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BEER & BASEBALL BUS TOUR! SAVE THE DATE!

On JUNE 13, 2020, the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads and PHriends will be on the road again to Kinston, NC! First stop is Mother Earth Brewery for great beer and cool company, second is Grainger Stadium for a private party with Wood Ducks baseball, food, drinks and the return of RICK LAMB AND THE PHINN-ADDICTS BAND.  Ya’ll don’t want to miss this so mark your calendars now.  Let’s fill up the buses! Details to follow.

President’s Notes September 2019

Hey Y’all! Hope you are having a phine time of year where we’re still having phun in the sun! I want to share with you my recent adventure to Myrtle Beach. A few of us EIPHC members visited the Throw Back Shell Party . It’s amazing when you can visit other clubs and experience so much in common and enjoy such a great time together. Eleven states were represented with 275 crazy parrot heads attending We loved mingling around the pool with pholks just like us who know how to party with a purpose! We made new phriends, took lots of pictures and contributed to the silent auction, the raffle, and donations! That’s how we roll! They raised lots of money for their charity and enjoyed doing it! Next year, we’ll plan to do this again with you!

That being said, we are all in it to win it! There’s no other organization like this one! Never was, never will be! Don’t you want to be a part of this? If so, come to the next phlocking on Friday October 4, at the E-Club or visit us at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com. and become a member. Let’s “Party with a Purpose!.” See you soon, Jan

 

Confusion about times for the Coast is Clear Party

September 15th – Sunday Coast is Clear Under the Pier Party – beginning at noon, on the beach to the left of the Pier as you face the water. Michael Moyer will be the big bird again and is lining up all his help (weenie wrappers, set up and take down teams and raffle team etc.) . For those who don’t know, it is the first weekend of beach driving so it easy to get to or hitch a ride or walk from the Pier. Hotdogs will be available, just throw some money in the donation jar. We also ask everyone to bring a little something to share. There will be raffles, prizes, games and more. If you can contribute or secure any items for the raffle, please let Michael  know. This is the time of the year when we “take back our beach” as the Coast is Clear. We love our tourists but it is always nice to have the beach almost to ourselves. Please remember to be careful about driving on the beach as it will still be turtle hatching season. The charities for this event are the Island Cat Allies and the Carteret County Humane Society Shelter and they are always so grateful for the money we raise! See you there!

UPDATE ON HURRICANE NEEDS

9/10/19 – First of all, thanks to all of you who have donated items, money and volunteer time in support of our efforts to help the victims of our recent storm. As always, we can count on you to jump in with both feet running.
As you know, there are ever-changing conditions and needs on Ocracoke. The Market at Cedar Point has asked that you view their Facebook page for updated lists of items needed. Do not bring clothes, water, etc., to the Drop Off Point as they are no longer being collected. Mary will post later today on their Facebook Page the new updated list which is in addition to their posted list yesterday. She indicated that she will keep everyone up to date as much as possible and to stay tuned. Please view these lists on the Facebook Page, The Market at Cedar Point. She will be open every day and if no one is there, she has instructed us to leave the items on the covered porch of The Market.

In addition, I have attached an excerpt from a newspaper article found from Ocracoke’s community newspaper “The Ocracoke Observer.”
Ocracoke post-Dorian day four (Sept. 9, 2019) has specific needs post Hurricane Dorian.
We set up an email for this purpose and please respond as to your availability to supply any of these items. That email is ocracokedisasterrelief@gmail.com and please be patient. Someone will respond as soon as possible.
Please respond as to your availability to supply these items but do not purchase them until you’ve heard back from us with an OK. We will get back to you as to how to get them here.
Although the needs list is large, right now the following are specific critical Ocracoke needs:
Floor squeegees
Gatorade
Flashlights, including headlamps, and batteries of all sizes
Tupperware-type plastic containers
Totes—medium and large
Battery-powered fans
Commercial floor fans
Propane cookstoves
Extension cords
Carpet knives, nail pullers
Tyvek suits
Boot socks
Tarps
5-W-30 oil for generators—lots of it.
Mops, rakes, shovels, hammers
Chain saws
Generators
Dehumidifiers

Also, EIPHC Board has voted to contribute cash, from the amount of funds we now have on hand, and will be making a considerable contribution later to Ocracoke and the Bahamas. More news on that later! Stay safe everyone. Hope to see you soon and thank you again for all that you do and continue to do! Jan H. Pres.

President’s Notes August 2019

WHO ARE WE? Of course, we are fans of Jimmy Buffett, singer, songwriter, author and businessman. But, being a Parrot Head is so much more. It’s a state of mind! Age has nothing to do with it. We love the lifestyle, the party, the ocean, the sunshine, and a relaxed sense of freedom. It allows us to express our feelings and creativity, in whatever manner we choose, to escape from life’s rat race into our own little tropical paradise, if only for a little while.

WE ARE EVERYWHERE! You probably know a few of us and don’t even realize it. Parrot Heads are business owners, doctors, sales reps, lawyers, bankers, police officers, college students, bartenders, musicians, carpenters, grandparents, and maybe even your neighbor. We come from all walks of life! Through our common interests, we come together to support causes in every area of our surrounding communities.

AND, WE OFFER GREAT BENEFITS! The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club and all parrot head clubs are open to anyone with the tropical spirit and the desire to contribute positively to the betterment of their little corner of the world. Our events offer us opportunities to “Party with a Purpose” among old and new friends! Visit our website at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com to learn more and become a part of this PHUN group! See you soon! Jan Hicks

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.