PHiP Scholarship Is Open For Application

Hello Club Leaders:

It’s that time of year again for the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest. Please pass this information along to your club members. You can cut and paste this email and include it in your email you send out to your members. This is the only way that your members will know of this great opportunity and we need you as leaders to make sure that this information gets out to each and every one of them. This is a wonderful opportunity for your members and their families. Please forward this email to you club at least once a month for the next three months in your clubs communications. This is a great opportunity that we want all eligible students to take advantage of. Thanks in advance for helping to get the word out and good luck to all the applicants.

We are proud to announce that the PHiP Scholarship Essay Contest for 2018 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 2018. 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: $2,000

Eligibility: Parrot Head Club Members and members children (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, 2018, 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.
2012-2018 Scholarship Chair

PPHC Anniversary Celebration January 25th! Join Us!

From PPHC Treasurer:

Good Morning All!

Just a quick reminder of our upcoming Happy Hour Thursday, January 25th at Murray’s in Cayce. This will also be designated as the PPHC 21st Anniversary Celebration. The club will buy each member in good standing 2 drinks (beer, wine or well drink). We will also provide wing and veggie trays.

The Holidays are over but there is still a great need in the Midlands so we are asking for cash donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank with PPHC matching donations up to $100.

So come out and help us celebrate 21 years of Partying with a Purpose!! I hope to see you there.

Are you kidding me? Smoothies & Supplements?

The name Margaritaville is basically the antithesis of healthcare supplements. Are they serious with this?


Margaritaville Life High Protein Smoothie is a protein-rich, whole food, antioxidant drink mix perfect for anybody looking to improve health, energy and vitality.  Tropical whole foods like pomegranate, guava and pineapple make this smoothie mix a delicious, island-inspired option as a healthy dietary supplement or meal replacement when mixed with milk, water or a liquid of your choice. Combines 20g of strength-building whey protein with a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and anti-aging antioxidants to promote overall well-being, healthy recovery, inflammation control and healthful hydration.



Margaritaville Life Whole Food Multivitamins pack more than 50 fruits and vegetables, including tropical whole foods like acai, banana and passion fruit, in two convenient mini tablets made for the whole family (ages 12+). The formula has an array of healthful benefits to address all systems of the body with immune-boosting ingredients, powerful antioxidants, probiotics and a live enzyme blend that help with digestion and absorption of healthful nutrients in foods.



Tropically-sourced, smooth and creamy Margaritaville Life Coconut Oil has a myriad of health benefits and is sure to transport you to the tropics when incorporated in your daily routine. Add it to smoothies for enhanced brain-boosting and heart-healthy benefits, add to a diet plan as a healthful source of fatty acids to support weight loss, use as a healthy substitute in recipes and apply to skin and hair as a clarifying moisturizer.

Source: Margaritaville Foods :: Smoothies & Supplements

“Walk To End Alzheimer’s”, Saturday, Oct. 21st (Spirit Communications Park)

It’s that time of year again! The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is this Saturday, October 21st at Spirit Communications Park.

PPHC has volunteered to help with refreshments and we are scheduled to work 8:30 to 11:00 am. If you are interested in helping be at the Ball Park no later than 8:45 and report to the Home Plate Bar. This is a great event so plan to join us for a few hours of community service.

Finz Up!!!!

Buffett’s “Buried Treasure” coming in November


Buffett to release “Buried Treasure” in November
October 5, 2017

Jimmy Buffett will release a collection of songs from the late 60’s called “Buried Treasure” on November 17, 2017. It is available at in two formats:


A few years ago when legendary Nashville producer Buzz Cason sold his recording studio, there was some cleaning up to do. That’s when Jimmy learned they had found a collection of 1⁄4-inch tapes that turned out to be the original demos of songs Jimmy had written and recorded for Buzz in the late 60’s. There were over 125 songs in that pile of tape boxes. In addition to the song demos there were also the first recordings Travis Turk had engineered in Mobile, and that is where the whole story of Buried Treasure begins.

JB : “There is a reason we are calling this collection of songs and stories Buried Treasure – because they were literally buried in a closet in a recording studio in Nashville for decades. They were discovered by an old friend, Travis Turk, who actually recorded these tracks in Mobile, Alabama in 1969, and more in Nashville in the years following when we both wound up moving there. Travis eventually produced the first two albums I recorded in Nashville, as well. When we first found the tapes of Buried Treasure, I didn’t know that it would turn out to be such a unique situation where I’d actually get to honor and introduce the people who started me out.”

It will be available in standard and deluxe packaging. Both releases contain 11 acoustic tracks and song-by-song narration by Jimmy Buffett. The Standard version contains a 28 page book. The Deluxe version is a 40-page collector’s book with never before seen photos which holds the CD and a bonus 20-minute documentary DVD: The Story Behind Buried Treasure.

