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!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

2012 Holiday Party - 6:30 on December 12th at Angelos

The Annual LOCS Holiday Party is coming up at 6:30PM on December 12th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).
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!  Bring small bills or jokes if you want to steal someone else's loot!
This event is, unfortunately, members-only, but it's never too late to send in a membership form!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Milwaukee Area Parrot Head Association Holiday Luau - 12/3!

Marines and Maureen

MAPA is having their annual Holiday Luau and Toys for Tots party on 12/8 at Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc!

Doors open at 5PM, music starts at 6, and there will be a dinner buffet from 6-7:30.

Entertainment by Jim Hoehn and The Boat Drunks!

Please bring an unwrapped, NEW children’s toy so a needy child in our area will have a better Christmas! Members of Fox Company Marines will be on hand to collect the toys (and pose for pictures!)

Tickets are now available through Paypal at www.milwaukeeparrotheads.com for $30. Prepaid Ticket includes party and dinner (Margaritaville grilled chicken sandwiches, Cheeseburger in Paradise Sliders, Caribbean veggies, chips and potato salad). Tickets purchased at Door do not include Buffet.

Resort accommodations: Call Olympia Resort at 1-800-558-9573 and ask for the "Milwaukee Parrothead" rate of $72. Enjoy the onsite spa, indoor pool, 2 restaurants and lounge.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November Monthly Meeting - 7PM on 11/28 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is coming up in just over a week! We're meeting at 7PM on November 28th at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

Please send in nominations for the elections to Steve, 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!  We'll be voting at the meeting!

Also, time to start working on your gifts for the exchange at the Holiday party, coming up December 12th at Angelo's!

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

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Happy Hour - 6PM on 11/2 at Chief's Tavern

The November Happy Hour is Friday 11/2 (yes, a week early -- the Party in Paradise at Cheeseburger on 11/10 is pre-empting the regular Happy Hour) at Chief's Tavern (formerly Packer Inn, 300 Cottage Grove Road in Madison).  Chuck Bayuk is playing tunes, and pizzas can be ordered from Buck's Pizza across the street!

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October Monthly Meeting - 8PM on 10/31 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is next week! We're meeting at 8PM on October 31st in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).
We're meeting at 8PM to give people a little bit more time to hand out candy and walk the neighborhood, hopefully this works out.  The social "hour" will begin at 7:30 (or whenever people get there!)
Please bring with any money you've collected selling tickets for the Party in Paradise for Porchlight and any tickets you don't think you'll be able to sell so that we can hand them out as needed.
Also, please think about running for a board position (Secretary, Social Director, Volunteer Director and Membership Director are up for election this year), and bring along suggestions for good new board members to discuss at the meeting!  If you're curious about the positions, they're defined in the bylaws.
All members and prospective members are welcome to attend!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chili Cook-off, Highway Cleanup and Down Syndrome Walk this Weekend

It's a busy weekend for the Club this weekend!

On Friday (10/12) night we've got the Chili Cook-off at Cary and Brenda's, get your chili cooking and ready for Friday night at 7!  Click here for more details.

On Saturday (10/13) morning it's the fall highway cleanup:

Meet at 10AM at Morgan's in Pine Bluff, 8640 W Mineral Point Rd, corner of Mineral Point (Cty S) and County P.  We'll grab a quick lunch at Morgan's after we clean.

Mary will have the vests and bags.   Bring work gloves, long pants and boots are recommended because it can be muddy along the road.

 And Saturday (10/13) afternoon at 1:30, it the 11th Annual Step Up Walk for Down Syndrome Benefiting the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society at Monona Terrace (Exhibition Hall B):

Short walk up and around the Capitol and back from Monona Terrace, Live Music by The Pool Boys!   There's a silent auction, obstacle course, face painting, and much more!

Register and pledge for Mary and Jimmy at: http://www.crowdrise.com/Jimmy-StepUp2012-maryfrahm

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Annual Chili Cook Off and Bonfire at the McNatt's!

The Leaves are Falling,
The Night Air is Crisp,
Let’s Light Up the Firepit for the Annual
Friday, October 12, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Cary and Brenda McNatt’s Home

**Or whatever variety of soup you would like to bring

Margaritas (Skinny Girl), Beer (Landshark, Bud light, Miller Lite), and Fire pit will be provided.

Please bring:
  • Chili, Soup, Appetizer or Dessert to Pass
  • Other Beverage of your choice If Necessary
RSVP by October 10th via email or on Facebook for directions!

Friday, September 28, 2012

October Happy Hour - 6PM on 10/5 at Chief's Tavern

The October Happy Hour is Friday 10/5 (yes, a week early -- the Chili Cook-off is coming 10/16, stay tuned!) at Chief's Tavern (formerly Packer Inn, 300 Cottage Grove Road in Madison).  Chuck Bayuk is playing tunes, and pizzas can be ordered from Buck's Pizza across the street!

