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PHiP 2016 Scholarship Announcement

2011-phip-web-lg-logoIt’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest.  

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2016 is NOW OPEN!!!!!!

Summary of the PHiP Scholarship:

The PHiP Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members of an officially Chartered Chapter or their children or wards of Parrot Head Club Members, for post secondary education.

This program was established in 2008.  Three scholarships will be awarded in 2016. The funds may be used for tuition, books or living expenses, at an accredited 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: $2,000Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members, members children, or Wards of Parrot Head Club Members (Sorry nieces, nephews or other extended family members beyond those mentioned are not considered eligible)The Scholarship instructions and application can be found on the PHiP Website at:

It is VERY important the applicant follow ALL of the rules and instructions. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered eligible.Make no references to your identity, your local parrot head club or your location in your essay entry OR your question and statement responses.

All applications must be signed at the appropriate place. We accept electronic signatures.

To Apply:  Complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found on the PHiP website at Please email your completed application and essay to:
David Cohen
PHiP Secretary

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS is MARCH 31st, 2016, for enrollment for fall term (summer terms not applicable). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process.Good Luck to all applicants.

David Cohen,
Secretary – Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
2016 Scholarship Chair

January 2016 Happenings

January 8th – 7PM – First Friday PHlocking (no wait this time it is the second Friday PHlocking…..)

Join us for the new year and a recall of the fun we had in 2015.  Not sure exactly what the theme will be but we will make sure you have some fun.   Also, a big reminder to bring a check (EIPHC) or cash for the 2016 dues of $10 per person.  (same price as when the Club started.) Our dues are calendar basis (January to December) and we do not prorate.  If you joined late in the year, check with us, we may have put you in for 2016 already!   In March we will delete those who have not paid from the membership list and you will need to fill out a new application with appropriate information and the dues payment. If you won’t make the PHlocking, you can mail your check made out to EIPHC to Sue Stone, 9701 Ashley Place, Emerald Isle, NC 28594.

January 16th – Adopt a Highway Litter Pick-up – Meet at 11:00 AM at the Emerald Club.   We missed the fall highway pickup due to rain etc. and it is looking pretty littered so what better way to work off some calories and stay warm than an hour with your Parrot Head friends.   This time we are doing the litter pick up in coordination with Carteret County Gateway organization (the group trying to pretty up Cape Carteret and get a bike path built).  They will be picking up on Rte 58 going up towards Pelletier.  So bundle up and help us keep the “gateway” to paradise clean and pretty!   We will have a sign up sheet at the PHlocking and at the PHluffing Party or you can email Jean Jensen at  Join the group for lunch someplace to be determined immediately following the pickup if you want to continue the fun.

January 13th (Wednesday) –  PHluff up the PHlock Party   6:30 .  This  is your chance to become an active member.  Each January, as tradition now has it, we come together as a PHlock to help plan the upcoming year’s activities.  We see who is interested in becoming a Board Member, committee chair/co-chair  or someone who can help head up an event.  It is a time that you can give the Club some feedback on the good, the bad and the ugly and help make some positive changes in the club.  While everyone is welcome, we are really looking for those that would like to take an active role in the club.  If you are interested and can attend, please send me an email and as we finalize plans for the gathering, I will let you know exactly where we will be PHlocking. We do some break out work sessions and of course have plenty to eat and drink.  Please think about your role in the club. The more active you become, the more people you will get to know and enjoy.  One other item worth mentioning here.  If you would like to see the club help a particular charity (501 C 3) , have an idea and are willing to head up the event, we are always willing to help find a way to help make it happen. Typically, the person/persons in charge of an event (Big Birds) get to pick the recipient of the funds raised.  As an example, Michael Moyer and Mendy Barrows team up for the Coast is Clear Under the Pier Party and they pick the charity (usually animal related).




Christmas Float Plans & Work Schedule

So basically we are planning to get together on Wednesdays and Sundays barring rain.  Come when you can for as long as you can on any of the following days.  In keeping with tradition, you are welcome to bring some food or beverage to share (or consume yourself…whatever works)  Jean Jensen (607-759-7159)  will be the point person.   We will meet on Sundays and Wednesdays starting around 12:30 at “Stonesend” 9701 Ashley Place. All help is welcome!

