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CPHC Annual Holiday Bash

The party this year will be held by host Bamboo Bernie’s on Saturday December 1st from 2-6 PM.

No cost to attend, just purchase your food and drinks, but there will be happy hour prices all day and each attendee will get two drink tickets!

Bamboo Bernie’s
8359 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Pasadena, MD 21122
(410) 647-6100

Conch Republic Navy Fundraiser Sail

NATTY BOH Conch Republic Navy Fundraiser Sail aboard Topsail Schooner WOLF, Flagship of the Conch Republic and Florida Key’s – Thursday, June 21 4:30-5pm departs Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport Annapolis

Pirates of the Florida Keys (pdf)

A Caribbean Saturday Night

A Caribbean Saturday Night (PDF)

Happy Birthday To Us!

CPHC will be 15 this year! Join us for an afternoon of fun and frolic with the band Dead or Drunk, games and raffles. Bring donations of pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House, pet food, newspapers/blankets for the SPCA and cash for the games. If you missed Dead or Drunk at their debut at Jilly’s, you will be impressed!

This is an open event so feel free to have family and friends join in the fun.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 3-7 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise
8026 Ritchie Hwy, Suite B
Pasadena, MD 21122

CPHC at Ronald McDonald House, Summer 2011

CPHC at Ronald McDonald House, Summer 2011 (417kb PDF)

Election & Club Holiday Party

As usual we will be partying with a purpose. The first order of business is to vote on our new Board Members. If you have not done so already, please make sure you let us know if you are interested in running for a Board position. If you cannot make it to the party but want to vote, let us know and we will issue you a proxy.

Besides your fun self, tacky tie or sweater, consider bringing a gift for the children at the Ronald McDonald House. They currently have patients ranging in age from newborn to 21! The gift should be wrapped but put a tag on the bottom showing age range and gender. They are GREATLY appreciative of the generousity that we have shown in the past. Let’s make them even prouder!

Also, we will also have a raffle and other games to benefit the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign, so bring a little extra cash for a good cause.

Each guest will have the benefit of ordering individually off of the menu. Have guests visiting that day? Bring them along!

Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Greene Turtle
20 Magothy Beach Road
Pasadena, MD 21122

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Ronald McDonald Dinner

Thank you to all the CPHC members for helping to make our dinner a success at Ronald McDonald House!

Our afternoon with the kids began with some games with many trips to the treasure chest for prizes. Not sure who was having more fun, the kids or the CPHCers!

Our menu was cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and cole slaw along with chips. The salads were donated by Angels Food Market. Margritaville Foods donated some special shrimp along with margarita mixes. A couple of members brought their concoction mixer to make virgin margaritas for everyone. After the main course was served families were treated to building their own sundae. During dinner Pan Fried steel rocked the house with their Island tunes. RM House had invited some oncology patients from across the street to join us. Everyone had a great time!

Each child received a sand bucket loaded with all kinds of activities and goodies to play with.

The House manager told us that many families had commented what a wonderful evening and how it lifted their spirits. We were told this was the best dinner they have ever had at the house! All in all it was a wonderful evening with a job well done. Thank you CPHC!

By the way, if you couldn’t make it this time we are making this an annual event. Don’t miss next year! Check out the pictures of all the fun on Facebook.

Ronald McDonald House in Picnic

We need your help!

Come join us on Saturday July 9th for Cheeseburgers in Paradise at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. That’s right, we’ll be flippin’ burgers for the kids and parents staying at the House. Help us create a fun evening for all . And by the way, it is a full house.

A big thank you to Pan Fried Steel for donating their time, talents and energy to provide musical entertainment for all to enjoy! Steve Tove & Sandy Adams – you rock!!

Volunteers Needed

  • to help prepare the food that evening
  • Flip burgers
  • to help serve
  • to organize & run games for kids (not to worry we have the games and prizes taken care of)
  • help clean-up

Here’s the game plan

  • arrive by 4:00 PM to prepare for our evening.
  • RMD House has ample parking across the street in their lot.

Dinner is served at 6 PM. We will be feeding 40 to 50 people that evening. That’s why we need you – come on out and join us. You will walk away with an amazing feeling knowing how you helped these families.

Oh and by the way, when we’re done we will go have a happy hour parrot head style.

How do I sign-up for this?

E-mail to volunteer. On vacation but still want to help. We are in need of cash donations to help fund this evening. Any amount will help. We need to purchase food, drinks, paper products and plastic utensils.

This is the club’s summer community service project. Come on out and help us with our purpose and then go party!

Don’t forget to wear your Tropical Shirt!