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September Monthly Meeting and Board Meeting - 9/26 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is next week! We're meeting at 7PM on September 26th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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

The board is meeting at 6:30 before the meeting, any interested members are welcome to attend!  Board topics the fundraising party we are throwing on 11/10 in conjunction with the Middleton Cheeseburger in Paradise for Porchlight.

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend!

Michael Hannes Obituary, Visitation and Funeral Information

There will be a visitation for Michael from 1-3 at Cress Funeral Home (3610 Speedway Road), followed by a funeral service.  Following the service, we will be gathering at Pitcher's Pub (323 W Beltline Highway (Frontage Rd)) to share memories and fellowship. 

Michael's Obituary:

MADISON - Michael Scott Hannes, age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

He was born on June 21, 1966, in Madison, to Louis and Jeanne Hannes. He graduated from Brookfield East High School. He earned a degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a member of the Acacia Fraternity. On June 11, 1994, he married his soul mate, Gwen Schmidt. The love of their lives, son Henry, was born on Dec. 24, 2008. Michael loved being a father and shared his zest for life with his son. There are many experiences he still wanted to share with Henry.

Michael's passions were plenty. He enjoyed bicycling, traveling, camping and was an avid Packers and Badgers fan. Over the years, he raised thousands of dollars for MS by selling Mardi Gras beads and participating in the Best Damn Bike tour, riding his bike hundreds of miles. Michael was a regular blood donor and "Santa" to some of our community's poorest children. His generosity for many causes will not be forgotten. He was also a member of the Parrot Head Club in Madison. Michael loved nature and trees. He worked for the last 15 years as an arborist for the City of Madison. Michael also spent several years doing prairie restorations in southern Wisconsin.

Michael is survived by wife, Gwen; son, Henry; mother, Jeanne Hannes; brothers and sisters-in-law David, Staci and their daughter, Annabelle and Thomas and Cathy; and Aunt, Nancy and Uncle, Will Roe and their children, Rob and Patricia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

The family would like to thank the kind and excellent treatment from everyone at Carbone and B6-6.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

"Michael, you touched us all with your valiant fight. We love you and will miss you. Sail on!"

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 3 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, with a visitation from 1 p.m. until the time of service

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Happy Hour - 6PM on 9/14 at Four Lakes Yacht Club

The September Happy Hour is This Friday (9/14) on the patio at Four Lakes Yacht Club (6312 Metropolitan Lane in Monona, below Bourbon Street Grill).  Bring your own food and drink, grills are provided!  

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August Monthly Meeting and Board Meeting - 8/29 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is next week! We're meeting at 7PM on August 29th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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

The board is meeting at 6:30 before the meeting, any interested members are welcome to attend! Board topics include an offer from Cheeseburger in Paradise to hold a fundraiser in conjunction with the club.

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lake Monona Pillage and Plunder CANCELLED

Due to low water and weeds at Hudson Park, the Lake Monona Pillage and Plunder originally scheduled for this weekend is cancelled.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

September Happy Hour - 6PM on 9/14 at Four Lakes Yacht Club

The September Happy Hour is This Friday (9/14) on the patio at Four Lakes Yacht Club (6312 Metropolitan Lane in Monona, below Bourbon Street Grill).  Bring your own food and drink, grills are provided!  

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August/September 2012 Events

The events list got a bit munged at the last meeting, so here's the upcoming stuff nearby that I know about...

(Bold Events are club events in Madison)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Member Meeting and Highway Cleanup 7/25, Pub Plunder 7/28, Aquapalooza 7/29!

Another big week of stuff coming up next week!

Highway Cleanup and Monthly Meeting -- Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30PM at Morgan's

Our next monthly meeting, and the summer highway cleanup is at 6:30PM 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. Arrive early for a drink before we clean!

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.

Pirate Pub Plunder -- Saturday, July 28th starting 5:30 at The Bayou

Once again, we be setting sail in ye pubs of downtown Madison to find the finest grog! We'll be collecting 10 dubloons (which is exactly equal to $10 US) for the charity (The Henry Vilas Zoo). The ink on our treasure map isn't yet dry, but we're thinking of sailing to:

There be drink specials and fun goings-on at all ports-of-call!

In case you don't want to cab back afterwards, Jackie has arranged special rates for The Edgewater, which is just up the street from the Tiki Shack.

Aquapalooza - Sunday, July 29th

Join the floating party just off-shore North of the beach on Picnic Point (about half-way up the point). Music from Midlife Crisis and antics in the water.

If you're coming by boat, get there early, as the front line fills up fast! Roger and the Ertels will be leaving by 9AM (probably closer to 8:30). Look for Roger's red "Budweiser II" (complete with cocktail table with Budweiser umbrella) parked next to Mark and Susan's "Little Miss Magic" in position around 9:30. If you don't have a boat, there is plenty of parking at the Picnic Point parking lots, and you can wade out to the boats.

