Monthly Archives: February 2020

President’s Notes February 2020

I’m still asked questions about our club so here are some facts I’d like to share.

The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club (EIPHC) was founded in 2002. We are a nonprofit social organization for people interested in Jimmy Buffett, Trop Rock music and a tropical spirit. Our purpose is to assist in community outreach programs and to provide members with a means of phun and diverse social interaction. We support many charities each year through our events and volunteer hours. Our club serves the Carteret and Onslow County areas and have members throughout the state.

We truly love and support the message of “Party with a Purpose!” There’s a lot of party and a lot of purpose! Our members gather for monthly phlockings where we enjoy music, food, games and participate in a fundraiser such as a 50/50 raffle to benefit designated charities in our area. Throughout the year many other events are held, some large and some small. There are things to do every month. We also volunteer to assist other organizations in the community. Our two main fundraisers each year are the Beach Bike Poker Run held in May and the Island Santa Bar Crawl held in December. These weekends are filled with over 300 participants raising money for kids associated with Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp and Make a Wish, Eastern North Carolina, respectively. Last year these two fundraisers alone brought well over $35,000.

Come join us and have yourself the time of your life while changing the lives of others! As always, visit our website at to learn more! I’ll see you at the March 6 Phlocking where we’ll “Party with a Purpose!” Jan Hicks, President

1st Phlash Phlocking of 2020!

Ok Parrot Head Phlock. Let’s get together for a Phlash Phlocking on Sat, Feb. 22nd, at Carolina Home and Garden from 6:00-10:00.  A fundraiser is going on for Matt Miller, half of the local duo of Wild Honey, who lost his house and all belongings in a recent house fire. Let’s get out and support Matt and listen to the Will and Tony Show, and Scearce, Ketner, Stover, and Spence! There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, great music, cold drinks, and good PHriends. Hope to see a good crowd at our 1st Phlash Phlocking of 2020.

PHiP Scholarship Is Taking Applications Now Through March 31st



We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2020 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited brick and mortar four-year university or college of the student’s choice. The award will be paid to the winners school account, when a student account is established.

PHiP awards 3 awards in the amounts of:

First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)

The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.

Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply: Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at Please email your completed application and essay to:

David Cohen
PHiP Secretary

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2020, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.

Good Luck to all applicants!

David Cohen,
Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc,
2012-2020 Scholarship Chair
2013-2020 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017-2020 Mini Mart Chair

The latest update for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020!!


Hello Everyone!
February is here and it is time to let you know how things are progressing for the “Party at the End of the World” in Key West this year! I can tell you that my phone line and computer have been working overtime for weeks to connect with the artists and bands who will fill the stages at PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds later this year. There is still much to do but I think you are going to love what you see when the schedule rolls out in just a few short weeks. Some of the seeds that were planted over a year ago will bear fruit in Key West this year!
We want everyone who wants to stay at the Casa during PHiP’s MOTM 2020 to be there! The latest update from Key West had the Casa Marina Resort booked at over 87% occupancy for PHiP’S Meeting of the Minds 2020. Many room types are sold out but there are still some rooms if you want one! Book as soon as you can as we need every room occupied with Parrot Heads!!!
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. 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 PHiP’s MOTM #29 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:
Booking code: ZZPAR
Central Reservations: 1-888-303-5717
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!
The dates for the Party at the End of the World are:
Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Key West, Florida
Here is the link to register for the 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020 ‘Party at the End of the World”
Until next time I’ll see you, down the road!
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation