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Yearly Membership Thirstday Thursday Get Together

Hello Phellow Parrot Heads, it’s that time of year again for our yearly Thirstday Thursday Get Together.  This year it will again be located at Howl at the Moon.  If pholks have any ideas for next year’s location please feel free to submit to LyndiLu the Membership Director so that she can coordinate the meeting for next year.


All Together Not Altogether ~

WHEN: June 4th
184 High Street
Boston, MA 02110

Complimentary buffet from 6 pm-8 pm
No cover until 8 pm ~ tell them you are with LyndiLu Hoobinoo PHCOEM
Drink Specials available from 4-8 pm
$4.00 Sobieski vodka drinks
$4.00 Don Q rum drinks
$5.00 Dirty Shirley’s & Rum Punch
$3.00 Landshark beer
Dueling Pianos & more

*125 High Street Garage $10
*112 Congress Street Garage at Post Office Square $9


Based on the folks that submitted their application for the BOD positions open for the years 2015-2017 - there was no one else within the club that submitted an application for nomination besides the incumbents.

So please join me in congratulating the following members:

Vice-President – Donna “Mac” McCarthy

Treasurer – Angela Gallant

Membership Director – LyndiLu Hoobinoo

Social Director – Kathy Werner

Congratulations and thank you for stepping up to the plate and giving more time and effort to making this an awesome club for all our members.  I’m proud to have you on the BOD.



President PHCoEM (2014-2016)

PHCOEM BOD Annual Elections Process Starting

Well Phellow Parrot Heads it’s that time of year again where we start the BOD elections for the club.  Per our By-Laws the following positions are open for elections:

Vice-President – Elected in odd numbered years

Treasurer – Elected in odd numbered years

Membership Director – Elected in odd numbered years

Social Director – Elected in odd numbered years

Each officer’s term will consist of two (2) years running from September 1 to August 31 of the second (2nd) year. Each officer will be selected by a vote of the membership as described in Article VII, Elections in the By-Laws.

All nominees must be a Parrot Head Club of Eastern Massachusetts Inc. member in good standing for one year from the nomination deadline and active with a minimum of six Parrot Points.

Nominees shall submit to the BOD their intention to run for office, the office in which they are interested, and biography to support their nomination not later than 1 May.

For full information on the positions and what they entail and the election process – please refer to our By-Laws that can be located on the right navigation bar on our website

Thank you to all that will participate in this process.

Sunshine – President PHCoEM (2014-2015)



SOMA Thank You

As some of us get ready to go to the New England Parrot Head Convention in Mansfield to help raise money for Vermont’s charity I thought you would like to see this wonderful email sent to Deb as the ambassador for this past weekend’s Winter Games volunteer event.
With the theme being Stories We Can Tell – well every time we help by volunteering with an impromptu gathering afterwards or get together for a planned social event, wonderful memories are made.
Thanks to all our members for everything you do if you get a minute go out to their link below and look at the photos from the event.
See some of you this weekend.
President PHCoEM (2014-2016)
May Your Phins Always Take You Safely Home

Dear Deb,


On behalf of Special Olympics Massachusetts, I would like to thank you for your time at our annual Winter Games Olympic Town.  The weekend was such a huge success!  Because of your time and help, our athletes were provided a very exciting and entertaining Olympic Town.  Seeing the athletes have such a phenomenal time is what makes putting all of this together worth it!!


I personally want to thank you for all of your help and support leading up to and on the night of the event. This was my first time planning and organizing such a large event and I don’t think it would have gone as smoothly as it did without your help and expertise. The Parrot Heads really went above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined for Olympic Town. I cannot thank you enough for donating your time, services, and resources to support our cause. Please forward this along to all of the members of your organization because they are just as important and responsible for the success of this event!


Here is the link to our Smugmug account that houses all of the pictures from this wonderful event for your viewing pleasure:


Thank you again for all your help! I hope we cross paths again in the future!


In the Spirit of the Special Olympics,


Kristen J


Kristen Giombetti

Program Intern

Special Olympics Massachusetts

The Yawkey Sports Training Center

512 Forest St

Marlborough, MA 01752



SOMA – Winter Games – Saturday 03/07/2015- Pirates Welcome

Pirates, swashbucklers, wenches and people who simply want to bring smiles to the faces of more than 300 very special athletes…

We need you at Special Olympics Winter Games Dance and Olympic Town at Mechanics Hall in Worcester next Saturday, March 7th. Set up starts at 3:00.

