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Longest Day Alzheimer Walk – June 17, 2017

June 17th (sunrise to sunset) – The Longest Day Fundraiser for Alzheimers

The 4th Annual Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl (EISTC) on the beach in EI! We are excited the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads are teaming up with us again this year. The Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event is a sunrise to sunset event to raise funds and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Our chosen event is to walk the beach from sunrise to sunset in a relay fashion and celebrate with a sunset ceremony at the Point (around 8:00pm). It is great fun and a fabulous way to raise money. Finding a way to end Alzheimer’s is a passion that is very close to our hearts and many of us know someone who has been affected by this disease…or will in the future…Now is the time to #endalz We would love for y’all to join us. Here are several ways you can participate:

1. Are you a Parrothead? Of course you are! The EIPHC will support you by a $10 donation when you walk during our sunrise to sunset relay. On Saturday, June 17 you will be scheduled to walk a 2 mile leg of the relay depending on the time of day you want to walk and where you live. As we have done in past years we will have volunteers who can shuttle you from the end of your walk back to your car (EI police allows street parking with our special passes for the day). We find that walking with a larger group brings greater attention to the event. Please invite your family and friends to walk with you. Let us know you will be joining us and we will be in touch with you closer to the walk to let you know the schedule.

2. Fundraise/Donate: Go to (you may have to copy and paste into your browser if you cannot click on the link). Click on Join our Parrot Head Team and search for Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club (Val Johnson can assist you). There you can donate to the EIPHC team directly. If you want to create your own page for family and friends to donate, when you go to click on Register. Registration is free. When you register you have the option of purchasing a t-shirt for $5 or $10. When you register you can personalize your own page on the website with your story about living or caring with someone with Alzheimer’s. You can invite friends and family to donate to your page, walk with you or attend one of our fundraisers. And of course we will take cash or check direct donations to the team! BONUS: Any donation of $50 or more will enter the person in the raffle for a stay at Batten the Breeze (courtesy of Emerald Isle Realty)!

3. Attend a Fundraiser: Frosted in Swansboro is holding a Cake Decorating Fundraiser for us on April 25 or May 18 from 7:30-9pm. The cost if $53.50 (tax included) and $15 of each fee will be donated to our team! We are also holding a weekday event on Saturday, May 27 from 5:30-7pm. We can also schedule a painting class with Peggy Poe if anyone would like to paint a swimming Sea Turtle. We can schedule small groups if you have friends or family who want to do the event together. Let me know if you are interested in attending so we can register for the event. These events are open to everyone (not just EI Sea Turtle Patrol).

4. Sponsorship: We are also working on sponsorship signs that will be placed around the town the week before the event and on the day of the event. Show your support and advertise your business as well as your commitment to end Alzheimer’s! Sponsorship of a sign is $50 and we will advertise your business, honor your loved one living with or lost to this disease, or Thank you for your support. Contact Susan Smith (Parrot Head) at 301-802-2121 or

Highway Clean Up and Sound Sweep

The EIPHC will be working hard on EARTH DAY to clean up our roads and waterways on Saturday, April 22nd. You can join us by land or by sea for a morning of litter pickup and an afternoon of play. By land, we will be picking up litter from Highway 24 and 58 intersection to the bridge (and a little bit on the other side of the bridge) from 11:00 am to Noon. If you want to help with the highway pickup contact Jean Jensen at 607-759-7159 or email
him at The highway pick-up crew will  meet at the Emerald Club at 11 am to collect your bags and other materials.  By sea, please contact Val Johnson at 919-906-6107 or email her at to sign up and see if we are still in need of boats, captains and worker bees. UPDATE (4/15/17) THANKS FOR THE GREAT SUPPORT – ALL “BY SEA” SLOTS ARE FILLED AT THIS TIME.  The sound sweep is currently scheduled from 11:00am to 1:00pm. We will have an After Party at Pelican Island when the work is done and the club will provide hot dogs. Sound sweep boat captains will be available to shuttle highway (By Land) workers over to the island to join in the fun. Come out and help keep our “Little Piece of Heaven” clean!!



