“The Good Side of Life”
We have all been tested this year with life’s many struggles, and among these, the devastation of Flo! Sometimes life dishes out a bunch of “lousy limes,” and we wonder how to get back to “margaritas!” Yeah, there is a bad side to life.
Jimmy says, “it takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.” This is so true and is evidenced by the events held by Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club. The success of our club is truly founded upon the attitudes of our members and their common desire to make this world a better place than how we found it! Looking at the good side of life is the way we roll!
As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful for many things, and EIPHC is on my list! It offers me warm and happy surroundings and opportunities to do great things. So, like me, if you’re looking for the “Good Side of Life,” come join us at our next phlocking on Friday, November 2, and get yourself involved in our future events. You’ll love spending time laughing, living and working with this bunch of crazy folks as “we party with a purpose.” Happy Thanksgiving! Jan Hicks
What a fantastic showing this year for our Tu-tus for Ta-tas and Chili cook-off! $3,650 for 2018 Fishin’ for a Cure (hurricane relief)
Special thanks to Flippers, Emerald Club, and Island Time Tavern for supporting and hosting these events!!!
If you missed the fun, these are annual events…so mark your calendars for next year!
Thanks to the generosity of our very own Parrot Heads, BR and Marj Browder, we now will convene in TURN 3. We are using their special parking pass to be able to gather right at the track fence, BEST VIEW OF THE TRACK!…***Tips: chairs, coolers, food can be taken via James’s truck ( contact Jan Hicks) Also, ask parking attendant to park at first entrance (turn 3 is your destination)
See see you at the races,
In addition to all the events going on, we have our November Phlocking coming up. Since the Meeting of the Minds is happening in Key West, we will have our own event with live entertainment. It’s us, we the people. DJ Robb will have karaoke for our singing and listening pleasure. This way you can sing songs you DON’T know by heart. The raffle funds from this event will be donated to our local USO in Jacksonville. Hosted by Rita Babich….as always 7pm at the Emerald Club
Xmas Parade Float –We had our first planning meeting and know what we are building and have a start on what we need. If you would like to help with the building (you don’t have to be available every work session, and you don’t have to be here for the Parade on November 24th.) We have a number of people who signed up to help build at the last PHlocking but if you didn’t attend and want to be part of the process, just email Sue Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the communication list (used to announce changes in the building schedule, or need for materials etc) We will be gathering at Stonesend at 9701 Ashley Place, EI on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 and Sunday mornings from 10-1. We have a late start this year due to the storm so we will need to make the most of the building days. Wear painting clothes!
October 27th (Saturday) – 7 PM – Parrot Head fun at the Speedway. Due to the storm and the passing of Bobby Watson, there have been a few changes. We will not have access to the private suite but we are now planning on enjoying the races from the grand stands. There will be Parrot Heads there so look for us in the stands. This may be the last race of the season, so if you haven’t gone yet, this is your chance to enjoy the fun with your Parrot Head friends. Cost is $15 at the gate and kids are free.
October 28th (Sunday) 2 PM at the Emerald Club – Costume Party and Fundraiser in support of the Carteret County Humane Society. Tickets are $10 at the Door. Sponsored by Island Pet Veterinary Hospital, Black Dog Provisions, 4Everall, E-Club and of course the Parrot Heads. Food will be provided by Black Dog Provisions, Music by 4Everall, Pet Portraits, Raffle and Silent Auction. Carteret County Humane Society sustained major damage due to Hurricane Florence. Dress your pet and win a prize. Come support the county animal shelter with a night of Halloween fun! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carteret Humane Society to help them rebuild. Parrot Heads will be running the raffle and silent auction. We need Parrot Heads willing to help and we also need items for the raffle, gift baskets, gift certificates etc. If you have a large value item suitable for a silent auction we can use that too. Please email Sue Stone at email@example.com or call 252-354-4434. Time is short and we need lots of help on this one.
October 30 ( Tuesday) – Plash PHlocking at the E-Club for Halloween. Know there is a costume contest so dress for success. Know there will be other details coming so listen to the Coconut Telegraph (Facebook, word of mouth and our website) for more information.
Hello Parrot Heads! In just over three weeks Meeting of the Minds begins in Key West, Florida!!
On October 31st the 27th annual Meeting of the Minds “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” will be in underway! Be sure to tell your Parrot head friends and anyone who may want to be in Key West for the week of MOTM if you missed regular registration there will be ON SITE REGISTRATION! YOU MUST REGISTER TO SEE ALL THE EXCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE CASA MARINA! WE HAVE AN AWESOME MINI MART PLAN THIS YEAR! WE HAVE $3.50 LAND SHARK BEER AT THE HOTEL…WE HAVE $5 MARGARITAVILLE MARGARITAS AT THE CASA DURING MOTM…WE HAVE CORAL REEFERS…WE HAVE TONS OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS AND ARTISTS PLAYING ON OUR STAGES….MAGIC ACTS, MUSIC, KILLER RAFFLE PRIZES, BANDS, BANDS, BANDS…WE HAVE SIGNED JIMMY BUFFETT ITEMS FOR YOU AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO BID ON TO SUPPORT PARROT HEADS IN NEED…IT IS “THE” PARROT HEAD CONVENTION AND WE WANT YOU THERE!
YOUR REGISTRATIONS AND OUR SPONSORS PAY FOR THIS EVENT. THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THE PARTY HAPPEN! IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US AND MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Announcing On Site Registration in Key West for Meeting of the Minds 2018
First you MUST be a Parrot Head Club member to attend MOTM. You know we verify EVERY club member who attends every year. This is an IRS requirement.
Continue reading YOUR Meeting of the Minds 2018 Update!! →
ONE LOVE!!! Last night I attended a post hurricane celebration at the Emerald Club where I listened to one of my favorite bands, Spare Change, and ate my favorite meal, BBQ! I chatted, laughed, danced, sang, and hugged and kissed my sweet family and dear friends, old and new! It was great to see everyone safe, truly happy, and allowing themselves to enjoy life in the aftermath of Flo.
As I looked across the crowd, I spotted many who I knew suffered from loss of property, emotional stress, financial loss, and even displacement. I also saw those who worked tirelessly to support, cleanup, rebuild, cook, serve meals, and provide kindness and nurturing to those in need. Some who suffered from losses themselves reached out and served others less fortunate from the storm. Every person with whom I spoke was “thankful” regardless of their situation! What a beautiful sight to witness them all, still tired and worn-out, “get together and feel alright.”
Many of you Parrot Heads have been affected one way or the other from Flo and have served or been served with love from each other ! Stay strong and know that nothing is forever and “this too shall pass!” With ONE LOVE we will work together to restore and rebuild our community back to a safe and beautiful place to live, laugh and play as we continue to “Party with a Purpose.” Jan H.