Southern Wisconsin Parrot Head Club

Welcome to our beach house on the web!

We meet at 7:30PM on the last Wednesday of the month in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr), and have Social Happy Hours once a month -- see the calendar for this month's Happy Hour location!

Friday, December 31, 2010

January Happy Hour - 5:30PM on 1/14 at Madisons!

The January happy hour is Friday, January 14th at Madisons downtown (114 N. King Street)!

Michelle and Craig will be there around 5:30 to get things rolling!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

January 2010 Upcoming PHIP, Club and Trop Rock Events

More Trop Rock and faraway club events are on the 2011 Trop Rock and PHIP Events calendar... Coming up: Save the Date

Friday, December 3, 2010

2010 Holiday Party - 6:30 on December 15th at Angelos

The Annual LOCS Holiday Party is coming up at 6:30PM on December 15th at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

The party is $5 for dinner and two free drinks. Please also bring cash to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank and supplies for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.

Bring a Buffett or tropical gift valued at $15-$20 for the gift exchange! Handmade and creative gifts encouraged!

This event is, unfortunately, members-only, but it's never too late to send in a membership form!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

December Happy Hour with Chuck Bayuk - 6:30PM on 12/3 at Talula's!

The December Happy Hour is at 6:30 on Friday, December 3rd at Talula, 802 Atlas Ave in Madison (near the intersection of Cottage Grove Rd and Stoughton Rd). Chuck Bayuk plays at 6:30, so that's the official start, but some of us will probably be there earlier to secure tables!

Come on down for some Buffett covers and other good music from Chuck and a good time with friends!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Monthly Meeting - 7PM on 11/24 at Angelos

Our next monthly meeting is coming up in a week! We're meeting at 7PM on November 24th at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

We'll be voting for the new board members - the slate is coming out via email to all members in good standing! We'll also be voting on our new meeting location (Angelo's, Talulah, or Vintage.)

There will be a social half-hour at 7:00, followed by the meeting at 7:30.

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend! (But only members in good standing may vote!)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 Pirate Pub Plunder - Friday 11/19 at 6:30!

The 2010 Pirate Pub Plunder is this Friday!

$10 to join in the fun (and get beads and badge that you're part of our group in case your piratey attire doesn't make it obvious enough) - which goes to support the Dane County Humane Society! Of course, people will also ask us why we're dressed and drinking like pirates, in which case we'll collect even more donations. Some of the specials below are the normal bar specials, but others are just for people with our beads and badges!

5:30 - The Bayou
Grub & Grog
7:30 - Brocach Irish Pub
$5 Blackbeard - $5 Noble Rogue - $5 Stoli Doli Pineapple Martini
9:00 - The Tiki Shack
$2 Landshark Pints - 2-4-1 Rum Punches ($3) - $2 Washington Apple or Kamikaze Shots
10:30 - The Brickhouse
$3 Dirty Birds - $3.50 Three Olives Mixers - 2 for $5 PBArrrr Tallboys
12:00 - The Vintage
$3 Bacardi & Captain Mixers - $0.50 Off Vintage Brewing Co. Beers - $2 Apple Pie Shots, $4.00 Apple Pie Rocks

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scott Kirby at Brink Lounge 11/21/2010 at 7:30

Scott Kirby is playing the Brink Lounge (the old "Buy and Sell" shop on East Washington at Blount Street, downstairs from The High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring) on Sunday, November 21st at 7:30PM!

Tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show. To reserve your tickets please call 608-661-8589 and leave a message for Elizabeth with your name, number of tickets, and contact information.

Get there early to get a table!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Happy Hour - 5PM 11/12 at Great Dane Downtown

The November happy hour is Friday, November 12th downstairs at the Great Dane's downtown location (123 E. Doty Street)!

We'll be meeting a bit early this month to try to get in before the hockey crowd! Jon (and probably Maureen and Biz) will be there around 5PM in the downstairs bar.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Monday, November 1, 2010

2011 Trop Rock and PHIP Chapter Events

There's lots of good Trop Rock and PHIP Chapter events going on. Check back often, we'll add more events as they arise.

