Monthly Archives: January 2017

Parrot Heads LOVE 2 Phlock

The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will hold their monthly Phlocking on Friday, February 3rd at the Emerald Club. The fun begins at 7:00 pm. It’s that AMOROUS time of the year, so put on some RED or slap on a few HEARTS and come “Party with a Purpose”!! Our 50-50 drawing will raise funds for HEARTworm prevention for dogs at our local shelter. There will be fun COUPLES games (singles are welcome too!) and of course prizes.  As always the E-Club will provide a LOVEly location, some HEARTy  food and drink specials that will make you want to KISS your bartender.  Don’t forget to be FAITHFUL and pay your annual dues.  You can also pick up a BEAUTIFUL Parrot Head T-shirt to show some DEVOTION for the EIPHC.

Time to Pay Your 2017 Annual Dues

If you have not already paid your dues, please do so by February 15th. Members, whose dues are not paid will be placed on an inactive list and will not be receiving current emails and newsletters. The cost is only $10.00 per person.
Three easy ways to pay:
1. Attend the February “Phlocking”

2. Mail your check to: EIPHC PO Box 4293 Emerald Isle, NC 28594-4293

3. Pay through the Website using PayPal.

If using the website, each membership is $10.61 to PayPal. When you open the website, look to the right under the heading. Click on “Click Here to Join or renew” Read “Need to Renew Your Membership” and then head to the bottom of the page. Click on the Link to send money using PayPal. Remember renewals through PayPal do not need any information filled out.
Thank you for taking the time to renew your membership



Hello Everyone! I wanted to give you an update as Meeting of the Minds 2017 registration and the Casa Marina MOTM reservations block opened back on December 27 just over two weeks ago!
As I told you when the Casa reservations opened on December 27th…the hotel will sell out very fast!! Well the record has been broken! Less than three weeks! Now what?

Continue reading BE ADVISED!! The CASA MARINA AT 2017 MOTM IS SOLD OUT!!!

The January 2017 Tradewind Times is now on-line


Hello Parrot Heads!
Hope all are surviving the weather this winter….  Can’t wait for Spring!
The latest edition of the PHIP Tradewind Times quarterly newsletter is now on line for you to share with your clubs and club members! Thanks to all that provided inputs and thanks to the clubs that posted or sent information so their club could be included in the Domino College Deans List.  I know that you are all out there doing great things, but it is good to share with others – who knows?  You might have an idea that others can use or another club did something that will work great for an event you want to plan.
Read President Kathy Pfister’s advice for club leaders and meet the new PHIP board members.  Read about what we did at MOTM 2016 and registration for MOTM 2017.   PHIP Scholarship contest for 2017 is now open.
To find the newsletter you can go to the link at: TradewindTimes0117
Or you can always go to the PHIP website at then go to the Club/Chapter Info section and scroll down on the left side then select the Tradewind Times.
Thanks and hope to see you at a Parrot Head Club event down the road!
Sally Spenny
Editor, PHIP Tradewind Times

Low Country Parrot Head Event and EI Parrot Heads are invited

We got a personal invitation from the Low Country Parrot Heads to join them in their  13th Annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek, February 25th, 2017.  It’s the weekend prior to Fat Tuesday! Funds raised benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and Pet Helpers.  Note from them is below.  The Club is in the Charleston area.  The date is Feb. 25th and if you click on the link, you can find out more.
The format will be very similar to last year with a  pre-party on Friday night(6-9pm) at RB’s right next to Red’s Icehouse.  We had so much fun at it last year and want to do it again this year.  We feel that this part is purely the Parrothead Spirit of the Crawl. We plan to have live music, fun and lots of surprises.
Our host hotel will be Quality Inn (same as last year) and we will run a shuttle back and forth prior and after the Crawl.
Saturday is the main event with one addition – we have added a restaurant down the Creek,The Wreck. We will provide land and water transportations to them throughout the Crawl as well as the other points on the creek.  The views from The Wreck are absolutely wonderful. So the participating restaurants will be Red’s; RB’s; The Shelter; Shem Creek Bar and Grill; Vickery’s and The Wreck!  The Crawl is from 1-6PM with an after-party at Red’s after that.  Many of our participating restaurants will have live music during the day.
Changes to let you know on the Creek from last year.  The office building on the corner of Coleman and Mill St is closer to completion and we will be able to use their parking facility.  The Parking lot between the new office building and Red’s Icehouse will be paved by the time we have the Crawl.  The docks the Vickery’s side of the creek are finished with a stairway to Coleman Blvd on the Vickery’s side only. That means that the water taxis will be able to take you to that side of the creek this year.  The dock is now part of the Town of Mount Pleasant Parks and is a beautiful walkway.
Online Preregistration is at and still only $25.  If you register prior to February 11th – you will receive a wonderful commemorative T-shirt.  After that point and walk up registration ($30) will be amazing SWAG.
I would really appreciate having you pass this information on to your club members and I look forward to having you celebrating the Crawl with us.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
Kris Moore
Lowcountry Parrothead Club

Looking For Some Help because The Tax Man Cometh

The local AARP Tax Aide program is in need of a person or two who is willing to volunteer one morning a week (either monday or wednesday) to assist elderly folks file their 2016 income tax returns from the end of January to April 17th.  No experience is necessary, all training will be provided.     All you will be required to do is assist the tax payer by verifying they have the necessary documents  they need and placing their forms in the sequence needed for the actual volunteer tax preparer who inputs them into the computer.   You will not be required to know tax law or computer data entry,  and there will always be several experienced people around you to answer any questions we have or to assist in any way necessary.

I have done this now for four years and find it very rewarding, the other people who have volunteered in the past are no longer available so we are looking for some new blood for the program.  If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to contact me and we can discuss them.  Bob Horner, 252-764-3479,

We will always have experienced AARP Tax experts with us and will never be put in any uncomfortable situations.  The facility is in the Library on Taylor Norton Road, and we are there mon and weds from 9am until about 1pm.


PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest


Hello Club Leaders: 
It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest.  Please pass this information along to your club members.  You can cut and paste this email and include it in your email you send out to your members.   This is the only way that your members will know of this great opportunity and we need you as leaders to make sure that this information gets out to each and every one of them.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your members and their families.  Please forward this email to you club at least once a month for the next three months in your clubs communications.  This is  a great opportunity that we want all eligible students to take advantage of.  Thanks in advance for helping to get the word out and good luck to all the applicants.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2017 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

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 2017. 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 and members children (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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2017, 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.Good Luck to all applicants!

Continue reading PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest

Hoop Pole Creek cleanup

Parrotheads at Hoophole Creek cleanup
Parrotheads at Hoop Pole Creek Preserve cleanup

The Parrotheads had a large contingent at the annual Hoop Pole Creek Preserve nature trail cleanup on January 14th. This event is organized by the Coastal Federation, and helps to keep this 31-acre urban park clean and inviting. Approximately 20 Parrotheads met the Coastal Federation organizers at 10AM and fanned out along the trail and marshes, picking up several bags of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, plastic bags, styrofoam, drinking cups, and other trash. Our efforts, combined with the Coastal Foundation volunteers made short work of the litter, and we were finished shortly after 11AM.