Monthly Archives: February 2019

President’s Notes February 2019

Good day my fellow Parrot Heads! February has gone by fast with its Super Bowl celebrations and its sweet hugs and kisses on St. Valentine’s Day. Now, get ready for a cheery “Top of the Morning!” as we celebrate the Emerald Isle St. Patty’s Day Festival on Saturday, March 16. Come support our volunteers working at the EIPHC booth onsite. We are proudly sponsoring as our charity Family Promise of Carteret County whose mission is to assist the homeless.
We’re rolling out more events this Spring for your enjoyment! Be sure to Save the Date for our infamous EIPHC Beach Bike Poker Run on May 18, 2019. Personally, this is one of my favorites because it involves a bunch of Fruitcakes like me enjoying a chaotic but somehow organized poker run on bicycles to participating establishments on the Island! All profits will be donated to Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp for local Onslow and Carteret County children of wounded warriors. The families of these kids are so grateful for our love and support every year.
In addition, don’t miss our “Fins Up” Party Weekend. The Beer & Baseball Bus Tour begins at 12 noon on June 1. On June 2, the Emerald Club is hosting a “Fins Up” Party with live music from Rick Lamb and the Phin-Addicts. I can’t believe these guys are performing for us at the Wood Ducks game on Saturday and then again Sunday afternoon at the E-Club. They are an award-winning, popular and loved band on the Trop Rock Circuit and played inside and outside the States! These are Parrot Head party music veterans and have promised us a great show at both events! So, spread your wings and come fly with us! NOTE: Registration for the Beer & Ballgame Adventure is available on-line until March 10.
Details of these and more events can be found on our website at Make sure you SAVE THESE DATES! I can’t wait to “Party with a Purpose,” can you? Jan Hicks

YOUR 2019 Meeting of the Minds Update!


Hello Everyone!
Here is a quick update on PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 “License to Chill” in Key West, Florida!
The 2019 Meeting of the Minds schedule will be online in a couple of weeks! The schedule is almost complete!! The ink is drying on some contracts and the phone bank is still working overtime. This year will deliver some awesome entertainment!! Standby for full details!!
The host hotel is over two thirds full already and room types will start getting scarce very soon. Do not delay to get a Casa reservation if you are planning to stay at the host hotel!
Remember if you book a room at the Casa Marina you need to go register for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds. YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED FOR MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.
IF you register before April 1st, 2019 YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN 2 tickets to see JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND in a city of your choice in the USA or Canada during the 2019 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2019 tour If you are the lucky winner YOU will win a pair of concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2019 regularly scheduled Jimmy Buffett tour date within the U.S. or Canada.  The concert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible if the concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notice.  The winner will be drawn on April 2, 2019. You must be registered prior to midnight April 1st to be in the drawing and I can tell you your odds of winning are very good…much better than any lottery you will play!
Here is the link to register for the 28th edition of PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2019:
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds? The link goes live and the registration staff at the Casa Marina are ready to take your call at noon EST on Monday!
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because it is a great deal for a hotel in Key West! It is ground zero for MOTM!! If you book your room by April 1st, 2019 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2019 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2019 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the seventh year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!
Here are the ways to book a reservation for MOTM #28 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:
Booking code: ZZPAR2
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
Casa Marina In House Reservations: 1-305-296-3535
The 2019 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Lone Palm Foundation Board Member
PHiP’s 28th Annual Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “License to Chill”

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Shamrock Shenanigans Phlocking March 1st☘️…

It’s Phlocking time again. Join the fun at 7:00 at the Emerald Club, March 1st. Bonnie Forkey is hosting and has planned an exciting shamrock hunt and chosen Carobell Inc as our 50/50 charity… Carobell is A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDER DEDICATED TO PROVIDING SELF-DIRECTED SUPPORTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, EMPOWERING THEM TO REACH THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL. They are located in Hubert and do wonderful things everyday for wonderful people in our community! Hoping Spring will have sprung by then and you can come out and phlock with us!