Meeting Minutes

Blue Water Parrot Head Club
Meeting Minutes 5/8/18
Lynwood Bar





President’s Remarks: Welcome to the Lynwood Bar. Team drink! Take care of your waitress! WELCOME new members Suzy and Tim Horan!


     33 members and guests present  Welcome guests!


50/50 Raffle Can’t win if you don’t play! $53.00 Won by Tom L. Coconuts won by Deb O., Ane W., Ken N., and Kelly P.



  1. Quarterly Charity~ Marysville SOS Food Pantry All things food!

  2. Pop tab battle with the Great Lakes Region Ask your friends to save! New year of pull tab challenge. Jim took in 495 pounds of tabs. Detroit finally broke 100 pounds. Good for them! Donna H. thanked Jim for delivering them. Woodrow Wilson Elementary is on board now!

  3. Ink Cartridges St. John’s Port Huron youth group. Aka Lynda’s kids

  4. Scrap metal and cords~ Keep the cords coming!    

  5. Spare Change Challenge ~ Kelly is captain of the Tropical Tykes

Donna Howard is the captain of Babies in Paradise. Thanks ladies!  All money counts, not just dimes. Detroit club is copying us and having a spare change challenge!

  1. Box Tops for Education~ Still collecting for Carsonville Port Sanilac Schools.

  2. Tires and Treads~ Ron and Judy reported that Woodrow Wilson and Cleveland are in desperate need of personal hygiene items for the children as well as clothing. Leggings, sweatpants, gently used shoes sizes 12 - 4 boys or girls. Clothing sizes 6 - 14. Hit those garage sales!


Treasurer’s Report~ We have money and the checkbook balances! Balance of $5876.67


Old Business:

Blood Drives~ PH Key Club May 21, 8-2pm, K of C St. Clair May 22, 12-6 pm


Thank-you from Denise Soyko for the $50 gift in her dad’s memory. She sent the money to PCUPS.


Scholarships~ Karen R. has volunteered to rewrite our scholarship directions with input from our board, to eliminate confusion for applicants. Both applicants have been chosen to receive $500 scholarships! Mr. Austin Morris is going into the medical field and Mr. Darrin Tenbush is attending Oakland University police academy.


Remind~ New text to 81010 Make the message @4dkgde Send


New Business~


Buddy’s Bench~ RESA is collecting plastic caps from any kind of bottle. Milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, salad dressing, water bottles, peanut butter lids, etc. Wash them, bag them, save them. They will be sent to Ohio to be made into inclusion benches. If any student is sitting on the bench, other students know to include the person sitting on the bench. The lids need to be hard plastic. Spread the word!


Blue Water Council for Independent Living~ Angie and Christine here to tell us about a I Can Ducky Derby. Saturday, May 19th at Baker’s Field Park at the end of Strawberry Lane. The ducks hit the water at one. The rest begins before at 9:00. They are a non profit that assists the 5 counties in the thumb with a myriad of services from youth work to working with the elderly. Your raffle ticket number matches the number on the rubber duck. This year profits go to their puppet project. They are Muppet size puppets that go into elementary schools. Lots of non profit vendors and other demonstrations. Motion passed for the club to purchase a flock of ducks for $50.00.


Additional news and updates~

PHOSC~ 2 events coming up this summer. May 25 charity music event. Pretty much sold out. July 21 is the Duc D’Orleans cruise $25.00 for the evening. Boarding starts at 6:30. Jim R. has two tickets he will raffle off at the June meeting. It was a sell out last year. Don’t wait to get your tickets!


Maragaritafest in Lexington~ August 24 and 25 7pm to 10pm 10 Beach Drive Friday night, and Air Margaritaville Saturday night. Kelly and Eric can reserve chairs.


Christmas Party 2018~ Friday, November 30 at the Lions Hall in St. Clair. Corner of King and St. Clair HWY. Next committee meeting is Thursday, May 17, 5:30 at the Lions Hall.

Tickets will be available in September.


Golf Outing~ Puttin’ for Paws just south of Lexington. 6010 Lakeshore Road. JULY 22 at 1:00. Going there to play golf and benefit the Sanilac County Humane Society, a no kill shelter. Invite your friends! They will close it down so it is all ours. They have a wish list which is posted on our website. Bring items to the event! Mark your calendars now! SCHS is having a Fun Festival Saturday, June 9 from 11-4. Bounce house, raffle, vendors, food, live music. For the 21 and over crowd… from 5:00-11:30 it will be Pourin’ 4 Paws featuring beer and wine.


Garage Sale~ Need someone to step-up to chair since Jim will be out of town celebrating his 30th anniversary. Date is Saturday, August 18. Contact Jim if you are interested.


Road Clean-Up~ Sunday July 15, Sunday, September 23. Meet at the Park and Ride on Fred Moore (I 94) across from the BP at 9:45 a.m.. Mark your calendars now! Scavenger Hunts will be happening. Last clean-up had 5 cleaners, 1 driver, and 13 bags.


April Pheeding Phrenzy~ 12 people showed up at the Atrium and had a very reserved team drink. Went to Dorsey House afterwards to hear Ten Beach Drive.


May Pheeding Phrenzy~ At the Racz’s house on May 26. CanAm Holiday party. Bring chairs, drinks, starting around 3-4:00. 4780 Maitland Road.


August Anniversary Party~ Jim and Donna Howard have graciously volunteered to hold the party. More info to come. August 18th. Be there to celebrate the club’s 15th anniversary!


International Day Parade~ Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30. The theme is Holidays.


Wine Trail~ May 20, Seaway Terminal from 1-5. The Belchers will be donating food.


Bark for Life~ 7th annual event at East China Park. June 2 from 10:30 - 1:00. Motion passed to donate $100.00


Postcards for Soldiers~ Amy Racz has a friend in the U.S. Army who is serving in Africa. She handed out postcards for us to write.


Sherry told us about a steak dinner fundraiser for a sportmans club just south of the county to help youth compete in a competition. Huron Point Sportsman Association. 28 Mile just south of Gratiot. Friday June 15. They will cook your steak just the way you want it. 50/50, raffle, to help support the youth programs.


Birthdays: Chris Haywood May 10, Lynda Caryl May 12, Joe DeHanau May 25, Casey Ross May 19, Candi Lozowski May 25, Suzy Case May 28.


Meeting closed by birthday phlockers Team drink!