Subscribe to our calendars:

  • PHIP and Other Club's Events: RSSiCal -- Events sponsored by Parrot Heads in Paradise or other PHIP clubs
  • Other National Events: RSSiCal -- Other National events (probably music and charity related) that we think are relevant

2011 Events

2012 Events

..Gathered from around the web. Particularly useful sites:

Below this line, dragons lie...

Below this are events with dates in 2010 that I haven't had time to confirm 2011 dates, or for which no 2011 information seems to be available...

If all else fails, you can try looking at last year's events list .. Maybe there is some info there that will help you find what you are looking for?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Board Meeting 7PM 11/15/2010 at Blue Moon

The board will be meeting at 7PM on November 15th, 2010. We'll be meeting to finalize the slate of candidates for the election and to discuss some other housekeeping issues.

All members are welcome at the board meeting, but only board members may vote on issues.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Monthly Meeting - 7PM on 10/27 at Angelos

Our next monthly meeting is coming up in a week! We're meeting at 7PM on October 27th at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr). We'll be trying it out as a possible new meeting place!

Bring your nominations for the elections, yourself or someone else (you might want to check with him or her first), Secretary, Membership Director, Volunteering Director and Social Director are up for a vote! Check the bylaws (pages 2 and 3) for descriptions!

There will be a social half-hour at 7:00, followed by the meeting at 7:30.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October Happy Hour - Chili Cook Off and Bonfire at Mary's

The October Happy Hour is This Friday (10/8), we'll be having a chili cook off and bonfire at Mary's house (email us if you need directions) from 6:30-11PM.

Bring your favorite chili, bread or hors d' oeuvres! Mary will provide some margaritas and beer as well as fabulous prizes for the winner of the chili cook off!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September Monthly Meeting - 7PM on 9/29 at Vintage Brewing

Our next monthly meeting is coming up next week! We're meeting at 7PM on September 29th at Vintage Brewing Company (formerly JT Whitney's) at the corner of Odana Rd and Whitney Way. We'll be trying out Vintage Brewing as a possible new meeting place!

There will be a social half-hour at 7:00, followed by the meeting at 7:30.

We will be discussing the proposed new bylaws. Please follow the link to documentation on the proposed new bylaws.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Monday, September 6, 2010

September Happy Hour - 5:30PM on Friday 9/10 at The Bayou

The September Happy Hour is at 5:30PM on Friday, September 10th at The Bayou (117 South Butler Street in Downtown Madison)

Jon and Maureen will be there at 5:30 to welcome everybody!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Proposed New By-laws Available

I've finally gotten the time to put the proposed new by-laws online. There are four files:

LOCS By-Laws Changes Summary - 2010-08-31.pdf
An overview list of the changes made. Not a list of all changes, but a line-by-line review of what has changed.
LOCS By-Laws - Markup - 2010-08-31.pdf
The proposed bylaws, shown as changes to the original bylaws. Produced from Microsoft Word with "Track Changes" turned on.
LOCS By-Laws - Final - 2010-08-31.pdf
The proposed bylaws as a clean copy, not showing the changes (easier to read for proofreading and overall comprehension).
LOCS Election Timeline - 2010-08-31.pdf
A visualization of the election and officers in a timeline. I found it helpful in comprehending when the elections should happen.

You should be able to view them online and print them or download them. If you like, you can open the folder and view all of the files.

If you are having problems, or would like individual copies emailed to you, email us. Likewise, please email us any suggestions.

Be prepared to discuss and bring any proposed changes to our next meeting, 7:30PM on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at the Vintage Brewing Company (formerly JT Whitney's) at the corner of Odana Rd and Whitney Way.

For reference, if you are looking for the current by-laws, they are available as a selection in the bar on the right, or click here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ride the Drive - Sunday 10/29/2010

Join us in joining Lance Armstrong on the Madison Ride The Drive on Sunday, 10/29/2010!

We're meeting at the Come Back Inn around 9:00AM for breakfast (and Bloody Marys) before heading up to the square to see Lance speak and take a spin around the loop.