Wed 10/28
Sun 11/1
Wed 11/4
Sun 11/8
Wed 11/11
Sun 11/15
Wed 11/18
Sat 11/21
Sun 11/22
Fri 11/27
PARADE 11/28

Supplies needed (subject to change, check to see if plans still require) – talk to people to help us get what we need donated and then we will hopefully have to purchase very little

* Paint:  red, green, white, primer, browns, black, blue
* buckets of sand (should not be a problem…don’t need till last minute)
*  2-4 low beach chairs
*  pool noodles
*  garland
*  green & white balloons
* cardboard coffee jackets
*  styrofoam and wire (for grass)

1 week before

* cedar/pine boughs (fresh)
* tall grasses

for Puppets

*tall poles
* flour
*carpenter belts
* old sheets  (need to talk colors from mask info)
*dye & spray bottles
*newspaper & paper bags (final brown layer)

Parrot Head Float Meeting

The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade is coming up soon, and we need to move full steam ahead with our float planning and construction!

IMG_4771The group that met  last week got the creative juices flowing and the next meeting is on Wed October 21st at 6:30 at Ken and Sue’s (Stonesend) 9701 Ashley Place, EI.   Plans for the float design will be finalized, list of materials needed established and a schedule of work days will be set up.

1535007_577283289085065_6498933160331370683_nThe first work day will be Sunday, October 25th 12:30 , at Stonesend and we encourage anyone to participate for as many or few days as you can spare. It is truly a team building activity.  We ask folks to bring a bit of food to share and your beverage of choice.  Meet your fellow Parrot Heads and enjoy a good laugh and get your creative side in play.  No experience necessary…..there is always enough to do.

Fashion Show & Luncheon for a great cause

November 22 – Carteret County Domestic Violence Program Fashion Show and Luncheon 12:30 – 3:30 – Crystal Coast Civic Center – This annual event has some new and exciting things happening. Local businesses will display their wares to allow for lots of fun and a bit of Christmas shopping too! Join us for a great raffle and silent auction with some tempting items for you and your family to enjoy. Food will be provided by Floyd’s and of course a beautiful fashion show. Tickets are $35 for adults and children $15. Tickets may be purchased at Caroline Collectables, on-line, or by calling 252-726-2336 (Theresa) or 252-240-9026 (Glenda)

Christmas Parade float committee/planning

The EI Christmas Parade is right around the corner and we have a lot of planning to do.

Last year's float with some of the "crew".
Last year’s float with some of the “crew”.

The parade is always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.   Since Erin and Kelley are busy launching their new art studio and traveling all over to craft fairs, they won’t be able to be our project directors this year (still hoping they will be our consultants…..). Jeannine Patane has stepped up and will be large and in charge but we need a lot of help.   There will be a planning session in October (date to be determined) and we will have a sign up sheet available at the PHlocking. Once a core group decides this year’s theme (suggestions welcome and we will have an ideas sheet at the PHlocking this week) we will set up a work schedule. No qualifications necessary as we are a bit like organized chaos.   We usually build it at Stone’s End (Ken and Sue Stone’s backyard) for about 6 weeks of a few weekend afternoons .   You don’t have to be there every date, we get people who come and go who love to have fun, eat and drink, do a bit of painting and cutting of card board. If you haven’t joined us before, please consider it. A great way to get to know your fellow Parrot Heads (and we always seem to win cause it always turns out awesome) If you think you can help “lead” the group on some part of the float building, please email me at .   We have a history of being one of the best floats and when we win (not if) we donate the prize money to a charity.

Sauce Boss – Bill Wharton in concert


The Seaside Arts Council of Swansboro presents:

Our indoor season – Performing Arts Series – starts October 15, 2015! We have an exciting season and hope to see you there. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Show is at the Community Room at Swansboro Town Hall, 601 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro NC

Tickets for Sauce Boss are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  They are now available online and at these locations:
– Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 203 W Church St., Swansboro NC
– Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension, Swansboro NC
– Emerald Isle Wine Market, 9102 Coast Guard Rd., Emerald Isle, NC
Tickets may also be available at the door.

Family Pirate Day at the Western Carteret Public Library

The friends of the library sent us this message, and as we have in the past we are hoping to help them out with some “pirate” volunteers this year:

Good morning, Sue,

The Friends of the Library are, once again, having a Family Pirate Day for the kids in our area. We would love it if some fun-loving ParrotHeads would be interested in volunteering for a couple hours that day and help children complete their scavenger hunts for pirate treasure. Pirate Day will be Saturday, September 26, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Western Carteret Public Library. Helpers are encouraged, but not required, to dress in pirate-ish clothing.

I hope this gives you enough time to get the word out to your Phlock. (I’m tempted to add “if you choose to accept this assignment.” I’ve seen too many Mission Impossible movies.) And thank you, thank you for your help in the past. It would be great to have some ParrotHeads as part of our scurvy crew this year.