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New Events For Dec 2015

We have 2 new events that we will be participating in for Dec 2015 that we have not done in the past. Both of these awesome events are being coordinated by Toni Astore as the Ambassador with help from some others. The first is on Sunday, Dec 6th which is the Taunton Parade. Come in your finest Pirate attire and walk with us through the street of Taunton. Line-up location and time will be available soon. Parade starts at noon so look to be there probably around 10-10:30am. We will have some vehicles and thanks to Ron & Stephanie Moitoza they will be pulling their boat that we are going to decorate. We will have some give-aways (Red Stylus pens with PHCoEM information on it). We will also have some little pirate coins and Tootsie Rolls to pass out to the kids. So if you want to come help us try and recruit new members we would greatly appreciate it.

The second is on Saturday Dec 12th – Wreaths Across America – Bourne National Cemetary

Last year, Toni Astore and Kelly Connerton spent a very moving morning supporting Wreaths Across America. They joined a small group of veterans on a very cold early morning and unloaded a truck full of wreaths to lay at the graves of the servicemen and women layed to rest there.

Each wreath was laid at the grave, with a prayer and a salute. They had the honor of assisting some families as they laid wreaths at the graves of their loved ones.

For Kelly, the most moving part of her day was laying the wreath at the grave of a young soldier who never saw his 22nd birthday. He lost his life in Iraq barely a year before and his parents were there grieving for him. They were very appreciative of the simple prayer and salute they honored him with.

We don’t always get to see how the things we do affect others. All you Parrot Heads do so much for your communities. We hope you can find your way to meet us Saturday December 12th at the Bourne National Cemetery.

Sgt M Dennis Mills. at Bourne National Cemetery is our contact. He is happy to have two shifts of people helping. One the early shift 7:45am at Bourne the main driveway in….will be with Toni & Kelly and their group of vets. They stay for the ceremony and then leave. The second group can go to the ceremony do the wreathes and then leave. When Toni heard from her group of vets they will tell her how many volunteers then could use.. maybe 12. The second group can be whoever shows up (at 11:30am) Toni will have a contact from Wreathes Across American for the second shift to report to.

To donate to this organization please visit this website.

Weekend Update

All I can say is what another incredible weekend for PHCoEM and all the volunteering and fun social gatherings.

Thank you to my 2 little helper Elves Angela Gallant and Debbie Beauregard for helping to set-up the wonderful xmas tree that several folks helped to decorate and donate gifts for.  It was another successful year doing the Island Getaway themed tree decorating.  We already have a theme for next year “A Pirate’s Life for Me!”  So get those creative juices going and keep an eye out on the horizon for any little goodies to make this a special one.


Then on Saturday we had 2 awesome events that folks were able to attend the Turkey Trot 5K and the Operation Troop Support package delivery.

The first was the annual Turkey Trot for Best Buddies thank you Kathy for being the ambassador every year for this event.  It was an early riser one where we were there for 6:30am to help set-up and work the registration area, thank god for Dunkin Donuts coffee.  We then went back to Marcia’s house for a wonderful social gathering brunch, all the food was yummy.



The second event on Saturday was Operation Troop Support for the holiday package stuffing, card making and delivery to the post office. Thank you so much to Jean Duffill for being the Ambassador. We had Keets at this one and that is so awesome to see.


Thank You Veterans

I wanted to personally thank all our members who are Veterans and those that are currently Serving in our Armed Forces. Please take a moment to thank all the Veterans and Armed Services folks and remember with prayers or silent thoughts those that have lost their lives to ensure all our freedom.

I do this every chance I get and hope that you also remember these brave folks not only on Veterans Day but all year long.


Weekend Update

WOW another awesome weekend with Parrot Heads having PHUN and raising money for a good cause all at the same time.  Last year we sold t-shirts and raffled off a shot ski and made $500 for Susan G. Komen, this year we had the Halloween party with entertainment, games, 50/50 and shot ski and we made $581 for Susan G. Komen, what an awesome, caring, fun loving group we have.