Phlash Phlocking April 19th

It’s going the be a beautiful night for a rooftop party….or at least that’s the plan! The Parrot Heads are calling a Phlash Plocking for Wednesday, April 19th at the Torpedo Lounge. Join us for live music and some of the best views on the island. We will be sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to Transportation Impact, our “Presenting Sponsor” for the Beach Bike Poker Run in May. Let’s show up in big numbers to show our gratitude!! Pure T Mommicked will be playing from 6-9 pm and there may even be a special Spring Break beverage to enjoy. The Torpedo Lounge also offers a yummy menu with offerings from Caribsea. This will be a great way to break up the long work week and enjoy some “Hump Day” FUN!!

COMING SOON – Beach Bike Poker Run

The EIPHC Beach Bike Poker Run “Big Birds” have been hard at work planning this years FANTASTIC EVENT. The Poker Run is the Parrot Heads’ biggest fundraiser of the year and a great opportunity to experience how we “Party with a Purpose” here on Emerald Isle. This year’s Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 20th. This is an ADULT ONLY event! Proceeds from the event will go the the Semper Fi Odyssey Children’s Adventure Camp which sends children of injured Marines and Sailors to camp for a week and then provides them with mentoring support throughout their school year. Last years event raised $7200 and brought in 230 riders. The entry fee is $20 and there will be cash prizes for the best poker hand. Prizes will also be awarded for best decorated bikes and costumes in each of the theme categories. This year’s themes are: PHeathered PHriends, PHriends of the Sea and PHoo-PHoo Drinks. Our newly designed EIPHC T-Shirts will also be unveiled and available for purchase. STAY TUNED for additional information concerning sponsors, prizes and event day detail…..COMING SOON!! THIS IS AN EVENT THAT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!!

Bonnets and Bowties

Our April Phlocking will be held Friday, April 7th at the Emerald Club. Spring is upon us and it’s time to put on your best Bonnet or Bowtie and join us for some Springtime Shenanigans. There will be some fun seasonal games and our 50/50 drawing will provide a donation to the Crystal Coast Autism Center in honor of Autism Awareness Month. As always the E CLub will provide us with some yummy food and great drink specials. Non-members are welcome and of course we’ll encourage you to join! You may have heard that EIPHC is currently 8th in WORLD for number of memberships and we’d really like to continue to move up!! So come on out and see what we’re all about…..we guarantee that you’ll wonder why it took you so long to join us!! Members be sure to check at the membership table for upcoming volunteer opportunities. We’re looking forward to a FANTASTIC turnout and seeing everyone there!!

Saint Patty’s day festival round up

Hello fellow parrot heads.  Just a short update on our booth for the festival…just in case you didnt all ready know we raised $1600 for the beach wheel chair!!!  Event was a huge success.  Just want to say THANK YOU!! to everyone who donated items (awesome stuff)and those who volunteered time to help us achieve success.  The picture above says it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mega Thanks

Rick (big bird)

Ken (little bird)

Parrot Heads in Paradise Scholarship Essay Contest


It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest,  and we want to let members  know of this great opportunity.
We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2017 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 or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2017. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited 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:

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary


March Mustache Madness

The EIPHC will hold their March Phlocking on Friday, March 3rd at the Emerald Club. March is a HUGE month of the island with the St. Patty’s festivities (and of course some March Madness too!), so come on out and start the party early. Be sure to sport your best MUSTACHE!! An award will be given for the best MUSTACHE ever! Wear it on a stick, draw it on, stick it on or try any other creative way that you choose. Extra points will be awarded for any attire that compliments the MUSTACHE. Use your imagination……this goes for the ladies too!! The 50/50 drawing will be raising money for “Men’s Health”.  As always….. Good Food, Great Drink Specials, Music to Move You and Fun Games will be provided. Parrot Head Phlockings are open to non-members, so come on out and check out the greatest group of people you’ll ever meet and remember all new members will receive a welcome gift with their $10 membership dues.  See you on March 3rd at 7:00 pm. Be there or Be Square!!