Monthly Archives: April 2020

May 1st Virtual Phlocking 7:00pm

Who knows, but we are counting on May to be the month we start seeing each other again, of course using social distancing! We all miss our phriends and phlockings, so join us for our Virtual May Phlocking and Happy Hour on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Grab a drink and your best May attire because we are celebrating all things MAY! Choose what you want to celebrate, whether its May Day, Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Kentucky Derby, or Memorial Day. Grab your craziest hat or costume and join the Phun! Donna is dreaming and scheming a way for us to have phun during our virtual phlocking and is giving us all a “License to Chill!” SEE THE EIPHC MAY NEWSLETTER FOR EASY INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN! Looking forward to seeing you!

President’s Notes April 2020

Wow, what a beautiful day in the neighborhood! I’m ready to get out there and work in the yard, take a walk, sit in the sun with some beach tunes playing and later grilling some hamburgers. This is good stuff ya’ll!

As you already know, it’s better to look at what we CAN DO, rather than what we CAN’T! You guys prove it every day with numerous photos shared in the media reflecting your creativity and hope. I enjoy your sharing of new recipes, freshly coated paint jobs, gardens just planted, walkers on trails and beaches and much more. We enjoy each other through FaceTime, emails, the media, social distancing, virtual meetings and more! Clearly, we are making the best of this mess and know that we’ll be together again. And, when we do find that day, we’ll appreciate everything and everybody so much more! Even though we are apart, we will remain strong and united as a Parrot Head Nation and together we will rock no matter who we are or where we’re from! PHINZ UP and STAY SAFE! Jan H., Pres.

2020 Scholarship Announces The Chance For This One Week Vacation


You can be the lucky winner of a Margaritaville Island Reserve all-inclusive One Week vacation in Riviera Maya!

This year Ultimate Vacations has graciously donated a week long trip to help benefit the PHiP scholarship.

You can buy these tickets individually or as a club donation to the scholarship (domino college recognition) and use this great prize for your fundraiser. DETAILS OF THE TRIP ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
Please pass this information around to all your club members. All are eligible to win whether they are going to MOTM or not.

*How about buying some chances as a club to use the prize for your clubs fund raiser?  The trip is good for one year so there is plenty of time after MOTM to redeem the trip.

Parrot Heads in Paradise have been awarding qualified parrot heads and their children a total of $10,000 in scholarships every year for the last 11 years. Fundraising has been just keeping pace with our pay-outs each year and we want to add some additional funds to ensure future years’ have adequate funding. To make sure that we can continue to award these gifts well into the future we have come up with a great way to help that cause.  Ultimate Vacations has donated a week long trip for two to raffle off this year. We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check going through October and until 2:30 at MOTM. We will draw for the trip Saturday, October 31st from the stage at Meeting of the Minds for the eight day/seven night all-inclusive trip.   Winners do not need to be present at MOTM to win the trip!  Tickets are five for $20 or five dollars for one. I will send you via email with a list of your numbers so you have them for your records. I will be tracking the name and numbers of every ticket coming in and they will all be in Key West for the drawing. You can pay via PayPal – to (Please click on the friends and family link) or send your check to David Cohen, 6986 Samantha Court Wheatfield, NY 14304 (checks payable to Parrot Heads in Paradise). If you are mailing a check please send your email address if you want your numbers emailed to you. When you get to MOTM you may purchase additional tickets right up until 2:30 pm on Saturday.
Thank you in advance for your support of the wonderful cause.  Below is the details of the trip.

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


Your Island Reserve Inclusive vacation includes all meals, beverages, non-motorized water sports, entertainment, taxes, gratuities and more! Transfers and airfare are not included.

Your prize is valid for 8 days/7 nights for 2 adults at Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun, by Karisma, in a lead in room category.

• Trip certificate is based on room availability limited to a complimentary room allotment. • Excludes any government environmental fees and is good one year from date of issue

PHiP’s MOTM 2020 Drawing Winners and the Casa Marina is Sold Out!

The Casa Marina is Sold-out! Drawing Winners!

Hello Everyone. I hope everyone is staying safe during these very different days we are experiencing at this time. I want to give everyone a few updates for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020!
For the four FREE nights in a two bedroom suite at the Casa Marina we have a winner! You had to be registered for PHiP’s MOTM 2020 and have booked a reservation at the Casa Marina by April 1st to be in this drawing. The lucky winners are Brian and Robin Aslakson of Freemont, Michigan. They are both members of the Virtual Parrot Head Club. It pays to register early and stay at the Casa Marina Resort!
Next! For the 2 concert tickets and hospitality passes to see JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND show in a city of your choice in the USA or Canada during the 2020 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! All you had to do was register for PHiP’s MOTM 2020 by April 1st! We have a winner! Sally Twyman-Morris and her husband Steve are the lucky winners! They are members of the Southwest Florida Parrot Head Club.
Congratulations to all of our prize winners and thanks to everyone for your support of PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds!
The Casa Marina is sold-out with a wait list being built at the Reach Resort. This is great news for our event. If you want to be on the list for a Casa Marina room if we get cancellations here is the method:
The 2020 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:
1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2020.
2. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but there is a booking discount for MOTM Parrot Heads. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!

3. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Kathy Kaz at

Put in the title of your email “PHiP’s MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Kathy you are booked at the Reach and registered for PHiP’s MOTM.  Kathy will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact her.

We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Kathy Kaz. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Kathy vs. contacting the hotel.

Here is the special link to the Reach Resort for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina. Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available just for Parrot Heads! Simply copy and paste the URL below into your browser to access the exclusive rates available for this group. Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.
Here is the link to register for the 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020.
The dates of the event are Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, 2020.
Stay well PHriends and take care of those around you. Keep YOUR PHINS UP!
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
Board member of the Lone Palm Foundation 

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