2020 PHiP Scholarship Winners Announced

Hello Parrot Heads:

It is the extreme honor of the 2020 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2020 scholarships. We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and efforts in reading each and every application. The applicants had to answer three questions as well as submit a blind essay (Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community.  Tell us how you plan to continue to apply your leadership skills at the school you are planning to attend).  We received many applications and these fine judges had some very tough decisions to make.

Full congratulations go out to all our applicants and the board wishes each and every one of you good luck with your continued education. It was a very close decision and each of the winners should be very proud of what they do.

The winners of the 2020 scholarships are:

Heather Erlemann, from Cary North Carolina (Parrot Heads Of North Carolina) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.

Laney Phillips from Orr’s Island Maine (PHC Of Maine) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.

Lauren DeFrance from Richmod, Texas (Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the third place award of $2000.

Again, congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all that applied as well as our judges who took many hours out of their days to help in making this very tough decision.

David Cohen, Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.

2012 – 2020 Scholarship Chair
2013 – 2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017- 2020 Mini Mart Chair

“Let’s Get Physical” Fundraiser/Challenge

Beginning June 1 and continuing through the entire month of June,  you are challenged to “Accept the EIPHC Let’s Get Physical Challenge and Donate to the Salvation Army of Carteret County.” Watch out for a Facebook challenge from our President for more information. Your job is to accept the challenge and post a picture or video on Facebook of your favorite physical activity during the pandemic (non-offensive). Search the Menu on www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com for an easy way to contribute to the Salvation Army of Carteret County to help them assist local families who have been harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a great way for us Parrot Heads to continue to “Party with a Purpose!”

JUNE 5 PHLOCKING A/K/A BEACH SWEEP!

Let’s practice what the Parrott Heads preach this month. We are going to Party with a Purpose on Friday June 5 at 7:00 pm! Let’s make Jimmy Buffet proud of us and our commitment to giving back to our community. Wear your favorite Parrott Head or shirt if you have one, so we are easily identifiable and meet us on the beach at the Bogue Inlet Pier for a Beach Sweep. The Parrott Heads are going to help clean up the beach while hanging out together. We will respect the Covid 19 Guidelines while we socialize because we’ll have plenty of room to spread out on the beach. Grab your mask, some gloves, a few friends, a chair or blanket and cooler of beer and let’s come together for the good of the community. We have missed everyone and hope you will join us at this unique Phlocking!

While we’re at it, stop by the E Club and purchase your beer for the beach from Matt. He’ll even give you free ice! We can show him some LOVE too! We also plan to debut the new 2020 Parrott Head T-shirts! Bring some extra cash, cause you’re going to love them!!

Jimmy Buffett’s New “Life on the Flip Side” was released this Morning

 

 

As most of you know Jimmy Buffett’s new album “Life on the Flip Side” was released this morning.

The the tracks for download are already available and the physical media is also now widely available.
There are lots of articles out this morning about the music. Here is one of the articles I was just reading:

https://www.pressandguide.com/lifestyles/entertainment/jimmy-buffett-lives-on-the-flip-side-with-first-new-album-in-seven-years/article_89c1ef09-d078-5a5a-9b4b-eb51f6bef5ec.html

Here is a great track co-written by Will Kimbrough you have heard played live on 2019 tour dates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jACCd6B_IrE&feature=youtu.be

Happy Friday!

Andrew Talbert
PHiP Director of Conventions

President’s Notes May 2020

We Have a Lot to Drink About!” Things are beginning to reopen around us, too slow for some and too fast for others. Our reaction will be what we deem the best for ourselves, families and community. Our club experienced many cancellations, postponements, and the hardship of not being together! We’ve had to settle with being in the chicken coup rather than flying with the PHlock! Well, it’s time to “breathe in, breathe out, and move on.”

The Board is in the process of scheduling some really PHun events to help us continue serving our community and surrounding PHriends during these hard times. We are all in this together and we look forward to your support. Bring us your enthusiasm, tropical spirit, desire to help others, love for your environment, and most of all, your willingness to hang in here with us as we move through unfamiliar waters. Let’s all look forward to our future and sail these open seas together!

You will hear more soon, beginning with our monthly newsletter and through our website and Facebook! Hopefully, you will find one or more events in which you feel comfortable and safe to join us. Remember, you decide! If you are not yet a member of this special club and all the benefits that come with it, join us online at www.emeraldisleparrotheads.com. We are here for you through it all as we “Party with a Purpose.” Jan Hicks, Pres.

PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 is being Postponed

Hello Everyone:
The last few months have been challenging causing schools and businesses to be closed, concerts to be cancelled, and sporting events to be postponed. After working closely with our business partners, sponsors, and the Casa Marina we have decided to postpone PHIP’s Annual Meeting of the Minds 2020.
We have done this out of a great abundance of caution for our members, performers, and all the volunteers that make this event so amazing. This decision was not easy but we felt it was necessary. There is currently too much uncertainty surrounding precautions that will be needed in the future and the possible resurfacing of the Covid-19 virus that might happen later this year.
As the window to cancel the event was closing, making the decision now will allow Parrot Heads in Paradise and PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds to flourish in the future. Also, it will allow you to cancel any travel plans you have already made.
You will receive a refund of your registration for the event by July 31, 2020. Please bear in mind it will take some time to process all of the refunds and get them to you.
You can rest assured that we will do everything possible to make next year a celebration to remember. We appreciate your understanding and trust that we are doing what is in the best interest of everyone involved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do I get a registration refund?
A: There is nothing for you to do. This will be an automatic process and is only limited by the time required to process all of the payments back to those who are currently registered.
Q: How long will it take me to receive a refund?
A: Depending on volume you should receive your refund prior to July 31, 2020

 

Q. How will my refund be issued?
A. Every attempt will be made to refund your registration in the same manner you paid.  Due to restrictions by our service provided, we are only able to go back 120 days to issue an electronic refund.   If we are unable to issue an electronic refund, you will receive a check via U.S. mail. If you paid by check, you will receive your refund by check.

 

Q. Can I keep my reservation at the Casa Marina for 2021?
A. No, all reservations for PHiP’s MOTM 2020 booked using our group booking code will be canceled and refunded.

 

Q: Do I have to contact the Casa Marina for a refund?
A: No, the Casa Marina will contact you as soon as possible via email. Given the Casa is still closed with a minimal staff in-house the hotel refunds could take up to 30 days to be returned to you so please be patient with the process given the situation.

 

Q: What are the dates for next year’s event?
A: Thursday, November 4, 2021 through Saturday, November 6, 2021

 

Q: When will I be able to book a room at the Casa for PHiP’s MOTM 2021?
A:  Booking for the 2021 event cannot start until the normal timing which is typically at the end of the calendar year. The hotel booking for 2021 will be announced via email and social media at that time.
Stay safe PHriends!
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

 

May 1st Virtual Phlocking 7:00pm

MAY BE WE WILL, MAY BE WE WON’T!
Who knows, but we are counting on May to be the month we start seeing each other again, of course using social distancing! We all miss our phriends and phlockings, so join us for our Virtual May Phlocking and Happy Hour on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Grab a drink and your best May attire because we are celebrating all things MAY! Choose what you want to celebrate, whether its May Day, Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Kentucky Derby, or Memorial Day. Grab your craziest hat or costume and join the Phun! Donna is dreaming and scheming a way for us to have phun during our virtual phlocking and is giving us all a “License to Chill!” SEE THE EIPHC MAY NEWSLETTER FOR EASY INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN! Looking forward to seeing you!