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President’s Notes January 2021

It’s easy for us to get bogged down in the daily grind and lose our motivation in the things we really love to do. Don’t let that happen to you! Stay well informed by reading your Newsletter and visiting www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com often to keep up with what’s happening in the world of Parrot Heads.

A great way for you to know us better and become involved in upcoming events is to attend our annual “PHluff the PHlock” Membership Meeting scheduled for Sunday March 7, at 4 p.m. The meeting will be virtual and held via ZOOM. The February Newsletter will contain additional information. Your suggestions and involvement in deciding the directions we take this year is of great importance to us.  Let your voice be heard! After all, you are the reason we’re still here!

Lastly, you are reminded to renew or pay your dues for 2021. Thank you if you already have done so. Each of you is a valued member of this Parrot Head PHamily.  Listen up, it will get better, and the time will come when you can hug again, spill your drink on your best buddy, step inside someone’s space, dance like a PHool, and work side by side! Raise your glasses high and let’s drink to the adventures that lie ahead in 2021!  We will “Party with a Purpose.” Jan H., President

It’s almost time! MOTM 2021 Registration!

Even as we as a community and a country navigate our way through loss and tragedy amidst the most challenging time in our memories,  we look ahead to a day of renewal and rebirth and recovery when we Parrot Heads are Back on our Phins Again! And that day is coming soon. Registration for Meeting of the Minds 2021 – “Party at the End of the World”  – opens at 11:07 am Eastern Time on January 21, 2021.

No need to knock on wood. With registration starting at 11:07 on 1-21-21 for an event that begins November 3 and runs through 11-7-21, MOTM 21 is, numerologically speaking, the safest bet you’ll ever make! And with music programs added for Wednesday and Sunday of MOTM week, it’s a Key West Jackpot – five days of music and friends and partying with a purpose in paradise.

We will be rolling out more of the details of the entertainment program in the coming days, but you can bet your bottom dollar the lineup will include some staples – Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24, some exciting debuts – Opening Night with “Girls Just Wanna Have Rum!”, Steel City’s Corned Beef and Curry making their first MOTM trip,  and the addition of Kelly McGuire’s Lighthouse Songwriter Showcase – and some traditional charity cases – Jim Hoehn breaks his own record by appearing at MOTM for the 76th straight year, a remarkable career achievement for a man who knows just three chords on the guitar. And of course you won’t be able to tip a shot ski without spilling tequila on a Coral Reefer!

(Note: We are confident ww will soon be able to reveal the participation of John Frinzi, but the announcement has been delayed due to extensive negotiations and some minor litigation over the terms of his 16-page hair-and-makeup contract rider.)

Some changes to know about:
With just a slight uptick in the registration cost to lucky $97.77, MOTM is a remarkable bargain, especially with two additional days of music added to the program! But we’ve made a couple of changes to make sure our charity beneficiaries do not take a hit during these challenging times. With sponsors tightening their belts, especially those in the hard hit hospitality industry, we are counting on Parrot Heads to come through with support for these great causes, as we always do, because it’s what we do. We’ve made two adjustments to help make it happen.

Event tee shirts are an optional purchase. Event surveys demonstrate that some people are passionate about their event shirts while others report having entire guest houses filled with Parrot Head souvenir tees. By making the tees an optional additional purchase, we will be able to save tens of thousands for our charities without having to increase registration costs for folks who have closets full of coral and magenta tops.

VIP Registration. For $200 (per individual or couple in addition to registration cost), you can be an MOTM VIP/Sponsor. This earns you a program shoutout, a welcome gift and other goodies, but most importantly, for the FIRST FIFTY VIP REGISTRANTS only, the option to purchase a guaranteed premium beachfront room at the Casa Marina. If you are among the first fifty VIP registrants, you need not reserve your room at the Casa. We become your “Concierge,” and we will do it for you! (Please note this is not a guarantee of any particular room or suite.) Yes, it’s an extra expense for those who choose it, and yes, the best rooms are no longer first-come-first-serve, but at least you don’t have to repeatedly call the Casa’s reservations line like a teenager trying to win a radio station prize just to get your room!

Go to www.PHIP.com to register, beginning 11:07 am Thursday, 1-21-21.

You must register for MOTM to reserve a room at Casa Marina. Beginning at 11:07 am on 1-21-21, book a room at http://group.waldorfastoria.com/sdumf, or call 1-888-303-5717 with code ZZPHIP for the PHIP Discount.

Phins Up!

Bill Connolly

Rob Hill
MOTM21 Co-Chairs

2020 ISBC Award Announcements and Live Auction!! DECEMBER 20, 2020 @ 4PM

THANK YOU!! The 2020 Island Santa Bar Crawl individual events are coming to an end today.  We have surpassed all of our fundraising expectations for this year thanks to the efforts of our individual event planners and the generousity of our EIPHC members. That being said, we are not finished yet!! You can still make donations to individual events through today.  The donation link on our website will remain open for another week. Next Sunday, Decmeber 20, 2020 we will go LIVE on Facebook to announce the SANTA’S GREATEST HELPER AWARD (most money raised in an individual event) and the BEST PARTY THEME AWARD. We will also hold a LIVE auction of some GREAT donaction items with our favorite auctioneer, Jason Holland. The LIVE event will be held at 4:00pm.
The following items will be available for auction:
4 Adorondack chairs (Bud Light Seltzer, Ketel One, Don Julio, and Landshark)
Yuengling bag chair with a built in cooler on the armrest
Craft beer wall art assortment
Modelo corn hole boards
Guinness Dart Board enclosed in wood casing w/ darts
Bon and Viv Spiked Seltzer full size inflatable SUP board w/pump and carrying case
Hand Carved Esox Niger (Grass Pike)/19 inches long on driftwood stand – Carved and Donated by David Laist
3-Night stay (May 21-24) Club Wyndham Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach (2Bdrm Deluxe Condo-Sleeps 6)- Donated by Jan and James Hicks
Be sure to join us LIVE and continue to help the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads support Make a Wish ENC. SEE YOU LIVE ON DECEMEBER 20, 2020 AT 4:00pm!!


