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Lime Times
Lime Times
APRIL 2015
Presidents View From The Upper Deck
Greetings Phlockers.
Once again the birthday
party was a success and St.
Francis Animal shelter will
be receiving a nice donation
from our club. This was possible through the hard work
and effort of the birthday
party committee. Thanks to
all that helped and donated
their time and items for raffles. Also a “Thank You” to
all that attended our “Eighth
Trip Around The Sun”.
events are always fun and a
great way to socialize and
introduce new parrots to the
phlock. Any ideas from the
phlock on phun outings are
always welcomed. Look at
the web page to keep updated on club activities. Scott is
doing a phantastic job at
keeping it updated. Pictures
of activities are always a
The board has discussed several options and events for
the summer such as a picnic
social and possibly the tailgate at the Miner’s ballpark
again this year. These
As some have noticed, the
phlockings have now been
moved to the second Monday
of each month. The suggestion was made by the membership in the hopes of raising the attendance to the
phlockings. Taking it one
step farther, since we are the
Southern Illinois Parrothead
Club, we are going to move
meetings around to different
communities every so often
in hopes of getting more local
attention and reduce the
The purpose of our Parrothead club is to be a social
club that promotes friendships and social activities
for people with similar
interests including the
tropical spirit of Jimmy
Buffett’s style of music,
Caribbean travel and an
island inspired lifestyle.
Hopefully winter and cold
weather is behind us and it’s
time to break out the phlipphlops, flowery shirts, coconut bras and grass skirts for
some summer phun.
driving distance for other
Parrotheads in the club. Future meetings have been
planned for Harrisburg and
Whittington. Once again,
suggestions are always welcomed.
In closing, I would like to
urge all of our phlock to attend phunctions by our club
and sister clubs. There are a
lot of great Parties for a Purpose going on in the entire
Parrothead organization.
Check them out. Listen to
some great trop-rock music
and maybe get some sand in
your phlip-phlops.
Until next time, keep the
blender full of margaritas
and salt water on your
Inside this issue:
Treasurer Tidbits
I would like to congratulate our club
members on another successful year of
helping keep us financially sound,while
also supporting two successful fundraisers benefiting our community charities.
We started the year with a balance of
$3,949.37 & ended with a balance
of$3,281.53. Our" 7th trip around the
sun", netted $2,350 for the H group to
assist with supervised Group housing
in our local towns. Our bocce tournament in September netted us $ 500 for
Habitat for Humanity.
Along with our fundraisers, we
were able to host an after Christmas
party for our members, as well as a
FUN tailgate on Buffet nite @ the Miners ballpark( complete with Chef Tom's
awesome burgers & delicious Sangrias
prepared by our own, John Plunk.
Our major purchase this year was
a computer, program & laminator to
assist our membership chair in keeping
all paid member lists "up to date" & to
provide name tags for all new members.
bers are aware that the club wants to
continue to provide a memorial to honor
any close family members lost.
My GOAL for this coming year ( in addition to my duties),
1, to design & put in place, an
Event reporting sheet to be used for all
future fundraisers, complete with committee names.
2. Be responsible for ALL deposits & Disbursements of the club.
3. To ensure that all new mem-
Trash Pick-up MAY 16TH
I know what you are thinking….how
can picking up trash be fun. It actually
is a really fun event and with lots of
phlockers we can be done in less than 2
hours. We will meet at the corner of Rt.
13 and Rt. 166 at 10:00 A.M. Rumor
has it the phlocker that finds the
drunken parrot will win a very valuable
prize that is priceless. Afterwards we
head to Lafiesta in Marion for lunch
and Margaritas. I would suggest wearing a bright colored shirt or purchase a
cheap orange hunting vest and gloves.
Invite your friends, family or anyone
that would like to participate. The more
people we have the quicker this will go.
