Blue Water Parrot Head Club
Meeting Minutes 2/13/24
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 (Hangie Thing).
29 members present.
50/50 Raffle Can’t win if you don’t play!
Updates: Jim R. delivered treasurers report, finances are trending in a positive direction, Blood drive dates and locations were included.
Our new merchandise leader Ken N. remarked that updates to the website inventory are in progress.
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 begin.
Meat Raffle: Deb O. indicated that ticket sales are still going slowly, still have 160 unsold tickets. Please remember that this is our major fund raiser so please sell, sell. Also, any tickets you take are considered sold. The drawing is during the March meeting.
Tires and Treads: Delivered 100 pairs of pants, leggings, etc. to Crull Elementary school. There is a benefit “Iconic Vintage Pairings Pinup Contest” at Wrigley Hall on February 24th. With proceeds to Tires and Treads. They were contacted by “Bucket of Dreams” a non-profit in Clinton Township if they had a terminal child who was deserving of a once in a lifetime trip to Disney. Cici, who is battling a second brain tumor which is currently stable, and her mother will be making the trip.
Bylaws – Updates are in progress, several sections that no longer apply or are not needed are being removed. Business Cards – Revised club business cards are available and were distributed to those members present.
New Items: VAD Jim R spoke on the Volunteers Assisting Disabled (VAD) and their benefit ($100 a person) and their Vegas night at Camp Cavell, Jim, Karen and Deb O. have helped in the past.
Wands for Wildlife – Jane will be collecting clean mascara wands for use in cleaning various contaminated wildlife.
St. Patrick’s Day parade and pub crawl Jim H. contacted via their website which looks like it hasn’t been update for over a year about the parade possibility with no response yet. He will contact Lynch’s Irish Pub to see if they have any information. There is a pub crawl scheduled for Saturday March 16th in downtown Port Huron from 1- 7.
Spero Center Will host their annual gala on Thursday March 14th from 5:30 to 8:30 at Solitude Links Golf Course and Banquet Center (formerly Four Lakes), see the flyer on our website.
Bowling Pauline N. is once again working on a bowling benefit for Spero (determined by vote of members present (Donna made the motion and Tom F seconded). The benefit may take place on either May 11th or 18th .
Escape to Margaritaville “Enter Stage Right” a non-profit out of the Citadel Stage. They will be performing “Escape to Margaritaville” in June and would like us to partner with them in a capacity to be determined. Jim, Donna, and Sue H. have volunteered to work with them and will contact Brian Spain.
January pheeding phrenzy at War Water in St. Clair was a hit, great night.
February feeding frenzy will be at Gracie’s in Wadhams on Saturday the 24th Ten Beach will be playing at the Active Longue from 8-11 that evening so quick road trip down Lapeer Avenue will be in order.
Covered the dates to remember.
The 50/50 raffle was $60.
Meeting closed by birthday phlockers leading our Team Drink