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President’s Notes July 2019

17th Anniversary, Alive and Well!

While some of you reading this article were young children when this club began in 2002, others of you were here getting it started! Imagine how different we and the surrounding areas would be without it…no charity events and fundraisers, no area cleanups, no phlockings, and no new parrot head friends! Need I say more? It’s easy to see the importance of keeping the Parrot Head Nation and EIPHC active and strong for generations to come.

We are way beyond just partying together!  We reap the benefits of having young and old (oldish) birds working together to form a strong force with common goals that benefit everyone! Like Jimmy, we love flip flops, the ocean, our walks in the sand, soaking up the sun and breathing the salty air.  We all realize life is good and meant to be appreciated.  We take responsibility for the welfare of the beautiful people and treasures surrounding us and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve them! Come join us this weekend at the E-Club for our Friday Phlocking on 8/2 at 7 pm and Anniversary Party on Sunday 8/4 at l pm and raise your glass as we continue to “pass the torch” and “party with a purpose!” Together let’s reminisce about the past as we look forward to the future! Jan Hicks

17th Club Anniversary, 2 Great Parties, 1 Awesome Weekend🎉

It’s our Club’s 17th Anniversary!!!… Come help us celebrate at Phlocking, Friday August 2nd and “No Boat Required” island party, August 4th.

Matt Morel and Emerald Club will be hosting EIPHC’s annual Luau. In true tradition, Matt will have a pig pickin’ and cold drink specials, as well as, Corona reps dishin’ swag! Party starts at 7:00 Friday, August 2nd at the Eclub.

Also, that Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 we will be having our Annual Island party at the Eclub! Celebrate 17 years of Party With a Purpose right back where it all began! Although a different venue, we’re not giving up the “Island” theme! Swim suits are welcomed. Pools, water games and more! Music, hamburgers and hotdogs are provided. You are invited to bring a side dish or snack, a lawn chair, a tent and guests. This day is for you!

LET’S CELEBRATE!🎉🎊🎆

***UPDATE…Taking reservations for the dunk tank😎$3 Pacifico’s landsharks. Coronas. Corona lights. Friday.$2 naturdays and other beer is $3. Sunday

Community Fundraiser Saturday July 13th

Please join your community on Saturday, July 13th at 2 PM at the Emerald Club for a double fundraising event  This fundraiser will be to help with expenses for the surviving family members of the recently deceased Vicki Williamson Huehner and Carrie Almeida Haskett in this time of need.  $10 barbeque plates!  All donations are greatly appreciated. Thanks and hope to see you there.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA” JULY PHLOCKING

Yes, it’s our great nation’s birthday the week of our phlocking set for Friday, July 5, at the E-Club, Emerald Isle, NC, beginning at 7 p.m. There’s no better way to celebrate than with a party thrown by our phlock as we “Party with a Purpose!” Lots of fun is in store, including free food and music provided by Matt and a couple of way-out wacky games for those who love to win prizes! Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle are going to Fairways for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission statement is to support combat wounded warriors to help with their physical and emotional rehabilitation. This is accomplished by using the fun and challenging sport of golf. Funds raised by EIPHC will be designated for combat veterans and their families in Onslow and Carteret Counties. Visit their website at www.fairwaysforwarriors.org to learn more. Our new club t-shirts will be making their debut but won’t last long, so hurry up and buy one! Cindy New, Big Bird, has a July 5 birth date so come wish her a happy birthday as well! Let’s do this!

President’s Notes June 2019

“One Particular Harbor,” it’s a magic kind of medicine that no doctor could prescribe!

The harbor is right here and EIPHC contributes to its magic each year! Our membership continues to grow as we welcome new members and invite them to get involved in our many projects. Our fundraising efforts have magnified with the help from our wonderful and giving membership and the support of our surrounding community. We are something special because we love to party, give our time and money to the people who live around us and need our help, and do it with enthusiasm! The next few months will be busy so be sure to read your newsletter and mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss a thing!

Now into July we go with visions of making 2019 the best year ever, and we’ll continue to do what we do best, “Party with a Purpose!” I hope to celebrate America’s birthday with you at the PHAbulous PHLocking on July 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at the E-Club! See you there! Jan H.