Wear your Parrot Head finest!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August Monthly Meeting - 7PM on 8/25 at Talula

Our next monthly meeting is coming up in a few days! We're meeting at 7PM on August 25th at Talula, 802 Atlas Ave in Madison (near the intersection of Cottage Grove Rd and Stoughton Rd). We'll be trying out Talula as a possible new meeting place!

There will be a social half-hour at 7:00, followed by the meeting at 7:30.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Happy Hour - 5:30 on 8/13 at Christy's Landing

The August Happy Hour is next Friday (August 13th, 2010) at Christy's Landing (2952 Waubesa Avenue on Lake Waubesa.)

Steve will be there to greet everybody at 5:30, hopefully the weather will cooperate and we'll get to sit outside!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Save the date for the 2011 I Shot Six Holes in My Freezer Party!

The Loyal Order of the Caribbean Soul is pleased to announce the...

2011 "I Shot 6 Holes In My Freezer" Party

Saturday, February 19th at the new Sleep Inn & Suites in Madison!

4802 Tradewinds Parkway, Madison, WI 53718
(608) 221-8100 / (800) 4CHOICE

We're having a pool party with music, food, drinks, and a lot of fun. To keep the charity local and environmentally themed, the proceeds will benefit the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison - one of only a few free and donation-supported zoos in the country!

Check back for more information as the date gets closer, but here's what we've got so far:

  • Rooms (regardless of size) are $69 ($79.01 with taxes)
  • There are a number of rooms right along the pool, so we'll be able to use those as hospitality rooms for the party (food, drinks, auction, etc). We'll also have the rooms on the first floor in the corridor closest to the pool area.
  • There's no bar or restaurant at the hotel, so we'll bring our own food and drinks!
  • There is, however, continental breakfast provided.
  • There will be plenty of tropical music to get you in the mood (for what, well, that's up to you).
  • And best of all, the pool area is open 24 hours, so the party won't have to stop!
  • Checkin is 3pm and checkout is 11am.

It's the same night as a Badger vs Gopher Hockey game, so the hotel WILL be packed. Make a reservation early to ensure a spot, and our block closest to the pool releases January 19th. Tell them you're part of the "Madison Parrothead Club".

More information will be posted to the I Shot Six Holes In My Freezer page on the site as we get closer!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Milwaukee Area Parrothead Association Beach Party - 8/7 in Waukesha

MAPA is getting ready for their 1st annual Beach Party!!

The party starts at 2:00pm at Center Court Complex, 815 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Entertainment by:

They’ll be beach volleyball games, bean bag toss, 50/50 raffle, prizes, and other fun! $15 cover charge. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no carry-ins.)

Bring your sunscreen, beach ball and beach chair and come enjoy!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Monthly Meeting and Highway Cleanup - 6:30PM on 7/28 at Morgan's

Our next monthly meeting, and the summer highway cleanup is coming in less than a week, 6:30PM on July 28th at Morgan's in Pine Bluff, 8640 W Mineral Point Rd, corner of Mineral Point (Cty S) and County P. We'll meet in the parking lot at 6:30, clean up the highway and follow with a short meeting at the bar.

In the event of rain, we will still clean. If there is lightning, we'll meet and reschedule cleaning.

Bring work gloves, long pants and boots are recommended because it can be muddy along the road.

New, old, and prospective members are always welcome!

July/August "Local" Trop Rock Events

(OK, a few September dates, too)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July Happy Hour 7/9 at UW Memorial Union Terrace

The July happy hour is this Friday, July 9th at the UW-Madison Memorial Union Terrace. The Union is currently hemmed in by construction, with Observatory Drive closed, Langdon Street one-way inbound and Park Street one way outbound. Best advice is probably to park in the Lake Street ramp (on Lake Street, just before State Street) and walk across Library Mall to the Union.

Kelly is planning to be there at 5:30, and I'm sure Biz will too!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Events for July 2010

Since we had a very abbreviated meeting this month (OK, I forgot), I'm emailing out the events coming up. As always, if you know of anything we're missing, please let us know!