Thank you to everyone for bringing some awesome food to share and for dressing up in costumes, some very creative ones.  Congratulations to Donna “Mac” McCarthy for winning best costume and Judy Holewa for most original design.


Special thanks so much to The Island Castaways Band who not only performed some great music, but dressed up and participated  in the games.  We LOVE you guys.

Weekend Update

All I can say is WOW what a wonderful PHUN weekend we had with Parrotheads.

Thank you to the 15 Parrot Heads (Donna Mac, Donna Bibaud, Carol Shapiro, Ken Siris, Deb Beauregard, Angela Gallant, Eleana, & Bobby Pouliot, Carrie & Ed McNeil, Marcia Bixby, Trish and Bob Murphy, Mike Crowley) and 2 non-members (Carol’s grandson Ryan and Elena’s son Dominic) for helping out at the SOMA Sr Games in Mashpee. We couldn’t feed ~300 Athletes, Coaches and volunteers without all your help.  Mac and I talked with Angela from SOMA afterwards and she said it was the first time that there were absolutely no complaints regarding the lunches, so KUDOS to an awesome staff that kept everything going and made it a great day for all.

Then on Sunday 6 parrot heads (Tom & Wendy Foxon, Carol Shapiro, Diane Xenalis, Donna Mac) and 1 non-member (Carol’s cousin Christine) braved the chillier for some weather and worked directing and cheering the walkers at Great Woods for the Walk for Autism in support of Jake’s Team.  We even made the t-shirt.


DON’T FORGET THIS WEEKEND -  Saturday October 24th, 2015 there is down in Plymouth an AWESOME Halloween Party to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness – but more importantly to get together and have PHUN!!!!   You can purchase tickets at the door and via PayPal before Saturday.  If you haven’t mailed your check in by now, sorry – you’ll have to pay at the door since we won’t receive it in time.

Hope to see you all there for the PHUN and excitement of playing games, dancing to The Island Castaways Band, a Tarot Card reader and don’t forget to bring some awesome scary dish to share, because there will be alcohol, this is a 21+ only event.  Where else can you go and have so much fun for just $10.





Weekend Updates

Thank you to all that came out for the Diabetes walk or who donated money to this new charitable cause that we participated in on Sat 9/26.  Those of us who participated decided it would be an awesome event to do every year and are already planning for next year and Brew City is a great place to have a little social afterwards where we ended up raising some money for Wounded Warrior by purchasing beer glasses.  We are an awesome group.

Just a friendly reminder we have 2 awesome volunteer events happening this coming weekend.

The first is on Sat Oct 3rd and it’s the Habitat for Humanity in Worcester,  we will be serving breakfast at 9am and lunch at 1pm.  We will have 2 grills, 2 ezups, tables and we ask you bring a chair and some food to share.  There will be approximately 25 volunteers working on the house and then we figure we’ll have about 20 volunteers feeding them.   If you want to help volunteer with the building that’s fine too.  If you can’t make it but would like to donate something, let Deb, Angela or Sunshine know and we’ll make arrangements to get it from you.  We are looking for food that is easily prepared and doesn’t really need heating.  We will have some steam tables available.

The second is Sunday Oct 4th and we usually do this as a co-club event with WMPHC.  So if you are interested in showing up we will be handling registration and a water stop.  Any questions please let Sunshine know.  We usually go to Brew City in Worcester afterwards for lunch.  Hope you can join us.

Here’s the information from the walk volunteer person.

Thank you for again coming to the Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday October 4th at Quinsigamond Community College! It takes a lot of volunteers to make the day run smoothly and we appreciate your help.
Your volunteer assignment will be to help with “Registration” and “Water Stop”

Please arrive at Quinsigamond by 7:00am and check in at Volunteer Registration. This will be located in the area marked 11 on the attached map. The folks who check you in will then direct you to Angela Floro, who is the registration captain. We would like to split up your group, half helping with the Water Stop the other half helping with registration.  
Thank you so much for your help and we look forward to seeing you on 10/4. Please note that the event will be held RAIN or SHINE!

