Hello Parrot Heads!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Parrot Heads!! I have many things to tell you about THE 25th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS in KEY WEST, FLORIDA in 2016!! Wow!! Congratulations to all who have volunteered and sustained this event from the very beginning! This should be a great year of celebration and reunion!!  The title of this year’s event is “Here We Are.” Have a look at the video if you have a moment.
Well 2015 was one of the great Parrot Head parties but that was only the 24th Annual Meeting of the Minds! 2016 WILL be a great year in sunny Key West come November! I know November seems so long away BUT I want to give you several great reasons to go ahead and register early for MOTM. First!  Remember we close out our MOTM registration at 3,500 or by September 15th, whichever comes first. I also want you to book a room at the Casa Marina as we need to fill every room at the Casa Marina! I also do not want you to miss out if you want to stay at the Casa Marina! SO we are going to give you some awesome incentives for not putting off registration or your room reservations for 2016!  Here we go, read on.

We usually open registration on December 31st at midnight right? Well guess what? Merry Christmas!!Registration for MOTM 2016 IS OPEN as you read this!! You can register right now and you will want to quickly…WHY?
Because if you register before April 1st, 2016 YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN 2 tickets to see JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND in a city of your choice in the USA or Canada during the 2016 tour courtesy of MARGARITAVILLE FOODS!!  All you have to do is register and pick your choice of a city on the 2016 tour!!! If you are the lucky winner YOU will win a pair of concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2016 regularly scheduled Jimmy Buffett tour date within the U.S. or Canada.  The oncert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible if the concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notice.
Here is the link to register for the 25th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2016:
NEXT….Want to stay at the CASA MARINA RESORT during Meeting of the Minds? Well the link is up for you to book your room!! You should book your room!! Why? Because if you book your room by April 1st, 2016 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2016 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2016 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the fourth year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!
Here is how to book a reservation for MOTM #25 at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort:
The Casa Marina phone numbers are: 888-303-5717 or 305-296-3535.
The 2016 MOTM dates are on the PHiP web site for use in booking your rooms right now!
Finally, I want to remind you about the release of the awesome LIVE 80 minute cd recorded on November 7th, 2015 at Meeting of the Minds by PETER MAYER/SCOTT KIRBY/BRENDAN MAYER!! This cd has some fabulous players on the recording and it is truly a cd you want in your collection. This is as close as you can get to being back on the beach during MOTM at the Casa Marina!
 If you have not already ordered “La Casa Cayo Hueso” you can go order your copy right now as the cd has just released! Here is the link to order your copy of this CD!
More announcements will be coming soon! I can’t wait to share all the details of this year’s event in the coming weeks! With that I will close out 2015 with a few lines of the song that inspired the 2016 event “Here We Are”
Here we are, maybe it’s because in spite of all the work we do
It’s the child in us we really value
Here we are, with our fins up and our feathers flashing
Here we are, with our coconut shell brassieres chantingHere we are
Here we are…
Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…
Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
The 25th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2016
Key West, Florida “Here We Are'”

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