Track Listing:

Don’t Bring Me Candy
Circle Is Small
Abandoned On Tuesday
I Can’t Be Your Hero Today
Rickety Lane
Wino Has Something to Say
California Dreamin’
The Gypsy
Hopelessly Gone
Simple Pleasures
Close the World At Five

Coast of Carolina’s Throw Back Shell Beach Party is only two weeks away!

For those interested in South Carolina’s biggest Parrot Head party (outside of a Jimmy Buffett concert) you might want to make plans to attend the Coast of Carolina’s 22nd Annual Throw Back Shell Beach Party in Myrtle Beach upcoming Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th. You can find out all the details on their website.

WGN talks to Jimmy Buffett

Singer, songwriter Jimmy Buffett was in Chicago recently, to perform some of the songs from his upcoming musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE.

The new musical will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement November 9 through December 2, 2017.

Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. With a book by Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy® Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award® nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by 2017 Tony Award® winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).

Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!

The 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 Update!

Meeting of the Minds will happen November 1 – November 5, 2017 in Key West, Florida

Hello Everyone! Here is the latest update for the 26th Annual Meeting of the Minds 2017 “We’re Still Here!”

The 2017 Meeting of the Minds Schedule!

The Meeting of the Minds entertainment schedule will be published in April. There are a few contracts and details being finalized as this update is going to press. Stand by for more information but get registered for the awesome ticket drawing!! There are less than two weeks until we announce the winners for 2017!

The Casa Marina Remains Sold Out!

We are still sold out at the Casa Marina but we are collecting names for the wait list as some level of cancellations will always happen and we need to keep the hotel sold out! If you want to be on the wait list just follow the steps below:

The 2017 MOTM Wait List for the Casa Marina – Here are the 3 steps below:

1. Register for Meeting of the Minds 2017.


2. Book your room at the Reach Resort. While our awesome Parrot Head rate is only valid at the Casa Marina the Reach is offering a discount to our group this year. This Reach Resort rate will not be as low as the Casa rate but it is a booking discount. There are some Casa Marina cancellations every year so booking early will put you up the list as we do go in order to move people over as vacancy happens through the year. This can happen right up to the event so give the hotel your cell number not your home number for contact!

3. Email our MOTM Director of Registration Rick Fyffe at

Put in the title of your email “MOTM Casa Marina Wait List.” Tell Rick you are booked at the Reach and registered for MOTM. Rick will add you to the Casa Marina wait list in the order in which you contact him.

We have to fill the Casa Marina so we will work very hard to move everyone we can as cancellations occur. We will be working down the order in which you reply to Rick Fyffe. Sorry for any confusion but it is best to manage this list through Rick vs. contacting the hotel.

Here is the special link to the Reach Resort for our group discount – Again this is NOT the same rate as the Casa Marina. To access the exclusive rates available for this group click The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

The Call in link is: ZZPAR9 The Reach reservations line is: 305-296-5000.


REGISTRATION FOR THE 26th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2017 is OPEN and going very well! Don’t get left out as we stop registration at 3,500 or September 15th whichever comes first!!

If you have ANY QUESTIONS about Meeting of the Minds registration questions are generally answered at this MOTM FAQ.


THANKS TO MARGARITAVILLE FOODS! IF you register FOR MOTM 2017 before April 1st, 2017 YOU will be put in a drawing to WIN a pair of JIMMY BUFFETT and THE CORAL REEFER BAND concert tickets and access to a pre-show VIP party for any 2017 Live Nation tour date within the U.S. or Canada. Concert date must be selected at least 8 weeks prior to the show or as soon as possible, if concert is announced with less than 8 weeks notification.

NEXT….THE CASA MARINA RESORT IS SOLD OUT FOR Meeting of the Minds. IF YOU ARE ON THE WAIT LIST AND GET MOVED OVER BEFORE APRIL 1 YOU WILL GET ENTERED TO THE DRAWING! If you booked your room by April 1st, 2017 you will be put in a drawing to win a FOUR NIGHT STAY DURING MOTM 2017 IN A TWO BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE!! Only the people who are on the Casa Marina reservations list and registered for MOTM 2017 by April 1 will be eligible for the drawing. This is the fifth year in a row this prize has been offered. Ask some of the previous winners how cool this is to have this awesome suite right on the water in Key West during Meeting of the Minds for FREE!! The winners will be announced in APRIL!!! You have to be REGISTERED to win!

Reserve the Date:

2018 Meeting of the Minds Dates
October 31 – November 4, 2018 in Key West, Florida

Standby for more Meeting of the Minds News!! 2017 is gonna’ ROCK!

Until next time, I’ll see you, down the road…


Andrew Talbert
Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc.
PHiP Director of Conventions
Meeting of the Minds
Key West, Florida “We’re Still Here'”