Hello Everyone! I hope your holiday season is going great and you are staying warm!  Can you believe another year has come and almost gone already?
This is your 7 day notice! On Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time the Casa Marina will open for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 reservations! Please mark your calendars now if you want that special room or room type for MOTM! Do not call the Casa now as they cannot take reservations until next Monday and you will need a special booking code to get the Parrot Head rate! I will give you that information in another email this coming weekend!
On Monday, December 17  PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 registration will open at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time!! For those of you wanting to be in the bag stuffing party I suggest you register early as we only take the first 125 people who register. This is a popular party and it sells out FAST!
All that said much is going on the event planning side and I can tell you MOTM 2019 is going to be another special year! Standby for more information on how to book your room at the Casa this coming weekend!
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road. 
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board Member of the Lone Palm Foundation
Key West, Florida


Santa Crawl is Saturday, December 8th, Read all about it!

December 8th– ISLAND SANTA BAR CRAWL 2:00-6:00pm to benefit Make a Wish -. This fun event is sponsored by the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads to benefit the Eastern Carolina Make a Wish Foundation. $10 for pre-registration, $15 the day of the event. Pre-registration at or on Facebook – Emerald Isle Parrot Heads. On line registration ENDS on Thursday, December 6th. You can also pre register at the December 7th First Friday PHlocking. On the day of the event, Saturday, the Emerald Club will be open at Noon for participants who have “registered online” AND for “live registration.” Registration will end at 1:30.

We have had a great outpouring from local businesses that have sponsored this event, so please let them know you appreciate their help. This event is hosted by the Emerald Club.

DEPS Safety and Security
Budget Blinds
Tuttle Enterprise, LLC
Coastal Recovery
Sandbur Lawn Care
Bogue RV
Banks, Gray and Crumpler, PLLC
Jersey Mikes
Island Pet Veterinary Hospital
Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club
Mills & Thomas Furniture
Family Dentistry
U Dream-It Builders, Inc.
Salon Techniques
Molly Maid, Cedar Point
Bogue RV
Cedar Point Signs & Graphics
InLight Medical
By the Beach Realty

Now for the details!

Where – The Crawl starts and ends at the E-Club and you can crawl, walk, ride a bike or ride with a DD or other safe transportation (Please do not drink and drive) to 7 local “watering” holes. (The Growler, The Island Time Tavern, Sharks Den, Trading Post, Salt, Snapperez and Surf’s Up.) Stops will have drink specials so be prepared. The bars/stops open at 2 and close at 6 p.m. sharp! There will be a 50/50 Raffle too!

What- Dress for the season, Santa, Elves, and Ugly Sweaters welcome. There will be a $50 prize for best dressed. There will be a food truck at the E-Club at the end of the event. Check out Urban Street Eats from Cedar Point on Facebook.

Options : PhotoScavenger Hunt with $200 winning prize. Get a team of PHriends (pick a team name); Teams can be 2 or more people (remember if you win you have to split the $200 cash prize) . Pick a Captain who will be the one in charge and who must have a digital camera/phone. All photos need to be on one device to be eligible to win. All stops must be visited to compete. Visit each stop at your own pace and in your own order and perform the required photo selfie at each bar/stop exactly as listed on the Scavenger Hunt Entry Form, using one designated phone for pictures. Your entire team must return to the Emerald Club and give your completed playing card to the volunteers at the door entry no later than 6:15 to qualify for the drawing. At the end of the game, a team will be drawn from the completed cards. If your team is drawn, you will be asked to show, from the designated phone, pictures of each completed task before being presented the $200 as winner.

Make a Wish Foundation – Our local branch is working hard to make wishes come true for critically ill children in our area. When a wish comes true it helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals say the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients feel better emotionally and even physically. That is why wishes matter. That is why we want to help Make a Wish grant wishes.

