There will be games of the usual sort, so expect to be recruited for the fun stuff! Everyone will have the chance to enter the traditional 50/50 raffle benefitting the Humane Societies’ special fund for heartworm treatment.
Co-ordinated by Jean Jenson, he reports that 27 parrot heads participated in our regular clean up of highway 58 between the traffic light at Rt. 24 and the bridge. Despite predictions, the sun was shining on the group the whole time which made our good deeds much more enjoyable. When all was said and done, 27 bags of trash were disposed of leaving the entrance to Emerald Isle once again a better place.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
We will honor our Veterans and the men and women who serve our country. Let’s show our support by wearing a yellow ribbon, a patriotic hat, or waving a miniature flag on Friday night! We will celebrate with good music and food and as always at the Emerald Club, there will be games and lots of fun. Also don’t forget to bring your leftover candy for our upcoming parade. Hope to see you there, Jan H.
The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade is coming up soon, and we need to move full steam ahead with our float planning and construction!
The 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.
The 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.
Here is all your information for the Phall Phestival extravaganza!!
October 16th – starting at 5 pm, Apple Peeling Party – we will be peeling apples from 5 till whenever at Flipperz while we enjoy the entertaining sounds of Wild Honey. The more volunteers we have the easier it will be to get all the apples peeled and ready for Saturday morning.
October 17th – starting at 6 am, Apple Butter Extrravaganza – we will be making apple butter at Flipperz before, during, and after the Diva’s Run for the Roses. We need help all day with stirring and later jarring the apple butter. Contact Renee Synan (email@example.com or 919-697-3799) or Jack Synan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-697-3794). Jars will sell for $8 each and all proceeds go to Fishin’ for a Cure.
October 17th – 9-11:30 am Divas Run for the Roses (Breast Cancer – Fishin’ For A Cure – Fundraiser) Tu-tus for Ta Tas and Apple Butter Making & Sale. Coordinators: Renee Synan, Jack Synan, Jessie Holland, Jan Hicks. Divas 1K Walk ($10 registration; children welcome) from Flipperz to the Emerald Club & back in the AM, apple butter making & partying all day with sale at the end of the day. Prizes for various categories of pink themed costumes. Last year was our first year and we raised $1700 for Breast Cancer Research. Registration is the day of, and is $10 per person and is open 9-9:45 with the “race” starting at 10. You will get a race packet, token rose and victory champagne toast.
October 17th – Late afternoon Finishing the Apple Butter and jarring time! (We need volunteers to be on hand to help with the jarring process for the Apple Butter. Last year this was around 5-6 pm, so hang around and help out. Then you can be one of the first to get your own jar(s) or Parrot Head Apple Butter! Jars will sell for $8 each and all proceeds go to Fishin’ for a Cure.
October 2nd, 7 PM First Friday PHlocking at the Emerald Club – This will be the start of a great weekend! We will be working on some fun apple peeling activities to get ready for making apple butter the next day. We won’t be peeling all the apples at the PHlocking like last year, but we will have a few contests that are “apple related”. Instead, we will have a group of volunteers who will be peeling at the Synan household from 4:30 to PHlocking time. If you can help with the prep work of apple peeling for the apple butter project starting at 4:30, please contact Renee at email@example.com or call or message her at 919-697-3799.