CPHC Newsletter   Hello Parrot Heads.  
Today is a very sad day in the Colorado Parrot Head Club community. One of our members has passed away.  Mike Arthurs left us yesterday, April 8. 2020.  Mike and Jane are long time members of our club. Mike was also on the Board of Directors for many years, and responsible for all of the food and toy donations throughout the year.  Mike’s caring and kind heart will not be forgotten. Mike TRULY was one of the best people I have ever met.  He was one of the good guys and will be greatly missed.

Sail on Mike, and Rest in Paradise.  Keep the beer cold for us… until we meet again.  

Because of the Pandemic, Jane was recently laid off from her job.  We’ve set up an online fundraiser for her to help with medical, funeral and other expenses she is incurring right now.  If you would like to donate to help her out, please do so at this link we set up on our website: 


A personal note from President Pete –
Mike Arthurs was my first friend in the CPHC. He was the one who told Robin and I about the Colorado Parrot Head Club and invited us to join.  I have always considered Mike a close friend.  I will miss his awesome sense of humor.   Mike was one of the most intelligent guys I know.. he was great on trivia night!  There is a big hole in my heart right now and a hole in the Colorado Parrot Head Club that simply can’t be filled.  

As they say, “Death ends a life.. not a relationship.” That is so true, especially with Mike.  Even though Mike is no longer with us in person, his spirit will live on.  Whenever I hear “I like Beer!  It makes me a jolly good fellow,”  I will always think of Mike dancing and raising his glass. 

Since we can’t get together as a group right now, let’s all take a few minutes to raise a glass to Mike this weekend.  Cheers to Mike, one of the truly good guys.  Sail on, Mike Arthurs, Sail on…  

Please keep Jane in your thoughts and prayers. She lost her best friend of 35 years.  This is a very difficult time for her. In the donation link above, there is a place where you can leave her note and there is an address where you can send her a card, and we’ll deliver them to her as we get them.  

(Note – for those who are concerned, Mike’s passing was NOT related to COVID-19)

April’s Club Meeting has been cancelled.  Fingers crossed we’ll be able to meet in May!!

If you are looking for something to do while you are home, check out the FaceBook Page “Quarantine Concerts Worldwide.” Many of our favorite artists, like Mike Nash, Rob Hill, Donny Brewer and Sunny Jim are performing live shows on this FaceBook feed.  There are performances going on all day and night,  with so many different people from around the world.  These performers are all doing their own music, no covers (due to potential copyright issues) and the shows are amazing!     Tune in and watch!  

Jimmy Buffett has also started his “Cabin Fever Tour.”  
Starting Wednesday, March 25, every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. ET and PT. Buffett will be re-broadcasting shows from his live archives via margaritaville.tv or tune into Radio Margaritaville on SiriusXM.  You may see yourself or someone you know at one of Jimmy’s past concerts!

Here’s the full Cabin Fever Virtual Tour schedule:

April 4: Live from Honolulu, Hawaii (2004)

April 8: Live from Paris France (2017)

April 11: The Millennium Show Live from Los Angeles, California (1999)

April 15: Live from Australia (2011)

April 18: Live from Mansfield, Massachusetts (1994)

April 22: Live from Bora Bora (2010)

April 25: Live from Hartford, Connecticut (1995)

April 29: Live from Wellington, New Zealand (2017)

May 2: Far Side of the World Show (various years and cities)

May 6: Live from Dublin, Ireland (2019)

May 9: Live from Key West, Florida (2015)

As of now, Jimmy Buffett is still performing at Red Rocks in September.  He has rescheduled other shows in June and July, but so far, we are still on for September 8 and 10, 2020.

The deadline to order tickets was March 13. I released the remainder of our tickets to other clubs, but I have had a few cancellations.  People are thinking the concert dates may change and don’t want to pay for the travel. So, to our members who haven’t gotten tickets yet, email me, and I may have a ticket or 2 I can sell you.  If I don’t have them now, I will put you on a waitlist in case I do get more cancellations.

I can’t sell you more tickets if you have already gotten your allotted amount.  You must be a member in good standing with our club or another PHC, in order to get any tickets.

REMEMBER: A commitment to buy tickets means you are responsible to pay for them.   Please mail your checks this week to:  (The tickets are $165.50 EACH) Colorado Parrot Head Club
% Robin Reed
7167 Dudley Drive
Arvada, CO 80004
Please make check payable to Colorado Parrot Head Club

Please do not ask me for extra tickets.  If you have friends who want tickets, they can join the club and I will put them on the list. 

Cost $165.50 each

We have had several people forget that extra .50 cents. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but with the number of tickets we have, we will lose a lot of money if we don’t collect that extra .50 cents from everyone.. so please don’t forget to add it up correctly.  
2 Tickets is $331… and 4 tickets is $662.  

Ticket prices include a free download of Jimmy’s new CD, so if you don’t want your email address sent off to get this download, please let me know. If you do not let me know that you object, I will be sending your email addresses to the Margaritaville people so they can send everyone the link to download Jimmy’s latest album.

2020 Pete’s Summer Concert Series – So far, all are still on schedule as planned!

Word got out in the Trop Rock Musician world, that the Colorado Parrot Head Club threw a kick ass concert/Party with a Purpose this year, so we have had several musicians contact us, asking if they can do house concerts for us.  We have some amazing acts lined up!  Some of these folks NEVER do house concerts but they heard what a great group we have so they want to do a show for us!

Save the Dates!!!

July 3 – The Landsharks!  
Where – The Big Stage at Pete’s House!! – 6pm – 9pm.
Admission is $40 per person – with all proceeds going to the musicians. (This is a great price for a 5 piece band and legends.. the Landsharks!!)
This will be a pot luck, so bring a dish to share
Bring your own beverage of choice
Bring your own chair.