Milwaukee events are sponsored by the Milwaukee Area Parrotheads Association, see their website for more information!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reminder - Monthly Meeting and Scott Kirby on Wednesday 6/30

We all seem to have survived the concert, so it's back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Just a reminder that our next monthly meeting is June 30th, 2010, 6:30PM at The Brink Lounge (the old "Buy and Sell" shop on East Washington at Blount Street, downstairs from The High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring) in Madison.

We'll have a quick business meeting in one of The Brink's private rooms, and we'll retire to the bar for drinks before Scott Kirby plays at 8PM! Tickets for Scott are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, so if you're planning to go to the show, pick up tickets at The Brink or order by phone at 608-661-8589. (No ticket required for the meeting, of course!)

Wear your best Buffett-wear so we can show people that we're here for the music and maybe pick up some new people!

New, old, and prospective members are always welcome!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Buffett at Alpine on 6/25 - 6 Days!

Six days to 'till the Big Top Tour hits Alpine! Get packing and ready!

  • If you think you're on the bus and haven't heard from anybody, check with your "leader" (probably the person who wrote the check), if that fails, email Rick to make sure. If you're looking for a bus, sorry, ours is full.
  • If you are on the bus and haven't signed up to bring something, or haven't heard from us about what we need, contact Biz to check on the list.

If you're not coming on the bus but you'll be at the show, look for us in the parking lot. We'll be getting there early (look toward the front) in a Badger Bus with the LOCS banners flying! We'll have games and prizes (drinks, what else!), so come on down!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Monthly Meeting and Scott Kirby - 6:30 on 6/30 at The Brink Lounge

Our next monthly meeting is June 30th, 2010, 6:30PM at The Brink Lounge (the old "Buy and Sell" shop on East Washington at Blount Street, downstairs from The High Noon Saloon and The Brass Ring) in Madison.

We'll have a quick business meeting in one of The Brink's private rooms, and we'll retire to the bar for drinks before Scott Kirby plays at 8PM! Tickets for Scott are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, so if you're planning to go to the show, pick up tickets at The Brink or order by phone at 608-661-8589. (No ticket required for the meeting, of course!)

Wear your best Buffett-wear so we can show people that we're here for the music and maybe pick up some new people!

New, old, and prospective members are always welcome!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Take a Stake in the Lakes 2010 - July 19th at Goodland Park

It's time for the annual Dane County Take a Stake in the Lakes!  We'll be meeting at Goodland Park on Lake Waubesa (near Christy's Landing) at 10AM.

Bring gloves, rakes (heavy duty garden rakes are best) and shoes to get wet.

We will have t-shirts, water and a cooler of beer for the workers.  Cleanup usually takes about 1 1/2 hours or so, then we head to Christy's for lunch.

Friday, May 28, 2010

June Happy Hour 6/4 at Capital Brewery

The June happy hour is next Friday (6/4/2010) in the Capital Brewery Bier Garten in Middleton (7734 Terrace Avenue, right off of Parmenter in downtown Middleton.)  In case of rain, we will meet at Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton (2259 Deming Way, across the beltline off of University Ave/ Highway 14).

They have no food, so BYO, or perhaps there will be a movement to order pizza from one of the local pizza companies.  If you have a plastic Capital Brewery mug from a previous event, bring it for a discount on your beer!

Steve will be there at 5:30 to greet everybody!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Board and Membership Meetings the Week of 5/24

There's a board meeting on Monday, May 24th, 2010, 6:30PM at Vintage Brewing Company (674 S Whitney Way in Madison -- formerly JT Whitney's), we'll be mainly discussing proposed reworking of the bylaws. The location may change, so watch this space and the calendar to be sure.

Our next monthly meeting is May 26th, 2010, 7PM at Tully's II (6401 Monona Drive) in Monona. There will be a social half-hour at 7, followed by the meeting at 7:30. We will be in their side room (on the right, past the pool tables.)

Updated to add (5/24): There will be a board meeting at 6:30PM preceding the membership meeting.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wisconsin Trop Rock in June!

