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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

4th of July

As we approach the 4th of July – please make note of the changes in where the TTs are for this holiday week.

Changes In Latitudes,Changes In Attitudes..Changes for July TT

We’re taking off for a week this month
Just to try to celebrate the 4th this year.
All of the faces and all of the places,
will meet on the 9 th, we ain’t disappeared..
Just those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes..
Have a Phabulous Safe July 4th cause we care !!!

July TT for SEoB will be on Friday the 3rd
at the
Jetty’s in Marshfield…
278 Ocean Street in Brant Rock, Marshfield

Jon Fratassio & Friends featuring Tony Q will be back together playing
while the Fireworks fill the air over the water creating the perfect setting
for us to Join Together for a Special Team Drink to Celebrate
The “40 th” Anniversary of our very own Winnie & Joe Rose !!!

There is a $5 cover charge at the door..the band starts at 9:30

Please contact me if you plan to attend..
we will need a head count for table space
and Passport Rewards..
many of you only need one more destination !!!
Thank You

** PLEASE Bring your PASSPORT for this Special Destination !!!

Have a phabulous 4th Phriends !!!


Membership Director
Parrot Head Club of Eastern MA

Membership Pool Party 2015

Phellow Parrot Heads, PHCoEM members Shawn and Tiffany Davis have graciously offered to hold this year’s membership pool party at their home in Southbridge on Saturday, August 1, 2015 after the Pan Mass Challenge.

As always, please bring a dish to share whether it be an appetizer, side dish or dessert.  It is also a BYOB.

We will be pulling the Big Summah Raffle items at this time, you need not be present to win, as long as you put your name and phone number on the back of your tickets.  Which we will be selling at the Thirstday Thursday events and any other event that we happen to have during the months of June and July.  If you would like tickets and cannot attend an event – send a check made out to PHCOEM and put BigSummahRaffle in the comments with the total dollar value that you want along with an email to no later than the second week in July to ensure we get it in the mail.  We will get your tickets into the bucket and return the other side to you if you include a self addressed stamped envelope.

To see the prizes and the ticket costs open and/or print the attached flyer.



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