REMINDER: MEETING OF THE MINDS 2015

Registration for Meeting of the Minds 2015 “A Salty Piece of Land” Closes in 92 Days!!

Hello Everyone!!! Summer is well underway and I hope you are having a great one! It is time to think about extending the summer season by heading to Key West as the weather turns colder…the weather will be awesome in Key West by November! Be sure to book your travel and accommodations for the 24th annual MOTM. Meeting of the Minds 2015 Registration will close this year on September 15th or when we reach 3500 people.
Here is your link to REGISTER for MOTM 2015:
MEETING OF THE MNDS GIFT BAG STUFFING
Wow…we have reached the maximum volunteers for this PHun already! If you want to get on a wait list an email will be coming shortly on how to do that. Standby for more information on this awesome event.

ZONTA WALK
The notes are getting ready to start flying on this annual event! Be sure to schedule time for the 2015 Key West Zonta Walk!
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:  ROGER BARTLETT
Roger Bartlett is the original Coral Reefer guitar player. If you listen to the early albums and bootleg recordings of Jimmy Buffett you will hear Roger playing on all those tracks. Roger is still recording and touring all over the world. Roger is never far from a guitar and he has recorded many solo albums since the early days with Jimmy Buffett. Roger is going to be on the beach stage with a full band which you know as the guys who back John Frinzi on occasion. Watch out for a guest or two as Roger plays his originals, maybe a cover or two, as well as some great tracks he recorded with Jimmy Buffett. Not long after that you will see him on the main stage playing a few songs on the singer-songwriter showcase led by John Frinzi with Coral Reefer backing which should be a very cool set that is not to be missed. On Friday watch out for the Beachside Album Hour as Roger lays down the main guitar tracks for Jimmy Buffett’s “A1A” album. Be sure to see Roger at the meet and greet activities to hear some cool stories and pick up some autographed CDs.
THE THIRD ANNUAL BEACHSIDE ALBUM HOUR
The “A1A” album just recently turned forty years old. This album is generally considered one of the best early albums from Jimmy Buffett’s “Key West phase.” As always, the album will be played from beginning to end with all of the current Coral Reefer Band members as well as a few special guests which include Aaron Scherz, Roger Bartlett, and early Coral Reefer Vaughn Cochran.  John Frinzi and his band will be back as “The Shrimper Dan Band.” There are so many players scheduled for this show the sound crew is bringing in a larger mixing console for 2015. The Coral Reefers will be on the stage for the 3rd Annual Beachside Album Hour and all we need is YOU to make this a very special event.
THE HOST HOTEL
The Casa Marina Resort IS SOLD OUT!!!   There is already a wait list over at the Reach hotel. THANK YOU PARROT HEADS!! If you wanted to stay at the Casa Marina but have just spent the last six months on an island adventure and forgot to book your hotel room you can still contact the Reach Resort to reserve your room there. We will add you to a wait-list to be moved over to the Casa Marina if cancellations occur!! We were successful with this plan in past years and always try to make sure we make sure the hotel is completely full of Parrot Heads!! To get on the waiting list for the Casa Marina be sure to email our Director of Registration Rick Fyffe atrjfyffe1@ymail.com
Here is the link to the Reach Resort:
CASA MARINA CONTEST UPDATE   IT IS ALMOST TIME TO DRAW A WINNER!!!
If you register for MOTM and BOOK YOUR ROOM at the Casa Marina Resort prior to June 30, 2015 you will be put into a drawing for FOUR NIGHTS in a Casa Marina OCEAN FRONT 2 BEDROOM SUITE!! This is the third year running for this contest and there is nothing better than winning a fabulous suite at the Casa and staying for FREE at the parrot head event of the year! The drawing for the FREE stay at the Casa Marina will happen on July 1st but REMEMBER you must have a PAID registration for MOTM and a reservation at the Casa Marina to be eligible for the drawing. This is a fabulous prize! Make sure you are registered for MOTM if you are hold a room reservation!! You must be registered for MOTM to stay at the Casa Marina during the event.
MEETING OF THE MINDS FORUM
Are you going to MOTM for the first time? Do you have questions? Do you want to share a room or a ride?  Well there is a new place for you to talk to the entire Parrot Head nation about MOTM. It is the brand new online MOTM forum. Go join and check it out! This is a place for everyone to help each other, ask questions, and make the whole MOTM experience even better. Here is the link:
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Andrew
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds 2015
“A Salty Piece of Land”

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