2 Important Events

Next up in July!!!! If you enjoyed the outing to the Kinston Wood Ducks or if you missed the event, we have another chance to party with your fellow Parrot Heads.
Friday, July 12th we have arranged another Baseball outing,( this time a little closer to home) with the Morehead City Marlins playing the Wilson Tobs at the Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City. Not only is it close to home, but they will donate $3 for each ticket sold to Parrot Heads to Broad St. Clinic, a local organization serving uninsured or underinsured individuals with health care needs.
But wait, there is more! The team has agreed to let us use their team bus to and from the game, so we don’t have to worry about driving! The cost for a bus ride and all you can eat hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, popcorn, chips, cracker jacks and soft drinks and the ticket to the game is only $25. If you want to just meet us there (no ride) it is $15 per ticket and includes the all you can eat fun. They have event tents and tables and chairs so you can go back and forth between the game and the tent. They have beer specials, games, prizes and more. Our Parrot Head costume will be tagging along and rumor has it, may mix it up with the Marlin mascot. The bus would leave from the Island at 5:15 pm and return before 11 pm. Bring out your favorite Parrot Head outfit to wear, the staff will have on Hawaiian shirts to recognize the Parrot Heads. We are working on a sign up link through our website where you can pay (should be up next week on the website) or you can pay at the July 5th PHlocking. If the game is rained out, we will reschedule and your tickets are good for any home game.

Longest Day Walk for Alzheimers (Sea Turtle Crawl) Saturday, June 15th. Below is the walking schedule as of Wednesday. We could use more walkers representing the Parrot Heads. Our Club will pay $10 for each walker who is a Parrot Head. How simple a fundraiser is that? If you can spare an hour this Saturday, pick out a shift and location and let Kaye Jones know immediately! To sign up to walk, contact Kaye Jones, at 540-226-6673 or email her at rivarathoo79@gmail.com.

Time zone Streets Walkers

6:30-8:00 am 13-12 Drive on ramp at the point. Walk toward the inlet. Then walk toward Channel Dr and on to Randy’s Way Barbie LeBrun Leilani Logan Gina Ray Lisa zaytoun Susan Smith 301-802-2121

8:00-9:00 am 11-10 Randy’s Way to Ocean Crest (Heverly) Maggie Rauschenberg Mona Wiles Liz Cox Ruthie Gomez-Stuart Sue Stone Penny Evans Joy turnage Kim Anderson Kay zimerino Holly Tolston Kylie English Kasi Anderson Kaye Jones 540-226-6673

9:00-10:00 am 9-8 Ocean Crest to James Street BR Browder Earl and Deb Black April Hardee Betty Faulkner Cheryl Balthrop 703-577-4712
10:00-11:00 am 7-6 James Street to Clark Sarah Fallin Jack Weidman Rita Babich Carolyn Melton Marie McHUgh Sharon Lewis 919-819-7646

11:00 am -12:00 noon 5-4 Clark to Dog Leg (Ocean Drive) Cathy Gibbons Jessi Holland Rose Gerrell Donna and Bill Grady

12:00 noon- 1:00 pm 3-2 Dog Leg (Ocean Dr.) to 10th Dale Baque Lisa Sheridan Francis Jenkins
1:00-2:00 pm 1-1 10 Street to City Limits and back to 10th Street Cheryl Balthrop, Caitlin Baer and boys Lisa Sheridan

2:00-3:00 pm 2-3 10th Street to Dog Leg (Ocean Dr.) Lisa Miller (if needed) Anastasia Cope Paula Back

3:00-4:00 pm 4-5 Dog Leg (Ocean Drive) to Clark Lisa Miller Carol Hand & sister

4:00-5:00 pm 6-7 Clark to James Diana Rashash Val and Steve Johnson Lynn Weyerhaeuser

5:00-6:00 pm 8-9 James Street to Ocean Crest Diana Rashash Val and Steve Johnson

6:00-7:00 pm 10-11 Ocean Crest to Randy’s Way Diana Rashash Cindy Gall Robin Faggart Pam Moss

7:00-8:00 pm 12-13 Randy’s Way around the point to Drive On Ramp at the Point Diana Rashash Barbie LeBurn Cindy Gall Robin Faggart Seaside Dentistry

8:00-8:30 pm Closing Ceremony at the Point At new walkover and ramp at the point Everyone is invited Set up: Jen Smith Kristi Farrington (7:30)

Susan Smith 301-802-2121 Kaye Jones 540-226-6673
Cheryl Balthrop 703-577-4712 Sharon Lewis 919-819-7646
Shuttle
Sunrise 5:54 Sunset 8:21
High tide: 5:33 am Low tide: 11:39 pm
06:11:00 PM 11:49 AM

Make sure you get counted as a Parrot Head so the Club will donate $10, you must register on the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club team page (our Club is an overall team under the Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl) Follow this link to the site, http://act.alz.org/goto/EIPHC – register and/or donate if you are able.
When you open this page, you will have two options.
1. If you want to donate and not walk, you can choose the option to the left. Fundraising progress, donate.

