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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


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.

Continue reading MEETING OF THE MINDS FOR 2016

December Phlocking, Friday, December 4 at 7:00

10845992_796577210415245_3101213343254190508_nCome join us for some holiday fun at the Emerald Club.  DJ Robbie Jones will be cranking out the tunes, a few games coming your way to help all your Parrot Head friends kick off the “Season”.  There will be some free food provided by the Emerald Club but we encourage you to bring a little Christmas munchie to round out the eats.  This year instead of Toys for Tots  we are collecting much needed items for the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program and Family Promise of Carteret County as well as non perishable food items for the Hope Mission/Martha’s Cupboard Food Pantry.  Choose one or all three.  Get out you best red and green attire and help us party with a purpose!

Save bags to help with research!

We recently received the following email request; let’s see if we can help Caitlin (one of our newer members) out with some supplies.

Hi Sue,

Can you send out an email asking PH’s to save paper grocery bags for me? Any bag will help. We’ll be using them to store some vegetation samples from our marsh field work. As funding is practically non existent for sea level rise studies (shocking! I know…) any donations of bags will be helpful for one less thing to spend our grant money on.

Thank you!

Caitlin Lauback

You can bring the bags you save to any Parrot Head event, or contact us at if you have some bags for Caitlin.

Emerald Isle-NC Parrot Head Local Chapter


Christmas Parade Float meeting

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade Float Meeting at Sue and Ken ‘s house (StonesEnd) on October 14th at 6:30.  (9701 Ashley Place in EI)Parrotheads[1]This will be a planning meeting to solidify our ideas for this year’s float and take stock of what materials are available. Jeannine Patane will be heading up the project as Big Bird and herding all of us cats as the float takes shape.



PLEASE NOTE…this weekend’s PHall PHestival has been postponed to October 17th due to hurricane Joaquin!!! The DIVAS race and apple butter will take place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th.

PHlocking will still be held at 7 at Emerald club given there’s no significant weather threats.

TIE DYE HURRICANE “PARTY WITH A PURPOSE” this Saturday the 3rd at 11:30 at Jack and Renee Synan’s house. Cost $15 for “Go Fish” long sleeve tees and dying supplies.

Thanks for your flexibility. Everyone stay safe this weekend!

Cycle for the Coast Supports NC Coastal Federation Efforts

Riders Leave in Waves on September 26, 8AM at Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina has some spectacular views, especially along our beautiful coastline. Sign up to ride on September 26 for the Cycling For The Coast annual event which takes place on the beautiful Island of Bogue Banks. Ride a 20K, 40K or 80K to help raise funds for the Coastal Federation’s salt marsh and oyster habitat education programs. Sign Up Online at