Last Phlocking of 2018 😕

December 7th , First Friday PHlocking – 7 PM Emerald Club . Let’s start off the
Christmas Season by having some fun and doing something for those who will have no home
for Christmas. At this month’s PHlocking we will be dressing in RED or GREEN just to warm
up to the whole season. If you don’t wear either color, you may be GRINCHED. Want to
know what happens if you get GRINCHED? Not telling! Matt will have DJ Robbie and free
food. If you have not signed up for the Santa Crawl yet, you can register at the PHlocking for
$10. If you wish to register the day of the event (the next day 12/8/18) you will pay $15.
Check out the Santa Crawl details in this newsletter.
This year for our Christmas Charity, we will be asking members to donate to Family Promise
of Carteret County. We had intended to donate our parade float winnings (are we
presumptive) of First Place ($250) to this organization. Please read the information on the
families assisted this year by this faith based organization that is at the end of this
newsletter. The needs are great and the hurricane resulted in more families in need of help
finding homes. Several of the churches that house families at night (Family Promise has only
office/day space) were damaged and for a bit, homeless families were housed in the day space.


Please check your email for the newsletter. If you are a paid member and did not receive the newsletter, please look in your spam, if you find it there, please mark it as not spam so future emails will go through.  It should say it is from the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads, but it might say from Sue Stone.    If you cannot find it, please email either Sue Stone ( or Maggie Rauschenberg ( so we can figure out what might be wrong.


Island Santa Bar Crawl Registration Update

Online registration for the ISBC 2018 will remain open until December 6, 2018. On site registration will be available at the Phlocking on Friday, December 7th and on the day of the event at the E-Club. Registration cost online or at the Phlocking will be $10. The fee on the day of the event will be $15. Registration on the day of the event will be from Noon until 1:30 pm. A limited number of event T-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event. Online registration has been a great success and we anticipate a big turnout. Everyone is excited to “Party with a Purpose” and support the Eastern NC Make a Wish Foundation!!

President’s Notes, November 2018

By now you know that EIPHC’s float didn’t make it to the parade since there was no parade. Lots of hours of labor and love were shared while crafting this baby! Even in its beginning stages, we knew we had a winner! The bright colorful shapes and letters on its sassy frame display love, hope, happiness and whacky Christmas phun! No way we could lose! Still wanting to share it, our float remains intact and is ready to make a grand appearance at the upcoming Island Santa Bar Crawl on Saturday, December 8. Don’t miss it!  And, a “special thanks” goes to the many volunteers who offered their valuable time and extraordinary talents for over two months on this labor of love! YOU ROCK!

Listen up, it’s the perfect time for you to finish out 2018 with a big bang! On December 7 we’ll phlock at the Emerald Club for our annual Christmas party. Be sure to wear red or green or you’ll get Grinched! If you’re not a member yet, you can join at the party. Also, you can register there for the first ever Island Santa Bar Crawl to be held the following day, December 8! Visit our website for details on these and other events!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday while celebrating with family and friends and here’s wishing you a safe and Very Merry Christmas! Hope to see you on December 7th and again on the 8th as we “Party with a Purpose!” Jan Hicks

Island Santa Bar Crawl Registration Open

The online registration for the Island Santa Bar Crawl is up and running at Be sure to register early and purchase your event T-Shirt. The Island Santa Bar Crawl will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 2-6pm. Plan to stay at the EClub after the crawl for music, drinks and a food truck. All proceeds from the event will go to the Eastern NC Make A Wish Foundation. Business sponsors are still being accepted.  Contact Jimi Crampton at or 919-971-9603 for additional information about supporting this GREAT cause!

President’s Notes, October 2018

“The Good Side of Life”
We have all been tested this year with life’s many struggles, and among these, the devastation of Flo! Sometimes life dishes out a bunch of “lousy limes,” and we wonder how to get back to “margaritas!” Yeah, there is a bad side to life.

Jimmy says, “it takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.” This is so true and is evidenced by the events held by Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club. The success of our club is truly founded upon the attitudes of our members and their common desire to make this world a better place than how we found it! Looking at the good side of life is the way we roll!

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful for many things, and EIPHC is on my list! It offers me warm and happy surroundings and opportunities to do great things. So, like me, if you’re looking for the “Good Side of Life,” come join us at our next phlocking on Friday, November 2, and get yourself involved in our future events. You’ll love spending time laughing, living and working with this bunch of crazy folks as “we party with a purpose.” Happy Thanksgiving! Jan Hicks