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January 2021 Tradewind Times is now available

 

NOTE: CHECK OUT PAGES 13-14 FOR THE EIPHC STORY

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 https://www.phip.com/club 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, https://www.phip.com/, 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

The January 2020 Tradewind Times is now online!

 

The January 2020 Tradewind Times is now on line!
(It says Oct2019TWT in the link, but it is the new one.)
You can always go to the PHIP website, https://www.phip.com/club and scroll down the left side then select Tradewind Times.
See what our new PHIP President Billy Brehm wrote.  The wrap up of MOTM 2019 is there, along with who won the Golden Coconut Award and Newsletter Contest.  Also, the new PHIP Scholarship raffle and MOTM 2020 contests and have started.
The standard PHIP Financials, Club Birthdays, Domino College and Regional events are there too!
Keep posting information on club events and charitable activities on the PHIP Leaders groups.io mail groups!
Please forward to your your clubs and club members.
Thanks,
Sally, Spenny
Tradewind Times Editor

April 2019 Tradewind Times is now online!

The Second Quarter 2019 edition of the Tradewind Times is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing! In this issue you will find the always anticipated “State of the Phlock” with details about how awesome you all did last year! President Kathy Pfister has some great words of wisdom for us all!  There is also the Top 20 Clubs list with those clubs that have the most members.

There is information about MOTM 2019, “License to Chill”, from Andrew Talbert, an article about how PHIP did with the National Alzheimer’s Walk Team, plus the standard quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.

To access the newsletter go to this link: April2019TWT Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at http://www.phip.com  then click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to select the Tradewind Times. Please share this email with your club members!
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way! Keep those posts and emails coming about how Parrot Heads “Party with a Purpose”!! There are so many clubs and members out there doing great things!

Sally Spenny
Editor Tradewind Times
San Antonio Parrot Head Club

April 2018 Tradewind Times is now online

 

The second quarter 2018 edition of the Tradewind Times is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you will find the always anticipated “State of the Phlock” with details about how awesome you all did last year!  There is also the Top 20 Clubs list with those clubs that have the most members.
There is an article about how PHIP did with the National Alzheimer’s Walk Team and the clubs’ team participation.  You can read about how to set up your team for this year and participate with PHIP to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

 

There is info on upcoming deadlines for PHIP Interim Reports, the Golden Coconut Award contest and the Newsletter Contest.  The latest PHIP featured clubs are in there.  There’s a Lone Palm Foundation raffle for ticket to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Fenway Park.   Plus see the standard quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.
To access the newsletter go to this link: phip.com/Apr2018TWT   Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at http://www.phip.com/ then click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to select the Tradewind Times.  Please share this email with your club members!

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way!  Keep those posts and emails coming about how Parrot Heads “Party with a Purpose”!!  There are so many clubs and members out there doing great things!
 
 
Sally Spenny
Editor Tradewind Times
San Antonio Parrot Head Club

January 2018 Edition of the PHIP Tradewind Times is available online

 

The first Quarter 2018 Tradewind Times edition is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you’ll find the wrap up of last year’s MOTM and some important information about this year’s 27th Meeting of the Minds – “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About”.  
There is info on the Golden Coconut club winner, a featured club, plus some unique clubs – the Virtual PHC and a new club in Belize.  The PHIP Scholarship contest is now open so check it out.  Plus see the standard quarterly financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays.  Please share this email with your club members!
 
To access the newsletter go to this link: phip.com/Jan2018TWT   Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at http://www.phip.com/ then click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to select the Tradewind Times. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way!  Keep those posts and emails coming about how Parrot Heads “Party with a Purpose”!!  There are so many clubs and members out there doing great things!  Keep warm and healthy this winter – spring is on the way and concert season will be here soon!

Sally Spenny
Editor, Tradewind Times,_._,___

September 2014 Newsletter update

We say the same thing every year about this time.  We all had a busy summer despite the rain and postponement of the Annual Sand Bar/Island Party and as you can see on the What’s Up pages, there are lots of thing happening in September.  The Parrot Heads have 2 major events plus the PHlocking but there are so many community events happening as well and they are all looking for our Parrot Head help.  You see, we have earned such a good reputation with our Party with a Purpose motto that everyone wants us to come and help and make their event fun.  Please check out the volunteer opportunities and pick out a few that suit your mood.  For some of them we will have sign up sheets at the PHlocking or a Parrot Head  contact email and for others, we ask that you contact the organization directly.  Let’s show them how good we are at helping and don’t forget to mention that you are a Parrot Head, let’s keep the good publicity going.  

 

We had no July PHlocking as it fell on July 4th but I have to say, the August PHlocking was off the charts.  Mike and Pat Haut were in charge of the EI Parrot Head Anniverary PHocking (12 years) and the games they came up with were doozies.  While I do have a picture (decided not to share it for risk of total embarrassment) of the one game involving wooden rods, sand paper and 8 brave volunteers; if you want to know about the game itself, check in with Jan Hicks for a colorful description.   The 50/50 raffle was won by Erin Nelson and $86 was earmarked for the Carteret County Humane Society Shelter.  Our Club added $14 so the Shelter will receive a check for  $100.

Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Anniversary Weekend Sand Bar Party due to unrelenting rains (we can do it with a shower or two but this day was unreal with no let up)  Check the Event page for the details of our rescheduled party on Sunday September 7th.

 

It is almost Float time again, ( I know hard to think about a Christmas Float in August/September).  The parade date is November 29th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  We will be having a planning meeting to decide the theme for this year in early September and we will have a sign up sheet for planners and builders at the PHlocking.  If you would like to be part of this very fun event ( a great way to get to know your fellow Parrot Heads) sign up or email me at stonesend@gmail.com so we can keep you posted.  Both Kip Baker and Kelley Nelson have a few ideas but we always welcome additional creative ideas.  We are working on securing a trailer and as usual, the build will be at our house unless someone else has some better (or covered) space in which to build the float.   If you won’t be in town for the Parade, you can still be part of the fun build sessions (usually involving food and beverages).