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The Irish Pirate
The Irish Pirate

The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club is sponsoring a new member social on April 13th at The Irish Pirate in Emerald Plantation from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM or so. We have extended an invitation to members who have joined since last September, but all members are welcome. The club is providing pizza and there will be a cash bar with wine and beer.

Please come out and join us in meeting new members. John Dyer (DJ-JD) has graciously agreed to be our deejay for the evening. You do need to let us know you will be attending so we can plan for the pizza. You can sign up at our April Phlocking on April 1st or email Hope to see you there.

25th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS! The Clock is ticking!!!!

Hello Parrot Heads!!

The clock is ticking! Daylight Savings Time is here! Spring is almost here! Be sure to book your travel and register for the 25th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS!
I am going to run through the contests you need to enter as we are closing on the April 1st contest deadline! YOU are less than three weeks away from someone winning these awesome prizes! YOU should not miss out! Don’t delay! YOU must be registered to win!

Registration & Contests

Registration is going VERY WELL this year. In fact it is moving at a rate not seen since the 20thannual when we sold out the event. Remember that we close registration at 3,500 or on September 15thwhichever comes first. Don’t plan to wait too late in the year to book your reservation and get left out. Also remember we have a great contest prize and the deadline is only days away!

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PHIP Scholarship Deadline




 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.

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, PHIP Club Member’s 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

Milo’s Meanderings – Parrot Date 2.16

Milo gets ready for his first airplane ride
Milo gets ready for his first airplane ride
Milo meets his club in St. Thomas
Milo meets his club in St. Thomas







Milo at his first Superbowl party
Milo at his first Superbowl party

A brand new amusement for our Parrot Head Club. Many of you have heard of Flat Stanley or something similar where an object travels to different places and people enjoy following his journey. In January, the Hicks and Stones were in St. Thomas and got to thinking/drinking and decided the Club needed a mascot. Continue reading Milo’s Meanderings – Parrot Date 2.16



The 1st Quarter 2016 Tradewind Times edition is now available on line and ready for reading and sharing!  In this issue you will meet your new PHIP, Inc. President, Kathy Pfister.  You can read about the 2015 Golden Coconut winner, the San Deigo PHC.  There is a wrap up of Meeting of the Minds 2015 and some exciting contests for Meeting of the Minds 2016.
The PHiP 2016 Scholarship is now open and PHIP Scholarship Chairman David Cohen is asking that the information be sent to all club members to ensure all those eligible have an opportunity to compete for the scholarship dollars.  There is a wrap-up of the 2015 PHIP National Alzheimer’s Team and introduction of the 2016 team captain.  There is information on the financial reports, Domino College, regional events and club birthdays. Please share this email with your club members!
To access the newsletter go to this link: January 2016 Tradewind Times   Or you can always find the newsletter by going to the PHIP website at
click on Club/Chapter Info then scroll down on the left side to the Tradewind Times.


Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way!  Keep those posts and emails coming about how Parrot Heads “Party with a Purpose”!!

Hang on – winter will be over and spring coming!

Sally Spenny
Editor, Tradewind Time