Calling all Parrot Heads!! Phlash Phlocking!!

The EIPHC will be Phlash Phlocking at Salt Bar on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Let’s all come out and welcome new owner, Sean to the island family officially!! Sean was a great supporter of the Beach Bike Poker Run and this will be a fantastic way to show our gratitude. Thursday night is shaping up to be a fun filled event with live reggae music by TreeHouse, Patron and Bacardi reps on premise and DOGS welcome!! I’m sure Annie, Bennett, Bouy, Mahi, and Tierney will be checking out the theory that “dogs relax to reggae”. The music starts at 9:00 pm. So grab your best buddy (human or four legged) and head out to Salt Bar to show them how we “Party with a Purpose”. Hope to see everyone there.

June Phlocking – June 2, 2017

WOW! What a month the EIPHC had in May. The Beach Bike Poker Run was a huge success with our biggest crowd and the most money raised in the history of the event. The month has flown by, and I’ll use that as my excuse for this Phlocking information being so late. You know the Parrot Heads just keep right on “Partying with a Purpose” so get ready to join us on Friday, June 2nd at the E-Club for our monthly gathering. The PHUN will begin at 7:00 pm and continue until at least 9:00 pm.  If we’re lucky, our new t-shirts unveiling the updated club logo will be available. Don’t hold me to that….but a fellow PH told me that it just might happen. The E-Club will be providing drink specials, yummy food and a great outdoor patio with Cornhole and my favorite Giant Jenga!!

This month we will be raising money for BackPack Friends and providing food to kids in needs on the weekends or over holidays when they are not provided meals at school.   Be sure to bring your food or cash donations and remember the money raised in the 50/50 drawing will also support this GREAT cause.  The following is a list of items included in the bags for students – Each Backpack Contains: 2  vegetable bowls, 2 fruit bowls, 3  meat stews or canned meat, 1 packaged noodles, 2 healthy snacks, 2 breakfast items, 1 peanut butter, 1  jelly,  4  snack crackers, 1 roll toilet paper, and 4 individually wrapped spoons.

Come join us for a guaranteed good time!! Hope to see you there!!

 

 

BackPack

YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!

 

 

The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule
The MOTM schedule is out and up on the web. There is a ton of awesome entertainment waiting for you at the end of the road in November.  https://www.phip.com/meeting-schedule
2017 MEETING OF THE MINDS REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION FOR THE 26th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 is OPEN and going very well! Don’t get left out as we stop registration at 3,500 or September 15th whichever comes first!!
If you have ANY QUESTIONS about Meeting of the Minds registration questions are generally answered at this FAQ link: https://www.phip.com/meeting-faq
The Meeting of the Minds 2017 Basket Raffle by Joe and Lorene Prorok
Hello phellow parrotheads, many of you heard from us via email this past winter (seems like a year ago, doesn’t it?).  We had a great time at last year’s basket raffle and are looking forward to 2017 being bigger and better. There were many baskets telling stories and yes bragging about their area and club. It was like being in a parrot head garden and we loved it. The question that we are asked the most often is: “Where does the money go? “The money that was raised last year will be given away directly to charities selected by the PHIP board the next year. Besides the money raised from the raffle, PHiP will add to this total with proceeds from MOTM registration when possible to donate to local charities. The 501(c)3 organizations in the Key West area have benefited greatly from your basket donations and our team selling tickets. You will be getting more information from us down the road. PHINS UP!  Joe & Lorene Prorok  joeandlorenebaskets@gmail.com
The Zonta Club of Key West 2017 Walk Run by Susan Richardson
Calling All Parrot Heads!!! Put On Your Walking Shoes and Help Us Stomp Out Breast Cancer!!!We’re calling all Parrot Heads to come out and walk with us as “Team Parrot Head” 2017 to help raise money for a local Key West organization. The Zonta Club of Key West will be having their annual “ABC 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  The event raises money to cover mammograms, thin-prep pap tests, and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys, which has some of the highest incidence of breast cancer because so many workers living here have no healthcare coverage. The Zonta Club of Key West online registration link to participate in the 2017 ABC 5K Walk/Run is at: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/KeyWest/ZontaABC5K
When asked if you are a parrot head, put “yes” and the drop down box will have a place for you to type the name of your parrot head club. Remember to put the complete name of your parrot head club on the registration form. If you have questions please contact Susan Richardson at jsrclearwater@aol.com and put in subject line .. “Team “Parrot Head” Prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 parrot head clubs raising the most money and a prize to the individual parrot head raising the most money. If you are registered prior to MOTM for the Zonta walk/race ..stop by the Team “Parrot Head”… Zonta Registration Table on Thursday November 2, 2017(outside the mini-mart) and pick up your walk/race packet. You can also register here too, if not already registered. We will have our “Pink Wheel” again this year on Thursday at the Team “Parrot Head” table.  You can “Spin” for $1.00 to win one of the prizes on the wheel, and get a ticket to be placed in the drawing for our “Grand Prize”.  All proceeds benefit Team “Parrot Head” 2017. If you are unable to walk/run(or planning to walk/run) and would like to get involved by assisting with the “on the scene” activities at the walk or on Thursday at the Casa  …please contact Susan Richardson, Team “Parrot Head” Chair at: jsrclearwater@aol.com and put in the subject line .. Team Parrot Head.” Watch for updates on upcoming announcements of  “fun” things planned by your Team “Parrot Head” Committee and the Zonta Club Key West by visiting our facebook page link below. We are on Facebook …Like the Zonta page!! https://www.facebook.com/TeamParrotHeadMotm2012
Don’t Forget Your BUDGET Rent a Car Discount!
The booking code for your Parrot head discount is located here: https://www.phip.com/awards-discount-partners  Be sure to use the code to rent your car and get a discount all year!
There are a few of you that are holding rooms at the Casa Marina and not yet registered…Remember you must be registered for MOTM to stay at the Casa Marina!
The Casa Marina remains sold out but you can book at the REACH RESORT and move over to the Casa Marina if there are cancellations!
We are still sold out at the Casa Marina but we are collecting names for the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! If you want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below:

The 2017 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:

  1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2017.

REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA OR BE ON THE WAIT LIST FOR THE CASA.

  1. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but it is a booking discount. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!
  1. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at rjfyffe1@ymail.com
Put in the title of your email “MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Rick you are booked at the Reach and registered for MOTM.  Rick will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact him.
We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Rick Fyffe. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Rick vs. contacting the hotel.
Here is the special link to the REACH RESORT for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina but if you get moved over you WILL get the special Parrot Head Casa rate! Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group:
The Call in link is: ZZPAR9 The Reach reservations line is: 305-296-5000.
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida  “We’re Still Here'”

Continue reading YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!

Almost here! The 14th annual Beach Bike Poker Run, May 20th!

It’s almost time for the 14th Annual Emerald Isle Parrot Head Beach Bike Poker Run! Save the date, May 20th, 2017. Registration begins at 11:30 am at the Emerald Club, and registration cost is only $20. All proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund and its  children’s summer camp. The E-Club will provide music before and after the event, food and drink specials. If you want to know more about just what this is, just read here about past events!

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets on the day of the event. Awesome prizes to give away! This year’s event is gonna be huge! The biggest ever! And you don’t want to miss it!

 

Cinco de Mayo Phlocking – May 5, 2017

 

It’s a Parrot Head Fiesta on Friday, May 5th.  Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Emerald Club.   We will be raising money for The Alzheimer Association with a special auction and our 50/50 raffle.  We are excited to offer 2 bicycles and a very special reclaimed wood table created using wood from our very own Bogue Inlet Pier.  The items have been provided by members and  will be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to our May charity.  As you know, our Beach Bike Poker Run is right around the corner so this is a great opportunity to bid on a new ride for the special day!!  The picture below represents the style of the table that is being made and donated for this special event.  So, mark your calendars and plan to join us…..as always, there will be drink specials, free food and fun with friends!!

Auction Items:

       

 

Earth Day cleanup 2017: 1 if by land, 2 if by sea…

Well, not exactly the midnight ride of Paul Revere, but the EI Parrotheads cleaned up by land and by sea on Earth Day 2017. Over 3 dozen EI Parrotheads cleaned up  NC 58 and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The “land” contingent was lead by Jean Jensen, and they picked up 15 bags of trash and several election signs, starting on the EI side of the bridge and going over to the NC 58/NC 24 intersection:

The “sea” contingent was led by Val Johnson, who organized a flotilla of 5 boats. The boats were captained by Jason Holland, Steve Johnson, Gary Hardee, Todd Kuntz, and Joel Dunn. The flotilla met at marker #33 on the ICW and worked its way back toward the WRC channel from Archers’ Point. The flotilla picked up a pickup truck load of trash bags (thanks for the truck, Steve J.!), a tire, and an EZ-UP tent (at least what was left of it 😉 ):

It was a good deed and a great time! We then met on Pelican Island in Swansboro Harbor for hotdogs & fixin’s, organized by Val!

 

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 https://act.alz.org/goto/EISTC2017 (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 https://act.alz.org/goto/EISTC2017 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 susan.seadreams@gmail.com

Beach Bike Poker Run – May 20, 2017

The final details are coming together for the EIPHC’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  The Beach Bike Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 2oth.  We are sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to our Presenting Sponsor, Transportation Impact and to all of our GREAT local businesses who are providing stop locations and raffle items for this special event. A special Poker Run T-Shirt will be available for purchase on the day of the event.  Be sure to get yours early because there will be a limited supply.  The E-Club will provide music before and after the event, food and drink specials.  Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets on the day of the event.  We have some FANTASTIC prizes to give away!!  This year’s event is shaping up to be our BIGGEST AND BEST every…..You don’t want to miss it!!

BBPR Flier with Poker Stops