, the cost to attend MOTM via late registration is $150.00 on-siteYou will walk away with a personalized credential and wristband that allows you to attend all events at the Casa Marina!!
Remember there is no free event shirt or gift bag with on-site registration but you are then ready to join your PHriends and see the show!!
If you want to register on site be sure to show up during regular registration hours as there are NO exceptions to these hours. We have an awesome registration crew that are all-volunteer and they need to enjoy MOTM too! On-site registration is during the normal registration hours of Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to noon, as well as 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Remember you will be registering up front at the Casa Marina in the ballroom to the left of the main lobby door. No one will be able to enter the Casa Marina without a credential and wristband during PHiP’s MOTM when registration starts on Thursday.
$150.00 cash or credit card will be accepted for registration on-site during the hours listed above.
Once again, after you register you will have everything you need to attend the entire event, enjoy discounts at Margaritaville Key West, and enjoy a membership in the Virtual Parrot Head Club for the balance of 2019.
There are no exceptions to this process as this is just to help folks who need to use this method of registration. See you in Key West!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Director of Conventions
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc
PHiP’s “License to Chill” 2019
Key West, Florida
Member of the Lone Palm Board of Directors

 

 

YOUR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS UPDATE!

 

 

 

T-MINUS 18 DAYS UNTIL REGISTRATION FOR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS  CLOSES!!
Hello Parrot Heads! Happy Labor Day! This is a quick update that will be followed by others chocked full of information about PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! The pace is picking up, the clock is ticking, and YOU NEED TO REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15!!! Everything is very busy behind the scenes preparing for the event which is now ONLY WEEKS AWAY!!
MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS?
There are still things in the works right now to embellish the entertainment sets! By the time we get into September I will give you more details about things happening on the ground in Key West! For now I will tell you that once the music starts in the morning it will not stop even for a break until the stage closes just before midnight during the entire event!
BLOOD DRIVE NEWS
Get ready… a blood drive update is coming!! Jeff Hoffman is almost ready to start taking names and telling you all about the 2019 blood drive at the Casa Marina!
TOY DRIVE?
YES there will be a toy drive and notes are coming to tell you all about it.
RAFFLE GIFT BASKETS? More news is coming from Joe and Lorene Prorok to tell you about the gift basket plan for 2019!
LIVE AUCTION?
Yes the Lone Palm Foundation will be back onhand on Saturday morning at the Casa Marina to auction some very special Jimmy Buffett autographed and one of a kind items. All proceeds will benefit Parrot Heads in need from natural disasters. Parrot Heads Helping Parrot Heads! `
MINI MART?
YES it is SOLD OUT and PACKED with cool Parrot Head things! Don’t miss the party on Thursday morning. More news on that is coming.
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS AT THE CASA MARINA
$3 Land Sharks, $5 Margaritaville Tequila Gold Margaritas, and cheeseburgers off the grill on the beach for less than Five Guys? That is just the tip of the iceberg…. It is Key West and you are on a beach with palm trees and the ocean at a Historic Waldolf Astoria Hotel. Folks this is the place you need to be with all of your PHriends! YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE AN AMAZING TIME.
HALLOWEEN CONTEST?
YES we will have a contest on Thursday night on the MAIN STAGE WITH prizes!! Get your costume plan ready now! Fair warning! The competition was tough last year! From Radiomargaritaville…DJ’s Steve Huntington and JD Spradlin will be your hosts! See you there!
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
If you want to volunteer, we want you to contact Rick Fyffe directly and he can help put you in the place we need folks while meeting your schedule! Email Rick at rjfyffe1@ymail.com and put in your email title “PHIP MOTM VOLUNTEER HELP” and Rick will work with you to help make 2019 the best ever! Thank you to ALL of our volunteers! YOU make this event happen!
SAVE THE ONLINE SCHEDULE LINK TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE 
Remember the schedule can change even as we get to the event so be sure to keep the schedule link online updated by phone even as you attend the event!
More announcements are coming soon with other items!
YOU CANNOT SEE ALL THIS AWESOME MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED!
REMEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSES WHEN WE REACH 3,500 REGISTERED PARROT HEADS OR SEPTEMBER 15 WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS IS AN EXTREME BARGAIN AT $90 for the ENTIRE EVENT!  https://www.phip.com/meeting

 

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
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation

PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS UPDATE!

