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Official EIPHC events



Last Call:
Registration for MOTM 2023: “Second Wind Kicking In” Closes at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Friday September 15. Register here.

Message from PHIP President 

With the recent passing of Jimmy Buffett, we in Parrot Head Nation are living through grief, even as we ask ourselves and each other the question “what’s next?” While the grief is natural and inescapable and difficult, the answer to the question is easy because Jimmy himself answered it: “Keep the party going.”

When Jimmy and Parrot Heads talk about a “party,” it means more to us than to most. Yes, we will have fun, dance, sing and have drinks with umbrellas. But our party comes with many purposes. We Parrot Heads have created, in the words of Jimmy’s wife Jane, “the world’s most joyful community.” It is built on love, kindness, generosity, charity and smiles, and its soundtrack is the music of Jimmy Buffett and the many musicians inspired by him.

And in this season, our party will also be about honoring the man whose own kindness and joy and generosity made it all possible. And we will cry and laugh together and support each other as members of Jimmy’s “big, boisterous family.”

This year’s Meeting of the Minds takes on new and deeper meaning with Jimmy’s passing. For the first time, we gather in the place of Jimmy’s birth and childhood after a quarter century of meeting in his Key West stomping grounds. For the first time in many years, there will be no mystery and no rumors about a surprise appearance. And yet ironically, it will be a gathering at which Jimmy’s presence and spirit will be felt more than ever in the sights and the sounds of the event and especially in the hearts of those in attendance.

It is important to gather in grief and celebration of life, to reflect and reminisce together, and to share a healing hug or two or three thousand. We invite you, whether you have been just once or twice or never before, to join Parrot Heads from around the world in Gulf Shores next month. It’s a new location, but it will feel like home. After all, you’ll be with family.

Bill Brehm, President
Parrot Heads in Paradise

Click here for Comprehensive MOTM Entertainment Schedule
Wednesday, October 25 will be the epicenter of the week’s salute to Jimmy, including a 6pm tribute show on the Landshark Stage at The Hangout. Stay tuned to the Triton App and online for more details and show announcements.
MOTM Fun Run To Benefit Local Breast Cancer Patients at Providence 
Patients at The Breast Center at Providence Hospital are the beneficiaries of PHIP’s “Skippin & Sippin” Fun Run on Saturday, October 28. Here’s the link for more info and sign-up for the event and after party at Lulu’s.
Register for MOTM 2023
JOIN the MOTM Facebook Group Here!
Your awesome hosts and staff at The Hangout await your arrival with great food, great music and drink specials! Here’s the music schedule below. For a schedule that includes the satellite venues and other activities, click here and then click “Schedules” from the Menu Bar. 
Click Here to Link to the MOTM23 Spotify Playlist


It’s here, the last long weekend of the Summer Season and what better way to celebrate than to join us at the E-Club with Ricky Lamb and the No Bad Days Band, great food and phabulous drinks! We’ll be celebrating with a summer and patriotic theme so come in your favorite beach wear or patriotic red, white and blue! This is a BIG NIGHT so bring money for our 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to “Books for Babies”and be ready to “Party With a Purpose!” This event is open to the public but we hope you will visit the Membership Table and become one of our new members for only $10! You’ll receive special attention! See you there!

PHLOCKING, Friday, 7/7 Emerald Club, Emerald Isle, NC

July is here and nothing says summer better than Beer, Baseball, and Beach Bums! Our Parrot Head Phlocking will be Friday, July 7 at 7:00 pm. It’s a Baseball Theme so come ready to “Play Ball”! I know you Parrot Heads need another excuse to wear those cool Wood Duck Jerseys or your favorite baseball team shirt or hat. If you don’t dress for baseball; just come as a Beach Bum!  Our host, Donna Grady has some fun activities planned as we raise money for the Carteret Community Theatre in memory of Jaime Long. Bring plenty of cash for donations, 50/50 and a chance to throw a pie in the face of our “infamous” mayor, Jason Holland and a few other local celebrities. Don’t forget to sign up for the Wood Ducks Beer and Baseball trip to Kinston on July 15! Seats are going fast!
Come On Y’all, Let’s Play Ball! As we party for a purpose! See you there! Donna Grady-Big Bird