Scott Kirby at Rams Head on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What: Scott Kirby Band
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
What: Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD

In 1988, Scott Kirby left his job as a political consultant in New Hampshire, packed his guitar, cashed in his last three paychecks and headed for the Florida Keys. A finger style guitarist and singer/songwriter, Kirby’s musical style weaves from pop, to acoustic rock, to what he refers to as “beach folk.” His lyrics are often storytelling in nature, much in the vein of Steve Goodman or Jerry Jeff Walker, and reflect the humor of someone who fled traditional New England for the laid back and zany lifestyle of America’s southernmost island town. Find out more info at

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State of the Phlock 2011

As always, Parrot Head chapters around the world made significant contributions to the welfare of the environment, their community and to their fellow man in 2010 … and they had a BLAST while doing so! Meeting of the Minds, in the face of uncharacteristically cold weather, was another unqualified success featuring four full days of good friends & good music, with some libations thrown in, and our visitors truly did “Party with a Purpose!” Some 230 PHiP Club Members hauled themselves out of bed on Saturday morning to participate in the Zonta Walk with Team ParrotHead raising more than $20,000, once again, about half of the event total. Parrot Heads also contributed to Wesley House Family Services, the KW Police Athletic League and the Florida Keys SPCA to the tune of more than $20,000 while simultaneously donating an entire van load of toys to the Salvation Army for their annual holiday toy drive. In a truly humanitarian effort, Parrot Heads also donated a record high 111 pints of blood to the Community Blood Center of South Florida, a 69% increase overall, in what has become the local blood bank’s largest blood drive of the year. Not to be outdone, the Margaritaville-sponsored Gypsy Video Contest raised more than $9,000 which was gifted to the Florida Keys Cancer Foundation.

Beginning on April 21, 2010, Parrot Heads across the country stepped up to assist in the mitigation of damages caused by the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Disaster. In true PH fashion, our chapters & members contributed dollars, needed supplies, volunteer time & effort in virtually all areas, including wildlife rescue & rehabilitation, water quality monitoring & control, beach cleanup and oil reclamation efforts all along the entire shoreline of our beloved Northern Caribbean. Parrot Head efforts were rewarded with the man himself, Jimmy Buffett, hosting a benefit concert on the beach in Gulf Shores , AL on July 11 which was attended by tens of thousands of people in Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats and broadcast live worldwide on CMT and Sirius XM.

In what has become the norm, the “ParrotHead Nation” continued to grow and prosper as we added a total of twelve new chapters to our ranks. What began with the Atlanta Parrot Head Club 20 years ago has grown exponentially as we ended 2010 with an all-time high of 240 chapters in the United States , Canada and Australia … 3 different countries, 47 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Our total membership showed another increase of 3.1% with almost 28,000 dedicated, fun-loving Parrot Heads amongst the ranks. Again, it’s apparent that the “ParrotHead Nation” is not only alive and well, but continues to thrive.

Now, for the big news … With the economy still in a stagnant state, Parrot Head Clubs collectively raised for and/or donated more than $2.9 million to charitable organizations in 2010, an increase of 5.5% over the previous year. Equally significant, Parrot Heads carried on the tradition of volunteerism as 2010 saw an increase of 15.8% as chapters worldwide donated an estimated 215,000 man-hours to philanthropic and environmental activities. The upshot … In the period 2002 – 2010, Parrot Head Clubs have collectively contributed more than $22 million and approximately 2.7 million man-hours to aid our communities, our environment and our fellow man!

The PHiP commitment to education was again evidenced with our continued endowment of the Mary Loraine “Peets” Buffett Memorial Scholarship awarded annually by the Alumni Association of Jimmy Buffett’s alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi . Additionally, the PHiP scholarship program again awarded scholarships to 3 qualified & worthy candidates after evaluating close to 100 applicants.

In 2010, PHiP retained its National Status with both the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life campaign and the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk program and Parrot Heads continue to be the single largest supporter of the Zonta Club of Key West with contributions made during Meeting of the Minds. For many of our chapters, Special Olympics is a favored cause while many Clubs prepare & serve a monthly meal to their local Ronald McDonald Houses.

And, there’s more to the story! These numbers, while spectacular, do not include those efforts which are not measured by dollars or man-hours and Parrot Heads never cease to amaze in their creativity:

Parrot Heads are always gathering stuff … canned goods, pet supplies, clothing, pop tops, old cell phones, used ink cartridges, and, of course, toys; all distributed to the appropriate agencies that get the goods to where they do the most good. OH, and let’s not forget the trash … Virtually every Club works diligently to keep our nation’s beaches, lakes, and highways clean with regular trash collection sessions.

Parrot Heads are doers … Many chapters sponsor Bowling tournaments, Volleyball tournaments, Golf tournaments, a Cornhole tournament and even a Kickball tournament. Chili and gumbo cook-offs are also favorite fundraisers for a number of Clubs.

Parrot Heads participate … Most all Parrot Head Clubs build and enter a float in their local community parades, be it Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, St. Patrick’s Day … You name it; if there’s a local parade, Parrot Heads will be prancing and no less than two dozen chapters won awards in 2009 for Best of Show, Best Float, etc.

From Poker Runs & Pub Crawls to the dreaded Polar Plunge, the picture is clear … the good deeds that Parrot Heads perform for the benefit of the community, the environment and our fellow man often cannot be measured in quantitative terms, yet are so vital to the recipients and should be a constant source of satisfaction to each of us.

In the annals of PHiP history, 2010 will be recorded as another banner year … We did, in fact, make a difference and we left this world a little better than we found it. Along the way, we managed to have a lot of fun … we cavorted with old friends, we made new friends and, sadly, we bid farewell to far too many beloved friends.

So, to each and every one of you, a heartfelt THANK YOU for a job well done! You truly are “Angels in Tropical Shirts” and you should be very proud of yourselves and your accomplishments.

Spring is here, summer is nigh and the concert season is upon us … Time to do what we do best: Have fun and “Party with a Purpose!”

Till next time, may all your dreams be tropical!

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