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Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club

Phluff Up the Phlock

 Annual Membership Meeting

January 10, 2023

The annual meeting of the “Phluff Up the Phlock” Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 6 pm, in the home of Lois Gray, 6717 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle, NC.  All club members are invited.  If you have not already paid your dues, you may pay them at the meeting.

The main purpose of the meeting is to select and vote upon members for the Board of Directors and Members at Large, and to schedule major events and the people (Big Birds) to head up each one. Please review our BYLAWS at for information and qualifications of officers prior to the meeting. They are found in the Menu, under “Membership.”

In addition, attendees will be given the Annual Report by Betty Strader, turned in each year to PHIP, Inc., which will reflect all events, monies donated for each, and grand totals for 2022 donations.  Among others, we will also hear from Joel Dunn regarding our technical capabilities, including Website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

2022 has been an exciting year for our Club and next year will be here before we know it. If you are interested in being a part of 2023 as an Officer, Big Bird, Committee Chairman, or Phlocking Big Bird, please join us! If you just want to come and be a part of the planning, you are welcome. A  list of Board Members and Members at Large are listed on our Website and in any of our 2022 Newsletters. Come help us ring in the NEW YEAR! Jan H., Prez




Ummm, that turkey sure was delicious, right? But, why do some of us feel obligated to try just a “little bite” of everything else on the table, the counter, the fridge, or grill? TRADITION! Even though the world is spinning around us with all kinds of news, good and bad, Thanksgiving reminds us to slow down and enjoy life and be grateful for every day. It’s a time to remember and enjoy the traditions of our past, even though some have left us, and to make new ones with the family and friends we love today!

The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade has been a TRADITION here for 19 years and the Emerald Isle Parrot Heads have loved being a part of it.  Weeks before the parade, we joined together to play, work, and build a float! We thank all who contributed to it! Betty Strader and Jean Jensen were our Big Birds in charge.  They pushed through it, never gave up, and with the help of their minions, a beautiful and elegant float emerged.  I was happy and proud to ride upon it in the parade and couldn’t believe the sea of people that came to see us and the other holiday-themed entries! Happy and thankful faces were everywhere! What a great TRADITION for ALL!

We’re not done yet! There are a few newer TRADITIONS coming up shortly from the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club that benefit MAKE-A-WISH ENC!  The kick-off party starts Friday, December 2, at 7 pm at the Emerald Club.  On Saturday, December 3, beginning at 1 pm, the Island Santa Bar Crawl comes to us, full of spectacular foolery! Wait, you must also join us on Sunday for our FINAL TRADITION at 77 West, beginning at 12 noon to enjoy the BLOODY MARY CONTEST and THE LIVE ONLINE AUCTION! The details of these events can be found on our website and Facebook page! All Parrot Head events are open to the PUBLIC. We hope you will join our club and make one or all of these events a TRADITION of your own! Phins up Y’all! Jan H., Prez


“Time to Get Lit” Phlocking – Light up the Holidays Party!!! Friday December 2, 7PM at the Emerald Club, Emerald Isle, NC

Come to the Emerald Club bedazzled with lights to kick off the holiday season.  Prizes will be given to the most festive attire. The more lights, the better!  Our thanks to Matt and the E-Club for free food and live music by Brian Felton! Remember to bring cash for the 50/50 raffle benefiting Make-A-Wish, Eastern NC.