Bring drinks, snacks and something to float with, although the water is not deep (especially if we don't get any rain)!

Monday, July 2, 2012

July Happy Hour - 6PM on 7/13 at Christy's!

The July Happy Hour is Friday, July 13th at Christy's Landing ( 2952 Waubesa Avenue on the Western shore of Lake Waubesa)

The party starts at 6:00! (Or maybe a little earlier..)

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July/August Upcoming Events!

The events list got a bit munged at the last meeting, so here's the upcoming stuff nearby that I know about...

(Bold Events are club events in Madison)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Parrothead Beach Party at Middleton Cheeseburger in Paradise Friday Night!

Middleton Beach Party 600

Clear your calendars and dust off your coconut bras - Cheeseburger in Paradise in Middleton is having a beach party on June 29th at 8:30pm!  There will be live music from Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band.  In case you're not familiar with them - they're really fun and high energy.  There will also be drink specials, giveaways (including a landshark surfboard), prizes, and Landshark Girls.  Make sure to wear a Hawaiian Shirt and you'll receive a free appetizer on your next visit.  Hope to see many of you there! 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Monthly Meeting - 6/27 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is next week! We're meeting at 7PM on June 27th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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

Don't forget that on Friday (6/29), Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will be at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Middleton!

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Happy Hour - 6PM at Legend's Tiki Shack

The June Happy Hour is Friday, June 8th in the new Tiki Bar at Legends Sports Bar ( 439 Grand Canyon Drive on the West Side of Madison, across from Schwoegler's)

The party starts at 6:00! (Or maybe a little earlier..)

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Friday, May 25, 2012

May Monthly Meeting - 5/30 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is this week! We're meeting at 7PM on May 30th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Happy Hour - 6:00PM on 5/11 at Jade Monkey!

The May Happy Hour is Friday, May 11th at Jade Monkey Cocktail Lounge (109 Cottage Grove Road in Madison)

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

RESCHEDULED: Spring Highway Cleanup - 10AM on 5/5 at Morgan's!

Our spring highway cleanup is coming up Saturday (5/5)! 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.

We're hoping to hit the road at 10, so arrive a little early to get your bags and orange vest (and Bloody Mary from the bar)!

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

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

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Monthly Meeting - 4/25 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is this week! We're meeting at 7PM on April 25th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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!

Don't forget the Highway Cleanup on Saturday! Meet at Morgan's at 10AM! (Watch for more information soon!)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Happy Hour - 6:00 on 4/13 at Jordan's Big Ten Pub

The April Happy Hour (and Maureen and Bob's birthday party!) is Friday, April 13th at Jordan's Big Ten Pub (1330 Regent St) in Madison.

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Monthly Meeting - 3/28 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is next week! We're meeting at 7PM on March 28th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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!

Friday, March 2, 2012

March Happy Hour - 6:00 on 3/9 at Le Tigre Lounge!

The March Happy Hour is Friday, March 9th at Le Tigre Lounge ( 1328 South Midvale Boulevard -- Just down from Dorn True Value) in Madison. No swearing, and no credit cards, so come prepared!

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Monthly Meeting - 2/29 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is this week! We're meeting at 7PM on February 29th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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

Don't forget that this weekend (2/25) is the Northern Illinois Parrot Head Club Island Beach Bash in Rockford! They came up to visit us last week, hopefully some of us and come visit them!

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

February Happy Hour - 6:00 on 2/10 at Crapp's Tap!

The February Happy Hour is Friday, February 10th at Crapp's Tap (5915 Exchange St) in McFarland.

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

2012 I Shot Six Holes in My Freezer!

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

4802 Tradewinds Parkway, Madison, WI 53718 (608) 221-8100 / (800) 4CHOICE
Price: FREE!  (BYO!)
- Rooms (regardless of size) are $85
- 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
- but make sure to reserve your room by January 28th so you're in that block!
- There's no bar or restaurant at the hotel, so we'll bring our own food and drinks! NO GLASSWARE BY THE POOL!
- 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).
- There will be games and raffles and tom-foolery in and around the pool!
- 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.


Make a reservation early to ensure a spot, and our block closest to the pool releases January 28th.

Tell them you're with the "Parrotheads". (608) 221-8100 / (800) 4CHOICE

January-February 2012 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events from the January meeting:

Monday, January 23, 2012

January Monthly Meeting - 1/25 at Angelo's!

Our next monthly meeting is this week! We're meeting at 7PM on January 25th in the Grotto at Angelo's in Monona (5801 Monona Dr).

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

Don't forget that the I Shot 6 Holes In My Freezer Party is coming up on Saturday 2/18! Get your rooms now and start planning your food and drink contributions!

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January Happy Hour - 6:00 on 1/13 at Joe's Fire Station

The January Happy Hour is Friday January 14th at Joe's Fire Station (900 E. Broadway in Monona).

The party starts at 6:00!

All members and prospective members are welcome!

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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