Who will find the drunken
Membership Minute
Thanks to everyone that has renewed
your membership for 2015. Your continued support helps SIPHC raise much
needed funds for various groups in
need. I am currently working to update
our email list and new members should
be getting your badges soon. If you
know anyone who likes the laid back
island style and loves to contribute to
the community please encourage them
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to attend a meeting and see what our
club is all about. Applications are
available on the club website
Director of Membership
Lime Times
Wow….we all survived another trip
around the sun. A big shout out goes to
Wendie Rongey for all her hard work
and dedication she puts into planning
one amazing fundraising event. Also,
thank you to those that sold tickets,
made table decoration, collected raffle
baskets, helped decorate the KC Hall
the list goes on and on. Thanks to all
your efforts we were able to make a
$2000.00 dollar donation to St. Francis
Animal Shelter. Southern Drawl Band
put on a good show everyone in attendance was dancing the night away. Congratulations to everyone that won baskets and especially the Ruehmkorff’s
for winning the “cooler of booze”. Looks
like the party is at your house this sum-
mer. We will start planning for the 9th
Trip Around the Sun very soon. We are
always open to suggestions for next
years entertainment. Email
[email protected] with suggestions.
Check out photos from the party on
the website and if you have any you
would like to share email them to [email protected]
Phins UP and thanks again for making the 8th Trip Around the Sun a
memorable one.
Thanks to everyone that came out to
hear Mike Broward and Jerry Gontang
at Two Joes Bar and Grill in Whittington. We all had some awesome food
and the guys put on a good show. Mike
and Jer played some Island music for
us and even threw in a little classic
rock throughout the evening. Uncle Si
from Duck Dynasty made a surprise
visit also. We hope to have more socials
in the future with various trop rock
musicians passing thru the area.
These socials are a great way to hear
some very talented musicians.
A little known fact about singer/
songwriter Jimmy Buffett is that Jimmy lost his cell phone on May 28, 2005,
at Brisa Atlantica, a Cuban restaurant
in Delray Beach, Fla. Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, George Strait, Alan
Jackson, Clint Black, George Clooney,
Bill Gates and Harrison Ford were
among the high-profile entries in Buf-
APRIL 2015
fett's contact list on his Sony Ericsson
phone. The busboy who found his phone
was fired after crank calls were allegedly made to Bill Clinton. The Secret Service visited his home and the phone was
seized and returned to Buffett, although the sim card was missing.
Concert Dates:
JUNE 4TH St. Louis
JUNE 23rd Cincinnati
JUNE 27th Chicago
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Hello Phlockers
First off let me say Limes Times will be a work in process for me and I’m open for any suggestions you
may have. This is YOUR club and if you want something put in the next issue or if you want something put on the
website please do not hesitate to contact me. Future issues will include a “Member Spotlight” , Recognize new
members and club member birthdays for the quarter.
Don't forget to check out the website on a regular basis as information, photos
and events are updated on a regular basis. The website is getting re-designed and we hope to have it online soon.
We still need photos for the website so email me at [email protected] any you may have.
Do not hesitate to contact me with event suggestions.
Scott Hall
Director of Events
April 13th Monthly Meeting Location 17th Street BBQ Marion
April 16th-19th Parrothead Rendevouz in Panama City Beach, FL
May 11th Monthly Meeting Location Two Joes Whittington
May 16th Trash Pickup We will meet at the corner of Route 166 and Route 13 at 10:00AM
June 8th Monthly Meeting Location Wooded Hills Harrisburg
June 11th-15th Phlocking of the Phaithful at Put in Bay, OH
June 13th Relay for Life at Marion Junior High School.
June 13th Jimmy Buffet night at Southern Illinois Miners
June 27th Kelly on the Lake. See Attached Flyer
Board Members 2015
Deon Harrison—President [email protected]
Karen Plunk—Vice-President [email protected]
Edie Rivers—Treasurer [email protected]
Pam Harrison—Secretary [email protected]
Jan Meredith– Member @ Large [email protected]
Renee Preston- Director of Membership [email protected]
Scott Hall - Director of Events [email protected]

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