Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Coffee” Phlash Phlocking this Saturday!

9156377_origJoin us for a morning get together at Stir It Up, the coffee shop just down the plaza from Food Lion.  We will be Phlash Phlocking from 8:30 till 10:30 and enjoying some beverages and snacks with the new owners of this fine establishment.  I know last time we had a “coffee” phlocking everyone enjoyed the change of pace from evening events, so let’s see how many of us can get there this Saturday, April 2nd.  Flasks optional……….

April Phlocking – Fools: Backwards & Upside Down

The theme for the Phlocking this Friday will be Fools: Backwards & Upside Down!!  That’s right, wear your best Jester attire, put your clothes on totally wrong, or even surprise us with your take on the theme………..

For any questions about this month’s get together, contact Carol Lauback or lauren Ginther, as they are organizing the festivities.  Look out for some fun games with tunes pumpin’ from DJ Rob.  As usual there will be a 50/50 raffle to join and support The Friends of the Library, along with some snacks provided by the Emerald Club.

In addition to the usual club t-shirts being for sale to club members, there will also be awesome EI Parrot Head front license plates available for purchase for $10, so dress up your car as well as yourself!10259150_678023835603917_4992288949202444224_o

St. Pat’s Festival Booth report

1936827_1156575854367256_7267365328745336695_nWith a beautiful day on tap, our Parrot Head booth at the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival was a huge success. Parrot Head volunteers were decked out in St. Pat’s garb as they handed out info, hawked Riff Raff Raffle tickets, took in new members, and generally had a rowdy time. Jimi Crampton and Ken Stone took turns in the Party-on the Parrot suit bringing business into the booth and playing and getting their pictures taken with little kids. We had 18 great gifts to raffle off that were donated by Parrot Heads and supporting local businesses which allowed us to take in donations of $1750 that was all given to charity, the E.I. Fire Dept. to go towards handicapped beach wheelchairs and Protectors of Homeless Pets/the Humane Society. Many thanks to all who helped out and those who contributed to the raffles, and welcome to new members and returning members!


Hoop Pole Creek Cleanup Report

We had 19 Parrot Heads and 2 Parakeets for the morning of March 5th to assist the Coastal Federation with their annual cleanup.  In fact we outnumbered the Federation’s turnout; but no worries, that’s exactly why we were there!  The area was made beautiful again with lots of trash and litter collected.

Some of the crew!

Afterwards, a bunch from the cleanup enjoyed lunch at The Beach Tavern in Atlantic Beach.  A good time was had by all!


The Irish Pirate
The Irish Pirate

The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club is sponsoring a new member social on April 13th at The Irish Pirate in Emerald Plantation from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM or so. We have extended an invitation to members who have joined since last September, but all members are welcome. The club is providing pizza and there will be a cash bar with wine and beer.

Please come out and join us in meeting new members. John Dyer (DJ-JD) has graciously agreed to be our deejay for the evening. You do need to let us know you will be attending so we can plan for the pizza. You can sign up at our April Phlocking on April 1st or email Hope to see you there.

25th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS! The Clock is ticking!!!!

Hello Parrot Heads!!

The clock is ticking! Daylight Savings Time is here! Spring is almost here! Be sure to book your travel and register for the 25th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS!
I am going to run through the contests you need to enter as we are closing on the April 1st contest deadline! YOU are less than three weeks away from someone winning these awesome prizes! YOU should not miss out! Don’t delay! YOU must be registered to win!

Registration & Contests

Registration is going VERY WELL this year. In fact it is moving at a rate not seen since the 20thannual when we sold out the event. Remember that we close registration at 3,500 or on September 15thwhichever comes first. Don’t plan to wait too late in the year to book your reservation and get left out. Also remember we have a great contest prize and the deadline is only days away!

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PHIP Scholarship Deadline




 DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2016, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.

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 2016. 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: $2,000Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members, PHIP Club Member’s Children, or Wards of Parrot Head Club Members (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