CPHC Newsletter
Hello and Happy Thursday!!

Happy Thursday, Parrot Heads! Hard to believe Christmas is next week and that this year is almost over!!

December Events

December Club Meeting – Saturday, December 21
Hoppers Sports Bar in Wheat Ridge

We will have our annual Toy Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive.

Food Drive: One of our favorite charities, the Community Table, is desperately low on food. So, please bring canned goods, spaghetti sauce, rice, pasta, peanut butter or canned proteins so we can deliver it to the food bank in Arvada to help them out this holiday season.

Everyone bring a raffle gift for our Christmas raffle. Plus, we are going to have a tropical ornament exchange as well. So, bring a tropical Christmas tree ornament if you want to participate in the tropical ornament exchange.

We will also have an UGLY Christmas sweater contest. The winner will receive a great prize, so be creative!

December Charity –
The Charity this month will go to “The Second Wind Fund.” This organization helps children and youth at risk of suicide. While other suicide prevention organizations offer broad suicide prevention education and awareness, Second Wind Fund offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.

There have been 6 kids in our community who have taken their own lives in the past 2 months. All of them were ages 12 and 13. A good friend of Pete and Robin’s has a 13 year old daughter who attempted to take her own life. Her mother found her, literally seconds, before she died. She has been in ICU for 5 weeks now, and doctors are saying she may never even know her own name again, and will be in the hospital at least 9 more months, to a year. This has been such a horrible tragedy for all of us who know the family. If anyone would like to help Kira’s family, we are going to “pass the hat” for a separate fund raiser for Kira’s family. Their medical bills are insurmountable.

The holidays are a hard time of year for so many. Please know that there are a lot of people who care, and a lot of ways to get help. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is at 1-800-273-8255.

The FINAL Denver Santa Pub Crawl!!

Although we weren’t able to be there, it looks like the Parrot Heads who went sure had a great time!!

Decorating for the annual Christmas Party at the Tennyson Center for Children!!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to those who showed up to help at the Tennyson Center for Children. The Christmas Party for the kids at the Center is the best day in the lives of many of those kids, so thanks to those who helped make that day special this year. Thanks to all who donated the soaps, shampoos and other items for the kids as well. I know it was greatly appreciated. I got a note from them calling us “special angels” this year, for all the help we gave them with the supplies, volunteer work and money from the November raffle.

Laying Wreaths at Ft Logan Cemetery

Thank you to all who helped this important way for us to honor those who served our country. Parrot Heads truly are a wonderful group of people.

January Events

Colorado Avalanche Game??

We have enough people interested to get tickets for the January 2 game against the defending Stanley Cup Champs, St Louis Blues!

Thanks to those who have contacted us and expressed interest in going. Please send us an email or text/call Pete if you are still interested, so we can get the final count and tickets purchased.

The tickets are $88 each, first level, 2 attack zone seats. Please contact Pete, Robin or Karen if you are interested in joining us on January 2, 2020.

Escape to Margaritaville – January 5

Ticket Sales are closed now.

We are partnering with the Radisson Hotel, Denver for a brunch and Mimosas before the show!! They are also offering us rooms for Saturday and/or Sunday nights at a FANTASTIC rate of $99 per night. The $99 rate is available on Saturday, Sunday or both that weekend (Jan 4 and 5).

You don’t have to have tickets to the play to get the room rate and join us for the brunch before the show.

Please contact Karen or Robin if you’d like to join us for the brunch before the show.
Robin has the tickets this week. She will have them at the December meeting. If you can’t make it to any of the club events, please contact Karen by email at belleek@me.com or Robin (by replying to this email) and arrange picking up your tickets. It is not our responsibility to get your tickets to you. We had a few problems with distribution of Rockies tickets, so please make arrangements to pick up your own tickets. Because of the problems we had with the Rockies tickets, we can not mail the tickets this time.
Showtime: JAN 5, 2020 at 2:00PM

House Concert with Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe!!
January 12, 2020 – 7pm
Someplace Else Brewery
6425 W 52nd Ave #6 – Arvada
Cost is $20 per person with all proceeds going to the artists.
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share if you’d like.

January Club Meeting –

Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 6pm
Hoppers Sports Bar, Wheat Ridge

February Events

Someplace Else Brewery in Arvada will be hosting fundraisers for Kira’s family. Stay tuned for details, but if anyone would like to help us with baskets and silent auction items, please let me know. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.

February Club Meeting –
Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 6pm
Hoppers Sports Bar, Wheat Ridge

House Concert with Mike Nash!!
February 23rd – 7pm
Someplace Else Brewery
6425 W 52nd Ave #6 – Arvada
Cost will be $20 per person with all proceeds going to the artist.
Bring a dessert or appetizer to share if you’d like.


It is almost Christmas and it is time to OPEN REGISTRATION 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 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.

We also have T-shirts left over from the Parrot Head 5280 Fest (Party with a Purpose) They are really nice! We have white or teal colors, mens cut or ladies v-neck cut. They will be for sale at all the meetings, or you can contact Robin or Pete to arrange getting one. We will have some for sale at the next meeting. They are on sale now for $20 each. President Pete is modeling one below:

Misc. Events

Jeff Dunham is coming to the 1ST BANK Center (Broomfield Events Center) on April 4.

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)

2020 Membership Dues are upon us!!

The Colorado Parrot Head Club has not had an annual membership dues increase for many years. We have increased the dues for next year, starting on Dec.1, 2019. The new fees will be as follows:

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

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

For renewals, the dues are only going up $5 for the year. For new members the dues will increase by $10 per year. The new rates went into effect Dec. 1.


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!