Monthly Archives: June 2018

EIPHC President’s Notes, June 2018

Can you believe our Club’s birthday is almost here? We are making plans for celebrating it in a “BIG BIRD” way! We will PHlock together at the Anniversary Birthday PHlocking on August 3rd and then sail away to our private paradise of food, music, fun and games at the Pelican Island members-only Party on August 5th. This is my PHavorite time of year where the days are long and hot, hot, hot! The drink is good, but the company is better! Stay tuned for more details.

Now, if you have a tropical spirit, like the sea, love the sun and enjoy a good party, then you’ve come to the right place. Otherwise, get here as soon as possible! Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club offers you the chance to enjoy new and old friendships, dream about a better world, and work together to make that dream come true. We meet the PHirst PHriday of every month at the Emerald Club, Emerald Isle, NC. Next one is scheduled for July 6, 2018 at 7p.m. See website for more details. We’ll be waiting for ya’ll!  Jan

PHreedom PHlocking July 6, 2018

The 4th of July will be behind us, but let’s keep out the RED, WHITE and BLUE for a few more days and celebrate the GREATNESS of the USA!! The EIPHC will honor our country and patriotism during our July Phlocking on July 6, 2018 from 7-9 pm at the E-Club. We all know what a GREAT country we live in, so let’s forget about all things political and come together to celebrate in the traditional Parrot Head way….by Partying with a Purpose!! We will celebrate our country’s 242nd birthday and show our loyalty by donning our best PATRIOTIC gear and getting back to Making America Great by helping others!! Our 50/50 raffle will be donated to A Second Helping – Emerald Isle. This fantastic organization collects leftover food from vacationers as they leave the island on Saturdays and Sundays. Collected food items are then distributed to the needy in our area. You can continue to help by spreading the word that DROP OFF LOCATIONS AND TIMES ARE: Bert’s Surf Shop (across the street under the tent) 8:00am-11:00am or at Stir it Up Coffee 7:00am-11:00am every weekend. VOLUNTEERS are always needed and appreciated so you can sign up at Matt will be providing the free food and drink specials that we all look forward to each month and we should have a few “out of town friends” to join our celebration of AMERICA. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

PHIP_Club_Leaders] PHiP 2018 Scholarship Winner Announced

Hello Parrot Heads:

It is the extreme honor of the 2018 PHiP Board of Directors to announce the winners of the 2018 scholarships. We would like to thank our judges for their hard work and efforts in reading each and every application. The applicants had to answer three questions as well as submit a blind essay (Explain a family, social, or school situation in which your leadership made a difference. What was accomplished? We received many applications and these fine judges had some very tough decisions to make.

Full congratulations go out to all our applicants and the board wishes each and every one of you good luck with your continued education. It was a very close decision and each of the winners should be very proud of what they do.

The winners of the 2018 scholarships are:

Emily Jo Scircle from Lexington, South Carolina (Palmetto Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the first place award of $5000.

Haley Davis from Austin, Arizona (Little Rock Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the second place award of $3000.

Raquel J Armas from Cicero, Illinois (Chicago Parrot Head Club) is the winner of the third place award of $2000.

Again, congratulations to the three winners and thank you to all that applied as well as our judges who took many hours out of their days to help in making this very tough decision.

David Cohen,
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2018 Scholarship Chair
2013-2018 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-18 Mini Mart Chair

The Clock is Ticking on Meeting of the Minds 2018 Registration!

Hello Parrot Heads! I hope you are enjoying this warm weather! Summer is almost here! I was just looking at a calendar and I realized we are less than 90 days from registration closing for Meeting of the Minds 2018! All that said I am sending you a note to get registered! The clock is ticking!
Registration closes in 83 short days on September 1 or when we sell out! If you haven’t booked your hotel or flights it is time as prices only start climbing from here! Here are a few notes for you!
Be sure to register for Meeting of the Minds 2018 now! Don’t delay!
Need a Rental Car? Book now at Budget online and use the PHiP code all year long including Meeting of the Minds in Key West! Here is the link for the Budget code:
First time to Meeting of the Minds? Do you need a car? Not really! There are plenty of cabs and other transportation. Yes we have a FREE shuttle if you are registered!
Free Parrot Head Shuttle During the Convention
The Parrot Head shuttle will be running as always this year. MOTM Credentials are required! Get registered to ride! Be sure to note the schedule online on our web site at:
Barefoot Billy’s Jet ski, Bike, and Scooter Rental
As always our Parrot Head PHriends at Barefoot Billy’s are offering YOU a nice discount on several things! For the uninitiated, Barefoot Billy’s is on the beach at the Casa Marina in Key West. Book your bikes and scooter rentals with them by asking for the Parrot Head discount of 10% off during MOTM! You can also get a discount on a jet ski tour! They have one option of a 27 mile tour of the island by water for YOUR low price of $99 which is a nice savings.
Margaritaville Key West
All Parrot Heads registered for Meeting of the Minds 2018 will get a FREE special drink during Meeting of the Minds 2018. All you have to do is present your credential and ask for the special MOTM drink at Margaritaville key West on Duval Street during Meeting of the Minds. Be sure to take your credential with you as they will put a special small punch in it when you ask for your FREE drink! Also with your credential YOU will receive a special discount of 10% OFF on anything from the retail shop! Yes there will be a special charity shirt this year from Margaritaville Key West. The artists are hard at work developing the art now. Margaritaville Key West will be back in 2018 at our Mini Mart inside the Casa Marina as well!
Casa Marina Host Hotel Status
The beautiful Casa Marina is currently sold out. All that said there may be a cancellation during the year as the event approaches due to life changes as we all know about. If you want to be in line for a cancellation you can book a room at the Reach to be on the standby list for the Casa Marina!
The 2018 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:
  1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2018.
  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 there is a booking discount for MOTM Parrot Heads. 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. Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available just for Parrot Heads!
The Reach Resort offers a special MOTM Only Parrot Head 10% discount for the online rates and will also honor discounted resort fee of $20. The current public resort fee is $40.
Mini Mart at the Casa Marina!
Our Mini Mart will be full of sponsors and vendors for you to come by and visit. Be sure you make it to the Mini Mart party with live music on Thursday morning and all through the event to see what we have planned for you!  There will be plenty of things for you to purchase and check out! Be sure you drop by several times during Meeting of the Minds! More to come on the Mini Mart!
Halloween Contest!
This year Halloween falls on Wednesday during the start of Meeting of the Minds 2018. On the MAIN STAGE at the Casa Marina we will have a contest sponsored by the Casa Marina so start picking your costume now! There will be some nice prizes and a ton of Parrot Head PHun!
Entertainment Schedule!
Bands! Bands! Bands! This year there will be more bands featuring your favorite artists than ever before at MOTM. Many of the Coral Reefer Band and even Coral Reefer band alumni are lined up to come to MOTM 2018. The schedule always gets tweaked up to the day of the event so keep an eye on the listing for any changes! The 2018 entertainment schedule is up on line for your viewing pleasure! Don’t miss the WELCOME TO KEY WEST PARTY on the main stage on Wednesday night!! Watch the sun go down on beach as the party gets started!
What a value MOTM is! Five days of non-stop music from artists you love and your favorite artists from the Coral Reefer Band along with alumni members playing in all kinds of configurations!
More to come over the next few weeks! Don’t delay registering and getting your plans ready for another awesome time in Key West at Meeting of the Minds! 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 are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” 

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