A QUICK CALENDAR UPDATE FOR PHiP’S 2019 MEETING OF THE MINDS!!
Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the latest update for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida. Don’t delay in registering for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds!  Why? You have until September 15th and then registration is CLOSED.
What will YOU miss if you don’t make it to PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 in Key West? One thing is THE 6th CONSECUTIVE BEACHSIDE ALBUM HOUR. This one will feature a full end-to-end performance of Jimmy Buffett’s 2004 release“License to Chill.” 
Rather than tell you all about it here is a special video for you to check it out! Just click the Beachside Album Hour logo below to head over to You Tube and enjoy!
PARROT HEADS! WATCH THE CALENDAR! DEADLINES ARE COMING!
The deadline for mail-in registration for PHiP’s MOTM is AUGUST 31! That is less than 3 weeks from now! The deadline for online registration is SEPTEMBER 15 which is just over a month from now!
If you have a reservation at the Casa Marina and have to cancel don’t forget there is a 60 day cancellation policy which is just over two weeks away! If you have to cancel a reservation for the event inside of 60 days you will lose your initial one night deposit. I am reminding you of this deadline as it is a hotel reservation policyand our intent is to do what we can to communicate all the dates to everyone!
STANDBY! THERE IS MUCH MORE INFORMATION TO COME!! 
That’s all for now!  Until next time I’ll see you, down the road.

Meeting of the Minds IMPORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATE!

 

 

 

 

Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the latest update and a NEW announcement that has been in the works for months for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida.
First Coral Reefer Mac McAnally’s set is moving to Thursday night! The Key West Beach Party with Nashville’s James T Slater followed non-stop by Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band is moving to Saturday night! Brendan Mayer’s set is being expanded to two hours to allow for more guests and music!
Now I want to tell you about the Peter Mayer Group’s special two-hour show on Friday night at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! This show concept has been in the works for months and is just getting better as we approach the event. Now it is time to tell you all about it!
FIRST Peter Mayer is inviting all of the Coral Reefer Band into his set for various parts on Friday night.
NEXT this concert is going to be recorded for a LIVE ALBUM from the stage in Key West at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds on Friday night. The details of how to purchase this recording and even more details will be coming as we get closer to the event.
FINALLY… Not only is Peter working on a special set of music there will be a FOUR-PIECE STRING SECTION COMING IN FROM MIAMI and performing on this set.
Those of you who are veterans of Peter’s shows know he sometimes uses string sections on his recordings. On this night in Key West you will get to see and hear that live and in person!
It will be a party with the Peter Mayer Group, Coral Reefers, and special original music withsome Beatle’s tracks rocking the stage. YOU need to be there!
Remember the schedule can change even as we get to the event so be sure to keep the schedule link online updated by phone even as you attend the event!  Bookmark this link:
More announcements are coming soon with other items!
YOU CANNOT SEE ALL THIS AWESOME MUSIC UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED!
REMEMBER REGISTRATION CLOSES WHEN WE REACH 3,500 REGISTERED PARROT HEADS OR SEPTEMBER 15 WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THIS IS AN EXTREME BARGAIN AT $90 for the ENTIRE EVENT!   https://www.phip.com/meeting

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
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

YOUR PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds “License to Chill” Update!

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 15 FOR PHiP’S
2019 MEETING OF THE MINDS!! There are only 67 Days Left to Register!
Hello Parrot Heads! Here is the current update for PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill in Key West, Florida. Don’t delay in registering for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! Why? You have 67 days left and then registration is CLOSED.
If you live in Florida or anywhere else for that matter and don’t want to drive down just ease over to Fort Meyers and park your car! You can be in Key West in no time for all the PHun in Key West! If you haven’t heard of the Key West Express you have now!
This is a great deal! And….here is another REASON TO REGISTER NOW FOR PHiP’S MEETING OF THE MINDS…Registration closes on September 15 or when we reach 3,500 registered Parrot Heads so everyone who registers for the event prior to August 15 will get put into a drawing for TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS ABOARD THE KEY WEST EXPRESS FOR PHiP’s MEETING OF THE MINDS 2019! More to come on drawings…the sponsor “treasure chest” is growing by the day. Here is your booking link for the “Parrot Head” rate of $125 ROUND TRIP to Key West for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019! YOU HAVE TO USE THE BOOKING LINK TO GET THIS VERY SPECIAL RATE!
FIRST WHAT DO YOU GET FOR REGISTERING? A SPECIAL ONE OF A KIND CD FROM BRENT BURNS! 

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