Meeting Minutes 

Blue Water Parrot Head Club
Meeting Minutes 7/9/24
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). Tropical shirts, and mascara wands for donation.

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

26 members were present, 3 of them sinned (forgot their badges).

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

Updates: Tom L. delivered treasurer’s report. We had a couple of year-old checks that can no longer be cashed, one will be re-issued. Blood drive dates and locations were included.

The wire and cord collections are 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 this 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 – Suspended for July

“Putt in 4 Paws” – Jim and Karen R. have scheduled our golf outing for Sunday July 28th beginning at 3:30. Plan on dinner at the Village Pub.

Tires and Treads: Pirates in the Park, planning continues. Deb O. and Kelly P. are working on the treasure hunt map. Ken N. was unable to secure a band (key member out of town) so he will provide DJ services. Restrooms are a short distance from the building (number 3) 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. There is a sign-up sheet for those willing to help during the event, those volunteering should be there by 12:15. So far over $4000 has been donated. Leftover funds from little Leo’s funeral expenses are being used to purchase benches which will be placed at the elementary schools in the area to provide a quiet meditation spot.

Escape to Margaritaville – Enter Stage Right (ESR) production of Escape to Margaritaville ended with a very successful run even adding a second performance on the last Sunday. Those that attended enjoyed the performances. The personal hygiene items for Tires and Treads collected were presented to Fran M. Enter Stage Right – Currently presenting “Diary of Anne Frank”. Their next production is Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”. Several more worthy shows are scheduled during the remainder of the year.

Road Clean up – Scheduled for Sunday July 14th has been cancelled due to dangerous heat and humidity conditions. Look for our last cleanup in September.

Rotary International Day Parade – The parade will be held on Wednesday July 17th starting at 6:30 pm. The float should be in place after 5:30, your best pirate or club attire is appropriate. The parade 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. 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, serving burgers, brats, pork n beans, chips. Bonfire weather permitting.

Lexington Fourth of July Parade – Due in part to an email issue we didn’t receive confirmation and instruction until Friday afternoon, by then it was too late to get the float out of storage and ready for the parade. Kelly P. mentioned that we were missed and the organizers hope we can make it next year.

Club 21st Anniversary Party = Scheduled for Saturday September 7th at the home of Jim and Donna H. Our usual boat drink contest will be held, three entries needed. The Phlocking Phlocker award will be presented after voting conducted during the August meeting.

Club Banner – Cedar Hill Graphics completed the new banner which was displayed during the club meeting. Many positive comments were received, especially concerning the club logo (no longer pixelated) and the readability of the text.

Buffett Tribute Band – Gary R. spoke on a performance scheduled for January 18th, 2025, at the Macomb Center for the performing arts. The flyer is on our website.

Michigan Parkinson Foundation - “Team Rocking the Thumb” as presented by Shelly P. will have a booth by Beacon Home Care on Thursday July 18th (family night) during boat week. They are selling water, tee shirts to raise funds. Motion made by Connie H. and seconded by Sue H. to donate $250, unanimous voice vote approved by membership.

The organization is also holding a Walk-a-thon at the Jimmy John field in Utica on September 14th.

Hawaiian Shirt Deploy – Used/new shirts being collected by a Parrot Head group in St. Louis Mo., they will be sent to various deployed service members. Bring any donations to our club meetings.

The 50/50 raffle was $58.

Meeting closed by birthday phlockers leading our Team Drink: