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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:
http://www.phip.com/club-scholarship Continue reading PHiP Scholarship is Now Open

PHLUFF UP THE PHLOCK 2020

The Phluffing was a phun time for visiting and working together as we planned 2020!  A big “Thank You” to our 2019 Board and Committee members for their countless hours of service and a warm “Welcome” to our newly elected 2020 Board and Committee members for their promise of a successful new year!  Here’s a special “Thank You” to all of our volunteers in all capacities for the time and effort you will give to make this year another great year to remember as we “Party with a Purpose!”

RESERVE YOUR BUFFETT CONCERT TICKETS NOW! DEADLINE JAN. 15

 

This offer is for EIPHC members only. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS: 1/15/2020
Under the menu section of our website “Reservations for 4/18 Buffett Concert”, you can now reserve inside tickets, lawn tickets and bus trip tickets for the upcoming Buffett concert in Raleigh on April 18, 2020, and be obligated to pay later. Our bus seats only 47 and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Jimmy doesn’t come every year so if you want to see what he’s all about, this is your chance! Did I mention that parking lot tailgating and shenanigans is as much phun as the concert?  See you there!  Jan H.

Jimmy’s coming to Walnut Creek April 18th

Time Sensitive information: If you have not heard already, Jimmy Buffett will be doing a concert in Walnut Creek (Raleigh) on April 18th (Saturday). As in the past, Parrot Head Club members can purchase inside tickets to sit with other Parrot Head Clubs. You of course have the option of purchasing tickets directly for lawn or inside seats (but we may be able to purchase lawn seats through the club in bulk but don’t have the price yet)….but if you want to guarantee yourself an inside seat, you can commit to tickets through our club. I am not positive but we usually have this opportunity before the tickets go on sale publically. It always is a very short turnaround to get our numbers into the National Club (Parrot Heads in Paradise PHIP) and we just got word so get your calendars out and see if it works for you.

Tickets purchased through Parrot Heads (national PHIP) will cost $150.25. Because these are earmarked seats, we must let the National folks know by January 17th, which means you must let us know by January 15th (Wednesday) how many tickets you wish to purchase. You can either sign up at the January PHlocking (oh yeah, that is tonight) or you can email me at stonesend@gmail.com, to get on the list, but be sure you want tickets as once we submit the list to national, you are responsible for paying for the tickets, once we know they have been reserved.

A few folks have asked about a bus and Jan did check, we have tentatively reserved a bus for 47 and the cost would be approximately $40 per person. One hitch, we need one person to be the coordinator and 2-3 Parrot Head volunteers to help put together the trip with bus, coordinate tickets, secure payment for tickets etc. We can only get tickets if we have a Ticket Coordinator and we need someone to work with the Ticket Coordinator to put in place the bus part of the event. Know everyone who went last time loved the bus, concert and fun. Not a big job to put together but we do need someone to spearhead the concert event. See you all tonight and look for the sign up sheet. We will try to answer questions but it will be a busy night with collection of annual dues so be patient.

President’s Notes December 2019

“Life is a journey that’s measured not in miles or years but in experiences” says Jimmy. Thank you all for your support as we sailed through 2019, with great phun, great phriends and great events! We shared our forever moments of complete insanity partying on the beach, biking from bar to bar with over 300 bikers, enjoying bus trips to brewery and cheering at our favorite ball games, cleaning beaches and highways, and phlocking together on our Phriday nights! These represent a few experiences but there’s lots more we celebrate with you each year while we strive to help our causes and community be even better than the year before!

As we approach the New Year, it’s time to set our sails for new adventures! With 570 members, we will make a positive difference by continuing to show our love for where we live, the laid-back life we live, and the crazy and wonderful people we know! Your membership is greatly appreciated and the dues you pay help make this club successful.

Now, all you Parrot Heads get out there, do what you do best, and “Party with a purpose!” The EIPHC ship sails again in January 2020 and I hope to see you on it! Be safe and Happy New Year! Jan H., President

NEWS FLASH! ISBC FINAL FIGURES!

It’s official! Spread the word! With nearly 400 crawlers participating in the 2019 Island Santa Bar Crawl, the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will contribute $15,500 to Make-A-Wish, Eastern North Carolina. We are thankful for our Big Birds, Jimi and Moh, and the many pholks who contributed in making this event a huge success for such a worthy cause! Stay tuned for more details!

Everything you need to know about the Santa Crawl

 

A few things to know!

  1.  If you have not registered yet, there are two options,  register Friday, December 6th at the Parrot Head PHlocking (at the E-Club)  and it will cost you $15.  Register the day of the event Saturday December 7th (at the E-Club) and it will cost $20.  The on line registration option is closed.
  2.  Registration is from 12-1:30, if you have already registered, you can pick up your bag with instructions and goodies (and t-shirt if you ordered one) between 12 and 1:30.
  3.   There are a very limited number of sizes of shirts that will be available for purchase during the registration process.
  4.  You have from 2-6 to visit all 7 stops. This is not a race, so stay and eat, drink, talk and have fun but be back to the E-Club no later than 6:30 to turn in your card.
  5.  Hop on/ hop off bus will be available, look for the “bus stops” which will be marked.
  6.  Costumes are encouraged but not required and there will be prizes for the best ones. You won’t know who the judges are so be nice to everyone!
  7.   Be sure to read the card in your registration bag with instructions on what you will be doing on the Crawl and the rules that go with it.

Presidents Notes November 2019

AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Invest a second in reading these lyrics to a song by JB regarding giving thanks for life every day! You’ll love it. I think it describes the heart of a Parrot Head.

Bully in the playground Where am I gonna play
Found another playground Half a block away
Made a little song up Called a little rhyme
An Attitude of Gratitude will do it every time

Chorus
An Attitude of Gratitude When stuff has got you down
Can get sastisfiatude and Turn yourself around
An Attitude of Gratitude Hooray for what’s o.k.
Say thank you with infactatude it’s a brand new day

Now daddy’s in the doghouse Mama’s up a tree
But I’ve got a bouefta looking after me
Made myself a sandwich A little P & J
An Attitude of Gratitude can chase the clouds away

Chorus
An Attitude of Gratitude that’s what it’s all about
That No-hope-to-be-had-atude is sure to wear you out
An Attitude of Gratitude Hooray for what’s o.k.
Say thank you with a infactatude it’s a brand new day

Everything’s a dollar a dollar twenty-five
Haven’t got a dollar but I’m glad to be alive
I stole a look at Janey she stole a look at me
An Attitude of Gratitude is absolutely free
They say this is the showdown They say it’s us or them
They just can’t see that us and we are relatives and friends
I made a little song up put it on the charts
Says come on people everybody open up your heart

Chorus
An Attitude of Gratitude when pushes come to shove
Eliminates combatatude and changes fear to love
An Attitude of Gratitude Hooray for what’s o.k.
Say thank you with a infactatude it’s a brand new day

Hope you have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and over the coming year! See you soon! Jan H., President