Ok Parrot Head Phlock. Let’s get together for a Phlash Phlocking on Sat, Feb. 22nd, at Carolina Home and Garden from 6:00-10:00. A fundraiser is going on for Matt Miller, half of the local duo of Wild Honey, who lost his house and all belongings in a recent house fire. Let’s get out and support Matt and listen to the Will and Tony Show, and Scearce, Ketner, Stover, and Spence! There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, great music, cold drinks, and good PHriends. Hope to see a good crowd at our 1st Phlash Phlocking of 2020.
We invite you to join your Emerald Isle Parrot Head Phriends for another day of phun to support a great cause. Come out and watch the 2020 Super Bowl and cheer on the team of your choosing or just choose the best commercial. We will be hosting our SOUPER BOWL PARTY 2020 at the Emerald Club on Sunday, February 2nd from 6:00pm until the big game is done. Please plan to bring your favorite SOUP (soup, stew or chili), appetizers or dessert to share. Matt will also have some yummy food on hand. There will be drink specials, SWAG and fun and games. Feel free to wear your favorite team jersey or fan attire, even if they didn’t make it to the big game. Non-perishable foods and cash donations will be collected on the day of the event to benefit a local families in need. Come out and Phlock with your Phriends!
What better way to start off the New Year than to have an opportunity to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band live in concert! Open your mind and let the phantasy begin. Come hear the stories in his music about life, people, friends, society and relationships. It’s a special lifetime event. No where will you ever be as welcomed by complete strangers! Everyone is there to have a good time!
Jimmy is playing at Walnut Creek in Raleigh for his 26th concert in that venue on April 18, 2020. This tour is called the “Slack Tide Tour” and promises to bring lots of phun and surprises! If you’ve never been or if you’ve been to all 26, each concert evolves into a creature of its own and one you will never forget. As you know, Parrot Heads are a different culture and our festivities can’t be compared to any other. Phlocks roam the parking lots visiting others tailgating, 75% of the crowd looks like they’re tourists in Hawaii, Beach Balls fly over and on you during the entire time, T-shirts get blown into the audience as far as the lawn, and the band is truly amazing. This includes the entire band, not just Jimmy…so much talent! Whether you are young or “vintage” this is the time to go!
See me or Jessi Holland at the phlocking on Friday, February 7, at E-Club beginning at 7 p.m. for additional information or to purchase a bus ticket and we’ll “Party with a Purpose!” Jan H.
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 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!”
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.
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 email@example.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.
“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