Wisconsin will be trop rockin' in June! Capped off with Jimmy Buffett on June 26th at Alpine Valley:

The second week of June in nearby (for various definitions of nearby), Rochester, MN, Brent Burns plays on Thursday, June 17th at Thursdays on First and Third and Trop rockin' Rochester at Kahler Grand Hotel is hosting Brent Burns and Jim Hoehn on Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th.

The first week of July finds Scott Kirby at Giovanni's in Rockford, IL on July 2nd, Key Wester in Naperville, IL on July 3rd and at Sky View Lodge in Presque Isle, WI on July 5th.

(Still looking for tickets to Alpine? Give Live Nation a try -- as of this writing there are a number of single seats available in the pavillion.)

Friday, May 7, 2010

May 2010 Happy Hour 5/14 at Cheeseburger In Paradise

The May Happy Hour is next Friday (5/14) at Cheeseburger In Paradise in Greenway Station in Middleton (Greenway Blvd at Demming Way).

We'll be there around 5:30!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some PHIP History and the return of the Silver Chalice

Taken from the January-March 2010 Tradewind Times

On April 1, 1989 approximately 15 Parrot Heads met at Chastain Park (the site of many previous Buffett concerts in Atlanta) for the first official Parrot Head Club meeting, then headed to a local patio bar for margaritas.

By the end of 1992, clubs had emerged in Beaumont, Dallas, New York City, Orlando , Detroit, and New Orleans. The First Annual Parrot Head Convention, or "Meeting of the Minds" as it is fondly referred to, was organized by Jerry Diaz of the Beaumont club to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana , home of the newest Margaritaville Store & Cafe, in late December 1992.

Approximately 80 people attended and all had a fantastic time. After all expenses were deducted from the collected registration fees, $200 was left over and donated to New Orleans Artists Against Hunger & Homelessness. The clubs also "honored" Jimmy Buffett with the "Silver Chalice" lifetime achievement award, which can still be seen high over the register at the Margaritaville store.

In an effort to recognize and pay tribute to some of the people who’ve made significant contributions to the "ParrotHead Nation" over the years and helped craft this organization into what it has become today, the PHiP Board has voted to resurrect the Silver Chalice Lifetime Achievement Award as an annual presentation at Meeting of the Minds.

The award will be presented annually with nominations coming from the general PHiP chapter membership. Further details, including qualification criteria and nomination process will be forthcoming.

Bethel Thank You

Belatedly, the thank you note from Bethel Lutheran Church Food Pantry for our $1,250 donation.

It should be noted... The belated refers to me (jon) getting it on the website, not Bethel Lutheran, they got us the thank you promptly.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This Weekend: Dubuque Phlockers "One Particular Harbour"

Coming up this weekend (5/1) from our friends to the Southwest, the Dubuque Phlockers present One Particular Harbour 2010 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque on May 1st, 2010.

Party with a purpose to the music of A Pirate Over 50, Steve Cavanaugh, and The Cedar Island Band, proceeds benefit Camp Albrecht Acres.

See their website for more information, pricing and registration details!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Meeting Reminder - Board/Membership Meetings 4/28

Just a reminder, our next monthly meetings are on April 28th, 2010 at Tully's II (6401 Monona Drive) in Monona.

The membership meeting will start at 7 with a social half-hour, followed by the meeting at 7:30, a board meeting will precede the membership meeting, starting at 6:30.

We will be in their side room (on the right, past the pool tables.)

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Highway Cleanup - 10AM on 4/24 at Morgan's

Our spring highway cleanup is coming up next Saturday (4/24)! We're meeting at 10AM in the parking lot at Morgan's in Pine Bluff, 8640 W Mineral Point Rd, corner of Mineral Point (Cty S) and County P.

In the event of rain, we will still clean. If there is lightning, we will reschedule to 5/1.

Bring work gloves, long pants and boots are recommended because it can be muddy along the road.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monthly Meetings - 4/28 at Tully's II

Our next monthly meeting is April 28th, 2010, 7PM at Tully's II (6401 Monona Drive) in Monona.

There will be a social half-hour at 7, followed by the meeting at 7:30. We will be in their side room (on the right, past the pool tables.)

