Meeting Minutes 

Blue Water Parrot Head Club
Meeting Minutes 4/9/24
Lynwood Bar

President’s Remarks~ Welcome to the Lynwood Bar!

Remember to record your volunteer hours.

Jim led us in our traditional TEAM DRINK!

Keep those can tabs (trying to collect a thousand pounds this year), wire, cords, and scrap coming in.

Remember the sinners fee for those that forget their badge (Hangy Thing).

26 members present

50/50 Raffle Can’t win if you don’t play!

Updates: Tom L. delivered treasurers report, we cleared $2083.05 on this year’s meat raffle, Blood drive dates and locations were included on the spreadsheet.

We are now part of the multimillion-tab club, outstanding.

Our new merchandise leader Ken N. remarked that updates to the website inventory are complete. Working with our VP Shelly P they have a Google “sheet” think Excel or for you Open Office users Calc for inventory tracking.

Spare Change Challenge: Once again, the funds collected will go towards our 2024 foster children. Jim R. will remain as one of the team captains for next year, “Jimmy’s Little Elves” and Donna H. has once again reprised her role of team captain, her team will be called “Tropical Christmas Cause”. Let the challenge continue.

Meat Raffle: The drawing was a success, see Treasurer report for monetary results.

Quarterly charity for April, May, and June are the baskets for the bowling fund raiser.

Tires and Treads: Now working with a 4-year-old with Leukemia named Carson who likes pirates. August 4th from 1-4 pm is the scheduled date and time for “Pirates in the Park”, location is barn number 3 at the Goodells County Park. Children will have the opportunity to walk the plank and tour our pirate ship float. A Mac and Cheese cook off will be held so prepare to bring your favorite recipe (Kraft doesn’t count, heh, heh). Five dollars will allow you to sample as many of the mac and cheese dishes as you can handle. A treasure hunt, you know map and X marks the spot, is being worked on, the logistics of which should prove interesting. There will be a 50/50 raffle. We need someone with obvious skills to make sashes for the King and Queen pirates. If you have any pictures of members in pirate costumes please send them to Fran R. The club voted, Candi L made the motion and Donna H seconded it to provide $250 to help with the budget for this undertaking. This is a very ambitious event.

Escape to Margaritaville – Donna and Jim H, Sue H, and Tom F. all met Monday evening with Brian and Regina Spain at the “Enter Stage Right” theater to discuss their upcoming production of “Escape to Margaritaville” June 7-23 (schedule of performances hasn’t been set yet). Our involvement currently centers around greeting, ushering, and possibly supplying some props. We plan on having, weather permitting, a table outside with our banner, business cards, pamphlets and maybe some trinkets. We spent a very informative hour and a half with Brian and Regina and highly recommend visiting the organizations website for upcoming productions and other information . Just in case you plan on attending this or any events the theater has a BYOB policy, yes your cooler and adult beverages are allowed. We plan on at least a couple of more meetings before June.

Spero Gala – Ken N spoke on the fundraiser for Spero Pregnancy Center held at Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center. Over 500 people attended and just the “Dash for Cash” using butterfly nets garnered over $3800 in just a few minutes.

Bowling - Pauline N. provided an update on the bowling event to benefit Spero Pregnancy Center. We are having a basket organizing meeting on Friday April 19th at the home of Donna and Jim Howard starting a 5pm bring a dish to pass, hot dogs and other assorted goodies will be available. If you haven’t already don’t forget any items, you are donating and thanks to everyone that brought things to the membership meeting. Hope you are able to attend.

New Items: Road Clean Up – Steve P delivered information on our first road cleanup of the year which takes place on Sunday April 21st. As always if it rains that day or a storm the night before cleanup is cancelled. For those of you who will attend be at the Park and Ride at I-94 exit 257 prior to 9:45.

Rotary International Day Parade – The parade theme this year is “All Hands-on Deck” which aligns with the 100th anniversary on the Bayview Port Huron to Mackinaw sailboat race. The date is Wednesday July 17th in downtown Port Huron. Additional details and other information will be at the May, June and July meetings.

Club Banner – Jim H is looking into having a replacement banner made, forgot to bring it to the meeting for discussion.

Bob Howard – Ken L provided an update on Bob’s progress on dealing with his cancer. Test results are trending in the right direction. Bob thanks everyone for the card, emotional moment, and their concerns.

Covered the dates to remember.

The 50/50 raffle was $66.

Meeting closed by birthday phlockers leading our Team Drink: