The 25th Annual Meeting of the Minds August Update

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2016 August Update!

Hello Parrot Heads! The registrations are flying in, the volunteer positions are mostly sold out, and MOTM registration closes in 35 days! Don’t get left out! Register NOW!
Volunteer status and Meeting of the Minds      
I was sitting on the beach in Key West last night on vacation thinking about all the volunteers that work at Meeting of the Minds to make it the event that it is. Every day of the year I get updates via email and phone calls telling me about all the things that our hard working volunteers are doing to make this event happen. I constantly read about how the clubs of this great organization raise money that collectively amount to millions of dollars and millions of volunteer hours. This is an amazing community to be a part of and Meeting of the Minds is the event that celebrates our success as an organization. If you can make it to MOTM you should come on down and feel the spirit of this special group of people and musicians in 2016. At this point most of our volunteer positions have been slammed to the point we had to close the registration for them. There is only one slot left and we could use your help if you want to volunteer. We need help for the raffle on Saturday from noon to 3:00 PM. If you want to volunteer this would be a place that would really help get everyone raffle tickets at the last minute before our raffle closes. If you want to volunteer for this slot please email Rick Fyffe directly at  Everything else is covered! Not only do we have a crowd coming that are volunteers before they get here…YOU all volunteer to make MOTM happen. Thank you all. This event is yours and it will be awesome!



Upcoming MOTM Logistics and Communication
I want to let all of you know that as Labor Day approaches in LESS THAN A MONTH you will start seeing more emails about the Blood Drive, the Toy Drive, The Zonta Walk, and all kinds of things relating to MOTM 2016. The pace will accelerate in September as we approach registration close so please be patient. The email will come in early September with contact information to answer all your questions!
Registration Update for MOTM 2016
Wow…The 25th Anniversary MOTM 2016 has more registrations than any event since the 20th Annual event ALREADY and YOU NEED TO GET REGISTERED!!  3,500 is a sell-out! I will say it again…Don’t get left out!
Casa Marina Reservations? Please READ!
Everyone who has a reservation at the Casa Marina has a 60 day cut-off to cancel a reservation without paying a one-night penalty for cancellation. If you have a reservation and need to cancel please do this prior to midnight onAugust 31! Any rooms that are cancelled will be given to the waiting list Rick Fyffe and the Casa reservations team are managing over at the Reach Resort in the order they came in earlier in the year. This list was so extensive earlier in the year we finally had to actually close it.
The Meeting of the Minds Entertainment Schedule for 2016
As I have told you in previous emails there are a few artists and special things that will be added to the schedule as we approach the event. I have some requests into some people to show up on the stage and put a smile on your face. Once they confirm and all the agreements are complete I will let you know if I can! Some of the cool artists out there like to surprise the crowd and I know I do. These “guests” will fill the slots with other people or play the stage breaks as the stage sets happen. Remember this…Don’t miss a moment of MOTM 2016 at the Casa Marina.
Meeting of the Minds Discounts for PARROT HEADS!!!
Want to cruise on a boat from the Casa Marina dock? Want a GREAT DEAL?  If you are a Parrot Head you get a 10% discount and depart right from the Casa Marina pier!  Have you ever been on a Jet Ski or seen Key West from the water on a Jet Ski? If you have you know how cool it is. If you haven’t you need to book this deal. Billy and his staff love Parrot Heads and he wants to welcome you back to Key West for MOTM. He is offering all registered Parrot Heads 15% off Scooter Rentals and Bike Rentals all week atMOTM!! He also wants to take you on the 27 mile ride around Key West on a Jet Ski for the low Parrot Head Price of $99!!! I want to tell you now to book early as he will sell out the house during MOTM and this is the place to rent things and Jet Ski!! Check him out!!
Need a Rental Car for MOTM? Be sure to take advantage of your Budget Car Rental Discount! You can use this discount all year long! Just enter the code “X097865” also located on this page:
Margaritaville Key West Discounts MOTM 2016
As a registered parrot head you need to wear your lanyard and credential downtown! You will get a 10% discount off all purchases in the Margaritaville store AND you get one free drink at Margaritaville in the BAR! They will punch your credential and serve you a special parrot head drink during MOTM! It pays to register for MOTM!
Are you going to MOTM for the first time? Do you have questions? Do you want to share a room or a ride?  Well there is a new place for you to talk to the entire Parrot Head nation about MOTM. It is the online MOTM forum. Go join and check it out! This is a place for everyone to help each other, ask questions, and make the whole MOTMexperience even better. Here is the link:
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
The 25th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2016
Key West, Florida  “Here We Are'”


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