A board meeting will precede the membership meeting starting at 6:30.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April Happy Hour 4/9 at Rustic Tavern

Sorry for the last minute notice... The happy hour for April is tomorrow (4/9) at the Rustic Tavern (516 South Park Street). We'll be there around 5, come down for some fun!

Update: if the weather is nice (and it looks like it will be), we'll be across the street in on the patio at La Hacienda (515 South Park Street)!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chuck Bayuk Tonight at Talula!

Chuck and Frankie Lee will be at Talula tonight playing fun tunes and probably more than a little Buffett. Roger, Lynn and more of the gang will be there!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Coming May 1st: One Particular Harbour 2010

Coming up in May from our friends to the Southwest, the Dubuque Phlockers present One Particular Harbour 2010 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque on May 1st, 2010.

Party with a purpose to the music of A Pirate Over 50, Steve Cavanaugh, and The Cedar Island Band, proceeds benefit Camp Albrecht Acres.

See their website for more information, pricing and registration details!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Reminder - Monthly Meeting 7PM 3/31 at Tully's II

Reminder, our next monthly meeting is Wednesday, March 31st, 2010, 7PM at Tully's II (6401 Monona Drive) in Monona.

There will be a social half-hour at 7, followed by the meeting at 7:30. We will be in their side room (on the right, past the pool tables.)

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reminder - March Happy Hour Friday (3/19) at Rev Jim's Roadhouse

This month's happy hour is Friday, March 13th (third Friday, this month) at Rev Jim's Roadhouse, 6402 Millpond Rd (near De Jope, right on Long Dr from 12/18, East of I90).

Kelly will be there to "host" at around 6:30, but there'll probably be people drifting in sooner. Look for people in having fun (probably in Hawaiian shirts.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monthly Meeting - 7PM 3/31 at Tully's II

Our next monthly meeting is March 31st, 2010, 7PM at Tully's II (6401 Monona Drive) in Monona.

There will be a social half-hour at 7, followed by the meeting at 7:30. We will be in their side room (on the right, past the pool tables.)

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March Happy Hour - Friday 3/19/2010 at Rev. Jim's Roadhouse

This month's happy hour is Friday, March 13th (third Friday, this month) at Rev Jim's Roadhouse, 6402 Millpond Rd (near De Jope, right on Long Dr from 12/18, East of I90).

Kelly will be there to "host" at around 6:30, but there'll probably be people drifting in sooner. Look for people in having fun (probably in Hawaiian shirts.)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coming in April: Party in ParrotDise

Coming up next month from our friends in the windy city, the Chicago Parrot Head Club presents their Party in ParrotDise at Key Lime Cove in Gurnee, IL, April 17th, 2010.

Party with a purpose to music from The Boat Drunks, proceeds benefiting American Cancer Society and Greater Illinois Alzheimer Association.

See their website for more information, pricing and registration details!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Reminder - Board and Member Meetings 2/24 at Tully's II

Just a reminder, we've got board a membership meetings coming up on Wednesday, 2/24 at Tully's II (6401 Monona Drive) in Monona

The board meeting is from 6-7, followed by a social (half) hour from 7-7:30, and the membership meeting at 7:30. We will likely be using their side room (on the right, past the pool tables).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Coming up in March - This Hotel Room Party in Minneapolis

St. Minnesomeplace in Paradise Parrot Head Club (our friends to the Northwest in Minneapolis) are holding their annual This Hotel Room phlocking on March 19-20, 2010.

The event is at the Ramada NW Inn and Water Park in Minneapolis with Trop Rock by Cedar Island Band on Saturday night and Jambo ol' Joe Bones on Friday and Saturday.

Proceeds benefit Huntington's Disease Society of America and Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association.

Their website has lots more information about the event, including online registration, raffle and other information.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I Shot Six Holes In My Freezer Party Moved!

