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Schedule of Events
Monthly Bizness Meetings:
Usually the 3rd Sunday of the month at 5:00
October 20 at 5:00 pm
114 W. 1st St.
November 17 at 5:00 pm
Strictly social gatherings – no working
during drinking hours
Thursday, November 14 6:00 ish
5 Star Dive Bar
526 S Main St
Elkhart, IN 46516
Major (and Minor) Events:
Club Christmas Party
Saturday, December 14
Old Bendix building in South Bend -
Picture of the Year, White Parrot Gift Exchange and other assorted Holiday Hoochie-Koo
Please RSVP to Wayne Ryan at
Other Upcoming Events:
Barefoot Children in the Sand Weekend 2020
St. Pat’s Day Parade in downtown South Bend
Fundraiser for Anna Norquist
Pet Food Drive for Resale to the Rescue
The positions of President, Treasurer and At Large #1 are up for reelection. Please let a board member know if you are interested in running for one of these positions.
STATE OF THE PHLOCK 2019
It’s that time of year when we celebrate all things Parrot Head and there is no better way to celebrate than presenting the 2019 PHIP State of the Phlock …
Here’s a recap of our 2018 Party with a Purpose.
We closed out the 2018 year with 22,424 members, and our membership figures paired with the volunteer hours and fundraising efforts reveal much more than someone’s payment of dues and the occasional annual involvement within the clubs. Those 22,000+ members make up the 213 Clubs who are the heart and soul of PHIP.
PHIP welcomed six new clubs to our ranks in 2018: PHs of San Carlos, Mexico, Lake Palestine PHC, Texas, PHs in North
Sound, Washington, Central Jersey PHC, New Jersey,
Weiss Lake PHs, Alabama, and Lake Texoma PHC,Texas
Last year’s fundraising efforts amounted to $3,419,104. More importantly you generously donated 211,600 hours of your extremely valuable time! Over the last 17 years Parrot Head Clubs have collectively contributed more than 53.5 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours! WOW!! It is the Parrot Heads who go above and beyond the required 2 charitable or environmental projects per calendar year and volunteer when
they see the opportunity to give something back … to
their own communities, to the environment and to their fellow man, they do it in a big way. You make up the Meeting of the Minds volunteers, donate many hours to hosting successful club events and phlockings, volunteer as judges, work event information booths, man phone banks and generally pitch in when you see a need.
Your ways of raising money and volunteering include laying Christmas wreaths for veterans, dunk tanks, golf
scrambles, walking, cleaning beaches and highways, serving meals and pancake breakfasts, bowling, water stations, giving blood, cooking chili, poker runs, collecting tires for recycling, pub crawls, collecting toiletries and box tops, casino nights and made 1,000s of baskets for raffles!
You help the elderly, veterans, less fortunate families, and the homeless, providing clothing, meals, toys, Christmas gifts,
senior services and youth camp donations, animal shelters/
rescues and many clubs have Adopted A Manatee.
On a national level clubs volunteered or raised money for Toys for Tots, Ronald McDonald House, Honor Flight and many walks for various cancers or diseases. Many of you support the Lone Palm Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of PHIP that exists to support PHIP Parrot Heads who could experience a personal need in the future. We continue to exceed the National PHIP Alzheimer’s Team goal of $100,000.
Last year our National Alzheimer’s Team members raised $132,873 and our team participation numbers were 53
clubs. Again, the PHIP Board would like to thank all of the
clubs who stepped up to helped and donated to the
Walk to End Alzheimer’s As with any organization, the
right leadership is what makes a chapter succeed. Our advice
for this coming year is to surround yourselves with an incredible group of officers who really care about the success
of your club. Take time to identify your talents within your membership. Some of your members are just waiting to be asked to be a part of your club’s success. In the long run you’ll have the much needed help.
We truly remain united, working to achieve the same goals.
There really is a bigger picture and a brighter future when we all work together. Your reported numbers reflect another healthy year in the books. May you all have a very successful 2019!
Director of Membership
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
Barefoot Children in the Sand Parrot Head Fundraiser Weekend
January 24-26, 2020
Benefits Hello Gorgeous
Blue Star Mothers of SW Michigan
Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band
Erica Sunshine Lee
Two Dudes in Flip Flops
Check the Barefoot Children website for more details!
About the Club
Parrot Heads In Michiana (PHiM) is a local club comprised of people who have joined together for great causes. In addition to being a social club, the Parrot Heads phlock together to perform charitable actions, donate their time and raise money or supplies for local non-profit organizations. This local group is part of the national organization known as Parrot Heads in Paradise.
The first Parrot Head Club was formed in 1989 in Atlanta. Since that time, the organization has grown to almost 200 clubs worldwide. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all share a number of interests in common. They all are attracted to Jimmy Buffett's music and the laid-back, tropical lifestyle he embodies. More importantly, they have a strong desire to give something back to the community in which they live.
The local chapter, Parrot Heads in Michiana, began in October of 2004, and has continued to grow. In their eight years in existence, PHiM has contributed more than 6,500 hours and $145,000 to local charities. Currently, the club has approximately 75 members and is always looking for more. If you have an interest in meeting other fun-loving people, Jimmy Buffett, tropical rock music, helping your community, and having a phun time, then this is the group for you. Click on the "Join Us" tab to learn how to become a member.
The club holds meetings and social gatherings on a regular basis. Feel free to drop in on a meeting and check out what we do. Meet with the group on the 3rd Sunday of every month (check Home Page for exact time and location). The club also holds a social hour on the Phirst week of every month at different bars and restaurants in the area. Check the "Meetings and Events" page for