2. If you want to walk and donate, then register (and donate), go to the right and choose join my team. (you still must contact Kay Jones to get scheduled to walk). When you register to join the team and walk, you will have the opportunity to purchase an Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day t-shirt for $5 or a performance t-shirt for $10. There is no registration fee. You will be asked if you have participated before and to put in your log in and password. If you don’t remember (like most of us) put in your email and they will mail you a password and you can reset the password. If you reply no, you need to put in your information. When you register we want to identify who is fundraising for this event on behalf of the EIPHC and we would like you to register your last name in this way: Stone-Parrot Head. Putting the Parrot Head after your name will identify you as a Parrot Head for the Club donation.

3. If you are interested in setting up your own team so you can send info out to friends and relatives, there are a few steps and you can contact Susan Smith at susan.seadreams@gmail.com for a little help.

 

PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds Raffle Baskets

W O W !!!!!
MOTM 2019 is going to find the parrotheads, in attendance  B-U-S-Y!! The musical lineups for the annual phlocking is phantastic.   We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the phestivities that the summer has offered –  but have saved energy for the super, fantastic lineup at MOTM.

1)  music every day, all day at the Casa
2)  great shopping at the mini mart
3)  great variety of gift baskets for a great basket raffle

Commercial Break
Speaking of baskets for the basket raffle, we hope that you’ve had the chance to talk with your committee members, club members, people on the street, and anybody that will listen to you, about donating a basket to the MOTM basket raffle.  In past years, we have had such a great & wide variety of baskets available for people to purchase raffle tickets for & are sure that this year will be no different.   The basket that your club donates allows you to brag about your club, state, area & your members – so why not let the rest of the phlock see what you are so proud of. There will be shipping information in our next update.

And now back to our “regular programming”

As you’ve noticed from the previous e-mails from Andrew, this year there will be an increase in the amount of music at the Casa & times of operations of the mini mart, which will also mean an increase in the time to shop, enjoy the venue & shop some more.  That being said,  we find that the Gift Basket Raffle table will be in need of a few more volunteer ticket sellers to better serve the needs of our wonderful MOTM attendees.  As in the past we will be offering flexibility on shifts, ability to sell tickets during registration, selling tickets on The Casa grounds (which will allow you to enjoy the music, the great Florida weather and the many other activities including the blood drive & group pictures); heck you may even find other volunteer activities that are of interest to you – – you just never know.  If you have the time to help, we have a place for you.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Joe & Lorene

joeandlorenebaskets@gmail.com

President’s Notes May 2019

“IF WE COULDN’T LAUGH, WE WOULD ALL GO INSANE!” So true from every perspective and especially at our 16th Annual Beach Bike Poker Run. We laughed and even cackled, yet some of us still went insane. What a great day of making history! We’re donating $20,000 to Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp, bringing the total funding from EIPHC since 2014 to $67,050 to help change the lives of military children.

This is a huge event and I love watching it unfold every year. I’m so excited that it’s hard to reign in everything I want to share with you! Let’s start by throwing out a few facts you may not know. The day started with a clean-up crew at the E-Club at 7 a.m., giving everything outside a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, arranging furniture, posting signs and much more! The day progressed with folks selling t-shirts, registering our guests, preparing and selling raffle tickets, judging bikes, gathering and selecting winning poker hands, and assisting with the silent auction and door prizes. Card sharks were everywhere greeting the players, monitoring the poker cards and making sure folks had a good time. Also, behind the scenes and well before the event date, volunteers were generating donations, making deliveries, running errands, sorting and packaging silent auction items, making copies, designing and putting out signs, and lots more! While this is not an all-inclusive list, it should give you an idea of why I am so proud to be a part of this A+ team of over 65 volunteers! We couldn’t make this event a reality without their huge commitment and active contribution!

Bear with me just a little longer. Our surrounding community also stepped up to the plate and supported us and our cause in every way possible with 8 establishments participating in the run, 21 businesses graciously serving as corporate sponsors, and 48 local business and individuals donating cash, door prizes, and silent auction items! Our phlock is fortunate to be located among such a caring family of businesses and individuals in our area. They make us look good!

And finally, I want to thank all of you who showed up for the event, brought your bicycle, spent your money, shared your smile and experienced a good time with new and old friends during your ride! I hope each one of you will join us again next year where we can start this madness all over again! Hope to see you soon at our next event! Take care and continue to “Party with a Purpose!” Jan Hicks