Due to hotel issues (pool under repair, and what's a pool party without a pool?!?), the I Shot Six Holes In My Freezer party has moved! Please Email Us if you were planning to attend and we'll get you the new info!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jimmy Buffett Confirmed at Alpine Valley 6/26

BuffettNews.com is confirming Jimmy will be playing Alpine Valley June 26th, tickets go on sale Feb 22nd at 10AM CST via Live Nation (although the show itself is not listed on Live Nation yet), according to an ad in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Club Members, keep your eyes out for information on the bus and club tickets to the show! Non members, Email Us for information about becoming a member to take the bus (but you're on your own for tickets). Note: This is a club-members-only bus, we'll need to get to know you before you can come along. If you're interested in joining the club and hanging out with us, come to our monthly meetings and other club events and get to know us -- you'll probably like it!

Friday, February 12, 2010

2010 Tour Dates and Rumors from BuffettNews.com

BuffettNews.com has posted their round-up of 2010 Tour Dates and Rumors.. They're predicting a June 26th show at Alpine. I don't know that there's any data on how accurate the rumors have been in the past.

Remember, of course, it's all rumors, so keep an eye on the official tour stops from Margaritaville for a confirmed date (and, of course, we'll post it here as soon as we find out.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Island Beach Bash - Trop Rock in Rockford

Coming up in just about two weeks -- Northern Illinois Parrot Heads 10th annual Island Beach Bash - February 27, 2010 in Rockford, IL (90 minutes from Madsion!). Last year they raised $23,000 and had over 800 in attendance.

Scheduled to Appear:

Proceeds benefit Northwestern IL Special Olympics. More information available on their website.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Reminder - Happy Hour 6PM Thursday 2/11 at Tiki Shack

Reminder - our monthly happy hour is 6PM this Thursday (2/11) at the Tiki Shack , 122 State Street.

The party officially starts at 6PM, but unofficially Jon and Biz will probably be there shortly after work.

First Buffett Summer Show Announced - Chicago - 8/14

Margaritaville has announced the first of the summer tour stops, Toyota Park in Chicago on 8/14/2010.

Hopefully an Alpine Valley show will be announced soon!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Southern Illinois Parrot Head Club Birthday Party 2/6 in Marion, IL

The Southern Illinois Parrot Head Club is celebrating it's 3rd "trip around the sun" on next Saturday (2/6) with a party in Marion, IL. Planned entertainment includes The Conch on the Half Shell Band. See their calendar for more information.

Friday, January 29, 2010

LOCS Board Meeting 2/5 at 6PM

We have a board meeting upcoming next Friday (2/5) at 6PM at Kelly's House (Monroe St). Email Us if you need her address.

2010 Board Members

President:
Kelly Zagrodnik
President Elect:
Steve Freitag
Past President:
Rick Werre
Treasurer:
Mary Frahm
Secretary:
Gwen Hannes
Webmaster:
Jon Miner

Members-at-Large:

  • Matt "Biz" Blasinski
  • Craig Jolly
Club Founder: Tommy "Grand McCaw" Mader (A note on how the email addresses on this page are encoded to avoid spam: It is using a technique "borrowed" from tillate. In a nutshell, the JavaScript un-rot13's the email address, which is rot13'd in the script (for example, in the first entry, qbg98_1999@lnubb.pb is the email address.)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Meeting the Dane County Humane Society

We had a great meeting with the Dane County Humane Society, learning about their Second Chances program and other opportunities we will have to give our time, and donated food and supplies.

We donated $1,250 of the money we earned at the football games to their Second Chances program.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Reminder: Monthly Meeting - 1/27, 7PM at Humane Society, Bourbon Street Grille

Just a reminder that we have our monthly meeting on Wednesday, 1/27 at 7PM, starting at the Humane Society and finishing at Bourbon Street Grille.

See the previous article for details and don't forget to bring something for the animals at the Humane Society!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

2010 I Shot 6 Holes in my Freezer Party

The Loyal Order of the Caribbean Soul presents….
The 2010 I Shot 6 Holes in my Freezer Party!
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am

Due to monetary and other issues, it's a smaller invitation-only event this year. Email Us for more information!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

“Tails of Love” Island Party Fundraiser - Trop Rock in South Bend

Coming up in two weeks: Parrot Heads in Michiana and PetsConnect! Present "Tails of Love" Island Party Fundraiser February 5-6, 2010 in South Bend, IN

Scheduled to Appear:

Other Events:

  • Tiki Room Trivia Contest (Saturday afternoon)
  • Raffles, Prizes, Live and Silent Auctions for Charity

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monthly Meeting - 1/27, 7PM at Humane Society, Bourbon Street Grille

Our next monthly meeting is January 27th at 7PM.

