Are you a life loving, carefree, socially conscious person who enjoys the lifestyle depicted in the music of Jimmy Buffett. Then you are one of those ‘people our parents warned us about’... a Parrot Head! Besides the social aspect of getting together and enjoying the company of others, there is a serious side of Parrot Head-ism. Concerned with
social and environmental mental issues, we come together to address these issues and act upon them to give back to the communities in which we live.
Parrot Head Clubs around the world help their communities by being involved with local charities and environmental concerns. Members have more fun than anyone volunteering, hosting charity events and giving back to their communities.
Parrot Head Club of The Northern Tropics
Our members are life loving, carefree, socially conscious individuals who enjoy the lifestyle depicted in the music of Jimmy Buffett. Besides the social aspect of getting together and enjoying the company of others, there is a serious side of Parrot Head-ism. Concerned with social and environmental issues, they will come together to address these issues and act upon them to give back to the communities in which they live.
Parrot Head Clubs around the world have been helping their communities by being involved with local charities and environmental concerns. The Parrot Heat motto ‘Party With A Purpose" is more than just a motto, Clubs give back by donating time and money to make the world a better place. No one has more fun raising money and lending a helping hand than Parrot Head Club Members.
All this madness started with one club in Atlanta [Founder, Scott Nickerson) and has blossomed into a network of over 200 clubs around the U.S. plus international clubs based in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Australia.
Here’s your chance to join a Club that’s all about GIVING, giving back to the community, giving our youth opportunities to feel the joy of giving and sharing, giving ourselves the satisfaction of good deeds done
The Parrot Head Club of The Northern Tropics was founded and became a Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. (PHIP) Charter Member in June of 2008. PHIP is a Not-For-Profit Corporation, whose purpose is to assist in community and environ-mental concerns and provide a variety of social activities for people who are interested in the music of Jimmy Buffett and the tropical lifestyle he personifies.
Who are these people called Parrot Heads? They are your neighbors, the fireman, the policeman, and your dentist might be a parrot head or your lawyer. Maybe your boss has a closet full of Hawaiian shirts he breaks out on weekends, or what about the girl in the cubicle next to yours. Parrot Heads are all around you, united by a love of Jimmy Buffett’s music and a desire to give something back, to leave the world a better place than when they found it.
Parrot Head Clubs are not just Jimmy Buffett fan clubs: they are social, charitable and environmental organizations. Many are 501©(3) Non profit organizations. Through their magnificent efforts local Parrot Head Clubs have supported over 500 different charitable and environmental organizations. A list of these can be found on the Parrot Heads In Paradise, Inc. web site www.phip.com.
Parrot Head Club of The Northern Tropics is a sanctioned chapter of Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. (PHIP), which has numerous chapters worldwide. Additional information on PHIP clubs may be found through the Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. web line. Although the Parrot Head Club of The Northern Tropics (PHCoTNT) is recognized by Jimmy Buffett and his business interests, it is not directly associated with MCA Records, Island Records, Margaritaville Records, Mailboat Records or HK Management.
The terms Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, Parrot Head(s), Parrothead(s), Parrot Head Club, Parrothead Club, and PHC are registered trademarks of Margaritaville, Inc., as well as all of Mr. Buffett's song titles and lyrics. As such as they should never be used for the pursuit of profit.
Club membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
What is a Parrot Head?
They never fail to ask when we appear in mass,
What makes you wear those crazy clothes and imitate an ass?
The answer isn't simple, but then again it is,
It's really just a frame of mind around Jimmy Buffett’s biz.
It’s sitting in a traffic jam and picturing a beach,
A far off island in the sea that’s just beyond your reach,
A flowered shirt, a crazy hat, a cheeseburger in your hand
A beach chair at an awesome park with a Trop-Rock music band.
By day we may be doctors and lawyers and don a 3-piece suit.
By night the margaritas flow and grass skirts look so cute,
With sailing songs and steel drum beats the stress can melt away,
And if you haven’t tried it, don’t knock it, as they always say.
We celebrate the pirate life, the hula girls and rum,
A bunch of crazy drinkin’ folk we have been called by some.
Dancing barefoot, squeezing limes, it is a tropical circus,
But hold the bashing and keep in mind, we Party with a Purpose.
So welcome to this phlocking - we hope that you’ll be kind.
Beyond the beaks and feathers you'll certainly no doubt find
The greatest bunch of people that take charity to heart,
That welcomes anyone with the urge to play a part.
Fins Up Everybody!
Carol Ewald, President
Santa Barbara Parrot Head Club 2009
PARROT HEADS IN PARADISE SCHOLARSHIP
Amount: Three awards: first: $5,000; second: $3,000; third: $2,000
Eligibility: Children or Grandchildren (or Wards) of Parrot Head Club members (Also eligible, members who are at least 21 years old at application)
Criteria: High School Graduates (or equivalent) attending Post Secondary Schools
Description: The Scholarship is for current Parrot Head Club Members or their children or grandchildren, for post secondary education. This program was established in 2008. Three scholarships will be awarded in 2009. 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. Additional Criteria for this scholarship includes: High School cumulative grade point must be 2.5 or higher, or School Entrance Test Scores must be in the top 40%. Highest consideration given to applicants who demonstrate previous examples of participation and leadership for civic, environmental, charity and / or Parrot Head Club work. High consideration given to applicants who will be pursuing a course of study that leads to a degree, certification, or credentials.
Financial need: will be considered, but will not be necessary for application or award.
Essay: the application contains questions or statements, which require an essay response. These essays are part of the application process and are very important for the award.
To Apply: complete the Parrot Head Scholarship Application found in the file area of the Club Leaders List. Please ask your club president or club contact to print an application for you and mail to: President PHiP, 2828 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln NE 68502. Have your school send grade verification to the same address.
Selection: the Board of Directors of PHiP as of March 15, of each application year, will appoint the selection committee.
Deadline for applicants is March 15th of each year, for enrollment for fall term (or equivalent). Students may apply yearly; the awards will be given annually, based on a new application process