Meeting Minutes 

Blue Water Parrot Head Club
Meeting Minutes 6/11/24
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).

23 members present.

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

Updates: Tom L. delivered treasurers report, finances are trending in a positive direction, Blood drive dates and locations were included.

The wire and cord collection is being shelved until fall.

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 is called “Tropical Christmas Cause”. Let the challenge continue.

Quarterly charity for May, and June is the Sanilac County Humane Society. We will be collecting pet supplies and cleaning supplies. Check their website for additional information.

Tires and Treads: Pirates in the Park, planning continues. Deb is working on the treasure hunt. Fran, Deb O, Donna H and Jim H met at the county park and worked on the logistics of the event, including the treasure map, location for the pirate ship and plank walking, mac and cheese cookoff setup, possible face painting, and ballon arch. Restrooms are a short distance from the building we are using. Dawn Clements (Naomi’s mom and photographer) will have a photo booth and provide pictures and an album of the event for Carson.

Escape to Margaritaville – Enter Stage Right (ESR) production of Escape to Margaritaville began last weekend. Those that attended have enjoyed the performances, check their website and purchase tickets you won’t regret it: . They are collecting personal hygiene items for Tires and Treads either at the door or via a Amason wish list via a QR code available at the door. We handed out our brochure and business cards to attendees leaving the theatre.

Road Clean up – The second one is scheduled for Sunday July 14th. As usual meet at the Park and Ride exit 257 I-94 at 9:45, donuts and water will be available. Don’t forget the scavenger hunt ($40 prize).

SONS – Deb W provided an update on the benefit fundraiser the organization just held. Check their website: for upcoming events the particular one Deb spoke about is called “Dream Camp” similar to vacation bible school if you are familiar with that. The chairs that were auctioned at the event are available by calling: 810-334-6710, they are priced at $109 and are completely hand crafted of cedar.

Rotary International Day Parade – The parade will be held on Wednesday July 17th starting at 6:30 pm. The theme this year is “All Hands-on Deck”, celebrating 100 years of the Bayview Port Huron to Mackinaw sailboat race. Float decorating will take place on Saturday the 13th at the pole barn on North Road at 4pm (1600 for those that understand a 24 hour clock). Special thanks to Tom and Jan Jalosky for the excellent work on the new skirting for the float. There will be a gathering after the work is completed at the home of Donna and Jim Howard, bring your favorite beverage and a dish to pass.

Lexington Fourth of July Parade – The parade is Saturday July 6th at 1100. The float will be in place before 1030, exact staging area information hasn’t been made available yet.

Club Banner – Work in progress. Presented the first proof during the meeting and received several suggestions which have been forwarded to Cedar Hill Graphics.

Lexington July 4th parade – Jim H. has the application and will submit, as we are a charity there is no cost.

Memorial Day BBQ - The annual event hosted by Jim and Karen was well attended and of course a great time.

Fourth of July – Rick and Deb Way are once again hosting a party which starts at 6 pm. The address is: 3878 Estates Drive, Fort Gratiot (Simpson Lake area just west of Pine Grove). Bring a dish to pass, a chair and your beverages. They are providing hot dogs, should you desire something else feel free to bring it. Rick, Ken, Patti and Autumn will be playing and singing their hearts out until the fireworks begin.

PH Sports Hall of Fame – Kelly P. asked if once again we could place an ad in their program. Candi L. made a motion we expend $75 to include our business card which was seconded by Steve P. a voice vote taken and passed.

The 50/50 raffle was $48.

Meeting closed by birthday phlockers leading our Team Drink: