Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cinco de Mayo Phlocking – May 5, 2017


It’s a Parrot Head Fiesta on Friday, May 5th.  Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Emerald Club.   We will be raising money for The Alzheimer Association with a special auction and our 50/50 raffle.  We are excited to offer 2 bicycles and a very special reclaimed wood table created using wood from our very own Bogue Inlet Pier.  The items have been provided by members and  will be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to our May charity.  As you know, our Beach Bike Poker Run is right around the corner so this is a great opportunity to bid on a new ride for the special day!!  The picture below represents the style of the table that is being made and donated for this special event.  So, mark your calendars and plan to join us… always, there will be drink specials, free food and fun with friends!!

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Earth Day cleanup 2017: 1 if by land, 2 if by sea…

Well, not exactly the midnight ride of Paul Revere, but the EI Parrotheads cleaned up by land and by sea on Earth Day 2017. Over 3 dozen EI Parrotheads cleaned up  NC 58 and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The “land” contingent was lead by Jean Jensen, and they picked up 15 bags of trash and several election signs, starting on the EI side of the bridge and going over to the NC 58/NC 24 intersection:

The “sea” contingent was led by Val Johnson, who organized a flotilla of 5 boats. The boats were captained by Jason Holland, Steve Johnson, Gary Hardee, Todd Kuntz, and Joel Dunn. The flotilla met at marker #33 on the ICW and worked its way back toward the WRC channel from Archers’ Point. The flotilla picked up a pickup truck load of trash bags (thanks for the truck, Steve J.!), a tire, and an EZ-UP tent (at least what was left of it 😉 ):

It was a good deed and a great time! We then met on Pelican Island in Swansboro Harbor for hotdogs & fixin’s, organized by Val!


Longest Day Alzheimer Walk – June 17, 2017

June 17th (sunrise to sunset) – The Longest Day Fundraiser for Alzheimers

The 4th Annual Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl (EISTC) on the beach in EI! We are excited the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads are teaming up with us again this year. The Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event is a sunrise to sunset event to raise funds and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Our chosen event is to walk the beach from sunrise to sunset in a relay fashion and celebrate with a sunset ceremony at the Point (around 8:00pm). It is great fun and a fabulous way to raise money. Finding a way to end Alzheimer’s is a passion that is very close to our hearts and many of us know someone who has been affected by this disease…or will in the future…Now is the time to #endalz We would love for y’all to join us. Here are several ways you can participate:

1. Are you a Parrothead? Of course you are! The EIPHC will support you by a $10 donation when you walk during our sunrise to sunset relay. On Saturday, June 17 you will be scheduled to walk a 2 mile leg of the relay depending on the time of day you want to walk and where you live. As we have done in past years we will have volunteers who can shuttle you from the end of your walk back to your car (EI police allows street parking with our special passes for the day). We find that walking with a larger group brings greater attention to the event. Please invite your family and friends to walk with you. Let us know you will be joining us and we will be in touch with you closer to the walk to let you know the schedule.

2. Fundraise/Donate: Go to (you may have to copy and paste into your browser if you cannot click on the link). Click on Join our Parrot Head Team and search for Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club (Val Johnson can assist you). There you can donate to the EIPHC team directly. If you want to create your own page for family and friends to donate, when you go to click on Register. Registration is free. When you register you have the option of purchasing a t-shirt for $5 or $10. When you register you can personalize your own page on the website with your story about living or caring with someone with Alzheimer’s. You can invite friends and family to donate to your page, walk with you or attend one of our fundraisers. And of course we will take cash or check direct donations to the team! BONUS: Any donation of $50 or more will enter the person in the raffle for a stay at Batten the Breeze (courtesy of Emerald Isle Realty)!

3. Attend a Fundraiser: Frosted in Swansboro is holding a Cake Decorating Fundraiser for us on April 25 or May 18 from 7:30-9pm. The cost if $53.50 (tax included) and $15 of each fee will be donated to our team! We are also holding a weekday event on Saturday, May 27 from 5:30-7pm. We can also schedule a painting class with Peggy Poe if anyone would like to paint a swimming Sea Turtle. We can schedule small groups if you have friends or family who want to do the event together. Let me know if you are interested in attending so we can register for the event. These events are open to everyone (not just EI Sea Turtle Patrol).

