Monthly Archives: December 2019

Membership – It is Time to pay your annual dues


January is time to renew your annual dues. All 2020 dues must be paid by January 31st.  It doesn’t matter what month you joined because our dues are only $10.00 per person and we do not pro-rate them.  There are three ways to pay your dues. We prefer that you use Method 1 or 2 because using Method 3 gets hectic at a PHlocking to collect dues.  Also using these methods are convenient if you are not attending the January Phlocking.

Method 1 – Use our website to renew, Use the Click here to Join or Renew picture (or click this link!) and follow the directions. You do not fill out a form to renew. There is a 61 cent fee that you need to add to your $10.00 for each   membership being renewed. This is the fee to PayPal. Also, you do not need to have a PayPal account. Any credit card can be used.

Method 2- Renew your membership through the mail. Send check to

Emerald Isle Parrot Heads
PO Box 4293
Emerald Isle, NC 28594-4293

Method 3 – Pay your dues at the January PHlocking.


All current members who do not renew at this time,  will have their information removed from our database. Then rejoining will require you to complete a registration form through our website.

President’s Notes December 2019

“Life is a journey that’s measured not in miles or years but in experiences” says Jimmy. Thank you all for your support as we sailed through 2019, with great phun, great phriends and great events! We shared our forever moments of complete insanity partying on the beach, biking from bar to bar with over 300 bikers, enjoying bus trips to brewery and cheering at our favorite ball games, cleaning beaches and highways, and phlocking together on our Phriday nights! These represent a few experiences but there’s lots more we celebrate with you each year while we strive to help our causes and community be even better than the year before!

As we approach the New Year, it’s time to set our sails for new adventures! With 570 members, we will make a positive difference by continuing to show our love for where we live, the laid-back life we live, and the crazy and wonderful people we know! Your membership is greatly appreciated and the dues you pay help make this club successful.

Now, all you Parrot Heads get out there, do what you do best, and “Party with a purpose!” The EIPHC ship sails again in January 2020 and I hope to see you on it! Be safe and Happy New Year! Jan H., President


It’s official! Spread the word! With nearly 400 crawlers participating in the 2019 Island Santa Bar Crawl, the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will contribute $15,500 to Make-A-Wish, Eastern North Carolina. We are thankful for our Big Birds, Jimi and Moh, and the many pholks who contributed in making this event a huge success for such a worthy cause! Stay tuned for more details!

YOUR PHiP’s MOTM 2020 Registration and Hotel Link UPDATE!


Hello Everyone!
It is almost Christmas and it is time to OPEN REGISTRATION FOR  the 29th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 “Party at the End of the World.” As I told you a few days ago registration for the event and Casa Marina reservations opens at 08:00 AM EST this Monday, December 16!!!
 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 REGISTERED FOR PHiP’s MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event.
Note: Due to the results of our last two years of Meeting of the Minds surveys the MOTM gift bag is being eliminated for 2020. There will be no gift bag stuffing party this year so it will not be on the registration form.
IF you register before April 1st, 2020 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 2020 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2020 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 2020 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, 2020. 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 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020:
Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds? The hotel booking link goes live and the registration staff at the Casa Marina are ready to take your call at 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Monday morning December 16th!
You should book your room at the Casa Marina!! Why? Because if you book your room by April 1st, 2020 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2020 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2020 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. 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 PHiP’s MOTM #29 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort when Casa Marina reservations open at 08:00 AM EST this Monday, December 16!!!   This link will not work until then and a reservation cannot be made until Monday.
Booking code: ZZPAR
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
 The 2020 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Merry Christmas and 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 29th Annual Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “Party at the End of the World”

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PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 Wrap Up Notes


Hello Parrot Heads! I hope your holiday season is going well and you have recovered from another PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds! The 28th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds “License to Chill” was very successful in many ways and it all seemed to go down in a few hours instead of days. Time does fly when you are having PHun…The beach in Key West was HOT… Abnormally hotter than normal by 10-20 degrees at times. You may have noticed there is a weather station on the roof of the main stage at the Casa Marina to monitor the weather on the beach and watch the wind speed for any danger to our crowd due to the roof used over the main stage. One day the “feels like temperature” was at 103 F! The average high temperature in Key West for October 31 is 82 F! We can’t control the thermostat on the beach but we can hopefully look forward to normal temperatures returning in 2020.
Sponsors, Attendees, and Volunteers. First I want to thank all of our sponsors and folks who registered to support PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 as you all pay the bills and we appreciate everyone of you! I also want to thank every volunteer that made the event happen whether you work every day on this event or just a few hours. You know who you are. Remember that you did make a difference to many and you supported this very special event.
Registration. We had a late registration surge as always and similar walk-up support to 2018 as there were many people excited to see all of our music for such a great value. We were told several times what a “bargain” the ticket prices were with people paying what they do for boat tours and theatre concerts around town.  I also know that we poured several thousand FREE Margaritaville Tequila margaritas and SOLD-OUT the priced-right Land Shark Lager supply in the Key West area by the end of Saturday! NO we did not run out of beer in Key West but we were selling some alternative brands at a few of the hotel bars by Saturday night. Just a hint to the local distributor…next year BRING A BIGGER TRUCK OF LAND SHARK! Parrot Heads LOVE THAT $3 LAND SHARK LAGER at events in Key West!
Success. We ended the year UP in registration AGAIN from the hurricane Irma year which also followed our 25th annual sold out event. There is a MOTM trend that says we see a dip in registration after a five -year anniversary sellout which we saw at MOTM during the 20th and 25th annual sell-outs. (Yes we keep records and have statistical information) In fact I am happy to say as I said at the Club Leaders Brunch that the 2019 registration number was up 18% from 2017.

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Everything you need to know about the Santa Crawl


A few things to know!

  1.  If you have not registered yet, there are two options,  register Friday, December 6th at the Parrot Head PHlocking (at the E-Club)  and it will cost you $15.  Register the day of the event Saturday December 7th (at the E-Club) and it will cost $20.  The on line registration option is closed.
  2.  Registration is from 12-1:30, if you have already registered, you can pick up your bag with instructions and goodies (and t-shirt if you ordered one) between 12 and 1:30.
  3.   There are a very limited number of sizes of shirts that will be available for purchase during the registration process.
  4.  You have from 2-6 to visit all 7 stops. This is not a race, so stay and eat, drink, talk and have fun but be back to the E-Club no later than 6:30 to turn in your card.
  5.  Hop on/ hop off bus will be available, look for the “bus stops” which will be marked.
  6.  Costumes are encouraged but not required and there will be prizes for the best ones. You won’t know who the judges are so be nice to everyone!
  7.   Be sure to read the card in your registration bag with instructions on what you will be doing on the Crawl and the rules that go with it.