Summer Scholarship Raffle Is Back



Once again we are having a summer raffle to help support the PHiP Bob Heffelfinger Memorial Scholarship.   Our friends at Margaritaville At Seas have graciously donated a cruise for this year’s raffle.
Tickets can be bought individually or as a club.  Club donations count toward Domino College recognition.  Clubs can also use this prize toward your own fundraisers. 
Please pass this information around to all your club members so that everyone has the chance for this great prize.  The easiest way to pass this information along is to cut and paste this email and include it in your club email correspondence.
Parrot Heads in Paradise has been awarding qualified parrot heads and their children a total of $10,000 in scholarship every year for the last 13 years. fundraising has been just keeping pace with our payouts each year and we want to continue to add to the funds to ensure future years have adequate funding.  To make sure that we can continue to award these funds well into the future we have come up with a great way to help the cause.   Margaritaville at Sea has donated this cruise for two to raffle off .  We will be selling tickets via PayPal or check going through August 30th.  We will draw for the trip the second week of September via Facebook live.  Tickets are five for $20 or five dollars for one.  I will send you via email with the list of your numbers so you have them for your records.  I will be tracking the name and numbers of every ticket coming in.  You can pay via PayPal to
Please make sure you send via friends and family or someone you know method or fees will be taken out as a business transaction.  You can also send a check to David Cohen, 6986 Samantha Court Wheatfield, NY 14304 (checks payable to Parrot Heads in Paradise).  If you are sending a check please enclose your email address if you want your numbers emailed to you. Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful cause.  
Good luck everyone and thank you in advance.

David Cohen

Secretary, Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.

2012 – 2023 Scholarship Chair
2013 – 2023 Scholarship Raffle Chair
2017- 2023 Mini Mart Chair

Coast of Carolina PHC 28th Annual Throw Back Shell Beach Party


SEP 14-16

Coast of Carolina PHC 28th Annual Throw Back Shell Beach Party 

Benefits Children’s Recovery Center

North Shore Hotel, North Myrtle Beach, SC

$90/Ticket before June 1; $100/Ticket after June 1

$15/T-Shirt; pre-order by July 1

Registration closes August 15; Tickets are Non-refundable

Thursday music: Lew Holton, Latitude

Friday music: Paul Grimshaw Trio, Tropicool, Donny Brewer

Saturday music: Aubrey Wollett, Jerry Diaz & Friends, Boat Drunks

Silent auction, 50/50 drawings

Registration, hotel info, music schedule:

President’s Notes, January 2023

Hello Parrotheads!  It’s January 2023, and that means we get together as “The Phlock” to plan the New Year.  I am excited to discuss the success of 2022 and what adventures are ahead of us in 2023!  The best way to get to know your fellow parrot heads  starts with attending this meeting.  I hope to see you there!


“PHluff up the PHlock” Invitation, Tuesday, January 10, 6 PM

As a member of the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club,  you are invited to attend EIPHC’s PHLUFF UP THE PHLOCK annual membership meeting at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 10. The PHluffing will be held at the home of Lois Gray at 6717 Ocean Dr., Emerald Isle, NC, and pre-registration is unnecessary. Come as you are! There is plenty of meeting space and an elevator available. The focus of the meeting is to elect our 2023 Board members and Members at Large and to plan our events and monthly phlockings for the New Year!  This is your opportunity to serve on the Board, volunteer for a “Big Bird” position, be a committee member, suggest a new event or just VOICE your opinion!

Our BYLAWS contain the description and qualification for each position and can be reviewed at on the MENU entitled “Membership.” Be advised that our meeting is casual and open-minded. New and fresh ideas are welcomed!