2020 EIPHC Island Santa Bar Crawl Week

Can you feel the excitement in the air? The EIPHC Island Santa Bar Crawl week is here – December 4, 2020 – December 13, 2020. It’s time to raise some money in support of Make a Wish of Eastern NC. The 2020 Island Santa Bar Crawl will provide you with multiple ways to support this great cause. There are several in-person and virtual fundraising events being held. If you have been invited to one of these events, please participate, have some FUN, and make a donation. Our 2020 ISBC T-Shirt orders have closed and we appreciate those orders. We will contact you as soon as the shirts are available for pick up. Keep your eyes open around town for the 2020 ISBC koozie. As soon as they arrive we will be distributing them around town and they will be available for a $5 donation. Don’t worry….you can donate more if you would like.  The donations have begun to come in and we are are so thankful for the support!!  There will be prizes for the individual event raising the most money and for the event with the best theme/costumes.  EVENT HOSTS: Pictures and information about your fundraising for those events should be submitted to islandsantabarcrawl@gmail.com by Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  There will be a special event to announce the winners and the total funds raised for Make a Wish…..Stay Tuned for those details!!  Let’s get going and truly make this event our best one ever…CRAWL TO END 2020!!

LAST CHANCE!! 3 Days to Go

This is your last chance to get the 2020 Island Santa Bar Crawl T-Shirts by pre-order only. You must order by Sunday, November 29, 20020. The ISBC will look different this year, but there are still special children waiting to have their WISHES come true in this difficult time. Please purchase your 2020 ISBC T-Shirt and consider making a donation to Make A Wish Eastern NC. The Emerald Isle Parrot Heads are working to make wishes come true, but we need your help!! This T-Shirt will be a collector’s item as we look back on 2020 when things are “back to normal”. Thank you for your support!!

2020 Island Santa Bar Crawl T-Shirts – NOW!!

This year’s Santa Crawl T-Shirts are now available for purchase. We are taking pre-orders only, and the shirts will need to picked up in Emerald Isle when they are delivered. The proceeds from this year’s t-shirts will continue to support Make A Wish of Eastern NC and help the Carteret County children currently waiting to have their wishes granted in this difficult time. The T-Shirts will be long sleeved, soft cotton, black with our ISBC logo and the special “Crawl to End 2020” Santa image on the back. The deadline for T-Shirt orders is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020.  Be sure to get this special addition shirt to commemorate this CRAZY year.  The EIPHC will continue  to support this great cause in a slightly different way this year. We hope that you will plan your own ISBC  private events during our “Santa Crawl Week .The ISBC link for t-shirt orders in available at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com and there is also a link  for donations to go directly to Make A Wish of Eastern NC.  Payments for shirts and donations will be processed through PayPal.   Please help as the Parrot Heads continue to support this great cause!

SAVE THE DATES December 4—13, 2020

Started in 2018, in lieu of the annual Island Santa Bar Crawl, this year we are inviting club members to organize & host your own themed dinner/cocktail parties to benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. You select the theme, menu, guest list, venue…and get ready to “party with a purpose.”!

HOW:

  • Select a party date between Friday, Dec. 4 – Sunday, Dec. 13. Register by clicking here: EIPHC Party Registration

  • Once submitted, an individual fundraising page will be set up for each party and a sharable link will be provided to each host.

  • Select a “theme” and invite your guests! Costumes are encouraged!!  Whether you go with traditional festive attire or a crazy & wacky theme – it’s totally up to you! Just have phun with it.

  • Be sure to let your guests know they can make a donation on your fundraising page by sharing the link along with the invitation (or they can choose to bring a check payable to Make-A-Wish Eastern NC to the party.) Share your party photos on the EIPHC Facebook Page!

WHY:

Wishes are waiting! By supporting Make-A-Wish ENC,
we are giving local children
renewed strength to fight their critical illnesses, bringing
families closer together and uniting entire communities.  Right now— there are 8  kids from Carteret County who need our help! Let’s have some phun and grant some wishes this holiday season!

AWARDS:

Based on the *photos submitted, judges will select winners for the top three themed parties! Each winning host will receive a bonus donation to be added to their fundraising total. The host with the highest fundraising total will receive the “Grand Santa’s Helper” award. All winners will be announced Live on Facebook on Monday, Dec. 14. (Businesses & individual hosts will be judged separately)

*More details  on how/where to share your party photos coming soon!

Event  T-Shirts
Event T-shirts will be available SOON for pre-order online @ $20 per shirt, long sleeve, soft  cotton, event logo on back. :

START PLANNING NOW by clicking here: EIPHC Party Registration