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The APP for all things MOTM and PHiP!!!

TritonApp is your presenting sponsor of PHIP’s 2023 Meeting of the Minds: Second Wind Kicking In. is your presenting sponsor of PHIP’s 2023 Meeting fo the Minds: Second Wind Kicking In.

The PHIP Board has prioritized improvements in communication and connectedness among Parrot Heads. As a loose affiliation of independently operating chapters, it’s always been a struggle for the nation to unite and for Parrot Heads to get news and information about concerts, events, fundraisers and about their fellow parrot heads. Today, the PHIP Board is thrilled to announce the formation of a partnership with TritonApp, LLC, a Parrot Head-owned and Parrot Head-friendly company that is about to help connect Parrot Heads as we’ve never been connected before!

No need to wait! Go now to your App Store and download TritonApp, and register using your email and type in “PARROTHEADS” (all caps!) when it asks you for a company name. You’ll verify with a text code, and you’ll be up and running, with access to PHIP and MOTM social media and website, and lots, lots more.
The app will be especially useful for those attending MOTM, since you’ll have up-to-the-minute news and information at your fingertips.

The PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship Is Now Open

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest for 2023 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial 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 2023. 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 Continue reading The PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship Is Now Open



The latest edition of the PHIP Tradewind Times is now on the website.  You can go to this link: to view it or go to  and select Tradewind Times from the top menu.
This month we look at how Parrot Head clubs around the country celebrated the Christmas holidays with a purpose.
We also recognize our latest Golden Coconut winning club, Parrot Head Club of Eastern Massachusetts and announce the upcoming Members Only section of the website.

Another Great Trip Giveaway To Help The PHiP Scholarship



Good Afternoon Parrot Heads:

Not able to make it to MOTM?  Still want to help out?  The PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship is always looking for ways to keep the funds in the account for years to come as we continue to give away $10,000 each year to our parrot heads and their kids.  Here is the latest giveaway happening

Hop on board, discover all the fun

The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise is your
3-day / 2-night exciting, new off-shore resort experience, sailing from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island. On this floating island vacation, you can unwind, enjoy the endless activities and entertainment, or just relax and soak up the sun.

Tickets are 5 for $20 and you can send your payment to to purchase your tickets.  The drawing will be held on Saturday at MOTM (November 5th) so get your tickets now to have your chance at this great trip courtesy of Margaritaville At Sea.  I will send confirmation of your tickets as I get them.


New Member Social


The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will be sponsoring a new member social on April 12 th at the Island Time Tavern (across from Rucker Johns in Emerald Plantations.) It will be held from 6 to 9 PM. We are inviting all new members who have joined since October, 2021, but all members are invited. You will be responsible for your drinks, but the club will provide pizza.

In order to make sure, we order adequate pizza. You will need to sign up at the April Meeting  or email Maggie (maggie.rauschenberg@gmail  that you will be attending.   Pizza will arrive around 6:30 PM.

Email invitations were sent out to all new members who have joined in the past 6 month.

Still want to be a Parrot Head?

Still want to be a Parrot Head?

Last Chance to Pay 2022 Membership Dues or you will have to rejoin!

Since we did not meet in January, collection of dues is extended to March 15. All 2022 dues must be paid by March 15. 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.

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 March 4th Phlocking.

Please remember that if dues are paid later than March 15 you will have to rejoin the club and fill out the form again. Our data base will be updated shortly after March 15 to reflect current paid memberships. Our club dues are lower than any other club.

After paying a small amount of each membership to the National Parrot Head Club, we use the rest to run projects to help the community.