Twenty five years ago today, the first official Jimmy Buffett fan club was sanctioned in Atlanta. Founder Scott Nickerson had spent months working with Margaritaville and Jimmy Buffett’s people to authorize the Atlanta PHC. Their discussions laid out a framework to authorize other PHCs nationwide.
One year to the day later the 2nd official PHC was founded in St. Louis. It would take over 4 years before the official PHC count would reach double digits.
A lot has changed in the years since. The Palmetto PHC became the 3rd South Carolina PHC in 1997 (founder Linda Martin).
Today “This madness…has blossomed to a network of over 200 clubs around the U.S. plus international clubs based in Canada and Australia. ”
So raise a toast tonight to Scott Nickerson and the Atlanta PHC for starting it all 25 years ago. I know I am thankful for their efforts. The last 17 years of fun and friendship I have enjoyed by being part of the Palmetto Parrot Head Club have been a blast!
Parrot Heads In Paradise: http://www.phip.com
PHiP Club Founders Page: http://www.phip.com/Founders.asp
Posted by: “Bob Heffelfinger” firstname.lastname@example.org bluedog94
Date: Tue Apr 1, 2014 12:40 pm ((PDT))
The Atlanta Parrot Head Club (Sandy Springs, GA) is 25 years old today!
The St. Louis Parrot Head Club (St. Louis, MO) is 24 years old today !!
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU !!!