Hey Parrot Heads, Let’s get this Phlock Rocking!
Bring your lawn chairs and get ready for a good time with great music down by the sea! Enjoy the rockin’ tunes of BIG DRINK!! The phun starts Thursday at 6:30 p.m, at our own Emeraldfest, Western Beach Regional Access, Emerald Isle. It’s time to Party!
The Tradewind Times is the national Parrothead newsletter; published quarterly; Our Emerald Isle Parrothead club is being featured in the July issue; Use the following link to access the newsletter and then go to pages 11 & 12 for the article about our Emerald Isle Parrothead club; Great recognition at the national level!!!
Can you believe our Club’s birthday is almost here? We are making plans for celebrating it in a “BIG BIRD” way! We will PHlock together at the Anniversary Birthday PHlocking on August 3rd and then sail away to our private paradise of food, music, fun and games at the Pelican Island members-only Party on August 5th. This is my PHavorite time of year where the days are long and hot, hot, hot! The drink is good, but the company is better! Stay tuned for more details.
Now, if you have a tropical spirit, like the sea, love the sun and enjoy a good party, then you’ve come to the right place. Otherwise, get here as soon as possible! Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club offers you the chance to enjoy new and old friendships, dream about a better world, and work together to make that dream come true. We meet the PHirst PHriday of every month at the Emerald Club, Emerald Isle, NC. Next one is scheduled for July 6, 2018 at 7p.m. See website for more details. We’ll be waiting for ya’ll! Jan
The 4th of July will be behind us, but let’s keep out the RED, WHITE and BLUE for a few more days and celebrate the GREATNESS of the USA!! The EIPHC will honor our country and patriotism during our July Phlocking on July 6, 2018 from 7-9 pm at the E-Club. We all know what a GREAT country we live in, so let’s forget about all things political and come together to celebrate in the traditional Parrot Head way….by Partying with a Purpose!! We will celebrate our country’s 242nd birthday and show our loyalty by donning our best PATRIOTIC gear and getting back to Making America Great by helping others!! Our 50/50 raffle will be donated to A Second Helping – Emerald Isle. This fantastic organization collects leftover food from vacationers as they leave the island on Saturdays and Sundays. Collected food items are then distributed to the needy in our area. You can continue to help by spreading the word that DROP OFF LOCATIONS AND TIMES ARE: Bert’s Surf Shop (across the street under the tent) 8:00am-11:00am or at Stir it Up Coffee 7:00am-11:00am every weekend. VOLUNTEERS are always needed and appreciated so you can sign up at http://asecondhelping-emeraldisle.com. Matt will be providing the free food and drink specials that we all look forward to each month and we should have a few “out of town friends” to join our celebration of AMERICA. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Strut your stuff and phluff up your pheathers! Wear your Buffet, Parrot Head, or Margaritaville favorites to the Friday night Phlocking, June 1, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Emerald Club! Whether it’s hats, shoes or shirts, you’ll be looking good for all your phriends and to our visiting tourists searching for the “island escape!” In honor of this occasion, the EIPHC T-shirts will be sold BOGO 50% off for the first time ever! Great opportunity for our new and seasoned members to buy and wear right there! Also, look forward to Matt’s free food, cold beverages, and great music in a tropical setting! If that’s not enough, our 50/50 fundraiser is going to The Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event to be held on June 16. Now this is how you Party with a Purpose!
“It’s important to have as much fun as possible while we’re here. It balances out the times when the minefield of life explodes.” These words from Jimmy Buffet ring so true for all of us, young and old! You can forget that the world has gone nuts when you’re having fun, great fun!
This past weekend proves that Jimmy is right! Our Beach Bike Poker Run Event was a huge success and everyone who participated, young and old, had fun, great fun! The pictures posted on Facebook reveal happy faces with beautiful smiles and people sharing a wonderful time celebrating life! Life is good when together we raised enough to write a check for $15,000 to the Semper Fi Odyssey Children’s Camp! Thanks to the 243 riders, the volumes of volunteers and our stupendous sponsors for this awesome opportunity to experience loads of fun and to “Party with a Purpose!” Raise your glasses!!! Jan Hicks
The Emerald Isle Parrot Heads are excited to be hosting the 15th Annual Beach Bicycle Poker Run in beautiful Emerald Isle, NC. This year the Beach Bicycle Poker Run will again be raising money for the Semper Fi Fund’s Kid’s Camp to send children of Wounded Warriors (Marines and Sailors) to camp for a week and pair them with a mentor for a year.
The event will take place on May 19th, 2018. Beginning at the Emerald Club (located at 8102 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594). Check In/Day of Registration begins at 11:30 am.
We will be having a bike decorating contest yet again! All bikes must be registered and ready for judging by 1:30 pm. 1st place wins $75, 2nd Place wins $50 and 3rd Place wins $25. The theme this year is BUFFETT BASH! Think all things Jimmy Buffett! Use your imagination! It could win you some cold hard cash!
Register online prior to May 11th for $20. After May 11th registration goes up to $25, online registration is available through May 15th. You can always register on-site the day of for $25.
The Poker Run will kick off at 2pm sharp! You will travel to 7 of our local establishments and draw a card at each location to try and form the best poker hand! You must be back to the E-Club by 5:00 pm to turn in your poker hand. Best poker hand wins $300, 2nd place wins $200, and 3rd place wins $100!
A live auction will be taking place prior to the announcement of the winning poker hands! We have a beach bike trike, a stay in Myrtle Beach and a deep sea fishing trip you could bid on and win!
*Due to the ever changing weather in NC, should we have a rain out your entry fee will be considered a donation to the worthy cause of Semper Fi Fund.
Register and buy your t-shirt today!!! Below is our shirt design and t-shirt color.
Go to the tab for registration, at the bottom click the register here text! Don’t wait, register now and save money and time on the day of!
The group of 24 people on 6 boats spiffed up the sound islands on April 21st. They collected 44 large garbage bags of mixed trash- approximately 325 pounds! They also picked up 6 pop up canopies, beach chairs, 3 tires, 2 rugs, 10 hats and a life vest. It was hard work, in and out of chilly water. But the wind was calm and sun warm as they continued partying with a purpose on Pelican Island afterwards. Great job all of you!