July 25, 2020 Party with a Purpose!
This year’s PWAP will be on July 25, once again, at Pete’s house on the BIG STAGE!!… the Arvada Smokin’ Tuna Stage!  

Our opening act will be Erica Sunshine Lee!!  Next up will be the incredible Sunny Jim (James White), followed up by the always amazing Mike Nash and the Southern Drawl Band!   
The lineup is fantastic, and it’s looking like it will be another great day!  

We will have the link up soon to be able to buy tickets. The tickets will be $55 each if you pay on the PayPal link. The event is $50 but we have to cover the service charges of PayPal.  So, if you buy from the website, the cost will be $55.  If you send us a check or pay cash at the meetings, the cost will be $50 each ticket.

Start getting those gift baskets and silent auction items ready!  

Stay tuned for more details!  

July 31 – Aaron Scherz!
Where – Pete’s House – 
Admission is $20 per person – with all proceeds going to the musician. 
This will be a pot luck, so bring a dish to share
Bring your own beverage of choice
Bring your own chair.

We have a couple more bands lined up to play this summer, but we are still working out the details.. so stay tuned for the announcements!!

2020 Roger and Vicki’s Summer Concert Series – So far, all are still on schedule as planned!

Jack Mosley –   June 14
Roger and Vicki Sams
Colorado Springs – email Vicki for details. (Contact us for email address)
Cost will be $20 per person with all proceeds going to the artist.  
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share if you’d like.
Bring whatever beverages you want to drink for the evening.

Sunny Jim (James White) –   July 26
Roger and Vicki Sams
Colorado Springs – email Vicki for details.(Contact us for email address)
Cost will be $20 per person with all proceeds going to the artist.  
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share if you’d like.
Bring whatever beverages you want to drink for the evening.

Extra Curricular Activities!

Larry has set up a Parrot Head fishing trip!  
When:  June 9 – 13 2020
Cost: $1095 per person, Double occupancy
Where:  5 days in Sunny La Paz, Baja Mexico!
Details:  4 Nights La Concha Beach Resort
              3 Days Guided Private Fishing Charter
              Boat/Skipper/Tackle/Ice/Fish Cleaning
              Homemade Breakfast, Lunch and Soft Drinks provided
              All Taxes and Resort Fees Included in price above

For more information: Contact Larry Ruden (Contact us for phone/email address)

2020 Meeting of the Minds – REGISTRATION OPEN

MOTM REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR  the 29th Annual PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds 2020 “Party at the End of the World.” The registration for the event and Casa Marina reservations opened on Monday, December 16!!!
 Remember if you book a room at the Casa Marina you need to go register for PHiP’s Meeting of the Minds. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR PHiP’s MOTM TO STAY AT THE CASA MARINA! Only credentialed guests will be allowed into the Casa Marina property during the event. 

Note: Due to the results of our last two years of Meeting of the Minds surveys the MOTM gift bag is being eliminated for 2020. There will be no gift bag stuffing party this year so it will not be on the registration form.

Here is the link to register for the 29th PHiP’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS 2020:

Club T-shirts!!

We still have plenty of t-shirts for our 25th Anniversary!!!  We have quite an assortment of colors (Pink, as shown below, Black, Butter Yellow, Caribbean Blue, Steel Gray, Periwinkle, Salmon and Sea Foam Green).  We have a wide variety of sizes, and both men’s and lady’s cut shirts (lady’s cut are only available in pink). The one shown below is a lady’s cut, with both front and back pictured.  

The front has the original Parrot Head logo on it, and the back has a picture on it provided by Dixie LaHood.  The pictures here don’t do it justice. They are awesome!!  We’ll have them at all the meetings. If you can’t attend a meeting and would like one… please contact Robin or Pete to arrange getting your cool new club shirt!  The cost is $30 each. (if you can’t make it to a meeting to pick one up, drop a check in the mail to us and please add $5 per shirt for shipping.)  

The t-shirts are stored at Pete’s house, so give Pete a call if you want to stop by and pick up a shirt or 2, plus we will have them at all the club meetings.  

Misc. Events
Jeff Dunham is coming to the 1ST BANK Center (Broomfield Events Center) August 5.  

The SHOW IS MOVED TO AUG 5, 2020!!
Several in our group are interested in going, so we checked into group tickets. They don’t really have a group ticket sales up there, and we were not able to get a large group of tickets, but we did manage to get a few.  We have a very limited number, so we will sell them on a first come first serve basis. The cost is $75 each.  Sorry we can’t accommodate everyone, but there are still tickets for sale, so if you’d like to go, and can’t fit into our limited number, please buy some tickets online.  It will be a very fun night. “Jeffafa” is a SUPER funny! 

Contact Robin if you’d like to buy tickets. (by replying to this email)



Don’t forget to check in on Gary and Bonnie Dickinson and their travels at their BLOG and follow their adventures at:


Fins up!  

Parrot Head President,  Pete!

    MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER   Membership Renewal Information for 2020 – 
If you haven’t already renewed, now is the time.  You can renew online at https://coloradoparrotheadclub.org/renew/, If nothing has changed in your membership level or personal information, you can use the “Quick Renew” option to pay your dues by credit or debit card quickly.   You can also mail your renewal check or renew at our next meeting. Checks should be made out to the Colorado Parrot Head Club.

Renewal fees are $35 for individuals and $45 for couples.  All the information and options you need to renew can be found at https://coloradoparrotheadclub.org/renew/, so check it out. 

New Member (Single Membership): $45
Member Renewal (Single Membership): $35

New Member (Family Membership): $55
Member Renewal (Family Membership): $45

If you would rather send a check, you can do so to Colorado Parrot Head Club, c/o Pete Grosskreuz, 5461 Marshall Street, Arvada, Colorado 80002