At 7PM, we will meet at the Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road in Madison (South of the Beltline on Stoughton Rd, first left is Voges Rd.)

Anybody coming to the Humane Society is encouraged to bring something for the animals from their wish list.

A business meeting will follow around 8PM at Bourbon Street Grille (6312 Metropolitan Ln in Monona).

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Upcoming PHIP Events, Fundraisers and Fabulous Prizes

Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off - February 27, 2010 in Destin, FL
Chili cook-off to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Enter to Win fabulous prizes including AirTran tickets and a resort/hotel stay.
Northern Illinois Parrot Heads 10th annual Island Beach Bash - February 27, 2010 in Rockford, IL
Tony Amber and Pirates Over 40 headline the party benefiting Northwestern IL Special Olympics.
Western Massachusetts Parrot Head Club 15th Annual New England Parrot Head Convention - February 26-28, 2010 in Holyoke, MA
Party with a purpose! Enter the Ronald McDonald Quilt Raffle. Special prize who travels furthest to reach the convention. Entries postmarked in January are entered to win a framed autographed Jimmy Buffet photo. Entertainment by the CalypsoNuts, Changes in Latitudes, The Cocabanana Band, Jim Morris, Rum Runners and Tall Paul and Crawdaddy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Biz Reports on the Parrot Head Cruise 2009

Biz has finally gotten his report on the Atlanta Parrot Head Club's 2009 Parrot Head Cruise online, only 60 days short of the next cruise.

Check out his "Stories we could tell" for tales of drinking, shaving, eating and other debauchery (including getting married) throughout the Western Caribbean (Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan) with 462 Parrot Heads.

They raised $57,033 for Breast Cancer charities!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Havana Daydreamin' 2010 - Trop Rock in the Quad Cities

Coming up in two weeks - Havana Daydreamin' in the Quad Cities (Moline/Rock Island, IL and Davenport/Bettendorf, IA -- 3 hours from Madison).

Scheduled to Appear:

More information available from the Havana Daydreamin' website.

2010 Trop Rock and PHIP Chapter Events

There's lots of good Trop Rock and PHIP Chapter events going on. Check back often, we'll add more events as they arise. ..Gathered from around the web. Particularly useful sites:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Reminder - Happy Hour Friday at Madisons

Just a reminder, the Happy Hour is Tomorrow (1/8) at Madison's Downtown from 5-8.

See the original post for More information.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy Hour 5pm, 1/8 at Madisons

Monthly LOCS Happy Hour 5-8 Friday 1/8 at Madisons (downtown, corner of King and Doty, across from the Great Dane.)

10 beers on tap for $2/pint; along with $5 apps and $2 well drinks.

Madison's Happy Hour runs 4-7, Craig and Michelle will be there at 5 to host.

Disclaimer

The terms Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, Parrot Head(s), Parrothead(s), Parrot Head Club, Parrothead Club and PHC are registered trademarks of Margaritaville Inc. Our Parrot Head Club is recognized by Jimmy Buffett, but is not directly associated with any of his business interests, MCA Records, Island Records, Margaritaville Records, Mailboat Records or HK Management. Members recognize and comply that Mr. Buffett's name, song titles, lyrics are all registered trademarks and should not be used for the pursuit of profit. Additionally, members accept that the SWPHC and it's officers are not responsible for any behavior or action of it's members that may result in legal action, injury, and loss or damage of personal property.

The Southern Wisconsin PHC is also not responsible for members who experience: Loss of memory, loss of a weekend, an obsession with dressing like a pirate, loss of money in pursuit of the perfect margarita, sunburns, an obsession with Mardi Gras beads, public drunkeness, public nudity and any consequences of the aforementioned actions, including marriage, pregnancy and death.

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