YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!!



The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule
The MOTM schedule is out and up on the web. There is a ton of awesome entertainment waiting for you at the end of the road in November.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 26th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 is OPEN and going very well! Don’t get left out as we stop registration at 3,500 or September 15th whichever comes first!!
If you have ANY QUESTIONS about Meeting of the Minds registration questions are generally answered at this FAQ link:
The Meeting of the Minds 2017 Basket Raffle by Joe and Lorene Prorok
Hello phellow parrotheads, many of you heard from us via email this past winter (seems like a year ago, doesn’t it?).  We had a great time at last year’s basket raffle and are looking forward to 2017 being bigger and better. There were many baskets telling stories and yes bragging about their area and club. It was like being in a parrot head garden and we loved it. The question that we are asked the most often is: “Where does the money go? “The money that was raised last year will be given away directly to charities selected by the PHIP board the next year. Besides the money raised from the raffle, PHiP will add to this total with proceeds from MOTM registration when possible to donate to local charities. The 501(c)3 organizations in the Key West area have benefited greatly from your basket donations and our team selling tickets. You will be getting more information from us down the road. PHINS UP!  Joe & Lorene Prorok
The Zonta Club of Key West 2017 Walk Run by Susan Richardson
Calling All Parrot Heads!!! Put On Your Walking Shoes and Help Us Stomp Out Breast Cancer!!!We’re calling all Parrot Heads to come out and walk with us as “Team Parrot Head” 2017 to help raise money for a local Key West organization. The Zonta Club of Key West will be having their annual “ABC 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, November 4, 2017.  The event raises money to cover mammograms, thin-prep pap tests, and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys, which has some of the highest incidence of breast cancer because so many workers living here have no healthcare coverage. The Zonta Club of Key West online registration link to participate in the 2017 ABC 5K Walk/Run is at:
When asked if you are a parrot head, put “yes” and the drop down box will have a place for you to type the name of your parrot head club. Remember to put the complete name of your parrot head club on the registration form. If you have questions please contact Susan Richardson at and put in subject line .. “Team “Parrot Head” Prizes are awarded to the TOP 3 parrot head clubs raising the most money and a prize to the individual parrot head raising the most money. If you are registered prior to MOTM for the Zonta walk/race ..stop by the Team “Parrot Head”… Zonta Registration Table on Thursday November 2, 2017(outside the mini-mart) and pick up your walk/race packet. You can also register here too, if not already registered. We will have our “Pink Wheel” again this year on Thursday at the Team “Parrot Head” table.  You can “Spin” for $1.00 to win one of the prizes on the wheel, and get a ticket to be placed in the drawing for our “Grand Prize”.  All proceeds benefit Team “Parrot Head” 2017. If you are unable to walk/run(or planning to walk/run) and would like to get involved by assisting with the “on the scene” activities at the walk or on Thursday at the Casa  …please contact Susan Richardson, Team “Parrot Head” Chair at: and put in the subject line .. Team Parrot Head.” Watch for updates on upcoming announcements of  “fun” things planned by your Team “Parrot Head” Committee and the Zonta Club Key West by visiting our facebook page link below. We are on Facebook …Like the Zonta page!!
Don’t Forget Your BUDGET Rent a Car Discount!
The booking code for your Parrot head discount is located here:  Be sure to use the code to rent your car and get a discount all year!
There are a few of you that are holding rooms at the Casa Marina and not yet registered…Remember you must be registered for MOTM to stay at the Casa Marina!
The Casa Marina remains sold out but you can book at the REACH RESORT and move over to the Casa Marina if there are cancellations!
We are still sold out at the Casa Marina but we are collecting names for the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! If you want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below:

The 2017 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:

  1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2017.


  1. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but it is a booking discount. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!
  1. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at
Put in the title of your email “MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Rick you are booked at the Reach and registered for MOTM.  Rick will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact him.
We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Rick Fyffe. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Rick vs. contacting the hotel.
Here is the special link to the REACH RESORT for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina but if you get moved over you WILL get the special Parrot Head Casa rate! Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group:
The Call in link is: ZZPAR9 The Reach reservations line is: 305-296-5000.
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida  “We’re Still Here'”

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