4. Sponsorship: We are also working on sponsorship signs that will be placed around the town the week before the event and on the day of the event. Show your support and advertise your business as well as your commitment to end Alzheimer’s! Sponsorship of a sign is $50 and we will advertise your business, honor your loved one living with or lost to this disease, or Thank you for your support. Contact Susan Smith (Parrot Head) at 301-802-2121 or

Beach Bike Poker Run – May 20, 2017

The final details are coming together for the EIPHC’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  The Beach Bike Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 2oth.  We are sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to our Presenting Sponsor, Transportation Impact and to all of our GREAT local businesses who are providing stop locations and raffle items for this special event. A special Poker Run T-Shirt will be available for purchase on the day of the event.  Be sure to get yours early because there will be a limited supply.  The E-Club will provide music before and after the event, food and drink specials.  Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets on the day of the event.  We have some FANTASTIC prizes to give away!!  This year’s event is shaping up to be our BIGGEST AND BEST every…..You don’t want to miss it!!

BBPR Flier with Poker Stops

Highway Clean Up and Sound Sweep

The EIPHC will be working hard on EARTH DAY to clean up our roads and waterways on Saturday, April 22nd. You can join us by land or by sea for a morning of litter pickup and an afternoon of play. By land, we will be picking up litter from Highway 24 and 58 intersection to the bridge (and a little bit on the other side of the bridge) from 11:00 am to Noon. If you want to help with the highway pickup contact Jean Jensen at 607-759-7159 or email
him at The highway pick-up crew will  meet at the Emerald Club at 11 am to collect your bags and other materials.  By sea, please contact Val Johnson at 919-906-6107 or email her at to sign up and see if we are still in need of boats, captains and worker bees. UPDATE (4/15/17) THANKS FOR THE GREAT SUPPORT – ALL “BY SEA” SLOTS ARE FILLED AT THIS TIME.  The sound sweep is currently scheduled from 11:00am to 1:00pm. We will have an After Party at Pelican Island when the work is done and the club will provide hot dogs. Sound sweep boat captains will be available to shuttle highway (By Land) workers over to the island to join in the fun. Come out and help keep our “Little Piece of Heaven” clean!!



Phlash Phlocking April 19th

It’s going the be a beautiful night for a rooftop party….or at least that’s the plan! The Parrot Heads are calling a Phlash Plocking for Wednesday, April 19th at the Torpedo Lounge. Join us for live music and some of the best views on the island. We will be sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to Transportation Impact, our “Presenting Sponsor” for the Beach Bike Poker Run in May. Let’s show up in big numbers to show our gratitude!! Pure T Mommicked will be playing from 6-9 pm and there may even be a special Spring Break beverage to enjoy. The Torpedo Lounge also offers a yummy menu with offerings from Caribsea. This will be a great way to break up the long work week and enjoy some “Hump Day” FUN!!


Free Clipart: Singing Jester | Animals | GR8DAN


Each Emerald Isle Parrothead club member has a profile on our web site, which previously has been maintained by the club’s secretaries.Now we have added a feature that permits members to maintain their own personal profiles. All a member needs to do is go to the EIPHC web site  (; then on the top menu bar, mouse over onto the “Membership” option; then in the drop down window that appears, click on the option “Membership – Retrieve Account Link”; and you will get an email with your personalized data link that will take you to your individual member profile. There, you can maintain your own profile,  including adding your picture and  your interests and hobbies.  When you are finished with your updates, click on the “save” button and you are done.



Meeting of the Minds 2017 Drawing Winners!


Hello Parrot Heads!!
April 1 has come and gone! The year is flying by! It is time to announce the winners of our two Meeting of the Minds 2017 drawings! Thanks to everyone for your participation in the drawings!
The Casa Marina Four Night Two Bedroom Suite Drawing
First the WINNERS of the two bedroom oceanfront suite for four nights at the Casa Marina for MOTM 2017 are Kim and Mason Hollis of the Finz Up, Lake Monroe Parrot Head Club! Congratulations go out to Mason and his wife Kim for winning this awesome prize! Thank you for being registered for MOTM 2017 and staying at the Casa Marina!! It pays to stay at the Casa Marina in more ways than one!!
Two Tickets and Hospitality Passes for a Jimmy Buffett 2017 Concert of Your Choice Drawing
Everyone who registered for Meeting of the Minds 2017 prior to April 1 was entered into a drawing for two tickets and hospitality passes to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band anywhere on the 2017 concert schedule courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! Congratulations go to Jason Shaffer for winning this awesome prize!  Thank you Margaritaville Foods! Jason is a member of the Virtual Parrot Head Club!

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