Halloween Party Update

2015 PHCoEM Halloween Party

As Most of you are aware October is Cancer Awareness Month. Last year we sold T-shirts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation we raised $500 for this great charity by selling t-shirts and additional raffle tickets for the shot-ski.

This year in honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month, we will be raffling off a Halloween Shot Ski and doing a 50/50 raffle at the party to raise money for Susan G. Komen foundation.
Below is the shot ski (sorry so long had to cut and paste some of the photos), that we will be raffling off. For this raffle you need not be present to win. Just put your name and phone number on the back so that we can get in touch with you.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, the price is $5.00 each, 3 for $10.00 and 10 for $20.00. Make your check payable to PHCOEM and put in the note section the number of tickets you want to purchase. Mail check or money order to PHCOEM – Halloween Raffle Tickets, P.O. Box 714, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 and post mark no later than Oct 10, to ensure we get them in On time. If you want your half of the tickets back, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you want email notification that we have received your request, please include your email address with your request.



Can you say  Parrotheads are AWESOME!!!    Well they are and here’s one of the reasons why:

Ernie & Ellie Fratangelo are opening up their home tomorrow for a pool party with the Southern Drawl Band.

The location:  Ernie & Ellie Fratangelo, 124 Lynn Street, Peobody, MA 01960

The Date & Time:  Sunday, August 30, 2015 3pm

The Details:  It’s a pass the bucket for the bands awesome music, BYOB, a side dish to share and anything you would like to cook on the grill.

So go on over for a wonderful time with great friends.   And a huge Thank You to Ernie & Ellie for opening up their home to everyone.

Hello from the Prez

Ahoy fellow Parrot Heads, can you believe summer is coming to a close and schools are preparing to open up and welcome back students. Hopefully you’ve all had a summer full of fun and laughter and unfortunately tears for those we have lost, but we shall keep them alive in our hearts through the wonderful memories we have of them.

With another Jimmy Buffett concert at Great Woods over and stored into the long list of wonderful memories, we want to remind you all of the fall line-up of fun and exciting things to do.

First off we have the Ellis Haven camping at the end of August, then we have the Diabetes walk the end of September and the Alzheimer’s co-club event at the beginning of October, SOMA Sr. Games down the Cape mid-Oct and of course the Halloween party that so many of you asked us to bring back.

So thanks to Carol Shapiro for putting this Halloween party tradition back on the books. Click on the right navigation pane that says 2015 Halloween Party for the information to help you start planning for this awesome event.

Then we have a really great contingent going to MOTM’s this year, so looking forward to my first one and having PHUN with everyone.

Look for more fun and exciting news coming out in our Oct Newsletter.

We have a great group of Pholks and I’m proud of all that we do. Thank you for being you!!!

Phins Up
President PHCoEM 2014-2016

Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) & Membership Pool Party

PMC 2015 — Saturday August 1, Wrentham MA

Calling all Parrot Heads…

Wrentham Water Stop needs yo
u!!   Same location as last year:
303 Shear St, Wrentham, MA 02093

 Please be there as close to 7 am as possible (last year the first riders arrived @ 6:30 am)

We will be directing traffic (cars and bikers) as well as CHEERING the riders as they enter our water stop.

If you would like a volunteer T-shirt..
DEADLINE to order 7/26 !!!
Please email Diane with your size..

Our own “Charlie DeMarco” will again be riding.. please donate:

We will be Partying For a Purpose following the race at the PHCOEM 2015 Membership Pool Party

Hosted by Tiffany & Shawn Davis 131 Elm Street, Southbridge, Ma.
Thank You,
Lyndi Lu