Athletes arrive at 6:00 and we’re going to give them a piratey red carpet welcome followed by piratey games and piratey dancing. Festivities conclude at 9:00.

Please consider helping during part of or the entire time. When else can you dress like a pirate when it’s not Halloween? Parking at the venue is available and passes will be distributed electronically to those of you who confirm that you can join us.


P.S. Donations for the PHCoEM Club Basket for NEPHC 2015 can be dropped off at this event – see LyndiLu


JB Tickets Update

Just a heads up regarding PHCOEM Club Tickets for Buffett….
We have had several members asking if they should also try to get tickets on Monday and I have responded I really don’t know what to say but our allotment was reduced and the requests have gone up….  I have also been asked when will they know if they are getting tickets again cause they don’t want to miss the public sale window and again I reply.. “ I don’t know…I don’t know ” (with Mr. Utley’s keys playing in my head)

What I can let you know is as soon as our NE Ticket Administrator gives us our allotment number tomorrow..we will then be contacting all members who submitted requests personally in order to allow time to make other arrangements to purchase if need be. ..

Love and Luck,

PHCOEM Ticket Coordinator

Passing of Jim Skerry – Founding Father of PHCoEM

My sincerest apologies for not getting this out sooner. I just became aware of his passing this week. Since I like several of you are new to the club and did not personally know Jim – he was one of the Founding Father’s of the Parrot Head Club of Eastern Massachusetts and important to making the club what it is today.

My sympathy goes out to his family and all his Parrot Head friends who he has enjoyed that lifestyle with over the years. Please keep everyone who is related or knew Jim in your thoughts and prayers.

Contributions as a Memorial may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 500 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981

A Memorial Mass for James will be held on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden at 9AM. A time of visitation and reflection will be held for James at Weir MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Thursday, May 7th, from 4 – 8 PM.

This is the link to his obituary for more information.

Jimmy Buffet Concert Ticket Requests – Aug 15, 2015

It’s that time of year again to inform you of the Jimmy Buffett concert coming up in August. However, as normal we need to know very quickly who is interested and get payment for the tickets before we place the final count for PHCOEM. Please review the page to the right under Events that says 2015 Jimmy Buffet Tickets for full information about requesting tickets. You have until Tues, February 24th, 2pm to put in requests.


Happy New Year from the Prez


I wanted to give you an update on how the club did in 2014 – we ended the year with 218 members, we participated in 34 Charitable/Social events, volunteering 1493.5 hours and raising $13,198.00 and helping Springfield Boys and Girls Club to raise $116,000 with our tree donation which was one of 140.  A HUGE THANK YOU from me and the BOD.

For those that volunteer and donate to other organizations, you are also awesome in my book.  Most of us do this volunteering and charity work because it’s the right thing to do and we don’t look for recognition.  But I want to make sure that you all know how much I truly appreciate what you all do and how you represent Parrot Head Club of Eastern Mass.

Our secretary Lizzy (L12)  listened to you and put together a printable version of the calendar for you that she put in the Newsletter and we created a separate page to post the calendars if you want to print it, you can find it on the right navigation bar of our web page.  Hopefully this will help you be able to keep track of all the wonderful things that we have going on.

Some asked about the bus trip and Elena is busy working out the details of that event and as soon as we have them we will let you know.

If there is an event whether Charity or Social that you would like to see the club participate in, please do not hesitate to bring it to any of the board members and with the new Parrot Heads without Borders you will get credit for it even if we can’t make it an official club sponsored event.

January is our membership renewal month, which you can do either via the web page or by sending a check to PHCoEM – Membership, P.O. Box 714, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Holiday Hangover Party in Marlboro on the 24th.  For those that were able to purchase tickets you are in for a great time.

May you all enjoy a safe, healthy and prosperous 2015.  Looking forward to seeing you around at some of our wonderful events.

Thank you for being you!

Sunshine – President PHCoEM (2014-2015)

Happy Holidays From the Prez

I would like to take this time to thank all of you for being part of the PHCoEM Phamily and for doing all that you have done over the year for our charities and for each other.  The support and love you show all year through is truly a testament to the wonderful people you are and I’m honored to know all of you.

So if you are traveling this holiday season, I wish you a safe journey.  For those staying home here’s wishing you a very safe, healthy and happy holiday season whatever you celebrate.

Here’s looking forward to a year full of wonderful events and spontaneous get togethers in 2015. 

From my family to yours Cheers!!

Sunshine & Aimlessly Wandering Richard