Happy New Year!  

I hope this New Year finds everyone happy and healthy!  

I just wanted to say hello to everyone and give you an update on a few things.  Not much has happened this past year, but we are hoping for a much better year this year!  Fingers crossed for live concerts and events to happen this year!

Parrothead Party?

We are thinking about having a St Patrick’s Day party at Pete’s since the parade was cancelled.  We’d like to have it during the day, weather permitting.  Please reply to this email if you think it’s something you’d like to do, so we can see if it’s worth the effort to prepare for a party or not.  We will be outside, and can practice social distancing.  We sure have missed everyone!!  We would like to have the party starting at 1pm on Saturday March 13.  Please let me know if this is something you’d like to do.  Thanks!

Summer Concert Series

 As some of you might remember, we were to have the Landsharks play at the “Arvada Smokin’ Tuna” (Pete’s house) this past July.  Unfortunately, that show was cancelled because of the Pandemic.  We’ve been working with Gary Roland and the Landsharks band on new dates for a rescheduled show. It’s looking like we will have a Landsharks concert between the Buffett shows at Red Rocks!  Jimmy is playing at Red Rocks on Tuesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 9, 2021.  The Landsharks will play on Wednesday, September 8, 2021!  Many Parrotheads from other clubs will be in town for the Buffett Red Rocks shows, so we will extend an invitation to members of other clubs to join the Colorado Parrotheads at Pete’s house for the “Concert in Between.”  It’ll be a great time to meet fellow Parrotheads from all over!  

Stay tuned for details!  

MOTM Registration is OPEN!! 

Even as we as a community and a country navigate our way through loss and tragedy amidst the most challenging time in our memories, we look ahead to a day of renewal and rebirth and recovery when we Parrot Heads are Back on our Phins Again! And that day is coming soon. Registration for Meeting of the Minds 2021 – “Party at the End of the World”- opened today at 11:07 am Eastern Time on January 21, 2021.

No need to knock on wood. With registration starting at 11:07 on 1-21-21 for an event that begins November 3 and runs through 11-7-21, MOTM 21 is, numerologically speaking, the safest bet you’ll ever make! And with music programs added for Wednesday and Sunday of MOTM week, it’s a Key West Jackpot- five days of music and friends and partying with a purpose in paradise.

We will be rolling out more of the details of the entertainment program in the coming days, but you can bet your bottom dollar the lineup will include some staples – Howard Livingston and The Mile Marker 24 Band, some exciting debuts – Opening Night with “Girls Just Wanna Have Rum!,” Steel City’s Corned Beef and Curry making their first MOTM trip, and the addition of Kelly McGuire’s Lighthouse Songwriter Showcase – and some traditional charity cases – Jim Hoehn breaks his own record by appearing at MOTM for the 76th straight year, a remarkable career achievement for a man who knows just three chords on the guitar, and of course you won’t be able to tip a shot ski without spilling tequila on a Coral Reefer!

(Note: We are confident we will soon be able to reveal the participation of John Frinzi, but the announcement has been delayed due to extensive negotiations and some minor litigation over the terms of his 16-page hair-and-makeup contract rider.)

Some changes to know about: With just a slight uptick in the registration cost to lucky $97.77, MOTM is a remarkable bargain, especially with two additional days of music added to the program! We’ve made a couple of changes to make sure our charity beneficiaries do not take a hit during these challenging times. With sponsors tightening their belts, especially those in the hard hit hospitality industry, we are counting on Parrot Heads to come through with support for these great causes, as we always do, because it’s what we do. We’ve made two adjustments to help make it happen.

Event tee shirts are an optional purchase. Event surveys demonstrate that some people are passionate about their event shirts while others report having entire guest houses filled with Parrot Head souvenir tees. By making the tees an optional additional purchase, we will be able to save tens of thousands for our charities without having to increase registration costs for folks who have closets full of coral and magenta tops.

VIP Registration: For $200 (per individual or couple in addition to registration cost), you can be an MOTM VIP/Sponsor. This earns you a program shoutout, a welcome gift and other goodies, but most importantly, for the FIRST FIFTY VIP REGISTRANTS only, the option to purchase a guaranteed premium beachfront room at the Casa Marina. If you are among the first fifty VIP registrants, you need not reserve your room at the Casa. We become your “Concierge,” and we will do it for you! (Please note this is not a guarantee of any particular room or suite.) Yes, it’s an extra expense for those who choose it, and yes, the best rooms are no longer first-come-first-serve, but at least you don’t have to repeatedly call the Casa’s reservations line like a teenager trying to win a radio station prize just to get your room!

Go to www.PHIP.com to register, beginning 11:07 am Thursday, 1-21-21. As always, you must be a member of an approved PHC to attend. Memberships will be verified.

You must register for MOTM to reserve a room at Casa Marina. Beginning at 11:07 am on 1-21-21, book a room at http://group.waldorfastoria.com/sdumf, or call 1-888-303-5717 with code ZZPHIP for the PHIP Discount.

It’s that time of year again, time for our membership renewal!   

Visit our Membership Renewal page to renew online or to view your other renewal options.

Misc. Housekeeping: Now is a great time to update your mailing address, email addresses and phone numbers with the club, if you have moved within the past few years, please contact us with your current information, so I can update the roster.  The CDs that came out with the Red Rocks Concert tickets showed we have a lot of old and incorrect information. 

Club T-shirts!!

We are running low on club t-shirts for our 25th Anniversary.  We have a few left in each size, but not a big assortment of colors any more.   (Possible color options are: Pink, as shown below, Black, Butter Yellow, Caribbean Blue, Steel Gray, Periwinkle, Salmon and Sea Foam Green).    

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.)  

Misc. Events

The Lone Star Luau!!!

Lone Star Luau 5 has been postponed!!!  
The Luau will still be held in Conroe, Texas at the beautiful Margaritaville Lake Resort.


Jeff Dunham Show

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

The SHOW HAS MOVED AGAIN… TO August 2021!!

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 us if you’d like to buy tickets.

Fins up!  

Parrot Head President,  Pete!