Hello Parrot Heads! Happy Labor Day! Can you believe there are only 15 days until registration for Meeting of the Minds closes? Please don’t email me in late September and say you missed the deadline! At midnight we have to close registration for the year!  TELL YOUR PHRIENDS…RING THE KIDS!! PHONE THE NEIGHBORS….REGISTRATION FOR MOTM 2018 is WINDING DOWN! Don’t miss MOTM 2018 as it is going to be a great time in KEY WEST! All we need is YOU! YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND OUR SPONSORS PAY FOR THIS EVENT. THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!!!
Be sure to register for Meeting of the Minds 2018 now and book your travel! Don’t delay as we close registration on September 15, 2018 or when we reach our sell out target of 3,500!
Entertainment Schedule!
WOW the MOTM 2018 schedule is getting better by the day… Coral Reefer Band Member and CMA Musician of the Year for almost a decade now Mac McAnally will be on stage not only on Saturday night but also with the Peter Mayer Group on Thursday! They will be joined by Coral Reefer Eric Darken on percussion as well as the normal band! Where else are you going to see a value like this surrounded by TONS of great music for 5 days?

Peter is bringing his NEW BOOK released just in time for MOTM  and cds to town to sign for you. Here are the times:
Friday November 2 –  10:30am -11:30am
Saturday November 3 – 10:30am -11:30am
Watch out as music may break out in the Mini Mart! There is no schedule as someone said once “YOU HAVE TO BE THERE.”
Did I mention Doyle Grisham and Emily Randle are joining Don Middlebrook ONLY at the Casa Marina? Yeah…they are going to rock the stage! Here is a video link you need to go watch!
NEWS! The Sauce Boss will drop by the main stage at the Casa Marina to play a break for YOU. He is bringing a BRAND NEW BOOK and will be signing all kinds of things Sauce Boss for YOU! See him at the mech table right after his set!
Aaron Scherz is working on a BRAND NEW CD and will have it FOR YOU at MOTM! John Frinzi is working on a brand NEW CD and will have it for YOU at MOTM….I am sure I have left someone out! Stand by for more news!
YOU need to come to the Casa to do all of your Christmas shopping at MOTM 2018!!
Meeting of the Minds Blood Drive!
It all started with one person saying yes. Who would have figured 20 years later we’d still be saving lives in the Keys by giving someone the gift of life. This is our blood drive’s 20th Anniversary. And we are shooting to make this our lucky 13th year in a row as THE LARGEST BLOOD DRIVE in the KEYS! It still blows my mind what y’all have done to make this project such an incredible success.We will be in the place in front of the Casa on Seminole. I am hoping on Thursday, November 1st that we’ll have 4 bloodmobiles parked there. Only you can get me my 4 bloodmobiles. Please let me know what time between 9 AM and 4 PM on Thursday, November 1st or between 9 AM and 12 PM on Friday, November 2nd you’d like an appointment. Send your name, the day and time and a t-shirt size to MOTMBLOODDRIVE@AOL.COM. Just a heads up, I will confirm your appointment time the first part of next week as I will be in Clear Lake, IA attending The Island Fever Showcase at the historic Surf Ballroom this weekend.
Everyone can take home a souvenir from Key West. You have a chance to do something extraordinary, leave a souvenir in the Keys, “The Gift of Life!”
Jeff Hoffman
MOTM Service Chairperson, Isle of Iowa PHC
Volunteers WE NEED YOU!!
We are looking for additional volunteers for registration and security in particular. If you wish to volunteer for any part of Meeting of the Minds you can sign up online as you register. If you have already registered all you need to do is email Rick Fyffe at and he will get you on the list to help provide support at the event. Thank you to all of our volunteers for your support!
Register for Meeting of the Minds to have a chance to win a very nice prize – THE KEY WEST EXPRESS!!!
Our PHriends at the Key West Express have sent us two tickets for use to travel FREE from Fort Meyers or Marco Island to Key West during Meeting of the Minds! How do you get signed up to win this very cool offering? It is easy…register for MOTM 2018 and you are in the drawing for this great experience. Want to book for Meeting of the Minds? PARROT HEADS GET A DISCOUNT…for travel from October 29 – November 5th, 2018 you can use the promo code “ MOTM” and get a discount! Your ticket using this discount will be $130 for a round trip tio Key West! Here is your link to book for Meeting of the Minds!
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:
$5.00 Margaritas
Where else can you get a fabulous Margaritaville Tequila Margarita at a Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the largest private beach in Key West? Only at Meeting of the Minds 2018!!
More more news 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!
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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